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SFDC has become a political, corporate, sweat shop for salespeople...

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Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

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

Pros

SFDC has a good name, good training, pays really well, great health plans, vacation, benefits etc. Great products, some really talented people, and clients come to you. If you can get into Enterprise sales with the right RVP, you will be golden. Get into Enterprise that is where its at here at SFDC.

Cons

Political, corporate, RVP's can make or break you, accounts get re-shuffled every now and then, territories shrink, you are only as good as your accounts. There are Re-Org's where, leadership, accounts, support, and resources ALL change.

For Example: SMB, MM, and Commercial Account groups- unless you are on the high-end (New people and leadership there too) you are subject to a "Sweat-Shop" style of work, It never stops there...for even the most senior sales people. They push you down, to a lower level them where you are, and make you earn getting back to where you were. A lot of smoke and mirrors, there was a Re-Org and I know if at least 10 people who left SFDC because of it. They are hiring and growing way to fast. Becoming just like the company that they make fun of all the time "Oracle".

It's become a political and very corporate "Suit Type's" environment. It's a good old boy's club in NYC, and the talent is not that great. (All the talent is in Field Sales, and a few in Commercial here and there)
Management is really corporate, and not that talented, picks who makes it and who dosent. IE: Backgrounds from Paychex and ADP, other payment companies, I mean, come on. All follow each-other, super cut-throat, and competitive, and not in a good way.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

LOL, let your ego's and pride go, your not half as good as you think you are, stop kissing butt all the time to look good. Too many suits and ties for such a creative and open company, or at least what once was. Your losing good to great people everyday do to: politics, policies, accounts being re-shuffled etc, and only Marc seems to care? Take a good look in the mirror and ask yourself, am I am jerk on purpose or just want to bully people for the heck of it? Leave for Oracle, or another stuffy company where mid-life, followers, with no vision, creativity, leaderships skills belong.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Interesting work, mediocre people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    Interesting work. Lots of challenges.

    Cons

    Mediocre devs. Sub par devs.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great job

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Salesforce

    Pros

    Good compensation, hot company, build great marketing acumen, fun people, great atmosphere, emphasis on helping the community with community service

    Cons

    The politics can be bad so some people may not enjoy that environment, but you will find it anywhere you do work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish clearer career paths for employees, especially the more junior employees and middle management since the firm seems pretty director-level heavy and they don't have as much upward mobility so will get frustrated by the lack of growth opportunities and leave.

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