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Updated April 27, 2017
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  • You can often struggle with your work/life balance based on the YoY high-growth demands (in 162 reviews)

  • Fast paced, expect to be held to quota every month (in 90 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture and everyone is willing to help when needed. The company believes in it's customers first and foremost, and it shows via their employees.

    Cons

    None To Report Right Now


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Principal Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand name.
    Ok benefits and salary.
    Voluntary Time Off.

    Cons

    Too much annoying bureaucracy. Your tenure at the company dictates how valuable your ideas are instead of its merit.
    Huge technical debt and age old technical stack. Code takes few hours to compile and is terrible. Most of the developers are fresh grads or been with the company for an extensive period of time.
    Engineering executives are non-technical but have been with the company for a long time.
    Lot of QA folks have been promoted to Director and Sr. Directors as they did a good job buttering up the executives. Too much title inflation in Product and Engineering.
    Hectic work life balance in San Francisco HQ. Change in Direction of the Product and Reorgs happen almost every few weeks.
    Mediocre developers keep on changing groups in the Open Opportunity Market and still survive.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the bootlegger engineering executives who have been here for more than five years. Most of these are C players and are causing A players to leave.


  3. "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Great leadership team, fantastic culture this company has a soul. It's one of the best placed to work but also gives back to the community. Top notch in my book.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything to saw

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


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  5. "VP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Salesforce full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture - very strong
    History of great results

    Cons

    Culture can be a little over the top


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Make sure you understand & accept the office sub-culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recent increase in 401K matching
    Great time off (PTO and VTO) - have not gotten any push back on taking this time
    True belief in "Business Of Business Is Improving The State Of The World"

    Cons

    Office location culture does not match HQ culture, which is a big deal since that is the main reason for joining. Issue is around team co-operation and trust in people.


  7. "smts"

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

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

    Pros

    flexible working schedule, friendly working environment, lots to learn, good benefits

    Cons

    not much to complain about


  8. "Everything and then some"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great organization from top to bottom and across. Employees are all deeply committed and at the top of their game. Culture of work hard but enjoy the work and support each other. Strong growth and great compensation. Unique work focused on creating a better world. Leadership best in the business that encourages engagement and support each other.

    Cons

    Fast pace in a fast growing organization will challenge you in a good way so be willing to bring your A game to the job!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing - hire great people, encourage collaboration, work with great clients and drive product innovation to change the world.


  9. "salesforce review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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 Salesforce full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salesforce has great values, and it's clear throughout the company. In my organization people are pretty uniformly willing to help to the best of their ability (if they don't have time they'll give the best guidance that they can). They're serious about giving back to the community, and we're encouraged to volunteer for issues that mean a lot to us. My peers and management have been uniformly sharp and great to work with. Teams are given a fair amount of leeway with how to address problems (and often what problems to address).

    Cons

    There's a growing amount of history and best practices, and as they become more codified into the structure of the company it's more difficult to change course.


  10. "Business Development Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, Free Snacks, Growth opportunities available, Fast promotional track

    Cons

    Constant change within the organization makes it hard to keep up with newly outlined plans.

    Advice to Management

    More relevant training would be nice, as well as clearly outlined metrics at the beginning of the fiscal year.


  11. "Good company, needs to grow up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    customer focused, sales focused, great products and great customer success

    Cons

    comp system for large accounts and small accounts is the same. Need better focus on large accounts

    Advice to Management

    don't announce a product until it is ready to sell and has a price.


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