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"Account Executive"

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Current Employee - Account Executive
Current Employee - Account Executive
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The biggest start up company that you'll ever work for. Great culture, great people, great benefits.

Cons

Growth engine so they are hiring a ton of people. Wall Street doesn't care about profits as long as the growth is there. Too many sales reps and not enough to go around.

Advice to Management

Keep an eye towards making money so that you don't have to lay off a couple thousand employees once the 30% growth starts.

Other Employee Reviews for Salesforce

  1. Helpful (4)

    "A shining example of what NOT to do"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Smart coworkers
    A place where you can learn a lot.
    Decent benefits
    Lots of left over food from catered lunches for meetings.

    Cons

    As with any big company, the team you are on can drastically change your experience here but I am going to try to point out some of the general things.

    Also of note, before you read too much into the other reviews, take the time to notice how many of the 5 star reviews are can be summed up by "great place to work but has growing pains" or "you get what you put in, slackers need not apply". I will let you draw your own conclusion on why so many of these reviews sound like marketing message ....

    It doesnt look like ExactTarget understands that they are no longer a startup. The only people that thrive at ExactTarget are people that have no lives. 50+ hours of work a week is the norm and anyone that does less is considered a "slacker" as you might have seen in some of these other reviews.

    If you do the math, you'll realize that the decent paycheck, which is typically higher than the industry norm, ultimately falls woefully short when you look at how much you make an hour.

    As you work here, you come to find out that it is very much a cult mindset and you are either in or out.

    Job security comes from owning tribal knowledge of projects that are integrated in to the platform since documentation is apparently a running joke.

    There are many processes that have been implemented to "streamline" development but apparently the management style here is to implement "solutions" and ignore the results because the only thing that these processes have done is add one more point of failure to an already broken system.

    Contractors are treated as second class citizens. Its common knowledge.

    The way to get ahead is to brown nose and give up on life outside work.

    ET is founded on the principle that the reward for a job well done is an opportunity to do more.

    After the Salesforce acquisition morale and productivity have been at an all time low while frustrations and turn over have been on the other side of the scale.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to understand what burn out is. Have middle management be more involved in existing process so they dont just hear about the frustrations other developers face but actually experience them to understand them better.


  2. "Good company in general, but the acquisitions make life harder"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for Pardot prior to it being acquired by Salesforce. They have a pretty good culture considering their size.

    Cons

    From the technology/infrastructure perspective, "Trust" (their word for security) seems to overrule anything else -- it gets in the way of work.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what you're good at and hold off on acquisitions until everything else is integrated.

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