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Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce, United States on Dec 21st, 2020
"Busy place. Not for the faint of heart. Good if you're ambitious."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce, United States on Dec 17th, 2020
"Still a lot of bias when it comes to mothers. Mothers returning from leave are often times put into ic positions when they left as managers. Be very careful about documenting your desire to stay in a management position... this happened to me twice and when I didn’t complain right away (hello, I’m a little busy over here with my new baby), they said I must have been ok with it. If you are high enough in the org, having no directs puts you on the list for potential layoffs no matter how well you’ve performed. Having 6 months of leave is great, but since most fathers don’t take 6 months, it’s inadvertently negatively affecting women. Having two children negatively impacted my career here. "
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce, United States on Oct 22nd, 2020
"Very executive fire-drill driven. We want to be a place for work-life-balance, but it is hard to maintain that and also be successful. "
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce, United States on Apr 29th, 2020
"Be sure to interview your manager, some bad apples there. Check for work-life balance for a team, it varies greatly. If you find a great support system, you will do great and enjoy your experience at the company! Lots of wonderful, genuine people work there. "
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce, United States on Feb 11th, 2020
"It's a great place to work for everyone. It's also very flexible."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce, United States on Jan 21st, 2020
"Management says all the right things, but it can be difficult when one is oftentimes the only woman in the room."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce, United States on Jan 15th, 2020
"Great pay and benefits, however be wary of the department you join."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce, United States on Jan 9th, 2020
"Supportive overall policies although your individual experience will depend on your management chain. Equality is a corporate core value. My personal experience here with equality has been better than many other places although not perfect. "
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce, United States on Sep 9th, 2019
"Promotes gender equality and excellent maternity leave benefits. Fairly flexible schedule"
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce, United States on Jul 31st, 2019
"I love it great place for women of color to grow in their careers "
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce, United States on Jul 3rd, 2019
"Salesforce is a progressive culture, and is committed through policies to equality. But the sales culture, and the top-down structure is still very "male," and I'm commonly the only woman in the room at high level meetings. You will be treated well, but Salesforce hasn't solved the challenge of equal representation in leadership and in sales teams. "
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce, United States on Jun 5th, 2019
"Fantastic culture, actively closes the gender pay gap and pays very competitively, and is a fun place to work! "
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Dec 26th, 2018
"Overall, salesforce is very supportive of women. With the right leadership, you are supported with flexibility. It is very fast paced and at times can still feel like an old boys club. "
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Dec 17th, 2018
"There is nothing I want to share right now. I need to think more."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Dec 11th, 2018
"It's a great place to work. Would recommend working here."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Nov 14th, 2018
"This is a great company to work for and I love the culture. I am frustrated at seeing how accounts and opportunities are given. it is not always fairly handled."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Oct 15th, 2018
"Sales teams and leadership still largely male. Women can get ahead, but mindset is still male thinking. "
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Jul 9th, 2018
"For all their story telling in the press there is no equality in this company. Women work harder and longer then men in order to get promoted. "
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Jun 3rd, 2018
"Salesforce provides many opportunity for all to progress their knowledge and careers. They focus on diversity as a core value."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Apr 16th, 2018
"Great company for women, in general! The co-founders (Marc Benioff and Parker Harris) are very actively focused on getting women equal pay and into leadership positions. The one area that this is questionable in is within Infrastructure. The leadership team there is not as actively involved in promoting women. It's more of a "men's club" there."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Apr 14th, 2018
"While there is an Equality team and equal pay audit, you still need to fight for your promotions and visibility like any other tech company. The hours can be very long and there isn’t a lot of work life balance because everyone here is very type A and move very fast. "
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Apr 4th, 2018
"Salesforce doesn't have a system in place for career growth. The company is so focused on its own growth that it doesn't have a process in place for smaller functions. It's great for its perks and benefits. Depending on the manager you get, you might have a good or bad experience. "
"Salesforce is a great company, and they are making great efforts to drive a flexible and equitable culture. However, the experience varies from department to department and the amount of hours required to get recognition or keep up with the constantly changing environment can put a strain on your wellness and work/life balance. I do believe that leadership tries to drive a flexible, equitable culture; figuring out how to permeate this down through the management chains are the next step."
"Salesforce offers a lot of great benefits for parents, has women in leadership and equality is a priority. "
"It is a great place to work and the culture is what makes Salesforce unique compared to its competitors."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Oct 11th, 2017
"Great family spirit and open to having conversations about numerous topics"
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Aug 22nd, 2017
"wonderful company, I couldn't recommend more highly. CEO is very forward-thinking and promotes diversity"
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Aug 1st, 2017
"It's a really great place to be for women. The maternity is great, they also do a new paternity leave now in EMEA (12 weeks paid) and benefits like health care cover the family. There needs to be more women in leadership positions in certain parts of the organisation including the one I work in. I've been very well supported in my personal career goals since joining, I couldn't recommend Salesforce highly enough."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Jul 22nd, 2017
"Women in junior positions in tech are unlikely to face any kind of gender bias. It's hard to find women in top tech leadership positions in the company."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Jun 10th, 2017
"Equal pay in the most part, just lacking in female leadership"
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Apr 19th, 2017
"Salesforce sets the bar for women working in tech, and it just keeps getting better. Over the last 4 years I have seen our benefits expand, and our CEO's enduring committment to equality."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Apr 3rd, 2017
"If you Want a great company on your cv its the way to go but you will sacrafice your work life balance. Long hours and lots of very hard work. "
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Mar 8th, 2017
"Amazing support from managers, and almost all my managers are women. Love being able to work remotely and feel very trusted."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Feb 17th, 2017
"It's a great place to work and very supportive of women's equality."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Jan 16th, 2017
"it is all about the team and leadership that you work for -- and these change regularly"
"Salesforce values equality and is very supportive of working mothers and parents. They are growing fast and changing fast which can cause growing pains."
"This is a company that has set the standard for gender equality and equal pay for employees. We were the first company, in the world, to do a comprehensive survey of over 25k employees to ensure that women and men were paid fairly. That is the icing on the multi-layered cake."
"I don't have children, but I know many women here who do and I constantly see them (and men as well!) shifting work hours to make child care possible. I've never seen a negative impact from this. It seems to be very supported!"
"Both levels of management are men here. there are not enough women in top management. Birth Control is not covered by health benefits."
"Salesforce is a great place for women. Our CEO reviews wages to ensure that there is no gender bias behind pay packets - same money for the same job. Flexibility is fabulous, as long as my job gets done there is plenty of room to be flexible with hours and work location. We have great benefits and culture - every week there is something different in the office to bring staff together."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Nov 19th, 2016
"This is a very demanding but rewarding environment. It's getting better for women."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Oct 27th, 2016
"Do your due diligence - don't be afraid of continually pushing for transparency."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Oct 10th, 2016
"Be sure to vet your line manager before you invest in any project. things move fast and arent always thought through entirely"
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Sep 29th, 2016
"Vet your manager. I've seen mansplaining, especially out of the Indianapolis Marketing Cloud office. A VP gave his admin a dozen roses as a thank you in front of a room full of 200 people, thoroughly embarrassing her... if she was a man, he wouldn't have done that."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Aug 29th, 2016
"Incredible benefits. Would be better to have less emphasis on in-office work. "
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Aug 17th, 2016
"You have to be aggressive for what you want here. Women aren't promoted as often because they won't be aggressive in situations with upper management."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Aug 16th, 2016
"Come here to grow and do some amazing work, both in the company and in the community. It's not a ladder climb to the top, it's a talent opportunity to cross lines and find your best job and place. "
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on May 11th, 2016
"Excellent Maternity leave; managers helpful to parents' schedules. As a woman, tell them what you want and most likely they will make it happen. Don't be afraid to just ask for it."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Apr 25th, 2016
"Salesforce is great! There are many opportunities for growth and a very positive culture. There are some "Bros" accross the organization but nothing that can't be handled gracefully."
Anonymous shared this review of Salesforce on Apr 1st, 2016
"Great opportunites with growth prospects. Surrenounded by super smart, but very thoughtful people. Fast paced environment, that's full of energy."
"The company wants to women to succeed. Opportunity is everywhere -- it's up to you to speak up and make it happen."
"Salesforce have made a huge effort to make equality a top priority and I believe they are doing everything they can to develop this type of culture in the UK."
"Salesforce makes an effort to ensure women are hired, paid equally, and have equal opportunities for advancement. I've worked at many companies and I've never experienced anything like this."
"The benefits at Salesforce are absolutely excellent. As a company, they are also very transparent and do their best to make sure everyone has the things they need to make them better at their job. I was in a support role, not in their main office, so I was not in a position to advance during the time I spent there. It wasn't very exciting as far as office positions go, but it was stable, I felt respected by my peers and paid very well. Marc Benioff is the kind of CEO you want running your company. He is making an effort to consciously close the gap on pay in equality, gave benefits to same sex couples before anyone else was doing it (PULLED HIS BUSINESS FROM INDIANA) and encourages volunteering time money and assets. If you want a place that will definitely take care of you as an employee, I would recommend SFDC. The hours can be long, but they also pay overtime."
"The company is making strides to improve gender and ethnic diversity, but it still has a long way to go. Policies and benefits are very competitive and always improving. As a woman in this companyâ€”and working with clientsâ€”I've become accustomed to being the only or one of just a few women in a meeting. I've experienced some gender bias from managers that is more a reflection of society than this company as a whole, but the woman who will be most successful at Salesforce will be a self-advocate, confident person who will speak up and own her seat at the table."
"Generally, women are treated fairly and equal pay is publicly at the top of our list. Benefits are competitive, but the pace of our business makes work/life balance a continual challenge."
"While the company is male-heavy overall, there are a good amount of women in leadership positions. They have programs for women and there is a focus on always having a certain % of women in key meetings, participating in public speaking opportunities, and more. It is a very career-focused, fast-paced environment, and while it's a flexible work setting (telecommuting, etc), they do expect a lot if you want to advance. Moving up seems to be very reliant on networking, can be harder to advance if you are not in HQ. Great maternity and paternity leave (partially paid short term disability and 8 weeks additional time, 4 day/wk transitional return for you first month back, excellent mother's room facilities in offices)."
"Salesforce is making a big push for diversity and inclusion. That is a constant message. The Tech "boys club" is still prevalent. As with most institutional change it requires patience, determination and perseverance."
"I've worked here for 4+ years and while there are women working here, and the benefits support women's needs, promotions for women in leadership roles is very limited."
"Disruptive, innovative, fast moving company that cares. Opportunities are available."
"There are not many women at senior levels in the Sales organization. However, our CEO has made it a company priority this year to fix the gender wage and equality gap. So I'm hopeful."
"My manager is a woman but none in management above her."
"Women are still outnumbered (even in the marketing department), and are definitely underrepresented at the exec/c-level. That said, women are treated with equality and respect, and I'm surrounded by a lot of great, powerful women in leadership roles. Salesforce also makes a huge effort to address women-specific needs (free mammograms on campus, generous maternity leave, period stuff in bathrooms, etc). I would highly highly recommend this workspace for women. It's not perfect, but you won't find better in the Bay."
"Good wellness benefits"
"Don't let the fact that they have been in the press lately with a stunt to pay women equal to men fool you. This is not a work place of equality for women and men. This is a true boys club but the biggest disappointment about Salesforce.com is that they are not willing to accommodate women with small children. The job is very demanding and although they claim to be family first, the unwritten rules are the opposite. If you have to leave early for a reason related to your children or get to the office a little late due to school drop offs, expect your "brand" to decrease dramatically. It's incredible that a "work anywhere, from any device company" also demands that you are always in the office. This amounts to an incredible lack of trust. Also the monthly quota cadence, is unaligned with a strategic sales approach. This makes succeeding very difficult as well unless you are touted as a favorite. (This is not sour grapes but right from the mouth of an AVP. They single out a few sales people they will put stock in.)"
"I have worked at Salesforce for less than a year in the Sales organization. The culture is fun, young and fast-paced. Within Solution Engineering, there is great education and career development. Also, this business unit is led by women! The general Sales organization tends to be male dominated. It is a known issue and Salesforce executives are making great movements to bring more women to leadership roles and make it a better place for women to work through policy. There is significant work to be done to change a mentality the day-to-day behavior and perceptions on the front lines to align with the executive initiative."
"I think the company is making an effort to better support women, but still has a ways to go - especially in the engineering divisions."
"There are fewer female engineers than male, but that is systemic in my particular field overall. I have always been treated fairly and have seen other women around me treated fairly as well. There is a great deal of diversity in our organization, and there are a lot of women in mid- to upper-management roles."
"You're going to meet a lot of women on the tech docs team. They are often the smartest people in the room. However, if you're not based in San Francisco, you're probably going to feel some alienation."
"Great opportunity if you can balance home life. A lot of women that start out in the SR role but as they get to the child beating age they rarely come back."
"I can only speak to the sales department. While the base salaries and on target earnings may be the same for everyone, there are ways of promoting men and rewarding them faster. The bro culture is also problematic and unprofessional as well as very uncomfortable from time to time."
"It's a boys club. There are a few women in senior management, and I have a lot of respect for them (their management style.) I was amazed in my own department to see three men promoted on the fast path to Director, while the lone woman who had much more experience and seniority was the last to get promoted."
"HR is very responsive, lots of great people if you know where to look."
"good company, leader in innovation, fast paced but flexible"
"This company has great benefits. I enjoy the flexible hours and being able to work from home."
"I've worked here for over 3 years and have both positive and negative feelings about how women are treated here. Positive: For a tech company, there are plenty of women working here, close to 25/30% I would estimate, which is on the high side for technology companies. There is flexibility in work schedule which means working moms can work from home. Negative: There is still very much a boys club in play. It seems like women have to work twice as hard to prove themselves worthy of promotions and even then, there is hesitation. It seems like the elephant in the room is always "if we promote this person, are they still going to be willing to put in 80 hours a week after they have kids?" Maternity leave is completely unpaid. Depending on what state you live you, you may or may not have up to 12 weeks off."
"I worked here for 5 years and it was an incredible place to launch my career. I was able to progress quickly, work with very smart people, and always felt like I was treated fairly. My team was mostly men when I started, but by the time I left, there were many more women on the team, including in leadership positions. I also had the chance to work with some outstanding women executives during my time at the company."
"Experience can widely vary based on departments and managers."
"I've worked here for 9 years. Management in R&D is male-dominated, but the EVP has recently made it one of his goals to promote more women in leadership positions and is giving VP+ women extra mentoring and leadership opportunities to help them get ahead."
"- Company philosophy great overall - White male dominated management and leadership - Progress for women tough and standards unfair - CEO encourages equality for women : different reality inside"
"It's a fast-paced environment. Be prepared!"
"They bring in male execs from the outside and let those with experience and chops to wait around for promotion."
"Women are treated equally and there are lots fo women in leadership positions...in marketing. In sales, not so much. It's still totally a boys club in Sales, even more so than in engineering."
"Gender bias is minimal (I really haven't noticed any), though leadership is still dominated by men. I am confident this will change over the next few years."
"Very male dominated. The male managers/bosses do whatever they want and say whatever they want to women. Have no regard for the top performing women and treat them like dirt. Women are treated like dogs here, I have heard many women can stoop to sleeping with higher ups to get what/where they want"
"If you are a tough chick (think Oracle/tough as nails/hard core) this might be a good place or interested in very traditional roles such as customer support and HR, SFDC is a good place. Otherwise, men rule the roost. Very few female leaders with power and fewer rising through the ranks. Marc's recent, public statements about hiring women is encouraging - but 5 years is a long time in the tech world."
"I think this company wants to do right by women, but the actions they are taking are superficial and have a minimum impact on the day to day experience of being in a male dominated company/industry. How about longer term paid leave for both genders? How about training all employees to understand their natural biases against women so they can check the ridiculous assumptions about the women around them. In my department, it feels like it is a boys club, and my presence makes things awkward."
"Overall this is a good company to work but criteria for promotion isn't level across departments and often seems to be more political than merit based. Opportunities are there but you need to be proactive."
"Leadership roles seem to be predominantly male, but correspond to the fact that we have a higher percentage of men vs women in the industry. Still looking for that salary equalization we keep hearing about in the news."
"It is phenomenal to see executive leadership rally around equity-related issues - including pay equity for women, and encouraging more women to get into the tech industry. However, there is still a strong "boys club" vibe with the sales teams and women don't seem to climb the ranks in sales or solution engineering. Many opt to shift career focus to other departments, like Customers For Life or Marketing, when starting families. Overall though, it is a fantastic company that I am proud to work for and I encourage women to consider building their careers here - it's the most supportive place I've worked."
"Great company, strong culture and good products. Very sales dominant (not surprising) and other functions tend to play second fiddle to the sales function. Internal networking is highly encouraged to move up in the organization."