Named One of FORTUNE's '100 Best Companies to Work For'

The Enterprise Cloud Computing Company ranked among top companies in the U.S.

Industry pioneer climbs to 43rd from 55th in annual ranking

Jan 21, 2010, 16:05 ET from

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing ( company, today announced that it has been ranked 43rd on the 13th annual '100 Best Companies to Work For' list published by FORTUNE. jumped 12 spots in its second consecutive year on the list.


According to the list,'s 401K match program and employee referral program contributed to the company's ranking. In addition, FORTUNE recognized the enterprise cloud computing company as the #5 best place for job growth in the U.S.

The full list and related stories appear in the February 8 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands on Monday, January 25, and now at

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  • "When we founded, we set out to bring about 'The End of Software' and realized that it'd only be possible by recruiting and hiring the best talent," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, "We continue to reach for that goal every day by investing in our unique corporate culture, integrated philanthropy model and breakthrough technology."
  • "Placing on this list is a testament to each and every employee," said Erin Flynn, senior vice president of employee success, "We have built a culture in which employees can accomplish the best work of their careers and be rewarded for exceptional results."
  • "Working for the cloud computing industry leader creates all kinds of opportunity for employees to innovate since challenging the status quo is built into the company's DNA," said Arvind Seshan, senior development manager, "Through the company's unique culture and the Foundation, employees enjoy a wealth of options to work on breakthrough technology, creative projects and have active roles in local communities and philanthropy."
  • FORTUNE Deputy Managing Editor Hank Gilman says, "The most important considerations for this year's list were hiring and the ways in which companies are helping their employees weather the recession. All 100 companies on our list are currently hiring, many of the aggressively, leading to more than 96,000 open job positions expected in the next year."

In only its second year on this coveted list,'s improved placement is a significant accomplishment. Of the eligible companies, only those organizations that show continuous improvements ascend. has led the industry with employment benefits such as coverage for domestic partners and wellness programs. In addition,'s progressive wellness offerings include meal service for new parents, paternity leave, and adoption assistance. The company has created its vibrant corporate culture over the last decade through its integrated philanthropy model and the Foundation that empowers employees to take up to six days of paid time off to volunteer – generating more than 174,000 hours of service since the program's inception. The combination of the rewarding work and rich benefits continue to fuel the company's success as nearly 40 percent of all hires are made through the employee referral program.

To pick the 100 Best Companies, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the Institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about the management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third of the scoring is based on the company's responses to the Institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring, communication, and diversity.

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About is the enterprise cloud computing company. The company's portfolio of Salesforce CRM applications, available at, has revolutionized the ways that companies collaborate and communicate with their customers across sales, marketing and service. The company's platform ( helps customers, partners and developers to quickly build powerful business applications to run every part of the enterprise in the cloud. Based on's real-time, multitenant architecture, Salesforce CRM and offer the fastest path to customer success with cloud computing. 

As of October 31, 2009, manages customer information for approximately 67,900 customers including Allianz Commercial, Dell, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, and SunTrust Banks. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all.  Customers who purchase applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM." For more information please visit, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.


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