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Great Company, but too many layers!

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

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

Pros

-Still in rapid growth stage even in its 13th year
-Culture of embracing change and innovation
-1/1/1 give back to community model

Cons

-Too many layers of management
-Recent change in culture where teams do not want to take ownership or make deciscions (too much CYA)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Slow hiring Associate Directors, Directors, Senior Directors, Associate VPs, VPs, SVPs and Executive *. We need worker bees to support the overhead!

Also, get rid of the population that is afraid to make decisions!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    The perception is not the reality

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    Recognizable company for resume purposes
    Free snacks

    Cons

    Salesforce boasts a great exterior perception, but the real deal is less than glamorous. The sad thing is once you’re hired, if you do want to go elsewhere, other employers wonder what’s wrong with you because of the positive perception Salesforce has. I’ve listed several reasons why I have not recommended Salesforce to my network below.

    Corporate monster: The company tries to stifle employee concerns with surface-level actions like weekly team-lead meetings regarding employee worries, but nothing changes. All that happens is generic and blanket corporate messages funneled back to concerned employees. It takes years to adjust concerns about quota (ie: why is my Oklahoma quota the same as a Bay Area quota? Which, by the way, is still not resolved).

    Non-promotions: The company touts “rapid promotion” within the sales path, but the honest truth is that the first three to five years (ie: SR, EBR, and ESB AE) are just doormat positions with little additional salary that take longer than promised to get through.

    Resentment: Additionally, it is a widely known fact internally that the company hires overqualified individuals at a lower level title than they deserve. This creates a consistent stream of resentment throughout the organization.

    General work/life balance: For SRs (Sales Reps), our stack ranking is a joke. It leads people to act so immorally and just creates more junk for other people to deal with and waste time on. Since we are stack ranked, everyone is afraid to take a vacation since that means their numbers will be behind others that take no vacation. The department tried to alter the policy saying that reps that take at least 4 days off PTO will not have to worry about that month effecting their promotion, but does not adjust their actual quota for the month (meaning your paycheck still suffers). Lovely.

    Go to Box or Netsuite, or another great startup-like company that will value you. I’ve recommended other companies over the one I’m currently working for time and again. That alone should speak volumes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually care what your employees have to say - make logical changes based on their needs
    Pay your employees what they deserve (after all, SFDC can afford it)
    Choose a small-business or enterprise strategy and organize the company using this strategy (you can't please both)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Territory, Timing, Talent as an Account Executive

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

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

    Pros

    - pay is great if you're in a growth territory
    - great resume builder
    - perks and benefits

    Cons

    - territories are not sliced equally
    - too many account changes during the fiscal year
    - not enough sales support
    - base pay is way too low
    - restrictions on travel and expenses are getting tighter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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