Skip to Content

    “Innovation is re­warded” at this design software company, where employees can “make their mark” working on the tools ­designers use to ­“create a more beautiful world.” To encourage creative thinking, employees who have new patents granted are given bonuses of up to $2,000.

    Learn more in the Great Place to Work review here.

    41319CFF-E47E-4BA5-B1B8-ECA4D480B0DFCreated with sketchtool.62900797-6A09-46DF-8323-A45758A81292Created with sketchtool.Looking for leads, investment insights, or competitive intelligence?Buy Now

    Company Info

    Rank last year54
    Years on list
    9
    HQ location
    San Rafael, Calif.
    Total employees8,771
    Job openings (as of February 2017)230
    Industry
    Information Technology
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)
    $2.5 billion
    Year founded
    1982
    Type of organization
    Public
    Number of work sites32
    Websitehttp://www.autodesk.com

    Perks

    100% health coverage
    no
    Unlimited sick days
    yes
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    yes
    Telecommuting
    yes
    Job sharing
    no
    Compressed work weeks
    no
    Fully-paid sabbaticals
    yes
    Onsite medical care facility
    no
    Medical facility at all locations
    no
    Onsite childcare
    no
    Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
    yes
    Sick days for part-timers
    yes
    Health insurance for part-timers
    yes
    PTO for volunteering
    yes
    College tuition reimbursement
    yes

    Diversity

    % Women33%
    % Minorities29%
    % African-American/Black2%
    % Asian20%
    % Caucasian/White68%
    % Hispanic/Latino5%
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    <1%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    <1%
    % Two or more races
    2%
    % Unknown ethnicity
    2%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO26
    Total PTO after 5 years
    26
    # Sick days
    Unlimited
    Max hours PTO for volunteering
    48
    General PTO for part-timers
    26
    # Sick days for part-timers-

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Software Engineer
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$133,185
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$15,911
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$149,096
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    Executive Assistant
    Avg. base pay (hourly)$85,170
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$6,354
    Total pay for most common job (hourly)$91,524
    Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time job growth %2%
    # of job applicants46,159
    Avg. # of applicants per opening47
    FT voluntary turnover7%
    Jobs filled internally225
    % Jobs filled by referral25
    # New graduates hired30
    Avg. college tuition reimbursed-

    Training

    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)22
    Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)22