Women's Ratings
  • Top rated company current
  • Top rated company 2016
  • Top rated company 2017
4.1
  • Headquarters Location

    San Francisco, CA (United States)

  • Number of Employees

    10,000+

  • Website

    salesforce.com
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Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company was founded on three disruptive ideas: a new technology model in cloud computing, a pay-as-you-go business model, and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model. These founding principles have taken our company to great heights, including being named one of Forbes’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” seven years in a row and one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” nine years in a row. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and this level of growth equals incredible opportunities to grow a career at Salesforce. Together, with our whole Ohana (Hawaiian for "family") made up of our employees, customers, partners and communities, we are working to improve the state of the world.
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    Meet a Fairygodboss at Salesforce

    • Name

      Cindy Robbins

    • Position

      President and Chief People Officer

      San Francisco

    Cindy Robbins is President and Chief People Officer at Salesforce — one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies according to Forbes and one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For nine years in a row. In this role, Robbins leads the company’s efforts to attract, develop and retain the best talent.

    Robbins has more than 15 years of experience in the field of Human Resources. At Salesforce, Robbins’ previous leadership roles within Employee Success include overseeing recruiting and global business partners. Prior to joining Salesforce in 2006, she held positions at major technology companies including BEA, OpenWave, Plumtree Software and Excite@Home.

    Robbins holds a B.S. in Political Science from Santa Clara University.

What Women Should Know about Working At Salesforce
At Salesforce, we believe that our diverse employee community is a key contributor to our success and a huge part of what makes this a great place to work.

There is an enormous benefit to having a work environment that boasts a wide range of mindsets, cultures, experiences, and perspectives. That's why we cultivate and champion an environment where people from all backgrounds feel welcome, valued, and respected.

Our goal is for every Salesforce employee to truly be at home in our culture, and to free to bring their whole selves to work every day. We take gender equality very seriously, and believe that women and men should be given the same professional and financial opportunities. And we aren't just talking the talk...we're walking the walk. In 2015, Marc Benioff made a public promise to ensure gender equality throughout our organization, saying "My job is to make sure that women are treated 100% equally at Salesforce in pay, opportunity and advancement."

We are committed to women having the same executive roles, attending the same meetings, and being presented with the same career opportunities as men. Our company is driving this initiative forward with programs like leadership development training for our executive women, interviewing at least one or more female candidate for every executive position, Lean In circles, workshops and open discussions, and much more.

Gender diversity statistics

    • Women in workforce
    • 30%
    • Women holding senior management
    • 19%

Programs, initiatives, groups

    • Additional information
    • The internal group, Women's Network, is our global women's ERG (employee resource group) that works to promote diversity, inclusion and equality throughout the company and to establish Salesforce as a leader in attracting, developing and retaining talented women.
    • Unconscious bias training
    • Yes
    • Internal mentorship / sponsorship programs
    • Yes
    • Internal employee networking
    • Yes
    • Sabbatical leave benefits
    • Yes
    • Executive coaching
    • Yes

Flexible working

    • Flexible working policies
    • A big part of being a successful employee is achieving a healthy and happy work-life balance. At Salesforce, we understand that our employees are at their most productive and most innovative when they are rested and refreshed. They are more creative and passionate when they spend enough quality time with family and friends and pursue diverse outside interests. They can only truly invest in our customers and our technology once they invest in their own physical, mental, and emotional health...and feel encouraged to do so. Needless to say, the wellbeing of our employees is of utmost importance to us.

      We know that that creating a caring workplace is the key to creating a great workplace. So we take care of employees in every way we can.
    • Remote working
    • Yes
    • Part-time working
    • Yes

Parental Leave

    • Overview: Parental leave policies
    • It's important that we do everything we can to ensure a work/life balance for working moms and dads. They have the option to work with managers to create schedules that work for their families. Salesforce has prominent social communities that serve as support networks for parents, including ParentForce (our parents' network) and FemmeForce (our women's network).

      In addition, we continuously survey our employees in order to get their feedback on what's important to them. This includes asking questions about family benefits and perks in order to help drive our decision-making and create a family-friendly workplace.
    • Paid maternity leave
    • Yes, 12 Weeks at 80% of your total target earnings (base salary, commission and bonus) up to a weekly maximum of $5,000.
    • Unpaid maternity leave
    • Yes, After they have exhausted their maternity leave and would like to take additional time off, they have the option to take a sabbatical and/or a personal leave. Manager's approval is required.
    • Paid paternity leave
    • Yes, 12 Weeks at 80% of your total target earnings (base salary, commission and bonus) up to a weekly maximum of $5,000.
    • Unpaid paternity leave
    • Yes, After they have exhausted their paternity leave and would like to take additional time off, they have the option to take a sabbatical and/or a personal leave. Manager's approval is required.
    • Adoptive paid leave
    • Yes, 12 Weeks at 80% of your total target earnings (base salary, commission and bonus) up to a weekly maximum of $5,000.
    • Short-term disability benefits
    • Yes
    • Additional short-term disability info
    • Parental leave—We recently improved and simplified our Parental Leave policy to better meet the needs of our employees and our business. Primary caregivers can now take 26 weeks paid time off and secondary caregivers can take 12 weeks paid time off to bond with your new baby or adopted child, at 80% of your on-target earnings (OTE)—including base salary, commissions, and bonus (up to a maximum of $5,000 per week). Please see the Parental Leave Policy for more information: https://docs.google.com/a/salesforce.com/document/d/1Ifdk2NZSrSxaJNzauaxbOehbJmRfjwQcNF6yKjOd6BI/edit?usp=sharing.

Maternity-Related Benefits

    • Other benefits information
    • Salesforce provides additional benefits for women, including: mother's rooms and phased-in post-maternity return.
    • Lactation facilities
    • Yes
    • Phased-in post-maternity return
    • Yes

Care-taking benefits

    • Care-taking benefits information
    • We know you're always striving to be at the top of your game. The only way to maintain that exceptional performance level is to occasionally take breaks from work and devote some time to fun, friends, and family. Our generous time off and leave policies and assistance with childcare and elder-care give you the chance to relax, rejuvenate, or tend to personal matters.
    • Back-up childcare
    • Yes
    • PTO that explicitly covers care-taking
    • Yes
    • Elder-care benefits
    • Yes

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