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SuccessFactors San Francisco Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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SuccessFactors President, Cloud & On Premise HR Mike Ettling
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  • Work life balance wgeallenas a ch (in 29 reviews)

  • Some changes after the SAP acquisition (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Legal operations manager"

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    Former Employee - Legal Operations Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Operations Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SuccessFactors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic company that encourages creativity and true team spirit!

    Cons

    The only con is that I am no longer there. Great company!

    Advice to Management

    Find a place for Fred Ascher and bring him back!


  2. "iContent General Consultant"

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    Current Employee - IContent General Consultant in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IContent General Consultant in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture
    Flexible working

    Cons

    there is nothing to say about cons

    Advice to Management

    Be little sensible with your HR policies.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, inefficient process"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Triage Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Triage Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Dev and QA teams are top-notch
    Mid-level managers are good
    Decent pay
    Decent bonus
    Good benefits
    Opportunities to contribute to change
    Ability to be heard at every level

    Cons

    Top-down communication is poor
    Business models in some areas are top heavy in relationship positions and lacking in solution positions
    Lack of formalized training relating to roles
    Career development is "self-service"


  4. "You will be assimilated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time

    Pros

    Nice building; flexible hours; okay pay

    Cons

    Much time and effort goes into migrating toward how SAP does things, answering to SAP people and performing tasks for them. The SuccessFactors staff is a fraction of what it once was; often the building seems empty.

    Advice to Management

    Just get it over with: Eliminate the SF name and call everyone SAP.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  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. Helpful (3)

    "User Experience Designer"

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    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.


  9. "Improving!"

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    Current Employee - Senior, Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior, Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the culture and the way they treat people in my division. It is improving and will be an awesome company again with the new hires I met. Can't wait to grow with this company since I am fairly new!

    Cons

    None so far, but no company is perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate and reward your employees and they will always perform better and be happier!


  10. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong culture, team-focused, room to grow and lead. This was a very supportive and transparent environment. I enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Lots of people left after the company was acquired, but the next chapter is still being written. I would still want to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Support the Cloud with all customers and emphasize that SAP will be there for the transition to from on prem to hybrid to all Cloud.


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