100 Best Companies 2020-Salesforce
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    At the cloud-software giant, a staggering 52% of new hires come from referrals by current employees. It's a major point of emphasis, as workers get a cash bonus of $2,000 for every successful referral. (Last year employees collected $7 million!) Recruiters must review and contact these candidates within seven business days, and the company even has an app that lets employees see the status of the potential hires. In 2018, Salesforce opened the Office of Ethical and Humane Use of Technology. Last year the office worked with employees and firearms and policy experts to help craft the policy that prohibits the use of Salesforce services to sell some firearms and related accessories to individuals. “We recognize this is a truly complex issue, and one about which people feel very strongly,” says Paula Goldman, chief ethical and humane use officer. “We may not always agree, but I'm proud to work at a company where all voices are heard with mutual respect and understanding.” Read the Great Place to Work review.

    Company Info

    Rank last year2
    Years on list12
    HQ locationSan Francisco
    Job openings (as of February 2020)-
    IndustryInformation Technology
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$13,282
    Year founded1999
    Type of organizationPublic
    Number of work sites59


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


    % Women34.7%
    % Minorities35.6%
    % African-American/Black2.9%
    % Asian25.3%
    % Caucasian/White62%
    % Hispanic/Latino4.3%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.2%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.3%
    % Two or more races2.8%
    % Unknown ethnicity2.3%
    Date info providedAug. 27, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)28
    # Sick days-


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Software Engineering SMTS
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$154,273
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$23,135
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$177,408

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth20%
    # of job applicants323,149
    Avg. # of applicants per opening18
    # New graduates hired-