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"Blazing hot marketing & sales, lukewarm technology"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Great pay and benefits
- Acceptable work-life balance
- Friendly coworkers
- SCRUM strictly enforced throughout R&D

Cons

- Sales and marketing driven company - not a technology company
- Treats engineering as a liability and not an asset
- High attrition

Advice to Management

Invest in fixing the severely broken platform if you'd like to innovate outside of CRM and call-center support.

Other Employee Reviews for Salesforce

  1. "Fast-paced, challenging, high-growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for lateral moves, fast-paced, Orange culture, innovative, great benefits, global company, great HR team.

    There's never a stagnant moment--there will always be work to be done, challenges to overcome. Most teams embrace innovation so long as you've proven your ability to follow through and forge a successful path. The company's also growing unbelievably fast, generating tons of opportunities for lateral career moves.

    Cons

    Slightly unorganized, cross-department communication challenges, hard work-life balance, promotions constantly being given to upper management.

    Work-life balance can be very hard--not sure if this is the place for someone who only wants to work 8-5, especially within Product and Services. Although they say you're only expected to work 40-hour weeks, the reality is that everyone will be working 45-60, sometimes more during certain times of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the work of your lower-mid level employees, stop reorganizing departments more than twice a year, and introduce some diversity in the Indianapolis offices (in all meanings of the term, not just in regards to race).


  2. "Best Job I've Ever Had"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced, aggressive R&D budget means tons of cool stuff to work on. Company really seems to care about employees. Very flexible on working hours, working remotely, etc.

    Cons

    So many great ideas that some projects never quite get completed. A new product will get about 70-80% done and then the team moves on the next shiny new object.

    Advice to Management

    Pause the innovation once in a while to button up, solidify the current (great) features you already have.

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