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Autodesk Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
564 Reviews
3.9
564 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 85 reviews)

  • Also a fair amount of telecommuting / work from home options depending on the group you're in (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • I would say that work/life balance suffers a bit at Autodesk (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great internship experience

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

    I worked at Autodesk as an intern (less than an 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
  2.  

    One of the best companies I have ever worked for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autodesk as an intern (less than an 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
  3.  

    Lots of autonomy and a great environment for an intern.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
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  5.  

    Engaging and Informative Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  6.  

    Amazing Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  7.  

    Helpful people, hardcore programming

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

    I worked at Autodesk as an intern (less than an 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Plenty of opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Amazing group of people with dynamic management

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

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Great people that support each other and excellent management that invests in employees.

    Cons

    Top management interaction with employees could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Autodesk Response

    Aug 8, 2014Talent Brand and Social Media Manager

    Thanks for the positive review!

  10.  

    Very competitive

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

    I have been working at Autodesk

    Pros

    The culture is top notch. Great benefits. It feels good to be apart of a company that has so much influence on the world.

    Cons

    Not much. It is hard to get that big pay bump if you change jobs. But I'm sure a lot of places are like that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wasn't bad, but didn't feel challenged.

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting place to work. Lots of exciting things happening and there is innovation around. There are some really nice , collaborative people to work with and some that aren't as much.

    Cons

    Felt a bit unchallenged with my work and was some times not given clear direction on what exactly to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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