Salesforce Takes First Place in the 2018 Fortune 100 Best Companies by Creating a Great Place to Work For All and Recognizing Workplace Culture Focused on Maximizing Human Potential
In a survey carried out by research firm Great Place to Work and Fortune, Salesforce emerged as the best company to work for. Salesforce has been on the list for the last entire decade, and for the first time topped the list titled ‘FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For’.
Listing its reasons for the Numero Uno position for Salesforce, Fortune wrote, “From zealous encouragement of employee philanthropy to dedicated “mindfulness” rooms and entire floors celebrating the company “Ohana” (Hawaiian for “family”), Salesforce has forged an unusual corporate culture from the beginning. Now, thanks to its commitment to creating a uniquely rewarding work environment, Salesforce ranks No. 1 for the first time on Fortune’s annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.”
The report added further, “It got there by offering rich rewards, both monetary and psychic. Many companies pay bounties to employees who refer new hires; Salesforce has paid out $5.5 million worth of them. The company also ferrets out strong performers who have gone 18 months without a promotion to help them find new challenges. And employees get paid 56 hours a year to volunteer in their community.”
“We are honored and humbled to be named to the FORTUNE list for the 10th year in a row, and we are proud to be featured alongside so many other inspiring companies that care about creating a culture of trust. I can attest that this has been quite a journey – we have been working toward this goal for a long time, so the recognition truly means a lot,” wrote Cindy Robbins, President and Chief People Officer at Salesforce, in a blog entry on the company’s website.
“At Salesforce, we believe nothing is more important than our people. We are an Ohana – the Hawaiian word for family – that includes our customers, employees, partners, and communities. We inspire each other and the industry through our values of trust, growth, innovation and equality. Our culture comes to life through our behaviors and the experiences we deliver that all feel uniquely us – in our products, events, and workspaces, and in the ways that we give back to make the world a better place through our 1-1-1 model,” added Cindy.
PRNewswire quoted Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work, saying, “Central to our new approach is Maximizing Human Potential. We now assess how well companies create a consistently positive experience for all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. We did this to reflect the reality of the world today and to recognize and learn from the inclusive organizations that are setting the pace. Not just for moral reasons, but for business reasons. Companies that rate most highly according to our new ‘For All’ standard grow revenue three times faster than their less-inclusive rivals. In other words, while trust fuels business performance at great workplaces, ‘For All’ accelerates it. Today we celebrate the 100 Best Companies that are leading the way in building an outstanding culture for all.”
The Top Ten Best Companies:
- Wegmans Food Markets
- Ultimate Software
- Boston Consulting Group
- Edward Jones
- Kimpton Hotels
- Hyatt Hotels
- Kimley-Horn and Associates
In its review of Salesforce, Great Place to Work cited,
“At Salesforce, 94 percent of employees say their workplace is great.”
Salesforce has also been awarded:
- Best Workplaces for Technology 2018 (Large) (ranked 3)
- Best Workplaces in Chicago 2017 (ranked 10)
- People Companies That Care 2017 (ranked 1)
- Best Workplaces for Parents 2017 (ranked 5)
- Best Workplaces for Giving Back 2017 (ranked 1)
- Best Workplaces for Diversity 2017 (ranked 4)
This year Great Place to Work employed new methodology using six metrics, namely, values, trust, innovation, financial growth, leadership effectiveness, and maximizing human potential — to take a more accurate reading of how a company’s great workplace culture translates to its growth and corporate excellence. Each company was scored after a review of their employee surveys and culture audit.
Great Place to Work surveyed more than 310,000 employees across all sectors of the economy, assessing 50-plus elements of the workplace. These include trust in managers, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and workplace traits linked to innovation. The ranking accounted for the experiences of all employees including women, people of color, LGBT individuals, older team members, and disabled employees.
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