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Computerworld Survey Ranks Salesforce.com One of the Top 10 Places to Work in IT
Jul 02, 2010 (08:07 AM EDT)


Enterprise cloud computing leader ranked number four for training and number two for retention out of 100 finalists

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/) company, today announced that it has been ranked as one of the top 10 places to work in IT based on Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT 2010 survey. The annual survey of 500 companies and nearly 40,000 employees ranked salesforce.com number 10 out of 100 finalists based on its "agile scrum" development methodology, unique corporate focus on giving back, its recognition for outstanding performance, and career development opportunities. Salesforce.com particularly stood out for its employee training and retention, ranking number four and number two out of 100 companies, respectively.

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Salesforce.com's ranking was based on the following, as reported by Computerworld:

  • "Using the "agile scrum" methodology, each team member has the autonomy to determine how and when to complete his work and has a personal stake in helping the team reach a successful outcome;
  • Giving back: Salesforce.com employees are granted paid time off to volunteer in community projects such as building houses or setting up IT and networking systems for schools;
  • The company rewards outstanding performance with spot monetary awards and bonuses, shares of stock, merit increases, mahalo (thank-you) bonuses and more. In addition, the IT department has its own rewards programs, including a monthly awards and recognition celebration and quarterly and annual peer-selected awards for "IT stars;"
  • Full-time employees are offered internal, external and computer-based training, and they are encouraged to attend conferences, become members of professional organizations and pursue continuing education."

Comments on the News:

  • "Salesforce.com has set me up to do the best work of my IT career," said Andrew Sopko, manager, Global Asset Management, at salesforce.com. "Not only am I working on the technologies of the future, but the IT department is valued, recognized and awarded for our successes."
  • "We believe we have the best IT workers in the industry," said Kirsten Wolberg, CIO, salesforce.com. "Without the talent and dedication of our IT staff, the innovation of Cloud 2, the next generation of cloud computing, would not be possible."
  • "Salesforce.com offers a unique opportunity for IT professionals to work on the latest cutting edge cloud technologies at a fast growing industry leader," said Erin Flynn, senior vice president, Employee Success, salesforce.com. "We are honored to have scored so well in this survey because attracting and retaining the top IT talent in the industry is critical to salesforce.com's success."

The Methodology of Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT 2010:

  • Computerworld surveyed 500 companies regarding their organization's average salary and bonus increases, percentage of IT staff promoted, IT staff turnover rates, training and development, and the percentage of women and minorities in IT staff and management positions. Information was collected on retention programs, how each organization rewards outstanding performance, and benefits such as elder and child care, flextime, and reimbursement for college tuition and technology certification.
  • In addition, 38,147 IT employees responded to the employee survey from the final 100 companies selected on satisfaction with training and development programs, compensation, benefits and work/life balance. Employees were asked to rate morale in their IT departments, the importance of various benefits, and their agreement with a variety of statements, from career growth to management's fair and equal treatment of employees.

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About salesforce.com

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