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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    A fun but consuming job.

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    • 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

    The best reason to work at salesforce is because you'll get to work in a highly competitive space with some of the smartest people in software. The product is truly innovative, and is a lot of fun to sell. The compensation and perks are great as well, you will get paid fairly, get a great benefits package, and a chance to work in downtown San Francisco.

    Cons

    Salesforce.com moves at light speed, and is filled with overachievers. On top of these, expectations on one's performance are always high. The result of this is that you will constantly be struggling to achieve a balanced work/life ratio. Salesforce.com is fun, and it can be fun to get completely involved, and to immerse yourself in your work. However, you will find that working nights and weekends is pretty much a requirement to keep up with the pace, management expectations, and your coworkers. Unless your a workaholic, this gets old, and is probably the main reason why people end up leaving the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust that your employees do good work, in good time. Respect their need to have their time to live their lives and be with their families. Don't be afraid to push back on your own manager if you feel that your team is being overworked.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to learn how to listen to customers and build products they will love

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

    I worked at Salesforce

    Pros

    I like the focus on usability testing to ensure the products don't create pain and curses when customers sit down and use them.

    Cons

    Product metrics are really hard to come by - it could take 4 months+ just to learn if anyone is using what my team had built.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fund the product metrics team for quicker feedback on what's useful and what missed the mark so corrections can be made.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great executive team, but middle management are terrible people-managers. Too many gunners, and too few team-players.

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

    I have been working at Salesforce

    Pros

    Great product. Innovative culture. Leader in its market. Fast pace and exciting work.

    Cons

    Too many gunners, not enough true team players.
    Most middle management are terrible people managers...they are really high-level individual contributors who are just thrown into those roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your middle management are actually trained and measured on their people-management skills. When the economy picks up, you will see an exodus of some very talented people because of the bad politics at the middle management layer, and their lack of people-management skills.

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    smart politics .. bad management, especially mid level managers

    • 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

    smart developers.
    philanthropy is advocated.
    Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Politics
    Beware of Mid & senior level managers. They spend a lot of time trying to get projects, even if it mean screwing people who report to them. Unless you have a sugar daddy in management, don't expect promotions !!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid level managers need to be trained.
    reduce the politics ... one thing that can help is stop pitting managers against each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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