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Updated November 23, 2017
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  • There is actual work/life balance at a tech company - but you don (in 221 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. "Dynamic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Some very nice people. Stock appears to be doing well if fundamentals aren't one's thing

    Cons

    Chaotic environment. A sales organization, perhaps not a software company.
     Buy, don't develop. "Good enough", aggressive anti-customer culture. Agenda-based middle management, personal initiatives abound. Constant turnover. A cross between a cliquey sorority, an offshore call center and a car dealership.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Current employee"

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    Current Employee - Finance in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It used to be a great company with great finance leaders that care about people, open communication and great career opportunities for people who are capable

    Cons

    The finance department especially the business finance teams are full of politics and misalignment. There are so many Sr directors and directors. Many inspiring leaders left and a few moved up the ladder has zero empathy and no tolerance for any feedback. It’s sad to see people working hard but losing motivation slowly because of a few leaders don’t care about people.

    Advice to Management

    Put people first. A person who gets stuff done but has zero empathy should never become a people manager.

  3. "Storage"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and flexible

    Cons

    No On-site opportunities so far

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say at present, will do in future


  4. "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.


  5. "Program Manager"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility. Empowerment. Respectful. Allow creativity. Mature directness. Transparent

    Cons

    Lean working team. Global working routine


  6. "Autodesk review"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible - me and several co-workers are exclusive remote employees. Compensation is also quite high.

    Cons

    Work isn't particularly interesting. Autodesk likes to aquire companies, rather than doing something innovative themselves.


  7. "Great place to work untill it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recognition and awards at work
    Technical domain
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Layoffs
    Poor future vision for certain products
    Confused product road maps and direction

    Advice to Management

    Please have a proper product road map before hiring and forming teams. Changing mind in six months and restructuring teams is really painful and immature.

  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. "boring and worst company to be a part of."

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you can sleep nicely and no one will bother to ask you why you are sleeping.

    Cons

    You will be sleeping all time, that you will suddenly start feeling a lot older.

    Advice to Management

    too old to manage, must consider retirement options. Also please sell the org to someone and go to sleep.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity, Be ready for change"

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    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.


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