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ESB - Sr. AE

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Former Employee - ESB in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - ESB in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Salesforce full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Free food and drinks

People were very nice there - but many felt trapped and were clamoring to find better alternatives

Cons

Everything else. Want to truly not be inspired - work at Salesforce.com

They will promise you the stars at the ESB role - but I left feeling betrayed by their pitch. I cam from a highly successful startup that was acquired and spent 7 months of my life at SFDC trying to convince myself I would like it eventually. Never happened.

Actually if you enjoy big corporate culture where not much is done and you get an 'ok' paycheck - while waiting for a chance to climb the later and make a decent paycheck in a few years it's a good fit.

However it is far from a fast moving company - I found most AE's there working side jobs in the conference rooms as the job really does not inspire much.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None - I do not blame management for not changing course - alot of them were there early and benefit from a culture that forcefully makes employees drink ridicules Kool-Aid. Dream job, Ha!

No opinion of CEO

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    #dreamjob?? Maybe for some.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Salesforce is great company to work for if you fall into one of these two buckets:

    1) A few years removed from college and you're looking to cut your teeth in software sales.

    2) You have been working for SFDC for 5+ years.

    Cons

    If you're an accomplished sales rep at another company and looking for a move, here are some things to note about SFDC. These apply if you're looking for an ESB, SMB, MM or Commercial Account Executive role at SFDC:

    1) Base salary is about 20-30% lower than most companies

    2) They will tell you that on target earnings (OTE) are attainable if you "create your own success." Translation: We expect "butts-in-seats" by 7 AM, and cold calls / BASHO emails being sent all day.

    3) Less than 2% of all new AE's reps hit OTE in their first two years (basically, expect to make a base salary). Ask this question during your interview.

    3) Your every move is monitored through a dashboard, and people with the most cold calls, call connects, meetings scheduled, etc. win small SPIFFs (Think "Boiler Room")

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing good people, so time to start acting like a big company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales-run Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salesforce full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Good Benefits
    -Decent Pay
    -Great Parties/Happy Hours
    -A few friendly people here and there-

    Cons

    -Whether you are a dev, in Support, Pro services, or Customer Success, this company is ruled by Egotistical Sales guys. They run the show, they draw the roadmap (not Product), and they screw up the sales process.

    -A lot of micromanagement. Thought you had 1 manager? Get ready for at least 2 more.

    -Employees are hardly hired for "talent"...it's more like that "hot or not" website....

    -I watched numerous people quit or get fired (mostly sales underdog's). The Account Execs and higher ups don't give a rip about the cold-callers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's nothing I could say that will change the way this company run's its business.
    My advice to prospective employees is to find a smaller start-up who has a great culture and family-like atmosphere. Don't join the "cool kids club"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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