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Autodesk is changing how the world is designed and made. Their technology spans architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, media and entertainment, empowering innovators everywhere to solve challenges big and small. From greener buildings to smarter products to more mesmerizing blockbusters, Autodesk software helps to design and make a better world for all. 

Autodesk is more than just a place to work. As a company leading change, they are committed to listening deeply to experiences, providing education on the principles of belonging, implementing programs to embed those principles in their culture, and, most importantly, fostering collective accountability for building belonging.  

These principles start with the company’s Culture Code — the foundation that defines the values and ways they work to ensure they are providing an exceptional customer experience as they deliver exceptional products.   

At Autodesk, you won’t just learn about the Culture Code, you’ll live it every day by instilling these values into all aspects of your employee experience: 

●     Think: Smart, Innovative, Adaptable 

●     Feel: Inclusive, Impactful, and Humble 

●     Do: Courageous, Accountable, and Pragmatic 

Autodesk prioritizes its commitment to diversity and belonging. 

Autodesk is committed to building a culture of diversity and belonging where all employees have equitable access to opportunities to succeed and contribute. They believe that diversity encompasses so much more than gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Diversity also includes valuing backgrounds, perspectives and beliefs that are different from your own. They believe that a vibrant and engaged culture serves as the foundation for diversity and belonging to thrive. At Autodesk, the case for diversity and belonging is not only a business imperative, but a moral one.  

Additionally, Autodesk’s culture of diversity and belonging was acknowledged in the 2021 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality. Autodesk is a proud participant in the McKinsey Black Leadership Academy, which creates opportunities for rising Black leaders to network and build strong relationships with leaders from other organizations. They also have a vibrant and growing network of Employee Resource Groups (ERG), where employees can connect with colleagues with shared experiences. And as of September, Autodesk now grants global ERG leads an appreciation bonus of $10,000 to recognize their work of connecting employees to learn and celebrate their differences, and feel supported and included.  

Autodesk is also committed to gender pay equity. In FY21, women at Autodesk make 100% on average as much as men in comparable work. Autodesk’s Board of Directors is also 50% women. Employees at Autodesk can feel confident about viewing other women in leadership positions as clear examples of how Autodesk is committed to championing women and advancing them professionally.  

What is it like working and growing a career at Autodesk? 

At Autodesk, “we celebrate each other”, the company says. They achieve this through an “Applause” program which allows employees to show recognition to their colleagues. Employees can be awarded points through this program that can be redeemed for a variety of prizes.  

And, to support career growth for all their employees, Autodesk has a successful mentorship program that pairs leaders who are more advanced in their careers with those just beginning their professional path. The program also fosters peer-to-peer mentorship and reverse mentorship opportunities. 

To support employees in continuing to enhance their job skills, Autodesk is committed to providing a variety of learning opportunities such as live courses on power speaking, communication success skills, coaching essentials and how to influence and negotiate. Further, Autodesk fosters a culture of learning via bite-sized learning and courses available on platforms including Degreed, LinkedIn Learning, and Harvard Business Online. The Autodesk Women’s Network employee resource group (ERG) also forms a thriving community of women who support each other’s professional growth, engage in collective learning, and organize events, forums, and workshops specific to women’s issues. 

Autodesk supports employees through a variety of programs. 

  • $1,000 “Benefits My Way” wellness reimbursement that helps to pay for items including  massages to exercise gear, from yoga classes to gardening tools and even background checks for nannies or caregivers. Employees can even get reimbursed for a self-defense class! It’s a perk that reminds employees that Autodesk really cares about their well-being.   
  • Professional coaching through Bravely gives employees access to highly trained and skilled coaches who can support employees’ professional path to success. Coaches help employees identify goals, map out desired outcomes, and design strategies for building a fulfilling professional life. 
  • The employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Lyra Health provides therapy to Autodesk employees and dependents who need extra help, especially with the challenges and demands that the pandemic has piled onto our cognitive loads. 
  • The Flexible Workplace program is designed to maximize flexibility and meet individual employee needs while also meeting business needs. The Flexible Workplace program includes three work-type categories: 
    • Office-based — These employees work primarily from an Autodesk office and will have a dedicated desk. 
    • Hybrid — These employees have the flexibility to work from home and from an Autodesk office. 
    • Home-based — These employees work from a home office. 
  • Child Care Subsidy up to $1,500 per year is given to employees who participate in the Dependent Care FSA and whose AGI from the most recent tax return is less than $175,000. 
  • Discretionary Time Off or Vacation — For discretionary time off, salaried employees have the flexibility to take a reasonable amount of paid time off that fits with their personal and work life.  
  • Hourly employees are eligible for 15 vacation days per year. 
  • Sabbaticals allow extended time away from work so employees return to work refreshed and excited about new ideas and ready to tackle new challenges. Full-time employees are eligible for a six-week paid sabbatical every four years. 
  • Annual Week of Rest consists of paid holidays from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day. 
  • “Make a Family” Reimbursement Program allows employees to be reimbursed up to $10,000 per year for eligible expenses related to adoption, IVF, co-maternity, surrogacy, and egg freezing services. 

Want to learn more about the current opportunities at Autodesk? Click here to see what positions they have available. 

The original article was published here.

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