Salesforce Company Culture

Culture Score

This score is derived from employee ratings & reviews
Choice Employer
A+
4.7/5

Top Rated Culture Dimensions

CEO Score

Top 5%Top 5% of Similar Size Companies on Comparably
Marc Benioff & Bret Taylor Salesforce's CEO
Marc Benioff & Bret Taylor
90 /100

Salesforce Mission, Vision & Values

Are your company's goals clear, and are you invested in them?

Mission Statement

Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company was founded on three disruptive ideas: a new technology model in cloud computing, a pay-as-you-go business model, and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model. These founding principles have taken our company to great heights, including being named one of Forbes’s “World’s Most Innovative Company” eight years in a row and #1 on the FORTUNE ‘100 Best Companies to Work For®’ List. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and this level of growth equals incredible opportunities to grow a career at Salesforce.

Vision Statement

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. We’re working to play a meaningful role in creating a sustainable, low-carbon future by: -Working toward 100 percent renewable energy for our global operations -Continuing to deliver our customers a carbon neutral cloud and operate as a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions company -Pursuing green building certification and other innovative green office initiatives Leveraging our people, technology and resources to help environmental causes around the world When it comes to protecting our planet and combatting climate change, we know that companies have a key role to play. We aspire to never settle for the status quo. At every turn, we look to innovate, taking bold action and paving the way for others to join us.

Values

  • Trust
  • Customer Success
  • Innovation
  • Equality
  • Sustainability

Salesforce Culture At a Glance

422 employees at Salesforce have reviewed Salesforce across various culture dimensions, providing their opinions on items ranging from executive ratings to the pace at work. The latest review was 12 days ago.

Overall, the 422 Salesforce employees give their leadership a grade of A+, or Top 5% of similar size companies on Comparably. This includes specific ratings of their executive team, CEO, and manager.

Employees at Salesforce are pleased with their total compensation at Salesforce, which includes a combination of pay, stock and equity, and benefits.

Overall, employees at Salesforce are pleased with their team. 422 Participants grade the quality of their coworkers an A+. The majority believe the meetings at Salesforce are effective, and the majority look forward to interacting with their coworkers.

The majority of employees at Salesforce believe the environment at Salesforce is positive. Most Participants believe the pace of work at Salesforce is comfortably fast. About 56% of the employees at Salesforce work 8 hours or less, while 3% of them have an extremely long day - longer than twelve hours.

Overall, the employees at Salesforce are extremely happy, based on their aggregated ratings of future outlook, customer perception, and their excitement going to work.

Company Information

Address
The Landmark, One Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States of America
Website
www.salesforce.com/
Founded
1999
Social sites

Company Description

Salesforce is the global leader in CRM, bringing companies and customers together in the digital age. Founded in 1999, Salesforce enables companies of every size and industry to take advantage of powerful technologies—cloud, mobile, social, voice, and artificial intelligence—to connect to their customers in a whole new way. Companies trust Salesforce to help them transform their businesses around the customer in this digital-first world.

Key Executives

Name & Title
Bio
Marc Benioff & Bret Taylor  CEO / President
Marc Benioff & Bret Taylor
CEO / President
Marc Benioff & Bret Taylor serves as the CEO / President of Salesforce.
Alexandre Dayon  President & Chief Strategy Officer
Alexandre Dayon
President & Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Alexandre Dayon, also known as Alex, has been the Chief Strategy Officer at Salesforce.com, Inc. since November 21, 2017 and has been its President since February 2016. Mr. Dayon serves as President and Chief Product Officer at salesforce.com Singapore Pte. Ltd. He served as Chief Product Officer at Salesforce.com, Inc since February 2016 until November 21, 2017 and served as its President of Products since March 2014. Mr. Dayon served as President of Applications & Platform at Salesforce.com, Inc. from December 2012 to March 2014. Mr. Dayon was focused around creating business value of technology disruption at Salesforce.com. He joined salesforce.com in 2008 through the acquisition of InStranet. He co-founded InStranet Inc., in May 1999 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President. He has more than ten years of experience in the database and software tools industry. Prior to InStranet, he served as a Senior Group Vice President of Products of Business Objects, worldwide leader in e-business intelligence. In addition to being a technical visionary for Business Objects' product development, he managed a large engineering organization centered in San Jose, California and Paris, France. He served as a Director at InStranet Inc. He holds several patents. Mr. Dayon holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Ecole Sup???rieure d'Electricit??? (SUPELEC) in France.
Parker Harris  Co-Founder
Parker Harris
Co-Founder
Mr. Parker Harris is Co-Founder of salesforce.com Singapore Pte. Ltd. Mr. Harris co-founded Salesforce.com Inc. in February 1999 and served as its Chief Technology Officer since September 2016 until September 06, 2017. He served as its Executive Vice President of Technology from December 7, 2004 to February 2013. Mr. Harris served as Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Salesforce.com, Inc., until December 7, 2004. He Co-founded Left Coast Software, a Java consulting firm and served as its Vice President from October 1996 to February 1999. Mr. Harris received a B.A. from Middlebury College.
Monica Langley  Executive Vice President of Global Strategic Affairs
Monica Langley
Executive Vice President of Global Strategic Affairs
Ms. Monica Langley has been an Executive Vice President of Global Strategic Affairs at salesforce.com, inc. since March 2017. Prior to Salesforce, Ms. Langley spent 27 years at The Wall Street Journal, where she wrote many page-one profiles, particularly of newsmakers such as Chief Executive Officer's and presidential candidates. She has long chronicled high-profile companies, such as General Motors, Boeing and JPMorgan Chase and wrote the 2003 bestselling book Tearing Down the Walls. Ms. Langley began her career in corporate law and government-relations, including representation of publicly traded companies and nonprofits. While at The Wall Street Journal, she was also an adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia University and of First Amendment law at Georgetown University Law Center. In addition to awards for her work at The Wall Street Journal, Ms. Langley was personally awarded the prestigious Matrix Award, as one of the nation's exceptional women in the media and the arts.
Elizabeth Pinkham  Executive Vice President of Global Real Estate
Elizabeth Pinkham
Executive Vice President of Global Real Estate
Ms. Elizabeth Pinkham serves as an Executive Vice President of Global Real Estate at salesforce.com Singapore Pte. Ltd. Ms. Pinkham has been Executive Vice President of Global Real Estate of salesforce.com, inc. since February 09, 2017. Ms. Pinkham served as Executive Vice President of Global Real Estate, Global Strategic Events, Dreamforce & Executive Briefing Centers of salesforce.com, inc., until February 09, 2017. Ms. Pinkham has created inspiring brand experiences for more than 20 years. She is responsible for the company's global real estate strategy and global strategic events, including Dreamforce, Salesforce World Tours, Salesforce Essentials, Executive Briefing Centers and sports and entertainment sponsorships. A Salesforce veteran of 16 years, she has overseen a wide range of brand and event experiences, including management of the company's annual Dreamforce event in San Francisco since its first program in 2003 to the current conference experience which drew 172,000 registered attendees and 11 million online viewers in 2015. Before joining Salesforce, she held marketing positions at Oracle and Sybase. She serves on the board of directors for San Francisco Travel and holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Corey duBrowa  Executive VP & Chief Communications Officer
Corey duBrowa
Executive VP & Chief Communications Officer
Mr. Corey duBrowa has been Chief Communications Officer and Executive Vice President at Salesforce.com, inc. since July 2017. Mr. duBrowa serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of salesforce.com Singapore Pte. Ltd. He served as Senior Vice President of Global Communications and International Public Affairs at Starbucks Corporation until June 13, 2017. Mr. duBrowa served as the President of Account Services and Americas of Waggener Edstrom Worldwide Inc. He served as President of Account Services and President of The Americas Region and Business Development of Waggener Edstrom Worldwide Inc. (WE Worldwide). At Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, he leads the agency's North American team as well as the Global Practices group (including Corporate Communications and Public Affairs) in addition to serving as a consultant to the Microsoft Corp. team, which he led for the past six years. He working with clients such as Microsoft, AMD, T-Mobile an Toshiba. He also spent six years at Nike in a variety of global communications and management roles from the University of Oregon and was President of the University of Oregon Alumni Association for two rectors for seven. He consults with account teams across the agency on issues that include corporate reputation management, change communication, crisis and issues management, employee communication, investor relations, corporate brand-building, public affairs and strategy incorporating the agency's Innovation CommunicationsSM storytelling methodology. Before joining Waggener Edstrom Worldwide in 2000, he served as a Vice President for Ketchum Sheppard, a division of Ketchum Worldwide in Portland, Ore., where he worked with clients that included BP, Louisiana-Pacific Corp., Nike Inc., J.C. Penney and Whirlpool Corp. Before that, he worked for Nike and served in a variety of roles involving employee communications, urban marketing, issues management and regional management throughout the Latin and South American region. He serves as a Board Member for the university's Alumni Association and has also held roles with a Portland-area school board, the Portland Chapter of the Boys and Girls Club and as the chief of staff for the campaign chair of the United Way of Portland. He served as Board of Trustees at the Arthur W. Page Society. He served as the Board of Advisors at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy since 2016. He is an accomplished freelance music journalist, having published more than 600 stories in publications including Rolling Stone, Magnet Magazine, Paste, the Seattle Weekly and The Oregonian. He served as President of the School of Journalism and Communications Advisory Council from 2012 to 2014. Mr. duBrowa received his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1988.
Tony A. Prophet  Chief Equality Officer
Tony A. Prophet
Chief Equality Officer
Mr. Tony A. Prophet has been the Chief Equality Officer of salesforce.com, inc. since September 26, 2016. Mr. Prophet is responsible for leading salesforce's equality initiatives, focusing on gender, LGBTQ and racial equality. He is a respected leader who has held senior executive roles at Microsoft. He served as a senior vice president at HP. He served as Corporate Vice President of Education Marketing at Microsoft. He was Co-Executive Sponsor of Blacks at Microsoft and Founding Executive of BlackLight, an organization empowering black marketers at Microsoft. Mr. Prophet served as a Vice President of Supply & Logistics at Carrier Corporation. Mr. Prophet was with Hewlett-Packard since 2006, initially as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations for Personal Systems Group, until 2012. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard, he served in a variety of roles at United Technologies Corporation, Honeywell International, Inc., Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. and General Motors Company. He was a Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton. Throughout his career, he has worked as a champion for human rights and social justice, including protecting the rights of young workers, educating female workers on health issues in developing countries, improving schools for children of migrant workers and addressing the root causes of migratory worker flows. He serves on the Board of Directors of Gannett. He is also passionate about community service, focusing on ensuring low income teens get college educations as well as improving health care for children and HIV positive women in the San Francisco Bay area. He has been an Independent Director at Gannett Co., Inc. since June 29, 2015. He served as Director of TEGNA Inc. since October 2013. Mr. Prophet holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Amy E. Weaver  General Counsel, President of Legal & Secretary
Amy E. Weaver
General Counsel, President of Legal & Secretary
Ms. Amy E. Weaver has been the President of Legal of salesforce.com, inc. since February 1, 2017 and has been its General Counsel since October 2013 and also serves as its Secretary. Ms. Weaver serves as President of Legal and General Counsel of salesforce.com Singapore Pte. Ltd. She has been Secretary at Demandware, Inc. since July 8, 2016 and served as its President. Ms. Weaver served as an Executive Vice President at salesforce.com, inc. since July 2015 until February 1, 2017. Ms. Weaver advises salesforce's board of directors and management on legal issues. She served as Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Univar Inc. from December 2010 to June 2013. since December 2010, where she was responsible globally for all legal and corporate affairs, governance, corporate transactions, compliance, litigation and employment law matters. Ms. Weaver was employed at Perkins Coie LLP. She served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Expedia, Inc. Prior to Expedia, she practiced law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Perkins Coie LLP. She was also a Luce Scholar and served as the legislative assistant to the Honorable Margaret Ng of the Hong Kong Legislative Council. She has been a Director of Demandware, Inc. since July 8, 2016. Ms. Weaver was a law clerk to the Honorable Eugene A. Wright of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College.
Bret Steven Taylor  President & Chief Product Officer
Bret Steven Taylor
President & Chief Product Officer
Mr. Bret Steven Taylor has been the President and Chief Product Officer at Salesforce.com, inc. since November 21, 2017. Mr. Taylor Co-founded Quip, Inc. in 2012 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He served as the Chief Technology Officer at Facebook Inc. until June 22, 2012. He has supervised some of Facebook's newest and most important products, including the creation of the Open Graph, the App Center and its integration with the AppleApp Store. He co-founded FriendFeed, Inc., in 2007 and served as its Chief Executive Officer. He served as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Benchmark Capital. He served as Group Product Manager at Google Inc., where he launched Google Maps, the Google Maps API and founded Google's Developer product group. He served at Google. He has been Independent Director at Axon Enterprise, Inc. since June 09, 2014. He has been an Independent Director at TASER International Inc. since June 9, 2014. He has been a Director at Twitter, Inc. since July 05, 2016. Mr. Taylor holds MS and BS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Eileen O'Mara  Senior Vice President of Commercial
Eileen O'Mara
Senior Vice President of Commercial
Eileen O'Mara serves as Senior Vice President of Commercial at Salesforce.com, inc.

HR Leaders

Name & Title
Bio
Steve Pickle  SVP, Global People Strategy & Operations
Steve Pickle
SVP, Global People Strategy & Operations
Steve Pickle serves as the SVP, Global People Strategy & Operations of .
Cindy Robbins  President and Chief People Officer
Cindy Robbins
President and Chief People Officer
Cindy Robbins serves as the President and Chief People Officer of Salesforce. Cindy currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dawn Sheppard  IT Business Operations: People and Metrics Program Manager
Dawn Sheppard
IT Business Operations: People and Metrics Program Manager
Dawn Sheppard serves as the IT Business Operations: People and Metrics Program Manager of Salesforce. Dawn currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jen Tydlaska  Senior Director, HR Business Partner at Salesforce
Jen Tydlaska
Senior Director, HR Business Partner at Salesforce
Jen Tydlaska serves as the Senior Director, HR Business Partner at Salesforce of Salesforce. Jen currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Angela McKenna  SVP Global Talent Development
Angela McKenna
SVP Global Talent Development
Angela McKenna serves as the SVP Global Talent Development of Salesforce. Angela currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sarah Hannigan  Vice President, Human Resources Business Partner Team
Sarah Hannigan
Vice President, Human Resources Business Partner Team
Sarah Hannigan serves as the Vice President, Human Resources Business Partner Team of Salesforce. Sarah currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Abigail Hollingsworth  VP, Global Benefits
Abigail Hollingsworth
VP, Global Benefits
Abigail Hollingsworth serves as the VP, Global Benefits of Salesforce. Abigail currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ernest Ng  VP, Global ES Strategy and People Analytics
Ernest Ng
VP, Global ES Strategy and People Analytics
Ernest Ng serves as the VP, Global ES Strategy and People Analytics of Salesforce. Ernest currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lourdes Razo  Human Resources Business Partner
Lourdes Razo
Human Resources Business Partner
Lourdes Razo serves as the Human Resources Business Partner of Salesforce. Lourdes currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Brian Keyes  Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition - North America
Brian Keyes
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition - North America
Brian Keyes serves as the Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition - North America of Salesforce. Brian currently resides in the United States.
Elaine Cheng  Talent Development Manager
Elaine Cheng
Talent Development Manager
Elaine Cheng serves as the Talent Development Manager of Salesforce. Elaine currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Grace Brelje  Talent Development Manager
Grace Brelje
Talent Development Manager
Grace Brelje serves as the Talent Development Manager of Salesforce. Grace currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Michael Rico  VP, Global HRBP
Michael Rico
VP, Global HRBP
Michael Rico serves as the VP, Global HRBP of Salesforce. Michael currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Salesforce Employee Reviews

Positive Reviews
84%
84%
16%
Constructive Feedback
16%

Positive Reviews from Employees

What is the best part about your compensation package?

Much more of a selling as a team rather than selling as an individual set up. In the BDR org, I have a large additional commission pool that is just tied to the success of my organization. I've never seen a sales org so structurally incentivize their people to help peers.

What are some of the best things about your team?

People are invested in a common goal of customer success and giving back. Workers are passionate

What is most positive about the culture and environment at your company?

Personal growth is the most important factor here, Highly motivating CEO & the company's positive approach towards new ideas & suggestions

Constructive Feedback from Employees

What do your coworkers need to improve and how could you work together better?

I love my team. I suppose more team get togethers could help!

A Day in the Life
A Day in the Life
Salesforce employees generally work 8.9 hrs a day
Work Hours
A Day in the Life
Employees at Salesforce report the work pace is comfortably fast
Work Pace
A Day in the Life
On a typical day, employees at Salesforce have 4+ meetings
Meetings
A Day in the Life
89% of Salesforce employees look forward to interacting with their team every day
Coworkers
A Day in the Life
Salesforce employees most often take unlimited paid vacation and sick days each year
Perks & Benefits
A Day in the Life
72% of Salesforce employees report they are happy with their work life balance
Work Life Balance
A Day in the Life
Salesforce employees typically get valuable feedback on how to improve at work Every Week
Feedback
A Day in the Life
92% of Salesforce employees call their work environment positive
Environment

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Leadership Score

In the Top 5% of similar sized companies on Comparably

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84
out of 100
Executive rating?
90
out of 100
CEO rating?
81
out of 100
Manager rating?
Top
5%

Compensation Score

In the Top 5% of similar sized companies on Comparably

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Paid fairly?
Satisfied with benefits?
Top
5%

Team Score

In the Top 5% of similar sized companies on Comparably

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Coworker interaction?
85
out of 100
Quality of coworkers?
Top
5%

Environment Score

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7 or less
10%
8
46%
10
38%
12
3%
More than 12
3%
Work hours per day?
Extremely fast
34%
Comfortably fast
44%
Moderate
16%
A bit slow
2%
Bureaucratic
4%
Pace at work?
Positive
92%
Negative
8%
Positive work environment?
Top
5%

Outlook Score

In the Top 5% of similar sized companies on Comparably

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90
out of 100
Future outlook?
Fantastic
54%
Good
41%
Neutral
5%
Bad
0%
Terrible
0%
Customer perception?
Excited going to work?

Salesforce H1B Visa

In 2019, Salesforce applied for 1299 H1B visas. Of the work permits applied for, 95% were approved, 3% certified-withdrawn, and 1% withdrawn.

An in-depth look at ‘Certified-withdrawn’ H1B applications at Salesforce unveil that 17 approved work permit applications were withdrawn before the employee’s start date, and 37 were withdrawn by Salesforce after the employee’s start date.

Work Permit Application Outcome

Salesforce has a total of 56600 employees

1299
Total Applied
  • 95% Granted (1236 out of 1299)
  • <1% Denied (9 out of 1299)
  • 1% Withdrawn Application was withdrawn by the employer before approval/rejection (17 out of 1299)
  • 3% Certified-Withdrawn Application was approved but later withdrawn by employer (37 out of 1299)

This data was calculated using publicly sourced data from OFLC Performance Data

Gender Score How positively women rate their overall experience at Salesforce

top 10% Gender

Salesforce currently ranks in the Top 10% of similarly sized companies on Comparably

Diversity Score How positively minorities rate their overall experience at Salesforce

top 15% Diversity

Salesforce currently ranks in the Top 15% of similarly sized companies on Comparably

eNPS

Net Promoter Score tracks your employees' overall score to this question: "On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend working at your company to a friend?"
Top 5%Top 5% of Similar Size Companies on Comparably
56
eNPS Score
68%Promoters
20%Passives
12%Detractors

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Salesforce Competitors

  1. 1st
    IBM
    81 / 100
  2. 2nd
    Salesforce
    80 / 100
  3. 3rd
    SAP
    80 / 100
  4. 4th
    Google
    79 / 100
  5. 5th
    Workday
    79 / 100

Perks & Benefits

Health & Wellness
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Gym Membership / Reimbursement
Paid Time Off
PTO / Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Maternity / Paternity Leave
Financial Benefits
401K / Retirement Plan
Performance Bonus
Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Office Perks
Work From Home Policy
Free Food
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