Autodesk Named One of FORTUNE`S "100 Best Companies to Work For"

Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:25pm EST

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3D Design, Engineering and Entertainment Software Leader on Annual List of Best
U.S. Companies to Work For 


SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)--
For the second year in a row, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has been named one
of the best places to work in the U.S. FORTUNE released its list of the "100
Best Companies to Work For" today.

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Employees at Autodesk's San Francisco office. Autodesk was named to FORTUNE's
2013 list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" (Photo: Business Wire)

"Autodesk is proud to be recognized again as one of FORTUNE's Best Places to
Work because the award is based largely upon employee feedback," said Jan
Becker, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Real Estate at Autodesk. "Our
culture, combined with our products that make a difference in the world, are
very inspiring and engaging for all of us." 

To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune partners with the Great
Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in
corporate America.* The complete list of companies is available on
www.fortune.com today. 

Today`s award builds the company`s global reputation as a top employer. In 2012
Autodesk was recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute as one of the
"World`s Best Multinational Workplaces" and a "Best Place to Work" in the United
Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Canada and the United States. 

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment
software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building,
construction, and media and entertainment industries -- including the last 17
Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software to
design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD
software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of
state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about
Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com. 

Autodesk and AutoCAD are registered trademarks or trademarks 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.

© 2013 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.

*Methodology: To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune partners with
the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey
in corporate America: 259 firms participated in this year's survey. More than
277,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the
institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries
around the world. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the
institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees
from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about
management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is
based on responses to the institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed
questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions
about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition
programs, and diversity efforts. After evaluations are completed, if news about
a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees' faith in
management, we may exclude it from the list. Any company that is at least five
years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible. For more
information on how to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/n8bVJ3

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Autodesk, Inc.
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