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Great place to work if you fit the culture

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

I worked at Salesforce.com

Pros

Working for salesforce.com means you are participating the build-out of the next wave of computing. The product is startling in its capability, quality, technology and elegance. The culture is young, dynamic, can-do and constantly on the move - very innovative and always looking for the next place in the market to be. It's energizing. The location of the offices, in downtown San Francisco, make it a great place to work (contrast with the usual Silicon Valley bunker-like low-rise in an industrial park). I had highly flexible working arrangements (work from home, flexible hours) but I know that is not available to everybody.

Cons

A very young, aggressive, smart and energized workforce has its downside: intense politics. If you are not in the right place or plugged in with the right crowd, it's hard to get ahead. Socializing after work is important, and if you are not into that or can't because of a long commute, then you can't network. You may just end up left on the sidelines.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep on doing what you are doing - your stock price reflects your success.

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    salesforce.com -- great place to work !!!

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    a public company running with "startup" energy ... smart, brilliant folks to work with ... great management team

    Cons

    employees have not been offered the espp plan yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the momentum going ... and start the espp plan ASAP !!!

    Recommends
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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.com

    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.

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