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Salesforce.com Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.8 924 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff

(765 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are good and work/life balance is manageable for a company with such incredible growth(in 42 reviews)

  • There are so many smart people here, and it's a great place to shape your career(in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be tough to achieve given how competitive people are to move up(in 68 reviews)

  • long hours, cheesey motivational pep talks(in 30 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Knows how to lead the industry

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompensation and benefits on par. Decent culture. Knows how to keep their #1 spot in the sector and the go-to name in the industry.

    ConsNot as attractive as other options down in the Valley...just a sign of changing times. Getting bloated. Ego among the senior ranks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great technology, clueless sales go to market strategy

    Strategic Account Executive (Current Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsSalesforce technology is innovative and cutting edge.

    ConsSalesforce "floods" the market with Sales Representatives. This only allows under 20% of the salesforce to make their quota.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSalesforce does not have enough products/solution areas to have a vertical sales focus.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    INTERNSHIP

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt was extremely exciting and rewarding. Everyone there seemed passionate about expanding the company and it was contagious.

    ConsThe hours were long and tiring. People expect you to work more than your assigned hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Former Sales AE

    Sales AE (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat comp plan, good people and work environment. Good benefits, training and support

    ConsAggressive, transactional culture. Great for some personalities, not for everyone. Territories are hit or miss, seasoned reps get best areas, accounts

    Advice to Senior ManagementFantastic growth, and reputation. Maybe manage the growth better, some reps lost in the shuffle

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    awesome

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat company to work at

    Consjust a big company to navigate

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    • Disapproves of CEO

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    Cut throat sweat shop

    Senior Recruiter (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat on a resume
    Liked colleagues

    ConsHiring managers / clients are abusive to the recruiter
    Junior staff encourage to move up the ladder and most are unqualified for new role
    Unskilled new manager(s) treat direct reports poorly
    Work nights and weekends - non-stop work culture
    Senior leaders have enormous egos

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave some humility and take leadership classes
    Know your audience

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Best CRM

    Recruiter (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat people, product that sells

    ConsAll room names are Hawaiian - gets very confusing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    6 Months at Salesforce

    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)

    Pros* Good positive culture. There are a good number of bright, passionate, hard working people who want to do great and work together to do so.
     * Work hard and play hard culture.
    * Growing fast.
    * Professional development. They want their employees to have training and career development I recently took a formal (and high quality) 7 day training on a technical topic.

    Cons* Can be Confusing during initial phases as there is no job clarity..Its not only me but a frequent complain I hear .
    * Job travel is expected irrespective of roles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    the best job I've ever had

    Enterprise Corporate Sales (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat equipment
    Great people
    mostly casual work environment
    Great training - week long bootcamp in san francisco
    company phone
    company iPad
    food in the kitchen
    you sell the best product in the industry
    #1 most innovative company in the world
    your customers love the product and rave about how great it is

    ConsI haven't found one yet

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing your thing. People love this company so keep it going.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good company

    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Prosgrowing company, job stability, interesting projects, motivated people.

    Consever changing priorities, little flexibility to what we want to do.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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