Salesforce Lead Member of Technical Staff Reviews

Updated 11 Sep 2020

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Heroku"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Heroku has had its ups and downs over the last few years as it has become more integrated with the larger Salesforce org, but it still feels staffed by the best minds in the business, and I love the product that we make. Salesforce itself has all the pros and cons of a large org, complete with hawaiian culture kool-aid and large-org inertia, but on the whole it feels like Benioff puts his money where his mouth is on societal issues, in a way that few corporate titans do. They're generous when it comes to family and benefits and have a corporate culture of giving. Inside Heroku, we are still a little bit inside our purple-tinted bubble. On balance it feels like the engineers, junior to senior, are a standard deviation or two above the median. The problems we solve are difficult and satisfying. The business is large and the opportunity remains even larger. It feels miraculous that we operate a product at such crazy scale with so few people, and speaks to our expertise in building scalable, automated things.

    Cons

    These are more Heroku issues than Salesforce issues. We were (and still are) strapped for headcount over many years. This leads to serious team health issues and burnout. Exec is keenly aware of the issue and taking steps to fix it, but it should never have gotten this bad. At the moment, our product org is also sorely understaffed following turnover and departures, which means that many engineering teams don't have anyone to help them make sound product choices. We get by, but the product roles are critical, and the product managers we have are spread way too thin. As above, our exec team is aware of the problem and trying to hire as fast as they can. These are short- to medium-term issues. I believe they'll get worked out and we'll have smoother sailing in a few months. Longer term, my larger concern is complacency. I don't know if Heroku/Salesforce has the gumption to make the big bets to really grow our business and remain relevant for the next epoch. For the last decade we've made it drastically simpler to run compute workloads in the cloud, and it's built a large and successful business. With containerization catching on and tooling becoming more mature, we're being commoditized. I don't know that exec has the appetite to determine what the next "git push heroku master" is, and allocate enough resources to pursue it. That feels like an existential threat.

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  2. "Hard work, but many befits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    6 days a year volunteering, not much politics, everyone is treated equally

    Cons

    Every day is intense, work long hours, not always clear promotion path in some departments


  3. "Great place to work. Great team, culture and ofcourse the perks !!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Member of Technical Staff 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Onboarding process is great. They really do care - Senior management involvement is really great. - Team members are great. I think they stress on cultural fit during interviews for this reason. - Technology landscape is improving! - Perks - they are golden handcuffs :)

    Cons

    - Its growing so lot of re-orgs - Some of technologies are old

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "High pay, low diversity"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time

    Pros

    The pay is competitive with other tech companies

    Cons

    Lack of diversity despite claiming to hold equality as a top value

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great WLB - Too much discussion about diversity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Member of Technical Staff in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great WLB Knowledgeable colleagues Decent benefits Manager off hands

    Cons

    Too much discussion about social justice and equality Can be a little more fast paced

  6. "Best work culture and values"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Member of Technical Staff 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time

    Pros

    Best work culture and values with helpful and caring people

    Cons

    Nothing till now in my view

  7. "Employee friendly company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Lead Member Technical Staff (LMTS) 

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time

    Pros

    Good people, team, policies, etc Good benefits Gives priority to employees and their personal and professional preferences Excellent support when there is an uncertain for employee

    Cons

    None, i did not see anything which caused problem for me

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Member of Technical Staff in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I joined 3 months back, I can clearly say its best place to work Employee friendly Good Salary Good benefits Work life balance Stock RSU's Good people and company values

    Cons

    I dont see any for now

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Do not fall for Pro rated hikes"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good scope to learn new technologies and improve your personal skills

    Cons

    With large hierarchy structure Managers cannot support employees to their 100%

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "It's a good company to work for."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SMTS - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work is good. Salary is satisfactory. Work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    A little biased towards promotion of south folks, as many local people are there in the company.

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