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SuccessFactors Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  • Some changes after the SAP acquisition (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "SAP"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good team culture and friendly management

    Cons

    Some times work is too hectic.


  2. "Overall, a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good product, many very smart people, good colleagues, good interaction, and recognition for a job well done. Focus is on getting things shipped.

    Cons

    Focus is on things shipped, sometimes to the detriment of innovation or longer-term strategic objectives. Following the shiny objects sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Don't alter course too often, let things get finished. Introduce true focus.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Don't walk away from successfactors, RUN!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SuccessFactors full-time

    Pros

    Benefits/ Compensation is in line with other tech companies

     Some opportunities if you can get a position within SAP

    Cons

    No long-term goals or focus, Company is constantly shifting direction and changing focus almost on a monthly basis it seems with no strategic goals in place. Success factors seems on able to adapt to the changing market where HR tools and performance management is becoming less valuable and obsolete. Products are typically not well tested and don't seem to integrate well with each other, making for a stressful and chaotic environment, lack of support from key leaders and a lot of finger-pointing. No work life balance

     Excessive hours required

     Weekend work often required

     Little recognition from managers

     Managers are poorly trained

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy, invest in a long-term direction for the product and the company. Higher top talent for your leadership team and retain them. We constantly hear about being transparent and having open communication but it seems to me it is more a fear-based culture than anything else, very little true collaboration


  4. "Good environment to work on"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time

    Pros

    Very nice PTO programs and benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is stressful when it comes with a deadline.


  5. "Great people and awesome product"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Sales Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Solution Sales Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The product is great, the people are great to work with.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more consultants


  6. "Great Environment for Employees and Solution for Customers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SuccessFactors full-time

    Pros

    -Pay, Innovation, Support, Colleagues, and Customers

    Cons

    Can be challenges with maintaining customer success due to turnover from acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to train and develop your talent.


  7. "Great culture and place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SuccessFactors full-time

    Pros

    Start-up with a wonderful family culture and the ability to build something you can be proud of--a great SaaS Talent Management Software offering.

    Cons

    Some changes after the SAP acquisition. Learning to navigate a larger organization with a slightly different culture takes some getting used to.

    Advice to Management

    Value those with knowledge who helped build this company. They know best where opportunities to improve lie and how to be most successful dealing with prospects, customers and internal employees.

  8. "Great place for upward mobility!"

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

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time

    Pros

    Strong product knowledge is the key to continued success.

    Cons

    Typical work week is 45 hours


  9. "Great Place To Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation & benefits, great culture, internal opportunities, etc

    Cons

    remote positions that aren't Sales are difficult to get

    Advice to Management

    be more open to remote employees


  10. "Great people but pay and talent need improvements"

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    Former Employee - Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice and they have a get things done mindset
    Somewhat flexible work-life balance
    Management cares about culture and people
    Right emphasis and focus on priorities by management

    Cons

    Difficult to get a response from HR and they don't get back to you in a timely manner
    Collaboration and other basic office tools are painful to use (not integrated, SSO issues, different systems that are cobbled together)
    Feels like an older, corporate company
    Not very diversified at the exec management layer
    Somewhat chaotic work culture
    Talent needs improvement (bar could be set higher for new hires and existing employees)

    Advice to Management

    Keep the management layers small and don't build management hierarchies
    Hire amazing talent and compensate them well on par with salary expectations in SF Bay Area
    Automate processes and tools so that there's less reliance on employees to do basic administrative tasks
    Be transparent about the opportunities or lack thereof


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