Salesforce Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Sr. IS Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    culture, compensation, innovative technology, industry leader

    Cons

    company is getting very corporate, harder to get things done, growth opportunities shrinking

    Advice to Management

    try to keep the culture friendly or else top talent will start leaving

  2. Facilities coordinator

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    Current Employee - Facilities Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Facilities Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Salesforce (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Perfect company to work for

    Cons

    Need more growth from within

    Advice to Management

    promote from within

  3. OnBoarding Process - surprisingly missing the mark

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. Will clearly be a fun ride! Can't wait to go to boot camp.

    Cons

    There was no on boarding checklist handed out day 1. I was given an older version from a colleague to use thank goodness.

    The worst part was the IT process. Most new hires didn't get their laptops on time and the UbiKey process was very confusing / a security overkill. I can't believe I have to have two seperate USB UbiKey's on top of a lengthy password overtime I log into my laptop.

    Also, having to log a ticket for things like Fax or Concur through the Intranet seems dated. The User Experience is bad. Why is this not through Salesforce.com???

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the first impression be like this. Lucky the company and team as a whole is 2nd to none from what I hear but the first week can / should be better.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great product, hard environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Salesforce 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

    Great people, great benefits, the product is good.

    Cons

    Not customer focused, very boiler room mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Respect what people have out of the office and they will work harder for you in the office.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Unorganized

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Salesforce full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    none,,, they had an account that had to new but had no xcue on energy

    Cons

    nobodyknew what they were doing .. from HR to the so called sales manager/supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Train your people ... Know the Campaign.. stay away from the renewable energy sector !!!

  7. Work Hard / Play Hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Salesforce full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Incredibly innovative company - Benioff sees what the customer needs and delivers the products to keep creating value
    - Solid technologies to sell and a good variety to offer customers
    - Talented and fun team of co-workers
    - Great internal support from marketing, pre-sales, operations, etc
    - 1-1-1 giving back program is awesome
    - Ecosystem of salesforce allows you to present many offerings to your customers

    Cons

    - Monthly cadence can be a challenge
    - Territories can be tight

  8. Helpful (9)

    Morphing into Oracle - Not a good thing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products. Great Customers. Great CEO and vision. Great comp and perks.

    Cons

    Work-Life balance is very difficult to achieve in Sales organization. Constantly changing management with lots of Oracle culture seeping into Salesforce and it's not good. I feel like I'm back at Oracle now - not fun. This was not the case when I joined Salesforce 3 years ago. Many Oracle managers have not embraced the Salesforce culture, and have increased demands on sales performance, micro-managing, excess administrivia. The workload has increased with staffing not keeping pace. Over-sized workload is contributing to employee burn-out and compromising performance. And it's getting worse. Nothing matters but $$$ to most managers hired from Oracle. Loved the company when I started but my opinion has soured over the last 1-2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and act on employee dissatisfaction issues. Many talented employees are leaving because of the Oracle influx of management practices that I also experienced at Oracle.

  9. Helpful (13)

    Technologically innovative, but one does not need to be an "Oracle" to see that, culturally, moving to Dark Ages...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Constantly evolving technology. ability to work remotely, good benefits, and great brand marketing & PR.

    Cons

    Extreme "Napoleonic" micro management, zero tolerance for dissent, claim "customer success" is main focus, but exert extreme pressure to close deals on Salesforce's timetable, not the clients.

    New mantra - there are no "bum" territories, just bums with territories.

    Advice to Management

    None since one day I may be working for competitor.

  10. Helpful (1)

    #4 employer in USA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Architect in New York, NY

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible culture, philanthropy model that demands 6 days of volunteering from employees, excellent compensation, flexible work environment. Amazing internal education and training support, as well as an ongoing internal support social community through sue of salesforce chatter. Public recognition and career advancement occur early and often.

    Cons

    growing company, growing infrastructure has usual demands.

    Advice to Management

    stay nimble and keep up the great work

  11. Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Salesforce as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible and supportive culture

    Cons

    Standards for reporting constantly changing

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