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Autodesk Overview

San Rafael, CA (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1982
Company - Public (ADSK )
Computer Hardware & Software
£2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year
Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is to help people imagine, design, and create a better world.

Our mission is to deliver products and services that enable the Future of Making Things.

Company Updates

  • We're proud to me named one of JUST Capital's 100 Just Companies: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMFEL

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    Autodesk is a design software and services company serving architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, and other industries.

  • For the first time in Autodesk history, we recently held the first US summit for one of our longest-standing ERGs—the Autodesk Black Network (ABN). http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMPzl

    Finding Community From Within: Two Members of the Autodesk Black Network Share Their Stories | Autodesk News

    As a 37-year-old technology company, Autodesk is dedicated to fostering and evolving a more diverse and inclusive workplace culture for all of our employees. One of the ways that we do this is through Employee Resource Groups, or ERGs. They're voluntary, employee-led groups that join together based on common backgrounds or dimensions of human diversity such ...

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Autodesk – Why Work For Us?


Innovative. Rewarding. Respectful. These are words we hear every day from employees about life at Autodesk.

To empower our customers with technology that impacts the world, we start by empowering our employees to make a difference.

We encourage Autodesk employees to demonstrate their expertise, communicate honestly, and be a bit of a genius. Autodesk employees are free to share opinions and know that they will be respectfully listened to.

And in exchange? Well, that’s where things get interesting.

Our vision for people at Autodesk is to unleash talent and potential to drive business success. With challenging work, global teams, hands-on training, and robust leadership programs, we make it easy for you to determine where you want to go and how to get there.

#AutodeskLife

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything.

Over 100 million people use Autodesk software like AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, 3ds Max, Fusion 360, SketchBook, and more to unlock their creativity and solve important design, business and environmental challenges. Our software runs on both personal computers and mobile devices and taps the infinite computing power of the cloud to help teams around the world collaborate, design, simulate and fabricate their ideas in 3D.

Autodesk is consistently named a Great Place to Work®, globally. We provide exceptional compensation/benefit packages and we’d love for you to join us. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, disability, veteran status or other protected category. To see our culture in action, check out #AutodeskLife.

We are headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and have more than 9000 employees worldwide

Because each of us have different needs and lifestyles, Autodesk offers a variety of benefits. A rewarding career and personal life depend in part on good health and peace of mind. Autodesk offers competitive compensation programs, high-quality health plans, and more as part of our Total Rewards program.

In addition to a challenging and satisfying career, we need time to relax with friends and family, as well as flexibility and support for personal needs. Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a difference, so we also offer other perks such as recognition programs, paid volunteer time and donation matching, and other miscellaneous programs to help make life a little brighter.

AUTODESK FOUNDATION

Launched in 2014, the Autodesk Foundation is the first of its kind to support people and organizations using design to create a better world.

SUPPORTING FUTURE DESIGNERS

More than 200 million students, educators, and institutions were provided access to Autodesk software with no fee.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

3,000 employees participated in a virtual race around the world that encouraged physical activity and team building.

GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTIONS

27% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than FY2009, on track with our C-FACT reduction target.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

27% of global electricity consumption from renewable sources. We have now committed to powering our business with 100% renewable energy.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

17,500 hours and $929,000 donated by employees in volunteer time and money to nonprofits, which Autodesk boosted with $901,000 in matching funds.

LEED CERTIFICATIONS

19 LEED certifications, covering 32% of our total real-estate square footage.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN LEARNING

200 million sustainable design education course hours completed since 2013.

SOFTWARE FOR NONPROFITS

$6.8 Million worth of software donated through our Technology Impact Program to support nonprofit organizations using design to solve epic challenges.

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

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits across the board with a great culture. Rewarding work being around so many bright, motivated people doing a lot of cutting edge stuff.

    Cons

    On-boarding can be very, very overwhelming and takes several months. It is well documented but often lacks the human interaction with many teams all being in different locations, not in person.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, what a great place to work with an open, diverse work force that treats everyone like adults. Promotion and upward mobility is there but hard to sometimes understand.

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Autodesk Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Autodesk (Birmingham, England) in December 2014.

    Interview

    - Apply online using Delcam's form
    - Go to assessment centre. Do two tests: logic puzzles and a C++ test (paper-based). It's possible to get through even if you do very badly on one of the tests.
    - Those who pass the tests (about 1 in 5) then get a face to face interview in the afternoon

    I thought it was stupid to make everyone come all the way to Small Heath to sit 2 hours of tests and then be told to go home, they could be done online.

    Interview Questions

    • What have you enjoyed in your university course?
      Technical geometry question.   Answer Question
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Autodesk Awards & Accolades

  • UK's Best Workplaces – Medium Category, Great Place to Work, 2016
  • Great Places to Work Laureate Award, Great Place to Work, 2016
  • Great Places to Work - Excellence in CSR, Great Place to Work, 2016
  • Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT, Computerword, 2016
  • Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs 2016, Glassdoor, 2016
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