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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Insane culture, with crazy leaders and ideas, most of which are fun to pursue, except when they are not

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    fast paced
    open to lots of new things
    new people coming on board all the time
    growing quiclly

    Cons

    Some dead wood that cant be removed
    lacking in process
    changes too fast
    tries too many things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent honest and real about what is going on. Understand your people and look for the area that sad. depressed and out of sync - those leaders need to go.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great career opportunities for hard working, flexible, creative employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salesforce

    Pros

    Great benefits beyond the standard package of medical, dental, 401k. Employees issued laptops, iPhones and other high quality devices, company supports a full range of diversity.

    Cons

    Long hours, tethered to work, extremely competitive environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the excitement and inspiration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    best culture at this company

    Cons

    too hard to leave salesforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep an open office always

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  5.  

    Great Company and Great People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Many smart and capable people
    - Visionary CEO
    - Excellent Pay and Benefits
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    Cons

    - Start up like culture with shifting priorities
    - Frequent product acquisitions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    This was by far the worst experience in my career.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the free gummy bears, the new laptop and phone I was given immediately. Also, the fun happy hours.

    Cons

    There is no flexibility. All management cares about are the numbers. There is no logic behind what management asks of you. People who seem to advance are people who do not demonstrate independent thought. You are not encouraged to build long term relationships, only increase your numbers in the short term. It does not seem as though senior management communicates the expectations to middle management. Everyone seems confused as to what is happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share information so that your people have some idea of direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Salesforce Marketing Cloud

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Great, fun, place to work. People are friendly and make you feel comfortable.

    Cons

    Very political, more interested in number and looking like people are doing thier jobs then actually focusing on ROI and moving the company forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on ROI and not on numbers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Executive in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Accounts Executive in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Flexible, employees are hard workers

    Cons

    Culture is dying from ExactTarget

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Very Happy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    Good management, lots of perks, options to work from home/remotely, emphasis on collaboration and innovation, the company is doing VERY well financially

    Cons

    Very large organization can be difficult to navigate, pressure to succeed can burn some people out, Portland site does not have much room for career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of career development is the #1 reason for turnover. Even if employees don't have higher positions to strive for, they will stay longer to take advantage of career development opportunities that will transfer. It's a perk whose impact is difficult to measure, but it's very worthwhile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Living in the cloud - floating with no clue of the future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Salesforce full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Employee benefits, younger worker demographics

    Cons

    No strategy, no systems, no process, lot of chaos and evey manager running their own farm. Malpractice gets shives under the rug in the name of speed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay heed to the middle managements work styles and behavior malpractice otherwise one day it will surface and blow up on your brand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst onboarding experience I've ever had

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    • 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

    Pros

    Absolutely none so far. It's really been a nightmare.

    Cons

    I've worked in the Salesforce ecosystem for over 10 years and I'm probably going to leave. I've been working at the company less than two months--albeit as a contract employee (although my title is technically "Agency Temp--so sad, and the reason this even matters is one of the security questions when you call Global Services (the help desk) which I had to do 9 times in my first two days because of PC problems (and I'm not kidding.) is "What is your title?" I'm not really a person keen on titles but "Agency Temp" doesn't describe my expertise or skill set and it certainly made me feel like a second class citizen. Maybe it's because I'm not a big company person. I also heard "contractors don't get desks" Nice. That's not legal. So buyer beware. My agency on-boarding was also horrific. My commute into the city is terrible. I love SFDC and have made my living around it. I don't want to sour on it and think I can make a bigger impact at a client. I am also surrounded by two extremes--other Agency Temps and super stars who have been there for years who stick together. In addition, my boss is remote, extremely busy and they "sold to me" is the dog they start everyone on which has stalled for a year and half.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop relying on Sarbanes Oxley to divide the line between contingent and FTEs to create a caste system. Improve your horrific on-boarding system which wastes time and money and causes attrition. Treat departments other than Sales and Marketing as though they create more value because they do. Realize that saying "contractors don't get desks" is illegal. Don't give contractors titles like "Agency Temps" which is insulting and the result of someone's laziness. Take a good, hard look at which agencies you deal with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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