Salesforce punishes staff after record breaking quarter

Salesforce logoA day after CEO Marc Benioff praised the company’s 54,000 staff for delivering a record-breaking quarter he was busy sending out P45s and pink slips to 1,000 staff that made its success.

Those affected by the cuts have 60 days to find a new role in the company, with those who don’t find a job within the organisation being offered a redundancy package.

Those most likely to be affected are reportedly those who joined the organisation through acquisitions such as Tableau and MuleSoft.

The vendor said that it is “reallocating resources” to ensure continued growth for the business.

“We’re reallocating resources to position the company for continued growth. This includes continuing to hire and redirecting some employees to fuel our strategic areas, and eliminating some positions that no longer map to our business priorities” it speculated.

“For affected employees, we are helping them find the next step in their careers, whether within our company or a new opportunity.”

CEO Benioff won praise in March when he tweeted that the company would not be letting either its salaried or hourly workers go for at least 90 days.