Courtesy of Autodesk

    “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.

    Company Info

    Rank last year54
    Years on list9
    HQ locationSan Rafael, Calif.
    Total employees8,771
    Job openings (as of February 2017)230
    IndustryInformation Technology
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)$2.5 billion
    Year founded1982
    Type of organizationPublic
    Number of work sites32


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysYes
    Onsite fitness centerYes
    Discounted gym membershipsYes
    Job sharingNo
    Compressed work weeksNo
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsYes
    Onsite medical care facilityNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo
    Onsite childcareNo
    Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couplesYes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    PTO for volunteeringYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes


    % Women33%
    % Minorities29%
    % African-American/Black2%
    % Asian20%
    % Caucasian/White68%
    % Hispanic/Latino5%
    % Native American/Alaska Native<1%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander<1%
    % Two or more races2%
    % Unknown ethnicity2%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO26
    Total PTO after 5 years26
    # Sick daysUnlimited
    Max hours PTO for volunteering48
    General PTO for part-timers26
    # Sick days for part-timers-


    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-


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