At Salesforce, 93 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 865 employee surveys, with a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.21. It was published on Sep 10, 2015. 47189 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.

What They Do

We asked Salesforce to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are The Customer Success Platform and world’s #1 CRM, empowering companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. We work as a team to deliver success for our customers while giving back to our communities.

About this Company

Website: US Headquarters: San Francisco, California
US Sites: 36 Major Locations: San Francisco, California; Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; Herndon, Virgina
Stock Symbol: CRM US Employees: 11723
Worldwide revenues: $4071 million Employees worldwide: 17362
Founded: 1999 Industry: Information Technology

Salesforce donated over 1 million books at Dreamforce 2015

Perks and Programs

We asked Salesforce to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • 1-1-1 Model: From day one, Salesforce has committed to giving 1% of their product, 1% of their equity, and 1% of their employees’ time to serve communities around the world. This integrated philanthropy model is known as the 1-1-1 model. Today, all employees get six days of paid time off every year to volunteer. When employees complete their six days, the Salesforce Foundation awards them $1,000 Champion Grant to donate to the nonprofit of their choice. In addition, employees receive $5,000 per year in matching grants.
  • V2MOM: When Marc Benioff founded Salesforce, he introduced a management practice that still exists today: the V2MOM. It stands for Vision, Values, Methods, Obstacles, and Metrics. Every member of the executive team publishes a V2MOM, outlining their goals and priorities for the year, and then those visions and strategies cascade down until every department leader and individual employee has created a V2MOM. The transparent process helps employees stay aligned, prioritize what's most important, and feel accountable for delivering on the company’s goals.
  • Becoming Salesforce: Becoming Salesforce is a full-day cultural immersion that new Salesforce employees attend within their first two months with the company. New hires find out what it means to truly become Salesforce and have the opportunity to learn about the company’s unique history, vision, and values. The event features dynamic executive keynotes, a campground of employee services and resource groups, a volunteer activity in the community, networking breakfast and lunch...and a happy hour! New hires walk away with great memories, lasting connections, and a deep understanding of the company culture.
  • Employee Town Halls: As Salesforce expands globally, it has become increasingly important for leaders to spend time outside of headquarters in order to connect with and receive feedback from our global employees. When executives visit remote offices, they are encouraged to gather all full-time employees together, check in, share important company information and top-of-mind priorities, and answer questions. Employee Town Halls give executives the chance to stay connected with employees worldwide throughout the year, and help employees feel aligned with their leaders and with the company.
  • Wellness Reimbursement Program: Salesforce employees receive a generous $100 every month to be used on health and fitness programs. These dollars can be used to pay for an individual or family membership at the health club, team sports registration, group fitness classes, individual lessons like tennis or golf, massages, nutritional counseling, and smoking cessation and weight management programs. Employees appreciate the freedom to use their reimbursement in whatever way works best for them along their many unique wellness journeys.


50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary 80% Company-paid health coverage for employees
80% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 20 hours Weekly hours at which part-timers receive health care coverage
$5250 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b plan
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Employee stock purchase plan


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Subsidized public transportation
Employees celebrating at Dreamforce


28 days Holidays & vacation days after one year of employment $5,000 Adoption benefit


  • Unpaid sabbaticals
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Telecommute option
  • Elder care resources


  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments


  • Cholesterol tests
  • Fitness center
  • Flu shots
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
Employees at the San Francisco Pride Parade 2015


CEO Marc Benioff giving thanks at Dreamforce

How to Get Hired

We asked Salesforce for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Game-changers, risk-takers, and boundary-pushers are a great fit for Salesforce. We welcome disruptive people who challenge the status quo, dream up innovative ways to get things done, and see the world with fresh eyes.


We look for people who are collaborative, compassionate, and good listeners. Our employees seek to understand the needs of their teammates and customers in order to solve problems and deliver success.


We seek people with a passion for giving back. Our employees live and breathe our 1-1-1 integrated philanthropy model and care about making a difference in their communities.

Finally, we want to bring on people with a sense of fun! We champion a tight-knit culture filled with Aloha Spirit where we can all enjoy a good laugh and a good time. If a prospective employee isn’t afraid to crack a joke, pull a prank, or share a personal story, that’s always a good sign!

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Work their networks. We trust the recommendations of our employees in the hiring process, so the best way to get our attention is to have a friend or contact recommend you. Networking, informational interviews, and employee referrals can give candidates an insider advantage.  

We’re also very social, so interacting with Salesforce on our social media channels is another great way to connect with us, learn more about our company and culture, and stand out from the crowd.

Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?

Tech candidates go through standard code testing and sales candidates are asked to present, but what may be most surprising about our hiring process is the fact that we actually want to get to know you! We hire for culture fit, and put a lot of energy into understanding what makes candidates tick and making sure they will thrive in our culture while also contributing to it.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are always hiring exceptional engineers and account executives. These roles are the fuel to our growth engine, and are critical to our success.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

First, engage with the rich feed of employee photos and culture content on our @salesforcejobs Instagram and Twitter. These channels give candidates an inside look into what life is like at our company and are a great place to join the conversation.


Next, head to the Salesforce YouTube channel to view recordings of keynotes from our global cloud computing events and our quarterly highlights videos. This will give candidates terrific insight into our products, customers and accomplishments.

Finally, visit our careers site to learn about our teams, benefits, employee groups, and to search and apply for open positions.

hiring Outlook

16% Job Growth 83 Average applicants per opening
11% Total voluntary turnover of full-time employees in the past year 448790 Applicants in past year
6062 Openings in past year 54% New hires by employee referrals

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