Now that you have your résumé, here are regional companies, brief descriptions and website links and/or instructions on forwarding your résumé to them. Good luck!

New information in development: Commuter/alternative transportation options. Currently this information will be added as it is acquired with the goal of creating a comprehensive section on commuting options to help reduce aggravation, gridlock and pollution.

Top 100+ Companies
in the San Francisco Bay Area and Redwood Empire

(Marin, Napa, and Sonoma Counties)

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AAA/California State Automobile Association San Francisco and Bay Area offices
Automotive insurance and services.
Fax (for résumés): 415-565-4582
To mail résumés, send to:
CSAA Employment Services Group
150 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94105

Acuson Corp., Mountain View
Medical ultrasound equipment; launched two ultrasound systems, Sequoia and Aspen.
Telephone: 650-969-9112

Advanced Fibre Communications, Petaluma
Fibre communications/telecommunications equipment; fastest growing high tech company in Sonoma County; went public October 1, 1997.
Telephone: 707-794-7700/Email:
Alternative commute option: Take bus, either Sonoma County Transit (1-800-345-7433) or Golden Gate Transit (707-541-2000/415-455-2000) and transfer to the Petaluma Transit (707-778-4460) bus which stops directly across the street from AFC offices.

Adaptec, Inc., Milpitas
Semiconductors and peripherals; moved into new technology areas including ATM, Ethernet and CD-Recording.
Telephone: 408-945-8600

Adobe Systems, Inc., San Jose
Software; set up dividend program for shareholders to profit from Adobe's venture investments.
Telephone: 408-536-6000

Advent Software, Inc., San Francisco
Investment management software
Telephone: 415-543-7696

AirTouch Communications, San Francisco
Cellular and paging services; worldwide customer base grew 45% in 1996; it now has more than 8,000,000 customers in twelve countries.
Telephone: 415-658-2000

Altera Corp, San Jose
Logic devices, semiconductors.
Telephone: 408-894-7000

Alza Corp., Palo Alto
Pharmaceuticals (drug delivery); launched Ethyol (a product that is used in chemotherapy).
Telephone: 415-494-5000

AMD Inc./Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale
Semiconductors; introduced K6 microprocessor. Selected as a member of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers in 1997.
Telephone: 408-732-2400

Amdahl Corp., Sunnyvale
Information processing hardware and software; introduced new products for all of its hardware lines (mainframe computers, data storage products and UNIX and NT servers).
Telephone: 408-746-6000

Apple Computer Inc., Cupertino
Personal computers and media devices, software;
Telephone: 408-996-1010

Applied Materials, Inc., Santa Clara
Chip making equipment; acquired Opal and Orbot Instruments--two Israeli companies specializing in test equipment for chip making.
Telephone: 408-727-5555

Arterial Vascular Engineering, Santa Rosa
Manufacturer of cardiac care devices, including highly specialized stent systems and balloon angioplasty catheters. A rapidly growing company; having become a major player in the coronary stent market. Opportunities for sales people due to direct sales force expansion, as well as research and development, manufacturing and compliance will continue to grow.
Telephone: 707-525-0111

Ascend Communications, Inc., Alameda
Remote-networking products; merged with Cascade Communications in 1997.
Telephone: 510-769-6001

Aspect Telecommunications Corp., San Jose
Call-center systems; call-center applications now include the World Wide Web.
Telephone: 408-325-2200

Atmel Corp., San Jose
Semiconductor manufacturing; revenues have grown to more than $1 billion.
Telephone: 408-441-0311

Autodesk, Inc., San Rafael
Computer-aided design software; company has recently entered the consumer market.
Telephone: 415-507-5000
Alternative commute option: May take Golden Gate Transit (415-455-2000/707-541-2000) 80 (101 corridor bus) stop at freeway buspad or commuter bus which stops directly in front of building.


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BankAmerica Corp., San Francisco
Banking and financial services.
Telephone: 415-622-3456

Bay Apartment Communities, Inc., San Jose
Real estate investment trust.
Telephone: 408-983-1500

Bay Networks, Inc., Santa Clara
Networking and communications.
Telephone: 408-988-2400

Beringer Wine Estate Holding, Inc., St. Helena
Wine (also estate-brewed beer sold locally)
Telephone: 707-963-7115

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules
Diagnostic products
Telephone: 510-724-7000

BRE Properties, Inc., San Francisco
Real estate investment trust.
Telephone: 415-445-6530


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C-Cube Microsystems, Inc., Milpitas
Integrated circuits for digital video
Telephone: 408-944-6300

CSAA/California State Automobile Association San Francisco and Bay Area offices
(Also known as AAA or Triple-A)
Automotive insurance and services.
Fax (for résumés): 415-565-4582
To mail résumés, send to:
CSAA Employment Services Group
150 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94105

Cadence Design Systems, Inc., San Jose
Software, supplier of complete solutions, products and services.
Telephone: 408-943-1234

California Culinary Academy, San Francisco

Culinary education
Telephone: 415-771-3536

California Water Service Group, San Jose
Water utilities
Telephone: 408-367-8200

Catellus Development Corp., San Francisco
Real estate
Telephone: 415-974-4500

CBT Group PLC,
Interactive training software
Telephone: 650-614-5900

Central Garden and Pet Co., Lafayette
Consumer products
Telephone: 925-283-4573
No website--mailing address: 3697 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549

Chalone Wine Group Ltd., Napa
Telephone: 707-254-4200

Chevron Corp., San Francisco
Oil and gas exploration, refining and marketing
Telephone: 415-894-7700

Children's Discovery Centers of America, Inc., San Rafael
Telephone: 415-257-4200
No website--mailing address: 851 Irwin Street, Suite 200, San Rafael, CA 94901

Chiron Corp., Emeryville
Biotechnology, health care
Telephone: 510-655-8730

Cirrus Logic Inc., Fremont
Integrated circuits
Telephone: 510-623-8300

Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose
Network software and hardware; seeking to become one-stop-shop for computer-networking technology.
Telephone: 408-526-4000

Clorox Co., Oakland
Household products; acquired Armor All automotive cleaning products business in 1997.
Telephone: 510-271-7000

CNF Transportation Inc., Palo Alto
Logistics, air freight, trucking
Telephone: 650-494-2900

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., San Jose
Semiconductors; successfully dropped price on SRAM memory chip - largest volume product - and still made a profit.
Telephone: 408-943-2600


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Electronic Arts Inc., San Mateo
Entertainment/action software.
Telephone: 650-571-7171

Electronics for Imaging, San Mateo
Computer technology for color printing
Telephone: 650-286-8600

ESS Technology, Inc., Fremont
Multimedia integrated circuits; full multimedia circuits with sound, video and communications.
Telephone: 510-492-1088

Etec Systems Inc., Hayward
Equipment for electronics industries.
Telephone: 510-887-3333


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Fair Isaac, San Rafael
Credit scoring software/systems

Alternative Commute Options: Golden Gate Transit (80 to freeway buspad at Lucas Valley Road) or commuter bus stop (75) across street from offices at Smith Ranch Road.
Telephone: 415-472-2211

Fetzer Vineyards, Hopland, California
Mendocino County Winery, subsidiary of Brown-Forman Wine Group based in Louisville, Kentucky.
Telephone: 707-744-1737
Mail résumé to:
Fetzer Vineyards, P.O. Box 611, Hopland, CA 95449

Fibex Systems, Petaluma
Start-up telecommunications equipment designer/manufacturer
Fax or Email résumés to: Fax: 707-794-9401/Email:

Fireman's Fund, Novato
Insurance provider. Major Marin County employer.
Fax or Email résumés to: Fax: 415-899-2749/Email:
Visit for more company information.
Mail résumés to:
Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
777 San Marin Drive, Novato, CA 94998
Franklin Resources, Inc., San Mateo
Mutual funds, financial services.
Telephone: 650-312-2000


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Gap, Inc., San Francisco
Apparel retailer for both national and international markets. Selected as a member of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers in 1997.
Telephone: 415-952-4400

Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco
Biotechnology. Selected as a member of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers in 1997.
Telephone: 650-225-1000

Gilead Sciences, Inc., Foster City
Telephone: 650-574-3000

Golden West Financial Corp., Oakland
Savings and loan
Telephone: 510-446-3420
No web page at this time

Gymboree Corp., Burlingame
Children's apparel retailer. Selected as a member of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers in 1997.
Telephone: 650-579-0600 currently under construction, may not be accessible at this time


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Harris Corporation/Digital Telephone Systems Division, Novato
Parent company, Harris Corporation, is a Fortune 200 communications company that manages systems behind the FAA's air traffic control and communications to systems behind residential phones.
Telephone: 415-382-5000
Fax (for résumés): 415-382-5444
parent company website:
or mail résumés to:
Harris Digital Telephone Systems, Attn: Human Resources
300 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, CA 94949

Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto
Computers and electronics; currently making all HP products Internet-enabled; largest Sonoma County employer; Selected as a member of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers in 1997. one of the better companies to work for, very progressive.
Alternative Commute Options: Company has set up a dedicated department, the "Commute Transportation Programs Department" to assist employees in alternative commuting solutions. Up to 100% of alternative commute expenses may be reimbursed (upon approval).
Telephone: 650-857-1501

Homestake Mining Co., San Francisco
Gold mining; in 1997, posted record gold production of 2,000,000 ounces.
Telephone: 415-981-8150


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Industrial Light and Magic, San Rafael
Lucas Digital Limited, San Rafael
Skywalker Sound,, Nicasio/San Rafael
Special effects and graphics
Telephone: 415-258-2100 - job hotline

International Microcomputer Software Inc. (IMSI), San Rafael
software and clip art
Alternative Commute Options: Golden Gate Transit bus stop directly in front of offices, served by the No. 40.
Telephone: 415-257-3000

Inference Corporation, Novato

telecommunications customer care solutions for self-service and call centers

Alternative Commute Options: Golden Gate Transit bus stop within 1/4 mile at Rowland/Hwy 101 buspad, served by the 70 and 80.

Fax resumes to: 415-899-9080

Informix Corp., Menlo Park
Database software and development tools; released universal server database.
Alternative Commute Options: Cal Train shuttlebus (free) from the Menlo Park train station (which is also served by Sam Trans and Santa Clara County buses).
Telephone: 650-926-6300

Integrated Device Technology Inc., Santa Clara
Telephone: 408-727-6116

Intel Corp., Santa Clara
Semiconductors including Pentium MMX multimedia processor. "Intel inside" Selected as a member of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers in 1997.
Telephone: 408-765-8080

Intuit Inc., Mountain View
Financial software
Telephone: 650-944-6000


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KLA Instruments Corp., San Jose
Semiconductor equipment
Telephone: 408-434-4200

Komag Inc., San Jose
Semiconductors. Selected as a member of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers in 1997.
Telephone: 408-576-2000


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Lam Research Corp., Fremont
Semiconductor and flat-panel-display manufacturing equipment
Telephone: 510-659-0200

Lexmark Corp., San Francisco
Printers; including video capture systems integration
Telephone: 800-539-6275

Levi Strauss Associates, Inc., San Francisco
Apparel, textiles. Selected as a member of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers in 1997.
Telephone: 415-501-6000

Linear Technology Corp., Milpitas
Integrated circuits.
Telephone: 408-432-1900

Longs Drug Stores Inc., Walnut Creek
Drug-store retailer
Telephone: 510-937-1170

LSI Logic Corp., Milpitas
Semiconductors; "system-on-chip" integration.
Telephone: 408-433-8000

LucasArts Entertainment, San Rafael
Gaming software
Telephone: 415-472-3400 - job hotline

Lucas Digital Limited, San Rafael
Industrial Light and Magic, San Rafael
Skywalker Sound,, Nicasio/San Rafael
Special effects and graphics
Telephone: 415-258-2100 - job hotline

LucasFilm Limited, San Rafael
Film and video production include THX systems
Telephone: 415-662-1999 - job hotline
No web page at this time, but try
or Mail résumés to:
Human Resources, P.O. Box 2009, San Rafael, California, 94912, USA


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Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Sunnyvale
Integrated-circuit manufacturer
Telephone: 408-737-7600

McAfee Associates Inc., Santa Clara
Network-security software
Telephone: 408-988-3832

McKesson Corp., San Francisco
Drug and medical-supplies distribution. Selected as a member of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers in 1997.
Telephone: 415-983-8300

Mindscape, Novato
This software company, offering titles such as "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing," The Complete National Geographic, and Printmaster, began the process of merging with with The Learning Company in early March, 1998 and is looking to sell more of its products through TLC's school-sales channel.
Telephone: 415-897-9900


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National Bank of the Redwoods, Santa Rosa
Financial institution
Fax only: 707-573-4916
No web page at this time. Mail résumés to:
National Bank of the Redwoods, Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 402, Santa Rosa, California 95402 U.S.A.

National Semiconductor Corp., Santa Clara
Telephone: 408-721-5000

Nature Company/Discovery Channel Store, Berkeley (corporate office)
Specialty retail store chain.
Telephone: 510-644-1337
Fax (for résumés): 510-649-5415
Email (for résumés):
To apply by mail, send résumé to:
J. Brand, 750 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

Nellcor Puritan Bennett Inc., Pleasanton
Medical devices. Developer of products and technology used in monitoring, diagnosing, and treating respiratory-impaired patients across the continuum of care.
Telephone: 925-463-4000
Fax (for résumés): 925-463-4718
Email (for résumés):
To apply by mail, send résumé indicating job code when available, to:
4280 Hacienda Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Netscape Communications Corp., Mountain View
Internet and intranet markets; browsers; services
Telephone: 650-254-1900

Network General Corp., Menlo Park
Software for computer networks; total network visibility architecture.
Telephone: 650-473-2000

North Coast Health Care Centers, Santa Rosa
Network of full service medical facilities providing services in inpatient acute and subacute as well as outpatient settings in an interdisciplinary team environment.
Telephone: 707-543-2556 - job line
No webpage at this time. Fax résumés to 707-543-2532

Novellus Systems Inc., San Jose
Semiconductor equipment
Telephone: 408-943-9700

Nusantara Communications, Inc., Petaluma
Telecommunications solutions for rural communities.
Fax or Email résumés to: Fax: 707-792-3199/Email:


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Octel Communications Corp., Milpitas
Telecom, voice processing, messaging
Telephone: 408-324-2000

OptoElectronics TEXTRON, Petaluma
This subsidiary of Textron, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of infrared sensors.
Telephone: 1-888-600-6786 - job hotline/Fax only: 707-762-8876

Oracle Corp., Redwood Shores
Database software.
Telephone: 650-506-7000


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PG&E; Corp., San Francisco
Energy-based holding company
Telephone: 415-973-7000

Pixar Inc., Richmond
Animation studios (did animation for "Toy Story")

Alternative Commute Options: There is a busstop down the street from Pixar's offices, however it is unknown at this time which buses stop there. The closest BART station is the Richmond station, however, it is too far away to be convenient.
Telephone: 510-236-4000

PMI Group, Inc., San Francisco
Mortgage insurance; automated underwriting and scoring system used by 50% of all major mortgage lenders.
Telephone: 415-788-7878


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QuadraMed, Larkspur

Recently public, fast growing healthcare software company

Mail resumes to:

QuadraMed Corporation

80 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Suite 2A

Larkspur, CA 94939

or fax to: 415-461-7785

Quantum Corp., Milpitas
Information storage and retrieval
Telephone: 408-894-4000


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Rational Software., Cupertino
Business software
Telephone: 408-496-3600

Raychem Corp., Menlo Park
Products for aerospace, automotive and other industries

Alternative Commute Options: CalTrain to Marsh or University stop, take the CalTrain shuttle (free) to Raychem offices on Constitution Drive.
Telephone: 650-361-3333

Read-Rite Corp., Milpitas
Computer components; magneto-resistance technology for disks. Selected as a member of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers in 1997.
Telephone: 408-262-6700

Redwood Trust, Mill Valley
Financial services

Alternative Commute Options: Golden Gate Transit to the Seminary Drive/Hwy 101 buspad via the 70 or 80 bus.
Telephone: 415-389-7373

Remedy Corp., Mountain View
Client/server software
Telephone: 415-903-5200

Robert Half International, Inc., Menlo Park
Temporary-help services
Telephone: 650-234-6000

Ross Stores, Inc., Newark
Apparel, general-merchandise retailer. Selected as a member of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers.
Telephone: 510-505-4400


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Safeway, Inc., Pleasanton
Supermarket operator
Telephone: 925-467-3000

Sanmina Corp., San Jose
Electronics contract manufacturing
Telephone: 408-954-5500

SBT Accounting Systems, San Rafael
Software Business Technologies, software company has 135 employees in San Rafael with upwards of 100 empoloyees holding ownership in the company, accounting for an 80-percent stake.
Telephone: 415-444-9900

Charles Schwab Corp., San Francisco
Financial services; advises customers on allocating assets, choosing mutual funds and planning for retirement. Selected as one of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers in 1997.
Telephone: 415-627-7000

Seagate Technology Inc., Scotts Valley
Computer storage, software. Selected as a member of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers in 1997.
Alternative Commute Options: Company reimburses 50% of bus fare expenses. Santa Cruz Metro County Transit has a stop half a block away from company offices. From Santa Clara county, can take the Highway 17 Express. There are also van pools. To van pool, contact RIDES (Bay Area commuters) or Commute Solutions (for the Santa Cruz area).
Telephone: 408-438-6550

Silicon Graphics Inc., Mountain View
High-end computers, graphics technology

Alternative Commute Options: Caltrain to the Castro Street station (at Rengstorff), take the Caltrain shuttle which will drop off at front door to Silicon Graphics on Shoreline Avenue.
Telephone: 650-960-1980

Skywalker Sound,, Nicasio/San Rafael
Lucas Digital Limited, San Rafael
Industrial Light and Magic, San Rafael
Special effects and graphics
Telephone: 415-258-2100 - job hotline

Sola Optical, U.S.A., Petaluma
Prescription eyeglass lens industry leader; one of the top 25 employers in Sonoma County.
Fax only: 707-765-1803 (manufacturing) or Fax only: 707-765-1756 (business operations)

Solectron Corp., Milpitas
Electronics-manufacturing services
Telephone: 408-957-8500

Spieker Properties Inc., Menlo Park
Real estate investment trust.
Telephone: 650-854-5600

Sun Microsystems Inc., Mountain View
Computer workstations, software; Selected as a member of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers. Highly recommended by my clients as a fine place to work.
Telephone: 650-960-1300

Sutter Home Winery, St Helena
Mail résumés to:
Sutter Home Winery, Attn: Career Opportunities
P.O. Box 248, St. Helena, California 94574 U.S.A.

Sybase Inc., Emeryville
Database software. Selected as a member of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers in 1997.
Telephone: 510-922-5852

Symantec Corp., Cupertino
Software development
Telephone: 408-253-9600

Synopsys Inc., Mountain View
Software for integrated circuits
Telephone: 650-962-5000


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Tandem Computers, Cupertino
Computer systems and servers
Telephone: 408-285-6000

ThermoQuest Corp., San Jose
Scientific instruments
Telephone: 408-577-1053

3Com Corp., Santa Clara
Data-networking equipment
Telephone: 408-765-5000

Transamerica Corp., San Francisco
Financial services
Telephone: 415-983-4000


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UnionBanCal Corp., San Francisco
Telephone: 415-705-7000


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Varian Associates, Inc., Palo Alto
Semiconductor, medical equipment.
Telephone: 650-493-4000

VeriFone Corp., Redwood City
Computer systems, integrated software and hardware company providing complete solutions for electronic commerce.
Telephone: 650-591-6500

Vivra Inc., San Mateo
Specialty health care services
Telephone: 650-577-5700
No web page at this time.

Vivus Inc., Menlo Park
Telephone: 650-325-5511

VLSI Technology Inc., San Jose
Integrated-circuit manufacturer, including communications and digital-entertainment markets. Selected as a member of Plunkett Research's Top 500 American Employers in 1997.
Telephone: 408-434-3000


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Wells Fargo & Co., San Francisco
Telephone: 800-411-4932

Westamerica Bancorp, San Rafael
Telephone: 415-257-8000

Williams-Sonoma Inc., San Francisco
Housewares retailer; for IT positions, current technology includes AS400, UNIX, Oracle, NT.
Telephone: 415-421-7900
No web page at this time - email résumé in text format to


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Xilinx Inc., San Jose
Semiconductors; field-programmable logic devices.
Telephone: 408-559-7778


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Yahoo!, Santa Clara
Internet search engine

Alternative Commute Options: CalTrain to the Santa Clara station. Also San Jose Light Rail provides service close to offices.
Telephone: 408-731-3300; click on company information icon, then select employment opportunities


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Zeneca/Western Research Center, Richmond
Global bioscience firm with interests in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and speciality chemical fields. Their Ag Products business, one of the top three global agrochemical companies, is engaged in the research, development and manufacture of products with minimum environmental impact. Products include biotechnology and chemistry to protect crops from weeds, insects, and diseases and to enhance crop performance.
Telephone: 510-231-1000
Email (for résumés):

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