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52 Reviews

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

    great place to work, but getting too big

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

    Pros

    bright company, great people, good place to work

    Cons

    work life balance, too many oracle executives have changed the company culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give employees a sabaatical

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only the strong survive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Innovator of SAAS. Leadership position. Always something new and exciting. Sales from the top down are tremendous

    Cons

    Sales management are slave drivers. Territories are too small and quotas are too big. The company has gotten too large to get anything done. Change takes pilots and user groups and surveys. Its territory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the App and implement change fast!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Relentless

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Salesforce.com is the leader in the SaaS industry and you have the opportunity to work alongside some very smart and motivated co-workers. Benioff has great vision and has taken this company where no one thought would be possible. Working here and learning the product is the best way you can learn the ins-and-outs of the software...knowledge of salesforce.com is a valuable skill in the market right now.

    Cons

    The company moves at a fast and relentless pace, don't expect a break. There is great pressure to keep the leadership position in the industry and employees feel this each day with the amount of work expected of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at employee life/work balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Competitive place to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    - Great Brand
    - Growing company

    Cons

    - Challenges on internal transfer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Encourage ambitious employees

    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growing pains in SaaS

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    There are a lot of great opportunities for growth at salesforce. There is always work to be done and new processes to be developed. The employee benefits are really nice and you get to work with a great group of people.

    Cons

    The company is going through growing pains and management is looking to outside hires to fill key middle-management positions. Not all of these hires are working out and it does not seem they are going away, instead key lower level employees are moving on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to hire internally first. Reevaluate new management and make sure they are the right person for the job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Focus on people, technology, growth

    Cons

    Can be hectic at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    You make your destiny and drive your future here.

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

    Pros

    Salesforce has a positive, fast paced environment where proactive work is highly appreciated and often recognized. If you have an idea or something you want to drive and you want to be a leader this is the place to be.
    There are lots of company sponsored team events, game rooms, good food, snacks and drinks, LOTS of professional development opportunities in the area of training courses in-house and support for educational development off site.
    The fast paced learning environment creates a lot of comradeship between hardworking employees.
    Employee satisfaction here is high but as with every company there are downsides.

    Cons

    Too many changes too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much focus on driving initiatives from the top down, not enough bottom up which reflects the needs of the employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not the kind of place one would want to call home

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

    Pros

    Well known product that has a large client base

    Cons

    The sounds of salesforce
    "Suck it up"
    "I want to see you sweat"
    "We need you pulling 12 hour shifts"
    "I am sorry you arent feeling, well but you better get to the office right now"
    "Visit with your kids, I am sorry, but you need to request PTO"

    Borg like culture based on kissing rear constantly
    You will be chained to your desk
    You will not have time to even have lunch and most of the managers will say "I dont take lunch either"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop dehumanizing employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Upside and downside

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

    Pros

    Changing the world of software and how it's delivered - being part of a disruptive technology

    Cons

    Politics, politics, oh and yeah, politics.
    And work life balance blows

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow upward management reviews. Detris flows downhill, they don't want to flowing upward

    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Big Expectations - No Backup

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The technology is on the leading edge. When Salesforce.com falls out of the lead, they're not afraid to invest to catch up or take over. They are willing to buy solutions when they don't think they can build them internally.

    Cons

    Career feedback and coaching is non-existent. If you're in a non-critical role, you're fine. If you have people depending on you, good luck with getting insight on how to improve. As other people have noted, it's very much who you know and how you play the game. If you are connected to the right people, the path gets much smoother than if you don't. Hours are long and the work expectations are borderline excessive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people. Focus on training. Help people achieve.

    No opinion of CEO

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