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Salesforce Chicago Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Probably couldn't find a better work-life balance anywhere in the bay (in 239 reviews)

  • great culture and 1/1/1 is inspiring (in 99 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a challenge but it is supported by management (in 174 reviews)

  • Fast paced environment - Must be a self starter (in 98 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Demo Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Demo Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Demo Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full stack development Experience
    Work on any and every Salesforce cloud products
    Communicate with different teams

    Cons

    This is a very unique role helping you to develop your technical skills to your best, but comes with a sacrifice of your Salary. You are not paid as per the level of other software engineers even though you work on same technology

    Advice to Management

    Salesforce is great. The culture is really appreciable. You can speak freely with your manager. I would suggest the management to keep doing what they are doing because they are the best!


  2. "Business Development Representative"

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    • 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

    Great management, flexible work-life balance

    Cons

    More red tape than they convey. Strong emphasis put on tenure over job performance

    Advice to Management

    Let employees get promoted quicker

  3. "Customer Success Associate"

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    Former Employee - Customer Success Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Success Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Salesforce full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most innovative company there is!

    Cons

    Can get bureaucratic and political


  4. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Lots to learn
    Value Employees
    Team Collaboration

    Cons

    Very Fast Moving
    High Expectations
    Competitive
    Challenging
    Big


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Salesforce full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Salesforce culture that you hear about is true when it comes to volunteering and being encouraged to volunteer. The salaries are competitive and if you "grow up" in the Salesforce world it is a fantastic company to grow and learn.

    Cons

    If you are looking at Salesforce...stay away from the retail team. Leadership within this group is non-existent. Often times they talk out of both sides of their mouth. This is not a group that cares about the customer. They care about growth, growth and growth. Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods is a "boys club" plain and simple.

    If you are looking to join Salesforce, make sure you have a strong leader. and, ask to speak with other people on the team under the Regional Vice President of the team you are looking to join.

    Advice to Management

    Salesforce doesn't even have an in person exit interview. They simply send out a survey. I found this comical considering how important values appear to be. Even though I spent significant time completing the survey and giving honest, constructive feedback I highly doubt any action will be taken.


  6. "Amazing company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - unlimited PTO
    - Top Benefits
    - Challenging Environment
    - Voluteering Time Off (1-1-1)
    - ESPP/401k (Traditional and Roth)

    Cons

    I cannot think of a single CON to working for Salesforce. It is truly an amazing place to be.


  7. "Fast paced with a focus on the team."

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been in my position for a few months now and one of the advantages I see if the great office culture. I've been home-office, field sales for the last 11 years and some were concerned with my adjustment moving to an office culture, but it's been a great transition. Being in the office during the days when I'm not in front of customers has really shown the advantages of being together as a team. There are so many ad hoc conversations that have happened where being a remote employee, you'd miss out on.

    Cons

    The pace and expectations are high to build and close pipeline. Monthly business expectations makes it appear to be harder to take time off towards the end of the month, especially at the end of quarters.

    Advice to Management

    My current RVP is very supportive and enthusiastic.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Good Company with bad Management choices"

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    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, ability to find resources, great benefits.

    Cons

    Salesforce promotes top sales reps to become manager, problem is most of them are the worst managers- just because they did decent in sales doesn't mean they can lead. Many have been there for 4+ years and rode the wave to the top. They networked in the good club and got promoted and the reps they manage are miserable.

    Advice to Management

    You hire a team of all star sales reps, only to be led by a coach with no direction, a coach that cannot motivate a coach that is in-decisive. What happens to the team? They become the same- and morale becomes low.

    We brought into the "vision" of Salesforce and feel very misled. Management is key, where is the vision for management? What happened here? Why are you putting people in roles that absolutely cannot lead, manage and/or have zero strategy ability? Just because they have been at the company for X amount of years and know this person or that person? That is the way you become a Microsoft and a brand no one cares for any longer. You have vision but no wisdom in hiring leadership.

    We are a ship without a compass

    Salesforce Response

    Apr 17, 2017 – EVP, Global Employee Success

    Thank you for your review. We work hard to ensure our promotion processes are transparent and fair, but we know we don't always get it right. That's why I am really looking forward to creating more... More


  9. "My review"

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    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced and high pressure.


  10. "My Dream Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Program Architect in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Program Architect in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am not forced to work hard, I am rewarded to work hard! Love the company culture!

    Cons

    You have to enjoy learning to enjoy being part of the company.


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