Salesforce

  www.salesforce.com
  www.salesforce.com

Salesforce Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
1,052 Reviews
3.8
1,052 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff
Marc Benioff
874 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • People value a work / life balance and it's easy to maintain if you stay focused (in 51 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 74 reviews)

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

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Dynamic and Successful Company

    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, motivated co-workers, and a great team atmoshphere, that promotes open communication

    Cons

    Definitely hard to keep up with growth - lots of hours needed, but also lots of resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, Marc. Keith Block is surprsingly good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people, great snacks, great parties

    Cons

    Big company, lots f churn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down acquisitions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work in recruiting

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

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

    Pros

    Hiring managers are smart, motivated, fun to work with, respectful, and interesting. Recruiting managers have your back and are there for you. Reqs are varied and interesting and can shift, so you won't always be hiring for the same thing. This company has a soul - the CEO is a sweetheart with a passion for technology and helping others (literally helping others... look up the 1/1/1 model!).

    Cons

    The ATS is a bit hard to train on, but once you get it it's not a problem. I've never really liked an ATS anywhere though!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Good Company to Work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great energy, good compensation and management makes you feel like you're included in most decisions.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Incredible Opportunity and People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time

    Pros

    - Great office perks. (free food all the time, free snacks and drinks)
    - Great people and culture
    - Office space is incredible
    - Good pay
    - Top notch equipment

    Cons

    - On boarding is a bit overwhelming...but thats normal anywhere. They do the best job they can making you feel welcome. I was happy with my on boarding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Most awesome company

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

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

    Pros

    Very rewarding experience in the last 3 years.

    Cons

    None - keep doing what you are doing

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunities if you know how to work hard, collaborate and want to give back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, manager and endless opportunities. You have to love FAST pace, dynamic changes, some great reviews called it the largest entrepreneur company out there. That's very true. GREAT growth. Great community involvement and Dreamforce is amazing!

    Cons

    Not really any... I know people will always come up with something but it's a place where what you put in it what you get out of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not sexy but consider bringing in some flexible project and resource processes, documentation, and governance to support projects to balance keep the lights day-to-day tasks that ultimately helps with prioritization. Change is inevitable, change is encouraged to stay agile but processes that adapt to the change, resource allocation, and Top 3 or 5 things in various technical departments would go a long way resulting in better communication, execution, delivery, transparency on status, and frankly less noise (drama).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excitement and opportunities for those who are driven and lean toward positivity

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

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

    Pros

    Overall, the company culture seems very open and encourages honest self-reflection, but there's definitely a bias toward people who are naturally positive and seek opportunities. If you're a team-focused, positive, cheerful, driven person, this is a company where you can make huge strides in a very short amount of time.

    Cons

    First, it's NOT a startup, and while the company seems to have a great future ahead, it's not a fast-growth place where you're going to get catered meals, massages, and toys to play with every day. This shouldn't be a problem, but since the HQ is in San Francisco, people are reminded of all the perks and opportunities that abound just around the corner (or in Silicon Valley). Also, while the company is a great place to work, it tends to favor extraverts and people who desire to move up or who want to do lots of things outside their current job role. Being surrounded by "movers" like this can be exhausting if you're one who wants to be "comfortable" and seeks to achieve work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a great company, and I love my job and the opportunities there. However, as I consider moving to the next phase of my life (marriage, children, taking care of my parents), I want to see more examples of people who are successfully balancing work and life goals. I want to see people like this rewarded and help up as role models just as much as the latest hackathon winner who spend 3 days without sleeping, or the "rain maker" who worked many many hours to land a big deal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome company !

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

    I have been working at Salesforce as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment, friendly co-workers, awesome perk, great location

    Cons

    Too many meeting from time to time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    An amazing and innovative place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Innovative, flexible, balance, perks! I really enjoyed my time working at Salesforce, everyone there was very supportive and helpful in furthering my career!

    Cons

    It is a very large company, and sometimes that is palpable. There are some efficiencies and agility that is lost because of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on your culture! It is currently still great and represents what you stand for, but as the company grows it will be important to adjust accordingly to keep it that way! Always work smarter, not harder!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Salesforce? Share Your Experiences

Salesforce

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.