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Great Place to Work
Great place to work and Management is really friendly. Use new technologies always. I will get a great experience with new technologies. Work culture is really great.
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Fast paced & matrixed organization
Very U.S. focused, changing environment
Technical requirement in Sales and BD roles

Limited opportunity for advancement, particularly for Canadian employees
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Great workplace poor management
This was a great comapany to work for but management was not good. I was let go after 17 years of dedication and hard work. Reason was job redeployment
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Amazing team spirit
This company was a big inspiration in terms of team spirit. When tight deadlines were stated, the whole team worked for one another. This kind of synergy really made things easier and efficient.
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Working there was awesome.
You get to work with a lot of cool technology and things you do seem very meaningful. Management is super easy going and there was never any trouble. The work is hard but people are always willing to hard. Honestly nothing bad to say other than the lighting in the office isn't great, so it can get a bit gloomy. But otherwise it was fantastic.
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The Company is very good until you experience horrible Managers and HR
The company is prestigious the office is great but the managers are horrible. HR are not helpful. They will say Work/Life Balance but they will not make you feel that way. This is a modern company with a very very horrible management who run it as if we are still in the 80's. Check the Integrity and Character of your managers. Check how they treat their employees. No one will last in that department until you do something about it.

Managers who are soft spoken does not mean they are nice. They are the ones who will stab you behind your back They will micro manage you until you die. Check the turn over rate of the departments in this location.


Tip: Do not go to HR if you have complaints. You will not be heard. They will not do anything. For your own sake, resign and move on. That is the best that you can do.


There are a lot of nice people but just be careful with managers. They will eat you alive.
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It will be a very good company only if run by wonderful managers
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Small office with less people each year
Good group of like minded people to work with in this office. Unfortunately each year more and more people are let go due to reasons only upper management and stock holders are privy too.
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The best place to work
The company culture is very good and the work processes are highly efficient and transparent. Every employee feels a part of this company and future looks bright for Autodesk
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Great if you're a man
Worked for 5 years and some fo the management and hr practices are just unethical. You stay quiet and heads down of you're a woman and figure a way out as there will be little options up. The culture is plagued by silos and cutthroat petty managers who dont think twice about firing you if you speak out.
Pros
Small pockets of great people
Cons
Management ego is lile nothimg you have ever seen
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Great place too work
Great place to work, lots of politics though. Many employees are looking to advance their personal agenda. great products and a innovator in the industries they are in.
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Bon environnement de travail
Envoronnement de travail agréable, pas trop stressant, horaires raisonnables.
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Worked with Alias prior to purchase by Autodest
Alias was a fun and energetic company that were the pioneers in 3D computer graphics. Young company with lots of talent. Fun place to work and the perks were great.
Pros
Lots of benefits
Cons
Travel to toronto every day
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Not that great
The place is very Siloed.
Inundated with politics.

Middle and upper management is borderline ethical.

Pockets of good people

Many technically incompetent folks though some are good
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Great Emaployer
Value employee, hard to move vertically, and not particularly innovative, but great benefits and decent salary. Yearly rounds of redundancy around Christmas is not great.
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Good company, great people
Management does a good job of being transparent on the business goals and company direction overall.
Company is very spread out across the globe and many development efforts overlap.
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workplace
Flexible hours
co-workers were nice and friendly, they were willing to help with anything you had trouble with

learned different software, improved communication skills,

enjoyable part was - communicating with people around the world, learning as many different software there is, using 3D printers to bring the CAD models into life
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Flexible hours, friendly co-workers
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Great place to work. Great products.
Good corporate culture. Some long days and hard work as is to be expected. Great people to work with. I would go back to work there in a heartbeat. Great teams and good people to work with. I did not mind putting in the hours to get the jobs done right.
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Really good coffee. Really good people. They pay fairly well.
Cons
Too willing to cut good people to please wall street.
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Overall Fair
- a typical day at work: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
- what you learn: depending on the position various tasks

- management : self taught learning, process document learning

-your co-workers: welcoming and helpful
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Very good working environment
I was working there for two years. Good team, talent people, great work life balance. You can try all your new ideas. No need to working long time.
Pros
Great product
Cons
geting promoted is not easy
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Ok place to work, but not for long, some EVIL managers there
**The good:
Worked at Autodesk for over 10 years..


Software was amazing and fun to work with.

Some good , friendly employees of all ages.

Salary was good ! Met nice people.


**The bad:

Management was horrid, Horrid. Many employees, friends told me they felt threatened but were often distrustful to complain to HR as they'd fear retaliation and be put on the cutting block when time for layoffs came by.


I noticed people who confronted management, spoke up, were often cut several months later or during layoff times.


Their HR needs to Record All conversations managers have with employees >One on ones and group meetings.

Some managers put on the "i'm nice voice" if they are in public meetings. Totally different in private meetings.


Threatening people, humiliating them , is not the way to get

more productivity out of a person. Sadly, this was told to me by many.

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Putting lists of employees on a company internal website/dashboard, showing who's doing well and who is not > that's just mean , ignorant and lacks empathy. Such is the nature of some of their management /divisions.


Salary good but no sense of security by majority of employees.

When it comes to layoffs, they'll cut anyone / anytime , Out of the blue, to appease shareholders. Usually before Christmas or in the summer.


As another wrote earlier > some divisions are so badly managed. Folks with no actual real world experience make decisions while ignoring advice of seasoned employees who do have real production experience.


Good place to get your feet wet in the industry and move
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Pros
amazing software
Cons
Horrid managers, threatening people is not a good way to treat employees.
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Great atmosphere, poor leadership
As a first job out of university, it was easy to focus on the negatives. Namely, my manager was not trained on how to manage people.

I left as quickly as possible.
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