Salesforce Employee Reviews about "big company"

Updated 24 Jul 2020

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff
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  1. "Best company I have ever worked for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salesforce has by far has been the best career move I have ever made. The brand name is well known, the products innovative, the colleagues are smart and enjoyable to be around and the flexibility and trust is simply amazing. I work with teams from all over the world and I am able to work the hours I need in order to get the job done. No need to watch the clock and ensure that I'm in by 9 every day or even in at the office at all. The benefits are the best I have heard of anywhere. They take great care of you here and I feel that it is a privilege to work here. Being able to give back to local communities and charities is also a bonus.

    Cons

    It's a big company so sometimes it can be hard to stand out and be recognised amongst peers, particularly when you are not based in HQ.

  2. "Visionary business with great benefits"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Channel Sales in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Salesforce full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salesforce is full of ambitious and talented employees, with a strong culture based on innovation and community/philanthropic engagement. Marc Benioff's transparent leadership style really flows down throughout the entire organisation, there's a lot to be learned in this environment and I have no doubt anyone who spends in time at Salesforce will be thankful for the experience.

    Cons

    It's a big company, and regional office have a lack of opportunity for career development being primarily sales shops.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of varying challenges"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture. Everyone is very happy to help with whatever questions arise. The work is complex, which keeps you on your toes and ahead of the game.

    Cons

    In such a big company getting yourself noticed can be difficult. Also, there is a lot of "process" to follow for little reward apart from what management sees.

  4. COVID-19

    "Top Company in Software Sales"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive, General Business in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salesforce was the first to pioneer Saas, and is the leader worldwide today. This is a fantastic platform to sell, that is known universally, and is adopted for a reason. The product works, and it works well. This is a product that any AE can be confident in, and for me being confident in what I sell drives my success. Further, Salesforce takes care of it's employees. I've been blown away by the pandemic response. Salesforce is not only a place that a strong AE can make a lot of money, it's a place you know where management stands. Salesforce management publicly came out and said there would be no lay-offs(there weren't), and pro-actively rolled out programs and incentives to take care of employees. Salesforce is a place you can grow your career, and you can constantly learn. With all of the acquisitions, you can switch to a new product that interests you, or pivot into leadership. I've worked a number of places in my career, and Salesforce is the best so far. There are absolutely downsides, which I get into below, but for me personally I plan to be here for the foreseeable future. Frankly, I believe in Salesforce's leadership team and strategy. We are making some incredible acquisitions and are positioned to be the undisputed cloud leader in ten years.

    Cons

    Politics. If you have only worked at small companies, big companies are a different beast. Salesforce, like any big company, has an element of politicking to it. At any company playing "the game" is important, so expect that here. Large quotas, and small patches. Salesforce has fine tuned territory management, and some ae's have stronger patches than others. It is important to succeed early and often so that you have the credibility to be assigned stronger accounts. New employees not willing to hustle and prove themselves do not last. This is how every big company is in my experience. If you don't have a ton of sales experience, make sure you start at a lower title with a larger territory. Big companies are harder to "learn the ropes at", as you are competing with the best of the best for things like territory. Other than the above, Salesforce has been the best move in my career, and I'm thrilled and proud to work here. I've never found a place without the above cons, and the pros far outweigh them for me.

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  5. "Amazing company, glad to be part of the Ohana"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Munich, Bavaria
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A family friendly company that gives endless opportunities for personal development! Amazing managers that gives you the flexibility and the support you need in order to make a big impact!!

    Cons

    Salesforce is a big company and often we have challenges regarding quick inspection and adaption. Sometimes changes take time.

    Salesforce Response

    July 9, 2020Linda Aiello, EVP, Employee Success Business Partners

    Thank you for your review. It's great to see that you enjoy working at Salesforce. Please know that you can always reach out to your manager or to Employee Success if you need any kind of support. Thank you!

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good benefits, modern slavery"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Buenos Aires
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Salesforce full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Engineering Team co-workers and friendly environment with them.

    Cons

    Big company, no time to apply the values they sell

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  7. "you can feel good about working at Salesforce!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    huge emphasis on inclusion, accessibility, and wellbeing.

    Cons

    just a super big company which always become bureaucratic.

  8. "Awesome company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time

    Pros

    - Pay - Benefits - Comp - Growth - Vision

    Cons

    - Red Tape - Typical big company issues

  9. COVID-19

    "There is no better place than Salesforce"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Architect in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge advocate of employee well being constant learning- you just learn challenges - serious real-world problems to solve with world-class solutions great leadership during the COVID 19

    Cons

    big company, lots of people, hard to navigate sometimes

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  10. "Love it"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time

    Pros

    Great corporate culture- company clearly cares about employees

    Cons

    big company politics. Deal structuring is overly complex.

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