The 100 Largest Companies In California For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Biggest Companies, Rankings - 1 month 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. Wells Fargo
  2. The Walt Disney Company
  3. Oracle
  4. Gap
  5. Apple
  6. SYNNEX
  7. PORAC
  8. Intel
  9. Alorica
  10. Western Digital

Wells Fargo 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, Wells Fargo looks to the be the biggest company in California clocking in with 270,600 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:

Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In California

Rank Company City Employees
1 Wells Fargo San Francisco 270,600
2 The Walt Disney Company Burbank 195,000
3 Oracle Redwood City 138,000
4 Gap San Francisco 135,000
5 Apple Cupertino 116,000
6 SYNNEX Fremont 108,000
7 PORAC Sacramento 107,653
8 Intel Santa Clara 106,000
9 Alorica Irvine 92,000
10 Western Digital San Jose 67,629
11 McKesson San Francisco 64,500
12 Dignity Health San Francisco 54,938
13 HP Palo Alto 49,000
14 Sutter Health Sacramento 43,000
15 Seagate Technology Cupertino 43,000
16 Concentrix Fremont 38,760
17 L.A. Unified Los Angeles 36,420
18 Sanmina San Jose 34,958
19 Forever 21 Los Angeles 30,000
20 TTM Technologies Costa Mesa 28,360
21 Ingram Micro Irvine 27,700
22 American Honda Motor Torrance 26,000
23 Salesforce San Francisco 25,000
24 Inter-Con Security Systems Pasadena 25,000
25 Pilot Corporation San Francisco 24,337
26 Petco Holdings Inc San Diego 22,400
27 BJ’s Restaurants Huntington Beach 22,220
28 Needle Holdings Inc Los Angeles 22,000
29 Vons Coachella 20,750
30 Facebook Menlo Park 20,658
31 In-N-Out Burger Irvine 19,926
32 First American Financial Santa Ana 19,531
33 Ensign Group Mission Viejo 19,482
34 Williams Sonoma San Francisco 19,400
35 VMware Palo Alto 18,905
36 PayPal San Jose 18,100
37 Tesla Palo Alto 17,782
38 Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto 17,500
39 99 Cents Only Stores Commerce 17,200
40 Charles Schwab San Francisco 16,900
41 Sempra Energy San Diego 16,575
42 Robert Half Menlo Park 16,400
43 Stater Bros. San Bernardino 16,100
44 Tetra Tech Pasadena 16,000
45 UC San Diego #TritonPride San Diego 15,250
46 UC Davis Davis 15,090
47 Parsons Pasadena 15,000
48 Freeman Spogli & Co. Los Angeles 14,841
49 VCA Los Angeles 14,700
50 Finisar Sunnyvale 14,000
51 California Pizza Kitchen Los Angeles 14,000
52 Scripps Health San Diego 13,323
53 Levi Strauss & Co. San Francisco 13,200
54 City of Los Angeles Los Angeles 12,520
55 Raley’s West Sacramento 12,000
56 LA Fitness Irvine 11,930
57 Beckman Coulter Brea 11,900
58 Tutor Perini Los Angeles 11,603
59 San Diego Data Processing San Diego 11,130
60 Edwards Lifesciences Irvine 11,100
61 Leoch Battery Lake Forest 11,000
62 Real Mex Restaurants Inc Cypress 10,843
63 Synopsys Mountain View 10,669
64 John Muir Health Walnut Creek 10,243
65 Unionbancal Corp San Francisco 10,164
66 LinkedIn Mountain View 10,113
67 General Atomics San Diego 10,109
68 Magic Johnson Los Angeles 10,100
69 NetApp Sunnyvale 10,100
70 Johnson’s Baby Sacramento 10,001
71 Microdyne Outsourcing Inc Torrance 10,001
72 Centennial Bank Fountain Valley 10,001
73 Yasheng Group Redwood City 10,000
74 Solvis Staffing Escondido 10,000
75 Jamba Juice Emeryville 9,951
76 Franklin Templeton Investments San Mateo 9,400
77 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Los Angeles 9,400
78 Lam Research Fremont 9,400
79 DFS Group San Francisco 9,000
80 Gilead Sciences Foster City 9,000
81 Autodesk San Rafael 9,000
82 Charlotte Russe San Francisco 8,961
83 Electronic Arts Redwood City 8,800
84 Stanford Health Care Palo Alto 8,550
85 Cubic San Diego 8,500
86 Panda Restaurant Group Rosemead 8,480
87 Trimble Sunnyvale 8,388
88 Live Nation Entertainment Beverly Hills 8,300
89 Bio-Rad Laboratories Hercules 8,250
90 Intuit Mountain View 8,200
91 AMD Sunnyvale 8,200
92 Farmers Insurance Los Angeles 7,935
93 PriceSmart San Diego 7,835
94 Varian Medical Systems Palo Alto 7,800
95 UCSF Medical Center San Francisco 7,710
96 Core-Mark International South San Francisco 7,688
97 San Diego Unified School District San Diego 7,600
98 Smart & Final Los Angeles 7,565
99 CHMB Escondido 7,545
100 LAPRA Los Angeles 7,514

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