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"Could easily be a 5 stars company, but..."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- People are nice in general. Management is helpful, sometimes pushy but it's fine.
- Social company, happy hours, young crowd, great spirit.
- Great offices and location, desks are huge, you get your own big space.
- Company phone, they give you a free iphone5 32Go with a great plan (att or verizon).
- Free unlimited beverages (great and healthy choice), cereals, snacks, fruits.
- Lots of free extra: clothes, mug, etc.

Cons

- Proprietary technology. You have to learn everything from scratch and put your strong background aside. Black boxes, none standard technologies, you rely on the performances provided by the "cloud".

Advice to Management

nothing to say.

Other Employee Reviews for Salesforce

  1. Helpful (11)

    "A top down culture in which a minimum effort job is what's expected."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Network Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Network Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salesforce is dynamic and well respected with regards to products.

    Cons

    Certain organizations project manage efforts to the point of being unachievable. The pressure to iterate and deliver "value" in an artificially short timespan is high, but no accountability exists to prove that value nor secure you the support from others to succeed. Priorities change weekly and multimillion dollar efforts left unfinished, all with a disregard for the customer but a focus on the holy grail of the project wall. No effort to design real solutions are successful, and only quickest and fastest out the door options are selected. The concept of test and staging are foreign concepts for infastructure projects and the infrastructure ops management is both inexperienced and unfocused.

    Advice to Management

    I have never worked anywhere with a distrusting, political, and demeaning culture that created process to ensure the employee can't succeed and committed so rabidly to failure. . When you tell them you expect the individual contributor to drive the innovation - mean it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "wonderful company screwed up upper management"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with good values, wonderfully cared by the top management but screwed up by some indian managers who mimics third world managerial attitude

    Cons

    some organizations managers are screwed up and makes life hell like the one i work for.. frequent top management changes bringing in new company directions.. still feels like startup mode company with lack of direction in IT.


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