The 100 Largest Companies In California For 2020

By Chris Kolmar - Jan. 29, 2020

If you live in California and you’re looking for a job, you have come to the right place.

What’s The Largest Company In California?

Concentrix is the largest company headquartered in California based on our database of 10 million resumes. It has 225,000 employees. See the full table or the methodology below.

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. Concentrix
  2. The Walt Disney Company
  3. Taco Bell
  4. Safeway
  5. Gap
  6. Apple
  7. Kaiser Permanente
  8. SYNNEX
  9. PORAC
  10. Intel

Concentrix comes in at the top, with more current employees than any other company in the state. 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, Concentrix looks to the be the biggest company in California clocking in with 225,000 employees.

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

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Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In California

Rank Company City Employees
1 Concentrix Fremont 225,000
2 The Walt Disney Company Burbank 201,000
3 Taco Bell Irvine 175,000
4 Safeway Pleasanton 137,000
5 Gap San Francisco 135,000
6 Apple Cupertino 132,000
7 Kaiser Permanente Oakland 128,270
8 SYNNEX Fremont 108,000
9 PORAC Sacramento 107,653
10 Intel Santa Clara 107,100
11 State of California Sacramento 100,000
12 Governor of California Sacramento 100,000
13 Alphabet Mountain View 98,771
14 AECOM Los Angeles 87,000
15 Ross Stores Dublin 82,700
16 McKesson San Francisco 78,000
17 Cisco Systems San Jose 74,200
18 Red Lobster San Francisco 62,000
19 Hewlett Packard Enterprise San Jose 60,000
20 Aid West Hollywood 53,100
21 Chevron San Ramon 51,900
22 HP Palo Alto 49,000
23 Sanmina San Jose 46,000
24 Seagate Technology Cupertino 41,000
25 Panda Express Rosemead 39,000
26 Sun Microsystems Santa Clara 38,600
27 L.A. Unified Los Angeles 37,110
28 Qualcomm San Diego 35,400
29 UC Davis Davis 34,060
30 IHOP Glendale 32,300
31 Mattel El Segundo 32,000
32 Avery Dennison Glendale 30,000
33 TTM Technologies Costa Mesa 28,360
34 Petco Holdings San Diego 25,000
35 Salesforce San Francisco 25,000
36 Princess Cruise Lines Santa Clarita 25,000
37 Men’s Wearhouse Fremont 24,500
38 Pilot San Francisco 24,337
39 Uber Technologies San Francisco 22,263
40 BJ’s Restaurants Huntington Beach 22,220
41 Needle Holdings Los Angeles 22,000
42 Adobe San Jose 21,428
43 Applied Materials Santa Clara 21,000
44 Vons Coachella 20,750
45 Molina Healthcare Long Beach 20,000
46 UST Global Aliso Viejo 20,000
47 Ensign Group Mission Viejo 19,482
48 Amgen Thousand Oaks 19,200
49 Charles Schwab San Francisco 19,169
50 Robert Half International Menlo Park 18,900
51 Cal Performances Berkeley 18,370
52 PayPal San Jose 18,100
53 Stater Bros. Markets San Bernardino 18,000
54 Raley’s West Sacramento 17,500
55 Tetra Tech Pasadena 17,000
56 West Valley Engineering Sunnyvale 16,890
57 Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto 16,000
58 Levi Strauss & Co. San Francisco 15,100
59 General Atomics San Diego 15,000
60 Number Holdings Commerce 15,000
61 Parsons Pasadena 15,000
62 Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Los Angeles 14,900
63 Universal Protection Service Santa Ana 14,897
64 Freeman Spogli & Co. Los Angeles 14,841
65 Stanford University Stanford 14,730
66 UCSF San Francisco 14,340
67 GUESS Los Angeles 14,300
68 Fry’s Electronics San Jose 14,000
69 LinkedIn Mountain View 14,000
70 California Pizza Kitchen Los Angeles 14,000
71 Legoland California Carlsbad 13,970
72 Southern California Edison Rosemead 13,599
73 Agilent Technologies Santa Clara 13,500
74 LA Fitness Irvine 13,090
75 Scripps Health San Diego 13,000
76 College Hospital Cerritos 12,750
77 Synopsys Mountain View 12,590
78 Symantec Mountain View 12,518
79 SolarCity San Mateo 12,243
80 Orange County Employees Association Santa Ana 12,198
81 Beckman Coulter Brea 12,000
82 The Cooper Companies Pleasanton 12,000
83 Nvidia Santa Clara 11,528
84 Trimble Sunnyvale 11,500
85 San Diego Data Processing San Diego 11,130
86 Leoch Battery Lake Forest 11,000
87 Yucaipa Companies Los Angeles 11,000
88 John Muir Health Walnut Creek 10,243
89 Cloud Lending San Mateo 10,200
90 Magic Johnson Los Angeles 10,100
91 NetApp Sunnyvale 10,100
92 Tutor Perini Los Angeles 10,061
93 Trader Joe’s Monrovia 10,001
94 Centennial Bank Fountain Valley 10,001
95 Johnson’s Baby Sacramento 10,001
96 Microdyne Outsourcing Torrance 10,001
97 Central Purchasing Calabasas 10,000
98 Activision Blizzard Santa Monica 9,900
99 Big 5 Sporting Goods El Segundo 9,500
100 Source One Staffing Irwindale 9,500

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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