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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

    Year founded1,999
    HQ locationSan Francisco, Calif.
    Type of orgPublic
    # of work sites36
    U.S. employees11,723
    Global employees20,876


    Total company donations$115,000,000
    Offers paid time off for volunteeringYes
    Max PTO for volunteering56
    Company matches employee contributionYes
    Total amount matched (past 12 mo)$6,900,000
    Avg match/employee$260