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Updated November 14, 2017
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  • There is actual work/life balance at a tech company - but you don (in 219 reviews)

  • You can work from home anytime you need to and every 4 years you have the sabbatical: 6 weeks of paid vacation (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Software developer(machine learning) intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Encouraging mentors and guided me through whole project. Very nice people. I really enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    Some days they provide free food usually Tuesdays, other days no free food.

    Advice to Management

    There are so many directions in which your tool can improve, machine learning is one of them. Hire people from this domain.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    *Great people
    *Flexibility to work remotely

    Cons

    *Hard to get promoted
    * Company reorgs often

  3. "Great opportunity, Be ready for change"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture of this company when I started was very small and a culture of helping one another. The benefits like insurance, unlimited sick days, and free coffee. The product and industries covered were very exciting and grew me as an individual. Above average pay.

    Cons

    While there was a great buzz around moving downtown, doing so changed the trajectory of the company. We started to feel too big too fast without basic things in place like business process and standards. Because of this, people took advantage of the system.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more accountability and consequence. Give people realistic expectations of the role even if they are hard. Stop being so secretive about everything, we are in this together.


  4. "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company, Benefits, location, Corporate Culture, Creativity!

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say, great place to work!


  5. "Sr. Customer Success Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Success Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Success Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and health care benefits. Most CSM roles are home office based.

    Cons

    Too much travel (more than 25%), although it does vary per CSM. Vacation days are a little light, and the last two years have mandated one of your weeks of vacation during the week of July 4th.


  6. "Great colleagues but slow moving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    You'll be challenged everyday to do more with less

    Cons

    You'll find some of these to be battles of egos more than battle of wits.

    Advice to Management

    It's always been more than marketing.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "You’ll LOVE It"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are quite a few - so I’ll start with the most important - the leadership. I’ve only worked at one other technology company who’s leadership is fully aligned from the top down, from messaging to ensuring each one of its associates has the tools needed to succeed. There is full definition behind our corporate initiatives and leadership makes its a priority for you to completely understand ipthem. The second point is the team I’m apart of. You read in other companies reviews (I’m referring to the ones I’ve worked for of course) states, “everyone is so willing to help you” but I’ve experienced the opposite on quite a few occasions. Not here! People will absolutely drop what they’re doing, call you after hours and set aside as much time as you need to understand and then action to success. I’m very blessed to be a part of this organization! The pay is wonderful. There is actual work/life balance at a tech company - but you don’t mind putting forth the extra effort/work when you know it’s appreciated. We don’t need a pat on the back everyday, but Autodesk understands the importance of showing they value each associate. Phenomenal place to work.

    Cons

    We are going through changes but this isn’t a “con” to me. We are evolving to ensure the success of our customers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work of moving us in the best direction to stay the world class leader we already are.

  8. "Bad management"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool parties sometimes. The benefits are nice but you most likely will start as a contingent.

    Cons

    There is lack of leadership in some departments.


  9. "Solid larger company"

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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

    Autodesk truly powers the world of Architecture, product design, engineering and construction with industry standard software. The company is truly dedicated to education, diversity, sustainability and making the world a better place. Hours can be flexible and the organization is family-friendly. As a larger, global company there are many areas to work in. They also have some great innovative components such as Pier 9 and the Gallery at One Market in SF. Recently (2017) they successfully changed leadership and CEO Anagnost is energetic and charismatic in a complementary way to former CEO Bass. Employee peer recognition system helps to support colleagues to ensure they get recognition for their work. Autodesk is committed to its principles.

    Cons

    Decent benefits, though pay seems to at best match industry counterparts, not lead them. As a larger company, there tends to be a lot of overhead. Work silos have been a challenge, but there are solid efforts to share more across teams, but the down side is that there are fairly frequent re-orgs which can tend to increase the sense of insecurity.

    Advice to Management

    There seems to be comparatively large amount of time spent planning and reporting, which decreases the time to work toward reaching goals. Salary pay could be a bit more competitive.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with fast growth and change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Architect in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Process Architect in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers, good overall environment, broad suite of interesting/challenging products.

    Cons

    Company still working to eliminate the "product silos" mentality.


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