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"Would be great if they used their own tools..."

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Current Employee - RSM in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - RSM in South San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great people from all over the world
Opportunity to transition to the bigger Cloud players (reason for a positive rating on career opps).

Cons

Poor Management..."No Jerks" policy does not mean that it's upheld.
Here's company that preaches a great sermon but doesn't follow their own message. Their full Talent Management pitch is around employee engagement and motivating their workforce...unfortunately, managers don't use the performance and goal tools. Sales model is dependent on has extremely poor lead generation and marketing.

Think "Game of Thrones" and HR = Little Finger (watch out).

Advice to Management

Use the tools that you sell for and use them the same reasons you say they're most effective for.
Be open and honest with the sales team and collaborate with them versus giving directives and unreasonable ultimatums. Just because an employee has been in the company for a a long time...does not qualify them for a management role. Using your 360 tool and cross-referencing what the peers say about them, would be a great way to find this out.

Other Employee Reviews for SuccessFactors

  1. "Current Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote possibilities, salary and company culture

    Cons

    no career path, no development; disjointed


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Really depends on which team you land in"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Marketing Specialist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Marketing Specialist in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SuccessFactors as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Big name, looks on good as work experience
    -Big company resources

    Cons

    -A lot of meetings. Constantly.
    -CC culture on emails, you will get a lot of emails that are totally irrelevant to your work
    -Productivity is low
    -Lots of turnover at the senior level, mostly hiring on contractor need= revolving door of employees
    -Don't practice what they preach in terms of HR
    -A lot of virtual work,
    -Very difficult to get ahold of different employees, constant meetings scheduled and rescheduled- no accountability --> ownership is constantly passed along
    -Things just happen to the company, a reactive rather than proactive organization. You can come in one day and find out someone doesn't work there and you had no idea because you never saw their face.
    -Workspace is limited, desks are given on strange status based reasons, despite preaching a flex work culture
    -Very difficult to speak to employees or managers privately due to workspace architecture, everything is heard among the whole office- this can be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it, but can be awkward and embarrassing to fester in all day
    -Goals are unrealistic and set you up to fail
    -You have no control on whether or not you get to keep your job, you can only work as well as other people in the organization. If QBR or whatever metrics aren't met, your are thrown overboard.
    -Length of time at organization means nothing, hire from outside constantly.
    -Poor management structure, too much title inflation. Too many VP's, Directors, SVP's, Presidents, CXX level redundancy in hierarchy, coordinators, directors, managers, sr. managers- just say it like it is people!

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing so much on yourself. Improve your communication with your employees, this does not mean having 1 way conversations via a Town Hall where employees who speak up and challenge your declarations are seen as a PR liability.

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