Salesforce

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There's a reason why Salesforce is the industry leader.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Salesforce

Pros

-Innovative company where people actually strive to make CRM better and more intuitive instead of just adding needless bells and whistles.
-Competitive salaries make it worth working 12 hours per day.
-The company is very young and it shows in the energy around campus.
-If you are looking for a place to show your creativeness and innovation then Salesforce is the right place for you. Product management solicits feedback from the employees to make the product better. They are genuinely interested in what the customer has to say.
The fact that the Idea Exchange is one of the main drivers for product enhancements shows that Salesforce.com cares about the customer.

Cons

-Typical struggles of a fast growing company.
-Old School Employees vs. New Employees mentality. There is a strange dichotomy between veterans and newbies (I am considered someone that joined in the middle - 3 years).
-At times you get the sense that upper management might only be out for the stock price.
-Divisions are very silo-ed and there is not a ton of communication or full company interaction.
-Management and Training needs to do a better job of communicating new features and functionality to all levels.
-I find that the work/life balance tends to sway heavily towards the work side.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More structured communication so the message is the same from top to bottom.

Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    great industry, market leader, lousy culture, poltics, politics, politics

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    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    location, advance opportunity, money, benefits, industry leader, million dollar view of the bay.

    Cons

    sickening politics, lousy middle managers, too many incompetent young people in senior roles, too many people doing no work. yes, there about a third of this company doesn't have a job description and doesn't do any real work. There are VPs with no direct reports. yes, believe it or not.

    if you are starting your career, go some place else. mid career workers with blue chip experience elsewhere, this might be a place to come in and institute some discipline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open in your decision-making, don't choose favorites and promote them at the expense of others, and get rid of young people with no experience in high roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Web Veteran Thinks Salesforce is the Ideal Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    Salesforce is a decidedly non-political environment where people work together to solve problems regardless of rank. The company defines the Software as a Service space and continues to innovate with the recent introductions of Platform as a Service, Salesforce Ideas and Google App integration to name just a few. There are lots of exciting things to work on here. Salesforce is also committed to philanthropy and not only encourages, but helps facilitate the donation of up to 1% of each of its employee's time to the causes they care about.

    Cons

    The company is committed to regularly delivering products that are of high quality and delivered on time. That means that the pace and volume of work is significant. This is not a great place to work if you are just looking to put in your time. That said, the company accommodates flexible schedules and really does care about work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Senior management has thus far been able to deliver on the big promises it makes to its employees, its customers and Wall Street. As long as that continues to be true, I'm happy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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