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To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.

Two-thirds of a company’s survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to employees’ attitudes about management’s credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the 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.

To register for the 100 Best Companies to Work For list, which allows participation in all our Best Workplaces lists, including Millennials, Women, Diversity, and over a dozen additional lists, go to greatplacetowork.com/100Best.

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Google/Alphabet is the No. 1 place to work for the seventh time in 10 years. Six newcomers include Veterans United at No. 30, Hilton Hotels at No. 56, and Slalom Consulting at No. 100. IKEA’s U.S. division returns to the list, along with GoDaddy and Sheetz.

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Salesforce

Last year's Rank: 8

This global cloud computing company knows how to give back: CEO Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, have become San Francisco’s favorite philanthropists, rivaling the legendary Levi Strauss. Their most spectacular donation has been $200 million for a new children’s hospital bearing their names. This social commitment is an extension of the company’s culture: Salesforce.com has logged over 1.3 million volunteer hours and donated more than $100 million in grants. Employees receive seven paid days a year to volunteer, and one employee told us: “We have the flexibility and support to volunteer on our own, yet be supported by the company.” To prove it, staff member donations are matched, dollar for dollar, by the company. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

 

Company Info

Rank last year 8
# of years on list 8
Industry Information Technology
Year founded 1999
CEO/Top executive Marc Benioff
HQ location San Francisco, California
Type of organization Public
Revenue (2015 or most recent year) $4.1 billion
Web address http://www.salesforce.com
Total U.S. employees 11,723
Total employees outside the U.S. 5,639
Full-time jobs added in last year 1,573
FT job growth in the past year 16%
Number of work sites 36

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
Offers health insurance to part-timers
Offers telecommuting
Offers job sharing
Offers onsite childcare
Offers compressed work weeks
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
Onsite fitness center
Discounted gym memberships
Onsite medical care facility
Location of medical facility -
Offers college tuition reimbursement
Max tuition $5,250
Offers paid time off for volunteering
Max PTO for volunteering 48

Diversity

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% Women 32
% Minorities 32
% African-American/Black 2.3
% Asian 23.2
% Caucasian/White 67.1
% Hispanic/Latino 4
% Native American/Alaska Native 0.2
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.4
% Two or more races 2.2
Same-sex benefits
Non-discrimination policy

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays 13
Vacation -
Sick days -
General PTO 15
Total PTO after 5 years 25

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee) -
Avg. base pay (salaried) -
Avg. extra compensation (salaried) -
Total pay (salaried position) -
Most common job (for hourly employee) -
Avg. base pay (hourly) -
Avg. extra compensation (hourly) -
Total pay (hourly position) -

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016) 1487
# of job applicants 448,790
Avg. # of applicants per opening 83
FT voluntary turnover 12%
# of jobs filled 6,062
Jobs filled internally 709
% of jobs filled by referral 54%
# new graduates hired 211

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee) 20
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee) 5
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