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Helpful (3)

Territory is everything

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

I worked at Salesforce full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

-Competitive salary
-Good benefits package
-Well organized / well run
-Good professional learning experience
-Good work environment if a little loud

Cons

-The days of rapid growth are over, some territories and accounts do really well, others struggle. There is a core group of Account Executives that make their numbers, for the rest its a revolving door.
-Critical to success is getting a good territory and having a good manager.
-Salesforce is in a fight to be the next platform... to do that they need to hit big sales numbers... its a war and there will be casualties. Don't be surprised if you are one of them.
-Salesforce's own implementation of Salesforce is a Frankenstein disaster. Account data is a mess too. When I was given my territory I had almost three hundred accounts. After I went through all of them to see what was real I actually only had 40. It was a tremendous waste of time and makes it difficult to really assess the market opportunity.

Advice to Management

Your implementation of Salesforce and the associated account data is a mess. Its given an unrealistic view of the market opportunity. Clean up your house.

Salesforce Response

Feb 13, 2014Employee Success Team

Thanks for sharing your insights - we are listening. We are passing along Glassdoor feedback to executives in an effort to improve our employees' experiences. We wish you the best in your new role.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Short term focused

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

    I worked at Salesforce full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a good brand, strong marketing

    Cons

    too short focused and does not value long term relationships with customers

    Advice to Management

    Value the sales teams relationships

    Salesforce Response

    Feb 13, 2014Employee Success Team

    We appreciate you taking time to provide a review. We will share your feedback with executives in an effort to improve our employees' experiences. Thank you and best of luck on your next endeavor.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Been here over 3 years... become very political

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people. Great clients. Always learning something new.

    Cons

    Become very political. Lots of CYA now.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct 360 feedback on the SVP Teams.

    Salesforce Response

    Feb 13, 2014Employee Success Team

    Thanks for your comments and suggestions. We're reading all reviews and appreciate your feedback. We'll be sharing with execs as well for consideration.


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