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"Some of the smartest professionals I've ever worked with"

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Copy Editor in San Francisco, CA
Former Contractor - Copy Editor in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Salesforce as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Colleagues are not just intelligent and insightful, they are generally genuinely nice. It seems to be part of the culture there, at least in the division I was in. Virtually everyone seemed happy in their work and satisfied with how they were treated by the company.

Cons

The company is now large enough that any one individual (outside of senior management) has a challenge in making a measurable, marked impact.

Advice to Management

I don't see critical advice to give -- senior management seems to be getting most things right most of the time, and CEO Marc Benioff is a genuine visionary who sees opportunity before it's fully manifest to most other leaders.

Salesforce Response

Feb 4, 2014 – Employee Success Team

This is great to hear - thank you!

Other Employee Reviews for Salesforce

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Management plays too many games"

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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and flexibility

    Nice benefits & employee perks

    Internal mobility (lateral)

    Great office location (FiDi SF)

    If lucky, you'll end up of on a good team with great peers

    Looks good on resume

    Cons

    Unfair/low pay for some high for others

    Management plays too many games - making false promises for promotion and pay raise with job offers they WILL NOT hold

    Unexperienced middle management perpetrate poor management style

    For employees needing sponsorship - they put a hold on my green card application for about 6 months with no explanation

    Not challenging work, not much learning nor growth

    No cutting edge technology or industry standard (mostly proprietary stuffs)

    Depending on the team, people can be very cut-throat

    Overall this is an environment where people are afraid to take risks because any mistake can and likely will be used against you

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees fairly, instead of using whatever leverage you can find to acquire qualified employee at a low pay, and making promises for future promotion and pay raise that will not be held


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great product despite misguided leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Work In Technology Org in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Work In Technology Org in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time

    Pros

    Years ahead of any legitimate competition. Customers love the product. Comp is good and the perks are great!

    Cons

    Culture promotes self-preservation, finger-pointing and shirking responsibility for failure. Cutthroat, uncollaborative, immature management -- diminishing from the EVP level down.

    Advice to Management

    You corrupted an amazing culture and if that failure is not addressed, you are headed for mediocrity (some would say you are already there.)

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