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Updated Jan 22, 2021

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  • "Great benefits (free food/drink kitchen big plus)(in 468 reviews)

  • "Great Culture and Diverse Workforce(in 435 reviews)

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  • "Typical big company problems, can be sometimes lost in the shuffle of things(in 131 reviews)

  • "Fast Paced, High Expectations etc(in 127 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Company with values and passion

      Jan 15, 2021 - Senior Director, Product Management in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, customer obsession and fast paced

      Cons

      Very marketing and sales focussed

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Still a lot of opportunity to learn, connect, and chart your own course, but Big Company culture is encroaching.

      Jul 9, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I've spent over 8 years with Salesforce in various management and individual contributor roles, all customer or partner facing. Some of the pros: - vibrant, fast paced culture - smart, fun, aggressive colleagues - management is focused on latest tech trends and staying or becoming a leader for many of them - by and large, customers and partners are very positive about the technology - good benefits and perqs - hip urban culture at HQ - a chart-your-own-course mentality that rewards those who aggressively seek out the job they want and pursue it, or sometimes even create it

      Cons

      After my long tenure and many Dreamforce conferences, I'm nearly fried. To say the culture is fast paced and the focus is always changing is an understatement. The reason Salesforce always seems on top, and chasing the latest trend, and in the press, is because employees are expected to run harder, carry more, cheer loudly, and pivot constantly. It's the world's biggest startup in behavior. But at the same time, with the recent influx of top career sales leaders from Oracle and what appears to be a board-level mandate for doubling revenue, employees are being asked to do even more with even less, fill higher quotas with smaller territories, less help, and the big company bureaucracy is rearing it's ugly head. Worse still is the politics. When you hire a bunch of smart, aggressive people, and put them in an environment of outsized expectations, throw in a bunch of re-orgs and changing management, and sprinkle with uncertainty and constantly changing priorities, you inevitably get people back stabbing each other and throwing others under the bus to appear smarter and more worthy of promotion. The few at the top will get very, very rich. The rest will lose the sense of personal ownership and start to wonder why they've given up health and family

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      546 people found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Hard work, but amazing!

      Oct 21, 2016 - Account Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The 1-1-1 Model here (google it) and a tangible benefit that results of it is 7 full days of VTO (volunteer time off) to be used responsibly at your discretion. Matching gifts to a non-profit of your choice. - Benefits here overall are incredible - ESPP is attractive - Time off is generous - comp package works in your favor- i.e. hard work does in fact = revenue. - equipment is all up-to-date and excellent (iPhone as work phone, and MacBook as laptop) - Training that consists of bootcamp in San Francisco, and further training at a local hub. Ongoing trailheads and updates also keep you on your toes. - Fast-paced environment - Great culture - Talented professionals - Collaborative environment across different segments - Brand recognition - Smooth employee processes in the background (payroll, time logged, benefit tracking, incentive tracking, employee profile, etc). - Continuous acquisitions of companies continues to strengthen our products and offerings. - Snacks, events, and happy hours - Flexibility and autonomy given to consult with your clients - Networking opportunities here are endless

      Cons

      - You can feel "left-behind" here at times, so it's crucial to stay organized to keep up with the pace, especially early on. - Work-life balance (self-induced): it's easy to become attached to your work and your accounts, and it trickle over into your personal life after hours, or on weekends. - Difficult quota to hit, but that's for a reason. if this were easy I suppose they would let anyone in. Can't think of anything else. It's hard to find things wrong with Salesforce, in fact this section took me a lot longer to provide the bullet points above then the pros section.

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      168 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Extremely fast paced, great culture

      Jan 12, 2021 - Senior Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salesforce has a special culture that keeps employees around for a very long time. Several people have been there 10+ years and are still proud to work there. Great benefits, perks, and forward thinking. Some of my favorite memories were not about the work but all the fun I had there (concerts, volunteering, celebrity speakers, etc)

      Cons

      Very fast paced which can make it hard to keep up. Can feel like a start up still as everyone is constantly trying to innovate: products, processes, programs. All the change makes it hard to perfect.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company and suite of products

      Sep 30, 2020 - Program Manager in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Plenty of opportunities in a myriad of departments and domains - Fast paced work environment - Constant evolution of products and services

      Cons

      - "Big Business" hiring and promotion policies may limit your growth potential (you can't skip pay grades while working at SFDC) - In order to affect change, you either need to be in the right role or have resources that are in those roles who are accountable to you. For example, if you have been asked to implement a system improvement, it's going to take months or years because of all the interplay between departments. - I found myself doing a lot of ticket filing so someone else could do work that I could do myself, simply because that's the way the systems and access levels were set up.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Amazing company where trust and ethics are paramount

      Jan 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people. My colleagues are smart, dedicated and collaborative. The company takes care of its employees. The work is interesting and there are tremendous growth opportunities.

      Cons

      If you don’t thrive in a fast paced ever changing environment this company is not for you.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Doesn't Live Up to the Ohana Culture

      Nov 1, 2020 - Strategic Account Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great internal tools for mapping through a sales campaign (using our own CRM), very fast paced environment, and better than average pay.

      Cons

      Poor mentoring program, all the product sales specialists have been eliminated so the onus is now on the Core salespeople to run all product sales cycles, definitely a backstabbing environment where instead of working through issues directly with individuals the norm is to go straight to their boss first and create a contentious relationship, the sales goals are not attainable (especially in light of COVID-19), and there is a complete misunderstanding of how enterprise accounts buy versus commercial accounts.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Furiously Fast and First Class

      Jun 29, 2020 - Marketing Cloud Account Executive in Alton, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You will not find a smarter, more polished and respectful company on the planet! This company doesn't just talk the talk, it walks the walk. And the core values are demonstrated in every interaction at every level. Salesforce exemplifies "Doing Well by Doing Good" and expects every single employee to do the right thing by our customers and by the world. I could not be prouder to be part of the Salesforce family and feel like I hit the jackpot to land this role. I'm learning every day and surrounded by folks who are invested in my success!

      Cons

      Really none! It's very fast-paced and drinking from the firehose. But that's to be expected anywhere in tech!

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      The environment here is one that favors learning, development, and growth as a professional

      Sep 24, 2020 - Business Development Associate 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Managers lead with their team members being top of mind. Constantly check in and work to develop you as a professional. Executive team is so incredibly transparent with the entire company, and high level respect for all levels of employees is felt throughout the company. Plus, who wouldn’t want to be in the tech sphere right about now, truly gets you excited to become part of the future

      Cons

      It’s fast paced and plenty of work, but the culture of the company and opportunity for advancement is well worth it

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      EBC Review

      Jan 12, 2021 - Essentials Business Coach in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great Culture, Fantastic Oppourtunities to Grow, Solid Management Team

      Cons

      Fast Paced, High Expectations etc

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