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  • "good benefits and a 6 week sabbatical on top (if you hold on for 4 years)(in 406 reviews)
  • "The people at Autodesk were great and the work was extremely interesting.(in 390 reviews)
  • "Supportive and good work life balance.(in 314 reviews)
  • "I really believe this company has a great culture and they are still trying to improve.(in 240 reviews)
  • "Good Salary and Charity Foundation(in 107 reviews)
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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Good place to work - depending .....

    Oct 24, 2013 -  in San Rafael, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good Benefits, Passionate Staff, Great Products

    Cons

    Senior management is making progress but still work to do to ensure a consistent direction and collaboration across groups. High level and long term goals present a great vision - rolling them down and shorter term planning inconsistent. Work environment really depends which team/department you work in - some middle managers really micro manage, some not engaged enough. Still has reputation of being a difficult company in which to move up and grow - easier to come in at a higher levels of management from outside than promotion from within.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Team and Manager greatly determines your happiness at Autodesk

    Dec 29, 2021 - Channel Program Specialist in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Overall great benefits - C staff took great care of employees during COVID, offering monthly company holidays, vested stock plans, and guaranteed no layoffs. The majority of employees are friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    When I began working at Autodesk I was told that your happiness greatly depends on your manager. While my time at Autodesk was great to begin with, my team became increasingly toxic during the pandemic with a new director that asked for too much from the team, and increasing hostility, bullying, and manipulation from my manager. The team was expected to work long hours including early mornings and late nights, there was no recognition or career growth opportunities, and the pandemic further intensified discontinuity among the team. Overall the team seemed overworked as management has no room for human error and continually increases workload without adding resources.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Awesome & Growing Company

    Jan 19, 2021 - Infrastructure Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Although Autodesk is mature company but it still carries a vibe of growing company. With many recent investments, it is set up for higher growth. The company management cares about its employees and are vested in employee's professional growth. Overall, it is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Autodesk is growing quite a lot due to which many departments are trying to adapt to new platforms, employees and ways of working. A lot of focus is on redeployment of resources from US to overseas for cost cutting.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Plenty of opportunity

    Aug 3, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Great products, loyal customers and a good reputation as an employer. Flexible work environment (both location and hours), good benefits (including ESPP and sabbatical program). Career development opportunities available if you are willing to put in the effort and the hours.

    Cons

    Not very agile. Consensus-driven environment creates serious drag on progress. Poor job done by senior management to motivate employee base and create real momentum around business changes. A lack of investment in the back office has resulted in very dated and stretched organization.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Good and bad, just like any other company

    Jul 10, 2015 - Program Manager 
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    Pros

    The public perception is great because of the innovative things being done in places like Pier 9. It's cool seeing the Autodesk logo on video game splash screens. I am proud to tell people that I work for Autodesk. The benefits are incredible. Health, vision, dental, 401k, ESPP, stock gifting based on performance. Healthcare providers frequently tell me that they've never seen health insurance as good as ours. Vision insurance pays for an eye exam each year plus glasses or contacts for every member of my family. The PTO is generous and there is no limit on sick time. Every 4 years employees are provided with a 6 week paid sabbatical to be used at any time within the next 4 years. Employees are given the proper tools to do their jobs.

    Cons

    While telecommuting is available in certain situations, it is becoming more and more rare to hire someone not located near an office. It often seems as if good talent is being passed over in favor of having chairs being filled in offices. Opportunities for career growth are based on politics rather than performance. If you ask why then you aren't dedicated to your job. Some employees are able to jump from job to job and stay fresh, while others are overlooked and become stagnant. Middle management - my biggest gripe. Employee disbursements look like a bell curve. C Level is pretty standard for any corporation, Once you start going down the ladder into middle management it swells like a balloon. Leave middle management and go on down the chain and it tapers back off. Any given person may have to answer to a number of people, and most of them contradict each other. All hands meetings are mostly spent focusing on one subject that only appeals to a small segment of the audience. Any news delivered can't be 100% trusted because by the time the next one comes around the process will have changed 10 times. Middle management 'interprets' what they take out of those meetings and regurgitates it in a completely unrecognizable form. Always being told that the division is making money on a scale never seen before yet expenditures at levels below middle management are so tightly restricted that you can't effectively do what you need to. Benefits and perks that are advertised heavily on the 'look at why we're so great to work for!' employment site are either limited to specific office locations or left up to direct manager discretion. If you get stuck with a manager who is afraid to spend any budget on his or her direct reports then you can forget any extras. Work/Life balance is a mixed bag. It's easy to land on either side of this. Some people really manage that life part very well, while others can easily fall into the work part by saying yes one too many times. While employees aren't told that they live to work, the idea is implied. If you work hard you can't slack up because now your extra work is the norm and doing the standard amount is considered poor performance.

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    Thank you for taking the time to write a thoughtful review. We want to assure you these reviews are taken seriously and I will pass along your thoughts to the necessary channels. If you have any other feedback, please feel free to contact us.

  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Culture with good intentions, but....

    Sep 26, 2013 - Software Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Autodesk is truly an amazing place to work. As a company its different - it's not your typical heartless corporate entity out to make money. It cares about the employees, customers, environment, and the planet as a whole. This sentiment pervades through the company and its palpable. People are genuinely friendly and attrition rate is really low.

    Cons

    The work culture is almost too collaborative for Autodesk's own good. There are too many meetings and emails about the littlest thing. Middle management don't feel empowered to make decisions and leave it to VPs to make the call. Product decisions are top-down. Product managers are always looking for approval from executives to make tough calls. Too many levels of management and people are well entrenched make it difficult for people aspiring to grow.

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    It was a an amazing great experience with a lot and a wide variety of learning development.

    Oct 28, 2015 - Partner SERVICE Representatives in Singapore
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits, the pay is so fast even on the last payments, the beautifully designed buildings, the great multicultural team and the awesome experience with flexibility on working at home, week of rest during December and can work abroad if needed. The Management are ok if you give out reasons to work at home. They're the best in that area! They are kind in some way but not everyone. Autodesk is a wonderful company and they're good at project management(Managers in PSO).

    Cons

    Most Managers are playing favourites and some Managers don't have sense of being a Manager to all but only a Manager to his or her pets. Poor People Management with no Emotional Intelligence.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    OK Company if you do not have the desire to grow.

    Dec 21, 2019 - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Company is OK if you do not want to grow out of your position and always stay at one point.

    Cons

    Good people leave and People that are friends with the Management will stay and get promoted. Sad, but true. This was said a lot of times and thats why people leave.

    8 people found this review helpful