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Updated June 21, 2018
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  • "good salary, work life balance etc" (in 261 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Great company, great people"

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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 (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. "Great place to work"

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    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Pay
    Hard work = reward
    Good people
    Challenging

    Cons

    Slow growth
    Difficult to change culture

    Advice to Management

    Grow employees

  3. "Best company I have ever heard of!"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, people, and management. The benefits are good and it has a really fun culture.

    Cons

    There are no cons as of now except we should have healthier snacks! Not a big deal right now.


  4. "SWD Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Innovation, quick delivery, respect people

    Cons

    Nothing could be thought of


  5. "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks, good work life balance and culture that promotes positive learning and growth.

    Cons

    going trough subscription transition pains as well as CEO and management changes

    Advice to Management

    focus on core company product and not on ancillary ones which do not add value to the brand. Why do you need to build all the cloud capabilities from scratch?


  6. "Autodesk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative Work Environment & Great Culture

    Cons

    Can be too collaborative in terms of boundaries & private space


  7. "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to take decisions. Technology is cutting-edge. Awesome work-life balance.

    Cons

    Less compensation compared to the market

  8. Helpful (1)

    "I FREAKIN' LOVE AUTODESK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong Leadership
    Creative, Collaborative, and Caring Culture
    Focus on Developing Employees
    STRONG work/life balance

    Cons

    The new leadership team is new - haven't had time to eradicate the negatives from the "old Autodesk."

    Advice to Management

    - Pay attention to your middle management. There are some rockstar managers who treat their employees well and have their loyalty. Find out what their secret sauce is and then teach some of the "technical" managers how to use it. There are some managers who have only been promoted to their role because they had no other career options. Find out if they really have the people skills to be in management. Some of them do and some of them don't. Hire more rockstar managers.

    - Don't be so SF-centric. The company has tried to not be so entrenched in the Bay but it's telling that the bulk of the leadership team lives there. Lead by example. Promote people in other offices to Sr. Leadership positions so they can develop excellence and teams in those locations.

    - Spend more time in town halls and beer bashes instead of streamed all hands. You've got the opportunity to add your personalities to your positions. The ROI is high. Employees already respect and trust you. They just want to get to know you better. Not everything has to go back to business goals.

    - I've "grown up" at Autodesk and have loved seeing the evolution of the company. Keep growing and evolving. I'm a millennial and I'm proud to tell people who I work for and that I have no plans to jump ship any time soon. The leadership team is inspiring and the people here are amazing. Autodesk really is an ideal workplace - please recognize it as the unicorn it is and don't let us become another corporate clone!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Changing Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Bold moves from new CEO to invest in desperately needed infrastructure

    Cons

    more muscle needed to make hard decisions
    more muscle needed to think as our customers do moving from one Autodesk product to another.

    Advice to Management

    set expectations clearly: some folks will leave and much needed new blood will come in.
    Also, salaries aren't keeping up with metropolitan area standards.


  10. "Excellent Employee Experience"

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    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

    Advancement opportunities, Company Strategy, Leadership Team, Cool Products

    Cons

    Can be too many people involved in decision making or its unclear who decision maker is. But we are working to improve this.


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