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Updated Nov 23, 2014
Updated Nov 23, 2014
254 Interview Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Talked to a Salesforce recruiter at a campus career fair. They reached out to me several weeks later and had me do a phone interview, and then had me complete an online coding challenge. Phone interview was lots of small technical questions, not one large coding question. Also discussion of past experiences/projects and why you're interested in Salesforce. Medium difficulty.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied via their website and got an email from the recruiter within a couple of weeks to schedule the initial phone interview. Spoke with either a Lead or a Manager during the phone interview and felt comfortable as he was really polite and interested in what I was saying. Discussed my resume and my experience in what they were looking for following which he asked me a simple technical question and unit tests for the code. Then he asked some general questions about testing and spent a considerable amount of time answering the questions I have about the position or the company.

    Got invited for the second round the very next day. It was a 2 hour coding test with a 2 page question. It was a lot of fun to do and I felt like I did a good job with my logic and use of data structures. The next day I was invited onsite for the final rounds of interview.

    Final round consisted of three rounds which consisted of Algorithms, Data Structures, Object Oriented concepts, Behavioral questions etc. The people were friendly and were very welcoming. They all seemed to really love working at Salesforce. All my interviews went well except for one of them in which the interviewer's spoken english wasn't great and so it was difficult for me to design the classes he wanted me to because he couldn't articulate his requirements well. If this would have gone better I feel I would have received an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Signed an NDA so can't really divulge any questions. Overall it isn't a very tough interview. They are more interested in understanding how you think.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    This is a multi-week process. Two recruiters, Sales Engineer Managers, directors, sales staff, then a demo and more interviews. I wanted to work here, but the process was too long and I took another job.

    Interview Questions
    • Really standard questions in this field. No gotchas. They are not looking to trip you up, they are looking for someone who knows their stuff. So you will get technical questions and sales questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Success Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this position with an internal referral. A few days latter, I received an email from the recruiter, who had also recently hired on. She scheduled to call my cell phone. I gave it to her but she didn't call until I emailed her again. She finally called half an hour later and commented she had a different number..even though clearly my phone number was on the email thread.

    Interview Questions
    • What I didn't expect was the recruiter spoke more about herself than giving me a chance to share my experiences. When I did get a chance, she cut me off and suggested I was better suited for an entry level position even though I have been in the industry for 15 years.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior ETL and Analytics Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce.

    Interview Details

    I applied through a referral. First round was a normal discussion with hiring manager regarding the projects I worked on and accomplishments till now. It was an hour long interview. The hiring manager tried digging every piece of information he could get from me regarding the work I have done.
    The next round was a technical discussion with a senior developer from the team. The discussion revolve around more on designs, logic, basics of data warehouse . It was not a tool based interview at all. In short a very healthy technical discussion.
    Next, I was called onsite for 4 hours of interview which was segregated into different 45 minutes interview with 6 different people including data analyst, product manager, hiring manager, architects, etc and a one hour online sql and unix commands test.
    The online test had simple but tricky questions and one hour would not be sufficient to attemp all the questions.
    Overall, the experience was very positive and got an opportunity to share ideas with bright and smart people. Unfortunately, the recruiter communicated that the offer cannot be extended and asked if I need any additional feedback.
    The only negative I had was with the recruiter who never reverted when I asked for an additional feedback and just ignored me since I was not selected.
    Also, it would have been great if the online test was taken as a separate round (if at all it has weight-age) so that the candidates are not filtered due to online test after investing half a day in the interview.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    AMTS Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview first and then called for an onsite interview.
    Onsite interview had 2 group discussions and 2 one-one interview.

    Phone interview questions: implement hash map, if sum of 2 numbers is in the array.
    Onsite: non technical

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Salesforce in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume at my university's career fair. Contacted by the recruiter via email 2 weeks later to schedule a one-hour technical phone interview.
    Technical phone interview: Was scheduled for 60 minutes but only took 45 mins. Asked to describe my experiences and basic data structure questions, and how I would test a function that takes in a file of names and output a file with the names in the input file sorted. Was also asked to describe a time when I faced a difficult bug or problem and how did I test and debug it.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Salesforce in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 HR calls and phone interview which I screwed up. Phone interview was for software engineer in test. HR asked basic why sales force questions. why I am looking for a new job.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions:
      Find the largest integer in an array
      algorithm to resolve a meeting conflict
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Salesforce in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I gave a recruiter my resume at an event and then had a phone interview scheduled.

    My interviewer asked about my previous projects first. Next, they said given a string, how would you count the number of words in that string. Finally, the last question was to write code to shuffle a card deck, and how to check if the code actually worked/was completely random.

    Perhaps it was just my interviewer, but I could tell they weren't happy with my answers because they didn't move on to another question. However, I exhausted all my solutions and still couldn't seem to get the right answer.

    Interview Questions
    • Apparently testing a card shuffling algorithm was a problem from Google Code Jam.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Senior Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Took its own time to setup the interview. Initial around was over Skype for an hour with Sr Director. Very generic questions like past work, challenges and what would have done better etc. It was nice discussion and waiting for the full loop

    Interview Questions
    • Question was : Given two issues, one which is happening 70% of crash on app launch and other one is 20% of the time App fail to store state of it. Given these two which one do you consider fixing it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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