Salesforce
Salesforce employees take a walk near the organization's head office in downtown Toronto   (Photo credit: Wild About You Photography)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2021) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Salesforce was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2021) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

  • Salesforce launched the Salesforce Care for Small Business grant program and introduced the Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund, supporting more than 60 small Canadian businesses with $10,000 grants to help in their recovery from the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns
  • Salesforce offers excellent family-friendly benefits, providing maternity and parental leave top-up payments for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents to 80 per cent of salary for up to 26 weeks -- adoptive parents may also receive a subsidy of up to $10,000 to help cover related costs
  • As part of the company's charitable program, Salesforce provides up to seven paid days off for employees to volunteer with local charities, donating an impressive 38,000 volunteer hours on company time in the past year -- Salesforce also matches employee donations to a maximum of $5,000 per year
Salesforce employees volunteer to clean up Toronto's waterfront   (Photo credit: Wild About You Photography)

Employer Background

Industry Customer relationship management (CRM) services
Established in Canada 1999
Publicly traded yes
Parent company head office San Francisco, CA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Fredericton NB, Halifax NS, Saint John NB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,514
Full-time employees worldwide 44,803
Longest serving employee 16 years

COVID-19

Pandemic response launched the Salesforce Care for Small Business grant programs and introduced the Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund (provides more than 60 small Canadian businesses with $10,000 grants to help in their recovery efforts), created the "Work.com" hub to provide new technology, expert perspectives and insights to help employers and reopen safely, the parent company has sourced over 50 million units of personal protective equipment for hospitals in the United States, France and India

Physical Workplace Rating: A

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online carpool sign-up, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office occupies 4 floors at WaterPark Place, situated on Toronto's waterfront overlooking Lake Ontario and connected to the city's underground PATH walkway system, the building features an extensive food court with coffee shops such as Starbucks, Second Cup and Tim Hortons, 2 treadmill desks, private shower facilities in the office, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, nap room, religious observance room
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, video games, foosball table, board games, table tennis
Snacks available self-serve area offers cereal, milk, energy bars, fresh fruit, nuts, gummy bears, baked chips, cheese, hummus, pretzels and various beverages such as Bubly, Gatorade and Coca-Cola
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga), weights, towel service
Other nearby amenities Harbourfront Centre, Sugar Beach, Toronto Island, Waterfront Trail, Harbour Square Park, Rogers Centre, Maple Leaf Square

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B+

Employee social committee name Culture Guides (est. 2015)
Cultural aspects dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, employee sports teams
Employee communications intranet site, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Financial benefits note Salesforce has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings matching RSP
Long-term planning life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $10,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits year-end bonuses for some employees, corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.)

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan note Salesforce has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 97% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy)
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $2,000 each year
Health spending account up to $300 each year
Wellness spending account up to $1,200 each year
Wellness initiatives wellness reimbursement program of up to $100 every month for services and activities that support employees, their partners, and children (includes gym classes, massages, cooking classes, etc.), access to Sleepio (digital sleep improvement program)
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $10,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 80% of salary for 26 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 80% of salary for 26 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 80% of salary for 26 weeks
Adoption assistance subsidy phased-in return to work for new parents
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Additional family-friendly information compassionate care leave

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 3 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 4 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 6 months
Additional time-off information formal sabbatical program includes 1 week of unpaid sabbatical for each full year of employment (employees can take 1 week per year or save and take increased amounts later)

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition online recognition platform, individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (e.g. travel)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: B+

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

Community Involvement Rating: A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 7 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 38,000 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 1,100 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Light the Night Walk, Shoebox Project, 12 Days of Giving, Holiday Food Drive, Bell Let's Talk, Dress for Success (women's and men's clothing drive)
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Salesforce's charitable program focuses on technology, STEM, education and youth. Employees are also encouraged to volunteer for initiatives and organizations that reflect their personal interests.

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Salesforce has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
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Highlights for New Grads

Industry Customer relationship management (CRM) services
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Parent company head office San Francisco, CA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Fredericton NB, Halifax NS, Saint John NB
Student opportunities paid internships in technology, sales, marketing, and customer success, paid internships, summer jobs
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Software Engineer, Software Engineer (Mobile), Demo Engineer, Software Engineer (Analytics), Associate Sales Development Representative
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 7 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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