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Salesforce Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 11 Jan 2020

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Salesforce Co-CEOs Marc Benioff and Keith Block
Marc Benioff and Keith Block
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  • "Little to no work life balance especially during crunch time, highly political especially in sales(in 265 reviews)

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  1. "Even better than I imagined"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people A company that really does care (!!) 7 paid days per year to volunteer Beautiful offices & great technology Super culture Huge growth company Focus on work/life balance

    Cons

    Salesforce is an amazing organisation, but it's definitely not for everyone. If you're someone who likes structure and a steady tempo, this probably isn't an ideal place for you.

    Advice to Management

    The organisational pace can be super fast at times, leading to decisions that aren't always thought through. Leaders and employees sometimes need to stop and take a breath.

    Salesforce2019-12-27
  2. Helpful (15)

    "They preach that its the best company to work for but this is simply not true"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - free snacks - quarterly work parties - ESPP - Wellness allowance - bike to work scheme - maternity leave

    Cons

    - You will have large quotas to be achieved on extremely saturated territories. - Nobody makes their quota anymore. (but they will tell you otherwise during the recruitment process.) - We only made it to club after killing ourselves with zero work-life balance. - Salaries are lower than Oracle, Adobe, Microsoft, and SAP competitors. - We are asked to vote for Salesforce as 'the best company to work for' once we join the company (without knowing if this is true or not) and after SKO's. - The best office is in EMEA is in Dublin. In the london office, people do not socialize. - Employees are beyond arrogant. - Cult mentality.

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    Advice to Management

    Humble yourself. Stop preaching that Salesforce is the best company to work for. Its simply not true. Those of us who have worked at other companies know better.

    Salesforce2019-12-16
  3. "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning & development opportunities Open and transparent environment Trust among employees Flexible working Paid volunteering days

    Cons

    Managing work life balance is sometimes hard

    Salesforce2019-11-11
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent support, training, work life balance,IT, facilities, benefits

    Cons

    None happy to come to work

    Salesforce2019-09-05
  5. "Loved working at SF"

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    Current Employee - Employee Success in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working/ home working Benefits Workplace

    Cons

    It’s somehow hard to get the work-life balance, long working hours are unavoidable . However, this is often compensated by flexible working.

    Salesforce2019-08-30
  6. "Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Lead Solutions Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with salesforce for 6 months and it has been a great experience. Structured onboarding process, excellent benefits and respect for work life balance. Everyone's is treated equally and fairly and opinions are respected and listened to.

    Cons

    It's a very big company and its quite difficult to get to know everyone. There's a surge of information coming from all over the place so its important to time manage

    Salesforce2019-07-15
  7. "Never want to leave!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance Interesting work Great benefits Nice offices Get to volunteer Flexible working All managers I have had have been good

    Cons

    Teams and job titles reshuffled often

    Salesforce2019-05-21
  8. "Great place to grow in your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time

    Pros

    Great training Manager support Ability to have open conversations with other teams for internal promotions and opportunities Great work/Life balance

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now

    Salesforce2019-01-25
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great at the moment but worried about growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Competitive Salary and bonus. - Great work/life balance (Outside of sales it seems). - Well defined career paths and promotion criteria. - Unheard of benefits(In Ireland anyway) like 12 weeks fully paid parental leave, discounts for ivf treatments, wellness benefits...it goes on. - Excellent access to training and education funding. - Culture is great, something you can get as involved in as you want. - The Salesforce suite of products is innovative and industry leading so that's reassuring. - Managers at team levels have all been very good at their jobs from what I've seen.

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    Cons

    - Increasing lack of transparency from upper management. - Growth having a negative affect on standards and culture. - Recent introduction of hot desking has turned the office into an impersonal and unwelcoming place to be. It's cost savings at the expense of employees interests. - Uncertainty over future unified office location in Dublin.

    Advice to Management

    Try and be more transparent about why decisions are made and better acknowledge feedback. Consider more creative/compromise solution to hot desking.

    Salesforce2018-10-27
  10. Helpful (13)

    "Don't fall for Ohana"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits Office Snacks / Drinks Volunteering Work life balance

    Cons

    * No transperancy from middle management. Senior management says something and middle mangement does totally opposite * Not compassionate or empathetic. * Poor Employee Success(They should be named as Employer Success) * Talks lot about Ohana, literally everywhere. But it doesn't come in practice. * Says lot about stakeholders. As an important stakeholder, an employee never been valued * Never expect job security. * Poor management decisions with business and no collective thoughts. * Female employees never valued as much as male. Never hired any female employees in most of the organizations. Mostly male dominated organizations. * Lots of serveys happens, but no action will be taken to correct things.

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    Advice to Management

    * Be clear with what you want * Don't pretend people to read minds. Say out loud the plans and progress. * Try really hard to value the employee. It is really wrong to say, "you have been working with this person for so long, you know how they work, you know them as a person, then you take wrong judgements about them". It was a poor excuse to throw a bunch of people out. * Try enabling employees. Try to do something real and make the product better, then show the profit. Its pathetic do it through the massive layoff.

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    Salesforce2018-09-13
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