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sales organization is a meat grinder, high attrition, unfair territory policies, poor mgmt

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

I worked at Salesforce full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great company from a technology perspective. Great internal use of that technology - they drink their own champagne. Smart people on the west coast.

Cons

attrition problem - great people leave
lack of career ladder - mgmt is typically middle of the road IBM MSFT or ORCL folks that are trying to recreate those bloated enterprise firms.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

listen to employees, fire yourselves and hire inspired leaders, go back to bloated firm.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Salesforce.com is a fun and innovative place to work but is also very political

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, awesome product, very social.

    Cons

    Highly political, closed door feeling from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent with your employees and show them they are valued as individuals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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