SuccessFactors

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Of the people, for the people? Not quite...

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Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Mateo, CA
Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Mateo, CA

I worked at SuccessFactors

Pros

The people! Company has some of the best and brightest working there. Great teamwork atmosphere and a great product. There are still some members of the executive team that helped the company grow from early stage startup whose drive for results and actions keep the company going. Used to be a major focus on customer success so long-term clients are very happy. Huge focus on career development and learning (depends on department).

Cons

The people. Company started hiring anyone that worked at Oracle after IPO. Low performers can stay forever even in sales as long as they politic with their boss or know someone that came in with new senior management. Mission is put quarterly calls first, customer and employee satisfaction not essential. Merit and bonuses promised but delayed. Providing new ideas only allowed with proper title. Talent hoarding occurs often in departments.

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Switch politics with performance. Or vice versa.

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    The culture is changing, and not for the better.

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at SuccessFactors

    Pros

    There is always someone willing to help you out when you need it. The product works and shows well. I honestly feel that the products really do benefit our customers.

    Cons

    Since the layoff's, there has been too much pressure put on those that are left. There were some poor performers let go, but not all were let go because they were "bottom" performers. Management continued to hire aggressively, courting people away from other secure jobs, only to be laid off 6-8 weeks after they were hired. It was the attitude of "they didn't have to accept the offer" attitude that was a real eye opener. Culture is changing to a "watch your back" type of culture like SAP, Oracle, and Deloitte.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the culture doesn't turn into a "watch your back" type of place to work. It makes me nervous when new management from SAP, Oracle, etc. are stepping in. There is a reason customers hate those companies. Don't let SuccessFactors become one of them.

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    Tough but fair...or at least fair as far as industry standards are concerned

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at SuccessFactors

    Pros

    The opportunity to gain a great deal of industry knowledge and experience. The people who work at SuccessFactors are some of the best and brightest in the industry.

    Cons

    The pace employees are expected to maintain is intense and constant. There is no real work-life balance...you work constantly and you are expected to understand that this is just how it is. The number one downside has to be the stress. Its constant and palpable.

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    There are many talented people still with SuccessFactors. Senior Management seems to care little regarding burning out resources.

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