The Culture At Salesforce

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Our goal is to build an organization of smart, ambitious Account Executives, committed to our mission and focused on winning, but able to balance this with a respectful, healthy environment and lifestyle. At Salesforce, integrity and reliability are as important as talent and effort.
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We work hard and play hard and believe that each individual can make a difference. We invest in continuous personal and professional development of each individual.
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This is a fast-paced, high-growth team - we are looking for a smart, driven, high-energy individual who is hungry to create tremendous impact and who wants to work alongside great people. We're looking for people who can show that they make great things happen wherever they go and whose references say things like "The best I've ever seen. I'd hire them again in a minute."
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As one of the most innovative companies in the world, we are also expected individually to contribute to innovating in any area we work. Finally, we are an Ohana (family) culture organization and look to bring on great people who work well with others and love to celebrate success!
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Working At Salesforce

San Francisco-based Salesforce is the premier Customer Success Platform. But it is so much more than that. Some companies work to have a good culture within the ranks of their employees, but Salesforce is sort of a cultural phenomenon itself, reinventing the way that companies treat employees, customers, and communities. Salesforce can't stop winning awards for their amazing work environment. For 12 years running, they've been named in the Fortune Top 100 Companies to Work For in the country.

Engineer William Schmitt had this to say about Salesforce: "I knew that I wanted to work at a place that had great leadership and offer mentorship on modern technology. Fortunately for me, I found a company, Salesforce, with a CEO that prioritized equality, Ohana, and innovation above all else. At Salesforce, I found mentors and products willing to help me develop skills on the latest development stacks and architectures."

Diving Into the Values at Salesforce

Thoughtful and Human

  • Trust: Nothing is more important to Salesforce than the trust between them and employees and them and customers.
  • Customer Success: Salesforce's growth is based on mutual success. When a customer grows, so does Salesforce.
  • Innovation: Salesforce has technology in place to empower trailblazers and innovative thinking.
  • Equality: Respect permeates every inch of Salesforce. They are creating a better workplace and world, together, with everyone involved.
  • Salesforce also dedicates a lot of power to sustainability and social responsibility. They say that the environment is a key stakeholder in their business and that they believe business is the greatest platform for social change.

    Patrick Flynn, Salesforce's VP of Sustainability said, "The planet needs bold action now, which is why at Salesforce we are committed to ambitious climate leadership solutions that create ripple effects. We're on a mission to drive urgent action."

    The Culture at Salesforce


    Salesforce has become more than a company. Through its social responsibility and an incredible level of equality, it has become almost like its own lifestyle. The culture at Salesforce is also built on its own set of guiding principles. Those are:

  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Alignment
  • Accountability
  • Salesforce is really like one big family. People really like spending time with each other, because Salesforce is smart in the way they hire and onboard. And people actually feel like they can hang out with each other because the work-life balance at Salesforce is second to none. The company wants its employees to have lives outside of work.

    The Office at Salesforce

    Made in San Francisco

    The Salesforce HQ is in the heart of San Francisco. It is located in the Salesforce Tower. The office is located in one of the most culturally diverse and active cities in The United States. It is also smack dab in the middle of a burgeoning and active tech epicenter, were intelligent and like-minded people coalesce to find meaningful work. The office space itself comes with all the amenities one might expect, stocked kitchen, gym, parking, etc, and is equipped with the highest tech gear.

    Though the HQ is in San Francisco, Salesforce has offices all around the country, and the world, all located in lively parts of their respective cities. The other U.S. offices are located in:

  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Indianapolis
  • New York City
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Washington D.C.
  • The Benefits at Salesforce

    Best in the Biz

    Just like every other aspect of the business, Salesforce is completely committed to equality when it comes to the way that they reward their employees for the hard work they do. That is why they have, for example, gone on to take the Equal Pay Pledge. They pay every employee fairly. The benefits and perks offered at Salesforce are seemingly endless. To start, some of them are:

  • 401k with above-market match
  • Generous employee stock options program
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Comprehensive medical, dental amp; vision
  • $100 a month wellness reimbursement
  • Adoption, surrogacy amp; fertility benefits
  • Meal reimbursement for new parents and college counseling for dependents
  • 24-7 Emergency travel assistance
  • Up to $5,000 a year in education reimbursement
  • And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Salesforce has a boatload of great career development perks that they are dying for their employees to utilize. Their onboarding process, Trailhead, is one of the best onboarding programs out there. Employees can pick their own path and pace to learn to make their transition into their new career as seamless as possible. Salesforce also has a great mentoring and job shadowing program. And they love to promote from within. With the rapid growth of the company, there are always new positions popping up for some vertical movement.

    Going right along with the company's belief in giving back to the communities that they serve in, Salesforce offers employees up to 7 days, or 56 hours, off for paid volunteer time. At the end of each year, the top 100 volunteers in the company receive $10,000 grants to donate to the charity of their choice, and the top 10 volunteers get recognized at the annual leadership meeting in Hawaii. Salesforce also matches donations of up to 5 grand per year and puts on their own philanthropic events, such as the Surf for Life event. They make giving back almost too easy here at Salesforce.

    The Organization’s Mission

    We're committed to a sustainable future for all we believe that the business of business is to improve the state of the world, and we work to make sure Salesforce is a platform for change through serving the interests of all our stakeholders — employees, customers, partners, communities and the environment.

    Perks of Working at Salesforce

    Salesforce offers above market average 401k plan, ability to participate in the employee stock purchase program, competitive salary, commuter benefits, $100 per month wellness reimbursement, paid time off, and other perks.







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    San Francisco, CA


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    What Do You Like About Working There?

    great enviroment, personal life - work balance.

    What DON'T You Like About Working There?

    Compared to other big companies the payment is low

    What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

    education reimbursement
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    What Do You Like About Working There?

    Freedom to be yourself with a team rooting you on. Feeling of destined for greatness

    What DON'T You Like About Working There?

    In four years I had six managers Decommissioned the Tampa office In 2019

    What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

    100% gym reimbursement fees, discounts on almost everything in Tampa Orlando etc
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    What Do You Like About Working There?

    The company values support the well being of its employees. Employees can adopt an innovative approach to problem-solving without the fear of failure. Salesforce's policies are inclusive and equitable.

    What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

    Wellness Benefit- can be used towards activities like equipment rental, art/ music classes, gym memberships and sports.
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    What Do You Like About Working There?

    the people I work with . Dealing with food and doing presentations.

    What DON'T You Like About Working There?

    Car program.

    What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

    Food shows and some travel. Every day different.
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    What Do You Like About Working There?

    Payscale is good coworkers are knowledgeable..

    What DON'T You Like About Working There?

    Systems are cumbersome and outdated.

    What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

    Less than one year in the company moved on to another with more productivity and
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    The Team At Salesforce

    Key People

      Marc Benioff (Chair & Chief Executive Officer)

      Parker Harris (Chief Technology Officer & Director)

      Maliz Beams (undefined)

      Maynard Webb (Independent Director)

      Rudy Cline-Thomas (Founder and Managing Partner)

      Dave Moellenhoff (Founder)

      Frank Dominguez (Founder)

    The Inside Scoop
    Salesforce is the Customer Success Platform that, along with social and mobile cloud technologies such as flagship sales and CRM applications, helps companies connect with customers, partners, and employees. Its innovative cloud-based platform and great customer service helped Salesforce become the world's fourth-largest software company. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in San Francisco, CA.
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    Salesforce Salaries

    How much does Salesforce pay?
    The national average salary for a Salesforce employee in the United States is $120,566 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $160,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $90,000 per year.
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    Salesforce Salaries By Job Title

    While Salesforce employees earn an average yearly salary of $120,566, different roles can command different wages. The higher paying positions at Salesforce include senior manager, salesforce developer, product manager, and senior member technical staff. A typical senior manager salary at Salesforce is $148,709. To get a better sense of the salaries at Salesforce, other roles such as sales representative and agent can be considered as well. For comparison, the title sales representative at Salesforce earns $64,648 per year.
    Job Title
    Average Salarydesc
    Senior Manager
    Salary Range134k - 164k$149k$148,709
    Salesforce Developer
    Salary Range135k - 158k$146k$146,474
    Product Manager
    Salary Range121k - 153k$136k$136,328
    Senior Member Technical Staff
    Salary Range124k - 148k$136k$136,286
    Data Scientist
    Salary Range121k - 145k$133k$132,862
    Salary Range118k - 144k$131k$130,638
    Application Software Developer
    Salary Range111k - 139k$125k$124,618
    Salesforce Administrator
    Salary Range109k - 129k$119k$118,815
    Development Administrator
    Salary Range107k - 129k$118k$118,308
    Quality Engineer
    Salary Range107k - 126k$116k$116,493

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    Salesforce Careers

    On average, employees at Salesforce stay with the company for 4.0 years. Employees most commonly join Salesforce after leaving Oracle. When they leave Salesforce, they most frequently get their next job at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Average Length of Employment

    4.8 years
    4.7 years
    4.0 years

    Top Employers Before Salesforce

    13.3 %
    8.0 %

    Top Employers After Salesforce

    6.3 %

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    Salesforce Employees Education

    Of the 35,000 employees at Salesforce, 26.6% attended University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Employees at Salesforce most frequently majored in Business, and most employees’ highest level of education is a Bachelors.

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    Salesforce Employee Political Affiliation

    Salesforce employees are most likely to be members of the Democratic Party. The largest donation made to a political party by a Salesforce employee was by Marc Benioff. Marc Benioff donated $292,100 to the Democratic Party.

    Employee Political Donations

    NameascdescJob TitleascdescPartyascdescDonationascdesc
    Marc BenioffChief Executive Officer
    Chief Executive Officer
    Democratic Party
    $292,100Democratic Party
    Parker HarrisChief Technology Officer
    Chief Technology Officer
    Democratic Party
    $77,000Democratic Party
    Burke NortonAttorney
    Democratic Party
    $44,900Democratic Party
    Drew HamlinProduct Designer
    Product Designer
    Democratic Party
    $25,279Democratic Party
    Bret TaylorChief Executive Officer
    Chief Executive Officer
    Democratic Party
    $25,000Democratic Party
    John SomorjaiVice President, Corporate Development
    Vice President, Corporate Development
    Democratic Party
    $19,700Democratic Party
    Sean AlpertDirector, Product Marketing
    Director, Product Marketing
    Democratic Party
    $13,750Democratic Party
    Michael HandlerEngineer
    Democratic Party
    $12,700Democratic Party
    Srinivas TallapragadaExecutive Vice President
    Executive Vice President
    Democratic Party
    $12,600Democratic Party
    Tony ProphetChief Fundraising Officer
    Chief Fundraising Officer
    Democratic Party
    $11,400Democratic Party
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    Salesforce Financing Rounds

    DateascdescAmountascdescSecurity Typeascdesc
    Nov 1, 1999Series C
    Series C
    Apr 1, 1999Series A
    Series A
    Jun 1, 2001Series D
    Series D
    Jun 1, 1999Series B
    Series B
    Jan 1, 2003Series Unknown
    Series Unknown

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    Salesforce Subsidiaries

    Subsidiaries to Salesforce include MuleSoft and Tableau Software. Employees at the parent company, Salesforce, earn $120,566. In comparison, the salaries at MuleSoft and Tableau Software are $108,382 and $92,825.
    Average Salarydesc
    Salary Range88k - 133k$108k$108,382
    Tableau Software
    Salary Range78k - 109k$93k$92,825

    Salesforce Competitors

    Some of the competitors of Salesforce are VMware, Microsoft, and Google. The average salaries at VMware rank the highest, with their employees earning an average salary of $124,868 per year. Employees at Microsoft earn an average of $124,653 per year, and the employees at Google earn an average salary of $122,345 per year.
    Average Salarydesc
    Salary Range108k - 143k$125k$124,868
    Salary Range110k - 140k$125k$124,653
    Salary Range105k - 141k$122k$122,345
    Salary Range103k - 135k$118k$118,360
    Salary Range100k - 139k$118k$118,156
    Salary Range95k - 145k$118k$117,922
    Salary Range93k - 135k$113k$112,687
    Salary Range88k - 133k$108k$108,382
    Salary Range92k - 122k$107k$106,878
    TIBCO Software
    Salary Range89k - 123k$106k$105,501

    Frequently Asked Questions about Salesforce

    When was Salesforce founded?

    Salesforce was founded in 1999.

    How many Employees does Salesforce have?

    Salesforce has 35,000 employees.

    How much money does Salesforce make?

    Salesforce generates $17.1B in revenue.

    What industry is Salesforce in?

    Salesforce is in the software industry.

    What is Salesforce's mission?

    Salesforce's mission statement is "We're committed to a sustainable future for all we believe that the business of business is to improve the state of the world, and we work to make sure Salesforce is a platform for change through serving the interests of all our stakeholders — employees, customers, partners, communities and the environment."

    What type of company is Salesforce?

    Salesforce is a public company.

    Who are Salesforce's competitors?

    Salesforce competitors include Tableau Software, NetApp, MuleSoft, Microsoft, SugarCRM, Oracle, Adobe, Symantec, VMware, IBM, Qualcomm, Cerner, Intel, Google, Nvidia, Hewlett-Packard, TIBCO Software, Harman International, NCR, Leidos.

    Who works at Salesforce?

    Marc Benioff (Chair & Chief Executive Officer)

    Parker Harris (Chief Technology Officer & Director)

    Maliz Beams (undefined)

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