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Updated January 16, 2018
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  • There is actual work/life balance at a tech company - but you don (in 227 reviews)

  • Culture, Benefits such as sabbaticals, work from home allowed depending on manager (in 53 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Support"

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    Former Employee - Quebec in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Quebec in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    From the west Island, a little to far to get in


  2. "Amazing place to work at!"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk as an intern

    Pros

    You will be working on very interesting projects.
    Lots of learning resources.
    Great company culture.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons..

  3. Helpful (7)

    "It's a good place to work for... until you don't"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    wages and benefits
    money opens the potential to achieve great things

    Cons

    Assassin politics. Don't make the mistake to believe in the employee leadership program. Don't ever address conflict directly. Be courteous and choose who provided your 360 if possible. These are your marks to survive the next layoff round.
    At high level all they care is the stock and rounds of layoffs including super seniors show they don't need to understand their own IP to sell it. Autodesk roll its business over its own employees.

    Advice to Management

    Handing nice exit packages will only slow down the laid off people for a time. In time they all talk and most are bitter because they would have given their shirt for you. I wonder how much Forbes is paid to get your name on the list of the top employer. I am still angry today. You convinced me to work for you with passion yet laying me off was business as usual. You do not deserve your employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Autodesk OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Long standing tech company around since early 80's
    -relaxed work environment
    -good training resources
    -good benefits: matching rrsp programing, 200 stock options for new employees, Stock purchase program
    - queer friendly

    Cons

    - limited career advancement
    - lack of imagination
    - moves very slowly in markets

    Advice to Management

    in general immediate managers are fair to employees. Recent massive layoffs aren't winning any points.


  5. "Autodesk review"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are very flexible - me and several co-workers are exclusive remote employees. Compensation is also quite high.

    Cons

    Work isn't particularly interesting. Autodesk likes to aquire companies, rather than doing something innovative themselves.


  6. "Nice Environment but not all groups are great"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. The Montreal Office is in the old port. So you can have a very pleasant lunch hour walk during the summer.
    2. A lot of cool events every month
    3. Nice environment. The dress code is casual and you can enjoy free popcorn in Fridays

    Cons

    1. Old Port restaurants are very expensive and there aren't a lot of good choices
    2. My supervisor expected me to work as a senior software developer and find tasks for myself! He didn't know the direction of the company so I switched between a lot of unfinished tasks!

    Advice to Management

    I don't think it's that hard to tell the middle-managers the direction they need to follow and how they should handle interns in terms of assigned tasks.


  7. "Happy camper"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects, competitive benefits and respectful company culture

    Cons

    Silos make it hard to collaborate across teams. Office politics may be higher than average. Lots of old timers who have a hard time with change.

  8. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Working time is flexible, people are nice

    Cons

    Open work space, a bit noisy , no benefits for intern


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Best place to work!"

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    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.


  10. "Data Analyst"

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    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.


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