iOS Développeur junior (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – April 23, 2014
Les horaires de travail sont tres flexibles dans le petit bureau socialcam. Les gens vont et viennent, ce qui fait qu'ils sont tres independants. Il est pour le coup tres difficile de travailler en equipe. Les projets sont individuels mais ont des incidences sur d'autres parties. Le management est plutot libre, trop libre. Et les collegues sont pour la plupart discrets et reserves. Le plus agreable etant la liberte d'action et l'independance.
Program Manager (Former Employee) – Lake Oswego, OR – December 4, 2016
For the most part a great place to work. You are expected to work hard long hours, but they reward good work and most of the people are great. However, don't speak out about senior management because there will be repercussions and you will likely find yourself in the unemployment line during the almost annual layoff cycle.
Senior Principal Research Engineer (Former Employee) – Ithaca, NY – December 23, 2016
Enjoy the best years of my employment in my professional career in Autodesk, especially working on big research projects with external partners, and enjoy working with my long time colleagues, some of them over 15 years long, and very good working relationship. However, Autodesk laid out employees in a few rounds, in some unexpected fashions. I lost some long time colleagues and good hard-working team members during my years with Autodesk.
Excellent compensation / benefits, talented people to work with
Management very flexible,accessible, and well informed about the work that needs to be done, and overall willing to give you the support the you need. Supervisors are not always looking over your shoulder and you are given space to implement new ideas about the processes.
I was given the opportunity to use my knowledge and skills and also to learn from my co-workers. I got a lot of support from everyone around me with not hesitation or reserve.
Great working environment. Benefits are good and good work/job balance.Company held and promote workers-social gathering within the facilities or outside the facilities. The facilities are great (very clean and modern. Co-workers are always willing to help no matter in what part of the country (USA) or over-sea they are located.
Some positions have the option to work from home or at the office. This is a very technological oriented organization.
Sr Customer care team Lead / Manager (Former Employee) – San Rafael, CA – June 22, 2016
Management teams are excellent. Co-workers work very hard. Company culture is focused on results. There is a lot of overtime available which is excellent for those with a strong work ethic. Overall, the company culture is evolving to build a better work life balance For those who are dedicated, there are a lot of opportunities for advancement.
Lots of opportunity, company sabbaticals if you are there long enough
Excellent Benefits, Location, Facilities, Bad Culture
UX (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – March 3, 2016
Pros: Benefits, Salary, Location, Facilities, Resources, decent/fairly interesting products, free lunch 2 days per week, work from home on Friday.
Cons: New employees will struggle to be effective at times due to the large amount of "backstory" knowledge resident in the heads of existing employees. This is a very political place, Management is ineffective at driving initiatives to success. The company appears to be struggling with reconciling its culture from when it was smaller with the changes required to be efficient as a larger company. Its not uncommon to have conference calls at night during the week to collaborate with other ADSK offices in other timezones.
Benefits, Salary, Location, Facilities, Resources, decent/fairly interesting products, free lunch 2 days per week.
Very Political, Confused management, growth challenges, late night conf calls
Good company, good benefits, but management needs work
Manager (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – April 17, 2016
Autodesk has a great product and employees can be proud to work for a company with such a good reputation. The people are terrific and the space in SF is pretty awesome. However, management is very uneven and not everyone is on the same page. There are a lot of mixed messages.
Beware of younger managers and those who have been with the company less than 2 years. They are eager, ambitious, and have little-to-no training on how to manage people. Loyalty and tenure are not valued at Autodesk, and the company does a major reduction in force about every 3-4 years, focusing on releasing employees who have been with the company more than 10 years.
Good benefits, sabbatical every 4 years, closed between Xmas and New Years
Major terminations occur every 3-4 years, with the majority of those impacted having working for the company a long time.
Great technology but executive management fragmented
Manager (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 11, 2016
Autodesk provides really cool technology to a variety of interesting industries. A person beginning their career could really learn a lot here. But executive management is erratic, with no centralized product management or strategy. Too many products, some of which overlap each other. Lots of territorial conflicts due to lack of leadership.
Great technology, cool locations, top notch benefits
Erratic management, resulting in overlapping products, lots of politics, hard to advance.
Autodesk is a good company with excellent culture.
International Product Specialist (Current Employee) – Fort Washington, PA – September 21, 2016
Autodesk is recently expanding into the world of manufacturing. They have little experience with direct customer support which is making the next few years questionable from the standpoint of stability.
Confusion regarding recent acquisition business line
Partner Service Representative (Current Employee) – San Rafael, CA – August 24, 2016
I really enjoy my time working at Autodesk the environment is very open and the people to work with are very nice.My major complaint is it is very difficult to apply anywhere else internally. If you are working through a contract you could be let go at any moments notice without any notification ahead of time.
Manager, Learning Programs (Former Employee) – San Rafael, CA – July 21, 2014
You can easily fall in love with Autodesk. It's a great place to work - very cool technology, wonderful people, world-changing reach... one could spend their entire career at Autodesk and be quite happy. The work environment is the best in San Fran; not quite as wonderful in San Rafael but still good. The business is changing; moving away from the old-line desktop software space into a full-on SaaS model. These changes can be painful at times, but senior management is not letting any grass grow beneath them as they work through it. All and all, very positive. You owe it to yourself to look here if you're in the market for a tech job.
Very good benefits, decent pay, great stock purchase plan, incredible offices in SF (@One Market, walk from the ferry!)
Middle management can be... confused, Re-orgs are frequent, Re-deploys not so common but they still do happen.