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  • 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. "Great people around to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Great people to work with
    2.great compensation for it's employees

    Cons

    1. Very aggressive most of the time. Rarely have a free day unless I am on PTO or at a team activity.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    most innovative company and love to work at salesforce.com. If you are dedicated to work this is the place for you along with competitive work environment

    Cons

    some times long hours and dead line driven

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent people, innovative technology, office space is superior

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics, politics, politics


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not Enough True People Managers/Leaders"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Innovative
    - Smart talent
    - Collaborative

    Cons

    - 24/7
    - changing priorities
    - little empowerment


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits and technology but very political"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice parties, and going to Dreamforce. A few people are incredibly smart, while you have a few that just act like they know what they are doing, but know how to play the game. Most management are just people managers who know how to talk the talk, and don't' care about the employees but more their growth within the company.

    Cons

    No work life balance even though they talk about it a lot. You'll be attending meeting at least 80% of your day. Actual work is usually done after the normal work day. If you enjoy being political, you will love this place. It's a huge company so it's not a fun "start up" type of place. They have camera's in the offices supposedly for "security".

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your most important asset, your people. Treat them with respect and dignity and don't just promote the people who work 20 hour days, or send the most nonsense emails.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Positive experience overall."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salesforce has great benefits, social responsibility, and is an excellent work location, and a very hot field. Salaries are competitive.

    Cons

    Working in such a large company means there are many projects with objectives that are hard to understand.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "I have worked at Salesforce.com and at this point I didn't realize how long career advancement in sales was."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales (EBR) in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales (EBR) in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salesforce.com is a great company to have on your resume, great benefits, have very good account executives with a lot of experience to learn from.

    Cons

    Salesforce.com's career advancement is very long, competitive creating a lot strife in the office. Also, since it is very competitive, working at Salesforce.com is not fun at all.

    Advice to Management

    The best advice to management is to create a better working environment where people actually like to come to work.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Love the company, management needs work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative products
    Successful
    Smart coworkers
    Dedication to giving back to the community
    Plentiful snacks
    Location, location, location
    Good pay
    Bonuses
    High quality buildings and work environment

    Cons

    Management not always well trained, and are compensated based on their own execution vs. their abilities as a manager.
    Politics
    Lack of communication within departments

    Advice to Management

    Hold your managers accountable for managing, and compensate them accordingly as an incentive.
    Change the types of snacks every 6 months.
    Invest in infrastructure.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Having come from more dysfunctional software companies, I can appreciate the level of effort and thought salesforce puts into successfully scaling the company while retaining the small(ish) company vibe. I've been continually impressed over my few years here.

    Cons

    As one of 1,000 AE's, my territory hasn't gotten larger over the years, but I'm still able to make my numbers. It has become more competitive and account ownership between various segments has been increasingly political.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and slow down hiring machine for middle-tier ranks. It's frustrating to see deserving peers passed over for AE to management promotions and so many people brought in from the outside.


  11. "If you're looking for a place to shine, and you're willing to work - there is lots of opportunity."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of excitement and opportunity. Big projects in the pipeline and pride that we're changing the industry.

    Cons

    Some politics. You have to have big wins in order to gain credibility. Small advancements often go completely unnoticed.

    Advice to Management

    Small advancements often go completely unnoticed. Celebrate the small wins as well as the big.