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Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
522 Reviews
3.8
522 Reviews
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Autodesk President, CEO, and Director Carl Bass
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is great with remuneration offered being very competitive (in 70 reviews)

  • Relatively stable job with good benefits (in 44 reviews)


Cons
  • I would say that work/life balance suffers a bit at Autodesk (in 12 reviews)

  • Middle management can range from exceptional to inept (in 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk as a contractor

    Pros

    I love the culture around the company. They believe in their people. They want them to be the best professional-self. Many roles are extremely flexible. Working from home, in San Francisco, in San Rafael.

    Cons

    Most of the workers in positions like mine are contractors. No holiday pay. Contingent workers do not participant in company events/meetings like other FTE. Can be made too feel less inferior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire those contingents! They love the company, they want to be apart of the ADSK Family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk

    Pros

    Very good company to work for

    Cons

    Not much. Things are great

  3.  

    Great place to - Good growth opportunities

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    Former Employee - Various  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Various in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autodesk full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People return to autodesk after leaving for other companies, because it is a wonderful place to work. Respectful, successful, team oriented ad provides good career growth opportunity if you do your job well and have good people skills.

    Cons

    It is a strong relationship company - relationships and influence skills are important - and which can lead being political environment sometimes. In my experience, conflict is avoided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster healthy conflict.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Autodesk as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great innovative work culture.
    Employees are helpful.
    Great employee development resources.

    Cons

    Differentiating contingent workforce and interns with full time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce number of teleconference meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very Professional Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Work-Life Balance.
    People are flexible
    Encouragement to take decisions independently
    Nice rapport between employees
    Good Work Ethic
    Opportunities to work with global teams.

    Cons

    Certain Workflows are slow.
    Few Internal Systems are archaic.
    Fragmentation with respect to developer environments used by individual developers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Free Lunch could be provided to everyone.
    Collaborative , face -to-face mode of working could happen a bit more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Best Empolyer

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    Former Employee - Intern Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autodesk full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Casual working environment
    Good compensation
    Kind manager and employees

    Cons

    San Francisco is not warm in summer, if that counts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    fun, positive and collaborative atmosphere, great place to spend as a summer intern

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    Current Employee - Marketing Operations(ACG)  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Operations(ACG) in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I spent 10 weeks Jun-Aug 2014 interning at Autodesk int he San Francisco-Pier 9 office between the 1st 2nd year of my MBA program. I was the Marketing Operations Intern in the Autodesk Consumer Group. I really enjoyed working with the marketing team as they took the time to train me and bring me up to speed with the team, marketing campaigns and anything else that was relevant to my job. I was included in everything work-related and social by the team and the atmosphere was very much collaborative in the sense the my successes and failures were not disparate from the team's success and failures - everyone one was vested in my summer project and wanted the best possible outcome. Overall, the culture was just fantastic - people were also relaxed and very reasonable about everything - there was a focus on being productive and results-oriented as opposed to clocking hours. Great pay for the summer along with a reasonable relocation stipend as well - can't complain. Pier 9 was a fantastic location - the workshop provide many opportunities to stimulate my creative side, which was highly encouraged by the team even though it wasn't directly related to my summer projects.

    Cons

    I don't have major cons here. As an MBA intern, I saw many of my peers at other tech companies in the Bay Area receive either a generous housing/relocation allowance or the option to stay in corporate housing. Housing is so tricky for the summer in the Bay Area that it would be great to see Autodesk provide housing instead of a relocation stipend. The group I worked in was a little disorganized from a functional standpoint but it was directly a function of the group/teams being all less than 4 years old and growing rapidly - but everything is headed in the right direction so it's really not a con either. It was also be nice to have the pantries and kitchens be stocked with snacks instead of vending machines but that would be an awesome perk, really not a con either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. It is the most transparent company I have every worked for and I hope it never changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer intern in Autodesk San Francisco Office

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    Current Employee - Interaction Designer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    1. good office location. right near the Fairy Building and bay bridge. sea view
    2. nice talk about design.
    3. free food for two days per week.
    4. Nice colleagues.
    5. workload is not heavy.

    Cons

    1. not enough free food
    2. globalization problem. Autodesk has offices around the whole world. So sometimes, the meeting time was really wired because of the time difference. Also, asking colleague in some other continent for help is hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A creativity-fostering community can be found at Pier 9

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autodesk as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The overwhelming wealth of knowledge that can be tapped into at Pier 9 (literally anything you want to know, you can find someone who has some extensive knowledge on it). The zany work culture. Open CAD nights (informal after-hours software workshops led by the developers themselves). Sabbaticals. Access to wood shop, metal shop and 3D printshop (the ability to make virtually anything). People's collective general interest in what you're working on.

    Cons

    Never had to deal with leadership politics, but it doesn't seem as bad as people make it out to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Invaluable work experience

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    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer  in  Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Lake Oswego, OR

    I worked at Autodesk as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, awesome manager and coworkers, competitive pay and good benefits

    Cons

    No cons for working at Autodesk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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