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34 Reviews

3.9
34 Reviews
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Salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff
Marc Benioff
32 Ratings

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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Couldn't be happier

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

    I have been working at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    The people are smart, genuinely happy, get their work done and do it well. I'd do anything to help my teammates and my manager out, and know they'd do the same for me. People are respectful, fair, honest. Jerks are just not allowed. It's like a very healthy body -- if a bad seed sneaks in, a bunch of healthy cells surround it and gently show it how to behave. Pay is great, product is taking off, Benioff leads by example -- he started this company and he's still here. He's passionate about what we do, and gives credit to his team(s) for making his vision(s) come to fruition.

    Couldn't be happier.

    Cons

    None really. It is a large organization, and it's doubling/tripling in size. Being in such high growth mode, it can sometimes be challenging to on-board people quickly (get their laptops up and working, access to systems, etc sometimes takes a bit).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very demanding and rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    Strongest vision of any enterprise software company out there. Team is it in to win and continue fast growth path. Willing to take risks. Very talented teams.

    Cons

    Very demanding. Be prepared to work hard and sometimes long hours. A lot of Management reviews and presentations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on aggressive growth path, take rissk and set the agenda for the rest of the enterprise software world.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent, place I want to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    Smart people, great teams to work with

    Cons

    Long hours, intense, but in a good way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the innovation coming

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    On a rocket ride.

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

    I have been working at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    Great products, e.g., Chatter - and more on the way.
    Opportunity Open Market.
    1:1:1.
    Great location.
    Improving focus on people and job sat.
    Never ending technological innovation.
    We eat our own dog food daily.
    Focus on the customer.
    Most people are in SF (but that's changing rapidly).

    Cons

    Recruiting, finance, and other organizational infrastructure is not keeping pace with growth.
    Tension between freedom and control of product development (freedom is winning).
    Non-traditional scrum organization makes it difficult to level practices across Technology.
    People don't get the depth (and increasing breadth) of the technology because of the name salesforce.com.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in non-sales, non-tech people and departments to support growth.
    Take aggressive steps to decentralize products.
    Embrace the global workforce.
    Be more public about our technological accomplishments so public perception matches reality.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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