Salesforce Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Salesforce in May 2015.

    Interview

    Hour long skype call. Given two programming questions. Was asked to code using collabedit and interviewer asked for more information as I went on. Also asked to create several test cases to ensure every case was covered by the program written. Interviewer was very respectful and helpful and gave hints along the way that helped a lot. They want to see how you get to the result and respond to feedback versus memorizing knowledge.

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    Administrative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Salesforce (San Francisco, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I spoke to two different recruiters first. Then one of them contacted me about different position. I had a short phone interview and still waiting to hear for the next steps. I would prefer if someone just told me either way - the worth thing is to wait

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    Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Salesforce (San Mateo, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Referral. Salesforce is a great company from what I know about it. But the recruiter that I got stuck with was highly unprofessional and a bad representation of the company. First off, for the phone screen scheduling she emailed the same email twice after I had responded (perhaps because she had deleted the first email). This was not a big deal. Onto the phone interview we finally scheduled, the tone of the entire conversation was as if she had her selection of candidates already and this was a formality. She constantly interrupted me on EVERY response I had and even went as far as to say that she has far more better candidates than myself. Inappropriate as much, explaining herself that she is looking for this and that in the role and not letting the candidate speak at all is simply bad recruiting and highly unprofessional.

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    Success Agent Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    It was my dream interview process. It was very fluid and full of abstract questions. It genuinely made you excited for the opportunities ahead and I would expect nothing less from the worlds most innovative company. If you become bored throughout this process, then you're doing it wrong. The people at this company come from all sorts of backgrounds. Take the time to learn about this place and they will teach you ten fold in return.

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    • How would you evacuate Portland if there was a city wide emergency?   Answer Question
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    Senior Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    One round skype interview with the hiring manager, one round remote coding screen, on-site interview. The recruiter was so sweet and helpful. Team members were all nice and professional. Shame that I wanted to challenge myself more and declined the offer. Salesforce is really an amazing place in my opinion.

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    • A few technical questions about Java, design pattern, mobile, os concepts, etc. Design test cases for something. What's the challenge in your current job. Which automation framework have you used? Cons & pros.   Answer Question
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    Lead Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The best interview process I have ever had. The recruiters were very responsive and the interviewers were great. First I had a phone screen with one of the directors followed by a remote programming test which was very interesting to solve. This was followed by four onsite interviews which included programming and questions on past experience and some questions on testing.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I was first contacted by HR for a phone interview, which went well. I then was asked to have another phone interview with a manager on the team, which also went well. From there they scheduled 3 more interviews, 2 of which were phone interviews and a final in person interview. HR followed back up with me after all the interviews and made it sound as if an offer was coming. Then I was told to hang on, that they were travelling. I waited patiently for 2 weeks before being rejected with no explanation.

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    • Tell me about yourself, what are your strengths, how would your peers describe you, what is your biggest weakness, and multiple behavioral based interview questions.   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (14)  

    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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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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.

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    • Given million elements , write a program to print k largest elements.   1 Answer
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    Program Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    2-3 Skype interviews by current program architects and then a panel interview in sales force office including a case study presentation to the panel. The presentation was 30 mins long and should best include experiences working on force.com platform

    Interview Questions

    • Why do I want to work for salesforce   1 Answer

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