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Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Salesforce

    Current Employee - Manager, Market Readiness Programs in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Market Readiness Programs in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People you work with are of high caliber, well respected company, job security, perks, benefits, stability, ability to explore different roles every fiscal year, still like a startup in many ways.

    Cons

    My department along with many others is going through constant re-org. It doesn't feel like you're able to make much of a positive impact or move the needle with the business during times like these. It can be political chaos for months.

    Advice to Management

    People and change management need to be a priority.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Bad place to be an Enterprise AE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in North East, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in North East, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great technology, enthusiastic and loyal customers.

    Cons

    Only a fraction of enterprise reps make their number..if you're a great rep and you work hard you still only have a one in six chance of making your number. Accounts are dolled out like it's the Wild West. Managers pick their favorite rep and assign the best accounts.. Even if your lucky enough to get good accounts (which I was)there are so many reps you will only get 2-3 active accounts. It's also a micro management, Oracle environment... The beatings will continue until morale improves.. Attrition is really, really high. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    hire less reps and give the, a chance to be successful.. Don't flood the street with reps in order to get to your number.. Hire quality not quantity.


  3. Inside the cloud.

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

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The culture is very much like a start up, this is what makes up the diversity adding to the overall vibe of the company.

    Cons

    none that come to mind


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place college grads !

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic place for college grads and relative newbies to the workforce - great place to learns lots of things in a fast moving environment.

    Cons

    Clear lack of high calibre people managers in the mid-senior management ranks. Can be a mixed bag, if not frustrating, for experienced senior professionals coming from better managed companies. Lack of effective HR leadership has resulted in heads of different business functions following dissimilar and inconsistent policies for promotions & rewards.

    Advice to Management

    a) Technical or Operational brilliance does not automatically translate to great people management skills - this will be a much better company with lots more true leaders in middle management who can lead, motivate and inspire their teams. b) Create a level playing field among different business units so that promotion policies and such are interpreted and executed consistently across the company.


  6. AE

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

    I worked at Salesforce

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Defined process, always be closing / win as a team culture, great employee benefits

    Cons

    Layers of management and a pecking order to move up


  7. Good company

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits. With a family and children, benefits are an important part of the package and Salesforce does a very good job in this area.

    Cons

    I would like to get more RSUs on a continual basis. Other companies in the Bay Area provide continuing RSU refreshes, but this is not a given at Salesforce, making it much easier to leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    More retention should be build in with the pay structure.


  8. Lead Member of Technical Staff

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing vibe and energy around you!

    Cons

    Too big a company to make some real change or big impact

    Advice to Management

    Value engineers more (or at least equal) than managers or non-technical resources.


  9. Good company

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

    I worked at Salesforce (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good base pay for interns, awesome kitchen/snacks, plus free housing and a very competitive benefits package (full medical/dental/vision)

    Cons

    It can definitely feel like you're a cog in a very big machine. It's very easy to feel lost or have your supervisors lose you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire 300 interns if you're going to pay most of them a lot of money to do very little work for you. It feels like a bad choice.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Account Executive

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

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company vision, top products, great philanthropy model

    Cons

    Stress created by micro-managing employees

    Advice to Management

    Need to take a longer term vision in regards to customers/prospects and allow the time to be more strategic


  11. Helpful (1)

    The place to be if you value community giving!

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

    I have been working at Salesforce (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - amazing 1:1:1 model where you can have donations matched (up to 5K), apply for team grants (up to 5 or 10K) and get 48 hours of volunteer work a year - great educational benefits and encouraged continuous learning - fun place to work, always something fun going on

    Cons

    - promotion system seems vague, no idea what to do to move on up - pay is lower than I was hoping for when moving to this expensive city

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging women to develop their confidence to move up. Make a clear and concise promotion stream so employees aren't feeling stuck in a rut. Reward those who want to step up and want to take on challenges.



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