Salesforce Business Development Representative Interview Questions

Updated Jun 24, 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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    Business Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Salesforce (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    I had one phone interview and one in person interview. The in person interview was a panel with all hiring managers as well as 2 peer interviews. They asked a lot of questions on my experience to see if I would be a good fit for the role. They (particularly the peer interviewees) asked questions to see if I would be a good fit for the team culture.

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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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    Business Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    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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    Business Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    I had a resume forwarded directly to a recruiter in Atlanta.

    Process
    1) Email from recruiter to set up phone interview
    2) Phone Interview with recruiter-30 min, basic questions about my exp
    3) Assessment: 5 questions; this took me 6 hours and they expect you to turn it in BEFORE the deadline they give you
    4) In person interview: met with manager and a current BDR

    Interview Questions

    • They want you to prospect on the assessment portion. You have to give them 5 potential company leads that fit their search criteria.   Answer Question
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    Business Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Salesforce in March 2015.

    Interview

    A salesforce recruiter contacted me and we had a short chat about my CV. Pretty easy and simple questions about my background. After the interview i was asked if i would like to proceed cause they have open positions coming up. I agreed to proceed and a second interview was scheduled with two managers. In the first part we discussed again my background (cv, knowledges, etc) and my motivation. In the second part there were some strange questions about myself not connected to the job at all. These questions made me feel uncomfortable to answer I even felt treated very professional. The third part was a simulated test call. Unfortunetly the line was lagging a lot so we couldnt have even a normal conversation. It once again made the conversation quiet annoying as the voice cut off several times. In the end there was a very small feedback which was not deeply detailed. After the process the recruiter just send me a standart mail that they are not going to proceed with me.

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    • What would you like to change inside yourself? What very important we must know about you?   Answer Question
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    Business Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Salesforce in March 2015.

    Interview

    Very pleasant interview.
    The recruter just want to see your motivation, that you know what you are talking about and what you want to do with your life. That you are ambitious and motivated.
    After talking for a few minutes, he informed me that I had passed. And explained the next step, which is an interview by phone, with 2 managers for 2 play roles.
    So this first interview was pretty simple. The next one however, seems a lot harder...

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me more about your professional experience? About your experience living abroad?
      Would it be a problem to live in Dublin?
       
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    Business Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce.

    Interview

    A few days after applying through the online form, I got an email from the recruiter who requested a telephone interview. The interview lasted for about 30 minutes. The recruiter told me that she had a meeting afterwards, so she handled the interview very quickly. She was very friendly though.

    Interview Questions

    • - Why Salesforce?
      - Did you use our cloud services?
      - Questions regarding professional background and B2B sales experience.
       
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    Business Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online, then an interview with three interviewers all from the sales division. Interview lasts half an hour or so. Questions are simple and straight forward, but you need to keep it to your pace and not let the interviewers hurry you.

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    Business Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    First phone screen with a recruiter.. she just wants to know why you want to work at Salesforce and have you worked on a target basis before. Do you have any experience? If she is calling you she is already interested so its easy to get through that part. Next there is an onsite meeting with a hiring manager and your future manager (to see if you have potential to pass through to the next role) then last but not least you have a presentation about one of our products.

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    • How would you sell the Sales Cloud?   1 Answer

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