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"There's a reason why Salesforce is the industry leader."

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

-Innovative company where people actually strive to make CRM better and more intuitive instead of just adding needless bells and whistles.
-Competitive salaries make it worth working 12 hours per day.
-The company is very young and it shows in the energy around campus.
-If you are looking for a place to show your creativeness and innovation then Salesforce is the right place for you. Product management solicits feedback from the employees to make the product better. They are genuinely interested in what the customer has to say.
The fact that the Idea Exchange is one of the main drivers for product enhancements shows that Salesforce.com cares about the customer.

Cons

-Typical struggles of a fast growing company.
-Old School Employees vs. New Employees mentality. There is a strange dichotomy between veterans and newbies (I am considered someone that joined in the middle - 3 years).
-At times you get the sense that upper management might only be out for the stock price.
-Divisions are very silo-ed and there is not a ton of communication or full company interaction.
-Management and Training needs to do a better job of communicating new features and functionality to all levels.
-I find that the work/life balance tends to sway heavily towards the work side.

Advice to Management

More structured communication so the message is the same from top to bottom.

Other Employee Reviews for Salesforce

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    "Industry leader and consulting is good too"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Industry leader, challenging work, strong stock options (so far), talented people, lots of opportunities to move around and take on different roles. Working in consulting you are not in the top tier of the company in terms of compensation and how the organization is valued. It's great to work at an industry leader like this, the technology is constantly improving and opportunities abound, although, not as much in consulting as other areas.

    Cons

    work life balance is challenging. It is exciting but the strain of growing this quickly shows in operational areas and some of the things you would take for granted at more mature companies haven't evolved. Lots of initiatives to 'solve problems' internally go no where and are forgotten in a quarter

    Advice to Management

    More training and support for mid-level management.


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    "Such much promise - Hope we don't get in our own way."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    SFDC provides a really fun and dynamic work environment. The core product is fanatastic and the company's vision is incredibly promising. There's a strong sense that employees are part of history in the making - you can definitely feel this vibe when walking the halls. Little doubt "SFDC" will be synonymous for changing the enterprise software paradigm and planting SaaS in the main stream business world. Pretty cool stuff.

    Cons

    There is an excessive amount of disorganization and politics. Every day is another marketing event fire drill - merely a result of CEO who is a master marketer for better or worse. Learning to navigate the organization requires a long ramp time.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more seasoned executives with Fortune 500 experience. Put an ESPP program in place. Triple investment in product development and get more aggressive on the acquisition front.

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