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Updated August 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is always depends on the person (in 211 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 35 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (65)

    "Work/Life Balance + Opinions Matter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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

    Cons

    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!


  2. "Marketing Manager Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great program for the interns

    Cons

    Ambiguous process for return offers

  3. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, lots of energy

    Cons

    Highly matrixed organization, difficult to work in remote office


  4. "Great experience so far!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is helpful and friendly
    Company values employee growth
    Cool products and customers
    Fun offices

    Cons

    No cons so far :)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Progressive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    It is amazing the various products they develop and what software can do. Sabbaticals are a plus.

    Cons

    A lot of reorganization every year


  6. "Overall a great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New CEO is a longtime Autodesker, he seems like a straight shooter. A steady hand during a time of transition.

    Cons

    We can be siloed - disparate teams should make it a point to interact once in a while so we give everyone a global perspective, rather than just seeing what is on our own desk at any given moment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. People seem happy, we're doing great work, the stock price is up, our products are revolutionary.


  7. "Like herding cats at times..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great to see a project come to fruition

    Cons

    Jumbled hierarchy, teams are changed far too often, just the shiny ball syndrome

    Advice to Management

    Stop canceling projects when they are ready for release.

  8. "Denver Sales Hub"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work, young culture, work hard/play hard

    Cons

    New office was somewhat disorganized; felt separate from corporate office/larger organization


  9. Helpful (5)

    "I love everything BUT the PTO policy"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly competitive pay, great benefits, super progressive, really interesting work, amazing co workers , good management.

    Cons

    PTO Policy is one of the worst I've ever experienced. It's true that every 4 years we are allowed a 6 week sabbatical, but I would rather just have more PTO accrued each year. We are given 12 days of vacation time per year but expected to use 3 of them in July during a mandatory vacation week, leaving us with just 9 days per year off. That is not enough, especially compared to other tech companies in the industry. Many employees are forced to take unpaid days off if they need to take more than what we are allotted, and losing one or two days of pay is incredibly hard.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider re evaluating the time off policy.


  10. "I work well with other easy to get along with and drive on success"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Killeen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I want to grow and show off my potential and grow sales and lead to success I can lead my Team there and I'm not afraid to work with them not just tell them what to do

    Cons

    I love a challenge I have been though a lot in my manger Day but I would no trade it in for nothing I go into work mode and get the job done

    Advice to Management

    It's a Team effort


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