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Salesforce Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
1,083 Reviews
3.8
1,083 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 101 people found this helpful  

    Still a lot of opportunity to learn, connect, and chart your own course, but Big Company culture is encroaching.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    I've spent over 8 years with Salesforce in various management and individual contributor roles, all customer or partner facing. Some of the pros:
    - vibrant, fast paced culture
    - smart, fun, aggressive colleagues
    - management is focused on latest tech trends and staying or becoming a leader for many of them
    - by and large, customers and partners are very positive about the technology
    - good benefits and perqs
    - hip urban culture at HQ
    - a chart-your-own-course mentality that rewards those who aggressively seek out the job they want and pursue it, or sometimes even create it

    Cons

    After my long tenure and many Dreamforce conferences, I'm nearly fried. To say the culture is fast paced and the focus is always changing is an understatement. The reason Salesforce always seems on top, and chasing the latest trend, and in the press, is because employees are expected to run harder, carry more, cheer loudly, and pivot constantly. It's the world's biggest startup in behavior. But at the same time, with the recent influx of top career sales leaders from Oracle and what appears to be a board-level mandate for doubling revenue, employees are being asked to do even more with even less, fill higher quotas with smaller territories, less help, and the big company bureaucracy is rearing it's ugly head.

    Worse still is the politics. When you hire a bunch of smart, aggressive people, and put them in an environment of outsized expectations, throw in a bunch of re-orgs and changing management, and sprinkle with uncertainty and constantly changing priorities, you inevitably get people back stabbing each other and throwing others under the bus to appear smarter and more worthy of promotion.

    The few at the top will get very, very rich. The rest will lose the sense of personal ownership and start to wonder why they've given up health and family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The further you get from the foundational vision of creating great products and ensuring customer success, and instead recruit big company people focused on ego and self-promotion and growing a fiefdom, the more Salesforce starts to become just another Oracle or SAP or Microsoft. My sense is, that's what the board wants. If so, so be it. There will be another innovative and passionate startup to disrupt salesforce some day soon.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to be depends on what your priorities are

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Salesforce

    Pros

    Smart people, fast paced,many new cool stuff to work on if you want to go crazy, pay you well, can learn a lot at your early stage in career

    Cons

    Lot of changes, politics in technology, expect more than usual from employees, if you have a large commute and kids to handle then you will suffer and feel hard to do *everything well, stocks will handcuff you so beware and move on if you are saturating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Aggressive sales-driven company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salesforce full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company is fast-paced, driven and completely focused on their goal of driving revenue. The leaders are consistent in their messaging and approach to meet the company goals.

    Cons

    Not great at cultivating and nurturing talent. As an individual, you have to be driven to take your career and growth into your own hands. No one is going to hand-hold you through it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The v2MOM is not a personal growth plan. It's great for top-down alignment but does not nurture untapped talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    #Dreamjob experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crediting Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Crediting Operations in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Fast moving, always changing environment - lots of neat perks: fitness reimbursement, fun work environment, snacks

    Cons

    If you are looking for a 9-5 job - salesforce is not the employer for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Delighted customers Delighted employees

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    Current Employee - Strategic Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    I enjoyed my long run at salesforce.com. I am proud of what we accomplished as an organization and as a market maker.

    Cons

    The annual change in brand and value prop is distracting. Customers have a hard time following sfdc's product direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    2012 - 2014 saw a major change in access to executive management. C-Level alignment with customers was once a major differentiator.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience has been great. Fun place to work with amazing people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LMTS in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - LMTS in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    Innovative and great culture fun place to work. Great teams and high collaboration.

    Cons

    Too much freedom to the teams and sometimes may go negative towards the company. Some employees just under perform because of too much freedom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after the folks who are working and identify the people not really performing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Dreamjob. Period!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Living the Dream Job
    Current Employee - Living the Dream Job

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

    Pros

    -Truly an innovative company
    -Lots of opportunity to experiment, share learnings, and grow professionally
    -Customers generally love the products and service
    -Terrific team atmosphere, lots of really talented people to collaborate with
    -Great comp/bennies

    Cons

    -Could use a bit more depth in certain areas/verticals
    -Workload is not for the faint of heart

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It obviously gets harder and harder to preserve the entrepreneurial flavor of a company as it grows, but it's such a huge advantage. Please continue to nurture it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Overall a good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The have very good intentions toward employees and often manage to meet those intentions. Top notch company values, they strive to be the best and have generous benefits, nice workspaces (many with standup desks, snacks, etc.)

    Cons

    Salesforce is a very fast moving company. You should be comfortable with uncertainty if you work here and the type of person who is willing to dive in and fix a problem when they see it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, innovative company and culture.

    Cons

    Achieving work-life balance is difficult under the pace the company is moving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider long term career growth and implementation of programs that enable work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A phenomenal place to begin my professional career!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Renewal Manager - Marketing Cloud in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Renewal Manager - Marketing Cloud in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Fast-Paced, Innovative, Competitive Culture, Rewarding, Challenging

    Cons

    High-Expectations, Ever-Changing, Remote, Corporate, Lack-of-Transparency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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