SuccessFactors Reviews

Updated 3 April, 2015
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SuccessFactors President, Cloud & On Premise HR Mike Ettling
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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 14 reviews)

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

  • The company lost its focus & agility post SAP acquisition (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great colleages

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    Current Employee - Asd in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Asd in Vancouver, BC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. The times are changing...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Awesome work culture

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Working environment of the company awesome, everyone is very helpful.

    Cons

    Recent amalgamation with SAP putting lots of restriction to employees.

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  5. Good people, good pay, good product, but stressful!

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in South San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at SuccessFactors full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, pro-work from home atmosphere, very fast moving,

    Cons

    stressful, poor work-life balance, very difficult to get work done due to infrastructure problems, so we compensate by working overtime, since expectations don't change.

    Advice to Management

    I like the management.

  6. Great Company, but know you'll be stepping into multiple roles to get things done

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    Current Employee - Platinum Support Account Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Platinum Support Account Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at SuccessFactors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay - lots of investment in new products, both internally (CRM system) and in developing the different modules (new reports, new views, etc.) Lots of good energy and flexibility to work remotely.

    Cons

    Often times designated resources (engineers) aren't available for high priority items - as a Support Account Manager, you may be asked to look at code of forms, etc. to help move things along.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in getting back end processes aligned so front-end managers are not left in the cold!

  7. interview process

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SuccessFactors

    Pros

    -respectable faculty
    -good boss
    -compensation
    -company values and mission statement are ones to work for

    Cons

    -long hours
    -relatively low pay
    -work life balance

  8. UK Regional Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at SuccessFactors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Product and a good package.

    Cons

    Lack of Leadership, constant change, SAP has made it a very difficult place to book business.

    Advice to Management

    Need to get your team in order, too many changes. SAP has totally lost the SuccessFactors culture. Need to focus on the customers.

  9. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice place to work, and very competitive environment

    Cons

    Was acquired for SAP and the SF culture diluted in the new company

  10. Decent Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at SuccessFactors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent and professional work environment, career path development

    Cons

    Enterprise bureaucracy, rigid organization structure

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work! And encourage more individual potentials

  11. Helpful (2)

    Right idea, bit lost in the execution of it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people at SuccessFactors and the culture is well intended.

    Cons

    The merging of SAP into SuccessFactors is not smooth and it's not great to be a cloud person in an on-prem world.

    Advice to Management

    Less Churn - of accounts and leaders!

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