BRIEF: Salesforce employees favored Portland
Nov 03, 2012 (Menafn - The Oregonian - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Salesforce.com won't say exactly how it chose Oregon for a big new outpost, but it does credit the Portland area's culture as being a good fit for employees of the San Francisco-based company.
How did it know? Salesforce asked its employees, directly.
The company regularly poses questions to its employees using its own "Chatter" social messaging service, a collaborative tool within the company's marketing software.
And spokesman Andrew Schmitt said Salesforce did ask workers what they thought of Portland before the company settled on plans to open an outpost in the region (Salesforce has yet to say whether it will operate in Portland, or in a suburb.)
"Employee input was one of the deciding factors," Schmitt said. "But it wasn't the only one."
-- Mike Rogoway; twitter: @rogoway; phone: 503-294-7699
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