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SuccessFactors Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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  1. "Great place for upward mobility!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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


  2. "Great Place To Work"

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    • 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

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. Helpful (3)

    "HCM Account Executive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time

    Pros

    - Great people
     - Unlimited R&D and spending investment
     - Great work flexibility and work / life balance

    Cons

    - Company's motto is to "run simple" yet everything about the company is the complete opposite
     - no stability in management, constant turnover
     -

    Advice to Management

    Throw all current operation processes away and start over. Pretend you are company of 70 people, not 70,000 and think of what it takes to get something done. The company size has styfled your ability to be efficient.


  5. "Great benefits and culture, mgmt should pay more attention to employees from acquisitions"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Unlimited PTO
    -Cool offices
    -Not micro-managed
    -Free fruit and veggie fridge
    -Free lunch once a week
    -Great values!

    Cons

    With such a large company it was hard to get things done. I was severely underpaid (brought in through an acquisition) and was told for over 9 months they were working on getting me a raise but it never happened.

    Satellite offices were often forgotten about

    Hard to collaborate with so many people working from home

    Advice to Management

    Management should care about all employees - even those at satellite offices from acquisitions and entry-level employees.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Decent company, horrible management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of resources available, good training, good investment in new employees

    Cons

    Bad management, company is hard to navigate, very hard to find answers within the company,


  7. "Just a great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Support Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Help Desk Support Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee are very nice and friendly. Work environment is bright with a great view of the San Francisco Bay. People sit next to each other and across from each other. Meeting rooms can be booked online or from the room it self.

    Cons

    I could not find any down side to working for the company. I could not find any down side to working for the company. They could have more ways to get to the train station is all I could say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with the way you pay attention to you worker. I like the “my door is always open” policy which works well for everyone.

  8. "User Experience Designer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - It has all the corporate benefit, but the team is super active
    - They are hiring a lot of fresh grads! This is great opportunity so YOUNG PEOPLE, JOIN THE COMPANY NOW! Great career opportunity for you

    I just joined a team and all my teammates are fresh grads. At the same time I got opportunity to work with VP together, and the VP guy is super nice and knowledgable. I feel very happy about this whole team culture (while I can work together with teammates on similar age, I still get mentored and discussing with Senior/VP level people easily.

    AWESOOOOOME WORK LIFE BALANCE! wfh Fridays/meetings at Palo Alto office(where they got AWESOME cafe and other great stuff!

    On my day 1 I met a guy who also choose to leave Amazon's Seattle office to come here. He said this company is much better on every level, benefits/work life balance/etc.

    Cons

    - I feel like it's a bit political sometimes... just a bit, but it's ok. Even Google is political (don't be surprised!) It happened everywhere and you need to learn how to deal with it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the team


  9. Helpful (3)

    "User Experience Designer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and flexible hours. Work life balance decent. Nice offices.

    Cons

    Incredibly political. Very tough to move up, especially if you are an independent thinker.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people in a real way, by caring about them.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A challenge to advance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great money if you get the right accounts

    Cons

    A challenge to move up in this organization. Whether you are over your number or not, management is often very biased on their "friends" getting hired and giving preferential treatment. Very low morale. Complex selling is mainly related to the internal hurdles (managing spreadsheets) rather than dealing with the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Get new leadership!


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