SuccessFactors

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7 people found this helpful  

An HR company that has no internal HR focus

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at SuccessFactors

Pros

- good people as co-workers
- flexible leave benefits

Cons

Constantly accumulated technical debt has brought further development to a stand still. It seems that there is more backtracking than any forward momentum in the product. The decision to grow by acquisition would have worked if there was a focus on assimilating and integrating the newly acquired companies but it's almost as if the management expects technical challenges to be magically overcome without dedicating any resources or setting any organizational direction towards achieving that goal.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

For a company that manages employee performance and motivation for thousands of other companies you should learn from them and treat your employees with more respect. I'd recommend a complete overhaul of your Human Resources function which treats your employees at par with other companies in your domain.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    very political place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at SuccessFactors

    Pros

    great sales, great potential and good customer base

    Cons

    attrition rate tells a lot about the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time to realize that hard working employees are leaving the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Doesn't deliver on the hype

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Platinum Customer Success Advocate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Platinum Customer Success Advocate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at SuccessFactors

    Pros

    Colleagues are generally pretty good people. Location (for Boston office) is great.

    Cons

    Managers always assume the worst of CSAs and micro-manage. Salary isn't what it should be and significant raises are given to a select few who put in 50-60 hour work weeks, despite the company claiming they don't want you to have to do that. They put you in a position where you need to put in 50-60 hours in order to get rated well. Managers (particularly second level) do not treat all fairly, and rarely are job openings posted to others and are instead given to hand-picked individuals. Managers never concede anything in a discussion about a particular issue. It's their way or the highway 100% of the time. Opportunities for career advancement are limited. Back-stabbing and politcking is absolutely the name of the game. Executive management is fleeing the company in droves. This is not a comforting place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing on busy work. Employees have enough work on their plates without having to worry about documenting whatever the big flavor of the month is for second level manager. Learn to accept criticism and understand that (to your shock), sometimes employees can be right about a situation. Push back on your managers when requests come in that just don't make sense for the team. Trust your employees. Better raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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