Salesforce employees.
Courtesy of Salesforce

    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.

    Read Great Place to Work review here.

    Company Info

    Rank last year8
    Years on list10
    HQ locationSan Francisco
    Job openings (as of February 2018)12,241
    IndustryInformation Technology
    Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)$8,400
    Year founded1999
    Type of organizationPublic
    Number of work sites59


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingNo
    Subsidized childcareNo
    Compressed work weeksNo
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymYes
    On-site medical care facilityNo
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repayment-
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % 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