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Industry-leading design software firm sends its top sales people (and their guests) on all-expense paid week-long trip to places like Paris, Thailand, Hawaii, and Rome. A sabbatical program provides six weeks of paid time off after every four years of full-time service. “It is truly extraordinary,” says a manager. “We cover for one another and back each other up when a colleague is out, and while that can be a tough extra workload, you know that your turn will come and others will give back to you. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year52
# of years on list
8
Industry
Information Technology
Year founded1,982
CEO/Top executive
Carl Bass
HQ location
San Rafael, California
Type of organization
Public
Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
$2.5 billion
Web addresshttp://www.autodesk.com
Total U.S. employees
3,865
Total employees outside the U.S.
4,511
Full-time jobs added in last year
382
FT job growth in the past year
11%
Number of work sites
33

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
no
Offers health insurance to part-timers
yes
Offers telecommuting
yes
Offers job sharing
no
Offers onsite childcare
no
Offers compressed work weeks
no
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
yes
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
yes
Onsite medical care facility
no
Location of medical facility
-
Offers college tuition reimbursement
yes
Max tuition
$10,000
Offers paid time off for volunteering
yes
Max PTO for volunteering
48

Diversity

% Women33
% Minorities28
% African-American/Black
1.4
% Asian
19.5
% Caucasian/White
69.2
% Hispanic/Latino
4.5
% Native American/Alaska Native
0.4
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.2
% Two or more races
1.7
Same-sex benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays
14
Vacation
12
Sick days
Unlimited
General PTO
-
Total PTO after 5 years
26

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Principal Engineer
Avg. base pay (salaried)$135,799
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$20,628
Total pay (salaried position)$156,427.00
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Executive Assistant
Avg. base pay (hourly)$85,851
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$7,355
Total pay (hourly position)$93,206

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)292
# of job applicants
70,186
Avg. # of applicants per opening
63
FT voluntary turnover
6%
# of jobs filled
1,112
Jobs filled internally
226
% of jobs filled by referral
17%
# new graduates hired37

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)12
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)12