Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 5, Midsize


San Rafael, Calif. [Pacific]
Autodesk, Inc.
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Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 3 for career development, No. 4 for benefits
Employees at this San Rafael, Calif.-based maker of CAD software receive an all-access pass to the Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop, a 12,000-square-foot facility on San Francisco's waterfront equipped with state-of-the-art tools that designers, artists and engineers can use to explore innovative ways of making things. Other perks include a points-based rewards and recognition program, a wellness reimbursement of up to $300 per year, flexible work hours, telecommuting options and, in some locations, dog-friendly offices. The company's modern headquarters facility features treadmill desks, a fitness center and free snacks. Autodesk encourages employees to engage in charitable work and provides funding for such efforts.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 3,873

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 285

IT employee turnover in 2015: 14%

IT promotions in 2015: 11%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $2,632

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 25

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 25

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 81%