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  • "6 week paid sabbatical every 4 years is a great benefit and motivation to stay on long(in 384 reviews)
  • "The people at Autodesk were great and the work was extremely interesting.(in 372 reviews)
  • "Supportive and good work life balance.(in 315 reviews)
  • "I really believe this company has a great culture and they are still trying to improve.(in 253 reviews)
  • "Good Salary and Bonus every year(in 106 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great people, great benefits, great experience

    Jul 30, 2012 - Graphic Designer in Waltham, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Great trust with employees (I worked remotely) - unlimited sick days - telecommuting benefits (could work from home 2 days a week) - Great managers - Talented employees

    Cons

    - A layoff a year it seems - Many managers as a result

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Good company

    Feb 16, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very good work balance. Interesting and fancy products, and many talent peoples.

    Cons

    office political. slowly career promotion layoff people with old skill-set

    1 person found this review helpful
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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good place to work and nice growth

    Feb 7, 2018 - Senior Software Engineer in Pune
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Time flexibility - Work from home - Good opportunity to work on latest technology - Nice talented people - Ahead in CAD domain as per adoption of latest things like cloud. - If you are performer then you will get rewards - Cool Culture and Work life balance.

    Cons

    - Very Dynamic culture - Frequent project sunset - Every year layoff and restructuring

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Layoffs and more layoffs ...

    Mar 2, 2017 - Software Development Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Not much work assigned as people are too old in the organization to work. Work Life balance is top class. Disability leave pays 67% of base salary , so most people taking that for a year. Awesome idea to survive layoff and to look for a new job.

    Cons

    No salary hikes, work is crap, very less annual bonus, useless junk managers always sucking up to their managers. The company currently has more managers and QA than developers. In fact most dev managers in US have one or two managers in Asia reporting to them. The company is offshoring all the work to Shanghai and Singapore at a very fast rate as their cloud products have failed miserably. Few wrong people have taken over the board and killing the tech culture at Autodesk. The CEO Carl Bass was all set to be sacked but then he resigned from CEO position last month and there are no CEO for the company for the time being, as the two interim CEO who are SVPs are fighting it out.

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    22 people found this review helpful
  6. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Marketing Specialist

    Nov 29, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits. Nice "off-site" meetings, nice parties. They spend $$$ on these.

    Cons

    They layoff ~10% of their workforce each year (which is what happened to me after 10 years on the job). Reporting out, every week, on your progress. Some of the departments do this monthly. Few report out quarterly. You are reporting on your progress con.stant.ly. It's a time sucker. Speaking of suckers, middle managers suck up with no shame to their upper management. It's disgusting.

    7 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company

    Aug 21, 2018 - Senior Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People are very down to earth and friendly.

    Cons

    Change every year. It layoff each year from 2015-2018

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee

    AutoCAD org

    Apr 20, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Many individual high performers Majority of them 20+ years at the company Rich line & legacy of features Reasonably innovative Great set of co-workers in general

    Cons

    AutoCAD management is a sore spot. Top heavy, plagued by politics, lack of vision, lack of transparency Episodic & random layoff decisions every few years....poor choice of who is let go. Just announced 10% massive layoff in 2016, took everyone by surprise As a consequence, affects employee morale Bias towards tenured employees In other words, management really sucks

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    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Political. Great innovation.

    Apr 24, 2017 - Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good benefit. Great, talented people(past) and technology. Somewhat Diversity. Flexible work hours (depends on department). Great location in Bay Area.

    Cons

    Highly political and silos. Too many Layoffs and reorganization. Layoff by political reason. Too many middle and senior managers who doesn't do much work but work around politics. Unprofessional recruiters.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  10. 2.0