At Salsify, 96 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 144 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.30. It was published on Feb 20, 2018. 9667 Visitors

What Employees Say

People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
99%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
99%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
99%
 
This is a fun place to work.
99%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
99%
 

What They Do

We asked Salsify to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Salsify provides a product experience management platform, to well-known brands including Rawlings, Mondelez and Bosch - that combines product content management, a broad ecommerce ecosystem and actionable analytics to provide consumers a more compelling product experience across digital touchpoints.   

About this Company

Website: http://www.salsify.com/ Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, 02108 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 187 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2012

Salsify has been awarded:

Best Workplaces for Millennials 2018 (ranked 47)

Best Medium Workplaces 2017 (ranked 79)


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Perks and Programs

We asked Salsify to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Opportunity in the Market: We’re right in the center of the incredible shift that’s upending the traditional retailer model and finally allowing brands to talk directly to their consumers - nobody’s got a stronger vision, a more advanced product, or a more talented team than us that can take advantage of that opportunity. At Salsify, we are solving some of the most complex issues and empowering brands to continue to rethink the way consumers shop. While it’s not a traditional perk, Salsify’s market offers an incredible opportunity for software engineers, sales executives and other employees to help shape the digital future. We’re solving data and communications challenges that touch every major brand and retailer across the globe. Employees have the opportunity to see how the decisions and projects they work on impact not only Salsify customers, but everyone who browses or shops online.
  • Work Life VS “Real” Life: Team members at Salsify are empowered to keep a healthy work life balance, which is why we have unlimited vacation hours. Employees take time off based on what’s important to them - whether that is a vacation with friends or catching their child’s school play. Our parental leave policy reflects this as well with a generous 8 weeks paid for adoption and paternity leave and 12 weeks paid for maternity leave. We have an annual summer outing, during which employees’ family and friends are invited to come along and enjoy a day outside of the office together.
  • D&I: Donuts & iced coffee? Well yes, we have those. But at Salsify, D&I really stands for Diversity & Inclusion. Last year, a group of 10 team members came together to help us maintain an open and inclusive line of communication, meaning every voice at the company is an equal voice regardless of your level, background, or expertise. Aside from the initiative group we’ve formed, Salsify partners closely with She Geeks Out (a local women in tech group) to host and attend events that connect female employees with a larger network of like-minded and enthusiastic women. We’ve also hosted unconscious bias trainings and workshops in our office to further our team’s professional development!
  • Committed to our Community: In 2016, Salsify launched a STEM program with Boston Public Schools (BPS) to encourage and enable a more diverse and local pipeline of STEM workers. With BPS and the City of Boston, Salsify regularly hosts middle school students for a day-long field trip in our office. Members of our team guide students to design, build and present prototypes of their own problem-solving software. Last year we partnered with TUGG to expand our STEM program beyond the walls of Salsify and inspired their "Tech Gives Back" event, where 10 different tech companies opened their offices for 10 separate groups of students to spend a day learning what it's like to work in the tech community and most importantly, having fun while doing it! Salsify pioneered the concept of the "Guppy Tank", but being able to see it taken to 9 other companies - was truly rewarding for our entire team.
  • Cross Functional With Purpose: At Salsify, we take pride in saying - everyone owns the culture. We value creating a community where everyone feels welcome to be themselves, share ideas, and have fun while doing it. We've thoughtfully designed the layout of the office to encourage our employees to work together. By incorporating collaboration spaces directly next to, and in the middle of individual workstations, we've allowed our culture to be formed around this concept of collaboration. Our team members work in very cross-functional roles, it's truly the nature of the work we do; we've found it's important for us to provide the right environment to foster a genuinely collaborative workspace. Our executive team choose to forego having personal offices, and instead set ups at a different space (table, couch, etc.) each day - allowing them to be more visible and connected to the daily operations and overall team.
  • Start-Up Attitude: We may not be in the earliest start-up stage, but we keep the start-up spirit alive through constant innovation, a fast-not-flawless attitude, and the fuel we need to keep going - like our weekly company lunches on Fridays, beers on tap, and a fully stocked kitchen with all the snacks you’ll ever need. We can guarantee you’ll never be hungry or bored around here.
  • Customer Oriented Focus: We take pride in our platform. The problem we solve is very unique and requires all hands on deck to solve. In order to keep the communication open between our team and our customers, we invite customers to come be active participants in the solution. We’ve had Q&A panels, webinars, thought leadership events, and customer hackathons. During the customer hackathon, customers come on site and are partnered with a group of Salsify employees to build their dream features in Salsify. The best solutions make it into the platform. It can’t go without saying, we work with some of the most motivated, transformative, and fun people in the retail space.
  • An Empowered Workforce: Starting with the recruitment process, we look for candidates who are passionate, adaptable and empowered because we believe those are the people who will be most successful at Salsify. After employees officially join the team, we give them the tools they need to be successful and drive their own career path within Salsify; whether that looks like a leadership position or a lateral movement between departments. Our main goal is to always be supportive of employee’s learning and development by providing as many opportunities as we can. In 2017, we launched manager training to help our managers continue to grow, develop new skills, and adapt to the ever changing workplace. And in 2018, our goal is to make every employee feel empowered to ask the hard questions, speak up when they have ideas and most importantly be as involved as they want to be in the future of Salsify!

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$55,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Business Development Rep100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
70% Company-paid health coverage for dependents

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
  • Restricted stock units
Customer Appreciation Day!

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

Unlimited Vacation Paid time off Unlimited Sick Paid time off
21 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take40 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
40 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*30 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
40 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*40 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • Director of Talent oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 4 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Salsify takes over Everbody Fights!

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Friendly Halloween Competition 2017

How to Get Hired

We asked Salsify for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Candidates who are empowered, adaptable and capable of problem solving will have the most success at Salsify. The most successful employees at Salsify embody our most important value 'empowered not entitled'.  We take ownership of understanding our goals, the process towards them and the impact we have on our team as a whole. We're passionate about winning as a team and driving towards our goals. People at Salsify are not just smart - they are quick on their feet and can offer creative solutions to the complex challenges we face everyday. This company moves fast, we're growing and we're looking for employees that are adaptable as our company and culture scales. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We look for those who are passionate about the problem we're solving and clearly show that they've done their research. A key attribute we look for in prospective employees is the ability to directly convey their message, more importantly we look for those who can tell us why are we a good fit for them and if hired, how they plan to make an impact at Salsify. A good way to do so is to show examples of past successes or wins, and/or display past achievements in an environment like ours. Salsify is in a very niche but exciting space, so we understand not everyone has worked on the exact problem we are solving - but the more understanding and excitement candidates show around the problem we solve the more excitement we will have for them. 

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

In the upcoming year, our biggest areas of growth will be our technology and sales team. As the product continues to evolve, our sales team will be need to handle the demand generation we create and what is created naturally with our growth as a company. Within these two areas, we are looking for candidates who share similar values to ours and think of themselves as empowered, adaptable and passionate.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Check out our careers page and social media channels (@lifeatsalsify): Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Glassdoor, etc. It will give interested candidates a peek into what life at Salsify is all about! 

hiring Outlook

110 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 58% Job Growth
59 Average applicants per opening 5,024 Total job applicants
42% New hires by employee referrals 6% Openings filled by current employees
5 Recent graduates hired 11% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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