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Updated August 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "good salary, work life balance etc" (in 261 reviews)

  • "Flexible work hours and work from home options as well" (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is a struggle unless you are good at setting clear boundaries or good at integrating your life with work" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Incredibly incompetent middle management" (in 49 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Great company, great people"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    amazing people, exciting projects, very transparent management, work life balance, 6 weeks sabbatical, annual tech summits, UX summits, various platforms (Lyyda, Pluralsight..) for learning new technologies.

    Cons

    none that I can think of. Autodesk really cares about its employees. I highly recommend Autodesk.

    Advice to Management

    I am happy to see that we are focusing on subscription platform and cloud solutions and I hope we stay focused and deliver the results very quickly.

    Autodesk Response

    Feb 15, 2018 – Talent Brand & Social Media Manager

    Thank you for your review! We always love learning about everyone’s experience so that we can create the best environment possible for our employees.


  2. "Marketing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Great place to grow, management is top notch

    Cons

    I can't think of any

  3. "Company review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse environment, nice people, good benefits

    Cons

    complex matrix, no possibility to grow!


  4. "Great company to work for"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Encourages taking risks and empowers individuals and enables managers to introduce new ways of doing things.

    Cons

    Can get a little lost with the constant changes and re-orgs


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Slim chance at promotions, but nice people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were smart and kind, I always felt motivated and happy to come to work.

    Cons

    During my time with Autodesk, I was moved from team to team because of continuous company wide reorganization. Though I was always working towards promotion, earning excellent reviews during each review cycle, each reorg seemed to set me back to square one with a new boss. I was told multiple times that you need to perform at the position you hope to be promoted to for *years* before you’re recognized with a title change and pay raise. You can switch positions internally but even if the role is a higher pay grade, you can only be paid at the same grade the role you transitioned from.

    My last year at Autodesk my most current boss told me I’d be promoted by the end of the year, instead I was laid off during, yet another, company reorganization.

    Autodesk is a velvet coffin. Get comfortable in your role because you’re not going anywhere within the company, you’ll like it there so you won’t really try to leave. Your skills will become stale if you’re not developing them outside of Autodesk because this is not a company you can grow with.

    You’re just a stepping stone for them as the transition through multiple reorganizations.

    Advice to Management

    Change can be great, but insure your employees aren’t moving backwards in role changes. Allow employee performance to be rewarded with a *promotion* after a year of executing at a higher level (instead of 3-5 years of performing at said level).

    Autodesk Response

    Aug 14, 2018 – HR Business Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Autodesk strives to encourage and promote movement of employees within the company. As we continue to grow, feedback like yours is helpful in... More


  6. "Decent Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depends on the culture and team, but you can have benefits such as working from home, happy hours, etc.

    Cons

    Politics. Lots and lots of politics, both inter and intra-team.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better eng. managers?


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great work-life balance
    * Lots of free food
    * Great culture
    * Beautiful office

    Cons

    * No explicit quantifier for performance mentioned

  8. "Best company I have worked for."

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, excellent benefits, great employees that take great ownership in the quality of their work, company seems to truly care about their employees, flexibility to work remote.

    Cons

    Dealing with downtown SF commuter traffic.


  9. "Technical Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Great ESPP, stock price on the rise. Great medical benefits, includes sabbatical for US employees. Opportunities for career growth. Great employees to work with.

    Cons

    inconsistent focus on industries, changes to 3 year plans to almost abandon of industries causing trust issues with long term investments from customer base.
    Hard changes to re-seller communities.


  10. "Great company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, education, salary, benefits, sabbatical

    Cons

    lots of lay-offs, work life balance could be better

    Advice to Management

    improve work life balance


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