It is 10 years when I have got a call to join Autodesk. It was a time when I was 4 years at Intergraph and the opportunity to work for leading 3D desktop company was so attractive. So after few interviews, visiting Autodesk’s UK office, I canceled my current contract with Intergraph, got a new one with Autodesk, including stock option, car, great compensation… and was in 2 months leaving period. Something unexpected happened, despite the fact I haven’t said to anybody where I am going. I remember sitting outside in the Amsterdam office and my boss opened a ppt presentation in front of me asking me “Stanislav, what would you like to do” ? First slide : “here we have new organization structure and we still seek right people – look here – what about functional designer role” ? I have kindly refused this, so he continues to a next slide… technical, architecture and strategy group ? I started to pay attention… as I saw there in the top of the organization chart a name of the person I would like to work for. After few internal interviews, my new role and how I would fit here and there I have got new exciting offer and I have accepted it, had to rollback my cancelation with Intergraph, had to rollback my Autodesk , and for next 7 years I enjoyed to report to Intergraph CTO, could work on various geospatial-related prototypes, contribute to conferences and meet with key people. I still wear Autodesk key strap from the UK office visit, though.
So if you can, choose your boss then watch chain reaction over the time, this is the key…. enjoy 2018 !