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CallidusCloud Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Enjoyed the work environment and company offers room for advancement (in 14 reviews)

  • They believe in work-life balance, have good benefits, and the work seems to keep most people engaged (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is very poor with above-said things for the talented employees (in 5 reviews)

  • With rapid growth comes many challenges (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fast paced, performance focused, amazing culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CallidusCloud full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Callidus is a fast paced company with an amazing culture and visionary leadership.

    CallidusCloud employees work hard and play hard. This is a place where performance is key and your performance drives your compensation not your tenure - MVP can be anyone in the company and presidents club is not about sales only! Opportunities and room for growth and the company really does offer you the flexibility to pursue your interests.

    One of the few places where i have not seen red tape and focus on getting things done. All employees are encouraged to follow their passion and changing groups or role is very easy and even encouraged. I have seen management work hard ensuring not only that we do not lose good talent by providing enough opportunities but also rewarding top performers.

    Also, very considerate to work with employees individual circumstances. In my time here, i have seen HR going to extra length to try finding solution for an employee's personal situation.

    The leadership team has been visionary to build portfolio of a suite of products which together, are one of a kind in the market, has is very focused on the company vision and have really delivered results.

    Cons

    From my point of view, not any cons that i can think of. You are responsible for your own destiny here, there is help and guidance available, but you need to seek it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing more of what you are doing. Its working !
    Encourage more direct and transparent conversations at all levels.


  2. "A organization that listens to SALESPEOPLE'S NEEDS and TAKES ACTION"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Our Sales Operations team at CallidusCloud is the best I've ever worked with. This team provides world-class sales tools to enable salespeople to SELL MORE, FASTER. We use our own technology and have a roadmap to deploy all our solutions to our salespeople. Christine Dorrion and her team LISTEN to the current employees and invest in tools that help our salespeople uncover more opportunities and sell more. This company has Sales in it's DNA, from each and every Executives being involved in customer interactions and overall customer success. This is a world-class company to come sell for. We have a Customer First mindset that empowers employees to make decisions that are in the best interest of our customers. The best decision I've made in my career was coming to CallidusCloud as a Director of Sales.

    Cons

    Limited office space for managers to have individual offices.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "OK company awful management team"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CallidusCloud full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This was a decent company with good benefits.

    Cons

    Management changes were not positive to the environment.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the importance of people as human beings.

    CallidusCloud Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – EVP, Chief Talent and HR Officer

    It is because of our dedicated and talented team that we are able to provide our customers with innovative product capability that no competitor or peer can match. Our employees like working here... More


  4. Helpful (6)

    "God awful management"

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    Former Employee - Reporting Consultant in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Reporting Consultant in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CallidusCloud full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It could be great

    Cons

    The worst managers you can find anywhere. They have very little experience and often extremely arrogant and unpleasant to deal with. Being cursed at by certain senior VPs can be common place. Services is the worst place to be, you get no support, no praise, little bonuses and no stock.

    Advice to Management

    find new jobs. Unless there are changes this will sink

    CallidusCloud Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – EVP, Chief Talent and HR Officer

    We were recently certified as a Great Place to Work (http://reviews.greatplacetowork.com/calliduscloud). To become certified our employees participated in an anonymous survey administered and... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Dynamic, high-energy company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at CallidusCloud (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic, fast-paced, high energy company

    Cons

    Employee churn can be a downfall

    Advice to Management

    Focus on execution


  6. Helpful (13)

    "Old School Trying to Be Hip"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CallidusCloud full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free soda, water, coffee, and some snacks
    Monthly lunch, beer bash, and ice cream
    Beautiful office space
    Holiday parties at the office

    Cons

    It's run like a 1990's software company. Very top heavy and hierarchical. There is no "partner" with your manager. People run around like chickens trying to kiss up to the CEO, while he talks about all the expensive cars he drives. It's not a casual, open dialogue type place with upper management, though they try to talk the game that it is.

    As with any company, your experience is based on the group you work in, and I'm sure there are some great groups, and people to work with at CallidusCloud, but I also see a lot of weird groups. Just weird setups, weird and poor communication to team. Back stabbing, etc..
    While there is a beer bash, most people grab their beer and go back to their desk to keep working (so again old school trying to be youthful)
    While there are Christmas and Halloween events, same thing. Very few people attend, and those that do grab food and go back to their desk...
    I just can't find a better word to describe it than weird.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be modern, and be modern. Stop the old school, "fear your boss" atmosphere.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Awesome Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Office Environment, Flexible Schedule, Conferences opportunities, Supervisors are open to you working in different departments

    Cons

    Training structure, Commission-pay, Miscommunication with management (Fight for control)

    Advice to Management

    Miscommunication from management causes more mistakes in employee performance.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Carrier advancement and Carrier path."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Director/Professional Services in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Project Director/Professional Services in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CallidusCloud full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Here at CallidusCloud, you have to be somewhat your own boss. Meaning, you are free and encouraged to participate and even lead in your area of expertise. With the companies growth it seems like the sky is the limit for opportunity, but you have to grab your opportunities and hang on. Over all, I have been so privileged to be a part of these amazing people that make up CallidusCloud. Up, Up and away to the top 5 Cloud Company arena.

    Cons

    I would like to see more actual PM organization used to bring various department and company initiatives together in a common effort. We could do even more than we are right now and more efficiently. More consistency in cross collaboration tools.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce teaming between departments with the VP/SVP leadership. Any barriers to team work and cross departmental collaborations should be quickly squashed.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great people, great community."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that work at CallidusCloud are extremely welcoming. The community is also great because there are people from many different backgrounds that can work together. Free food is always a plus too!

    Cons

    For now, I can't think of any cons.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best, dynamic talent
    Opportunities for career growth
    Not transparent

    Cons

    Poor management of resources, no cost to living salary adjustments


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