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  1.  

    Senior Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    great perks... good work.. fast moving

    Cons

    starting to see the potential pitfalls in becoming bigger and bigger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Tough problems
    - Amazing perks

    Cons

    - Huge monolithic code base
    - Not a start up culture anymore

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    short title for review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salesforce

    Pros

    good product, nice central location

    Cons

    no room for growth in career path w/o waiting at least 3 years.

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  5.  

    The job is insanely fantastic. The commute is just insane.

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Very collaborative culture. Excellent communication from management. Outstanding technology and technologists. This is a really special place to work.

    Cons

    Lack of a South Bay presence. Commuting is brutal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast pace and fun!

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    Former Contractor - Human Resources Program Manager #dreamjob Central in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Program Manager #dreamjob Central in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Salesforce as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Overall very positive culture. Quick decision making. Collaborative and fun.

    Cons

    Global programs or implementations can be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep building with great people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Rapidly growing company has growing pains

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salesforce

    Pros

    Smart people, leader in it's space, with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical organization with more VPs than a bank <grin>. Always seemed very tense. Focus on adding new features rather than producing innovative solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flatten the organization, reduce the matrix focus, grant divisions more autonomy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Forget having interests and a life outside of work

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    Current Employee - Email Campaign Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Email Campaign Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, flexibility to work from home when needed, new products/innovations to learn, and an opportunity to expand your knowledge of the digital space.

    Cons

    There's zero work/life balance if you're in Services. You are expected to be "on call" all hours of the evening, work long hours during the day/week, and forget having any extracurricular activities or spending time with your family. You cannot "check out" and it's not a healthy lifestyle.

    Don't challenge senior leadership on department practices, ways to foster change, or steer from the majority opinion because you will pay for it in performance reviews even though they state in your interview that they love new ideas that change the way they operate. When you add up the hours you actually work during the week, you are significantly underpaid!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance was pushed as a huge focus for the company when I interviewed years ago, now that I'm in I see it as a ploy to get talent through the door. Since, I had to give up other interests and passions I'm involved in outside of work to accommodate the horrendous hours I put in weekly. Hire additional team members or bring on people from different regions to accommodate timezones and balance a healthy lifestyle that allows us to check out when we leave for the evening. In addition, train your sales team to sell with respect to those who are actually responsible for delivering on the unreasonable expectations in client contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern - Performance

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

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

    Pros

    - Paid housing
    - Lots of intern events
    - Good pay

    Cons

    - Difficult to understand infrastructure
    - Cramped working conditions
    - Good experience depends highly on your team
    - Conservative office culture
    - From my experience intern projects were not "exciting", or useful, though they were challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome place to start your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    The work culture in the company is very cool with not having unimaginably high expectation.
    It nurtures individualism and allow a person to grow without giving a lot of pressure in the form of reviews and all.
    They allow easy switching between teams that is again a plus point.

    Cons

    There is no free lunch :(

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Old Technology, Not good pay

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Big company, stable, benefits are good.

    Cons

    - Does not like to change very much. Likes to stick with old technology.
    - People sitting on temporary desks. Spacing issues. seriously salesforce?????
    - No pay increases per year. They don't promote you based on your performance. Some low performers getting promotions and other hard workers staying at the current positions for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You want to be the leader in terms of acquiring top talent in silicon valley. Pay them accordingly as well. You can't be Facebook or Google when you are paying less to the talented employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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