Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 8

Salesforce.com

San Francisco, Calif. [Pacific]
http://www.salesforce.com
http://www.salesforce.com/careers

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 7 for training
Every employee has a voice at this San Francisco-based provider of hosted CRM applications. The IT department leverages company products like Force.com to create custom apps for their teams' projects. And the company's internal social network, Chatter, allows people to share ideas and collaborate with colleagues on different teams. Executives notice which employees are most active on Chatter, sparking discussions about new technologies and products, answering questions and challenging other staffers to take their ideas a step further. These employees are sometimes invited to sit in on executive meetings, share what they've been working on and weigh in on what is being developed behind the scenes.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 2

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees:
4,733
Total U.S.-based IT employees:
303
IT employee turnover in 2012:
13%
IT promotions in 2012:
35%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012:
12
Training budget per IT employee in 2012:
$1,320

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT:
23%
Percentage of IT managers who are women:
17%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women:
24%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT:
67%
Percentage of IT managers who are minorities:
30%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities:
73%