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Salsify Overview

Boston, MA
51 to 200 employees
2012
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Salsify empowers brand manufacturers to deliver the product experiences that consumers demand. Salsify pioneered the first PXM (Product Experience Management) offering that transcends traditional PIM, Syndication, and Analytics. As the first multi-tenant, SaaS solution to offer ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to empower brand manufacturers to deliver the digital product experiences that consumers demand.

Salsify – Why Work For Us?


As anyone who has been around startups will tell you, a ride this exciting only happens once every 10 years. We - and our customers - are part of the reshaping of commerce as we all know it. Over the past year, Salsify’s customer base has grown by 95%, with more than 60% of the world’s top brand manufacturers now using our platform to deliver the product experiences consumers demand. But we don’t have it all figured out, and that’s why we need you. Be part of the best team in the tech space, with 8 top places to work awards in 2018 alone. Help us make 2019 even better. Are you up for the ride?

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Salsify’s mission is to empower brand manufacturers to deliver the product experiences that consumers demand. Salsify is a revolutionary PXM (Product Experience Management) solution of PIM, Syndication, and Analytics.  As the first multi-tenant, SaaS solution to offer all 3 key components to deliver exceptional product experiences online, Salsify is already working with thousands of leading brands across the globe.

We are one of the most innovative, high-growth tech companies in Boston. We’re investing in growth to help fuel our rapid expansion and looking for the the best talent in the tech space to join our team.

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When’s the last time you shopped for something on your phone or computer? That’s the digital experience we’re powering for thousands of the world’s biggest brands and retailers. We provide the platform to create, manage, optimize, and deliver the product experience that every consumer around the world uses to discover, compare, and buy. The opportunity is huge, and we need awesome brains to make it happen. Come be a part of something big.

The company was founded in late 2012 by a team with deep experience in commerce, online search, and the semantic web. We’re striving to create a remarkable company, and we’re only just getting started. 




The best workplaces offer amazing customers working on a hard problem, and a solution brought to life by smart, industrious, fun people. Throughout 2017, Salsify’s employee growth and unique culture earned the company Best Workplace award wins from both local and national outlets. BostInno recognized Salsify as one of the 10 Coolest Companies in Boston. We were also named in Fortune Magazine's Great Places to Work and a Top 100 Boston Tech Company from Built in Boston and Boston Globe’s list of Top Places to Work in Boston. Our community involvement includes the creation of a STEM program for called Guppy Tank, bringing Boston middle school kids into the workplace to imagine and design their own apps, igniting the tech experts of the future. Join us on this most exciting ride.



Salsify Reviews

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    Pros

    1. Unreal team. I feel like every Glassdoor review for every company mentions this as a pro, but the team at Salsify is genuinely excellent. People are smart, motivated, and genuinely good people all around.

    2. Culture is one of those weird corporate terms that every tech company throws around to the point of complete definition erosion. What does it mean, exactly? Who knows. All I know is that at Salsify, creativity, hard work, and positivity are rewarded. Employees are recognized for their actions and people who prove that they know what they're doing are left alone to do their work however they see fit.

    3. Compensation is generally very good - a smidge higher than market for most roles and a good degree above market if you prove that you're worth it. Benefits aren't too shabby either. Unlimited PTO is pretty genuine, health insurance is solid and is covered 100% by Salsify, and the office is an awesome space. No benefits that go above and beyond what you'd expect but there's enough there that you aren't worried about breaking your leg/enjoying some time off/etc.

    4. Insanely strong product team. The product itself is genuinely excellent and the vision for it is light years ahead of any other product in the industry. I'd confidently recommend Salsify over any other competitor to a potential customer and I'm not even drinking their kool-aid any more.

    Cons

    1. Growing pains across teams. Customer success has had a really tough time keeping up with new business logo acquisition. Marketing leadership has seen a lot of turnover. Sales has team-specific issues around comp, lack of resources, and territories that don't mesh well with product strengths. The product evolves quickly and features are frequently released prematurely. Reporting is an unmitigated nightmare. You know, the usual fast-moving tech company chaos.

    2. Decision-making has become more top-heavy recently. There was an increasingly common trend of ideas for projects materializing in an exec offsite/ops team meeting/etc that sound bulletproof on paper but don't make any sense at the tactical level. When concerns were voiced at the tactical level, they increasingly fell on deaf ears.

    Why neither of these negatively impact an overall five star rating: Salsify is constantly identifying and addressing issues like these. It's really nice working somewhere that constantly works to remedy any issues that interfere with your ability to do your job on a day-to-day.

    Advice to Management

    Do whatever you can to retain the culture that got this company where it is today. Listen to lower level employees, both proactively for creative ways to innovate, and reactively to make sure there's nothing getting in the way of them making the biggest impact they can make.

    Remember: Salsify isn't a PXM company. It used to be PIM & some other stuff, then it was PCM, now PXM - who knows what it'll look like in 5 years. Ultimately, Salsify is a bull in the proverbial china shop of commerce, and the most lucrative things for Salsify's bottom line happen when someone in the trenches has an "aha" moment and someone with a "V" and a "P" in their title leverages their experience to entertain and nurture that idea.

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Salsify Photos

Salsify photo of: Salsify representing at the Women's World Cup! #USA
Salsify photo of: Who says you need a desk to work?
Salsify photo of: Our Sales Engineering team volunteering at the Greater Boston Food Bank
Salsify photo of: On Valentine's day, we roast... S'mores that is!
Salsify photo of: Whiteboard all day, everyday!
Salsify photo of: Working hard or hardly working?
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Salsify Interviews

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

    Interview

    I was referred by a now-fellow-coworker, and the whole process took around a month from start to finish. It was by far the most humane interview process I have gone through-- my first interview was over coffee/lunch with the director of my team and I was asked back to meet with 4 or 5 different potential teammates and share a small skills test with them. The whole interview felt like a conversation-- I was able to ask many of my own questions-- and everyone was very friendly!

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    • General conversations about my working process and a small skills test with a presentation   Answer Question
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Salsify Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Boston Business Journal, 2018
  • Highest Rated Cloud Companies to Work For, Battery Ventures + Glassdoor, 2018
  • Best Small and Medium Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2018
  • Best Workplaces, Inc. Magazine, 2018
  • Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune Magazine, 2018
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