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"Pretty good for a dev"

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Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Can work on any piece of the app you need to, it's all right there.
Excellent db knowledge in house, how does salesforce scale after all.
From the outside, great sales team.

Cons

Code base is showing it's age, basic design of 5 or 6 years ago didn't scale as well as it could have.
Hard to get good feedback on new ideas, you get very different answers to the same question, depends on who you are talking to.
From the inside, terrible sale team, very cut throat.

Advice to Management

I hate to say ease up on the sales guys, cause they are just generating so much cash. Maybe just a little though.

Other Employee Reviews for Salesforce

  1. "fantastic place for a developer"

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

    Pros

    Their development team and process is fantastic. Smart people, supportive management and fully agile development.

    Cons

    I honestly havent come across any yet.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A talented collection of high performing individuals"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Many talented people working there
    - Salesforce has made a strategic investment in keeping the core of its Development team in a single location, side by side with Sales, Support and Marketing. Makes for fast results and a strong product cycle, which is satisfying for everybody.
    - Strong commitment to Agile/Scrum development, which (at its best) empowers employees in their day to day work.
    - Great downtown SF location. Transit is very good.

    Cons

    - Established company with startup expectations for its employees. Overtime is expected, double and triple loading of duties on one person is normal.
    - High level of "internal marketing". A great deal of effort is spent in pushing the latest company kool-aid to the employees. Often difficult to tell fact from fiction, even for in-the-know insiders.
    - Highly political work environment. Prepare to be stabbed in the back for no particular reason. Prepare for nasty knife fights over resources and head count. Prepare for the frequent "executive drive by", where a so-called SVP of Strategy will saunter over and smile while he drops a grenade in your lap.
    - Constant restructuring. My first year I reported to 5 difference direct reports, due to restructuring of where our group "belonged".
    - There is a clique culture of old-timers. Often referred to as "Marc direct hires", which is code for "untouchable". Craggy rocks you need to navigate around in order to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Drain the political swamp. It is poison.
    Pick a company structure and stick with it. Agility good, constant revisiting of past choices bad.
    Normalize your employee time expectations. Stock options at a 10 year old company do not compensate for total life commitment from employees.

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