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Autodesk Intern Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is always depends on the person (in 215 reviews)

  • You can work from home anytime you need to and every 4 years you have the sabbatical: 6 weeks of paid vacation (in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours - no work life balance - no organisation from the management and no training on arrival (in 36 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. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing place to work for. It is quite flexible in terms of working hours and I have seen a great work life balance!

    Cons

    Needs to speed up in terms of projects and processes


  2. "Awesome internship experience at Autodesk"

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk as an intern

    Pros

    Good opportunities and Great Intern events

    Cons

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  3. "Amazing intern expereince"

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Cool events
    - nice tech talks
    - good projects to work on

    Cons

    - As all other interns mentioned the interaction with CEO was not there at all
    - Overall nice experience

    Advice to Management

    - Probably CEO can be more approachable


  4. "Great Company, Amazing People"

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    Former Intern - Robotics Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Robotics Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, Unique, creative folks up at Pier 9 (where I worked), free food once a week, cool space and trainings in the wood/metal shops

    Cons

    Autodesk might be going through a rough patch since they switched to the subscription based model.

    Advice to Management

    Please Please keep your great people! It was a pleasure working there!


  5. "Summer 2016 Internship"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work Life balance. The San Francisco office is sleek and has plenty of amenities. Company culture is laid back but driven, mostly centered around their core products.

    The product is amazing too and Autodesk is the best at what they do. They also are investing heavily in future technologies that will keep them relevant as the needs of their users change.

    Cons

    Older tech company which means some of the practices and technologies are a bit dated. Meetings are more a force of habit for the company than they are useful. Also, if you end up in the San Rafael office, expect to be around a much older crowd and a duller workspace.

    Doesn't pay so competitively either.

    Advice to Management

    Less meetings.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they have really interesting projects, a lot of research being done there too. depends on the team, but there are many which do fascinating stuff

    Cons

    some teams are bureaucratical and slow. true for any big company, and at times felt disconnected from overall mission of the company due to size.

    Advice to Management

    maybe more opps to engage with product leads of the team and more info on autodesks general direction; didn't really know what it was during my time there


  7. "QA Intern"

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    Former Intern - QA Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - QA Intern in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Small office, where everybody interacted. Easy to get feedback and a stress-free environment. Everybody was kind and they have good work processes put in place.

    Cons

    No real cons to speak of. I ended up transitioning to teaching other QA's, which was not optimal for me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! You all made it really easy to get along with. Can't wait to come back.

  8. "Research Intern"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in San Rafael, CA
    Former Intern - Research Intern in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture, intern events, pay, benefits, and level of responsibility

    Cons

    Commute and incumbency (hard to drive change)

    Advice to Management

    Be open to change


  9. Helpful (1)

    "good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Data Science Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Data Science Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team, good perks, nice location, good work life balance

    Cons

    Autodesk needs more brand recognition

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, great people"

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    Former Employee - Cloud Security Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Cloud Security Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great team of excellent specialists, its both challenging and fun working with that kind of people. A very comfortable work environment and nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any significant cons. Maybe the selection of snacks could have been better :)