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Updated 22 February 2019
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  • "Work/Life Balance (The job can be all-consuming at times)" (in 48 reviews)

  • "Incredibly incompetent middle management" (in 50 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Exactly what I was looking for in an IT company/role."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Premium Support Engineer in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Premium Support Engineer in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

    Autodesk Response

    22 Jan 2019 – HR Leadership

    Thanks for your review. We're happy to hear that you enjoy working at Autodesk! Across the globe, we're making improvements to the employee onboarding process making it easier for new hires to... More


  2. "Customer Success Manager"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great role. Autonomy. Teamwork. Compensation

    Cons

    None as yet, big company, frequent change maybe!

  3. "Good place to work if you are on the right side of the politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Great software, mainly good colleagues and nice offices

    Cons

    Very political and not particularly truthful. Claim to be a "Customer Company" when in reality decisions are taken solely on the benefits to Autodesk.


  4. "Product Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company with great opportunities

    Cons

    No particular issue besides the reorgs linked to large companies.


  5. "Gear people/work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Very good teams to work with

    Cons

    Sold as an engineering role involving lots of projects - reality doesnt reflect that.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salaries, package, office, team.

    Cons

    Strategy changes every several months, instability, insecurity.
    Projects get stopped mid-way to change direction; frequent re-orgs; layoffs > low morale.

    Too many management layers. Often managers are not co-located with the team. Lots of politics, favoritism.

    No sense of doing something useful and meaningful as quite likely your project or even the entire product will be killed, because it does not fit this month's company strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Choose a strategy and actually follow it for at least couple of years. Do not change everything every several months.


  7. "Marketing Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere, nice office, nice canteen

    Cons

    bureaucratic in some ways, clique management

  8. "Software Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good work life balance, nice building, supportive colleagues

    Cons

    Constant change of strategy means the goalposts keep moving.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "So and so"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits while working there (health insurance, generous pension)

    Cons

    Redundancies on big scale, regularly
    Not transparent - management didn‘t communicate effectively
    Employees feel like numbers, not like humans that employer is interested in


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great work-life balance and a company I believe in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is fantastic
    Trust-based environment, working independently - help is always available if need be
    Great benefits packages and good salary
    Opportunities to travel
    Good social dynamic at the office
    Work we do really feels like it makes a difference
    Diverse range of opportunities in terms of job roles

    Cons

    Not always a clear path for progression
    Setting goals and setting up personal development is overly complex
    Focus on diversity seems to have preferences that lean towards hiring ethnically minorities and women rather than the best person for the job - this is most likely at a micro level however, not policy
    International communication can be difficult with teams across time zones

    Advice to Management

    Try to maintain/improve the social capital of the company, as I believe this is the strongest asset at the company, and give people a well structured path to where they want to be in the company and make the employee development process less bureaucratic

    Autodesk Response

    13 Aug 2018 – Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion

    Thanks so much for your feedback. We are working on initiatives right now to make the process of progression more transparent--I would say that there are certain groups that have done more here... More