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SuccessFactors Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
247 Reviews

3.3
247 Reviews
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SuccessFactors President, Cloud & On Premise HR Mike Ettling
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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, can-do attitude shared around most functional groups (in 11 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company, adjusting to SAP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Dysfunctional management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Money, cheap snacks and soda

    Cons

    Highly political environment. CEO acts like he is a rock star but he is really just a B player.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with SAP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Times have changed, not a good place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in South San Francisco, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    SAP 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Watch out for those single-point-of-failure situations. There are quite a few of that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Boys Club - Kiss Up to The Right Ones

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - N/A in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was good until they changed sr. mgmt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    Pros

    Good people; lots of good solid work experience

    Cons

    Crazy 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast Paced Company - Process Challenged

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work-Life Balance, SAP/SFSF Culture Clash

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain the cloud DNA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company until SAP Bought us.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Reston, VA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    SAPs 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Feelings until now.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Good culture, and easy work model.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great Company and Great Beneifts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    WFH policy and vacation time.

    Cons

    A lot of Management turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career Growth for mid-level Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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