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Salesforce.com Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
1,148 Reviews

3.8
1,148 Reviews
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Salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are good and work/life balance is manageable for a company with such incredible growth (in 43 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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  1.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    Amazing work culture, Open and Collaborative

    Cons

    Fast pace - not meant for slackers!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salesforce.com is headed in the right direction...

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    One of the best place to launch your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    -lots of perks, competitive salary
    -office space is nice/ great view in San Francisco HQ
    -lots of useful training for new hires (especially for new college grad, this might be a good opportunity)
    -innovative culture
    -company is very transparent
    -lots of smart ppl to work with!

    Cons

    The company is growing at a rapid speed, and so should work on aligning goals for different teams going into multiple directions. But we are improving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best Job Ever

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for. The talent around you is amazing which provides you with a very challenging & creative environment

    Cons

    Not much really. It is a very fast paced environment when many may not like. But works great for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to Work For in Enterprise Software

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President, Product Management  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President, Product Management in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Salesforce.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    All Levels: Great perks, excellent offices, mostly happy people, good salary and compensation.

    At Executive Level: Marc is a visionary. Working closely with him is a lifetime opportunity.

    Cons

    All Levels: Company is getting bigger - not as big as SAP or Oracle - but no longer a 'startup'.

    At Executive Level: The old-timers who have been around for 5-10 years and 'acquired execs' run the show. Very difficult for anyone else to rise up the ranks. Not enough space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You may be losing key talent in certain areas. Overall, keep up the good work.

    Don't become another Oracle - you are 1/3 there especially on sales & marketing side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience, amazing for you career, never boring !

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Business Representative  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Business Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    The salary is very good, actually this is the company paying the best salary in Ireland. Great perks, nice and smart people, great culture. The most innovative products such as connected objects and Marketing Analytics, not a proper IT company.

    Cons

    The career progression is slower than it was before, baby is now an adult. If you are in Europe, especially Dublin, the office and the "Google" like culture is not here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Such an awesome company for software engineering!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff

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

    Pros

    The compensation is killer, the technology challenges are there, and the people are all very smart and friendly. The pace is fast, but it doesn't feel unsustainable.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment means there's no time to sit back and relax.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! New facilities are fantastic, the leadership is sound, and it really feels like you guys care about your employees. Super impressed!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    rapid-fire learning in a phenomenally progressive environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salesforce.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    comp is great as are benefits and office culture. management seems to be pushing all the right buttons and in the same diretions.

    Cons

    this is a hot box environment and you need to be fast and furious to carve out your space and performance in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    slow down the wall street expectations while still trying to own the market that they are in. Tough and interesting management challenge for the next 3 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    One of the better corporate environments. There are a lot of challenging work within the company but at the same time, you never feel over worked. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    I change managers two times a year. It seems like there are a lot of shuffling within middle management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    Good company, great culture, good pay

    Cons

    Some technical architecture suffers from age, but the problems are well recognized

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic culture and career company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Engineer

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

    Pros

    The culture is doesn't have the feel of a big company but more like a well funded start-up. From the beginning you made to feel part welcome and given every resource necessary to be succesful. They also tell you about they prefer to promote from within so start figuring out where, within Salesforce, you'd like to go next.

    Cons

    Salesforce has 3 major releases each year full of new features. The biggest challenge is staying abreast of these new releases. At the same time, from a sales perspective, this means you have a lot to talk about with your customers - besides this I can't find a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping looking for ways to support your employees. You do a great job right now but you can never do enough. Otherwise don't change your culture as it is very special

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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