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Salesforce Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 17, 2020

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Salesforce Co-CEOs Marc Benioff and Keith Block
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  • "Little to no work life balance especially during crunch time, highly political especially in sales(in 265 reviews)

  • "There is no cons in learning process(in 123 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (3)

    "Boomerang back to Salesforce"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best front end system(s) of engagement in the business. The platform earns you time to speak with all executive lines of business about strategic direction and where you can support their success. It's one of the biggest reasons that I've come back to the company. There's some great competition for enterprise sales with AWS and Google Cloud but I'd much rather speak to executive stakeholders rather than IT about Infrastructure. Lot's of meat on the bone for things to sell with recent acquisitions.

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    Cons

    It's up to you to build healthy boundaries around work life balance when you are working at the fastest growing enterprise company in the world. Occasionally, you can get boxed in with certain verticals (teams) not wanting you to venture outside of their linear career path. Emerging commercial business roles are subject to transactional sales and relationships but show me a company where that's not the case. Occasionally implementation partners are not adequately prepared to take on large deal implementations which can result in customer satisfaction issues. These can linger and be stressful but there are the right resources on the Salesforce end to make things right.

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    Advice to Management

    Salesforce is subject to hiring top performing sales reps as managers. Occasionally I'd like to scream from the mountain top that the best sales people don't necessarily translate to the best managers. Hire the best people and provide them with the autonomy and tools to do their job and get out of their way.

    Salesforce2019-12-03
  2. "Super nice company and team to work with"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead/Principal Android Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay Good work life balance Very friendly coworkers

    Cons

    commute is not great - an hour one way.

    Salesforce2019-10-16
  3. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Collections Analyst 

    I worked at Salesforce full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, work life balance, wellness benefits

    Cons

    Low pay, not enough management levels

    Salesforce2019-12-03
  4. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative Company, Positive Competitive Environment, Employee Development, Earning Potential, Company Culture

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance, Need to be able to manage stress/intense cadence if you are in Sales

    Salesforce2019-07-11
  5. "Fostering learning and professional growth"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership Management that works to provide as many resources as possible Incredible team of inspiring people who are intelligent, driven, passionate, and happy to help one another

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced environment, important to strike work/life balance

    Salesforce2019-07-08
  6. "Great company, lots of room to grow and great support"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Collections Analyst 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Salesforce for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great support from team members and managers - Lots of room to grow, with open and equal opportunity for development - Progressive, encourages work life balance

    Cons

    - Contract positions - Big corporate, not being able to know your senior managers on a personal level but that's more of a con of working in a big company in general - Heavy emphasis on sales-based teams

    Salesforce2019-07-19
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Company is getting to big to focus on people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Salesforce full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salesforce was a great company when I first joined but has now gotten so large that leadership no longer has time or resources to focus on people. - Offices are very nice, kitchens have snacks and coffee and drinks - Good benefits - Strong product and lots of resources at your disposal when selling

    Cons

    Underpay compared to other technology companies in 'growth' mode. - managers focus strictly on numbers, little coaching or mentorship - work/life balance is a blurred line; focus hard on your numbers yet cap your working hours at 45 a week - moving away from flexible work hours and remote based employees - culture is no longer a focus

    Advice to Management

    Stop managing numbers and get back to managing people. Focus on growing my career not my forecast

    Salesforce2019-07-03
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Great pay, culture & expectations - not so much"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great pay - Great benefits - Well known, fast growing company - Supportive management** (contingent on your patch) ** - not all managers are like this from my experience of discussion with others

    Cons

    - Constant changes (whether to which team you're on, or your job description) - Promotion path is convuluted (interview, get approved, and they decide they want to close the position and then constantly will make you re-interview for the same position you were once approved for. Could be waiting 4 months+ after acceptance - Work hard, and only hard. Play doesn't really exist here. - Passive aggressive directors that will never tell you "Good job" when hitting 100% of your metrics, micro-focused - Culture isn't what it's cracked up to be (sadly). Backstabbing, and bullying tendencies from other team members - business makes the best decisions for the business completely not acknowledging the toll it puts on employees (ie. 35% YoY growth, which is great, but comes with a cost) - Work life balance in positions that come after BDR are apparently non-existent

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    Advice to Management

    - Encourage your workers, quit with the passive aggressiveness - Focus on enhancing culture. When asked to address issues with repeat offenders do not say "It's too tough to fix" - Figure out a better way to support career growth through promotion path that is more straight forward - Add some play into the "Work hard"

    Salesforce2019-06-11
  9. Helpful (13)

    "Think twice about what you're walking into"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depends heavily on the role & org or group you're in . Good base pay and benefits. Incredibly smart people throughout the company. Ability to work in different organizations. Flexibility to work remotely.

    Cons

    Unattainable goals. Internal bureaucracy and fighting is worse than I've seen anywhere by far. Zero work-life balance. Expectations to take calls/respond to emails anytime of day/night 7 days a week. Only objective is to sell more to clients, not what's best for their clients. Do not live by the image they portray externally.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Actually align with other leaders in the org. opposed to placing AE's between internal bureaucracy.

    Salesforce2019-04-06
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good company to work in!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance Lots of opportunities to learn new things Good culture!

    Cons

    Big corporation that sometimes moves slowly

    Salesforce2019-03-08
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