Salesforce.com Inc. Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Salesforce.com Inc.

Toxic. Period...

Guys, Salesforce is a terrible environment that is basically Oracle with better marketing. The question about whether Marc knows about this is laughable. As someone who has had a long ride inside the company, I would just say don't believe... —  read more 

Paint a vision

The focus on 25-30% year over year growth requires that Salesforce maintain a culture of high energy and hype - and, too be fair, much of it well deserved. But, in recent years, that same bluster permeates internally creating a more political (and I... —  read more 

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More info on layoffs

I believe this was a semi-planned layoff of mainly QA folks who were given roughly 1 year notice to re-train and apply for development positions. Some did so. I don't think all managers did an effective job of enabling people to do so however. I had... —  read more 

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Engineering going into one department

This sounds very much like the Microsoft layoff incident July 2014. It is clear by looking at the latest job posting from Salesforce that they are looking for engineers who can test software as well. Microsoft laid off many quality engineers, perhaps... —  read more 

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Downsizing in 2013, growth in 2014

We cut roughly 200 people last year, we did not blink here. 2014 will be an interesting year, I expect us to go and grow this year. Many CRM outfits are struggling but I hear our sales numbers and I can tell you that salesforce.com is the leader with... —  read more 

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salesforce.com is doing pretty good

No layoffs so far, nobody can tell you what will happen in 2014 but all things are looking good right now, we are making ton of money and the whole CRM sector seems to be pretty good so far.

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