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"A great company with some serious growing pains"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- great benefits
- great location
- internal mobility
- relaxed culture

Cons

- too many teams working on the same problems, ignorant of each other
- too many top-down directives that disrupt teams
- too long a chain of middle management--communication between teams is ineffective or non-existent
- infrastructure has not scaled with the company

Advice to Management

Upper management seems dramatically disconnected from what actually goes on

Other Employee Reviews for Salesforce

  1. "Nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    environment, technology, coworkers, free drinks

    Cons

    none yet, so far so good


  2. Helpful (3)

    "This company treats it's software people right"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting cutting edge and market leading technology
    Excellent management support for career and personal advancement
    Excellent perks and amenities
    Very friendly culture of support and welcoming.

    Cons

    The workload gets intense pretty quickly
    Fast growth means constant org changes,
    The size of the company is much larger than it's "maturity". This can also be a pro in the sense of flexible processes, but it also means there are less than sufficient controls and standards for professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Trigger happy promotions are great, but there are way too many inflated titles without enough experience or competence to back it. When you consider a sampling of Principal MTSs for example, there is major discrepancy between their relative levels of experience and contribution.


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