The Customer Relationship Management field is an exciting one to be plugged into. Growing exponentially over the last several years, Gartner expects CRM to become a $36 billion market by 2017. This growth bodes well for prospective job-seekers in the industry; there will be room for employment, growth, and advancement. You'll just need to know where to look for the opportunities.

We've taken a look at Glassdoor to check out just what employees and insiders are saying about the CRM companies they represent. To make it easier on you, we have sifted through the list, providing you with a closer look at the 10 companies we feel are most in tune with what employees demand from their jobs. We have specifically looked at companies with employee satisfaction ratings of 3.5 or higher, and CEOs who have won the approval from their staff. Although the list is ranked from top to bottom, they are each worth the closer look and, hopefully, you'll be the one leaving reviews for one of them soon enough.
 

Freshdesk Freshdesk
Freedom to be you.
 
Rank: #1
Rating: 4.9
CEO Approval Rating: 100%
# Of Employees: 200+
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
 
What makes it so great?
Founded in 2011 by two tech wunderkinds, Freshdesk has been growing steadily since. The balance between being a growing firm and still maintaining a work environment that promotes expressive freedom has garnered much praise from its employees. The ambience is another selling point of working here; employees rave about the fun-yet-friendly vibe of the office they share with other free spirits like them. Overall, the glaring con of working here seems to be the fact that there aren’t enough foosball tables… Not necessarily the worst problem to have. Check out Freshdesk's current job openings here.
 
 In an employee’s own words (from Glassdoor):
“You get to do everything in Freshdesk and you are not focused to do similar tasks. You have a joyous ambience that makes you work as well as have fun.”
 

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Infusionsoft Infusionsoft
Cling to the core values.

Rank: #2
Rating: 4.7
CEO Approval Rating: 100%
# Of Employees: 531
Headquarters: Chandler, AZ

What makes it so great?
Chandler, Arizona’s own Infusionsoft makes it clear that the company’s mission “is to create and dominate the market”They’ve been around for more than a decade now, but their adherence to core values has been what’s led to their successes. And it’s what’s got their employees buzzing. There is a virtually-unanimous understanding that goals drive the company forward, and employees are motivated to remain focused and united. While some feel that the constant upward trajectory of the company can be leading to some growing pains, the overall outlook of playing important individual roles there remains optimistic. Check out Infusionsoft's current job openings here.

 In an employee’s own words (from Glassdoor):
“The company's vision and goals are clearly defined and each employee has three major responsibilities that directly affect the company's mission. This type of clarity makes it easier to see what I am working towards on a daily basis and how my part plays into the overall success of the company.”
 

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PowerObjects PowerObjects
Empowerment from day one.

Rank: #3
Rating: 4.4
CEO Approval Rating: 100%
# Of Employees: 207
Headquarters: Minneapolis, MN

What makes it so great?
According to COO Jim Sheehan, PowerObjects is in a “very rapid growth” period. With a job growth of 107% over the past year, the foot doesn’t appear to be coming off of the gas pedal anytime soon; healthy job growth is projected for the near future. Employees gush about management’s ability to develop and direct them from the very first day at the office. Competitive salaries and benefits are boons here while the only concession seems to be that the weather in Minnesota- where the company’s headquarters are located- can be cold… Having many office locations across the continent takes care of this concern. Check out PowerObject's current job openings here.

In an employee’s own words (from Glassdoor):
“PowerObjects has been incredible; from day one, everyone is inviting, open, and friendly. The office space (Minneapolis) is awesome- very open and aesthetically pleasing- and the location is ideal. They love to hire from within, and are always offering advancement, progression, and training opportunities. The leadership is hands-down the best I've had the privilege of working with, and the salaries and benefits are outstanding.”

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Velocify Velocify
Collaboration is king.

Rank: #4
Rating: 4.3
CEO Approval Rating: 83%
# Of Employees: 143
Headquarters: El Segundo, CA

What makes it so great?
An atmosphere of collaboration is what you can expect from working at Velocify. Employees rave about the time they spend working with their ultra-talented peers as much as they rave about the always-stocked kitchen… which is important, too! It’s also evident that management values what the staff has to say; there is overwhelming praise for the fact that innovations, ideas, and input are actively sought from all corners of the office. Check out Velocify's current job openings here.

In an employee’s own words (from Glassdoor):
“I've worked at a number of great companies, and I have to say that this is the best in so many ways. Velocify hires intelligent and talented employees and enables them to work in a supportive environment. The teams work collaboratively together, and people are able to make a big impact on the company and products and services.”

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Zoho Zoho
Home away from home.

Rank: #5
Rating: 4.1
CEO Approval Rating: 98%
# Of Employees: 2200
Headquarters: Pleasanton, CA

What makes it so great?
Since 1996, Zoho has made it a goal to be ultra-versatile for businesses that utilize their services. This versatility just so happens to be something its employees praise, too. It’s one of the stand-out facets of the laid-back nature at the company. Malleable work schedules are available for those that need them and a dress code is not enforced. While the workload can admittedly become heavy, employees find solace in the fact that Zoho feels like home. And, with a 10% increase in job growth over the past year, Zoho's quickly becoming “home” for many more. Check out Zoho's recruitment system.

In an employee’s own words (from Glassdoor):
“Cool Place to work with, really awesome environment. Electrifying atmosphere to start with. Friendly People and developers are treated as family.”

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Zendesk Zende​sk
For the go-getters out there.

Rank: #6
Rating: 4.1
CEO Approval Rating: 96%
# Of Employees: 500+
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA

What makes it so great?
CEO Mikkel Svane makes sure he’s more than a figurehead at Zendesk; employees seem to genuinely love him, expressing how great it is to see him hang out with them at office parties and other special events. This is a part of the culture of the fast-growing company. The product and customers aren’t the only important pieces to the puzzle here; the employees matter, too. While the accelerated growth of the company can be exciting, there are some wrinkles that pop up in interoffice communication. This is not for the faint of heart; the independent, self-motivated go-getters are the people that thrive. And there’s every opportunity here to do just that. Check out Zendesk's current job openings here.

In an employee’s own words (from Glassdoor):
“In general, Zendesk values self-managing types who proactively identify and correct problems. For the intrinsically motivated, this can be highly rewarding, and can result in a great deal of freedom.”

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Veeva Systems Veeva Systems
Find your niche.

Rank: #7
Rating: 4.1
CEO Approval Rating: 87%
# Of Employees: 600+
Headquarters: Pleasanton, CA

What makes it so great?
If you’re looking for a company that’s all grown up but still retains a start-up feel, Veeva Systems manages to do just that. Employees thrive here because of the ample room to grow professionally and the opportunities that exist for them to wear many different hats in the company. And just like life in a start-up company, if one role doesn’t fit you, there’s bound to be another one that does. This also ties into the great sense of pride employees have in the product. At Veeva Systems, it doesn’t feel like work; it’s more dynamic than that. And while employees do concede that compensation packages may not jump off the page, they are also quick to point out that everybody is laser-focused and, so, work never gets stale. Check out Veeva System's current job openings here.

In an employee’s own words (from Glassdoor):
“Very good working environment and culture. Less politics. Customer success and satisfaction are highest priority. Everybody is focusing on getting the job done. Work in a fast paced agile development cycle. Never boring. Good work life balance.”

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Salesforce Salesforce
All work and all play.

Rank: #8
Rating: 3.7
CEO Approval Rating: 93%
# Of Employees: 13,000
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA

What makes it so great?
Consistently in the news for its innovations and work environment, Salesforce.com is no stranger to Top 10 lists like this one. The salaries are competitive, the staff is elite, and the potential is still there for the company to grow. Oh, and there are perks that are nothing short of impressive: free food and snacks, on-site basketball and volleyball courts, and a minibar. The balance between being at the forefront of the industry and not losing sight of core values is a difficult one to find, and this is what employees seem to be most vocal about. But, for those who are ready to tackle new and evolving projects, Salesforce.com is the challenge you seek. Employees agree that the resources and training exist here to make it; but it’s the self-motivated that truly stand out. Check out Salesforce's current job openings here.

In an employee’s own words (from Glassdoor):
“Salesforce.com invests heavily in its employees. From the high-end office space to comfortable interiors, generous benefits, and firm commitment to meeting and exceeding workplace fairness, policy, and procedure rules and laws, anyone can be free to be themselves at Salesforce.com and do the best work of their lives.”

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NetSuite NetSui​te
Tried-and-true and moving forward.

Rank: #9
Rating: 3.7
CEO Approval Rating: 80%
# Of Employees: 2,200+
Headquarters: San Mateo, CA

What makes it so great?
Since being founded in 1998, NetSuite has expanded across the globe with offices in many different countries. And along with its stature in the industry comes a tried-and-true product. Employees seem to have a deep-rooted pride in the services NetSuite provides; they are unofficially product evangelists as much as they are officially compensated staff. Competitive compensation and stock options are two major pluses. The one drawback that workers bring up often is the idea that the offices may be too big, leaving a disconnect between management’s vision and the staff’s execution. But timely recent executive hires have NetSuite on the right track going forward. Check out NetSuite's current job openings here.

In an employee’s own words (from Glassdoor):
“People are great to work with. They have energy and enjoying working and supporting each other. The technology has a good story and people can be successful. If you are a superstar, you are rewarded with stock that has tangible value. Good benefits.”

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Soffront Soffront
Resilient company, solid product.

Rank: #10
Rating: 3.7
CEO Approval Rating: 71%
# Of Employees: 61
Headquarters: Fremont, CA

What makes it so great?
Employees rave about Soffront’s ability as a company to absorb crises and still succeed. While the recession hit companies hard, Soffront’s product has always been good enough to weather the storm. This confidence exudes from the employees that have comments about the company. Almost unanimously, it’s the product that gets the most praise here, its utility realized by sales and marketing teams alike. President & CEO Manu Das calls the workspace “Excel on steroids.” Lateral mobility sometimes supersedes vertical growth, and that seems to be the one bad taste in mouths, but the opportunities to prove yourself are there if you’re willing to take advantage of them. Check out Soffront's current job openings here.

In an employee’s own words (from Glassdoor):
“I have been worked at Soffront for 14 years. 14 years ago, I was a foreign student just out of school, no working experience. Soffront gave me a great learning opportunity and build up my confidence in the work.”

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The opportunities abound in the CRM world right now. In a rapidly-growing industry, there are a plethora of companies that can nurture, drive, and challenge you. Some offer outstanding perks, while others offer the versatility you need to evolve professionally. You just need to know where to look; hopefully, this list can get you started.