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52 Reviews
3.5
52 Reviews
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Salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff
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52 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    If you're a star, you'll love salesforce

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    growing too fast - mgmt isn't ready for it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let employees make decisions they're capable of making

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place.

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    Current Employee - IT - Support  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IT - Support in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    Atmosphere and co-workers. Competent people to work with. A take charge attitude and one that doesn't seem to be afraid of trying and failing helps here.

    Cons

    Information seems to be on a need to know basis for basic things. Market maybe seized upon from Google or Microsoft, not sure how Salesforce would be able to retain employees if they were bought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure we don't overextend ourselves. Keep partnering with other companies to keep costs down and our name in the news.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Think twice

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    The benefits package is excellent. You gain a lot of experience in a short period of time. You gain excellent product knowledge I took the job because I thought it would be a great place to learn.

    Cons

    The politics in play prevent you from doing your job. You are not recognized for performance, and there are limited opportunities for growth. Salesforce overworks and underpays employees in key roles while rewarding employees in roles that are less critical. You are subjected to trial by fire with little or no management support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some managers with experience and that weren't promoted by default. Listen to your employees, don't ignore their concerns. If you are going to take the time to ask your employees what they think, make sure that information counts.
    Hire competant team members; when you bring inexperienced people on to a team that is experienced, you bring everyone down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best work of your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee Success  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Employee Success in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    culture, location, compensation, best in class product

    Cons

    hub centric model and limited telecommuting options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    slow job growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    very slow job growth takes a long time to get anywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    loosen up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    great industry, market leader, lousy culture, poltics, politics, politics

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    location, advance opportunity, money, benefits, industry leader, million dollar view of the bay.

    Cons

    sickening politics, lousy middle managers, too many incompetent young people in senior roles, too many people doing no work. yes, there about a third of this company doesn't have a job description and doesn't do any real work. There are VPs with no direct reports. yes, believe it or not.

    if you are starting your career, go some place else. mid career workers with blue chip experience elsewhere, this might be a place to come in and institute some discipline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open in your decision-making, don't choose favorites and promote them at the expense of others, and get rid of young people with no experience in high roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Web Veteran Thinks Salesforce is the Ideal Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    Salesforce is a decidedly non-political environment where people work together to solve problems regardless of rank. The company defines the Software as a Service space and continues to innovate with the recent introductions of Platform as a Service, Salesforce Ideas and Google App integration to name just a few. There are lots of exciting things to work on here. Salesforce is also committed to philanthropy and not only encourages, but helps facilitate the donation of up to 1% of each of its employee's time to the causes they care about.

    Cons

    The company is committed to regularly delivering products that are of high quality and delivered on time. That means that the pace and volume of work is significant. This is not a great place to work if you are just looking to put in your time. That said, the company accommodates flexible schedules and really does care about work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Senior management has thus far been able to deliver on the big promises it makes to its employees, its customers and Wall Street. As long as that continues to be true, I'm happy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    talk to as many people as possible to get the big picture

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    Former Employee - IT Help Desk  in  San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    growing environment, company is the leader in their space

    Cons

    lower/mid management not always best qualified

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    obtain feedback from all staff, not just top performers or favorites

    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Get 3 years experience in one year

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    Current Employee - Field Sales  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Field Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    Salesforce.com does some of the best web-based marketing from the public website, in the industry. The product just plain works and works well. The speed at which we are able to innovate and add new features is astounding. We are now more then, just a CRM company and ready to go to the next level and join the handful of software companies that exceed $1B a year in revenue

    Cons

    The pace of change and new features added into the products causes a heavy burden to stay current, but then that is what attracts a lot of people to this company, the pace of change and making change in the industry. We have grown quickly and some "infrastructure" pieces are a little behind, but we are getting there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people in the field who are in front of the customers.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Brief synopsis

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Salesforce.com

    Pros

    Top SAAS company in the market.

    Cons

    Growing very fast-changes sometimes happen too quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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