Is Salesforce a cult?

Bronto Software / Sales w204c63
Jul 8, 2018 27 Comments

Recently started following Marc Benioff (CEO/Founder Salesforce) on twitter

The majority of his tweets are filled with “Wow so great! I love salesforce!” replies. It’s almost cultish. Elon levels except Benioff actually accomplishes things

Is the salesforce koolaid really that good or are they all just loco?


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TOP 27 Comments
  • Salesforce uTTA76
    We don't call it #dreamjobs for nothing. But really, it's not like this is a new phenomenon -- if you look at what Steve was for Apple, Larry and Sergey are for Google, Bill Gates for Microsoft-- people like leaders with vision. They will follow those leaders. And those leaders know that it's going to take more than cool tech to keep people invested in that vision. Marc's vision isn't for everyone, but clearly some of us have chosen it above the other options-- investigate and find the one that works for you.
    Jul 10, 2018 5
    • New eBVb181
      What’s his vision? Making the world a better place by making software for sales people?
      Jul 10, 2018
    • Salesforce uTTA76
      Sales may have been the original use case and is often the easiest entry point when explaining our services and products. But those services and products reach well beyond that now. We offer PaaS that's used in multiple industries and functions, and we're still growing. We market ourselves to other businesses, we're not a lifestyle company and that may seem less sexy on the surface, but for most people I run into at work its about the values that the company promotes/you support in your job, the lifestyle/quality of life we're given, while getting to work on cool tech. But we're always about people, our customers and our co-workers. And all businesses are relationship-based so while I'm not in Sales I don't see the point of hating on them. Those folks have a very valuable skill, they can get anywhere and talk to anyone if they're really good at it. Anyway, Marc's book, Behind the Cloud provides a great explanation. You have to do some research to know all the cool things Google's tech is used for, we're no different.
      Jul 11, 2018
    • New eBVb181
      Sorry to be the one to tell you but you definitely drank the koolaid
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Salesforce uTTA76
      Lol, yea and not ashamed of it. I work for a socially involved company that listens to its employees and believes our services shouldn't be used to hurt people beyond all financial gain. And I believed that business had such a responsibility before I worked here. 😉 Like I said, just gotta find the one that fits your values. Then you want to drink the koolaid
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Amazon movingup
      Every company is entitled to make their employees feel proud. On every project I’ve worked on people have made it look or sound like our system can cure cancer and help negotiate peace in the Middle East.
      Jul 17, 2018
  • Amazon gemalto
    Keep in mind the company is huge into charity, equality, social activism, etc. I'm not supporting or defending it, but it goes beyond just the product. It's an extremely loud company in many ways. I think that's where a lot of the cult attitude stems from.
    Jul 8, 2018 0
  • Facebook wxPg83
    It’s a sales company so it’s kind of baked into the culture.
    Jul 8, 2018 0
  • Salesforce JaEE06
    Built rockets and mass production electric luxury cars that do 0-60 in 2.3 seconds that people actually buy. What does a guy need to do nowadays to be considered as accomplished?
    Jul 9, 2018 1
    • New eBVb181
      Suck a dick and have a reality show apparently
      Jul 9, 2018
  • New eBVb181
    Elon didn’t accomplish anything? That’s news to me
    Jul 8, 2018 0
  • Salesforce Blindpuppy
    I love Salesforce I love Salesforce I love Salesforce I love Salesforce I love Salesforce I love Salesforce I love Salesforce I love Salesforce I love Salesforce I love Salesforce I love Salesforce I love Salesforce I love Salesforce I love Salesforce I love I love Salesforce I love Salesforce I love Salesforce I love Salesforce Salesforce I love Salesforce.
    Jul 9, 2018 0
  • Apple Okidoki
    It’s like coming to the cemetery and complaining that everyone is dead. Of course fans of Benioff would follow him and praise him on Twitter. Those who don’t care don’t even know he has a Twitter account. And those who disagree with him are probably smart to keep their mouth shut in public if they know anything about work ethic. I don’t know much about Salesforce CEO, but isn’t it similar to what is happening to other prominent CEOs?
    Jul 8, 2018 0
  • T-Mobile jl8g2aa76
    Koolaid = pride for the company mission and culture? Why can't the staff be excited about their product and company?
    Jul 8, 2018 1
    • Google kwueu
      Of course they can, but most of them are acting in that way. Be proud of the company and product, objectively evaluate them, and take actions to improve it, that's how I pay back my salary. And honestly, when you focus on the third part, you can hardly get your voice heard. When the boss just wants the first part, it's time to move on.
      Jul 8, 2018
  • Salesforce Hahahhahdh
    Every company over here tries to be a cult buddy. We all have our visionary leaders and our conferences. It’s just normal. If your company doesn’t have these things then it probably means it is not a very established company.
    Jul 11, 2018 0
  • Salesforce sDho66
    The dear leader is a God. Everyday we read from the sacred scriptures (Behind The Cloud). Dreamforce is only for the truly enlightened souls. Our products can achieve world peace and save the oceans. OOOO HHHH AAAA NNNN AAAA
    Jul 12, 2018 0
  • New uBjz40
    Yes it is a cult. Benioff is an ego maniac who wants to extent his success in business to ideological transformation. His is super liberal and it permeates everything in the culture to the extend that anyone who thinks differently is marginalized and discriminated against. The affirmative action programs are so bad that teams have quotas to fill for women - unskilled women are chosen over men as the norm for promotions. Also a program was run to ‘true up’ women’s pay which resulted in my female team members getting pay rises despite them being considered under-performers and lacking tenure in the team. The Salesforce internal apparel store has shirts available with liberal politically rhetoric on it - see attached for when one searches for men’s T-shirt’s this is what shows up. The fact I think feminist is a tyrannical movement equally as bad as masculine toxicity is an idea that would get me considered a nazi and fired. I also think affirmative action which they call ‘equality’ is a tremendous discrimination. You drink the kool aid and smile and nod or you’re out. As a white man it was daily a struggle and why I quit. I grew up with parents unemployed, on disability, in poverty, I was abused by my drug addict father, had to bust my ass and work to get into and through college but I don’t tell people this, you can’t see it like skin color or gender - the amount of times I was directly called ‘privileged’ at Salesforce made me sick to my stomach.
    Nov 3, 2018 3
    • Salesforce CloudSurfr
      Glad you're gone and happy didnt like it, everyone is a uniform drone liberal... we get it .. move on 🙄
      Nov 4, 2018
    • New uBjz40
      A truly inclusive culture wouldn’t force those with diverse opinions (me and many others there I know who were or still at Salesforce) to be silenced or pushed to the point they have to leave. I don’t think we should move on we need to fight for real equality not fake ohana Orwellian equality. I believe in true equality which means freedom of speech (within the law) - yes using data to eliminate bias but not remedying it with blunt faulted tools like affirmative action and forcing equality of outcome - we shouldn’t ostracize those who have different views. We all need to work together for equality and making white men feel like the enemy is not helping anyone.
      Nov 4, 2018
    • Salesforce CloudSurfr
      No on forced you to leave. I'm sorry, but that's not the place I work. People might not agree with you, but no one here is going ri yell at you, call you a horrible person, or spray paint your car. Or attack you. I'm sorry you felt uncomfortable, but you dont understand real equality or value it. That is clear from your earlier comments. Real equality means that you work in places with people that dont agree with you or look like you and you don't pretend that everyone gets the same treatment or same challenges because they don't. That's not life and that is not America. We strive for that equality treatment, etc., but we human beings so it going to be a long while. As a woman and person of color no one is vilifying or victimizing you here. And if you felt all of the things you claim then let me just say you are lucky... because all you had to do was walk out the door and into a place with values closer to you own. And I'm not going to label you liberal or conservative because that's meaninglessness garbage makes you a thing and not a person. I have friends that dont agree with me politically and that's fine. We're still close...but if you felt ostracized, imagine if you couldn't leave, if someone told you you were unworthy because hey you're lucky to work here and get paid as a woman so just be thankful for whatever pay get and don't talk about it, if someone said your family didn't belong because of your skin color. No one says that, but that is basically the experience of people of color everyday. So while there may have been many voices with different opinions than you. If you couldn't fine someone to talk to with a similar experience to what you're saying about not fitting in or being wanted-- I'm sorry, but we can't talk if your lips are sealed. And whatever arguments you made in your head are just that, in your head.
      Nov 7, 2018
  • Salesforce


    Also it solves customer pain and folks love us for that
    Jul 8, 2018 0
  • Salesforce partypoop
    For sure it is! Lots if things to love about it but not to say things are all rosey. Feel valued some days used some others. At least better than being abused everyday like some place I've worked before
    Aug 3, 2018 0
  • Salesforce Saesdrt
    Yup we r cult!!
    Aug 1, 2018 0
  • Salesforce uTTA76
    Jul 12, 2018 0
  • SpaceX dill
    What is Salesforce? (Serious question)
    Jul 18, 2018 1
    • Salesforce Saesdrt
      Aug 1, 2018


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