Did you know that the average Salesforce employee only spends 20.52 months (that’s about a year and eight months) at Salesforce before deciding to move on? Well, the good people at Salesforce are in fact representative of a wider trend – job-hopping. In the year 2016 strategic job-hopping has become the ‘new normal’. Long gone are the days of life-long commitment to a single company. Instead, the modern age sees career-driven millennials who actively look to switch between jobs, change gears and try their hands at something new and different.
But as the switching between jobs becomes more and more normal, the question now becomes – where do you go afterwards? Where do you go after Salesforce?
Where do Sales & Marketing People Go After Salesforce?
About 38% of Salesforce employees remain in the Computer Software industry. For these 38%, the most popular companies to work at include Intercom, Zendesk, Blackbaud Europe and Citrix Online.
After the Computer Software industry, 27% of employees move on to companies in the Internet industry including LinkedIn, Box and Twitter, and 20% switch to firms in the Information Technology and Services industry such as Oracle and IBM.
Certainly, the top 10 list of companies which Salesforce employees switch to is dominated by these three industries. In fact, all but one company belong to these industries. Adroll, a Marketing and Advertising firm, initiates about 2% of former Salesforce employees. That being said, the Marketing and Advertising industries overall typically welcomes 7% of Salesforce employees.
Overall, the majority of Salesforce employees (84%) prefer to switch into a smaller company (measured by the amount of employees). In fact, on the list of top 10 companies Salesforce employees now work at, only two companies (Oracle and IBM) are bigger than Salesforce, with the top company – LinkedIn – decisively smaller than Salesforce.
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With 85% of former Salesforce employees moving to either the Computer Software, Internet or Information Technology and Services industries, there certainly seems to be a strong trend towards tech companies. However, it is important not to pigeonhole all of these individuals. At least 9% of Salesforce employees divert into a myriad of industries, from telecommunications to retail, and a myriad of companies, as diverse as Vodafone and Glassdoor.
The ‘New Normal’
Strategic job-hopping has become the ‘new normal’ today with millennials that are passionate about the product, eager to make an impact and understanding of monetary worth. And it is these things that determine where the modern employee move onto next.
*measured by employees (Registered on LinkedIn)
Written before Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn
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