Salesforce Interview Questions

Updated Jun 26, 2015
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    Business Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Two phone interviews, and then an in person interview. They ask you really cliche questions in the in person interview. Tell me your strengths and weaknesses, what are you passionate about, blah blah blah. Also they think they are the greatest place in the world to work. To me it seemed like a micromanaging nightmare.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Salesforce.

    Interview

    20 minute phone call. I described my past work experience. Was asked a couple simple question. Ultimately I didn't get the position due to lack of sales experience- even though my experience would be a great fit for many other positions there, they require you to start in sales for about a year.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to be in sales/ Why would you be a good fit for this position?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Salesforce.

    Interview

    I interviewed for a Senior Ruby position with the Heroku division. Three interviews with three different members of the team, so far. All were reasonably straightforward, easy interviews. No brainteasers or any of that stuff. I was impressed with the overall intelligence of everyone I've talked to -- they all seemed very enthusiastic about working there. The manager did indicate that there would be a two-day "mini project" to be completed prior to hire. This struck me as pretty sensible, given the number of applicants who can't handle "fizzbazz".

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Salesforce in May 2015.

    Interview

    Hour long skype call. Given two programming questions. Was asked to code using collabedit and interviewer asked for more information as I went on. Also asked to create several test cases to ensure every case was covered by the program written.

    Interviewer was very respectful and helpful and gave hints along the way that helped a lot. They want to see how you get to the result and respond to feedback versus memorizing knowledge.

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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Salesforce (San Francisco, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I spoke to two different recruiters first. Then one of them contacted me about different position. I had a short phone interview and still waiting to hear for the next steps. I would prefer if someone just told me either way - the worth thing is to wait

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    Business Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (San Francisco, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Really long interview process. Three phone interviews and an on-site. First two phone interviews were with recruiters, last phone interview was with a manager, onsite interview was with two managers and two peers.

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    Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Salesforce (San Mateo, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Referral. Salesforce is a great company from what I know about it. But the recruiter that I got stuck with was highly unprofessional and a bad representation of the company. First off, for the phone screen scheduling she emailed the same email twice after I had responded (perhaps because she had deleted the first email). This was not a big deal. Onto the phone interview we finally scheduled, the tone of the entire conversation was as if she had her selection of candidates already and this was a formality. She constantly interrupted me on EVERY response I had and even went as far as to say that she has far more better candidates than myself. Inappropriate as much, explaining herself that she is looking for this and that in the role and not letting the candidate speak at all is simply bad recruiting and highly unprofessional.

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  9. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce.

    Interview

    I was first contacted by HR for a phone interview, which went well. I then was asked to have another phone interview with a manager on the team, which also went well. From there they scheduled 3 more interviews, 2 of which were phone interviews and a final in person interview. HR followed back up with me after all the interviews and made it sound as if an offer was coming. Then I was told to hang on, that they were travelling. I waited patiently for 2 weeks before being rejected with no explanation.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, what are your strengths, how would your peers describe you, what is your biggest weakness, and multiple behavioral based interview questions.   Answer Question
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    Platinum Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (Indianapolis, IN) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The initial phone screening interview with the recruiter went very well. I felt very confident that the job would be a great fit. I had a few friends that worked there and they reassured me of this as well. After several misfires in coordinating the second call with a manager of the support department, I was finally able to connect.

    The second call was more of a personality test to see if I would fit in with the culture. Nothing very technical, but we did kind of touch on some of the details of my work.

    The face-to-face interview was done in a panel setting with individuals from multiple levels of management. I was a bit nervous, which I think they could tell. They seemed a little concerned with my minimal development experience that I might jump to another area. Overall the interview went well and was pretty typical. There was a short test with some novice HTML and SQL questions that they give you 5 minutes to complete. Unfortunately, we chatted through the test and I hurried some of the responses at the end.

    After waiting over a week, I received a canned response indicating that they went with other candidates and that I should try again. Although I would love the opportunity to join the team, I may or may not try again due to the fact that the entire process seemed very disjointed and left me a little uneasy with just getting a canned response.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (Chicago, IL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview was unprofessional and impersonal. It took several days to get the phone screen scheduled. After having a scheduled time, the interviewer did not call until 25 minutes after the scheduled time. She explained that she was stuck in a meeting, but did not apologize for the inconvenience. Rescheduling took another 4 days.

    The call was very impersonal and lacked any sort of substance. I was unimpressed with the questions that were asked, as most of the information was straight out of my resume. The interviewer was rushed and displayed no interest in anything but filling in the info into whatever database she was using to collect the info.

    After reading such great things about Salesforce as a company, I was surprised that I found such bad feedback from the general consensus who have interviewed there on Glassdoor. I was also surprised at the unprofessional attitude and lack of punctuality in scheduling the interview, and the overall impersonal tone of the interview. They really didn't have any interest in learning about me and how I can help their company, but rather if I check some boxes that get me to the next phone call. Had I been offered a next step in the interview process, I would have declined.

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