Salesforce Interview Questions

Updated Apr 22, 2015
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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Salesforce (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Standard interview process for a Sales Engineer in the SaaS space:
    1 - Phone Screen
    2 - Phone interview with Hiring Manager
    3 - On Site multiple interviews. A case study is provided and you need to present PowerPoint and demo. They are very role-based during the mock case study asking difficult questions to see how you do under pressure.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a new client said they didn't want the product anymore, even after using a trial?   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce in April 2015.

    Interview

    In the first round , the interviewer grilled me about my academic project on distributed systems and a simple coding question was asked.
    Second round was with a manager and few basic OO design questions were asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Given million elements , write a program to print k largest elements.   1 Answer
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    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Salesforce (Irvine, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    A young girl called me and told me she was only a "screener" and I would then be passed onto the actual recruiter. She was really rude from the get-go. She asked questions that made no sense and showed her lack of knowledge of the industry. She actually got mad at me when she told me their comp plan and I said that I dont want to waste my or her time any more then since it's HALF of what I currently make! Was not a good frst impression of Salesforce.

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  5. Helpful (5)  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Salesforce.

    Interview

    I was referred through a friend. The process took about 2 weeks. First I had a phone interview with the recruiter and then was invited in for an in-person interview. At the in-person interview, I first met with a Sales Rep for 30 minutes and then with a panel of three managers for about an hour. They want to see that you're energetic, articulate, competitive and excited about Salesforce. I had a very positive experience but ultimately accepted another offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Salesforce? Why sales? How would you explain Salesforce to somebody on the street? If we were to ask your current boss, what would she say is a strength of yours and what is a weakness?   Answer Question
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I had two initial phone screenings with a recruiter which were pretty basic. She went through my resume and made sure I had enough sales experience to move on to the next round. The next round consisted of an in-person panel interview with upper management. They once again go over your resume and ask you questions throughout the panel. Why do you want to be in sales? Why Salesforce? How competitive are you? Etc.

    Overall, everyone I dealt with throughout the process was very helpful and eager to coach you up to succeed in the interviews. Great experience!

    Interview Questions

    • Elevator pitch describing Salesforce to your grandmother   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    None. All SR's start out the same.

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    Technical Support Analyst (Tier II) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Watertown, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (Watertown, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was a lengthy one, but well worth it. I submitted my resume and received an email from the recruiter requesting an initial interview the next day. Overall, there were several different interviews. The initial interview was with the recruiter, then the hiring manager, then two separate back to back technical interviews, and the final interview was with a Tier 3 TSA. The overall process took about 4 weeks from beginning to end. After the final interview, I had to wait a few days for the call from the initial recruiter, which wasn't the confirmation that I did get the job, it was confirming that I was still interested in working for Salesforce and that I was committed to making the move, etc. Two days later, I received a call, again from the initial recruiter letting me know that I did get the job. She then gave me the base rate of pay, bonuses, as well as who my reporting manager would be. I had to also provide a day that I could be committed to start. My first day at the office was incredible. Everybody was very approachable and friendly. I received a tour of the building, which is amazing, and then setup my workstation. Overall, I was very impressed and satisfied with the interview/on-boarding process.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Salesforce?   1 Answer
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    Business Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (San Francisco, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process went smoothly for me. I was reached out to by a recruiter and we set up a 15 minute conversation. The questions she asked were pretty simple, such as why Salesforce? Why sales? We also went through my resume during this. The next step was a conversation with another recruiter and it was basically the same conversation except she wanted to know a little more about what the incentive structure of my current job was. After that I was invited for an onsite where I would be interviewed by 2 current BDR managers and 2 current BDRs. Each interview was about 30 minutes and lasted for 2 hours. Once that was all over I set up a phone conversation and spoke with a Sales Director for about 15 minutes.

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    Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce.

    Interview

    The overall process took around 1 month to complete. I had a referral from a friend and they contacted me about a week after I applied. The interview process itself took about 2 weeks and consisted of 2 45-minute interviews which were a mix of both behavioral and technical questions. Specifically the first interviewer asked me about relevant experience on my resume, asked an algorithm question, asked 2 behavioral 'give me a time when...' questions, then asked me what about the company I was interested in. The second interviewer asked me 1 behavioral question, 2 algorithm/technical questions, and asked what kind of work I wanted to do.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical Question: Given a deck of unshuffled cards, how would you go about shuffling the cards and what was the Big-O complexity.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate considering the salary was very competitive.

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    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Did a 2 hour coding challenge, then came onsite for a series of interviews. Questions weren't extremely difficult algorithmically, but did make me think. Felt like most of the challenge was in the coding challenge and not the onsite interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • The coding challenge was the most difficult aspect of the interview experience   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (Seattle, WA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The best interview process I ever had in my life. Great work of recruiters, Company and employees who were participating in interview loop. Salesforce interview process should be an example for the rest of IT industry as it is done with utmost respect to the candidate, allows to check candidate skills from various points and also gives the great feeling about the company. Interview process consists of 3 stages:
    1. Interview with hiring manager
    2. Remote Coding Test (RPT)
    3. On-site interview
       You go to next stage if you pass the current stage. Advice for RPT stage: to pass this stage you need consider the task as a real life task, describe your assumptions and absolutely be good at managing your time (total test time is 2 hours - not a minute more). You definitely will not complete all test for the given time, but make sure you describe what you decided to implement first and why. Also, leave time within those 2 hours for unit tests. Consider corner cases from real life experience.

    Again, it is the best interview experience I had in my life and Salesforce is a great company to work in.

    Interview Questions

    • - Hiring manager stage: find all words which start from particular letter (case insensitive)

      - Remote Coding Test stage: implements components installer (implement the following methods: MakeDependency(component1, component2) // makes component1 dependent on component2
      Install(component1) // installs component1 and components it is dependent upon (if they're not installed already)
      Remove(component2) // removes component1 and components it is dependent upon if they're not used by other installed components.
      Note: component1 can be dependent on component2 and component3; and component4 can be dependent on component2

      - On-site interview: lots of technical questions like implement itoa, find kth largest in array, how to implement unit-tests, lots of behavioral questions.
       
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