SuccessFactors Reviews

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
248 Reviews

3.3
248 Reviews
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SuccessFactors President, Cloud & On Premise HR Mike Ettling
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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.  

    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
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  5.  

    Really nice culture

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    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    work in SAP labs China,good life and work balance,average salary

    • 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

    Pros

    1.an sap company,sounds great
    2.colleagues are all great guys,very happy to work with them

    Cons

    1.compared to local Internet company ,salary is lack of competitiveness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Feeling enthusiased!!!!!!!!

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

    I have been working at SuccessFactors as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    talented people
    good environment for growth

    Cons

    nothing much about it at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing/.!!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Dysfunctional management

    • 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

    Pros

    Money, cheap snacks and soda

    Cons

    Highly political environment. CEO acts like he is a rock star but he is really just a B player.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with SAP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Lead QA

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

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

    Pros

    Good quality work, no same old boring work always. Challenging work will be thrown at you always & you need to be attentive to get it done.

    Cons

    At times the work will be hectic but at the same time you can enjoy the challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Times have changed, not a good place to be

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

    I worked at SuccessFactors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company used to be transparent, open, full of team work and spirit. The good ole days are gone.

    Cons

    SAP really took over the company culture to start 2014 and it has been a train wreck. There is no SF identity anymore. SAP is completely disconnected to SuccessFactors market needs, they have just been making the company more SAP like....but they could have stood to gain much more if they leveraged SF strengths more effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to make SF, SAP. The company was awesome and had great market presence before you began bleeding it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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