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Not changed so much but still a good company to work for

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Current Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at Salesforce.com full-time for more than a year

Pros

- excellent products in the market
- Message to the market is very visionary, sometimes to visionary
- very transparent, you could easily see your revenue achievement & pipe and also your co-worker's = you can see if territories are unbalanced
- OTE salary is good
- low level of pressure in sales
- Managers OFTEN former salesforce top-sales & really understand how to do business, this doesn't mean they are idiots in people management (of course it depends on the manager)

Cons

- still poor HR-level (following former reviews)
- to keep grows revenue rate high almost all markets are over hired
- achieving almost impossible
- getting a job in salesforce depends who receives your CV, you have good people in low level jobs and people after university degree in higher level jobs, it all depends where your CV is routed to
- getting a promotion is very political, seems easier to get a job from outside the company instead an internal promotion

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep going but stop hiring manager from oracle ONLY.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Rocketship

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Engineer

    I have been working at Salesforce.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovative products
    Smart people
    Excellent tools
    Flexible workplace

    Cons

    Rapid change
    Demanding customers
    Increasing competition
    Law of big numbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a Long term view

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    Self promotion in this "Sales machine" will get you far, hard work and dedication to customer focus will not

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Account Specialist  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Support Account Specialist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Salesforce.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salesforce has a fantastic product with a USP that is unsurpassed in the current market place. Working with the product is great and Salesforce's customers are the nicest I have ever had the pleasure to work with.
    Furthermore, if you are interested in broadening your horizon and learning, Salesforce will support its employees further than most, even if the subject matter is only loosely related to your job.

    Cons

    Salesforce is so focused on selling that it neglects enhancing its product to its full capability, looking at the annual report one can see that spend on sales hugely exceeds spend on R&D. This causes much frustration for the employees who are really passionate about the product and its customers. Salesforce is also not very family friendly, work/life balance is none existent and women with family/children will find it very hard to combine work and family responsibilities. The extreme competitiveness that is encouraged by management and enforced by Salesforce's culture also hinders team work and organizational learning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rewarding the self promoters who damage the company by causing the good people to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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