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SuccessFactors Reviews

Updated 21 September, 2014
Updated 21 September, 2014
216 Reviews
3.4
216 Reviews
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SuccessFactors President, Cloud & On Premise HR Mike Ettling
Mike Ettling
5 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • ment proviuded (phone, Ipad etc), ability to work from home, and some good people (in 13 reviews)

  • Great people, can-do attitude shared around most functional groups (in 11 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great colleages

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Asd  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Asd in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Awesome attitude of staff. Everyone is positive and supportive. Really interesting industry. Highly challenging, complex, competitive sales cycles. requires staff to really dig in and learn. Good technology. Supportive executive staff. HCM, cloud space is exploding.

    Cons

    Very competitive space. Hardest sales job I have ever had. Must know the Human Capital Management space....or be prepared to work extremely hard to learn it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really. Management is great. Maybe a little unsophisticated for such a large company. But not really an issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The times are changing...

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, decent pay, awesome products

    Cons

    Tends to starve resources. It is acceptable in a start up to have limited resources working around the clock to bring a vision to life, but at this stage, SF/SAP needs to properly fund and develop resources. Too many good people are leaving because of the unreasonable demands on personal time. Too many good leaders have left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please invest in people. Adequate staffing levels are needed as are training and development for those that are here. Please stop trying to squeeze blood from a stone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work - great people!

    Cons

    Busy - as field employee, sometimes feel disconnected from org

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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 for 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
  8.  

    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 for more than a 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
  9.  

    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 for less than a 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
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Platinum Support Account Manager  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Platinum Support Account Manager in Paris (France)

    I worked at SuccessFactors full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great product and technology, company culture. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Improve Customer Support Org - ability to resolve issues in a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Really nice culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    I have been with SuccessFactors for more than 3 years and the culture of this place is amazing. Very nice team members all around to help you learn and collaborate. The technical aspects of the work are challenging

    Cons

    Can become hectic towards the release dates. Infrastructure in US is very good but needs improvement in Bangalore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the same culture and improve the infrastructure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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