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“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.

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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