Courtesy of Autodesk

    “Autodesk actually means it when they talk about work/life balance,” say staffers at the design software firm. That includes a six-week paid sabbatical every four years and no formal log of sick days for salaried employees (they just take what they need). Icing on the cake? Many staffers can bring their dogs to the office. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

    Company Info

    Rank last year71
    Years on list10
    HQ locationSan Rafael, Calif.
    Job openings (as of February 2018)330
    IndustryInformation Technology
    Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)$2,031
    Year founded1982
    Type of organizationPublic
    Number of work sites32


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysYes
    Job sharingNo
    Subsidized childcareYes
    Compressed work weeksNo
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsYes
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymYes
    On-site medical care facilityNo
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


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

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO26
    # Sick daysUnlimited
    General PTO for part-timers-
    # Sick days for part-timers-


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Project/Program Manager
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$140,916
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$19,932
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$160,848

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth-3%
    # of job applicants37,989
    Avg. # of applicants per opening46
    FT voluntary turnover7%
    Jobs filled internally23%
    Jobs filled by referral16%
    # New graduates hired78