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Updated Jan 23, 2021

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  • "adsk has great work life balance(in 370 reviews)

  • "Autodesk has a very progressive culture and work environment(in 163 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work/life balance can be an issue depending on role(in 55 reviews)

  • "slow decision-making especially across dependent teams(in 50 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Intern

      Good Working Experience

      Jan 17, 2021 - Student in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice and friendly working environment Freedom to explore technologies in working

      Cons

      The salary for the intern is a little bit low

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Overall a great place to learn and work for software development.

      Jan 19, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people, learning and development opportunities within the company, nice working environment, health and family planning benefits, volunteering on company time, donor matching, and internal sporting events.

      Cons

      Bracket system for compensation and limited vacation for hourly employees

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Terrible Toxic Work Environment

      Apr 16, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary and benefits are ok. Some departments I heard had a good work environment.

      Cons

      Very toxic environment in some teams, especially in Finance. Several people left because of bad management and bad employee treatment. I have worked at multiple companies and this is the worst place. There are people who are there for 15-20 years, buddies with each other, with an attitude to know everything, supporting each other up even if not complement or qualified. People with terrible management skills manage people. You can’t complain to HR because they won’t do anything. I was constantly analyzed why I said this or that, and from day 1 I was told what areas I had to improve on. From day 1! It was very unwelcoming. Your confidence is killed from the very beginning. There was unclear and inconsistent management advice, lots of criticism, gossips, frequent drama and conflict.

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      9 people found this review helpful

      Autodesk Response

      HR Leadership

      Thank you for your review. We are always open to hearing feedback and if you want to share more about your particular concerns, please feel free to contact the Ethics Compliance Hotline: www.autodesk.ethicspoint.com or call 1-855-822-9535 so that we can discuss.

    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Autodesk research

      Aug 2, 2020 - Shop Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and fun work environment

      Cons

      Lack of vision and direction from senior leadership

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Constant Flux & Stress

      Apr 25, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      GREAT product and open work environment. There are no offices (other than meeting spaces), you could literally be sitting next to someone on the executive team on one side and an intern on the other. The setup allows for open conversation between groups. Autodesk provides lunch once a week and has beer on tap in the Boston office. The BUILD Space is truly an amazing facility that full-time employees have access to.

      Cons

      Autodesk is in constant flux with layoffs and reorgs... Every December and February everyone in the company stresses out about getting laid off. If you are looking for long-term stability, Autodesk may not be the right fit. There is no long-term planning or strategy (even 1 year out). Everything seems to be ad-hoc and very disjointed. Tons of silos that everyone talks about, but nobody acts upon. The executive team has secret meetings and do not involve key stakeholders. LOTS of meetings (even meetings to discuss next meetings topics - yes that's right). Not a very good life/work balance due to the constant flux, last-minute projects, and deadlines. Managers pick favorites and are by no means transparent -- despite what they tell you. If you are looking at upward growth and mobility, your manager can break your career with Autodesk. Management expects complete honesty and transparency from their team, but do not exemplify it themselves. Oversharing could cost you your job -- especially if you upset someone.

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      10 people found this review helpful

      Autodesk Response

      HR Leadership

      Thank you for your candid feedback. Though reorganizations and changes are inevitable in our industry, we recognize that some of these changes impact our employees. However, we encourage all employees to have regular, ongoing communications with their managers to help achieve their career aspirations. If a company decision impacts an employee, industry-leading help and services are provided to employees free of charge to help them transition. We hope this helps to provide some clarity around some of the changes. We appreciate your honesty and your feedback is helpful to us as we continue to make Autodesk an even better place to work.

    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Place

      Jun 2, 2020 - Customer Success Director in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment where you can prosper

      Cons

      Rushed Management but lots of opportunities

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Heart is in the Right Place

      Mar 9, 2020 - Senior Marketing Manager in San Rafael, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cool product offering, focused on R&D/advancing the industry, convivial work environment, very supportive

      Cons

      Salary, recognition, and promotion/growth process fall behind industry peers. Operational challenges make work harder than it needs to be and impacts customer experience.

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      2 people found this review helpful

      Autodesk Response

      HR Leadership

      Thank you for sharing your experience. This feedback is helpful for us in continuing to make Autodesk a great place to work.

    8. 5.0
      Former Intern, more than 1 year

      Good entry-level internship experience with great culture and work/life balance.

      Nov 24, 2019 - Software Developer Intern in Lake Oswego, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great work environment with managers who are there to support you and help you grow early in your career.

      Cons

      - Didn't get to interact with or learn from senior developers as much as interns were constrained to work with each other on an intern project.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Contractor

      good!

      Jan 23, 2020 - Intern - Hourly 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      amazing people, productive work, good work environment, diverse assignments

      Cons

      low wage for the interns, no benefits or housing provided

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A great place to build skills with a great work-life balance, but little opportunity for long-term growth

      Jan 17, 2019 - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great work-life balance - Flexible work hours - Competitive salary - Ability to work remotely - Great people - Autodesk has some of the nicest people I've ever met. - Meaningful work - You truly feel like the work you do matters. The company is involved in so many industries, and you know that your work can make a difference. - Global company - Autodesk has offices all over the world - Respectful work environment - People are polite and eager to come to the office. You can make friends for life.

      Cons

      - Silos between divisions and teams hinder meaningful change - Very large company, at times it's slow to adapt - Frequent re-orgs and restructures lead to instability and confusion - Your success in the org depends on a great manager - Lots of lateral growth, but very little vertical growth available. It is hard to get a promotion and grow your career due to the number of people at the top.

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      3 people found this review helpful
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