Salesforce.com
3.8 of 5 812 reviews
www.salesforce.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.8 812 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff

(683 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
812 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work life balance, ability to work from home and excellent benefits"
    in 34 reviews
  • "Many many smart people to work with and create greater solutions than any one of us could come up with"
    in 56 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very hard driving culture leads for little to no work/life balance"
    in 61 reviews
  • "long hours, cheesey motivational pep talks"
    in 29 reviews
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6 people found this helpful  

Best Career Move Ever

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Salesforce.com full-time for more than a year

Prosamazing culture and very upbeat atmosphere. Great perks including stocked kitchens with food & drink, gym reimbursement, career advancement and trips to Hawaii!

Consit's a sales organization so if you don't like a quota look elsewhere.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to keep the lines of communication open as we already do and make sure to keep the small feeling culture as we continue to expand and grow

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

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Salesforce.com Employee Success Team responded to this review

Apr 8, 2014

We appreciate your comments!

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Best career move ever made!

Senior Account Executive (CBU) (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Salesforce.com full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI have been employed by salesforce.com for over 3 years and it is exciting to be at a growing, leading edge company. We attract excellent talent and have a culture of teamwork which makes it a pleasure to go to work everyday. I'm proud to be at a company that gives so much back to the community and supports my efforts to give back. Success at salesforce.com has provided me with amazing financial rewards as well as career advancement.

ConsInnovation and growth requires effort, constant change and refinement. Some may look at this as a negative but most here find it exhilarating.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue your rigor around hiring the best talent and producing a product that drives value to your customers.

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

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Amazing product, leadership, earning potential and career growth. 6 promotions in 8 yrs. $ in the bank. I am a lifer!

Regional Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Salesforce.com full-time for more than 8 years

ProsYou are set up for success and you can blow out your comp plan. Great benefits and Better people. The best pay for the work I know of.

ConsNot good if you dont like to work hard and challenge yourself. To excel you need to put in the hours and have a desire to be a top performer. There are no free lunches.

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

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This is great to hear - thank you!

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Exponential

Project Coordinator (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Salesforce.com full-time for more than a year

ProsPersonal growth and rate of promotion are unparalleled. My career has moved quickly and as I excel, my colleagues and management are great at recognizing it. This company is good at propelling those who are high-achievers, type A personalities.

ConsReally fast paced environment with shifting and unclear priorities. The company values are clear, figuring out how to get there isn't always clear.

Advice to Senior ManagementManaging down is just as important as managing up.

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

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Rewarding, Challenging, and Exciting

Account Executive (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Salesforce.com full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBest reason: I'm in sales and its the name "salesforce" alone draws attention from prospective buyers. Great support and team selling systems in place. I have made more money every year since starting here.
Product portfolio continues to increase, so lots more money to make....

ConsSometimes, it can be a little to fast paced.. We never stop. If you like change, its a great place because there is always change here!

Advice to Senior ManagementAwesome company!

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Riding the wave

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Salesforce.com full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe people are very committed to the company. Marc is a very inspiring leader who is able to effectively get the whole company on board with visionary ideas. There is a focus on being well rounded and giving back.

ConsThe rate of change is huge. Often the ready, fire aim approach doesn't work when we are now a large company. We are like the awkward teenager who is growing too fast and fumbling along the way.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou can go slow to go fast. Band-aid fixes will only get you so far.

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

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Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL

I have been working at Salesforce.com full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent place to work with, with good competitive and knowledgeable people around you. You always feel like you are at the right place

ConsNothing much at this time

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the pace going and always try to uphold the work culture.

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

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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Salesforce.com

ProsHigh pay, excellent work culture, great people to work with, loves innovation

Consvery challenging and sometimes stressful work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent training ground, fast growing company

Account Executive - Small/Medium Business (SMB) (Current Employee)

I have been working at Salesforce.com full-time for more than a year

ProsYoung and vibrant office culture, excellent facilities in Downtown SF. Excellent place to start your career without too much risk. Lots of people to help you along the way.

ConsMust learn the Salesforce way and abide by their playbook. Lot of promotions from within, so a lot of management started from the bottom and made their way up without much experience elsewhere.

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Excellent place to work with

Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)

I have been working at Salesforce.com full-time for more than a year

ProsInnovation, passion, growth, compensation, bonus, benefits and office culture

Consleadership, project management, work life balance, development, strategies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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