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Autodesk San Rafael Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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  • There is actual work/life balance at a tech company - but you don (in 224 reviews)

  • You can work from home anytime you need to and every 4 years you have the sabbatical: 6 weeks of paid vacation (in 52 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoyable place to work! Great environment and people!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a very friendly environment. People are very close nit and team players. you can bring your dog to work.

    Cons

    A selected few who are not hardworking or invested in their jobs. Put the responsibilities off on someone else.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the people who are not as hard working as others. Some people are not doing the company any good. They are being paid to do nothing!


  2. "Autodesk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Global Customer Support in San Rafael, CA
    Current Contractor - Global Customer Support in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    dog friendly work environment
    strong female presence in middle management

    Cons

    not much room for professional growth / upward movement within the company

  3. "Great place to work"

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    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


  4. "Interesting times @ Adsk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Mobility Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Global Mobility Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vibrant company, influencing the world. Mix of age ranges within the company. Flexible work schedule and work-life balance promoted. Offices are nice but you need to be able to work in an open environment.

    Cons

    In some groups, it's hard to get promoted, or receive a significant raise. There's a new CEO, and a couple SVP's have left. So the company is going through some change.


  5. "Data engineer"

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    Current Employee - Data Engineer in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work for technology and explocation

    Cons

    not organized, silo duplicated efforts

    Advice to Management

    Be organized and avoid the duplication and silo efforts


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Hope something changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, flexible schedules though late or early calls if on global team. Some really cool products make it an inspiring company.

    Cons

    Absolutely suffocating politics that people try to pretend are not happening at high levels.

    ICs go thru training on conflict but director and above leaders do not trust and do not give trust. Territorial, unclear goals, unbalanced workflows. We are losing good people because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and collaboration start at the top. If VPs are the most political, how do you expect the rest of us to collaborate radically?


  7. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA

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

    Pros

    good work-life balance, you can do R&D in any field, company will listen. You can travel world wide.

    Cons

    No negative, everything is good here

  8. "Business Consultant Contract"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Rafael, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    office , location, package, people, events

    Cons

    workoholic culture too diverse competitive


  9. "MBA Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Rafael, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk as an intern

    Pros

    Great work culture. Focus on work-life balance and making progress within the role. Great opportunities to pivot and move into different roles and learn new skills. Some of the nicest most amazing people work there. Highly recommend the work culture and the people.

    Cons

    As with most large companies, the roles are more specialized. It's hard to have a wide scope for your role depending on the size and age of your team.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good overall"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Global Customer Support & Operations in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Global Customer Support & Operations in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International exposure, surrounded by bright people, gained good experience participating in transformation to cloud/subscription business, company has decent future prospects, company abandoned written formal review process a few years ago

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted to Director and establish upward career path, hard to maintain decent work/life balance esp. if you work on a global team


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