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Salesforce.com Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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92% Approve of the CEO

Salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff

(368 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great people, great product, great benefits, corporate politics

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Pros-Career options
    -Great compensation
    -Company values giving back
    -Great people
    -great benefits
    -Nice work space (snacks, drinks, workout studio)
    -great place to develop your career

    Cons-Corporate politics (not sure if this can be avoided at a big company)
    -naysayers when trying to make career moves that are outside the norm

    Advice to Senior Management-empower your employees to progress their careers WITHIN Salesforce, instead of quitting because they kept being told "no, can't happen, wouldnt get approved" etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It really does depend on what you want...

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsI joined sales at Salesforce right out of college and moving to a new city with a new job, I was really looking for a young and fun company to meet a new network of people and gain some real-life job experience. The people were a ton of fun, very friendly, and hung out all the time after work. It was a perfect place to start a job in a new city!

    ConsThat being said, the work itself was really not challenging. I was bored during my day-to-day, I wasn't being stretched, and although that wasn't an immediate priority, it became a priority after 6 months. I wanted to love what I did and I wasn't in love with being a sales rep here. Fun people, but I wasn't being stretched.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI wasn't a big tech person, and I felt like every time I talked with management here, I felt like any advice on my career, future directions, how to take advantage of this job, etc... they were all centered around the tech world. Granted, most people who join a successful tech startup are interested in staying in tech, but don't make that assumption. I could have taken much more from my experience if someone advised me on how to grow my career and learn from this role if it wasn't all about tech.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great name on your resume

    Sales Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsSalary + OTE are great - but there are better out there
    Benefits - Kudos here. Great Health/Dental/Parental, lots of Perks
    Salesforce.com Platform is amazing. Yes, you get tired of hearing internally,, but it's true
    All main offices close to large transit hubs
    Benioff has instilled a culture of philantrophy.

    ConsThe ultimate in high school clique culture. It's tough to move if you're not on a list of favorites. The cult of Salesforce is exhausting. Yes, great product, yes great benefits, but the 'kool aid drinking blowhard' mentality wears thin.
    If you work in the office, you're expected to be in the office. In commercial, no opportunity to telecommute.
    Growing at a frustratingly large pace. Headcount doubled in my time there. Everything is always in flux it seems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you're going to act like Oracle (yes you do) stop poo-pooing Oracle.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great company with outstanding values

    Commercial Account Executive (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsWe really do work at the most innovative company in the world. Releasing new product updates and buying companies all the time keep us fresh and on our game.

    ConsThe salaries are lower than our competitors, and they shouldn't be the case, given how great everything else is at the company.

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

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    Best CRM

    Recruiter (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat people, product that sells

    ConsAll room names are Hawaiian - gets very confusing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good company

    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Prosgrowing company, job stability, interesting projects, motivated people.

    Consever changing priorities, little flexibility to what we want to do.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My review as a contractor for the IT team

    Contractor (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Proswork with linux, Macs, windows operating systems, Learn commands for terminal and command prompt, work with pxe boot, free food, lots of opportunity for personal growth

    Consstrict badge policy, exclusive mobile app use

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

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    Struggling with Growth, Needs a major re-vamp of Culture

    Senior Director (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsStrong product bench - really innovative in all of the continuing products they release. Generally high quality people - strong brand presence. Strong employee benefits.

    ConsMajor major problems with culture. Highly antagonistic and not team-oriented - reminds me a lot of Microsoft. I wish I had known this before coming here as it is pervasive and apparently well known within the valley. I think a lot of people are dazzled by the brand and are quickly disillusioned with the culture. Having major growing pains as they incorporate other big companies (Exact Target) and just growth in general.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the culture - you need this to turn around or you are going to continue to have great talent streaming out the door. Ask your people if they are doing the jobs they want to do as opposed to reorging non-stop into jobs they never would have signed on to begin with. Your people are your assets - treat them well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Director (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsCompany is a market leader and growing. Good benefits. This is a good company at which to learn a cloud computing.

    ConsPoor senior leadership. Make sure managers have development plans for getting employees to the next level. New senior need to better embrace and use the Salesforce products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHold VPs and above accountable for delivering development plans for their people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall it's a good company to work

    UI Designer (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsFlexible working hours, get to work on some fun projects.

    ConsNobody cares for designs other than the designers themselves. Management just want to get stuff out and don't care much about the quality of the product.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of making Marc happy, you should first make your customers happy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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