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Salesforce Chicago Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Probably couldn't find a better work-life balance anywhere in the bay (in 177 reviews)

  • This is so powerful on so many levels 1-1-1 model (in 77 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is blurred, travel a lot (in 142 reviews)

  • I can't think of any, though cons could be perceived if you aren't comfortable with an extremely fast paced publicly traded organization (in 77 reviews)

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  1. "The culture has an incredible impact"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since starting as Salesforce I've experienced an incredible working environment. The people are very focused and motivated which makes getting the work done much easier. Management takes the time to know and understand employees which allows the employees to recognize they are being heard.

    Cons

    Still in my first year so there's not much I haven't found to be very satisfied with. As we grow and the industry consolidates my one concern is over extending on acquisitions that may negatively impact culture or cost more than necessary. Keep them strategic for our vision.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. The platform is incredible and I can't wait for the years to come to see where it develops.


  2. "Lost in the shuffle"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great resume builder. Great benefits. Love VTO (volunteer time off)!

    Cons

    Reshuffle territories every year making relationships hard to build. Unattainable quotas. Frequent acquisitions lead to difficulty learning new products


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Growth Can Be Both Good and Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive - Commercial in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive - Commercial in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Awesome product(s)
    - Amazing peers
    - Crazy growth
    - Dreamforce!

    Cons

    - Promoting killer salespeople to management doesn't breed the best leadership culture
    - Expecting massive growth YoY is a grind

    Advice to Management

    Don't become Oracle.


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  5. "Good"

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, good culture and benefits and pay. Sales oriented culture. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone

    Cons

    It's good, no issues, I would recommend the company to anyone. Trying to get to the 20 word minimum, don't know what else to say

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin on


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Success Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoy what I do and my work is needed and valued by salesforce and my customers. Benefits, including 7 extra paid days off a year to volunteer, are outstanding. Good onboarding process gives new employees time to finish up incomplete certifications.

    Cons

    Long stressful hours/days seem to happen weeks or months at a time.

    Advice to Management

    It can feel like death by 1000 paper cuts when we are held to metrics that are easy to measure in a dashboard, but don't make sense in the real world.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Ohana must be just for California"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great customers, decent benefits, lots of interesting software

    Cons

    Lack of integrity in the management levels, You are on your own - the willingness of people to help you is directly proportional to how you help them make their goals, NO work life balance - unless you consider work your life.

    Advice to Management

    Before you make changes do the work to understand what those changes will do to the people it effects. Get rid of managers who are good at doing and bad at mentoring/managing.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "One of the Best Companies to Work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great atmosphere
    - Helpful co-workers
    - Excellent opportunity for career growth
    - Provide great benefits

    Cons

    - There really isn't anything negative I can say about working here


  9. "Account Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big accelerators if you hit Quota. Great culture and employees all have the same personality. You hang out with alot of employees outside of work. Tons of spiffs, dinners, etc

    Cons

    Very hard to hit Quota regardless of the salesperson

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the level of hiring. The talent is unbelieveable


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Field Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome software that actually works
    Great company culture, philanthropy
    I do not place value on snacks and drinks but they are endless

    Cons

    Cost cutting measures taking effect due to growth
    Quotas increased mid-year for account execs based on deal sizes closed
    Commission rates reduced as quotas increase
    Caps on AES earnings
    Tough to earn money year over year - feast one, starve two mentality

    Advice to Management

    Ohana is great at Dreamforce and San Francisco - it doesn't exist outside HQ's city limits


  11. Helpful (3)

    "great products, smart people - be careful of burnout enducing culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative products (especially core CRM), collaborative culture, lateral and upward career mobility, great benefits and employee resources

    Cons

    Lower than industry-average compensation, poor life-work balance, 30 day sales cycle conflicts customer-centric philosophy which leaves revenue on the table for Salesforce and sometimes matches the wrong products/process to customer needs for fast sale.

    Advice to Management

    Stop GTM approach that commodiitizes products/services, especially in highly competitive and sometimes more mature markets than CRM.



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