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Updated May 6, 2021

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  • "adsk has great work life balance(in 370 reviews)

  • "Autodesk has a very progressive culture and work environment(in 163 reviews)

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  • "Work/life balance can be an issue depending on role(in 55 reviews)

  • "slow decision-making especially across dependent teams(in 50 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Best people to work with!

      Feb 18, 2021 - Senior Business Development Representative in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Great community, great compensation, lots of freedom to succeed.

      Cons

      The career path can be cloudy at times but it is getting better.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      I cannot speak highly enough of Autodesk

      May 6, 2021 - Business Development Representative in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great company, lots of upward mobility

      Cons

      Lots of products to learn

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Where the talented few carry deadweight

      Apr 8, 2021 - User Experience Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      The company has very nice offices and is financially stable.

      Cons

      Autodesk is filled with deadweight at all levels of the company, and they survive off the innovation of a talented few. Ridiculous amounts of time and resources is wasted on internal politics that only serve to keep people feeling like they're accomplishing something. The company has a good mission, but most of the employees are running on a figurative hamster wheel going nowhere. If you're a talented individual who has the desire and patience to play the corporate political game, you will thrive at Autodesk, because the company's deadweight will want to ride on your coattails. If you have little ability or talent, you can easily fake your way through an interview. There's no need to prove yourself afterwards, because they'll just hire more fakers to fill in the gaps. It's only a hop and skip away from the infinite monkey theorem. This is baked into the company culture, and it seems to be working for them. I personally hate it, and will never return.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      Apr 30, 2021 - BDR 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Every manager I've had has helped me tremendously on a professional and personal level which I appreciate the most. The company also really helped us during COVID which is something that I gained a lot of respect for.

      Cons

      Company is constantly adjusting and moving pieces around. Could also be a good thing since it means growth.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Spend less time telling employees how great ADSK is

      Apr 27, 2021 - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      - Many nice co-workers who have worked there forever - Easy to stand out as a high performer, given low-energy culture - Great place to work if you're involved in telling Autodesk's story to the world - Well-recognized brand on your resume for when you move on or are laid off - Before the pandemic when there was a twice-weekly lunch in the SF office, you would only have to wait in line for 20-30 minutes to get free food

      Cons

      - Highly political and bureaucratic environment - Image often seemed more important than substance - Promotions or significant raises highly unlikely - Equity compensation not at all competitive for Bay Area, even after the new program that extended RSU grants to all employees

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      May 6, 2021 - Workplace Coordinator in Plano, TX
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      Pros

      Autodesk is an easy and fun company to work for. My managers care about me and my development.

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Wonderful Company

      May 3, 2021 - Business Development Representative in Madison, WI
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      Pros

      Incredible pay and benefits. Great team culture. Dont listen to people that have negatives, if they do they probably sucked at their jobs.

      Cons

      Being a large company you will occasionally run into corporate things.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Large, mission driven company

      Apr 29, 2021 - Former Employee 
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      Pros

      Overall great company culture. They did a lot of awesome things to ensure that employees were connecting to the culture and living the mission and values. Throughout the pandemic, they've been very focused on employee well-being and it made me feel really valued as a whole human and not just a worker bee. Having a company mission that was rooted in making the world better gave me something to really be proud of. To be able to truly make an impact on the world and its future is something that's hard to find at other companies.

      Cons

      It's a big company with a lot of red tape. There are so many people that need eyes on everything that it really delays the process of deploying anything. One thing that I think about constantly with regards to my time at Autodesk is how much I feel like the system is not set up for people of color to succeed. The D&I team has put in tremendous effort towards inclusivity and belonging within the company and it does not go unnoticed. However, that's just one piece to feeling seen and heard within the company. The leaders who make decisions on promotions and merit increases are oftentimes not people of color and with them comes biases. Bias training is great and highly necessary, but if the people who have a seat at the table to make merit and promotion decisions don't put that training into action, who's going to hold them accountable? A lot of these decisions are made without a person of color having a seat at that table and it's very obvious when you look across the organization and don't see any diversity at the top. Instead, you see diversity at the individual contributor level. It makes me question whether or not people of color can see their career grow at Autodesk.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work , nice colleagues

      May 3, 2021 - Software Engineer 
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      Pros

      Very nice people and collaborative environment

      Cons

      Often layoffs, prefer young people

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fantastic experience and culture

      Apr 29, 2021 - Director in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Inclusive culture, Integrity, Leading with values, Bright company future

      Cons

      Doing lots at once, which is both a pro and a con

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