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Autodesk Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
534 Reviews
3.9
534 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 79 reviews)

  • Relatively stable job with good benefits (in 47 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 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Fun and collaborative workplace

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    I am a summer intern at Autodesk. Interns get all the special treatment. The projects assigned are important and of business value to the company. The intern showcase presentation is a great opportunity to present to the board.
    Great chance to explore the city of SF

    Cons

    10 weeks is too short!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of autonomy and a great environment for an intern.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to work at Autodesk's new Pier 9 office, which was amazing. I really came here to use the world class shop. I loved being right next to the artists in residence, who create amazing and inspiring things. They also often have speakers come in to share inspiring work. My manager and co-workers were very nice and patient as I learned the skills need to do my job. There seems to be a very nice work-life balance, as a lot of freedom is giving to the employees as to when they want to work from home.

    Cons

    The work itself was a lot of integration, and there was not a lot of opportunities to write new/creative code.
    I did end up using the shop as much as I wanted to when I came here, due to being very wiped by the end of the day. I wish I had some time set aside where I could work on personal fabrication projects.
    It was also difficult to understand some of the code bases as there did not seem to be a whole lot of documentation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up code bases and Fridays off to work on personal projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great internship experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Amazing products like AutoCAD, Revit, Maya
    Great work culture - Good managers, great colleagues
    Flexibility - in time. location etc

    Cons

    Can not think of any cons. It was a great experience to work at Autodesk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    One of the best companies I have ever worked for.

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

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

    Pros

    Very diverse company.
    Employees are extremely friendly.
    Team working skill is the number one skill in this company.

    Cons

    I liked to have more events that bring employees together like Design Night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really liked working at Pier 9 because employees are happy and very collaborative. I think Autodesk managers should spread the Pier 9 atmosphere in other locations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Helpful people, hardcore programming

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer

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

    Pros

    I worked as a software development intern with them for a summer. My internship was the highest paying job I've had to date; granted I am currently a grad student so maybe that's not saying much. While there I was doing more advanced programming than I've ever done before, so that was a good learning experience. In addition, the full time employees around me were always more than willing to help when I needed it. They have great culture of helping each other out and working together.

    Cons

    People working on the same development teams are often working at different locations, across the GLOBE. This requires a lot conference call style meetings that can be difficult to schedule due to time zone issues or else long email chains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't spread the company too thin.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing Company!

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk as an intern for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Engaging and Informative Internship

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    Current Employee - Automation Testing Intern  in  San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Automation Testing Intern in San Rafael, CA

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

    Pros

    The interns are always given high value projects to work on. The management and their fellow team members are extremely helpful and will always guide a confused intern (which I was for the first two weeks). They are also flexible when it comes to hours and working location, and they provide various seminars to help interns network with employees and executives at the company.

    Cons

    They could help train the interns a little better before delving right in on the projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Plenty of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Great products, loyal customers and a good reputation as an employer. Flexible work environment (both location and hours), good benefits (including ESPP and sabbatical program). Career development opportunities available if you are willing to put in the effort and the hours.

    Cons

    Not very agile. Consensus-driven environment creates serious drag on progress. Poor job done by senior management to motivate employee base and create real momentum around business changes. A lack of investment in the back office has resulted in very dated and stretched organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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