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Helpful (5)

"Best. Company. Ever."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

TL; DR -- I've recently learned that this means "too long, don't read", however I invite you to read on... OMG, what an amazing place to work! Ok, beyond the title promotion while I was interviewing, the un-asked-for-raise while interviewing and after 4 months on-board, the unexpected RSU issuance, and the sizable bonus: This is one amazing place to work. Execs, across the board, are open & interested in your ideas - from any level. The level of transparency is mind-blowing: from Marc sharing his yearly objectives on company-wide TV (where *all* employees can view & participate), to every single employee's annual goals posted for all to see -- it's phenomenal to walk into a meeting with someone where you know what's important to them, and be able to share how your common goals can be accelerated by working together. Another amazing attribute: the 1-1-1 model, which is totally pervasive across the company -- every major exec all-hand starts with what the team has given back to the community. It's a beautiful, heartwarming, positive, and futuristic approach on how to impact the world. All opinions & ideas are welcomed.

Cons

If you are not open to fast-paced, dynamic change, and unexpected change of direction: need not apply. Very, very fast-moving; need to digest & decide quickly, and always think of the customer first -- if this is not your view, then please keep looking.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing! I could not, after 8 employers, and consulting with 50+ companies, literally think of another company better run than Salesforce.

Salesforce Response

Jun 3, 2017 – EVP, Global Employee Success

Thanks for such great feedback! We do move quickly — it's one of the things that makes this a great company — but don't forget to take time out for your wellbeing. We want to make sure that you... More

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (16)

    "Yikes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Specialist in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Customer Success Specialist in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Standard perks of working for a Silicon Valley-based company (micro-kitchens with free drinks and snacks, free coffee from baristas, wellness reimbursement, volunteer time off, etc), top of the line pay, options to work from home (depending on role), and decent opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    For as much as SFDC prides itself on their corporate culture (it is admirable), it doesn't actually apply in reality, at least for support-based roles.

    This satellite office is almost never visited by upper management (directors and above) and they have absolutely zero clue about the day-to-day operations. The business analytics are TERRIBLE, so teams are regularly forced to neglect a healthy work/life balance to compensate for leadership that simply asks too much, doesn't organize, won't hire, and doesn't listen.

    Great product, and I definitely had high hopes when joining, but this place is a soul sucker and you're better off taking less and being happier elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Create a cohesive strategy and actually incentivize teamwork instead of siloed teams and protectionist project managers, hire some actual business analysts, and actually listen to your employees when they say they're overworked.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Little to no upward opportunity... for particular demographics..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing technology, very good pay (for the most part), fantastic opportunity for just about everyone other than a white male in a mid-level role.

    Cons

    Promote based on gender & race often rather than accomplishments and abilities. While its a noble effort, they have swung the pendulum wayyyy too far to the left and literally overlook many long-term tenured employees that have proven success over the years. It's all about putting on that shiny appeal to the outside.

    On the inside, it's actually pretty ugly.

    Additionally, Socialism is a real thing within Salesforce... in the mid-ranks, those who excel are not compensated accordingly... and those who lag are carried by them. Executives make far more than the worker bees. Just like in a Socialist Society. Interesting, eh?

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes you can go too far with a good effort and you've done it. Time to real it back in before you find yourself with people in far over their heads in roles you placed them in because it puts a pretty face on the organization.

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