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Salesforce Overview

San Francisco, CA
10000+ employees
1999
Company - Public (CRM)
Information Technology
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company was founded on three disruptive ideas: a new technology model in cloud computing, a pay-as-you-go business model, and ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#15), 2016 (#6), 2015 (#21), 2014 (#13), 2013 (#13)

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#17), 2016 (#32), 2014 (#50), 2013 (#22), 2012 (#13), 2011 (#41), 2009 (#47)

Company Updates

  • Hear how Salesforce is helping to usher in the Age of Equality from Tony Prophet, Salesforce Chief Equality Officer

    The Other CEO: Tony Prophet, Salesforce's Chief Equality Officer

    Tony Prophet is a man on a mission. The 58-year-old equality chief, whose career has taken him from exec roles at Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard to now being in the c-suite at Salesforce, has a drive to not only create an inclusive organization but one that stands as a beacon for equality.

  • Marc Benioff was named one of Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Thank you for all you do to make this a great place to work, Marc!

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Salesforce – Why Work For Us?


When you walk the halls of Salesforce, you instantly feel something special. That something is Ohana. When our founders started Salesforce, they were as intentional about the company culture they wanted to create as they were about the products they wanted to build and how they would go to market. They wanted to create a different kind of company. One centered around the Hawaiian concept of Ohana, which means family. And our Ohana includes not just our employees, but our customers, partners and communities. Today, Ohana is at the center of everything we do at Salesforce.

So what does Ohana look like in practice?

Authenticity - It's our employees knowing they can be their authentic selves and do the best work of their careers.

Togetherness - It's our customers and partners trusting that we are here to help them succeed.

Sharing - It's our communities believing as we succeed, we will share our success with them.

We bring our Ohana spirit to life inside and outside our company by living our values of Trust, Growth, Innovation, Equality, Customer Success, Transparency, Giving Back, Wellbeing, and Fun.

These are the values that unite us, inspire us and make us uniquely Salesforce.

We have offices all over the world. We take pride in our global footprint and the opportunities that gives to members of the #SalesforceOhana.

We have 59 sites in the U.S. alone! These are the cities that we call home:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Herndon, VA
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Irvine, CA
  • Louisville, CO
  • New York, NY
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Tampa, FL

And, a significant percentage of our population works remotely! We do everything we can to make Salesforce a caring environment for our employees — no matter where people work. For instance, Ohana@Home is a grassroots community of remote employees who started connecting over Chatter (our internal network) to share best practices for working remotely and engaging with our culture from their home offices. Our leaders took notice of the initiative and are helping to drive change through a variety of new programs and initiatives focused on our remote employees.

Futureforce is Salesforce’s global university recruiting program dedicated to attracting, retaining and cultivating next generation talent. Our interns and new graduates work on real projects that affect how our business runs, giving them the opportunity to make a tangible impact on the future of our company.

With offices all over the world, FutureForce recruits have the chance to collaborate and connect with fellow employees on a global scale. We offer job shadowing, mentorship programs, talent development courses, and much more.

Salesforce has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work for Millennials by Fortune and one of the Best Places to Work For Recent Grads by Symplicity, making this the perfect place to launch a career. And, many FutureForce alum do join the team full-time: 80% of our eligible interns become full-time employees.

Learn more: http://www.salesforce.com/company/careers/futureforce/

Salesforce Reviews

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    "Hard work, but amazing!"

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    I have been working at Salesforce full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The 1-1-1 Model here (google it) and a tangible benefit that results of it is 7 full days of VTO (volunteer time off) to be used responsibly at your discretion. Matching gifts to a non-profit of your choice.

    - Benefits here overall are incredible
    - ESPP is attractive
    - Time off is generous
    - comp package works in your favor- i.e. hard work does in fact = revenue.
    - equipment is all up-to-date and excellent (iPhone as work phone, and MacBook as laptop)
    - Training that consists of bootcamp in San Francisco, and further training at a local hub. Ongoing trailheads and updates also keep you on your toes.
    - Fast-paced environment
    - Great culture
    - Talented professionals
    - Collaborative environment across different segments
    - Brand recognition
    - Smooth employee processes in the background (payroll, time logged, benefit tracking, incentive tracking, employee profile, etc).
    - Continuous acquisitions of companies continues to strengthen our products and offerings.
    - Snacks, events, and happy hours
    - Flexibility and autonomy given to consult with your clients
    - Networking opportunities here are endless

    Cons

    - You can feel "left-behind" here at times, so it's crucial to stay organized to keep up with the pace, especially early on.
    - Work-life balance (self-induced): it's easy to become attached to your work and your accounts, and it trickle over into your personal life after hours, or on weekends.
    - Difficult quota to hit, but that's for a reason. if this were easy I suppose they would let anyone in.

    Can't think of anything else. It's hard to find things wrong with Salesforce, in fact this section took me a lot longer to provide the bullet points above then the pros section.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see what's next, and hope to continue growing my career here.

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Salesforce Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Salesforce.

    Interview

    Applied through a employee referral. This process took about a month from application submission to offer.
    Process was 2 calls and an onsite interview. 1st call was with a recruiter located at the headquarters and is more to go over your resume and see why you are interested in the company. 2nd call was with a BDR recruiter located in the onsite office. This was another time to get a feel for your background and see if you would be a good fit for the company and that particular office. That went well so we scheduled an in person interview with 2 BDM's and 2 BDRs currently in the position. Meg was my recruiter and made sure I was prepared for the interview by providing me with tons of helpful content to study. Went into the onsite portion feeling very confident because of her help. The onsite dove more into past sales scenario and how they would translate and what you could add to the team.

    The time spent studying the products and preparing is what makes this lean toward difficult rather than average but if you put in the time you see the results so it is worth it.

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Salesforce Awards & Accolades

  • #2 Best Workplace, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2017
  • UK’s Best Workplaces – Large Category, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs 2016, Glassdoor, 2016
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune, 2016
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