Salesforce Interview Questions in Dublin, Ireland

Updated Jun 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Salesforce (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)).

    Interview

    I applied through Linkedin and a few days later I received an e-mail from HR that they would like to talk to me. We scheduled a phone screening appointment a couple of days later. Nothing difficult about that, it was actually very pleasant talking to the girl. You do need to know a bit more about the company and the positions. Also to give a good reason why you are looking for a new job. On the same day after the telephone screening I received an e-mail from HR that they would like to have the first phone interview. That appointment took more than 2 weeks to schedule. The interview was challenging. The two Managers were asking all sorts of questions such as Why do you want to change the industry? Why Salesforce? What do you know of our products? what do you know about this product, that product etc. They also asked what the of the CEO was. Luckily I saw a SFDC video just before the interview so I knew it. They were quite impressed. In total the call was about 45 min. A few days later I received another e-mail that I was through to the last round (3 interviews). Due to lack of time (from my side) we decided to have telephone and gotomeeting interviews. The 1st one was a presentation. That wasn't as easy as it sounds... I had to present and sell Salesforce to new prospects via the camera and telephone. It was all right, I think. The whole point is to show how you would do the selling part. For instance, by asking questions, answering their questions etc. The second one was a Team Leader of another team, he was asking me questions such as 'What would you do if you became Account Manager', 'What would be the first thing as Account Manager'. A bit strange to ask questions when becoming Account Manager would take at least 2-3 years after being hired. I wasn't even hired at that point :). Anyway, the last interview was with another Manager, she was super friendly and just wanted to hear my motivation again and so on.

    Interview Questions

    • Who is our CEO? Why do you want to change the industry? Why Salesforce? What do you know of our products? what do you know about this product, that product   Answer Question
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    Sales Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Salesforce (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)).

    Interview

    Not so difficult, once you have the experience (1 or 2 years in sales) and the language for the market you want to work for. Usual call from HR about motivation and experience and then face 2 face

    Interview Questions

    • Prepare well on your motivation, their products and the cloud in general. Their stuff is really cool and they want you excited about it   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No at SR level they have 3 standard: junior, normal and senior

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    Renewals Manager - UK Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Salesforce (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in July 2014.

    Interview

    SFDC recruiter phoned me from the UK, brief question/answer session. Next step: in-person interview with the hiring manager. The hiring manager isn't an HR person, nor has any relevant HR knowledge. Stuffy (stiff, non-personal) interview, despite attempting to convince me that they were a great and congenial "team". UK recruiter NEVER phoned back. EVER. After two friendly reminders. Cut my losses. If they're not interested, simply e-mail a canned response. At the least.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you leaving your current position?   1 Answer
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    Operations Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Phone Screen, Informal Interview, phone Interview, panel Interview. I found at all times that I was led through the process. I was originally contacted for the role as I was not looking to change jobs. I was accommodated at every step of the process and was informed at a timely manner where i was in the process in general i found it efficient and greal

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    Global Service Desk Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in June 2014.

    Interview

    2 phone interviews and one on-site interview. The first call was just looking into my background to see would I be a good fit for the role at hand. The second was a more technical one with problem scenarios and "what if" questions. The on-site was a group day held at a hotel in Dublin City. I've never done a group interview before and didn't think that it would be a good idea as other candidates may stand out more. The day consisted of an ice breaker, one team building exercise and a business project where we had to do a presentation and then received a debrief. Excellent experience and the staff were so friendly and down to earth. After this day I wanted to work for the company even more. Such a positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Got asked questions about hardware issues. i.e screens, printers   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Had already agreed on a figure before the on site in the event that I would be successful.

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Salesforce (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Badly organized Sales development specialist team. Expect a long delay to any questions on the recruitment process.

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    Sr Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Salesforce (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    There was a meet and greet process at Salesforce HQ (drinks reception), you basically made your way around the room and spoke to the various managers/staff, based on that going well, your were givin a phone call which they then informed was now the next stage for a phone interview, this then led to the next stage, interview in person, then final interview/demo/presentation

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There wasnt much negotiation involved or available, based on experience, only the IT/tech staff get to negotiate, ie get additional stock options/free shares issued to them, providing they stay x amount of time with the company

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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.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you sell the Sales Cloud?   1 Answer
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    Account Executive German Team Dublin Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in November 2013.

    Interview

    I got approached by salesforce for the interview process. They saw my Cv online. During the following 6 weeks I talked to three different people [Junior HR, Senior HR and the hiring manager]. The first one I barely understood, because of his accent, the second one didn't seem to care nor had time [the interview lasted 15 min]. The third call with the hiring manager was post-phoned 3 times, which lead to my assumption that they had just recruited for their database. Anyway, when he called, the hiring Manager then told me that they require 30 new business deals per month, every month that is, meaning an average of 1-2 new license deals PER DAY for EVERY DAY of the YEAR [not calculating for holidays etc]. He named the actual monetary number, which is about double of industry benchmark for the role. He asked me then what a client server and a mainframe was, simple technical questions you can find on their webpage as well. He didn't like my wiki answer and insisted that be wrong. I assume he tried to pull a management technique rather than verifying the actual technical definition. Thats fine by me, just a little weird because it's actually wrong. He mentioned that they had send people home after 5 minutes when they fly them in for a presentation, because they had prepared under the min of required 50 hours for the presentation. I got the impression that they hadn't told that specific candidate about the required preparation time and Im not quiet sure how he can realize that after 5 min...not a responsible way to handle company resources. Summing up, this is a company culture who happen to have a great product, but unfortunately they try to maintain low-hanging-fruits growth rates by pressuring people into unrealistic matrices. Definitely not for me, they are burning their people and inevitably in the long term their market. Needless to say, I kindly required to be taken off their databases.

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    Sales Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Salesforce (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Interview process took 2 months from the beginning to the offer. Pretty hard interview but very interesting because you know more about the company, products, atmosphere etc.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negociation

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