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"long but fruitful, hard but fun"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

smart, largely normal, nice people working very hard on challenging problems
great customer focus from the top down
not afraid of change -- you should be very comfortable with change if you work there
wonderful office locations
very focused now on trying to hire and retain the best people
philanthropic culture -- the 1/1/1 model

Cons

Marc runs the show -- everything else is secondary
after Marc, the largest customers make the rules -- SMBs lose
has become much more political over time -- executives have their own agendas vs. doing what's right for the company
sometimes the constant change can be frustrating and draining

Advice to Management

be honest with employees, always
keep the bar high -- never start hiring warm bodies
carve off sustained investment in time and resources for long-term incremental wins vs. fast surprise shifts for short-term closes / ROI

Other Employee Reviews for Salesforce

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work, mediocre people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work. Lots of challenges.

    Cons

    Mediocre devs. Sub par devs.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, hot company, build great marketing acumen, fun people, great atmosphere, emphasis on helping the community with community service

    Cons

    The politics can be bad so some people may not enjoy that environment, but you will find it anywhere you do work

    Advice to Management

    Establish clearer career paths for employees, especially the more junior employees and middle management since the firm seems pretty director-level heavy and they don't have as much upward mobility so will get frustrated by the lack of growth opportunities and leave.


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