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"Political, big company mentality, marketing machine that chews people up and spits them out"

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Former Employee - In Marketing in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - In Marketing in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of very talented people
Great ecosystem of partners and related business
Good product

Cons

The culture in marketing is dog eat dog. If you want to make a difference or actually enjoy your work, don't go to Salesforce. There is so much self aggrandizing and so many people who are fighting to rise above each other, you can't relax and just do your job. Too many people trying to do too much. It is like a sweat shop. Expectations are over the top, too.

CEO thinks way too highly of himself, and it feels like he's a cult leader instead of just a good leader!!

Advice to Management

Stop taking yourselves so seriously! You are selling a product, not saving lives. The churn in the company should be a sign that something is wrong, and that you are too focused on ruling the world and not enough on the customer.

Other Employee Reviews for Salesforce

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Extremely Political - Be careful"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a really fantastic product to sell.
    Good earning potential only when able to achieve quota

    Cons

    Extremely transactional
    Quota is hard to attain
    It is a political beast


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best experience of my career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Satisfied Employee! in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Satisfied Employee! in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great opportunities to advance your career
    - Awesome compensation packages
    - Really cool people! Everyone is very smart and incredibly funny. These are the kind of people I will want to work with again and again. Great happy hours!
    - Opportunity to work for a rapidly growing, reputable tech company
    - Ability to work directly with the world's biggest brands
    - Opportunity to work in the hottest industry, at one of the fastest growing companies in Social Media and software
    - Competitive in the best sense of the word; determination to be the market leader (and company kickball winner/ beer pong champion)
    - Fast paced and never dull
    - Exposure to brilliant people and industry leaders
    - Age and/or gender are insignificant as they relate to career advancement. If you're good at your job and willing to work hard, the sky is the limit
    - Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    - You have to work! Leads to great learning opportunities and career satisfaction for the right people, but will be a con for those who want to get paid without doing the work
    - "Growing pains", as management team likes to say. Buddy Media is trying to figure out the best way to operate as a growing company, while still maintaining the small company magic. There have been several hits this year, but also some misses

    Advice to Management

    As the company continues to grow, don't lose the culture that has made Buddy Media so amazing. Continue to invest in the employees that work hard and believe in the company.


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