Autodesk - One of the Best Places to Work in UK
Independent survey cites management’s focus on innovation and collaboration as key driver for company’s top rankingFarnborough, UK, 25 May 2012 – Autodesk,…Independent survey cites management’s focus on innovation and collaboration as key driver for company’s top rankingFarnborough, UK, 25 May 2012 – Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has been named as the 17th best workplace in the UK in the category for medium-sized companies. The award, given by the Great Place to Work® Institute UK, was announced at a ceremony at the Royal Naval College Greenwich, London last night.Each year Great Place to Work® surveys 5,000 organisations representing 10 million employees around the world. The questions involve both employees and management, with the confidential and anonymous opinion and comments of employees making up two-thirds of the final evaluation.Autodesk, with UK headquarters in Farnborough, Hampshire, creates software that enables designers and engineers to fully experience and test their ideas virtually on screen before they are built in the real-world. The company places a high priority on empowering employees to collaborate with their colleagues to develop innovative offerings that help their customers to address bigger and more meaningful design challenges. “Autodesk’s employees speak very highly of it. Staff praise the smart, helpful workplace culture, and really enjoy the company’s family atmosphere. Leadership clearly work to encouraged innovation, collaboration and social engagement, and doing it with close attention to their people puts Autodesk among the best workplaces in the UK. I’m thrilled with Autodesk’s outstanding performance in its first year participating in the programme, and I am looking forward to the further greatness to come as this company continues to develop its excellent employer brand.” Said Tom O’Byrne, Chief Executive Great Place to Work® Institute UK“Autodesk software has helped design some of the world’s most iconic buildings, critical infrastructure projects, popular consumer products, and Oscar-winning special effects in film, Employees are passionate about what we’ve enabled our customers to achieve, which in turn creates a spirit of collaboration, personal achievement, and loyalty to the company,” said Matthew Jeffery, Autodesk’s head of talent acquisition in Europe, Middle East and Africa. “The Autodesk management team deeply appreciate the hard work and talent of our employees and we’re delighted to have been recognised as a best place to work.”The Great Place to Work® Institute UK is part of the world’s largest consultancy specialising in workplace assessment and enhancement. Its aim is to help businesses improve performance by creating and maintaining a great workplace.