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Salesforce – Why Work For Us?

Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, the World’s Most Innovative Company according to Forbes, and one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For six years running. The growth, innovation, and Aloha spirit of Salesforce are driven by our incredible employees who thrive on delivering success for our customers while also finding time to give back through our 1/1/1 model, which leverages 1% of our time, equity, and product to improve communities around the world. Salesforce is a team sport, and we play to win. Join us!

FIND YOUR #DREAMJOB IN SALES

  • Score big with competitive commission structures, uncapped commissions, quarterly and yearly bonuses

  • Sell an evolving and expanding lineup of integrated products that scale to meet every customer’s need

  • Stay ahead of the social and mobile revolution with Salesforce1, our innovative integrated platform

  • Receive support from our sales-driven culture and dedicated Sales Strategy Team

  • Accelerate your career at the fastest growing brand of the world’s top 10 enterprise software companies

  • Explore new opportunities--we’re growing fast and opening new positions every day

  • Grow your skills through our advanced sales training programs and boot camps


TEAMS IN SALES


Sales Development - Inbound

When it comes to generating new leads, our global team of Sales Representatives (SRs) means business! SRs work closely with inbound prospects to determine how our products can help them best run their businesses.

Sales Development - Outbound

For Business Development Representatives (BDRs), every new and existing account is a prospect for business. BDRs also collaborate closely with their Account Executive to build a pipeline across multiple product lines.

Sales Account Executive

We’re experiencing unprecedented growth due to the demand from companies to connect with customers. And we’re growing our team of Strategic Account Managers and Account Executives to tackle this demand.

Sales Engineering

The Sales Engineer solicits business requirements, develops a technical sales strategy and presents Salesforce as the solution for building stronger customer connections.

FIND YOUR #DREAMJOB IN TECHNOLOGY

  • Develop world-class, highly visible technology and write code that ships at the World’s Most Innovative Company

  • Accelerate your career at the fastest growing brand of the world’s top 10 enterprise software companies

  • Create best-in-class products that drive revenue and customer retention

  • Be a catalyst for change at the forefront of the social and mobile revolution

  • Move easily from one scrum team to another through Opportunity Open Market, an internal Tech & Product job fair held three times a year

  • Take one week per year to explore your own projects (and maybe even create an app that goes live to customers) through our Paid Time On program


HEAR FROM THE TEAM

The best way to learn about roles in tech is to hear from the hiring managers themselves. Watch the videos in the playlist to find out more about the different roles in technology.

TEAMS IN TECHNOLOGY


Software Development

This team designs, architects, and develops platforms and applications for companies like Facebook, Twitter, Zynga, Google, and E*TRADE.

Quality Engineering

Hands-on coding and automation are what it's all about on our Quality Engineering team. We won’t settle for anything less than delivering the best product to our customers.

Trust

Trust is our #1 value at salesforce.com. This team works to address tightening security and compliance requirements and regulations and uphold our commitment to security on all fronts.

Technical Operations

Our Technical Operations team delivers the most trustworthy, dependable and innovative infrastructure services to our community of global customers.

Performance Engineering

Performance Engineering helped salesforce.com become the first enterprise cloud computing company with full transparency into our platform’s performance: trust.salesforce.com.

User Experience

It’s all about the user on this team, where we design great experiences that ensure our customers’ success.

Technology People and Leadership

Employees on this team deliver social, onboarding, tech training, recognition, rewards innovation, and patent programs to the Technology organization.

Technical Program Management

This team works across the clouds, driving programs that deliver innovative enterprise cloud applications and infrastructure. We are the grease, glue, and coach that create delighted users, thriving teams and innovation everywhere.

Technical Documentation

The Documentation and User Assistance team has won 12 STC Touchstone awards in three years. This dynamic group is always looking for new innovators and game-changers.

GET ON THE PATH TO YOUR #DREAMJOB

Launch your career at the world leader in cloud computing. More than 80% of our interns become full-time employees. You could be one of them.


Careers in Technology

Build the next generation of social, mobile and cloud technologies at the World’s Most Innovative Company--and have fun doing it!

Careers in Business

Deliver success for customers who love us with a role in sales, Services, Marketing, Finance, Legal or Employee Success--and make your #dreamjob a reality.

#FutureForce Internships, Co-ops, and Traineeships

Our internships are paid positions that offer you the chance to grow and receive meaningful work experience. We offer internship opportunities to undergraduate- and graduate-level students. They typically run for 12 weeks during the summer in our HQ offices and 4-6 months throughout the year in our EMEA/Europe locations. As an intern, you'll work in a professional, collaborative environment under the supervision of a manager and the direction of a mentor and take on exciting, challenging, high-visibility projects. Meanwhile, the University Programs team will provide you with career guidance and coaching opportunities.

We also have some select co-op opportunities, which are often longer-term assignments through which you can receive academic credit, (depending on your university requirements) and some opportunities to work on your masters thesis.

Our traineeships will help you make your first step in the business world. You will be trained up and work alongside seasoned professionals to help get most out of your experience. Traineeships usually run 3-6 months with an eye on your personal development in the business. Around 80% of our trainees got converted last year into a full time permanent position.

#FutureForce New College Grads

The #FutureForce program for new college grads gives you the chance to launch your career in a supportive, dynamic environment. You’ll be fully integrated into your team, innovating alongside seasoned professionals and being empowered to manage your own projects, and you’ll be provided with plenty of mentoring and guidance to ensure that your transition into the workforce is a smooth and positive one. Most importantly, you’ll be doing work that matters and gaining real-world business experience. This program is designed to give you the tools, resources, and support you need to develop your skills, explore your interests, and start out successfully on the path to your #dreamjob.

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS SALESFORCE?

With over 30 offices across the globe (plus tons of employees working remotely...PJs, anyone?), chances are there's a #dreamjob near you.


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    Still a lot of opportunity to learn, connect, and chart your own course, but Big Company culture is encroaching.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've spent over 8 years with Salesforce in various management and individual contributor roles, all customer or partner facing. Some of the pros:
    - vibrant, fast paced culture
    - smart, fun, aggressive colleagues
    - management is focused on latest tech trends and staying or becoming a leader for many of them
    - by and large, customers and partners are very positive about the technology
    - good benefits and perqs
    - hip urban culture at HQ
    - a chart-your-own-course mentality that rewards those who aggressively seek out the job they want and pursue it, or sometimes even create it

    Cons

    After my long tenure and many Dreamforce conferences, I'm nearly fried. To say the culture is fast paced and the focus is always changing is an understatement. The reason Salesforce always seems on top, and chasing the latest trend, and in the press, is because employees are expected to run harder, carry more, cheer loudly, and pivot constantly. It's the world's biggest startup in behavior. But at the same time, with the recent influx of top career sales leaders from Oracle and what appears to be a board-level mandate for doubling revenue, employees are being asked to do even more with even less, fill higher quotas with smaller territories, less help, and the big company bureaucracy is rearing it's ugly head.

    Worse still is the politics. When you hire a bunch of smart, aggressive people, and put them in an environment of outsized expectations, throw in a bunch of re-orgs and changing management, and sprinkle with uncertainty and constantly changing priorities, you inevitably get people back stabbing each other and throwing others under the bus to appear smarter and more worthy of promotion.

    The few at the top will get very, very rich. The rest will lose the sense of personal ownership and start to wonder why they've given up health and family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The further you get from the foundational vision of creating great products and ensuring customer success, and instead recruit big company people focused on ego and self-promotion and growing a fiefdom, the more Salesforce starts to become just another Oracle or SAP or Microsoft. My sense is, that's what the board wants. If so, so be it. There will be another innovative and passionate startup to disrupt salesforce some day soon.

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Salesforce Interviews

Updated Dec 17, 2014
Updated Dec 17, 2014

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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce.

    Interview Details

    I had a total of 5 interviews. The first two were phone screening by a recruiter and then another HR person, the third was another phone screening by the hiring manager, the fourth was in person at the headquarters in SF, the fifth (final presentation round) was in person at the headquarters as well.

    My first 4 interviews went extremely well. I struck a rapport with the interviewers and answered all of the behavioral questions flawlessly. The only difficult part was the fourth interview where high level manager in sales tried to give me a hard time by asking me to conduct a role play where he was my grandfather and I was his grandson setting up a VCR. The object was to have me explain a detailed technical concept to someone poorly equipped to comprehend the details. He kept asking follow up questions and pretending not to understand as a way to test me.

    I got invited for a final round. It was a hypothetical sales presentation to a client team. It would be 30 minutes and I was given information on the fictitious company I would be selling to. They offered me a dry run to give a version of the presentation which would not be evaluated in their final decision. And we set the date for my actual final presentation (due to schedule limitations this was set almost a month later).

    This is where things went south for me.
    * I planned 30 minutes worth of material, without building in time for questions
    * they intentionally interrupted me a lot which threw me off of my rehearsed pitch
    * They played hostile & skeptical
    * I was unable to finish my presentation & demo in the allotted time due to the interruptions
    * I did not take them up on the offer to do a "dry run", which in retrospect was a big mistake (although I made that calculated decision based on my availability and a desire not to 'appear weak' which very bad idea)
    * I believed all the elements in the story/context document I was provided were fictitious, but some of the elements were real such as Salesforce's competition Goldmine (which is what the client was currently using). Had I done enough research I would have spotted this and done a thorough analysis of the benefits of Salesforce over the current *real* product
    * I appeared to have a superficial knowledge of sales, and didn't use basic techniques such as creating a sense of urgency
    *because of them giving me a hard time they made me a little visibly/audibly nervous, they disliked this and became increasingly hostile (actually hostile, not just in the fictitious context)
    *I mostly prepared by giving my presentation to friends and family (who are not very critical), watching their online sales webcasts and creating really really nice slides (I prepared a lot, but not the right way).

    I had a post-interview with the recruiter to talk about the process. He was very respectful and said the team thought I was a stunning candidate until I flubbed the final presentation. He did not offer any specific feedback though.

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked, "Is that how they present at <<my current employer>>" -- Intended as a derogatory quip   View Answer
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    Difficult Interview

Salesforce Awards & Accolades

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The World's Most Innovative Companies (#1), Forbes, 2014
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2014
World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2014
Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.salesforce.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Public (CRM)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Oracle, SAP, Google

Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, the World’s Most Innovative Company according to Forbes, and one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For six years running. The growth, innovation, and Aloha spirit of Salesforce are driven by our incredible employees who thrive on delivering success for our customers while also finding time to give back through our 1/1/1 model, which leverages 1% of our time, equity... More

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