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Dell Sales Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 9, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Engineer II Interview

Sales Engineer II

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Dell in October 2010.

Interview Details – My interview was very easy, I knew the person who was hiring and I had a very specific skill set that Dell was looking to obtain.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer

Interviewed at Dell

Interview Details – Referred by a job hunt. First interview by hiring manager through the phone, question focused on previous cases and customer handle skills etc. Second interview by the director through the phone too, not too much question. The whole process lasted about 2 month, finally got the job.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer
San Francisco, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Dell in August 2009.

Interview Details – The hiring, interviewing and on-boarding process for me was excellent.

Negotiation Details – it was easy, I asked for a signing bonus and got one, $10,000.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Dell.

Interview Details – Very simple. Mostly Enterprise sales questions.

Interview Question – none   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No real options. take it or leave it.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer
Oshkosh, WI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Dell in June 2011.

Interview Details – Referred by a friend, got an initial request for phone screen the same day I filled out the app. Had two phone screens, an in person interview with peers, then a follow-up call with manager. Got the offer a day or two later and didn't actually meet my manager until the week before I started.

Interview Question – Nothing terribly difficult if you know what you're doing already.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate. It was way more than what I had been making.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Dell in May 2010.

Interview Details – A former coworker had recommended this opportunity to me, and based on his enthusiasm for Dell, I opted to pursue it. After submitting my resume, the hiring manager contacted me by phone and we subsequently also had a face-to-face interview. With the mutual interest that meeting resulted in, I proceeded to then meet with several other peers, managers and HR representatives to this role (approx 6 total). I learned later that there had been 30+ applicants, and that I was one of three selected for this 2nd round of interviews.

After the offer had been made and accepted, there was an additional process of background check and drug test as part of the hiring process.

Interview Question – What do you think would be the biggest challenge in this role?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Systems Engineer Interview

Sales Systems Engineer
Round Rock, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Dell in July 2010.

Interview Details – standard technical interview

Negotiation Details – did not negotiate the offer, it was a good offer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer
Amsterdam (Netherlands)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Dell.

Interview Details – the whole process took 3 weeks. Had 3 interviews: hiring manager, manager-of-hiring-manager and other business unit manager. Employer moved very fast: after last inteview I received an offer. Salary negotiations went smoothly and 3 weeks later I had a new job.

Interview Question – Difficult to answer (as a principle, clichee): what do you do in five years time?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negitiate. It is worth the effort of negotiating: Dell is a sales organization, also to its new hires(!). Also keep in mind that at a later stage during your career it is difficult to get a raise.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Dell.

Interview Details – Internal referral, meeting with manager, call with SE peer, HR

Interview Question – Can you work with several different sales teams that don't have an interest in all products   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Looking for more BI focused


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Dell.

Interview Details – Aggressive, smart, and ethical straight forward candidates are appreciated in Dell. The other attributes like hardworking etc are also necessary. Interview is 3 stage, Hiring Manager, business unit head and HR.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in next 5 years in Dell   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Dell offers industry standard Salary. Exceptional candidates get the best offer

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