SuccessFactors Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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SuccessFactors President, Cloud & On Premise HR Mike Ettling
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Pros
  • Work from Home, work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Interesting work - great people (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance can be difficult (in 22 reviews)

  • Leadership is lacking since SAP acquisition (in 9 reviews)

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  1. No Jerks!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Professional Services Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, relaxing culture, independent work culture. No Jerks!

    Cons

    Difficult to integrate startup philosophies, drive and work ethic into corporate culture.


  2. Career at SuccessFactors

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits and health insurance options.

    Cons

    Salary was low compared to other competitors.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great people

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SuccessFactors full-time

    Pros

    Company motto is "no jerks", and it's true. The folks there are genuine and have excellent core values. Hopefully they won't lose this after the SAP acquisition.

    Cons

    SAP culture and politics encroaching fast. Some product lines are falling behind the curves and performance can suffer. Not as innovative as they were 5 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Try your best to hold onto Lars' original core value and not get overrun by big SAP politics. Focus on your employees and they will stay motivated to move you forward.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's a new project to work on every three months, so things move at a fast pace. Good in a way because you don't tend to get bored working on the same thing. And there's always lots to learn. People in general are nice to work with and the company has reasonably flexible hours. You are allowed to work from home occasionally and there's no dress code. Situated in Reston just minutes away from Wiehle station and very close to the future metro stop. The company has a lot going for it.

    Cons

    Pay is relatively less compared to the market and they don't have great benefits in terms on bonus and company shares.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the employee what they deserve and promote based on merit and not the number of years spent in the company


  6. Helpful (1)

    Company in Perpetual Transition

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SuccessFactors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    SAP throws in massive resource, good intentions, not always in the right places. Still known as an HCM leader, still a few good people left,

    Cons

    Poorly transitioned in by SAP; Lots of tension between SFSF and Ariba people. Shotgun marriage, horrible results!

    Advice to Management

    Stop running everything from Walldorf


  7. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service Executive

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Management in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Management in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    start up atmosphere, competitive products, great office, stable, acquired by SAP with large job potential, non political environment, cloud focus is future facing

    Cons

    the acquisition by SAP means continued challenges as the company is integrated into the SAP way of going, management structure, etc.

    Advice to Management

    keep the focus on cloud and the simplicity and ease of use that comes from cloud as SF gets more integrated into SAP.


  8. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work, and very competitive environment

    Cons

    Was acquired for SAP and the SF culture diluted in the new company


  9. Over 5 yr Employee

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great, innovative, and collaborative culture

    Cons

    walk ups due to open desk setup

    Advice to Management

    Needs clear strategy


  10. Good company to start with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work, culture,compensation, benefits, food, yuth

    Cons

    politics, office, leadership, xxxx, etc, vgyh


  11. Good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time

    Pros

    Solid, stable company. Good people.

    Cons

    Missing the small-company feel that they promote.



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