At Autodesk, Inc., 91 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1181 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.99. It was published on Sep 11, 2017. 24360 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
People care about each other here.

What They Do

We asked Autodesk, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We make 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 customers are doing with our software.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: San Rafael, California, 94903 US Sites: 32
Major Locations: San Francisco, California, 94105; Boston, Massachusetts, 02210; Lake Oswego, Oregon, 97035; Novi, Michigan, 48375; Denver, Colorado, 80202 US Employees: 3,847
US Revenues: $871.9 million Worldwide Revenues: $2,031 million
Employees Worldwide: 8,794 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: ADSK Founded: 1982

Team coding

Perks and Programs

We asked Autodesk, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Sabbaticals: Autodesk provides all eligible, full-time employees with six weeks of paid time off – every four years. Sabbaticals are a unique opportunity to do what you love. Many employees travel, volunteer, or spend quality time with friends and family all while getting well-deserved rest and relaxation.
  • Autodesk Foundation: The Autodesk Foundation provides support through grant funding, software, technical training, and industry expertise to grantees in architecture, engineering, product design and manufacturing, visual effects, gaming, and related fields who are creating solutions to the world's most pressing social and environmental challenges. Over $20-million was donated through the Foundation last year.
  • Employee Impact Program: Autodesk’s employee impact program encourages and rewards employees to participate in a wide range of philanthropic activities with our donation matching program, paid time for volunteering, and special incentives for volunteering on nonprofit boards and during sabbaticals. Autodesk matches up to $3,000 in charitable donations per year for each employee, and grants employees four hours per month during company time to volunteer. Employees are free to choose how and where they spend their time and donations.
  • Autodesk Technology Centers: Autodesk Technology Centers reimagine the relationships between software, hardware, machines, people, and materials. Designers, engineers, artists, and product innovators can explore new ways of making things, using state-of-the-art production tools and machinery. There are 11 technology centers worldwide, which bring to life a shared vision of the future, transforming the industries that imagine, design, and create a better world around us.
  • Week of Rest: All US employees end their year with well-deserved time off between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. The annual Week of Rest is a fully paid benefit in addition to holidays and earned vacation. It gives employees the chance to reflect on the busy year while gearing up for a new one, and recognizes the hard work of employees throughout the year.
  • Paid Parental Leave: All eligible employees are entitled to six weeks of paid Paternal Leave. You don’t need to be a primary caregiver to qualify. Employees are eligible to use their leave time for up to one year from a baby’s birth or a child's adoption/foster care placement.
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Autodesk employee-led groups are made up of individuals who join together based on common backgrounds or dimensions of human diversity such as gender, race or ethnicity. Autodesk ERGs prioritize professional and personal development, external community work, recruitment, mentorship, and business development. Five Autodesk ERGs are open to all employees globally within Autodesk, and employees can join as many as they like.
  • Wellness Reimbursement: All full-time employees are eligible for a wellness reimbursement up to $300 per calendar year. The Wellness Reimbursement program is designed to encourage employees to think about and improve their health in a positive and holistic way. This reimbursement can be used for a variety of expenses including: fitness equipment, gym memberships, personal trainers, massage, acupuncture, and body composition analysis.


$59,813 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Customer Service Specialist $160,848 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Project/Program Manager
75% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to $6000 of salary81% Company-paid health coverage for employees
81% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 73% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $5,170 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$10,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Restricted stock units
Autodesk representing at Pride


26 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 20 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 6 weeks Paid sabbatical after 4 year(s) of employment
26 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 20 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option (31% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (May vary by location: Onsite fitness center, free beverages and snacks, subsidized lunch, onsite package/mail services, dry cleaning, onsite ATM)


90 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 90 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
72 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take30 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
30 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*19 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit30 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
30 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

48 hours Paid time off to volunteer $20,900,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
$1,300,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year VP of Sustainability, Autodesk Foundation President & CEO Leads environmental impact team
Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit 16 LEED certified building(s)
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Carbon offset program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Director, Head of Diversity & Inclusion is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
  • 40 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Global Month of Impact group photo


Standing team meeting in San Francisco

How to Get Hired

We asked Autodesk, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We look for people who are collaborative, decisive, customer-focused, action-oriented, nimble, accountable and courageous.  We love working together to generate the best possible ideas while encouraging and respecting differing opinions.  We look for people who are passionate about what they do and want to make an impact imagining, designing and creating a better world.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Be authentic and tell us your story. We’re always looking for amazing talent who admire our mission and vision.Whether that’s through sharing your work, a personal experience, or just an overall admiration for our company, the more your passion shines through the more you’ll grab our attention.Even better – tell us what our tagline Make Anything™ means to you.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We’re always looking for engineering, sales, marketing, finance, customer success, and operations talent.  We have many new and growing teams that are helping us advance our business. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment at Autodesk, welcoming all kinds of different backgrounds, perspectives, and beliefs.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Check out our newly designed careers site to get an overall feel for what it’s like to work at Autodesk. To see our culture in action, follow @AutodeskLife and #AutodeskLife on Instagram, Like Autodesk Careers on Facebook, Follow @Autodeskers on Twitter, check out our Autodesk Careers YouTube playlist, and follow Autodesk on LinkedIn and Glassdoor.  Not ready to apply to a job?  You can also join our Talent Community to stay up to date and in touch with what we’re doing at Autodesk.   

hiring Outlook

-3% Job Growth 46 Average applicants per opening
37,989 Total job applicants 16% New hires by employee referrals
23% Openings filled by current employees 78 Recent graduates hired
7% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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