Computerworld Survey Ranks Salesforce.com Among Top 10 Places to Work in IT for Second Year in a Row

Enterprise cloud computing leader ranked number five for training, number seven for retention out of 100 finalists

SAN FRANCISCO – July 18, 2011 - 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 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Survey. The annual survey of 500 companies and nearly 30,000 employees ranked salesforce.com number eight out of 100 finalists based on its “agile scrum” development methodology, strong corporate focus on integrated philanthropy and giving back, its recognition for outstanding performance, and career development opportunities. Additionally, salesforce.com was recognized for its employee training and retention, ranking number five and number seven out of 100 companies, respectively.

Salesforce.com’s ranking was based on the following, as reported by Computerworld:
• “IT employees … are given freedom over their schedules. The team uses the agile scrum methodology, where each member can determine how and when to complete their work.”
• “All employees have the benefit of having paid time off to volunteer in their community however they choose to use their skills and expertise -- building new housing, setting up IT and networking infrastructure for schools, or sorting toys, for example.”
• “The company rewards outstanding performance in several ways, including spot awards and bonuses, stock awards, merit increases and mahalo (thank-you) bonuses. In addition, the IT department has several of its own rewards programs, including a monthly award and recognition celebration, milestone recognition, and a quarterly and annual peer-selected IT Star Awards program.”

Comments on the News:
• “I’m doing the best work of my career at salesforce.com,” said Alison Hunt, Remote Support Analyst, at salesforce.com. “I get to work on the cutting edge of the industry, and our department is valued, recognized and awarded for our efforts.”
• “It is a privilege to work with the best IT team in the industry,” said Claus Moldt, Global CIO, salesforce.com. “The talent and daily contributions of our IT team have a direct impact on the success of our business and our customers.”
• “Salesforce.com offers a fantastic opportunity for IT professionals to work at the industry leader in open, social and mobile cloud computing,” said Woodson Martin, SVP, Office of the CEO, salesforce.com. “Attracting and retaining the top IT talent in the industry is critical to salesforce.com’s success and we are honored to be recognized by Computerworld two years in a row.”

The Methodology of Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT 2010:
• Computerworld surveyed more than 500 nominated companies, asking about the organizations' average salary and bonus increases, percentage of IT staffers promoted, IT staff turnover rates, training and development, and the percentage of women and minorities in IT staff and management positions. In addition, information was collected on retention efforts, programs for recognizing and rewarding outstanding performances, and benefits such as flextime, elder care and child care, and reimbursement for college tuition and the cost of pursuing technology certifications.
• In addition, 29,308 IT employees responded to the employee survey from the final 100 companies, covering topics including satisfaction with training and development programs, compensation, benefits and work/life balance. In addition, employees were asked to rate employee morale in their IT departments, the importance of various benefits, and their agreement with a variety of statements on subjects ranging from career growth to management's fair and equal treatment of employees.

Additional Resources:
• Salesforce.com IT is hiring! For a listing of open positions, visit http://www.salesforce.com/company/careers/
• Salesforce.com was also recently ranked #52 on FORTUNE Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For 2011 list (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2011/index.html)
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