Salesforce

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52 Reviews
3.5
52 Reviews
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Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff
Marc Benioff
52 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Think twice

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Salesforce

    Pros

    The benefits package is excellent. You gain a lot of experience in a short period of time. You gain excellent product knowledge I took the job because I thought it would be a great place to learn.

    Cons

    The politics in play prevent you from doing your job. You are not recognized for performance, and there are limited opportunities for growth. Salesforce overworks and underpays employees in key roles while rewarding employees in roles that are less critical. You are subjected to trial by fire with little or no management support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some managers with experience and that weren't promoted by default. Listen to your employees, don't ignore their concerns. If you are going to take the time to ask your employees what they think, make sure that information counts.
    Hire competant team members; when you bring inexperienced people on to a team that is experienced, you bring everyone down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    slow job growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    very slow job growth takes a long time to get anywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    loosen up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be sure to evaluate your options before you make the jump

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

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    Provide good opportunities for career advancement. Lots of opportunity for vertial and horizontal movement within the company due to the strong growth of the company and potential within the organization. They are a pioneer in on-demand business services

    Cons

    Not a great balance of work and personal life. Work environment highly competitive and can be stressful at crunch time epically at the end of a quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More acknowledgment to employees and recognition for a job well done. Be fore supportive when employees are looking to advance their careers and supportive of the education they are looking to upgrade with.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Brief synopsis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    Top SAAS company in the market.

    Cons

    Growing very fast-changes sometimes happen too quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Get 3 years experience in one year

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Field Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    Salesforce.com does some of the best web-based marketing from the public website, in the industry. The product just plain works and works well. The speed at which we are able to innovate and add new features is astounding. We are now more then, just a CRM company and ready to go to the next level and join the handful of software companies that exceed $1B a year in revenue

    Cons

    The pace of change and new features added into the products causes a heavy burden to stay current, but then that is what attracts a lot of people to this company, the pace of change and making change in the industry. We have grown quickly and some "infrastructure" pieces are a little behind, but we are getting there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people in the field who are in front of the customers.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT - Support in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IT - Support in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    Atmosphere and co-workers. Competent people to work with. A take charge attitude and one that doesn't seem to be afraid of trying and failing helps here.

    Cons

    Information seems to be on a need to know basis for basic things. Market maybe seized upon from Google or Microsoft, not sure how Salesforce would be able to retain employees if they were bought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure we don't overextend ourselves. Keep partnering with other companies to keep costs down and our name in the news.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    salesforce.com: a good start

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

    I worked at Salesforce

    Pros

    The top reasons to work at salesforce.com are the people and the environment you work in. It is a very young and outgoing culture internally and it promotes a great camaraderie internally and outside of the company.

    Cons

    As the company has begun to grow into a large Enterprise company there has been less of a focus on employee growth and more of a focus on company success. Internal promotion has become political and long-winded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time ensuring your top performers are happy internally or the company will continue to lose strong assets to more alluring startups.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best work of your career

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

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    culture, location, compensation, best in class product

    Cons

    hub centric model and limited telecommuting options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great product, just have to accept some issues because they're not going to change

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

    I worked at Salesforce

    Pros

    The product is fantastic, most of the people are great (very bright, very motivated, great teamwork), and Marc continues to provide a great vision for the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes a boys club and the company doesn't enforce the "no-asshole" rule. A few people are more motivated by politics or what's in it for them and aren't willing to step up and do what's right for the company or the team. This is probably true everywhere, but it's disappointing that at sfdc these people end up getting rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They've heard this before.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Salesforce.com, why go anywhere else

    • 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

    One of the two relevant technology companies in the bay area

    Cons

    Pace of business can be a little overwhelming at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in selling nonSFA products

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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