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From zealous encouragement of employee philanthropy to dedicated “mindfulness” rooms and entire floors celebrating the company “Ohana” (Hawaiian for “family”), Salesforce has forged an unusual corporate culture from the beginning. Now, thanks to its commitment to creating a uniquely rewarding work environment, Salesforce ranks No. 1 for the first time on Fortune’s annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. It got there by offering rich rewards, both monetary and psychic. Many companies pay bounties to employees who refer new hires; Salesforce has paid out $5.5 million worth of them. The company also ferrets out strong performers who have gone 18 months without a promotion to help them find new challenges. And employees get paid 56 hours a year to volunteer in their community. That’s a pretty sweet gig.

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Rank last year


Years on list


HQ location

San Francisco



Job openings (as of February 2018)



Information Technology

Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)


Year founded


Type of organization


Number of work sites


On-site fitness/subsidized gym
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Health insurance for part-timers
Sick days for part-timers
College tuition reimbursement
% Minorities33%
% African-American/Black3%
% Asian24%
% Caucasian/White64%
% Hispanic/Latino4%
% Native American/Alaska Native-
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
% Two or more races2%
% Unknown ethnicity3%
Paid Time Off
General PTO28
# Sick days-
General PTO for part-timers-
# Sick days for part-timers-
Most common job (for salaried employee)Software Engineering SMTS
Avg. base pay (salaried)$138,702
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$19,770
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$158,472
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time and part-time job growth21%
# of job applicants334,148
Avg. # of applicants per opening27
FT voluntary turnover-
Jobs filled internally19%
Jobs filled by referral53%
# New graduates hired389

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