25 Best Global Companies to Work For

10. Autodesk
best global companies autodesk
Headquarters: San Rafael, Calif., USA
2011 revenues: $2 billion
2011 rank: New

Autodesk's sabbatical program provides full-time employees in the U.S. with six weeks of paid time off -- every four years. The paid time off for the sabbatical comes in addition to any earned vacation time and holidays, and the software company company does not expect anything in return for the time off. Autodesk (ADSK) staffers take the time to travel, spend time with friends and family, and (hopefully) come back to work refreshed.


Methodology: The 25 companies listed come from Great Place to Work's 2012 World's Best Multinational Workplaces. These companies were selected from a pool of 350 corporations that participated in the organization's surveys. These companies were required to have appeared on at least five of Great Place to Work's national Best Workplaces lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, and have at least 40% (or 5,000 employees) of their workforce based outside the company's home country.
- Last updated November 15 2012 11:06 AM ET
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