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SugarCRM Overview

Cupertino, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
SugarCRM enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most empowering, adaptable and affordable customer relationship management (CRM) solution on the market. We are the industry’s leading company focused exclusively on customer ... Read more

Mission: SugarCRM delivers a fully transformed, personalized user experience that is immersive, engaging and intuitive. Sugar fuses the straightforward simplicity, mobility and social aspects of a consumer app with the business process optimization of conventional CRM.

Company Updates

  • SugarCRM Employee Spotlight - Erin O'Brien, Senior Corporate Sales UK! #lifeissweet

  • SugarCRM appoints new Chief Marketing Officer. Welcome, Melissa!

    World-leading CRM provider appoints new Chief Marketing Officer | SugarCRM

    CUPERTINO, Calif. - December 12, 2018 - SugarCRM Inc.®, the company that helps organizations build better business relationships, today announces the appointment of Melissa Sargeant as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Sargeant moves to SugarCRM following nearly three years as CMO with global e-commerce cloud-based solutions provider ChannelAdvisor, where she ran worldwide marketing initiatives, including corporate and product branding, demand generation, product marketing, public relations and event management.

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SugarCRM – Why Work For Us?

Founded: 2004

World Headquarters: Cupertino, CA

Worldwide Offices: Raleigh, New York, Munich, London, Mexico City, Sydney

Employees: 300+

Partners: 350 partners on six continents

SugarCRM enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most empowering, adaptable and affordable customer relationship management (CRM) solution on the market. We are the industry’s leading company focused exclusively on customer relationship management. Helping our clients build a unique customer experience through great customer relationships is our sole focus.

The people. The passion. The success. You will frequently see Sugas collaborating, cranking out ideas, or solving the latest industry problem. At our core, we believe in the power of every individual. It’s in our DNA and our products. Ownership is one of the greatest self-identifiers at SugarCRM. Own Are you ready to play a key role in moving a progressive company forward and influencing how companies create extraordinary relationships with their customers? We’d love to hear your ideas!

Leadership Team: 

Larry Augustin, Chief Executive Officer

Clint Oram, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder

Juan Herrera, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Karen Willem, Chief Financial Officer

Kirk Fjeldheim, Chief Information Officer

Melissa Sargeant, Chief Marketing Officer

Rich Green, Chief Product Officer

Sherry Pulvers, Vice President, People and Places

Corporate Blog:

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The #1 reason why our employees love working at SugarCRM is the people.  Our employee-driven core values help drive a highly desirable work environment, recognized by candidates, customers, employees, and our boomerangs (those who have left and returned).  We help each other succeed, no matter how busy we are.  We work hard and have fun celebrating our successes.  Life is sweet indeed!

SugarCRM Core Values


  • are innovative.  We look for new ways to accomplish goals. We’re not bound by traditional approaches.
  • are open.  We approach problems transparently, creating visibility in all we do.
  • have integrity.  We’re honest, sincere, and treat others fairly.
  • add value.  We’re helpful, unassuming, and there’s no such thing as a “free ride”.
  • instill passion.  Our excitement, enthusiasm, and energy is contagious.

Employee Testimonials

“Working at SugarCRM has allowed me to find myself in my career because of all of the opportunities I’ve been given. The culture at SugarCRM is one of the reasons I love being a part of this team.”  -Performance Marketing Manager

 “I love my role because I get to work with our passionate community of Sugar Developers who are smart, creative, and funny. My role is important because not only do I advocate for building and integrating the Sugar platform with customers and partners but I get to advocate for the needs of the Sugar Developer community. SugarCRM has given me the opportunity to grow from a code slinger to my current multi-disciplinary role. SugarCRM is a company that grows with you.” -Director of Product Management, Platform

“I have worked at SugarCRM for over ten years and I can say, without a doubt, it’s the people that work here who make this place a great place to spend your time five days a week. That, and having leaders who truly care about the success of the company as well the success and fulfillment of their employees.”  -Executive Assistant


People love working with and for SugarCRM because of our people. We are always hiring energetic, positive, and intellectually curious engineers. And we hope to have the chance to meet YOU!

 Don’t fear the technology rut! The team works on a variety of technology: machine learning, CRUD applications, single page web apps, Android / iOS mobile apps, and BPM written in PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, and more.

The SugarCRM Product Team is spread out across the USA and primarily located in Cupertino, CA and Raleigh, NC. We bring everyone together a couple times a year for a “sprint week” which is not only fun but a great way to make sure the Product Team bonds and stays connected. We offer perks in our engineering offices like beverages, snacks, weekly catered lunches, movie nights, release parties, AND the occasional ping pong tournament!

Check out our SugarCRM Developer Blog!


Why be a SugarCRM Sales Specialist?

Huge Market - $27B and growing double digit annually

Hot Topic – CRM enables the CEOs growth agenda

Big Deals – 7 figure enterprise deals

Large Territories – Thousands of accounts per territory

Great Company – Disrupting the status quo with a better choice for CRM

Great Customers – over 7000 customers including IBM with 45,000 Sales users 

SugarCRM Earns 5-Star Rating in CRN's 2018 Partner Program Guide



*NEWS* World-leading CRM provider appoints new Chief Marketing Officer

SugarCRM Named Visionary for 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation



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Sugas Give Back

Employees love to participate in giving back to our communities.  Some of the causes Sugas encourage us to support:

Family Giving Tree (Backpack Drive and Holiday Gift Drive)

Humane Society of Silicon Valley

Second Harvest Food Bank

Habitat for Humanity – Build a Playhouse project

The Shoebox Project

Summer 2018 Interns enjoying a day at the ballpark

SugarCRM welcomes Interns & New Grads to join our teams and make an impact from day one.  You will be exposed to continuous collaboration with your team and will be given opportunities to showcase your work with your peers as well as the leadership team.

You can join our teams for weekly Lunch & Learns, game nights, company events, Social Committee activities, internal hackathons and code reviews. 

Our Intern and New Grad program is growing!  We would love to hear what you are up to and how we can support your career goals.  Let's connect both online and in person!

Come meet the SugarCRM team on campus.  We will be at different universities across the U.S. and Canada for career fairs, tech talks, and fun campus engagement. 2019 schedule coming soon!

We are on all the usual social networks, and you can always reach out directly at

Escape Room Fun with Summer 2018 Interns!

Intern Testimonials

“The work environment and ethics here are really great. I liked the flexibility that was given to me so that I could learn and work. At the same time, I always had the sense of responsibility and accountability which made me feel more included and closer to the team. All these factors provided me with the right set of motivation to excel and prove myself worthy of the work and it was equally reciprocated and acknowledged by my team all along the way.”  -Software Engineer Intern (2018)

“Working at SugarCRM has been an awesome experience. I was given a project that has been challenging and fun and allowed me to learn an incredible amount over the Summer. You can tell a lot about a company by the people you work with, and the relaxed, friendly culture I have experienced here reflects the care that SugarCRM takes in providing a great work environment and work/life balance. Add food & events (the annual hackathon week was great!), and you have a recipe for a great place to work.”  -Software Engineer Intern (2018)

"I chose to work at SugarCRM because of the people, the product and "word on the street". I didn't know boo about SugarCRM, until Carrie contacted me for a phone interview. Quickly I researched as much as possible and was impressed with the message, the product reviews, the executive backgrounds and the stability of the company.  In my three months here I have not been disappointed with my decision to work at Sugar. A few things that consistently impress me are the women here. Everywhere you look there is a female who is exceptionally smart, driven and funny. At Sugar you work hard, but it feels right. It feels as if we are all working to the same goal. The culture fits my personality and working with such an amazing cast of people, drives me to do my best because everyone around me is doing so."   

- Executive Admin, February 2014

"I came to work here, because in the interview process I learned that all 8 of the Sugar employees I encountered were enthusiastic, positive, high energy, clear minded, kind people—without exception—and sincere as well. SugarCRM is in a terrific position to move into the future in a specatucularly successful way, and I wanted to be a part of that.  What I have learned since is that SugarCRM is managed with goals and success  in mind, but with a lot of heart and soul.  I feel encouraged to grow and learn and am rewarded and recognized when I do perform well.   The benefits package and overall approach to managing employees is generous, well above industry standard.  The company clearly prioritizes treating its employees well, not just fairly.  I enjoy the people I work with—a lot!  We are united in our endeavors and the enthusiasm towards that is pervasive thru departments and outlying locations.  I have not been disappointed in any way since joining the SugarCRM team."  

- Inside Sales Representative, February 2014

"I came to work at SugarCRM because I knew that it was a place that would bring opportunities to learn and grow my abilities.  I tell my friends and family this all the time. I love my job because it’s fun and I absolutely enjoy the people around me."

- Associate Account Manager, February 2014

"I decided to work for SugarCRM because I felt it was the best place to enhance my programming skills post-graduation.  Another deciding factor was the fact that I would be given a large responsibility in my duties as a Software Engineer; I felt this will allow me to thrive under pressure and reach my creative potential.  The experience so far has been excellent.  The aspect I value the most is that the working environment is extremely friendly - the (brilliant) people you work with day-to–day have a knack for making you feel truly welcome, and that you're a vital/contributing member of the team".

 - Software Developer


"What I like most about the company is the open and trust environment. Coming from a cubicle work environment, it did take a while to adjust. I also like the lunch demo events; it's nice to see partners come to show how they use SugarCRM".

 - Senior Software QA Engineer


"Sugar is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to grow professionally, be challenged and have fun, all at the same time.  The company is growing at a rapid pace giving employees the opportunity to grow with it rather than having to climb up a bureaucratic ladder. What I enjoyed the most during my interviewing process was its transparency.  There were no hidden secrets and no mind playing.  Simply good people looking for qualified candidates to join their team".

"Sugar is truly a fun place to work. It is extremely diverse, filled with incredibly bright, kind and hard-working individuals willing to put the hours in making the company a success. In return, management ensures to have employee appreciation at the top of their list —something I've always considered extremely important.  It truly makes a difference to work for a company that appreciates the work you do and is willing to show it".

 - Channel  Operations Manager


"I joined SugarCRM in August, and would like to share with you what I was looking for and what helped me make my decision to join Sugar.  Besides the fact that the position I interviewed with is a perfect match and I liked people I interviewed with, this article had a huge positive impact on me:, "17 Enterprise Start-ups to Bet Your Career On".  Sugar's recruiting team was the most professional and efficient among the companies I interviewed with. They made my interviewing process very pleasant. I was highly impressed. "

- Principal Product Manager


"I am really happy to be part of Sugar. Since I came here I see every day how Sugar is getting bigger and bigger and I feel part of it. I know that I am in the right company and in the right moment. I can feel it in the air, every time I take a look around I see smart people working with passion and bringing new ideas. This is a big family thinking about the future, and I´m proud of it".

- Support Specialist, Munich Office

SugarCRM Reviews

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  • "Great technical team!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SugarCRM full-time (More than a year)


    Work life balance, people are hard working and collaborative. Some technical managers are perfect, Rich too.


    Growing pains and office environments.

    Advice to Management

    Top management should be a little more kind.

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SugarCRM Photos

SugarCRM photo of: SugarCRM's Girl Geeks 2018
SugarCRM photo of: Who are those masked Super Heroes?
SugarCRM photo of: One of our fearless UnCon leaders
SugarCRM photo of: We sorted 10k lbs of oranges - wow!
SugarCRM photo of: Happily Sorting for Second Harvest
SugarCRM photo of: Talking with students at UW!
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SugarCRM Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at SugarCRM in October 2012.


    Got an email back from them and set up a phone interview.
    Talked to them about the company, what my expectations were, how much I was expecting in terms of salary. Walked through my resume and talked about the things I have done, my technical abilities, and what I was interested in working on in the company.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a key skill that you have that would benefit the company   Answer Question
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SugarCRM Awards & Accolades

  • CRN Five Star Partner Program, The Channel Company CRN, 2017
  • 2017 G2 Crowd Leader - Mid-Market, G2 Crowd, 2017
  • 2017 CRN Channel Chief - Clint Oram, CRN Channel Awards, 2017
  • PC Magazine Business Choice Winner 2018, PC Magazine, 2018
  • Product of the Year, TMC Communications Solutions, 2011
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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