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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.

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    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