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Autodesk Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
546 Reviews
3.9
546 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 83 reviews)

  • Good benefits and very flexible (many work from home) (in 48 reviews)


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

  • Senior management is not interested in growing teams or promoting from within (in 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best. Job. Ever.

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    Current Employee - Employee in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Employee in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, diversity, AMAZING place to work!

    Cons

    The lights are a bit bright to work under, but other than that I have zero complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great work environment and attention to employee needs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Autodesk really goes the extra mile to ensure employees needs are met in terms of work space, meeting rooms, technology provided, food options, and extras. As mentioned in other reviews there is a good work-life balance and there is constant communication/interaction with upper management.

    Cons

    The challenges may be trying to accomplish certain projects or entrepreneurial initiatives. Autodesk's size has made if difficult to get things done quickly, it suffers from the same problems that other large tech companies go through in trying to evolve and keep pace with smaller start ups while maintaining market share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, but needs to get out of its own way and let the people who care about it get their work done.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, good work life balance, good networking opportunities. The benefits can't be beat.

    Cons

    Hard to move up and promotions are few except at Director level and above. You need to job jump to get anywhere in this company. Hard work will not reward you like job jumping will. This may just be how a company behaves once it becomes this large. I worked for them in the late 90's and early 2000's and it's changed quite a bit. Not as much of a team feeling anymore. Still love the company, but you need to know how the game is played. Hope this helps someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above. Less politics and managing up would help benefit the majority of the employees below you. Let's face it, the employees make the products, not you. :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Outstanding company and great work culture

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting products; global leader in it's industry; pays well; employees treated with high degree of respect

    Cons

    Can be overly collaborative at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the current culture going. Most employees love working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autodesk as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Colloborative Environment and Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Personal Growth may become slow if you just adapt to Java. Better company for Phd people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I enjoyed my time there. Everyone at this company was extremely nice, very capable and always willing to help.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Strategy Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Strategy Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autodesk as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The People and Facilities are top notch.

    Cons

    It is a very large company and decisions take a long time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autodesk as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly & relaxed environment. Everyone excited to make a change in design industry. Great location (San Francisco). Innovation culture.

    Cons

    When I was there, the work seemed to be a bit siloed. Different teams working on a single product are located separately and function separately.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Could be a nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    good pay; casual atmosphere; flexibility of work (i.e. office vs. home) for some jobs

    Cons

    Mature, sedate, all growth and innovation comes from acquisitions;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good employee company, lots of politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and very flexible (many work from home). Compensation is competitive. Steady place to work for an extended time - many employees have been there 5- 10 years.

    Cons

    More big company politics than you would expect for a company of this size. Highly relationship based structure and indirect communication culture. Training and advancement is driven by the individual with less upper management assistance than I've had in the past.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very smart people, but an overwhelming amount of politics that often conflicts with doing right for the customer.

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relatively fluid environment, routinely work at home or at 1 of 2 offices. Opportunity to exchange with very bright co-workers.

    Cons

    Poor level of motivation due to an atmosphere of profound politics. The customer was often an afterthought to the goal for the quarter. Far, far too many layers of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce 1 - 2 layers of management, and work from the customer in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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