Salesforce Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2015
642 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Quality Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed 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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    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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  3. Helpful (2)  

    Marketing Automation Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed 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
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I 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 Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed 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
  7. Helpful (1)  

    Program Architect Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed 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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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (San Francisco, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Linked In profile caught their attention. I replied to Linked In email asking if I was interested. Phone Screen with hiring manager. Process stalled when I expressed concern about commute. Followup email restarted process. Half-day interview. Phone Screen with upper management. Attractive offer which I considered overnight. Then I accepted. Background check happened after I accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you looking for in a job? Tell me about the projects you've done. Fortunately, I had a number of projects that I could talk about.   1 Answer
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce in April 2015.

    Interview

    Phone screen with Recruiter. Phone interview with Hiring Manager. Skype interview with two managers. In-person presentation based on Salesforce template with two managers and Regional VP of Sales.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you needed access to a decision-maker, but faced major obstacles. How did you solve that problem and what was the result?   Answer Question
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    Account Executive - Small/Medium Business (SMB) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed 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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    Platinum Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (Indianapolis, IN) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The initial phone screening interview with the recruiter went very well. I felt very confident that the job would be a great fit. I had a few friends that worked there and they reassured me of this as well. After several misfires in coordinating the second call with a manager of the support department, I was finally able to connect. The second call was more of a personality test to see if I would fit in with the culture. Nothing very technical, but we did kind of touch on some of the details of my work. The face-to-face interview was done in a panel setting with individuals from multiple levels of management. I was a bit nervous, which I think they could tell. They seemed a little concerned with my minimal development experience that I might jump to another area. Overall the interview went well and was pretty typical. There was a short test with some novice HTML and SQL questions that they give you 5 minutes to complete. Unfortunately, we chatted through the test and I hurried some of the responses at the end. After waiting over a week, I received a canned response indicating that they went with other candidates and that I should try again. Although I would love the opportunity to join the team, I may or may not try again due to the fact that the entire process seemed very disjointed and left me a little uneasy with just getting a canned response.

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