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Autodesk Overview

San Rafael, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (ADSK )
Computer Hardware & Software
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is to help people imagine, design, and create a better world.

Our mission is to deliver products and services that enable the Future of Making Things.

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Autodesk – Why Work For Us?

Innovative. Rewarding. Respectful. These are words we hear every day from employees about life at Autodesk.

To empower our customers with technology that impacts the world, we start by empowering our employees to make a difference.

We encourage Autodesk employees to demonstrate their expertise, communicate honestly, and be a bit of a genius. Autodesk employees are free to share opinions and know that they will be respectfully listened to.

And in exchange? Well, that’s where things get interesting.

Our vision for people at Autodesk is to unleash talent and potential to drive business success. With challenging work, global teams, hands-on training, and robust leadership programs, we make it easy for you to determine where you want to go and how to get there.


Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything.

Over 100 million people use Autodesk software like AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, 3ds Max, Fusion 360, SketchBook, and more to unlock their creativity and solve important design, business and environmental challenges. Our software runs on both personal computers and mobile devices and taps the infinite computing power of the cloud to help teams around the world collaborate, design, simulate and fabricate their ideas in 3D.

We provide exceptional compensation/benefit packages and we’d love for you to join us. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, disability, veteran status or other protected category. To see our culture in action, check out #AutodeskLife.

Because each of us have different needs and lifestyles, Autodesk offers a variety of benefits. A rewarding career and fullfilling personal life depend in part on good health and peace of mind. Autodesk offers competitive compensation programs, high-quality health insurance plans, survivor and income protection, flexible spending accounts and a 401(k) plan with company match as part of our Total Rewards program.

In addition to a challenging and satisfying career, we need time to relax with friends and family, as well as flexibility and support for personal needs. In the US, we have a variety of paid time off programs, including ones to help you relax like vacation, sabbatical, and holidays (including the week of rest in December), and ones to help support you, like sick, parental and disability.

Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a difference, so we also offer other perks such as recognition and wellness reimbursement programs, paid volunteer time and donation matching, ESPP, adoption assistance, and other miscellaneous programs to help make life a little brighter.


Launched in 2014, the Autodesk Foundation is the first of its kind to support people and organizations using design to create a better world.


More than 200 million students, educators, and institutions were provided access to Autodesk software with no fee.


3,000 employees participated in a virtual race around the world that encouraged physical activity and team building.


27% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than FY2009, on track with our C-FACT reduction target.


27% of global electricity consumption from renewable sources. We have now committed to powering our business with 100% renewable energy.


17,500 hours and $929,000 donated by employees in volunteer time and money to nonprofits, which Autodesk boosted with $901,000 in matching funds.


19 LEED certifications, covering 32% of our total real-estate square footage.


200 million sustainable design education course hours completed since 2013.


$6.8 Million worth of software donated through our Technology Impact Program to support nonprofit organizations using design to solve epic challenges.

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    "Exactly what I was looking for in an IT company/role."

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    Wonderful benefits across the board with a great culture. Rewarding work being around so many bright, motivated people doing a lot of cutting edge stuff.


    On-boarding can be very, very overwhelming and takes several months. It is well documented but often lacks the human interaction with many teams all being in different locations, not in person.

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    Overall, what a great place to work with an open, diverse work force that treats everyone like adults. Promotion and upward mobility is there but hard to sometimes understand.

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Autodesk.


    I applied on the career site, contacted by the recruiter for initial screening (although I got the rejection email). A few days later, I was scheduled to meet the hiring manager via Skype as I am relocating for this position. I was informed that the meeting went well and they wanted me to meet on site, however, I had to leave the country for my planned vacation for two weeks. They (hiring manager and recruiter) were very flexible and accommodating, they worked with me so that I could be on site after my vacation. Anyways, I flew to San Fran for the on-site interview with 4 different people and they were all very great to talk to. Flew back home and got an offer the very next day. Overall, this was one of the best interview experience I've ever had.

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Autodesk Awards & Accolades

  • PEOPLE's 50 Companies That Care, People, 2018
  • World's Best Multinational Workplaces 2016, Great Place to Work, 2016
  • 25 Best Global Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2016
  • Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2019
  • Bayerns Beste Arbeitgeber 2016 (Bavaria), Great Place to Work Institute, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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