Company Culture Lessons: Marc Benioff Among Highest Rated CEOs for 2014

marc benioffWe are excited to share that salesforce.com CEO, Marc Benioff, has been named 12th on Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs 2014 list. He is among great company on this list including Larry Page, Jeff Bezos and many more.

Being part of a prestigious list like this stems from a carefully cultivated work environment and company culture. Here are some insights on how it's done at salesforce.com.

1. Put the lives of your employees first

One employee shared, "[Salesforce.com] cares about personal life more than professional life." Tending to the needs and wants of your employees is crucial for company success and growth. Your employees are the lifeblood of your organization. They fuel your product enhancements, customer service, sales growth and culture. Plus, the average cost of replacing an employee amounts to 20 percent to 213 percent of the person's annual salary, according to CBS News. Think about your employees first.

2. Provide fast opportunities for employee growth

A clear growth path helps ensure employee longevity. "There is a lot of opportunity to move up quickly," shared one reviewer.  Employees want to be able to move up and around the organization quickly and without major hurdles. Whether you're a large or small business, this opportunity should always be available to the staff.

3. Have a great work culture

Hire the right people and support them. An open-minded and encouraging environment allows for employees to grow and thrive without fear. "[Salesforce.com has a] great work culture, good people and career-wise, [it's a] very encouraging environment," said one employee.

4. Deliver a product that works like it should

There's only so much you and your employees can do when a product is not up to snuff. Invest in a killer product and your employees will have a much easier time doing their job well. One salesforce.com engineer shared, "It's easy to sleep at night when you're working with products that deliver on what they are supposed to deliver."

Glassdoor is a jobs and careers community, and this win is part of Glassdoor's annual report highlighting the 50 Highest Rated CEOs according to employees. The vote is based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews of salesforce.com employees, as it seeks to gain sentiment about the work environment and culture of the company. Learn more about this process at Glassdoor.com

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