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SuccessFactors Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.1 207 reviews

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SuccessFactors President, Cloud & On Premise HR Mike Ettling

Mike Ettling


52% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great colleages

    Asd (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC

    ProsAwesome 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.

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementNone really. Management is great. Maybe a little unsophisticated for such a large company. But not really an issue.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The times are changing...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCollaborative work environment, decent pay, awesome products

    ConsTends 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 Senior ManagementPlease 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros1.an sap company,sounds great
    2.colleagues are all great guys,very happy to work with them

    Cons1.compared to local Internet company ,salary is lack of competitiveness.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Feeling enthusiased!!!!!!!!

    Software Intern (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Prostalented people
    good environment for growth

    Consnothing much about it at all

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing/.!!!!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lead QA (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsGood 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Times have changed, not a good place to be

    Regional Sales Director (Former Employee) South San Francisco, CA (US)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good product lines, great people, lose a bit of its focus after being acquired by SAP.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) South San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsGreat people, can-do attitude shared around most functional groups. Cloud is in the company's DNA. This is a place to be to learn as much about Cloud products.

    ConsThe environment is too distributed, your team likely spans 3-4 timezones/countries. Not all teams match the demands, which caused quite a bit of conflicts. Quite a bit of "protecting my territory" around groups/teams. The company lost its focus & agility post SAP acquisition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWatch out for those single-point-of-failure situations. There are quite a few of that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Boys Club - Kiss Up to The Right Ones

    N/A (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsGood pay - but does it matter when there is nothing but a self-promoting, backstabbing culture.

    ConsPolitics, self-promotion, every person for themselves, old hardline Oracle-style dog eat, dog world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone - it's over for them! The management team (from the beginning and whatever is left) is focused on one thing - how do I ingratiate myself to SAP management? Nothing else matters to them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was good until they changed sr. mgmt

    Program Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people; lots of good solid work experience

    ConsCrazy workloads, lots of backstabbing to get ahead. Things may have changed since CEO exited. Former CEO known to publicly chastise anyone who questioned him (after inviting open dialogue because he was building a culture of transparency.) This was done in email trails for the entire company to see. Demoralizing. You learned quickly to keep your questions or suggestions to yourself if anything you had to say was in opposition to what the CEO said or did.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHopefully work-life balance has improved with SAP acquisition. Marathon workweeks are fine for the exceptional project; they are not fine as a lifestyle.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, adjusting to SAP

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsGreat culture. Winning. Great products and levels of commitment. Good cross functional relations and willingness to be nimble. Deep SAP pockets will help with investment in products and access to SAP customers.

    ConsThe SAP acquisition, by definition, brings change and a more hierarchical management style which is antithetical to how Successfactors head operated and succeeded.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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