SuccessFactors

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SuccessFactors Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
222 Reviews
3.2
222 Reviews
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SuccessFactors President, Cloud & On Premise HR Mike Ettling
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • ment proviuded (phone, Ipad etc), ability to work from home, and some good people (in 14 reviews)

  • Great people, can-do attitude shared around most functional groups (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • SAPs purchase of Successfactors has negatively impacted Work/Life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • SFSF is a pay-for-performance company so one of the key tasks is setting and achieving specific goals each year (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Poorly organized due to forced changes by sap

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I worked at SuccessFactors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No real need to cold call generally invited to participate in evaluations.

    Cons

    Expensive, poor customer, do not implement own systems and rely too much on partners

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about the customer and practice what you preach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Was the best company I've ever worked for -- then we got bought by SAP

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are still a few fantastic employees left from our pre-SAP days, and I love working with them. The office is also pretty cool, and there's plenty of flexibility in when/whether to physically arrive -- working from home is fine.

    Cons

    Now that we've been bought by SAP, the true decision-making happens in Germany, despite the fact that SAP has historically failed in the Cloud. The Works Councils have a strangle-hold on the company, so there's little correlation been performance/experience, and professional opportunity. SAP had layoffs earlier this year, and the determining factor seems to have been whether or not the employee was German: U.S-based team members almost all got sacked, but our colleagues in Germany held onto their positions, or got transferred within SAP. Thus, the decision-makers are almost completely insulated from the consequences of bad decisions. Most of the SuccessFactors employees who were with SuccessFactors when we got bought by SAP, have fled (probably less than 10% remain).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lars was right. The only way SAP will succeed in the Cloud long term is if you keep the Cloud business separate from the legacy on-premise business. Stop putting the folk who have failed in the Cloud in charge of the folk who have succeeded -- that's a sure fire way of getting us to leave for other companies -- and you paid billions for us. I'm on Glass Door today because I've finally had enough, and am researching how much I should I ask for in my next job (I've already interviewed with the hiring manager, and am meeting with HR tomorrow).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    SuccessFactors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Remote work, unlimited PTO, training.

    Cons

    Heavy heavy workload, you don't want to take PTO the workload is so heavy. Not organized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It Will Be Different, That Won't Be Bad (If You Can Tolerate Change)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    beautiful digs, smart, caring people. A special cultural legacy left by company founder. Generous perks. Casual environment. Pride in product. Inspiring colleagues.

    Cons

    Continued SAP integration pains, difficulty getting information. Networking essential to getting your job done. If you were used to having everything spoon fed to you, get used to the new navigation methods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate directly and tangibly. Too much abstraction leaves employees wondering what it has to do with them. Be as transparent as possible. Lack of transparency (this means everyone) leads to mistrust, gossip, lowered morale as a result of people feeling left in the dark or left out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Times have changed, not a good place to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at SuccessFactors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company used to be transparent, open, full of team work and spirit. The good ole days are gone.

    Cons

    SAP really took over the company culture to start 2014 and it has been a train wreck. There is no SF identity anymore. SAP is completely disconnected to SuccessFactors market needs, they have just been making the company more SAP like....but they could have stood to gain much more if they leveraged SF strengths more effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to make SF, SAP. The company was awesome and had great market presence before you began bleeding it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Boys Club - Kiss Up to The Right Ones

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - N/A in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at SuccessFactors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay - but does it matter when there is nothing but a self-promoting, backstabbing culture.

    Cons

    Politics, self-promotion, every person for themselves, old hardline Oracle-style dog eat, dog world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - it's over for them! The management team (from the beginning and whatever is left) is focused on one thing - how do I ingratiate myself to SAP management? Nothing else matters to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Low wages and unfair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SuccessFactors

    Pros

    Successfactors is a cloud software company which has good reputation to outsiders. Parent company SAP is positive and supportive of Successfactors business.

    Cons

    Company gives low wages, less than 3% hikes, low bonus, no career growth to most employees regardless of the work. But management pays itself good salaries and enjoy all the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your job properly or let someone else do the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at SuccessFactors part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    time-off policies, freedom plan, unlimited vacation

    Cons

    office culture, delegate, push to others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    The most negative politically charged job in my career. Management too busy in sel-indulgences.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Talented field level personnel. Good money.

    Cons

    Politics; gamesmanship; inexperienced mid level managers. Dysfunctional relationships. Self promotion at its best!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend several years in leadership development and learn integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engineering department lacks talent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, free food, beautiful workplace, commuter programs, above average compensation, some good talent still left in the company but vanishing. SAP work culture is very good and it is seeping in to Successfactors work culture. SAP management takes good care of Successfactors employees and it is very supportive.

    Cons

    No good talent left in the company. Management is short sighted, self congratulatory, lack competence needed in their areas of responsibility. There is no accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people. Hire better talent from outside. Add accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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