SuccessFactors
3.0 of 5 206 reviews
www.successfactors.com South San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

SuccessFactors Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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SuccessFactors President Shawn Price

Shawn Price

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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    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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    Boys Club - Kiss Up to The Right Ones

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    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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    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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    No work life balance

    Individual Contributor (Former Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    ProsFree food, nice offices, all employees get iPads, cell phones, lots of flexibility for remote workers

    ConsThey give you cell phone and Ipad and allow working remote because they want to be able to contact you 24x7; no work/life balance. They are part of SAP

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou blew it by being acquired by SAP

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Need Better Customer Service

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    ProsEvery company could use this kind of technology.
    Great work space and very intelligent coworkers.

    ConsIn my opinion, customer service was sacrificed for growth and now the customer experience is often poor. Small issues continue to get overlooked and never get fixed. Competition has caught up and true innovation has slowed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the little things and focus more on customer (and employee) retention.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    High hopes then business as usual

    Program Manager (Former Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    ProsLots of promise when I joined - we were driving Cloud for SAP. Very exciting to be a part of that. Working with smart people who know how to get things done. Amazing new office with all the perks. Interesting, varied work. Felt that my contributions were valued.

    ConsEverything changed when Lars left the company. A long period of assurances from senior management both at SuccessFactors and SAP, but little action as key people ran for the door. When the dust settled, things were very different as SAP exerted more and more influence. The "transparent" culture turned out to be not so transparent after all. And, very disappointed to see that despite having products that purport to help people work differently, the day to day business behaviors were pretty much like every other company I've worked for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake faster decisions - you let too many people get away while you were figuring out what to do

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to start your career

    SDR (Current Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    Pros-Gain tons of industry knowledge
    -Work with some bright individuals
    -Lots of perks: benefits, lunches, electronics (IPAD, laptop, cell phones)
    -They take care of their employees
    -Andrew at the front desk is amazing
    -Upper management is always available to talk
    -Lot of volunteering opportunities within the company

    Cons-Not a clear career path
    -Not enough hands on training
    -High attrition rate

    Advice to Senior Management-Implement more training's
    -Hold on to top talent

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

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    Great company

    Communications/Marketing (Current Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    ProsExcellent company culture, friendly people, great WFH benefits.

    ConsCan be disorganized working across the company, long processes going through SAP.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Team

    Marketing Specialist (Former Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsIt was a great work environment with a lot of team collaboration and team building events. This was before the SAP acquisition, so I'm not sure if the culture changed.

    ConsAlmost all of the marketing department (including me) were contract workers with no benefits. Not much possibility of becoming an employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt may have been fixed, but full time employment with benefits certainly helps retain good people.

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

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