Salesforce infrastructure team

Captricity / Engf1sshy
May 24, 2018 25 Comments

Interview went well and looks like they want to extend an offer. Any idea of how is the culture and projects in Salesforce infrastructure team. Are projects interesting ?? Do they have scaling / challenging issues to solve ?

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  • Salesforce / EngBoredd
    Infrastructure is huge and is mostly full of msft people who have destroyed the culture. Which infra org you have interviewed for ?
    Also not everyone in infra is solving scaling problem, some just create certs for hosts 😂😂
    They might have told you lots of bullshit on scaling, DCs, new plans, etc etc but once you will come, you will know what bullshit people are involved in. Also execs restructure it every 3-4 years when whatever they were promising on doesn’t get delivered.
    May 24, 20189
    • Microsoft / Engghls
      explain how the culture should have been and how msft people destroyed it. Msft been my first employer after graduation and I wonder what other places are like.
      May 24, 2018
    • Salesforce / EngBoredd
      Cmon that’s a known fact that msft culture isn’t that great. I don’t need to explain it.
      May 24, 2018
    • Microsoft / Engghls
      but I wanna know the other side of coin: how great are other companies’ culture?
      May 24, 2018
    • Salesforce WillCode4$
      Less meeting and less political bs (ie you have to use a product cuz it’s the company direction not because it’s the best choice. Not completely avoidable but definitely less)
      May 25, 2018
    • Salesforce WillCode4$
      Also people don’t try to ship visible bs product right before review time and able to talk their way to principal despite not delivering anything.
      May 25, 2018
    • Salesforce / EngBoredd
      @ghls I am not a perfect teller of how things are different because I myself has only seen one side fully but I have been managed by folks from msft in SFDC and I have compared them with other managers on org or somewhere where I have much insider details. There’s always a difference I have noticed in the way they have worked. Msft managers are more manipulated, less transparent, try to do things their way always and they don’t have any values on team’s culture. Even if people are fighting they don’t care at all. They do all the politics and backstabbing they have been doing in msft. They will have harder promo requirements and sometimes just give bs on reasons. Salesforce bred managers are really chill, they always focus on balance between culture and work done.
      All the Salesforce oldies I know tell about the good time Salesforce had when Msft wasn’t in majority. Unfortunately by the time I came things started changing.
      May 25, 2018
    • Microsoft / Engghls
      eh... that’s just sad.

      thank you for the insights though.
      May 25, 2018
    • Salesforce WillCode4$
      If you have been in msft only I highly suggest to move out. I was a ms college hire also and stay in ms for many years. Definitely give me good new perspective by switching company. Honestly msft is not a bad place to be but like everywhere else it has its caveats.
      May 25, 2018
    • Salesforce rinks7
      nothing wrong about msft culture , but most of the guys who join sf are more loyal and less deserving and hence all these spouse effects. recently some bold decisions taken. by execs and fired some father figure s root cause of all these politics.

      join amzn only if you think you have only to learn or joining at very senior level. i opted for sf over amzn because i found anzn full of top down culture and lors of ego. also most of friends at sde2 level end up doing ops job. in salesforce there are lot if focus on infra.. will they succeed time will tell.
      May 27, 2018
  • Okta GUIB00
    Don't listen to these guys, Salesforce is a big company with big company culture and problems to solve. If you are getting hired to solve particular problems and your skill and background is valued then you will do fine. If you're getting hired as a code monkey then you'll probably be doing monkey work in a monkey org.
    May 25, 20187
    • Amazon H1B3
      🐒
      May 25, 2018
    • Salesforce / EngBoredd
      What a speech GUIB00, you being in okta know more than all of us replying from
      Salesforce. What is the purpose of blind then if a random person wants to give knowledge on things he/she don’t know at all.
      May 25, 2018
    • Salesforce EshwarAlla
      He might be a current employee who came from Okta. His blind app tied to Okta account. Possible
      May 25, 2018
    • Salesforce / EngBoredd
      @EshwarAlla Then too he might be a newbie.
      May 25, 2018
    • Okta GUIB00
      I'm pretty sure I've been at Salesforce significantly longer than you have
      May 25, 2018
    • Oath NbNo10
      Congrats you have been around long enough to be brainwashed
      Jun 5, 2018
    • Okta GUIB00
      Please, do enlighten us all with your opinion on human psychology. I can’t wait to read more from you.
      Jun 6, 2018
  • Oath NbNo10
    Yeah infrastructure is not that great at Salesforce. Scale is pretty small and with their tightening down security and 3 releases a year you are wasting your time if you indend to learn anything.
    May 24, 20180
  • Amazon JeffBeyzos
    Lol
    May 24, 20180
  • Salesforce abdv
    I have been in Salesforce for over 6 years working both on the product side and the infra side. The culture and wlb changes depending on the team and the manager. Each side has its own pros and cons. If you do not like your team you can always move over to another team. Transfers are easy and encouraged. You will do just fine. Congratulations on your offer.
    May 26, 20180
  • Salesforce / EngMr. Brooks
    Which cloud? Infra is huge and is going through a major re-org and replanning. Lot of teams will likely get dissolved or reassigned. I'd be very careful in joining infra atm.

    Culturally infra is on the lower tier compared to other orgs at salesforce. If you are SMTS or below you likely won't feel it much- Just get ready to drink Ohana coolaid. Good luck.
    May 24, 20180
  • Oath NbNo10
    Ditto
    May 24, 20181
    • Captricity / Engf1sshy
      OP
      Explaining why would be of help.
      May 24, 2018
  • What was the process like?
    Jun 5, 20180

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