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Updated March 27, 2017
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Autodesk Interim Co-CEOs Amar Hanspal & Andrew Anagnost
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Pros
  • Work life balance is always depends on the person (in 195 reviews)

  • 21 days' annual leave, can work from home base on your request (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Used to have work-life balance but now there are so many people doing the job of MANY others (in 30 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 (11)

    "Work/Life Balance + Opinions Matter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Talent Acquisition"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome people, telecommuting

    Cons

    ADSK is still a well known kept secret


  3. "Great benefits and work-life balance."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; great work-life balance.
    You can work from home anytime you need to and every 4 years you have the sabbatical: 6 weeks of paid vacation.

    Cons

    To much politics and silos. In general adverse to innovation. Middle managers very adverse to take any risk. Teams can be very disorganized.


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  5. "CSM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Large software portfolio makes the learning curve tough.


  6. "Great Benefits and amazing work atmosphere"

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

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    They offer a great life balance and also a sabbatical every 4 years

    Cons

    It is very hard to move up in the company its very political.

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard workers and promote more people


  7. "Great Place for a Student to Start"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome mentorship, good internship program, opportunities to be hired back on

    Cons

    Depending on your role, it can be isolating. In my particular role, I was working on a project mostly by myself, in collaboration with other offsite developers. Because of them being offsite, I didn't get the chance to learn a lot from them as I would if I was working in person with them.


  8. "AutoDesk P.M."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management very supportive and offers good salary but lagging with average benefits and vertical advancement.

    Cons

    Benefits have stagnated over the last 4 years, not keeping up with tech companies.

    Advice to Management

    Have more opportunities to expand products and services through lunch & learn. Offer more varied health benefits.


  9. "Collaborative environment"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Supportive, collaborative team. Innovative, high impact products. Strong focus on skills training and development. Positive, happy team environment. Great office location in San Francisco.

    Cons

    Minimal focus on employee development. Very unclear process on how to seek promotions. Difficult to ramp up on industry and product background.

    Advice to Management

    Create a clear roadmap for development for employees, especially for new grads.. Pay more competitive salaries.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary is very competitive, telecommuting flexibility

    Cons

    Horrible vacation policy-never increase beyond 2 weeks. You do get a 6 week paid sabbatical every 4 years but it does not make up for only having 2 weeks all the other years. Last two years they have done a company shutdown the week of 4th of July and required everyone to take their vacation then. Really tough when you only get two weeks vacation and do not even get to choose one them yourself. Lousy work-life balance. Disparity in workload in same roles.

    Advice to Management

    Allow a choice of sabbatical or more vacation time to allow people to meet their particular needs.


  11. "Finance Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding Culture. Products with that have an impact on our world. Smart and thoughtful people. Great vision for the future.

    Cons

    Speed of decision making can be slow.



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