Autodesk Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Operation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, smart people, work flexibility, 6 weeks sabbatical every 4 years

    Cons

    Big organization so lot of administration, processes. Take forever to get anything done - Slow to adapt new ideas -

    Advice to Management

    Need to have less top down approach. Need an improvement in a quality of leadership skills of middle management.


  2. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is a great environment for highly motivated individuals. Autodesk provides excellent growth opportunities. Careers at Autodesk are very rewarding.

    Cons

    In some cases the opportunities and the compensation drive you to go the extra mile. While not a con, it can detract from work/life balance.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great mission and environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best things I found in the company didn't really occur to me before I got in. The mission of the company, to build quality software, tools and even frameworks for today's industry is something rewarding to be part of. They really take care of their employees in terms of benefits, I have nothing to complain about and the environment is just great. I had the chance to experience many ways of working with sit/stand desks, treadmill desks, couches all over the place and many resources to make your work environment comfortable. Socially is also a good environment and management and H.R. often promote activities that help you integrate and get to know very well your colleagues. Most people are highly creative and friendly.

    Cons

    Due to the size and complexity of the organization, getting anything done paperwork-wise often involves external companies that due to the scale that they operate, hardly makes it an easy process to you. Fortunately it's only hassle every few months.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job!

    Autodesk Response

    Jun 30, 2015 – Intern- Social Talent

    Thank you for your review! As you mentioned, part of being a larger company does pose certain challenges but we appreciate your feedback and honesty as to your experience at Autodesk.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    Corporate Confusion

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, nice benefits. California offices are really nice. Internally they're trying to "Googlefy" themselves and it's showing, but to be honest it seems kind of pointless.

    Cons

    Seems to be a lack of engagement with management. Career path not really obvious. The company's way of innovation is by acquiring more startups. I don't think that's good for the long-term. The stocks and fiscal reports reflect that.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Sr Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice salary and benefit. Smart people with humor. Many company events which brought ppl together and got familiar with each other. Strong products.

    Cons

    Frequent Org change. Tons of meetings. Direction not very clear. Too many contractors but they played key role to make decision. It might not be good for long term.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce Org changes. Focus on service delivery.


  7. Helpful (6)

    Nondisclosure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Autodesk is an innovative company making products that inspire people. It is common to see where you can make a real difference in peoples life.

    Cons

    Career paths are limited. Bonuses and Stock grants are not really tied to personal performance and are more of a reflection of how well you play politics.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so worried about handing out titles. We keep losing great people to other companies because it is the only way they can progress in their careers.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Decent company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at Autodesk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mature tech company so they are not crazy with the hours and have good processes in place for doing things and getting things done. Management is doing a good job of moving into the company to virtual space and staying very competitive.

    Cons

    Pace is getting faster and faster as Autodesk feels the need to innovate and keep current with virtual technology. They are trying to do so by outsourcing like crazy and keeping full time staff to a minimum, so work is getting faster and harder.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to balance outsource staff with full time staff and retain more full time, since things are not getting done by offshore members.


  9. Helpful (6)

    Autodesk is great, keep improving.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with people smarter than you, compensation, great software.

    Cons

    Constant re-orgs, layoffs, work life balance, politics.

    Advice to Management

    When you do a re-org, allow enough time for those changes to take effect before you do the next one.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Interesting if you like making

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autodesk (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great people, opportunity to use a great workshop

    Cons

    It's operated completely in a different way in some group. In the group I was in, middle management decided that we have to be on-site Monday through Friday.

    Autodesk Response

    Jul 20, 2015 – Talent Brand and Social Media Manager

    Thanks for this feedback. I work closely with the leaders of the social media and PR team and can understand where you're coming from. PR works in "sprints" where we focus communication on a ... More


  11. Creative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Casual culture Creative environment Grounded senior management Employees can learn & use CNC and 3D printing equipment

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits Corporative Vague organizational structure and responsibility chain



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