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Updated February 18, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Work/Life Balance + Opinions Matter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    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. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to increase knowledge.

    Cons

    Reorganizations seem to be frequent; difficult to adapt to ever-changing work environment.


  3. "Such a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Office Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting and fun. Managers are very easy to speak. Salary is fairly based on your performance. My coworkers were awesome.

    Cons

    Reconstructions changes can make your career feel uncertain at times. Your manager ana team could be spread out across the country.


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  5. "Great culture!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work: excellent work-life balance, great culture, supportive teammates and management, modern and ergonomic work space, tones of resources
    Company: innovative, awesome product, great vision

    Cons

    Work: Hire from outside rather than promote from within, random change in role organization and expectations, limited opportunities for advancement
    Company: so-so customer service and post sale support

    Advice to Management

    Slow down the constant re-organizations. Have more aligned goals instead of people working on their won agenda.
    Create opportunities for sales representative to evolve and advance within or outside of sales.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible teammates, management and organization"

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    • 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

    Wonderful culture, great benefits and comp, comfortable and engaging workspaces

    Cons

    Long, long, LOOOOOOONG hours on occasion. Not a con though - sometimes one simply needs to work longer hours to fulfill ones responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Find someone half as hilarious and brilliant as Carl to replace him at the big desk.


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    "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good benefits including stock purchase and ability to get RSU awards. competitive salaries. software is innovative and new subscription models will fuel growth. forward thinking and keeping up with latest trends in iOT, digitalization, etc

    Cons

    prefer to hire from outside than promote from within. consulting group is neglected and could be key part of driving adoption. resellers have way too much power - many of the resellers are small operations without the ability to keep up with trends. reseller model is out of date

    Advice to Management

    more direct sales - eliminate the resellers. improve ability for people to move internally


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Autodesk Is One Thing... Their Acquisition Is Another."

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    Former Employee - User Researcher in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - User Researcher in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Autodesk is awesome!!
    Lot of community service opportunities.
    Brilliant co-workers.
    A lot of resources.

    Cons

    The culture of a recent acquisition... mine was an "all bro" culture.
    I had no management... my manager also took credit for my work. Again, not Autodesk, but a recent acquisition of Autodesk.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just do a 100-day checkin... do a 300 day check in. And make sure any recent acquisition takes on Autodesk's culture, not keep their own sexist culture.


  9. "Innovative, forward-thinking company - poised for the future"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Killer products and a great vision for the future of making things

    Cons

    Blistering pace of work makes it tough to introduce new ideas and change


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Mostly Good/Some Bad"

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

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Great, hardworking people committed to changing industries
    Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Random layoffs and org changes


  11. "Great place to work. Very focused on work-life balance and job growth."

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    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Paralegal in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Paralegal in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive company with an employee focus and benefits collaboration and good communicators. Very flexible work environment and holds employees to a fair standard.

    Cons

    In my department, there were several reorganizations after many years of stable hierarchy. This lead to the non-lawyer staff being treated as not a priority and many have been stuck with no room for advancement. Also, some executive position changes have lead to a more competitive environment that has caused some long term employees to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Frequent changes to leadership send the message of instability to many employees. Then, when opportunities for advancement thin out and management isn't addressing the concern - people will lessen their loyalty and be more likely to leave out of frustration.



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