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Salesforce Reviews in London, England

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
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Pros
  • People value a work / life balance and it's easy to maintain if you stay focused (in 53 reviews)

  • Some really smart people working here and the work-life balance has been really good (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be tough to achieve given how competitive people are to move up (in 76 reviews)

  • Long hours and pushes at quarter ends to close deals (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great product; Great company - not the best place for sales earnings

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Salesforce full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing can-do culture with true focus on customer success, clear accountability and transparency on all matters. Everyone who joins is a peak-performer resulting in a high-calibre organisation.

    Cons

    intense monthly focus makes longer term planning hard; Not all AE's are given consistent support from Sales Engineering. Attrition of sales staff a concern but seems to be accepted as salesforce.com is a very attractive employer and good name for the CV - there's no shortage of applicants for roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    celebrate success more - make sure people who are making progress are recognised as some sales campaigns can be lengthy but unless results are quick, there is a risk that perceptions are they are not being successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    A diminishing shadow of its former self

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Salesforce full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Perceived innovation
    Superb marketing
    Market leadership
    Perceived benefits

    Cons

    - Politics, politics, politics
    - Product set dated, especially around process management, analytics/decisioning, big data
    - Oracle clone
    - Plenty of little emperors in middle management positions with dillusions of grandeur
    - Average compensation
    - Overly reliant on inflated Sales Engineering organisation desperately working to shore up glaring gaps/deficiencies in an increasingly fragmented product set

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Superb Organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great compensation
    - Flexible hours
    - Talented, enthusiastic colleagues
    - Altruistic organization

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Frequent organizational changes
    - Frequent headcount freezes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stop giving headcount then taking it away
    - Invest in your acquisitions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantasticly eciting place to be apart of

    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Salesforce (more than an year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere in the office is positive

    Cons

    The atmosphere in the office can sometimes be a little negative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and find a balance on the atmosphere stuff

  6.  

    non stop innovation - every day is different

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RVP in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - RVP in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    customer focus, pace, innovation, people quality, products amazing

    Cons

    when growing at 40%, pace is relentless, employees can tire under pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire employees with strong EQ. IQ alone is not enough ....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great compensation, good company values and individual accountability

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The comp is great, and career progression is possible if you hit your targets. The company values around volunteering etc are great. You're given the remit to work as you wish and be accountable for that. The products are really fantastic and customers tend to like you!

    Cons

    The culture is being thrust towards a bit of a boys club - many people coming in from Oracle. Very focussed sales organisation; you're constantly on the move for the next win.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring people in from Oracle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great co

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Salesforce part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    time off and greta perks super place to work great colleagues

    Cons

    pressure at work
    unrealistic targets
    very lkong hours
    little time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work harder

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Busy innovating every day

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Sales Engineering in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director of Sales Engineering in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pace of growth, excitement, we're gobbling up every market we enter, customers like us, the people are very smart, despite being hectic, the company and management are compassionate

    Cons

    If you can't handle a very fast pace then it's not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be harsher with under performing account execs - they're allowed to get away with too much a times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast Growing Company but...at a price

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Still fast-yet-not-small growing IT company
    Good Technology
    Good base pay (see caveat below, though)
    Together with Amazon the place to be if you really want to make an experience in cloud and Saas and gain experiences for next wave of IT (Real Cloud computing, no fakes)
    Can learn from extremely experienced IT pro's (altough they're seldon teaching).
    Organization is changing fast, there are opportunities to move
    Internal mobility is a core value.

    Cons

    In short:
    - Total compensation package less attractive than @ first sight
    - Sales Territory subject to change any time, any way.
    - Heavily Political
    - Poor Management
    - Little diversity (in terms of skills, background and genre)

    Management is surprisingly immature for a 10.000 people company, nobody really cares about you, numbers is all that matters. As such the aim of management is only hitting the number, no matter what. Meaning: no resource development, little training, harsh treatment when something goes wrong, no coaching, no understanding whatsoever. Numbers arrive, you're a star. They don't, you're an a***ole.
    The internal mantra is SFDC wants to innovate, unlike Oracle these days. Yet 50% of the people come from Oracle and they keep coming.
    Be very careful about what you are told at the interview. The territory assigned wil almost surely change after a few months, for the good (unlikely) or the bad (very much likely).
    Base pay is high (variable is becoming more and more difficult to hit and beat) but benefits are quite limited with respect to other IT companies. If evaluated in overall package the comparison is less favourable than originally thought bringing it to on par with other major IT employer.
    Also, the environment is pretty political: hiring is based on who you know, internally and externally, not on what you do and what you can achieve and not always the two aspects lead to the same point. As such relations are valued more than skills. Kind of : so is life but if you expect something different....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good seller is not always a good manager, pick your people manager more carefully.
    Limit hiring from Oracle if you don't want to become Oracle 2.0
    Increase Diversity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best company I have ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, ability to work from home and excellent benefits

    Cons

    The job is very intense

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Salesforce Response

    Feb 4, 2014Employee Success Team

    This is great to hear - thank you!

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