Welcome to Salesforce

Learning Objectives

After completing this unit, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe Salesforce, the company.
  • Get a quick introduction to our Salesforce Ohana values.

Hello. We’re Salesforce.

It’s nice to meet you. We’re Salesforce, a cloud computing pioneer, and as a global, fast-growing company, we now help companies worldwide to connect with their customers. We’re a customer company, meaning we put our customers at the center of everything we do. And what we sell helps other companies do that, too.

But Salesforce is more than just our products. It’s our culture. It’s our values. It’s our Ohana.

It’s About Our #SalesforceOhana

Ohana is very important to us at Salesforce. Ohana means family, and families take care of each other. And our Ohana is our employees, customers, partners, and communities. That’s why we make giving back a top priority. When our founders started Salesforce in 1999, they established the 1-1-1 model, which means we give back 1% of our product, 1% of our time, and 1% of our resources to nonprofit organizations.

Giving back is just one of the powerful values that guide us. At Salesforce, our values are Trust, Customer Success, Innovation, Giving Back, Equality, Wellness, Transparency, and Fun. This is what brings us together as a team, as one #SalesforceOhana.

Cartoon of different headshots of folks in the cloud

We’re a Big Company, and We’re Still Growing

Founded in 1999 in San Francisco, California, Salesforce has grown at a phenomenal rate to become the world’s fourth-largest software company (at the time of this writing). We have over 150,000 customers and over 20,000 employees across the globe.

As part of our growth, an ecosystem of other companies, users, and experts extends beyond our own employees to help companies use Salesforce. So even if you don’t work for Salesforce in the future, you could very well get a job working with Salesforce.

Here’s a peek at some of our offices around the world.

Photo of Salesforce lobby

The lobby of one of our offices in San Francisco. We don’t have balloons every day. Just on Tuesdays.

Photo of Salesforce Cafe

The cafe in our Indianapolis office.

Photo of Salesforce office with view of city scape

The view from our offices in London.

Like What You See So Far?

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So now you have some sense of our company and Ohana values. Now it’s time for us to share with you what exactly we sell! We’ll talk about that in the next unit.