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Best place I've ever worked
Senior Content Experience Designer (Former Employee) –  Novi, MIFebruary 9, 2018
Great place to work. Best group of people I've ever worked with. Great benefits and perks. Never know when you'll be cut due to the constant restructuring.
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Constant state of restructuring and layoffs
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Novi, MIFebruary 8, 2018
Good culture and industry standard pay and benefits. Worked there for 2 years and saw 3 major layoffs. Hard to feel comfortable with an organization that is in a constant state of restructuring. Absolutely no job security. Moving jobs back to San Francisco.
Pros
Good culture and industry standard pay and benefits
Cons
Constant state of restructuring. Absolutely no job security. Moving jobs back to San Francisco.
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Great Place
BSA (Former Employee) –  San Rafael, CAFebruary 6, 2018
Great place to work with life work balance, great benefits, easy to handle pace at work, new technologies adapted always, management understand and approves calculated risk taking. I would recommend working here any day.
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Great employees, poorly managed
Software Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Manchester, NHFebruary 6, 2018
At Autodesk, I survived many RIF, but it's a culture of not "if but when" and my time finally came with 1150 colleagues. It's very much a heavy management versus worker environment and a who you know more than what you know in most departments. I really had a great manager so I was lucky, but regretfully, he didn't survive the RIF either.

The pay is good if you get it on the way in. The benefits are excellent.
Pros
6 week paid sabbatical every 4 years. Casual dress code, great people
Cons
Management heavy
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Fun place to work
Administrative Specialist (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAFebruary 6, 2018
Loved the work I was responsible to complete. Paid all the invoice for 4 offices, was the facilities contact in the Pittsburgh office. Did travel arrangement and expense reports for managers. Worked closely with vendors.
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Nice progressive company to work for
Manufacturing Product Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  San Rafael, CAJanuary 29, 2018
Autodesk offers many offices as well as remote possibilities. You get the chance to do forward thinking activities and use the newest tools and technologies.

The downside is they are often caught in continual management switches and restructures. It's like just as soon as you get pretty good at something, there is a reorganization. Plus they are prone to being almost bleeding edge in using the latest buzz word tactics of the week.
Pros
6 week sabbatical after 4 years
Cons
Prone to a lot of job shifting and tactical changes based on the flavor of the week
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Lacks time off
Sales Operations Lead (Current Employee) –  Denver, COJanuary 23, 2018
Your PTO will never grow. 12 days a year to use plus the the last week of the year off. You may be required to take 3-4 days off for the 4th of July weather you want to or not. Leaving you with only 8 or 9 days to choose to take off. Frustrating for a tech company where their peers give significantly more.
Pros
Good compensation
Cons
poor PTO
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Best Work Ive ever Had
Applied Research and Innovation Intern (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 21, 2018
Title of this review speaks for itself. Don't think I'll ever be able to find a better engineering internship then what Autodesk provided for me. Hoping to return
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Good culture in general
Senior Technical Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Work at HomeJanuary 19, 2018
In general this was a place of good culture. However, in many cases they seem to target employees that are over 40 and eventually dismiss them using the disguise of a performance improvement plan which is designed to be impossible to succeed.
Pros
Good work environment, sabattical
Cons
management does not value diversity as evident in the demographics of the workforce.
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Love it
PROGRAM SPECIALIST (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 8, 2018
great people, good work life balance, great office, fun environment, great interview process, great office locations in San Francisco and San Rafael!!
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Productive and Fun Workplace Environment
Network Engineer (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIJanuary 8, 2018
It's a great company to work for, with good benefits. Management could do better with training and leadership and holding on to good employees and not always getting rid of exceptional employees. There's always a constant revolving door of employee change, and management could do a better job of transferring knowledge and company culture. As long as you keep your head down low and are not to opinionated with upper management, then you may survive the yearly company purge.
Pros
Free lunches, and good parties
Cons
Upper Management has no clue and loyalty towards employees.
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Lots of changes all the time
Principal Engineer (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJanuary 5, 2018
Autodesk is going through lots of changes in business, technology, and management all at the same time. Need I say more? There are many reorgs and shifting teams and this happens frequently. Immediate managers are good, but the top level keeps everyone off balance and not quite knowing what to do.
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Large complex place to work
Sales Director, Infrastructure Owners (Current Employee) –  Huntsville, ALJanuary 4, 2018
Autodesk makes things harder than they need to be. Interesting culture of collaboration. Focused on moving to a fully digital company where sales transactions are high volume at a low cost and no services are required.
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Nice Place
Senior Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Rafael, CAJanuary 3, 2018
Good company. Nice place to work. Good people. Good Management. The location in San Rafael could be better. You are able to work in San Francisco
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Flexibility
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  RemoteDecember 27, 2017
Flexible work hours with flexible location for most
Learned alot about accounting
Sabbaticals every 4 yrs if you get to stay that long
Consultants are amazing
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Interesting work
Asia Pacific Solutions Partner (Former Employee) –  San Rafael, CADecember 26, 2017
The work I did here was interesting work. i learned a lot, the culture at the time I worked there was good and my colleagues were all easy to work with.
Pros
Gym
Cons
Cannot think of any
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Great products, environment but stressful
Sales (Current Employee) –  RemoteDecember 20, 2017
Exciting technology, great people, nice offices but frequent re-organizations and staff reductions. Good benefits and compensation, interesting work but short term focused based on meeting the demands of the stock market.
Pros
Leading edge products
Cons
Constant change
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Too many reorgs and layoffs
Paid Search Strategist (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 19, 2017
Multiple reorgs a year make it hard to trust in the company and have job security. Mangers with poor skills are kept and talented people will be laid off. Women tend to let go off first. Lots of talent in the SF Bay Area.
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Great Work Culture
Financial Analyst, Business Strategy & Marketing (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 18, 2017
Great workplace culture. Changes are always good but sometimes can be hard. Work/Life Balance is good but it depends where you work. Advancement can be tough sometimes which depends on management.
Pros
Great Benefits and Great work culture
Cons
Rapid changes can be hard sometimes
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Great culture but complexity and change is constant
Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  San FranciscoDecember 12, 2017
Difficult to advance as management doesn't focus on your career growth as much as they should. Company has been going through constant change so job security is hard to maintain, navigating the complex structure is also tough but culture and benefits are great along with having highly skilled employees.
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