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Helpful (7)

"An HR company that has no internal HR focus"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- good people as co-workers
- flexible leave benefits

Cons

Constantly accumulated technical debt has brought further development to a stand still. It seems that there is more backtracking than any forward momentum in the product. The decision to grow by acquisition would have worked if there was a focus on assimilating and integrating the newly acquired companies but it's almost as if the management expects technical challenges to be magically overcome without dedicating any resources or setting any organizational direction towards achieving that goal.

Advice to Management

For a company that manages employee performance and motivation for thousands of other companies you should learn from them and treat your employees with more respect. I'd recommend a complete overhaul of your Human Resources function which treats your employees at par with other companies in your domain.

Other Employee Reviews for SuccessFactors

  1. Helpful (5)

    "very political place"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great sales, great potential and good customer base

    Cons

    attrition rate tells a lot about the company

    Advice to Management

    time to realize that hard working employees are leaving the company


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Difficult growing pains leaves company with much to be desired."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible work days and ability to work from home.
    Time off is granted when requested
    Office is nice
    Colleagues are really amable

    Cons

    Acquisitions are painful and many employees are left with much ambiguity as to their role, lack of direction, career path and/or growth and even opportunity to prove themselves
    Lack of consistency in communication or managing decisions
    Do not "drink their own champagne"
    Imbalance in work distribution- some organizations such as Customer Support are overworked and understaffed and others like Professional Services leaves many with little work to do.

    Advice to Management

    You are a HRIS leader and your top product is Performance and Goal Management-- this tool should be used to do a deeper evaluation of ALL employees which should include your Management team including 360 reviews. There are a lot of a**holes occupying higher level positions and yet nothing is done about this but the impact it has on your workforce is higher turnover. People want to believe the dogma you are selling but when they have no sense of security in their position because of managers keeping them down- then they look elsewhere for opportunities.

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