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"Amazing Company!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Intern - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Autodesk as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

People are really helpful.
Down to earth.
Very friendly work environment
Intelligent people all around.
Work Life balance is superb.

Cons

Need to have some free space to walk around sometimes it feels congested.
Need to have a bit more team events.

Advice to Management

The work is amazing. I really love the domains Autodesk touches. From Industrial Designs to Tissues amazing spectrum.

Other Employee Reviews for Autodesk

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Autodesk has great products, a talented workforce, good benefits, and takes a progressive stance on work/life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer/Software Engineer in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer/Software Engineer in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance stands out from most other companies I've worked for (or interviewed with). Flexible hours and the ability to work from home makes life a lot more fulfilling. Autodesk is quite laid back for a tech company, yet they're on the vanguard of many leading-edge technologies. This proves that you don't have to run a high-strung organization (with accompanying burn-out/turnover) in order to succeed in the industries that Autodesk services.

    Cons

    Autodesk is working to become a more agile company. That said, its management structure is still rather conventional at its core. Agile methods have been introduced (and have seen some success) within the development organizations, but the PMO leaders are still having trouble getting out of the waterfall (when and what will you deliver?) mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Management (at all levels) needs to keep one thing in mind: your job should be to remove impediments and let your workforce thrive.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Poor leadership with limited opportunities; rewards and opportunities are not based on successful project completion"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, with excellent benefits. There are also some really nice and smart people peppered in with all of the politics, and poor leadership. And it's really exciting to observe and experience the results of what the software can achieve, to know that you had something to do with it!

    Cons

    Work/life balance appalling: manager directly said we all "needed to work longer and harder" to adjust for resources that were laid off due to budget constraints (team members were already working 10+ hour days for over a year). Office culture: Sink or swim, there is little to no help or direction. You need to be of the mind set to be willing to just try something and maybe fail, then accept the consequences. Human Resource Dept, Recruiting, and the senior Leadership teams are among the worse I've dealt with in 30+ years. Recruiting - they do not respond, nor do they provide feedback to individuals on whether they've been selected, or passed on - just rude. Management teams, they grows teams and then dismiss resources with apparently little thought of the impact it has on individuals and team members - which can be devastating. It would be far better to shrink/grow with contractors rather than impact FTE's consistently. And HR - non existent! I had a resource visiting from another country hit by a car on the way to work, broke his ribs and had internal bruising. He was delayed going home for over a month due to the injuries. HR did very little to help this young man - provided no direction or help. And when I mentioned to my manager that the young man was having difficulty using his hand, he said "he still has another good hand to use - so he's good". Not funny!

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to get involved and have a voice. They need to set some direction and hold management accountable for their poor and unexplainable behavior and treatment of individuals. There needs to be sensitivity training. People are not machines and should not be treated as such. People need to feel that they matter. And, for the managers who have a known reputation to be abusive, HR needs to speak up, leadership needs to take action - and they need to be removed. "One bad apple can spoil a whole bunch...."

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