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"Great place to work, smart environment, strong training and decent career advancement"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

A lot of perks, from outings, to snack rooms, good location, nice office, and the people were great to work with. Also the product is the best in the industry, so in many cases it sells itself. It's a work hard, play hard environment.

Cons

It's getting very political with the change of the guard to a more Oracle centric management team. Territories are thinly sliced and watered down unless you're in the good graces of your manager or the most senior person on your team, and if you're stuck with a bad one someone has to leave or get promoted for you to get a bigger slice. Work life balance is so/so...each manager determines if you can work from home with no real "program". Base salaries are below average in the industry.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Executives are leaving, employee morale is decreasing….Proceed with caution!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    80-90% of the employees you’ll meet are some of the best people that you’ll work with in your career. If you’re just starting out, this is a great place to gain some relevant experience and build your resume.

    When it comes to benefits, there are stocked pantries on every floor. Those working in Indy have access to the ET Gym, ET Fun events (golf outings, paintball, happy hours, etc.) and more. Wellness Bucks - employees are reimbursed up to $105 per quarter for gym memberships, yoga classes, crossfit classes, etc.

    Through the Salesforce acquisition, ET employees receive 6 free volunteer PTO days per year and even have the opportunity to participate in the Salesforce Employee Stock Purchase Program.

    Until recently, it was fair to say that ExactTarget had one of the best executive leadership teams in all of SaaS.

    Cons

    Over the last year it’s been sad to see how drastically the company has changed. The “orange” culture is fading rapidly and key employees who cashed-out on stock options are jumping ship for better opportunities. Prominent executives recently left the company and top talent is leaving in droves. A massive restructuring is in order and I suspect that others will follow suit once the fiscal year ends and annual bonuses are paid out to employees.

    If you work out of the Indy office, you can sense the heightened frustration from those around you. Employees are overworked, underpaid, and have huge unrealistic quotas hung over their heads (with shrinking sales territories). What used to be a company driven by young, ambitious, entrepreneurial talent, is slowly turning into a company motivated by corporate greed and pleasing Wall Street.

    Two years ago, things were very different but now it is much harder to get promoted, receive a pay raise, or advance your career vertically. ET is very demanding and is notorious for promoting the same people (Director level and above) over and over again. Rarely will you see someone without an MBA or Director-level title, get promoted (unless they brown-nose like crazy).

    Advice to Management

    Our executive team is strong but our middle management team is a weak link within the chain. Changes in middle management over the last year have affected employee morale for the worse. Middle managers get a sense of power/entitlement and start thinking about the strategic moves that they can make to advance their own agendas and not necessarily do what's best for the business. Please stop promoting employees into management positions who aren’t prepared to lead or have no business managing/leading teams. Everything has gotten so political and only those who are visible with upper management are the ones getting promoted. If you start rewarding the hard work of those at the bottom, pay people what they’re worth, and show them opportunity for career growth, they’ll stick around. Otherwise, I’m afraid that what got you here, won’t get the business where you're looking to take it.


  2. "Pretty cool and inspiring!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing salary, benefits, great HQ location (San Francisco, CA), great UX team, and growing.

    Cons

    May seem overwhelming because Salesforce is trying to solve a lot of unique issues that some companies dream of completing.

    Advice to Management

    UX Rocks! Keep doing what you're doing!

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