SuccessFactors
3.0 of 5 205 reviews
www.successfactors.com South San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

SuccessFactors Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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3.0 205 reviews

                             

38% Approve of the CEO

SuccessFactors President Shawn Price

Shawn Price

(8 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "ment proviuded (phone, Ipad etc), ability to work from home, and some good people"
    in 13 reviews
  • "great people that had joined the compnay"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "SAPs purchase of Successfactors has negatively impacted Work/Life balance"
    in 22 reviews
  • "SFSF is a pay-for-performance company so one of the key tasks is setting and achieving specific goals each year"
    in 5 reviews
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    Great company, adjusting to SAP

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat culture. Winning. Great products and levels of commitment. Good cross functional relations and willingness to be nimble. Deep SAP pockets will help with investment in products and access to SAP customers.

    ConsThe SAP acquisition, by definition, brings change and a more hierarchical management style which is antithetical to how Successfactors head operated and succeeded.

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

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    Times have changed, not a good place to be

    Regional Sales Director (Former Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe company used to be transparent, open, full of team work and spirit. The good ole days are gone.

    ConsSAP really took over the company culture to start 2014 and it has been a train wreck. There is no SF identity anymore. SAP is completely disconnected to SuccessFactors market needs, they have just been making the company more SAP like....but they could have stood to gain much more if they leveraged SF strengths more effectively.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to make SF, SAP. The company was awesome and had great market presence before you began bleeding it.

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

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    Good product lines, great people, lose a bit of its focus after being acquired by SAP.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat people, can-do attitude shared around most functional groups. Cloud is in the company's DNA. This is a place to be to learn as much about Cloud products.

    ConsThe environment is too distributed, your team likely spans 3-4 timezones/countries. Not all teams match the demands, which caused quite a bit of conflicts. Quite a bit of "protecting my territory" around groups/teams. The company lost its focus & agility post SAP acquisition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWatch out for those single-point-of-failure situations. There are quite a few of that.

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

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    Boys Club - Kiss Up to The Right Ones

    N/A (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood pay - but does it matter when there is nothing but a self-promoting, backstabbing culture.

    ConsPolitics, self-promotion, every person for themselves, old hardline Oracle-style dog eat, dog world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone - it's over for them! The management team (from the beginning and whatever is left) is focused on one thing - how do I ingratiate myself to SAP management? Nothing else matters to them.

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

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    It was good until they changed sr. mgmt

    Program Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people; lots of good solid work experience

    ConsCrazy workloads, lots of backstabbing to get ahead. Things may have changed since CEO exited. Former CEO known to publicly chastise anyone who questioned him (after inviting open dialogue because he was building a culture of transparency.) This was done in email trails for the entire company to see. Demoralizing. You learned quickly to keep your questions or suggestions to yourself if anything you had to say was in opposition to what the CEO said or did.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHopefully work-life balance has improved with SAP acquisition. Marathon workweeks are fine for the exceptional project; they are not fine as a lifestyle.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Feelings until now.

    Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
    Reston, VA

    ProsGood culture, and easy work model.

    ConsHave not found.Most teams allow working from home. Sometimes not good for teamwork.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast Paced Company - Process Challenged

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat Product, Smart People, Time-Off, New Building

    ConsWork-Life Balance, SAP/SFSF Culture Clash

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain the cloud DNA

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company until SAP Bought us.

    Professional Services Consultant (Current Employee)
    Reston, VA

    ProsWork From Home flexibilty. Ability to buy Stock Options at a great discount.
    SAP Growth is going to be great.

    ConsSAPs purchase of Successfactors has negatively impacted Work/Life balance
    -From Unlimited Vacation Days to 16 days a years. High billability requirement
    -From Quarter Bonuses now moved to annual
    -Ability to Max Bonuses from 300% now only to 150%
    -Health Care Option PPO.. high dedectible or high premium - pick your poisen
    -No raises after SAP purchase or no bonus rate hike.
    -No team connection - since more than 50% works from home.
    -Not sure where the opportunity growth is.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo keep top talent around. Remember what keeps employees happy. Benefits need to get better - taking a day off shouldnt be a struggle.

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

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    Great Company and Great Beneifts

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWFH policy and vacation time.

    ConsA lot of Management turnover

    Advice to Senior ManagementCareer Growth for mid-level Management

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

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    Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople caring philosophy, straight foward

    ConsSAP culture taking over SSFF

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