These Are The 100 Biggest Companies In California

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Biggest Companies, Rankings - 6 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 headquarted 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. Deutsche Telekom
  3. The Walt Disney Company
  4. Oracle
  5. Gap
  6. Kaiser Permanente
  7. Apple
  8. SYNNEX
  9. Intel
  10. Concentrix

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:

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Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In California

Rank Company City Employees
1 Wells Fargo San Francisco 270,600
2 Deutsche Telekom Mountain View 216,550
3 The Walt Disney Company Burbank 195,000
4 Oracle Redwood City 138,000
5 Gap San Francisco 135,000
6 Kaiser Permanente Oakland 116,190
7 Apple Cupertino 116,000
8 SYNNEX Fremont 108,000
9 Intel Santa Clara 106,000
10 Concentrix Fremont 100,000
11 Alorica Irvine 92,000
12 AECOM Los Angeles 87,000
13 Ross Stores Dublin 78,600
14 Alphabet Mountain View 75,606
15 Western Digital San Jose 67,629
16 McKesson San Francisco 64,500
17 Google Mountain View 61,814
18 Dignity Health San Francisco 54,938
19 Bechtel San Francisco 52,700
20 Allied Universal Bakersfield 50,162
21 Advantage Solutions Irvine 48,000
22 Cheesecake Factory 38,800
23 Sun Microsystems Inc 38,600
24 Trader Joe’s Monrovia 36,076
25 Sanmina San Jose 34,958
26 Los Angeles Unified School District Los Angeles 34,110
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 City and County of San Francisco San Francisco 28,000
32 Ingram Micro Irvine 27,700
33 Honda Torrance 26,000
34 Salesforce San Francisco 25,000
35 Avery Dennison Glendale 25,000
36 Princess Cruises Santa Clarita 25,000
37 Pacific Gas and Electric San Francisco 24,000
38 BJ’s Restaurants Huntington Beach 22,220
39 Jack in the Box San Diego 22,200
40 Needle Holdings Inc. Los Angeles 22,000
41 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco 21,670
42 Molina Healthcare Long Beach 21,000
43 Stanford University Stanford 20,900
44 Vons Co Coachella 20,750
45 Facebook Menlo Park 20,658
46 ABC Inc 20,200
47 In-N-Out Burger Irvine 19,926
48 First American Financial Santa Ana 19,531
49 Ensign Services Mission Viejo 19,482
50 Williams Sonoma San Francisco 19,400
51 Amgen Thousand Oaks 19,200
52 VMware Palo Alto 18,905
53 PayPal San Jose 18,100
54 Tesla Palo Alto 17,782
55 Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto 17,500
56 Molson Coors Denver 17,400
57 99 Cents Only Stores Commerce 17,200
58 Home Instead Senior Care Omaha 17,070
59 Charles Schwab San Francisco 16,900
60 Sempra Energy San Diego 16,575
61 Robert Half Menlo Park 16,400
62 Stater Bros. San Bernardino 16,100
63 Tetra Tech Pasadena 16,000
64 Applied Materials Santa Clara 15,600
65 VCA Los Angeles 14,700
66 UC Davis Davis 14,570
67 Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Los Angeles 14,500
68 GUESS Los Angeles 14,300
69 California Pizza Kitchen Los Angeles 14,000
70 Finisar Sunnyvale 14,000
71 Leonard Green & Partners Los Angeles 13,666
72 Scripps Health San Diego 13,323
73 Levi Strauss & Co. San Francisco 13,200
74 Agilent Technologies Santa Clara 13,000
75 eBay San Jose 12,600
76 SolarCity Corporation San Mateo 12,243
77 Fillmore Capital Partners San Francisco 12,000
78 City of San Diego San Diego 11,920
79 Beckman Coulter Brea 11,900
80 City of Los Angeles Los Angeles 11,760
81 Tutor Perini Los Angeles 11,603
82 San Diego Data Processing San Diego 11,130
83 Edwards Lifesciences Irvine 11,100
84 Leoch Battery Corporation Lake Forest 11,000
85 The Yucaipa Companies LLC Los Angeles 11,000
86 Synopsys Mountain View 10,669
87 LA Fitness Irvine 10,650
88 NVIDIA Santa Clara 10,299
89 John Muir Health Concord 10,243
90 Unionbancal Corp San Francisco 10,164
91 LinkedIn Sunnyvale 10,113
92 General Atomics San Diego 10,109
93 NetApp Sunnyvale 10,100
94 Yahoo Sunnyvale 10,000
95 Yasheng Group Redwood City 10,000
96 Jamba Juice Emeryville 9,951
97 Source One Staffing Irwindale 9,500
98 Lam Research Fremont 9,400
99 EVA Air El Segundo 9,247
100 Pentron Orange 9,236

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