100 Best Companies to Work For
Autodesk
Rank: 81 (2005 rank: N.A.)
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Headquarters: San Rafael, CA
Industry: Computer Software
Small Companies Rank: 24
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 1,234
U.S. Sites: 25
Website: http://www.autodesk.com
What makes it so great?
Known for its design software, this firm has counterculture roots. Wear what you want. Bring your dog to work. Take a six-week paid sabbatical every four years. CEO Carol Bartz hosts "coffee with Carol" chats.
U.S. employees 2,098
Employees outside U.S. 1,690
% minorities 22
% women 30
New jobs (1 year) 97
% job growth (1 year) 5
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 42
% voluntary turnover 5
Applicants 26,263
Most common job (salaried) Programmer Software Engineer $125,527
Most common job (hourly) Customer Service Rep $43,850
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.