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Salesforce Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
1,078 Reviews
3.8
1,078 Reviews
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Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff
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890 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Change the World

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Sr Management, Foundation, Culture, Smart People and technology

    Cons

    None if you are ambitious and want to work hard to change the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire or promote strong middle management to scale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great company... but find a team you like!

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    Former Employee - Performance Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Performance Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Salesforce as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is one of the best large companies in existence. Its product is widely used, tech focused, and treats its employees well. Dreamforce is quite the experience and it makes you proud that you are an employee there. The perks are AMAZING! 401k as an intern! $100/mo health & wellness benefit. Just find a team you like and like what you are working on and your life will be great!

    Cons

    The reason I'm not going back is because I didn't like what my team was doing (perf eng) and I didn't like some of the people on my team. If you are looking to start your career here, try to get a position in dev, not qa or perf (unless you know that's what you really want to do). I was fortunate to have a super chill manager and he found me projects I was interested in working on that are not performance engineering related.

    Only free lunch in Heroku office, which I wasn't in. Also relatively lower salary compared to well-funded tech companies (Uber, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.), but I didn't mind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    great culture, good working environment, awesome perks,

    Cons

    old technology stack, infrastructure is slow to adopt, need faster release cycle,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    An OK company overall -- but avoid Hillsboro, OR Office

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    Former Employee - Technical Support in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Salesforce

    Pros

    Nice office. Lots of bells and whistles. Lots of snacks and drinks. Great kitchen. There's a barista/ coffee bar.

    Cons

    The Hillsboro office culture is completely different disconnected from the culture at headquarters. Tech Support is a dead-end. They lure in new employees and recent college grads with "career development" talk, time to study and get other certifications, job shadowing, etc. You quickly learn none of that will ever happen. Getting a tech support job in Hillsboro will NOT help you get another job in a different department or location -- it can only hinder you, if anything. They're also constantly pressuring employees into working overtime because they're understaffed, but don't want to hire. The pay doesn't match the pressure and stress.

    The fancy office and the fluff doesn't make up for all of this, even though they hope it does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire enough employees instead of pressuring the existing ones into working more, and working faster. Follow through on promises made by HR during the hiring process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sales and CEO Centric

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people who all were trying their best. I was managed very well and had good relationships with most people I worked with.

    Cons

    Sales and CEO Centric, so Design got lost in the shuffle. The design organization within Salesforce was under a constant state of flux and reorganization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give designers a seat at the table, and do more then talk about design leadership and initiative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best days behind us

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salesforce

    Pros

    Good money for less work; work life balance; my advice is to 'rest and vest'

    Cons

    Falling behind others in terms of tech stack; lot of homegrown solutions that can't be taken elsewhere

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  11.  

    Great company and culture, too much politics.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Philanthropic model (1:1:1), impressive amount of involvement and presence in the SF community, culture is still fun even at the size and growth rate.

    Cons

    I am only giving the company three stars because while I enjoyed the perks of working for a well respected, game-changing company, I also did experience some negative experiences due to incompetent management, a high rate of turnover, and a limited amount of growth within the company. I felt as though there was a lot of brown nosing going on, and the politics was a huge reason for my departure. I also encountered more than 5 managers in my 2 1/2 years there which was disconcerting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more cultivation of management staff. People should not be promoted into a people manager role until they have completed training and should be required to go to on-going training courses so they can better manage staff. There is so much talk about personal and professional growth, but I rarely actually see it being implemented. This is something that should be addressed within the entire organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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