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Completely disorganized, cult mentality. If you don't like what we're doing, get out!

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Big company name (especially with SAP) and overly inflated titles look great on your resume Great benefits

Cons

This is a culture of lies, fear and manipulation. The mantras are plastered all over every wall with things like "No A-holes." The company (and management) does not practice what they preach and, until the CEO quit, we were constantly berated at "town hall meetings" and by company-wide emails with the constant message - if you are unhappy here, leave. You are simply disgruntled and we don't want you here. There is no open mindedness towards change for the better or the "Kaizen" culture they claim to have. In fact, punishment abounds in this world of fear. Nearly every employee in the place has been the subject of some form of reprimand. There is high turnover in upper management, which is very unsettling. People at all levels don't seem to stay in any position for more than 6 months before either leaving for something else, or being moved to another functional area. Entire teams are disbanded on a whim and there is no certainty about who does what. This type of CONSTANT organizational change creates an environment of zero responsibility. Work-from-home is selectively applied, even within teams. Work-life balance only exists if you count "carrying your work phone around with you and constantly being on call" a balance. You can expect to work late nights and weekends. "Unlimited paid vacation" simply means that you're not actually entitled to any vacation, except at the whim and will of your manager. Despite growing revenues, everyone in the company suffers from "not enough resources" to do the job correctly. There is a company-wide culture of "something is better than nothing," which, if you believe in having pride in your work, will be a challenge for you.

Advice to Management

It's time to develop some real strategic direction for where this merger is heading. No one in the company even knows what the company looks like (structurally) anymore and people are afraid and uncertain about their futures here. Someone needs to take the helm and show everyone that there actually IS a plan.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Unless you're focused on Sales, this may not be the company for you

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay. Flexible work hours. Up and coming company, purchased by SAP to help them save their Cloud strategy and future revenue opportunities.

    Cons

    Not enough resources - technology AND people. SAP's way is not the only way or often even the best way to get things done. Internet is ALWAYS going down / getting interrupted - something bad for a Cloud based company. Tools don't work consistently; lots of manual work-arounds. Passwords always requiring resetting. All these factors interrupt productivity, which is sad in a high tech company. Many frustrated by high growth requirements, and little funding of the personnel and tools to support growth goals. Contractors are great, but if you don't hire in the support positions (Finance, Marketing, Administrative) you will burn people out. Telling workers to get out if they raise issues which they feel should be addressed is not rational.

    Advice to Management

    Stop saying you won't tolerate jerks when you don't take your own advice. "Collaborative" work style is anything but... you can't avoid the noisy chaos of co-workers who sit less than 2 feet away to either side or in front of your desk in a workbench type environment. The rate of managers and workers being turned off and driven out following acquisition by SAP is normal, but don't lie to us by saying that the rate of departure has slowed. It's the economy, stupid ! Many people are still looking.


  2. Helpful (4)

    The promise of no a-holes doesn't apply to upper management

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

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great people that had joined the compnay

    Cons

    horrid upper management as they don't apply the corporate culture and values

    Advice to Management

    adhere to your corporate policies


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