Autodesk often makes those Forbes lists such as best places to work or most innovative companies:
Here's another Fortune one on Great Place to Work where Autodesk was ranked as #8 on world's best multinational workplaces:
Hey Adecco Group (#7), we're gunning for you.
Here's the original Fortune 25 Best Global Companies to Work For list. You know what they say: "Think global. Act loco."
When I interview summer interns, the first question that they often ask is "Why do you like working at Autodesk?" I like working at Autodesk because:
Our customers make things.
Though Autodesk is a computer aided design (CAD) company, I am not a CAD guy. My master's degree is in software engineering, so as a computer scientist, I could be working on any kind of software. I am delighted that the software that I do work on helps people design, make, and use places, things, and movies/games.
Our executive staff team is smart.
I trust our executive staff. Years ago, I made this video.
I like that our executives are forward-looking. Industries are moving to a cloud/mobile/social world, and CAD has to move along with it.
Our employees try to do the right thing.
Our company vision is to help everyone imagine, design, and create a better world, and employees take that to heart. It guides everything we do from the features we add to our products/services to volunteering up to 4 paid hours per month in our children's schools.
I have worked at Hospital Computer Systems, Honeywell, GTE, Océ, and Autodesk (in a few other forms such as Ithaca Software and Buzzsaw.com), and in my unbiased opinion :-), Autodesk is the best.
Workplace appreciation is alive in the lab.