These Are The 100 Biggest Companies In California

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Biggest Companies, Rankings - 8 months ago
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If you live in California and you’re looking for a job, you have come to the right place.

Because, sure, you can google things like ‘biggest companies in California’ and get a fairly long list of companies with a lot of employees, or perhaps that have the biggest names — but here, we bring you the companies with the most current employees that are actually headquartered in California.

Below, we’ll give you a complete list of California’s 100 largest companies, but first, here’s a look at the top 10:

  1. Silver Lake
  2. Wells Fargo
  3. Deutsche Telekom
  4. The Walt Disney Company
  5. Oracle
  6. Gap
  7. Kaiser Permanente
  8. Apple
  9. SYNNEX
  10. Intel

Silver Lake comes in at the top, with more current employees than any other company in the . We’ll get to specifics in a moment; first, here’s a look at our methodology.

How we identified the biggest companies in California

Here at Zippia we have developed a database of over 250,000 companies that spans the entire country.

For this report, we looked at the companies headquartered in California with at least 100 employees. That left us with 3,000 companies.

We then ranked each company from most to least current employees to determine the biggest companies in California.

As it turns out, Silver Lake looks to the be the biggest company in California clocking in with 320,000 employees.

Now, check out how the 100 biggest companies in California ranked.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the California job scene here:

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Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In California

Rank Company City Employees
1 Silver Lake Menlo Park 320,000
2 Wells Fargo San Francisco 270,600
3 Deutsche Telekom Mountain View 216,550
4 The Walt Disney Company Burbank 195,000
5 Oracle Redwood City 138,000
6 Gap San Francisco 135,000
7 Kaiser Permanente Oakland 116,190
8 Apple Cupertino 116,000
9 SYNNEX Fremont 108,000
10 Intel Santa Clara 106,000
11 Concentrix Fremont 100,000
12 Alorica Irvine 92,000
13 AECOM Los Angeles 87,000
14 Ross Stores Dublin 78,600
15 Alphabet Mountain View 75,606
16 Western Digital San Jose 67,629
17 McKesson San Francisco 64,500
18 Google Mountain View 61,814
19 Dignity Health San Francisco 54,938
20 Bechtel San Francisco 52,700
21 Allied Universal Bakersfield 50,162
22 Advantage Solutions Irvine 48,000
23 Infineon Technologies Milpitas 36,300
24 Trader Joe’s Monrovia 36,076
25 Los Angeles Unified School District Los Angeles 35,720
26 Sanmina San Jose 34,958
27 Mattel El Segundo 32,000
28 Dole Thousand Oaks 30,500
29 Qualcomm San Diego 30,500
30 TTM Technologies Santa Ana 28,360
31 Ingram Micro Irvine 27,700
32 Honda Torrance 26,000
33 Princess Cruises Santa Clarita 25,000
34 Avery Dennison Glendale 25,000
35 State of California Sacramento 24,190
36 Pacific Gas and Electric San Francisco 24,000
37 BJ’s Restaurants Huntington Beach 22,220
38 Jack in the Box San Diego 22,200
39 Needle Holdings Inc Los Angeles 22,000
40 Molina Healthcare Long Beach 21,000
41 Vons Co Coachella 20,750
42 In-N-Out Burger Irvine 19,926
43 First American Financial Santa Ana 19,531
44 Ensign Services Mission Viejo 19,482
45 Williams Sonoma San Francisco 19,400
46 Amgen Thousand Oaks 19,200
47 VMware Palo Alto 18,905
48 PayPal San Jose 18,100
49 Tesla Palo Alto 17,782
50 Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto 17,500
51 99 Cents Only Stores Commerce 17,200
52 Charles Schwab San Francisco 16,900
53 Sempra Energy San Diego 16,575
54 Robert Half Menlo Park 16,400
55 Stater Bros. San Bernardino 16,100
56 Tetra Tech Pasadena 16,000
57 Applied Materials Santa Clara 15,600
58 UC Davis Davis 14,810
59 VCA Los Angeles 14,700
60 Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Los Angeles 14,500
61 GUESS Los Angeles 14,300
62 California Pizza Kitchen Los Angeles 14,000
63 Finisar Sunnyvale 14,000
64 Leonard Green & Partners Los Angeles 13,666
65 Levi Strauss & Co. San Francisco 13,200
66 Agilent Technologies Santa Clara 13,000
67 eBay San Jose 12,600
68 Stanford University Stanford 12,500
69 City of Los Angeles Los Angeles 12,260
70 SolarCity Corporation San Mateo 12,243
71 Fillmore Capital Partners San Francisco 12,000
72 Beckman Coulter Brea 11,900
73 Tutor Perini Los Angeles 11,603
74 San Diego Data Processing San Diego 11,130
75 Edwards Lifesciences Irvine 11,100
76 The Yucaipa Companies LLC Los Angeles 11,000
77 Leoch Battery Corporation Lake Forest 11,000
78 Synopsys Mountain View 10,669
79 LA Fitness Irvine 10,650
80 NVIDIA Santa Clara 10,299
81 John Muir Health Concord 10,243
82 LinkedIn Sunnyvale 10,113
83 General Atomics San Diego 10,109
84 Magic Johnson Los Angeles 10,100
85 NetApp Sunnyvale 10,100
86 Johnson’s Baby Sacramento 10,001
87 Sacramento County Sacramento 10,000
88 Yasheng Group Redwood City 10,000
89 Yahoo Sunnyvale 10,000
90 Jamba Juice Emeryville 9,951
91 Source One Staffing Irwindale 9,500
92 Lam Research Fremont 9,400
93 Pentron Orange 9,236
94 Gilead Sciences Foster City 9,000
95 Autodesk San Rafael 9,000
96 Orange County Government Santa Ana 9,000
97 DFS Group San Francisco 9,000
98 Teledyne Technologies Thousand Oaks 8,970
99 Charlotte Russe San Diego 8,961
100 Electronic Arts Redwood City 8,800

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