Salesforce Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Senior Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Salesforce (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Round one consisted of a one hour mock planning session. The candidate played the PGM role, while 6 or 7 interviewers played mock roles with "personalities". Some preparation was needed before the session, but nothing extensive. The candidate is observed while executing the planning session and handling the various mock personalities of the team. Strong leadership in a group setting along with good organization and thinking on your feet will likely help the candidate succeed. However, this session provides little opportunity to question the interviewers about the job, company, etc., something that would presumably come in round 2. I didn't get to round 2.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce.

    Interview

    Referral, phone screen with entry level recruiter, 2nd phone screen with a higher level recruiter, phone call with manager, in person interview with mgr... Salesforce dragged the process out, only to find out that at the end they had no openings.. I was greatly disappointed with the process and expected more from SFDC. I'm guessing I was looked over because I don't have a "year" of experience in enterprise application sales. Apparently SFDC doesn't trust their training program and managers have become dependent on pilfering dissatisfied Oracle reps... SFDC should be careful for what they wish for....

    Interview Questions

    • None, very informal interview reviewing my 10 yrs of sales experience   Answer Question
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    Business Development Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Salesforce (Chicago, IL) in July 2015.

    Interview

    The phone screening interview was scheduled for a particular time in the afternoon. The interviewer was 15 minutes late and then appeared rushed as he ran through his list of questions. I got the clear impression that he had not even scanned my resume prior to the call. He was unprepared. It amazes me how a company with Salesforce's reputation lets recruiters like this be the first point of contact with prospective candidates. It really hurts the brand.

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    Director of Product Management Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Got through the recruiter screening and was interviewed by hiring manager. He called almost 10 minutes late without an apology, then rushed through the interview. Seemed unimpressed by my answer when he asked me what I had been doing since laid off 2 months before.. 1) traveling 2) looking for a job

    Interview Questions

    • What is the market size for tires in the United States?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a product you use (not Google, Facebook or Apple) and give me 3 things you like and 3 things you would improve.   Answer Question
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    Design Director Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Started with an informal chat through a referral, then in-person chat with a potential peer. Then I was asked to do a design challenge, but the Senior Director reached out and scheduled a one-on-one meeting to get me interested enough to do the design challenge. I did the design challenge, came in, presented it and my work to 8 or so people. Then a breakout session with two designers. I got a rejection, but the Senior Director was extremely proactive, constructive, and upfront with his feedback. It was a far cry from the cagey, fuzzy rejections you get from other places. My experience with Salesforce in many ways will be a model for me in the future: nurture good candidates, treat them well, and even if you reject them, get them to walk away with a positive impression.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you've had to protect your team from distracting one-off requests and how you handled it.   Answer Question
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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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  8.  

    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?   2 Answers
  9. Helpful (3)  

    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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    Account Executive Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (Chicago, IL) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Had (2) 30 minute phone interviews with HR; first with general HR, second with HR in my market. After 2nd interview, set up a 3rd call with the AVP for the Market. All of these calls happened rather quickly, less than a week and a half in total time. The 3rd call left me exhausted. A lot of talking about this person's success rather than probing me for how I may fit at SFDC. So do your homework- check their LinkedIn profile and make sure you know about them!

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about me?   1 Answer
    • What is your proven process for selling   1 Answer
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    Recruiting Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Salesforce (New York, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    A series of behavioral questions, three 30 minute meetings with recruiters and coordinators. They asked about my interest in the company and the role, and to walk them through my work experience and how I could apply my skills to the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you failed and your reaction   Answer Question
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