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Jay Thayer never volunteered much before joining Salesforce nearly 12 years ago, he says, but now “it’s the number one thing that keeps me going.” A decade ago, he participated with a dozen colleagues in a bike ride for multiple sclerosis research; now, the Salesforce cycling team (which includes relatives and customers as well as employees) numbers roughly 300 and has a goal of raising $500,000. Policies such as paid time off to volunteer and matching grants programs give Salesforce employees a large “platform” for doing good, says Thayer, senior director of executive programs. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Industry
IT
Sector
Software
Year founded1,999
HQ location
San Francisco, Calif.
Type of org
Public
# of work sites
36
U.S. employees
11,723
Global employees
20,876
Web addresswww.salesforce.com

Philanthropy

Total company donations$115,000,000
Offers paid time off for volunteering
yes
Max PTO for volunteering
56
Company matches employee contribution
yes
Total amount matched (past 12 mo)$6,900,000
Avg match/employee$260