These Are The 100 Biggest Companies In California

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

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 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 Google Mountain View 61,814
17 Dignity Health San Francisco 54,938
18 Bechtel San Francisco 52,700
19 HP Palo Alto 49,000
20 Advantage Solutions Irvine 48,000
21 Sutter Health Sacramento 43,000
22 Infineon Technologies Milpitas 36,300
23 Trader Joe’s Monrovia 36,076
24 Los Angeles Unified School District Los Angeles 35,720
25 Sanmina San Jose 34,958
26 Mattel El Segundo 32,000
27 Dole Thousand Oaks 30,500
28 Qualcomm San Diego 30,500
29 TTM Technologies Santa Ana 28,360
30 Ingram Micro Irvine 27,700
31 Honda Torrance 26,000
32 Princess Cruises Santa Clarita 25,000
33 Inter-Con Security Systems Pasadena 25,000
34 Avery Dennison Glendale 25,000
35 Salesforce San Francisco 25,000
36 State of California Sacramento 24,190
37 Pacific Gas and Electric San Francisco 24,000
38 Petco Holdings Inc San Diego 22,400
39 BJ’s Restaurants Huntington Beach 22,220
40 Jack in the Box San Diego 22,200
41 Needle Holdings Inc Los Angeles 22,000
42 Molina Healthcare Long Beach 21,000
43 Vons Co Coachella 20,750
44 Facebook Menlo Park 20,658
45 In-N-Out Burger Irvine 19,926
46 First American Financial Santa Ana 19,531
47 Amgen Thousand Oaks 19,200
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 Applied Materials Santa Clara 15,600
57 WIS International San Diego 15,000
58 Freeman Spogli & Co. Los Angeles 14,841
59 UC Davis Davis 14,810
60 VCA Los Angeles 14,700
61 Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Los Angeles 14,500
62 GUESS Los Angeles 14,300
63 Finisar Sunnyvale 14,000
64 California Pizza Kitchen Los Angeles 14,000
65 Leonard Green & Partners Los Angeles 13,666
66 Levi Strauss & Co. San Francisco 13,200
67 Agilent Technologies Santa Clara 13,000
68 eBay San Jose 12,600
69 Stanford University Stanford 12,500
70 City of Los Angeles Los Angeles 12,260
71 SolarCity Corporation San Mateo 12,243
72 Fillmore Capital Partners San Francisco 12,000
73 San Diego Data Processing San Diego 11,130
74 Edwards Lifesciences Irvine 11,100
75 The Yucaipa Companies LLC Los Angeles 11,000
76 Leoch Battery Corporation Lake Forest 11,000
77 Synopsys Mountain View 10,669
78 LA Fitness Irvine 10,650
79 NVIDIA Santa Clara 10,299
80 John Muir Health Concord 10,243
81 LinkedIn Sunnyvale 10,113
82 General Atomics San Diego 10,109
83 NetApp Sunnyvale 10,100
84 Johnson’s Baby Sacramento 10,001
85 Yasheng Group Redwood City 10,000
86 Yahoo Sunnyvale 10,000
87 SSA Marine Long Beach 10,000
88 Sacramento County Sacramento 10,000
89 Solvis Staffing Escondido 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 Franklin Templeton Investments San Mateo 9,130
95 DFS Group San Francisco 9,000
96 Orange County Government Santa Ana 9,000
97 Gilead Sciences Foster City 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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