SuccessFactors

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SuccessFactors Reviews

Updated 3 October 2014
Updated 3 October 2014
217 Reviews
3.3
217 Reviews
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SuccessFactors President, Cloud & On Premise HR Mike Ettling
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6 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • ment proviuded (phone, Ipad etc), ability to work from home, and some good people (in 14 reviews)

  • Great people, can-do attitude shared around most functional groups (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • SAPs purchase of Successfactors has negatively impacted Work/Life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • SFSF is a pay-for-performance company so one of the key tasks is setting and achieving specific goals each year (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Opportunities Abound

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Business Architecture - Asia Pacific, Japan in Sydney
    Current Employee - Director of Business Architecture - Asia Pacific, Japan in Sydney

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In 18 months of working with SuccessFactors I have been given so many opportunities to help customers transform their business through Human Capital Management. SuccessFactors has provided me with the opportunity to work internationally and develop my skills. This is a high-paced environment that requires hard work but rewards their employees well.

    Cons

    Before the acquisition by SAP resources were limited sometimes it felt like putting the wings on the plane while we were flying it; however, since the acquistion we have had more resources and still operate like a smaller "start-up" I like the fact that the SuccessFactors Culture had continued on since the acquisition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Sydney
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Sydney

    I worked at SuccessFactors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good equi[ment proviuded (phone, Ipad etc), ability to work from home, and some good people

    Cons

    Overloaded with client work, pretty much on 24/7 across multiple time zones. Some knowledge silos and a pass the buck attitude. Inability to look at some fundamental product issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a step back and look at the real product issues particularly around module integration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    great culture, pay is good, good benefits. Customers are very positive about the solutions.

    Cons

    The recent sales leader from SAP are asking employees to do more with even less, higher quotas with smaller territories, less resources, migration to SAP systems is a nightmare, big company bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Start up gets acquired...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Company, Innovation at the speed of light. Needs more process to be oriented, which it will be now that SAP has acquired. Pure SAAS company with alot of room to grow.

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking since SAP acquisition. Work and workplace are very hectic, but that is slowing down since SAP aquisition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lead Integration Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Integration Consultant
    Former Employee - Lead Integration Consultant

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

    Pros

    Good company with a lot of upside. The benefits are great.. especially the bonus. SAP acquisition means more opportunities. Flexibility and virtual work environment.

    Cons

    Not so much.... but SAP acquisition also presents some challenges and could see so restructuring. The training and education reimbursement programs could be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company!

    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in San Mateo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in San Mateo, CA (US)

    I worked at SuccessFactors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting work - great people!

    Cons

    Busy - as field employee, sometimes feel disconnected from org

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lost momentum after acquired by SAP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in South San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to be great culture. Dedicate Engineers, Sales and Supports. Very business driven. Customers are happy with our produce and service. Flexible work from home schedule.

    Cons

    Technical debts. Data center operations lack of automation, not like a real cloud company. Bureaucracy brought in by acquired company and SAP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of a few rotten tomatoes. Lead SAP toward Cloud business rather than got dragged back by SAP legacy. Investing on tech infrastructure more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It Will Be Different, That Won't Be Bad (If You Can Tolerate Change)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    beautiful digs, smart, caring people. A special cultural legacy left by company founder. Generous perks. Casual environment. Pride in product. Inspiring colleagues.

    Cons

    Continued SAP integration pains, difficulty getting information. Networking essential to getting your job done. If you were used to having everything spoon fed to you, get used to the new navigation methods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate directly and tangibly. Too much abstraction leaves employees wondering what it has to do with them. Be as transparent as possible. Lack of transparency (this means everyone) leads to mistrust, gossip, lowered morale as a result of people feeling left in the dark or left out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SuccessFactors

    Pros

    Salary, cloud brand, on paper being part of SAP seems like a good thing... but this is not SAP.

    Cons

    Not a good place to be in sales. They have had high turn over because they are cutting territories and hiring more reps... those reps soon quit when they realize they will starve on the small patches they have carved out for them. Unless you have a territory with installs and large prospects, do not join.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fewer reps with larger territories.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Going down after acquisition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at SuccessFactors full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work is on good software stack but they are moving to SAP propertized softwares.
    Nice people.
    Work is redundant.

    Cons

    Bad pay and perks.
    The upper level management is bad and does not support a quick rise of the employee nor do they encourage a rise at the appraisals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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