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Good morning, Salesforce! I know this is a pretty general ask but could anyone who works in Finance at Salesforce shed some light on work life balance in the org? How often do you find yourself working on the weekends? Do you actually get to use your vacation?

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I don’t work in finance, I’m in sales and the work life balance is non-existent. You have to keep pretty stringent boundaries because this company will work you to death if you let it.

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Thank you! Starting to wonder if work life balance is a unicorn…

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I also work in sales and work life balance is great. It comes in waves but nothing compared to what I’ve witnessed at previous companies. It really depends on your team

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Agreed with salesforce4, it’s all about setting expectations. I’m also in sales and despite a crazy amount of work influx we’ve seen since Covid, the company has been very good at providing mental health days, allowing you to take off when needed. I have 3 elementary ages kids and sometimes I have to stop working at 4pm to take them to various activities. No one ever bats an eye on it

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Adding on to SF1’s response, I assume it applies to all teams. Don’t be afraid to set your expectations with the people in your org. No one’s hating on you because you have family/personal obligations. If my teammate wants to peloton 4 times a week to stay healthy, I ask him/her to mark it on the calendar so I can leave them alone.

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