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55 Best Fortune 500 Companies To Work For In California

We hand-curated a list of the best companies to work for headquartered in and around California using data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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1

Chevron

Zippia Score 5.0

Company Description:

Chevron Corporation is an American multinational energy corporation.

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2

PayPal

Zippia Score 4.9

Company Description:

PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like cheques and money orders.

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3

Wells Fargo

Zippia Score 4.9

Company Description:

Wells Fargo & Company is an American multinational financial services company headquartered in San Francisco, California, with central offices throughout the United States.

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4

NVIDIA

Zippia Score 4.9

Company Description:

Nvidia Corporation (/ɛnˈvɪdiə/ en-VID-ee-ə; more commonly referred to as Nvidia, stylized as NVIDIA, or, due to their logo, nVIDIA) is an American technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California. It designs graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming and professional markets, as well as system on a chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. Its primary GPU product line, labeled "GeForce", is in direct competition with Advanced Micro Devices' (AMD) "Radeon" products. Nvidia expanded its presence in the gaming industry with its handheld Shield Portable, Shield Tablet and Shield Android TV.

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5

Charles Schwab

Zippia Score 4.9

Company Description:

The Charles Schwab Corporation is a bank and brokerage firm, based in San Francisco, California. It was founded in 1971 by Charles R. Schwab and is one of the largest banks in the United States as well as one of the largest brokerage firms in the United States. The company provides services for individuals and institutions that are investing online. The company offers an electronic trading platform for the purchase and sale of financial securities including common stocks, preferred stocks, futures contracts, exchange-traded funds, options, mutual funds, and fixed income investments. It also provides margin lending, and cash management services, as well as services through registered investment advisers.

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6

Facebook

Zippia Score 4.9

Company Description:

Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.

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7

Pacific Life

Zippia Score 4.9

Company Description:

Pacific Life Insurance Company is an American insurance company providing life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Pacific Life also counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as clients. They currently have over 15,600 agents licensed to sell insurance, just in the state of California.

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8

Adobe

Zippia Score 4.9

Company Description:

Adobe Inc., commonly known as Adobe, is an American multinational computer software company.

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9

Visa

Zippia Score 4.9

Company Description:

Visa Inc. (/ˈviːzə/ or /ˈviːsə/) (also known as Visa, stylized as VISA) is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Foster City, California, United States. It facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards, gift cards, and debit cards. Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers; rather, Visa provides financial institutions with Visa-branded payment products that they then use to offer credit, debit, prepaid and cash-access programs to their customers. In 2015, the Nilson Report, a publication that tracks the credit card industry, found that Visa's global network (known as VisaNet) processed 100 billion transactions during 2014 with a total volume of US$6.8 trillion.

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10

Cisco

Zippia Score 4.9

Company Description:

Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley, that develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products. Through its numerous acquired subsidiaries, such as OpenDNS, WebEx, Jabber and Jasper, Cisco specializes into specific tech markets, such as Internet of Things (IoT), domain security and energy management.

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11

Apple

Zippia Score 4.9

Company Description:

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. The company's hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, and the HomePod smart speaker. Apple's software includes the mac OS and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites, as well as professional applications like Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, and Xcode. Its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store and Mac App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud.

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12

eBay

Zippia Score 4.9

Company Description:

9260 eBay Inc. is an American multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.

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13

Netflix

Zippia Score 4.9

Company Description:

Netflix, Inc. is an American media-services provider headquartered in Los Gatos, California, founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California.

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14

NetApp

Zippia Score 4.9

Company Description:

NetApp, Inc. is a hybrid cloud data services company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It has ranked in the Fortune 500 since 2012. Founded in 1992 with an IPO in 1995, NetApp offers hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation.

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15

Gilead Sciences

Zippia Score 4.9

Company Description:

Gilead Sciences, Inc., commonly known as Gilead Sciences or Gilead (also styled GILEAD), is an American biopharmaceutical company that researches, develops and commercializes drugs. The company focuses primarily on antiviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and influenza, including Harvoni and Sovaldi.

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16

Salesforce

Zippia Score 4.9

Company Description:

Salesforce.com, Inc. (styled in its logo as salesƒorce; abbreviated usually as SF or SFDC) is an American cloud computing company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Though its revenue comes from a customer relationship management (CRM) product, Salesforce also sells commercial applications of social networking through acquisition and internal development.

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17

Tesla

Zippia Score 4.8

Company Description:

1503251 Tesla, Inc. is an American automotive and energy company based in Palo Alto, California.

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18

Amgen

Zippia Score 4.8

Company Description:

Amgen Inc. (formerly Applied Molecular Genetics Inc.) is an American multinational biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California. In 2013, the company's largest selling product lines were Neulasta/Neupogen, two closely related drugs used to prevent infections in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy; and Enbrel, a tumor necrosis factor blocker used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. Other products include Epogen, Aranesp, Sensipar/Mimpara, Nplate, Vectibix, Prolia and XGEVA.

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19

Applied Materials

Zippia Score 4.8

Company Description:

Applied Materials, Inc. is an American corporation that supplies equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of semiconductor (integrated circuit) chips for electronics, flat panel displays for computers, smartphones and televisions, and solar products. The company also supplies equipment to produce coatings for flexible electronics, packaging and other applications. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in Silicon Valley.

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20

Sempra Energy

Zippia Score 4.8

Company Description:

Sempra Energy is an American natural gas utilities holding company based in San Diego, California. It divides its interests into two broad categories: California utilities, including Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E); and businesses not subject to California utilities regulation, chiefly Sempra International and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power.

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21

Oracle

Zippia Score 4.8

Company Description:

Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.

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22

McKesson

Zippia Score 4.8

Company Description:

McKesson Corporation is an American company distributing pharmaceuticals and providing health information technology, medical supplies, and care management tools.

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23

Intel

Zippia Score 4.8

Company Description:

Intel Corporation (commonly known as Intel and stylized as intel) is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley and on 6 Campus Drive, Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. It is the world's second largest and second highest valued semiconductor chip maker based on revenue after being overtaken by Samsung, and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers (PCs). Intel supplies processors for computer system manufacturers such as Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Intel also manufactures motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphics chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing.

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24

HP

Zippia Score 4.8

Company Description:

1451 The Hewlett-Packard Company or Hewlett-Packard was an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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25

Alphabet

Zippia Score 4.8

Company Description:

Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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26

Franklin Templeton Investments

Zippia Score 4.8

Company Description:

Franklin Resources Inc. is an American holding company that, together with its subsidiaries, is referred to as Franklin Templeton Investments; it is a global investment firm founded in New York City in 1947 as Franklin Distributors, Inc. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEN, in honor of Benjamin Franklin, for whom the company is named, and who was admired by founder Rupert Johnson, Sr. In 1973 the company's headquarters moved from New York to San Mateo, California. Today, Franklin Templeton Investments is one of the world's largest asset management groups with US$740 billion in assets under management (AUM) on behalf of private, professional and institutional investors as of March 31, 2017.

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27

Activision Blizzard

Zippia Score 4.8

Company Description:

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is an American video game holding company based in Santa Monica, California.

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28

Lam Research

Zippia Score 4.8

Company Description:

Lam Research Corporation is an American corporation that engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and service of semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. Its products are used primarily in front-end wafer processing, which involves the steps that create the active components of semiconductor devices (transistors, capacitors) and their wiring (interconnects). The company also builds equipment for back-end wafer-level packaging (WLP), and for related manufacturing markets such as for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

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29

Jacobs Engineering Group

Zippia Score 4.8

Company Description:

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is an international technical professional services firm.

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30

The Clorox Company

Zippia Score 4.8

Company Description:

The Clorox Company (formerly Clorox Chemical Co.), based in Oakland, California, is an American worldwide manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with approximately 8,100 employees worldwide as of June 30, 2017. The company's fiscal year 2017 net sales were $6.0 billion, which ranked the company at #453 on Fortune's 2017 Fortune 500 list.

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31

Pacific Gas and Electric

Zippia Score 4.7

Company Description:

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an American investor-owned utility with publicly traded stock that is headquartered in the Pacific Gas & Electric Building in San Francisco.

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32

Qualcomm

Zippia Score 4.7

Company Description:

Qualcomm Incorporated is an American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company that designs and markets wireless telecommunications products and services.

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33

Molina Healthcare

Zippia Score 4.7

Company Description:

Molina Healthcare is a managed care company headquartered in Long Beach, California, United States. The company provides health insurance to individuals through government programs such as Medicaid and Medicare.

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34

Avery Dennison

Zippia Score 4.7

Company Description:

Avery Dennison Corporation is a global manufacturer and distributor of pressure-sensitive adhesive materials (such as self-adhesive labels), apparel branding labels and tags, RFID inlays, and specialty medical products. The company is a member of the Fortune 500 and is headquartered in Glendale, California.

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35

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Zippia Score 4.7

Company Description:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (commonly referred to as HPE) is an American multinational enterprise information technology company based in Palo Alto, California, founded on 1 November 2015 as part of splitting of the Hewlett-Packard company. HPE is a business-focused organization with two divisions: Enterprise Group, which works in servers, storage, networking, consulting and support, and Financial Services.

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36

Symantec

Zippia Score 4.7

Company Description:

Symantec Corporation is an American software company headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States.

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37

The Walt Disney Company

Zippia Score 4.7

Company Description:

The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Walt Disney or simply Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

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38

Gap

Zippia Score 4.6

Company Description:

The Gap, Inc., commonly known as Gap Inc.

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39

Western Digital

Zippia Score 4.6

Company Description:

Western Digital Corporation (abbreviated WDC, commonly known as Western Digital and abbreviated WD) is an American computer hard disk drive manufacturer and data storage company. It designs, manufactures and sells data technology products, including storage devices, data center systems and cloud storage services.

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40

St. Jude Medical Center

Zippia Score 4.6

Company Description:

Not affiliated with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee St.

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41

Live Nation Entertainment

Zippia Score 4.6

Company Description:

Live Nation Entertainment is an American global entertainment company, formed from the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster in 2010. It owns, leases, operates, has booking rights for and/or equity interests in a large number of U.S. entertainment venues.

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42

First American Financial

Zippia Score 4.6

Company Description:

First American Financial Corporation is a United States financial services company and is a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries.

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43

AECOM

Zippia Score 4.5

Company Description:

AECOM (/eɪ.iːˈkɒm/ ay-ee-KOM) (formerly known as AECOM Technology Corporation) is an American multinational engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction, and management services to a wide range of clients.

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44

Ross Stores

Zippia Score 4.5

Company Description:

Ross Stores, Inc. is an American chain of off-price department stores headquartered in Dublin, California, officially operating under the brandname, Ross Dress for Less.

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45

Robert Half

Zippia Score 4.4

Company Description:

Robert Half, most recently, Robert Half International, is an American human resource consulting firm based in Menlo Park, California. It is a member of the S&P 500, and is credited as being the world's first and largest accounting and finance staffing firm, with over 325 locations worldwide. In 2009, the company was ranked first in the temporary help industry on Fortune magazine's list of World's Most Admired Companies, and was ranked 9th by global staffing revenue.

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46

CBRE

Zippia Score 4.4

Company Description:

CBRE Group, Inc. is a commercial real estate services and investment firm. It is the largest company of its kind in the world. It is based in Los Angeles, California and operates more than 450 offices worldwide and has clients in more than 100 countries.

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47

Sanmina

Zippia Score 4.4

Company Description:

Sanmina Corporation is an American electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider headquartered in San Jose, California that serves original equipment manufacturers in communications and computer hardware fields. The firm has nearly 80 manufacturing sites, and is one of the world's largest independent manufacturers of printed circuit boards and backplanes. It is ranked number 414 in the Fortune 500 list, and has been included in the list for the 16th year.

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48

Yahoo

Zippia Score 4.3

Company Description:

The original Yahoo! company was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 2, 1995.

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49

Mattel

Zippia Score 4.3

Company Description:

Mattel, Inc. is an American multinational toy manufacturing company founded in 1945 with headquarters in El Segundo, California.

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50

Core-Mark International

Zippia Score 4.3

Company Description:

Core-Mark Holding Company (NASDAQ: CORE) distributes fresh, chilled and frozen merchandise mainly to convenience stores in the United States. It also provides associated business services such as category management and management of promotions.

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51

Edison International

Zippia Score 4.3

Company Description:

Edison International is a public utility holding company based in Rosemead, California.

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52

SYNNEX

Zippia Score 4.0

Company Description:

Synnex Corporation, founded in 1980 by Robert T. Huang and based in Fremont, California, is an information technology supply chain services company offering services to original equipment manufacturers, software publishers and reseller customers. The president and CEO, as of November 2008, was Kevin M. Murai.

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53

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.

Zippia Score 4.0

Company Description:

Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co. (RSAC), is the largest metals service center operator in North America and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The company provides metals processing services and distributes a line of approximately 50,000 metal products, including aluminum, brass, alloy, copper, carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium, and specialty metal products to fabricators, manufacturers, and other end users.

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54

A-Mark Precious Metals

Zippia Score 3.9

Company Description:

A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. is a precious metal trading company. The Company is a wholesaler of gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion and related products, including bars, wafers, grain and coins. It distributes gold and silver coins and bars f...

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55

O'Reilly Media

Zippia Score 3.8

Company Description:

O'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly & Associates) is an American media company established by Tim O'Reilly that publishes books and Web sites and produces conferences on computer technology topics. Their distinctive brand features a woodcut of an animal on many of their book covers.

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Detailed List Of The Best Fortune 500 Companies In California

Rank Company Zippia Score
1 Chevron 5.0
2 PayPal 4.9
3 Wells Fargo 4.9
4 NVIDIA 4.9
5 Charles Schwab 4.9
6 Facebook 4.9
7 Pacific Life 4.9
8 Adobe 4.9
9 Visa 4.9
10 Cisco 4.9
11 Apple 4.9
12 eBay 4.9
13 Netflix 4.9
14 NetApp 4.9
15 Gilead Sciences 4.9
16 Salesforce 4.9
17 Tesla 4.8
18 Amgen 4.8
19 Applied Materials 4.8
20 Sempra Energy 4.8
21 Oracle 4.8
22 McKesson 4.8
23 Intel 4.8
24 HP 4.8
25 Alphabet 4.8
26 Franklin Templeton Investments 4.8
27 Activision Blizzard 4.8
28 Lam Research 4.8
29 Jacobs Engineering Group 4.8
30 The Clorox Company 4.8
31 Pacific Gas and Electric 4.7
32 Qualcomm 4.7
33 Molina Healthcare 4.7
34 Avery Dennison 4.7
35 Hewlett Packard Enterprise 4.7
36 Symantec 4.7
37 The Walt Disney Company 4.7
38 Gap 4.6
39 Western Digital 4.6
40 St. Jude Medical Center 4.6
41 Live Nation Entertainment 4.6
42 First American Financial 4.6
43 AECOM 4.5
44 Ross Stores 4.5
45 Robert Half 4.4
46 CBRE 4.4
47 Sanmina 4.4
48 Yahoo 4.3
49 Mattel 4.3
50 Core-Mark International 4.3
51 Edison International 4.3
52 SYNNEX 4.0
53 Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. 4.0
54 A-Mark Precious Metals 3.9
55 O'Reilly Media 3.8