Headquarters: San Francisco (California)
Year of creation: 1999
Type of company: public
Sector of activity: cloud computing and software (CRM services)
Salesforce is the world’s premier CRM platform. It provides companies with a technology platform to manage their customer, sales and operational data. It is a platform for clients and developers to build and run their own business applications on the company’s architecture or in the Salesforce cloud. Salesforce is one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies and is considered one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies according to Forbes. It has global offices including several in Canada: Vancouver BC, Montréal QC, and Toronto ON. Salesforce has more than 30,000 full-time employees worldwide. Its cloud and mobile technologies help companies connect with clients, partners and employees, providing software on demand.
Salesforce Canada has more than 1,300 employees working across Canada. The strength, creativity and tenacity of its employees have contributed to the success and growth of the company as well as the success of its clients. Collaboration and innovation are further key strengths that define Salesforce, making it one of the largest software companies in Canada. Current opportunities include software engineering LMTS, an account executive MuleSoft, and a bilingual sales and business development –All Clouds (SDR/BDR).
Salesforce employees enjoy competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes a health and dental plan, vision, life and disability insurance, a matching RSP plan, a performance bonus and stock options. Additionally, there are maternity/paternity leave, sick and bereavement leave, three weeks paid vacation after one year on the job, flexible work hours, telecommuting opportunities, and up to seven days paid time off to volunteer. There are also paid internships, in-house career planning services, subsidies for professional accreditation, and up to $5000 in tuition per year for job-related courses.
Salesforce prides itself on a culture of trust, innovation and equality, encouraging employees to bring their whole selves to work and doing their best work everyday. “Ohana”, a Hawaiian concept meaning family, is present throughout the company and is demonstrated through extensive collaboration among employees and clients. Office cubicles do not exist and open space is the norm where teams can work openly. Additionally, Salesforce supports a number of charities and community organizations. It adheres to a 1/1/1 model whereby 1% of its product, 1% of its equity and 1% of its employee hours are given back to the communities it serves globally. This may be interpreted as an extension of Marc Benioff’s (co-founder of Salesforce) philosophy of software and “platform as a service”. Salesforce is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2019) and Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (2019).