Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has been named as one of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by the Great Place to Work ® Institute. Autodesk, a leader in professional and personal 3D design, engineering and entertainment software first appeared on the Great Place to Work list in 1999 and this year is highlighted for its unique six-week sabbatical program.
Autodesk's San Francisco offices. Autodesk was recently named the number ten company on the 2012 World's Best Multinational Workplaces list. (Photo: Business Wire)“There are many reasons why Autodesk is a great place to work. At the top of that list is our culture, which is grounded in the role our products play in helping our customers to imagine, design and create a better world,” said Jan Becker, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Real Estate at Autodesk. This award builds on Autodesk’s worldwide momentum as a “Best Place to Work”, having been recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Canada and the United States in 2012. In addition, Autodesk was named as one of China’s Top Employers by the CRF Institute in 2012. “The companies listed on the second-annual World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List are creating workplaces dedicated to fostering trust, pride and camaraderie amongst their employees,” said Susan Lucas-Conwell, Global CEO of Great Place to Work ®. “Their inclusion on this prestigious list demonstrates their commitment to continually improving the lives of their employees and setting innovative new standards for workplaces of the future.” The second annual World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List ranks the top 25 global companies to work for. Qualifying companies must have appeared on at least five national Great Place to Work ® lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, and at least 40 percent of their global workforce must work outside of the company’s home country. Since launching the first best workplaces lists in partnership with FORTUNE magazine in the United States and Exame in Brazil in 1997, Great Place to Work ® now recognizes leading workplaces in some 45 countries. The World’s Best Multinational Workplace list is based on a pool of data from some 1,800 companies that were listed on Great Place to Work ® country best companies lists. Every year, Great Place to Work ® analyzes data from surveys taken by more than 2.5 million employees and workplace culture analytics taken from 5, 671 companies, that represent more than 11 million employees. About Great Place to Work® : Great Place to Work ® Institute is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work ® serves businesses, non-profits and government agencies in 45 countries on all six continents. About Autodesk Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in professional and personal 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, digital art and entertainment industries, including the last 17 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects, use Autodesk software, mobile apps, cloud services and communities to design, visualize, simulate and communicate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop a broad portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com. Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. © 2012 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.