Employee Review

  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Culture

    Aug 7, 2019 - Sales Programs Manager in London, England, England
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    Pros

    Company culture is fantastic, as are the people who work here. The volunteering programme is a great way to encourage employees to give something back to the community, and I had some very rewarding experiences doing so.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and a sense of empire building at the senior management level

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    Salesforce Response

    Linda Aiello, SVP International Employee Success

    Thank you for leaving your review. I am sorry to see that you are no longer with us. It's great to hear that you had a positive experience at Salesforce, I also appreciate you sharing your concerns with us. We've been working hard to increase transparency around promotions and career progression. While we are encouraged by the progress we've made together, we know there is more work to be done. By giving us feedback you help us become a better place to work for all. Thank you!

  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great experience despite the pandemic remote work

    Jul 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Strong focus on values, CSR/ESG, good WLB. Great exposure to executives through events and opportunities to present on work.

    Cons

    Felt disconnected from other interns at times. Could be due to remote work, but I think other tech companies may have done a better job.

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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
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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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