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Autodesk Reviews

Updated 21 June, 2018
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  • "good salary, work life balance etc" (in 259 reviews)

  • "Flexible work hours and work from home options as well" (in 60 reviews)

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  1. "great"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great pay and benefits
    good work life balance
    good culture

    Cons

    a bit bureaucratic in some areas of development


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice inteligente co-workers willing to help you when you ask questions.
    Like the company culture.
    Good work/family balance.

    Cons

    This company keep acquiring other companies and then drop their produces in a few years and in many cases with layoffs

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of potential, bad execution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, life/work balance, access to lots of resources (rich company)

    Cons

    Lots of bosses (not managers) trying to give direction, when they don't even know where they are going. No innovation, lots to do in terms of technical organization.


  4. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has a good engineering culture and it has a fair compensation.

    Cons

    This really depends on the team.


  5. "Great company, with some caveats"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great culture. Most people I worked with were smart, kind and loved what they did
    - Solid compensation and benefits
    - For the most part, interesting and challenging work
    - Constant effort to improve though yearly survey and employee comittees

    Cons

    - Massive layoff every 2 years. Sometimes valuable team members would be cut with no explanation
    - Sometimes, there is too much focus on consensus. Decisions can take a long time to be made

    Advice to Management

    Overall, keep being awesome and respectful. More transparency would help, especially around the promotion process and layoffs

    Autodesk Response

    21 Feb, 2018 – Talent Brand & Social Media Manager

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience working at Autodesk. We strive to create an open culture at Autodesk and value feedback so that we can become an... More


  6. "Customer Support"

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    Former Employee - Quebec in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Quebec in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    From the west Island, a little to far to get in

    Autodesk Response

    15 Feb, 2018 – Talent Brand & Social Media Manager

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience working at Autodesk. We strive to create an open culture at Autodesk and value feedback so that we can become an... More


  7. Helpful (7)

    "We are seen as numbers not people."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice office, good benefits and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    No technical direction.
    A lot of new changes and no one knows the direction.
    The new CEO laid off 1200 employees. He looks at employees as numbers not people.

    Advice to Management

    Get technical direction not managers that don't know how to communicate.

    Autodesk Response

    15 Feb, 2018 – Talent Brand & Social Media Manager

    Thank you for sharing your post. We have many programs in place for ensuring we have a supportive workplace for anyone and everyone to thrive. We are always open to hearing feedback and if you want... More

  8. Helpful (15)

    "It's a good place to work for... until you don't"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    wages and benefits
    money opens the potential to achieve great things

    Cons

    Assassin politics. Don't make the mistake to believe in the employee leadership program. Don't ever address conflict directly. Be courteous and choose who provided your 360 if possible. These are your marks to survive the next layoff round.
    At high level all they care is the stock and rounds of layoffs including super seniors show they don't need to understand their own IP to sell it. Autodesk roll its business over its own employees.

    Advice to Management

    Handing nice exit packages will only slow down the laid off people for a time. In time they all talk and most are bitter because they would have given their shirt for you. I wonder how much Forbes is paid to get your name on the list of the top employer. I am still angry today. You convinced me to work for you with passion yet laying me off was business as usual. You do not deserve your employees.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Autodesk OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Long standing tech company around since early 80's
    -relaxed work environment
    -good training resources
    -good benefits: matching rrsp programing, 200 stock options for new employees, Stock purchase program
    - queer friendly

    Cons

    - limited career advancement
    - lack of imagination
    - moves very slowly in markets

    Advice to Management

    in general immediate managers are fair to employees. Recent massive layoffs aren't winning any points.


  10. "Autodesk review"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hamilton, ON
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hamilton, ON
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible - me and several co-workers are exclusive remote employees. Compensation is also quite high.

    Cons

    Work isn't particularly interesting. Autodesk likes to aquire companies, rather than doing something innovative themselves.


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