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Chaos

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

Pros

Great compensation. Very smart people.

Cons

Salesforce operates on the verge of Chaos. They act like a $3M company when its really a $3B company. Very little thought of planning goes in to anything. This drives a culture of groups just doing "something". This drives tons of inefficiency and work done for nothing.

The company is extremely hierarchical. Asking questions or participating in the process is frowned upon. The top dogs of a group make a decision and its just go do it. There is no seat at the table for discussion.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Slow down a tad to think your decisions through. You'll become much more efficient and make a lot more $$.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Its a large software company with an uninspiring, political and short term focused culture

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The products that Salesforce sells are innovative and they work. Marketing is also very strong.

    Cons

    Small territories, nepotism, highly political, short sighted goals and management, in the office 8-6pm. Do not go there if you have some sales experience as they heavily favor existing sales people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture has deteriorated with now low morale, small territories and too many managers with political agendas and not enough direct sales experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Get ready to drink the kool-aid brah-User Experience

    Former Employee - Interaction Designer
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer

    Pros

    Smart colleagues with passion for the product and driven to perform at 110% to make sure the product is successful at launch.

    Bonuses were regularly paid and pretty good.

    Highly collaborative cross functional culture between product, design, and engineering.

    People weren't afraid of making the hard calls to move the teams forward.

    Cons

    The politics of the UX team have changed for the worst within the last year. Attrition is so high, people have left the team in droves. Management seemed to have wanted that so they can clean house.

    People are dispensable and not invested in, and it had become a culture where speaking your opinion isn't appreciated, especially in a public forum and especially if it differs from what the leadership thinks.

    Significant lack of trust in the abilities of most of the designers ( except for the chosen bros )

    If you like taking orders and being told what to think this place is for you. If you believe in changing the world, you won't do it here.

    And don't even think about unconventional design thinking. That's reserved for the designers who are "smarter" than you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the people, develop and grow their skill set, instead of throwing them to the side like crumpled newspaper. Invest in design managers, teach them how to lead, not just (micro) manage.

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