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Autodesk Canada Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is always depends on the person (in 205 reviews)

  • You can work from home anytime you need to and every 4 years you have the sabbatical: 6 weeks of paid vacation (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • Very hard to get promoted to Director and establish upward career path, hard to maintain decent work/life balance esp (in 33 reviews)

  • Much of the culture change being pushed with the business transformation is not being accepted at the middle management tier (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator - Project Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator - Project Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Productive and fun workplace, enjoyable work environment.
    Flexible and open to suggestions.
    Minimal micromanagement.
    Positions available to work remote (From home).
    Great salary and benefits.
    Amazing projects and great people.
    Excellent training and opportunities to move up in positions with greater responsibility.

    Cons

    Regular reorganizations every 3 to 6 months so you are constantly bounced from one project to another.
    No job security regardless of the years spent at the company.
    Too many management changes.


  2. "Data Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    fruits and lunches provided. fooseball is a plus.

    Cons

    still a large corporation - trying to make changes is a challenge.

  3. "Great company for an internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team was amazon and let me work on real, shipping products. They provided support and feedback, and were fun to hang out with personally as well as work with professionally. The office space is nice, along with good cafeteria amenities. Definitely learned a lot and would come back.

    Cons

    I kept hearing a lot of talk about job cuts and project closures. It didn't affect my team while I was there, however it seemed to be a recurring topic of conversation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the internship program!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Love working for this company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Indepedence, power to make decisions, great people, lot of talent, lot of opportunities to move around and move up

    Cons

    Big company, not moving as quick sometimes as the startups


  5. "Software Developper Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best work / life ratio. excellent work lifestyle. Many perks included in the weekly load (Bagels monday morning, massages, haircuts, lunches, etc..)

    Cons

    No opportunity for quick growth, but lots for constant growth


  6. "Great company to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Applications Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cloud Applications Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friendly staffs
    - Great resources
    - Flexibility in hours
    - Lots of hands on experience

    Cons

    - Teams use different technologies to achieve the same goal, not aligned


  7. "Great company!!"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Work with the latest technology available
    - Great people
    - A lot of cool events

    Cons

    - They do not hire a lot of interns

  8. "Great team!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing company culture, lots of perks

    Cons

    Work could get dull at times


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great and dynamic environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots to learn, hundred of cool products and services many industries and professional designers and makers. Flexible work environment and transparent management.

    Cons

    Paradoxically, too many products can often lead to adverse brand identity and focus. Tightening up the product line and strategy and continued focus on cloud and mobile offerings should help.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "As corporations go, this one is a keeper"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Development in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Too many to list, but here goes anyway.
    Tone at the top. Marching orders from CEO are "get out there and build a better world." Pretty hard to argue with that.
    The company funds original research into all sorts of things. This attracts people who are not just corporate drones and zombies, and is one of the best recruiting tools I've ever witnessed.
    The company is rapidly transitioning from a fast follower into a thought leader.
    Cool office space.
    Even cooler range of software.
    Outstanding, well intentioned, responsible people for the most part.

    Cons

    Some Wall Street hedge funds have noticed that Autodesk has a vision that extends past the end of the current fiscal quarter. It remains to be seen if they can learn to tolerate an altruistic business model that wants to do good things to benefit ALL stakeholders over an extended period of time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the transition to a thought leader of the software industry. The world needs this kind of vision.


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