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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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Company Info

Rank last year8
Years on list
10
HQ location
San Francisco
Employees
17417
Job openings (as of February 2018)12,241
Industry
Information Technology
Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)$8,400
Year founded
1999
Type of organization
Public
Number of work sites59
Websitehttp://www.salesforce.com

Perks

100% health coverage
no
Unlimited sick days
no
Telecommuting
yes
Job sharing
no
Subsidized childcare
no
Compressed work weeks
no
Fully-paid sabbaticals
no
On-site fitness/subsidized gym
yes
On-site medical care facility
no
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
yes
Health insurance for part-timers
yes
Sick days for part-timers
yes
College tuition reimbursement
yes
Student loan debt repayment-
Medical facility at all locations
no

Diversity

% 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-

Compensation

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