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Big Expectations - No Backup

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

I worked at Salesforce

Pros

The technology is on the leading edge. When Salesforce.com falls out of the lead, they're not afraid to invest to catch up or take over. They are willing to buy solutions when they don't think they can build them internally.

Cons

Career feedback and coaching is non-existent. If you're in a non-critical role, you're fine. If you have people depending on you, good luck with getting insight on how to improve. As other people have noted, it's very much who you know and how you play the game. If you are connected to the right people, the path gets much smoother than if you don't. Hours are long and the work expectations are borderline excessive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on the people. Focus on training. Help people achieve.

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    bring your political a game.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    Interesting technology, lots of smart people, reasonable compensation package.

    Cons

    big company politics without any of the benefits of big company organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop skimping on groups that support the rest of the employees

    No opinion of CEO
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    The Not-So-Sweet Truth about salesforce.com's Sales Team

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    -Strong name in the industry--looks nice on the resume.
    -Young company, lots of energy
    -Competitive salary and fringe benies
    -Some very bright and hardworking co-workers

    Cons

    -Decisions are solely made my middle management and never includes the feedback of the team
    -Incompetent managers who should stick to selling
    -Management will take polls and votes and BLATANTLY go against the popular vote. Why vote?
    politics, politics, politics
    -Talks about being a hip progressive company, but C'mon, having to dress up EVERYDAY for inside sales??
    -Cutthroat competitive atmosphere--prevents some good sales people from succeeding.
    -Sales managers don't do any real work. They don't sell or get involved in deals or support their team, just send out snapshots of everyone's performance.
    -Politics, politics, politics
    -Brown nosing is absolutely required. Numbers don't speak for themselves
    -HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE/SUPPORT--trust me.
    I can go on and on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Listen to your team and react accordingly
    -Be proactive and not reactive
    -cut the fat--so many fluff roles with Sr. Director/VP titles
    -HIRE WORTHY MANAGERS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCE!!!!!! (From Technical staff to AVP of Sales???)

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