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Updated Aug 25, 2021

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  • "sometimes bad work life balance(in 70 reviews)

  • "Centralized/US-centric decision making(in 59 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Autodesk has been very supportive, especially during the pandemic

      Jul 19, 2021 - License Compliance Manager in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, diversity and inclusion. Great benefits. Always driven and focused to try to be a better company to support employees and customers

      Cons

      Despite a large focus on decision making, decisions are still made on occasion without a clear message or reason behind why they were made

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Progressive, but still suffers from legacy organizational baggage.

      Aug 10, 2021 - Program Manager, Governance in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Espouses progressive employee-centered wellness as a core company culture standard -Average/decent pay -Flexible time off (keep in mind this is so they don’t have to pay out vacation days, make sure you push for time off!) -In the sea of tech companies with terrible company cultures and questionable ethics, Autodesk is at least on the other end of the spectrum. They want to be better as a company and they have a seemingly empathetic CEO which makes it one of the better options as far as big tech companies go, but it’s still capitalism.

      Cons

      -Organizational baggage from changing business models to SaaS. Legacy bureaucracy clouds decision-making and accountability. Change management, while a focus, is still met with resistance. -Politics in senior management becomes taxing -Depending on your org, the implementation of previously-mentioned employee wellness as a culture code can be… lacking. They talk the talk, but often do not walk it.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great WLB and Parent Brand

      Aug 25, 2021 - Customer Retention Strategy Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -WLB has been incredible at Autodesk -Stock is performing really well -Most teams are kind and collaborative

      Cons

      -Lots of ambiguity -Highly matrixed which makes it hard to figure out who needs to be involved/not involved on projects/programs -Decision-making is reserved for top-level leaders; managers and below don't really get to make any real decisions

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      HR Team #Autodesklife

      Thank you for sharing your feedback. We take pride in making sure that employees and their families are getting the flexibility they need to succeed. Happy to hear that it's working for you! Thank you for all you do to make #AutodeskLife great.

    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      There are as many pros as there are cons

      Jan 15, 2021 - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Pay & benefits/perks -Impactful mission -Smart, caring co-workers -Flexibility -Impressive offices

      Cons

      -Poor learning environment: you're usually expected to learn with the resources the company throws at you, which can be overwhelming. -Bureaucracy -Slow decision-making -Poor communication, leaving people in the dark -Lack of innovation, hence all the acquisitions -Constant restructurings & secret layoffs -Unwilling to change unless if it comes from the top-down -A lot of talking the culture talk, but not so much walking -No accountability -Strange promotion practices, middle management tends to stall -Reactive

      4 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Lots of change but lots of positive

      Jan 30, 2021 - Technical Support Manager in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great benefits and opportunities for growth

      Cons

      rapid changes for our employees and slow decision making

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Autodesk is a great company to work for

      Feb 1, 2021 - Customer Success Executive in Manchester, NH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      culture, product, leadership, talent, benefits

      Cons

      communication, decision making, technical debt, data capabilities

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great values

      Sep 12, 2020 - Legal 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Generally, really great and talented people

      Cons

      Slow decision making. A little too nice. They want to be courageous but struggle with this.

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      Autodesk Response

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      Thank you for sharing your experience!

    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Innovation not requisite given AutoCad market dominance

      Aug 18, 2019 - Senior Product Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Management is a discipline at Autodesk. Leadership training is rigorous and strong, but you should buy into the leadership model if you want to reach Director/above.

      Cons

      Slow to change and make clear decisions because they don’t have much incentive to given the market dominance of several marquee products. Agile with waterfall process mixed in. Politics rampant with senior management always waging territory wars and executives not relying on the right senior managers to influence decision making or achieve objectives. Top talent leaves, and middling talent rises.

      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great work culture, company in transition, lots of changes not all of them positive . Overall good.

      Mar 21, 2018 - Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are awesome. The corporate goals are aspirational, environmentally conscious, diverse workplace. The products are key in AEC, not so much in MFG. M&E is on life support. The math around subscription model will prove out by holding customers hostage via constant price increases and forcing the move to subscription. Customers that use this technology really cannot move because the projects last so long and cost of retrainiing and redoing designs is prohibitive .

      Cons

      Painful consensus decision making process means lowest common denominator usually wins. Accountability in product development is notably lacking, allowing start ups to out innovate. Autodesk only brings innovation to market via acquisition. This should never happen in a company with thousands of developers. Many people hanging on due to large stock run up last few years. Confusing and constantly changing product lineup: suites, mini suites, collections, and autocad one box designed to confuse customers and keep them from realizing that they are paying a lot more for the sale stuff they used for 10 years or more.

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      15 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      5 1/2 Really Great Years & Counting at Autodesk

      Mar 25, 2014 - Director in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Autodesk software is used to create truly amazing things from the products we use, the building we inhabit, the roads we drive on and the 3D entertainment we watch and play. I love getting to work on interesting projects with smart people, and I've had the opportunity to lead a large team and take on more responsibility each year. The great thing about Autodesk is that hard work and good results are rewarded with more resources to scale those results, not simply more work. This is a real contrast to larger tech companies who are constantly cost cutting. Another thing I really like is that no matter what function I interact with in the company from finance, legal, marketing, engineering, IT, HR etc., people tend to be really good and fun to work with on the whole. It's refreshing when marketing and legal can actually get along! There are also awesome benefits for U.S. employees like a 6-week paid sabbatical every 4 years. That sabbatical is a huge retention factor for me. The company also supports volunteering during work hours for up to 4 hours per month, which allows me to be involved volunteering in my children's classroom.

      Cons

      Consensus driven decision-making can be a challenge to adjust to for employees coming from other organizations that have more top-down decision making.

      1 person found this review helpful
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