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FinancialForce Reviews

Updated May 14, 2018
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Pros
  • Intelligent passionate coworkers and great work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Everyone at FinancialForce is approachable and willing to help (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Experience a few growing pains associated with any "start up" (in 23 reviews)

  • It's a rapidly growing company, so it is expected (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great company with the right products and leadership!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FinancialForce full-time

    Pros

    - New executive team is the right leadership at this time
    - Focus on growth
    - Great Product Strategy

    Cons

    - Distributed team
    - Need to get more aggressive


  2. "GREAT COMPANY!!!"

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    Current Employee - Principal Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FinancialForce full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Culture, Compensation, Benefits, PTO, and Transparency. They also have unbelievable products that you can believe in!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on making this a great place to work!! The culture makes it fun every day!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mid Market AE"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture that allows you, as a sales professional, to go and do as you need in order to generate business. The SE's are an awesome group that works really really hard to help you win a deal. Comp plan is very very competitive vs the rest of the market.

    Cons

    Way too many leadership changes. New leadership comes in with their vision and usually their "crew" from previous companies - yet their 'all in' strategies do not end up working, which leaves them without a job and AE's like myself - very frustrated. Of our 2 product lines, 1 is far weaker than the competition and it's not hard for prospects to see this, and the 2nd which used to be the best solution on the market has now been surpassed by the competition which leaves to very hard selling situations. Lastly, the reliance on Salesforce can prove to be very difficult as not many leads come from SF and you often find yourself competing with the SF AE over budget and project priority. This has ultimately left the sales core at FF without much of a pipeline and it's getting worse by the month.

    Advice to Management

    We have 2 products, let's make them better than anything else in the market. Let's also help the AE's with leads to chase. Each AE should have 3-5 opps going at any time, while most have 1 (if any). This is going to drive out good salespeople and leave FF in a worse position.


  4. "Awesome culture and people!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FinancialForce full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Intelligent passionate coworkers and great work life balance. Culture is very important.

    Cons

    Still start up feel where a lot of people work late from home but obviously not a requirement.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture - Great Goals"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FinancialForce full-time

    Pros

    -Great Company Culture
    -Keeping the start-up feel even as we expand
    -Lots of team-spirit and a strong global desire for the company to continue its successful journey into a larger, more mature organization
    -Improvement to the concept of Inclusion with FinancialForce4Inclusion and FinancialForce4Good
    -Competitive Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    -We need more diversity in management and amongst individual contributors
    -We need to spend more time and money on product improvements


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FinancialForce full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The exec team is smart, driven and has a clear vision for the company moving forward. Compensation is great along with many perks of working for a smaller company. Been here for a couple months and LOVE IT.

    Cons

    Some tools are still getting figured out, but not a deal breaker


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive- Mid Market"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FinancialForce full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are amazing. Very refreshing to work with such an open and collaborative team. Everyone works together and is open to new ideas/feedback. Company is stable enough to have job security, but small enough to where you can have a voice and greater impact. Earning potential is there and you are learning something new every single day. On a Sales level protected patch and a ton of upside with untapped opportunity. No big corporate America politics.

    Cons

    Growing Pains, but take them in stride. There are leadership changes and a vision to back it up as processes evolve. Not enough Cons to override the Pros. A lot of the negative reviews fail to take any ownership for their role/part in their success. In witnessing some of the attrition I could say it was not a FF issue, but were classic bad hires.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a strong Internal Career Path for different roles to extend career cycle- the war for talent is an aggressive one. Use your size as a selling point when recruiting- people leave big corporations to leave the politics and lack of controls promoting from within will continue to foster culture. Keep communicating vision and the troops will rally to help us all get there.

  8. Helpful (14)

    "Nepotism all around"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FinancialForce full-time

    Pros

    - SF HQ's location is 50 feet away from Bart
    - Fully stocked kitchen filled with snacks and drinks
    - Some great coworkers

    Cons

    If you are not in the "clique", good luck getting your yearly bonus and working your way up. The entire organization was a hot mess. Internal equity on every team screamed who was a referral and who was a direct applicant.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and see who actually has the experience and deserve the recognition. Your attrition rate is high because you don't foster from within. Instead, bringing your own people to "clean house" is not the way to run a business.


  9. "New vision and processes for next level of growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shaping a start up into a proper big brand, sales and marketing machine is a tremendous opportunity. We get to adopt the best practices of both the startup and big company world's. New leadership is passionate and strategically focused on driving impact. As an aside, they are constantly looking at culture and better transparency. Everything from regular all-hands meetings to office design to off-sites is being looked at to further drive new team and existing team unification under a time of tremendous change.

    Cons

    All new leadership always comes with benefits and minuses, meaning, not everyone is up to speed how these big company players from Microsoft and Salesforce are looking to operate operating. So there can be an adoption curve pain as the company is developing a new message, processes and market focus. These are always extremely challenging to go through but they are ultimately the drivers of biggest impact. Nevertheless, it's challenging to go through, but that's always the most satisfying work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communications going,, more and more, and bring everyone along as much as possible. Management and supporting teams need to give the changes a chance take hold .New systems, processes and vision takes time to shape and implement. ^ months from now this company will have the new system running. But in the meantime, we need to give people a chance to get up to speed and implement and not leave everyone that's no familiar with the new processes behind.


  10. "Everything Starts with Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FinancialForce full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Positive environment
    -A culture that encourages growth
    -Fresh approach to sales
    - Healthy competition while also ensuring that no person is left behind
    -Readily available resources within organization
    -Even the "little guy" has a voice

    Cons

    Experience a few growing pains associated with any "start up". These are easily fixed in time.


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