Salesforce

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Salesforce Reviews

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34 Reviews
3.9
34 Reviews
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Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff
Marc Benioff
32 Ratings

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.  

    Fast paced culture with lots of opportunities for big ideas to flourish

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    Strong growth and fun culture.

    Cons

    Not much room for upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop talent don't just acquire it

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laid back workplace, friendly people, free meals, free snacks and drinks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Salesforce

    Pros

    The people at Salesforce are all very friendly. My coworkers were always eager to help me, as I was for them.

    Cons

    None that I can think of, other then some days being a bit slow due to finishing the day's work early.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the energy and fun atmosphere of the workplace, it really pumps people for the day ahead.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent, place I want to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    Smart people, great teams to work with

    Cons

    Long hours, intense, but in a good way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the innovation coming

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic Place to Work!

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

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    After five months at Salesforce, here are my pros:
    - Some of the smartest people I've worked with
    - Great benefits
    - Fair compensation
    - Incredible creativity, innovation, and vision
    - Happy and loyal customers
    - Beautiful employees
    - San Francisco HQ

    Cons

    And after five months at Salesforce, here are a few cons:
    - Long work days (and nights) - It's not uncommon for me to work early in the morning until late into the night. I do some sort of work most weekends too.
    - Political - But most places I've worked have politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. It's great working for a company that encourages hard work and rewards its employees well.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    growing pains

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

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    fun work place
    fast paced
    game changing technology

    Cons

    growing pains - small start up corporate culture often clashes with big company growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Couldn't be happier

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

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    The people are smart, genuinely happy, get their work done and do it well. I'd do anything to help my teammates and my manager out, and know they'd do the same for me. People are respectful, fair, honest. Jerks are just not allowed. It's like a very healthy body -- if a bad seed sneaks in, a bunch of healthy cells surround it and gently show it how to behave. Pay is great, product is taking off, Benioff leads by example -- he started this company and he's still here. He's passionate about what we do, and gives credit to his team(s) for making his vision(s) come to fruition.

    Couldn't be happier.

    Cons

    None really. It is a large organization, and it's doubling/tripling in size. Being in such high growth mode, it can sometimes be challenging to on-board people quickly (get their laptops up and working, access to systems, etc sometimes takes a bit).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very demanding and rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    Strongest vision of any enterprise software company out there. Team is it in to win and continue fast growth path. Willing to take risks. Very talented teams.

    Cons

    Very demanding. Be prepared to work hard and sometimes long hours. A lot of Management reviews and presentations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on aggressive growth path, take rissk and set the agenda for the rest of the enterprise software world.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exhilirating

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

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    great innovations, industry leader in saas, paas, social enterprise

    Cons

    loads of work, burnt employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    global growth and expansion

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    On a rocket ride.

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

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    Great products, e.g., Chatter - and more on the way.
    Opportunity Open Market.
    1:1:1.
    Great location.
    Improving focus on people and job sat.
    Never ending technological innovation.
    We eat our own dog food daily.
    Focus on the customer.
    Most people are in SF (but that's changing rapidly).

    Cons

    Recruiting, finance, and other organizational infrastructure is not keeping pace with growth.
    Tension between freedom and control of product development (freedom is winning).
    Non-traditional scrum organization makes it difficult to level practices across Technology.
    People don't get the depth (and increasing breadth) of the technology because of the name salesforce.com.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in non-sales, non-tech people and departments to support growth.
    Take aggressive steps to decentralize products.
    Embrace the global workforce.
    Be more public about our technological accomplishments so public perception matches reality.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    most innovative company and love to work at salesforce.com. If you are dedicated to work this is the place for you along with competitive work environment

    Cons

    some times long hours and dead line driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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