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Autodesk Overview

San Rafael, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
Information Technology
$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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Highest Rated CEOs: 2016 (#42)

Company Updates

  • 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. We're growing and would love for you to join us. Check out our new Careers site to see what #AutodeskLife is all about:

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    COME SHAPE THE FUTURE WITH US We make the software and tools that help people imagine, design, and create a better world. Join us and help lead the future of design. If you are a student or new grad start here.

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    Facebook, Autodesk partner with a design organization geared toward underserved kids

    Facebook and Autodesk have partnered with nonprofit organization Inneract Project, which is geared toward bringing design to young people in underserved communities through free, hands-on classes and mentorship. With the support of Autodesk and Facebook, Inneract Project has been able to hire two full-time employees, an operations manager and a project leader coordinator.

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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.

Autodesk is consistently named a Great Place to Work®, globally. 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.

We are headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and have more than 9000 employees worldwide.

Because each of us have different needs and lifestyles, Autodesk offers a variety of benefits. A rewarding career and 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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    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (Less than a year)


    Great work/life balance and flexibility when needed
    Opportunity to voice concerns or ideas and management listens and helps to determine ways to bring the ideas to life
    People are genuinely nice and always willing to help or point in the right direction


    Many people don't know how cool or awesome Autodesk is so there's a gap when trying to explain

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting the Autodesk Brand and culture!

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Autodesk Interviews



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    Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Autodesk (Denver, CO) in August 2017.


    Horrible and unprofessional experience at the Denver office. The recruiter did not even bother to read my resume and opened the conversation by asking me what my salary was at my previous jobs. She minimized my education and experience and proceeded to tell me how much I was worth. The discussion seemed a bit premature in the hiring process. I was put off by the fact that she wasn't able to fully describe what the company does and the duties that I would perform on a day-to-day basis. When I asked about employee benefits, the recruiter could only tell me that her health insurance cost her $80 a paycheck. She didn't seem to know who the carrier was and what types of coverage is available. Other strange comments by the recruiter consisted of, "you could not have made THAT much money in your current job!" and "you live SO far south, how could you possibly come all the way downtown?"

    The hiring manager seemed overwhelmed, but presented as a professional. He too did not seem to have a detailed understanding of what exactly the company produced and danced around questions related to the job tasks. A few red flags from the hiring manager were raised when he said, "if you are exceeding your daily goals, we are going to have to have a conversation and if you aren't meeting your goals then that will be another conversation." This also felt very premature given where we were in the process and it seemed like he needed to exercise his authority (in an interview).

    Followed up with the recruiter and the hiring manager 3 different times (via email and phone) to check in regarding my status and did not EVER receive a response. Assumed that the recruiter does not have access to a template that says something nice like, "while we appreciate your time, we have decided to go with another candidate that is a better fit"

    Interview Questions

    • Asked "what is the cloud?" and "teach me how to do something in 3 minutes"   Answer Question
    • Required to do a role play where the long time customer is being forced to move from licensed software to a subscription model at a higher rate.   Answer Question
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Autodesk Awards & Accolades

  • Bayerns Beste Arbeitgeber 2017 (Bavaria), Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • Beste Arbeitgeber in der ITK 2017, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • Deutschlands Beste Arbeitgeber 2017, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • Best Places to Work in Canada 2017, Best places to work in Canada, 2017
  • World's Best Multinational Workplaces 2016, Great Place to Work, 2016
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