Autodesk Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Company was great, would highly recommend!

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    Former Contractor - IT Support Specialist in San Rafael, CA
    Former Contractor - IT Support Specialist in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at Autodesk as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience, everyone was supportive and encouraged me to learn what I didn't know. If I had input, despite being a new member, I was always heard and sometimes encouraged to provide new input that may not have been noticed before. It was a very collaborative environment. Great company to get your foot in the door.

    Cons

    Everyone is pretty much a contractor and therefore barrier of entry into the company become both a pro and a con. Easier for exposure, but difficult for full time career.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to invest more in their employees by deciding quicker who deserves full time and who should get cut loose.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company but avoid IT dept if you are a Bharatiya

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Autodesk is doing well on innovative front and has a great benefits package! Office facilities are good and general environment is friendly.

    Cons

    There is a significant hidden bias against Bharatiya people in IT. 33% of the full-timers in IT (a.k.a EIS) are from Bharat. Full-timers are treated very poorly for management opportunities, promotions, general rewards, bonus and stock grants. There is not even one Bharatiya in top IT management and only one in next layer out of fifteen people. Overall, IT department is under-performing in Autodesk as it is significantly led by non-technical leaders (some are openly referred to as B***t kings internally). This is leading to much fewer opportunities for growth which are also not being given on merit.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Work Culture

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    Current Employee - Data Center Engineer in Petaluma, CA
    Current Employee - Data Center Engineer in Petaluma, 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

    Its good to be a part a such a great company

    Cons

    Its been 2 months with the company. So no issue that I came across.

    Advice to Management

    One of the fine management team we have in Autodesk

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  5. I worked at Autodesk as a Senior Software Engineer from 1996 to 2010

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk

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

    Pros

    Highly successful, solid company, over 30 years in business. Salaries, bonuses and vacation time are fair and at market levels. 6 week paid sabbatical every 4 years is a great benefit and motivation to stay on long-term. Internal opportunities for career growth are good also. There is a solid development and IT infrastructure and a well disciplined development process in place. You will be working alongside talented and dedicated coworkers in a vibrant working environment. Autodesk products are world class and widely adopted worldwide. The location at One Market is great and if you live in Marin County there are offices there as well.

    Cons

    Periodic layoffs over the years were unnerving and adversely impacted morale. Release schedules can be stressful, but that comes with the territory, for the most part.

  6. Helpful (2)

    I look forward to Mondays.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The warmth of the people and my team. Such an approachable and casual vibe. All mixed in with the awesomeness of Autodesk's products, services, and name. You not only survive (whether it'd be a generous compensation or courteous benefits), but also thrive along.

    Cons

    Occasionally free food here and there, but not all the time. It'd be nice to at least have free snacks in stock.

    And although I understand hiring contract workers is prominent, it'd be nice to convert them ASAP! Especially those who love it here and want to keep on contributing.

    Virtual reality/online meetings are convenient, but strange at the same time. Most of my teammates are all over the place, so it's understandable. I guess it takes some time to get used to.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep on learning from your employees, as they are learning from you.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Senior Systems Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk

    Pros

    Modern and Friendly environment. Nice workplace

    Cons

    I can not find any Cons at this moment

  8. Great company, a lot of respect and empowerment.

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    Current Contractor - Junior Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Junior Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture as a whole. Really tries to make employees learn as much as possible.
    Team members are encouraging
    Pay is Ok

    Cons

    Although many talented individuals work for the company, hiring decisions is 50% contribution and 50% networking
    Somewhat hiearchichal
    clear distinctions between contractors and full time employee recgonitions

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to people who are working hard as contractors

  9. Helpful (2)

    Great work/life balance and lots of innovation!

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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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great people who are very collaborative
    -Office space in SF is amazing and the perk of being able to use the workshop at Pier 9 is a major plus!
    -The emphasis on maintaining a good work/life balance is really nice
    -The company is doing so many innovate things which makes Autodesk a really exciting place to work!

    Cons

    -Sometimes things move a bit slower than I would like
    -Would like better company-wide events

    Advice to Management

    Create greater opportunities for people invest time into projects that aren't directly related to their work, but would benefit Autodesk as a whole.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Constant Change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autodesk

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company work environment was very flexible. Loved most employees woeked in cubilcles and few offices

    Cons

    Change was so constent that it was hard to move forward.

    Advice to Management

    You have good people who work there, so try to keep them. Laying off people and then hiring new ones does not create continuity.

  11. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk

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

    Pros

    It is a great company with great medical benefits. Also, the six week sabbatical every four years is awesome. The location pretty awesome as well. Work-life balance is solid.

    Cons

    I think the processes within the company are not that great. People tend to do what they want without sticking to policies.

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