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- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (London, England (UK)) in October 2015.
The recruiter reached out to me via LinkedIn. We had a phone screening interview where he asked me about my background, why I am interested in this opportunity and told me a bit about the role. I went in for an in-person interview with the recruiter and with the Head of the Department. The interview took place in one of the conferences rooms on 26th floor (elevator ride up was something to remember - not for the queasy). They asked about my professional biography and told me more about the role, the KPIs and company culture.
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (London, England (UK)) in August 2015.
Three round with final presenting an org. The first was a phone review with a internal recruiter followed by a session with the manager and then a panel demonstration. The panel demonstration was a full scenario build that took a considerable amount of time to build out.
- Scenrio building out an demo org 1 Answer
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (London, England (UK)) in June 2015.
I was referred into the direct market arm of salesforce.com by an ex colleague who knew I would be a good fit for the role. I had a telephone interview that went very well and the resourcing manager really liked me and my skills and voiced this in the interview. My skills were an excellent match for what they were after but agreed I did not have much knowledge on the actual product. I was then invited for a face to face interview in London. This interview was held with 2 resourcing managers who both were very excited about me and my skills and both verbally offered the job to me there and then in the interview , along with discussing probable start date and stressed that I confirmed it was the right role for me and for the remaining conversation to agree a package with HR. I confirmed back via email I definitely wanted the role and the resourcing manager we very pleased. I had a conversation with HR who proceeded to discuss the package with me but confirmed they just needed confirmation in writing the role had been offered 2 me before they could send the package details out. It then went quiet for several days and I had chased to get the confirmation . Then HR finally got back to me with bad news that they could no longer offer the role to me as they felt I didn't have the relevant background on the product. This they knew all along so why invite we through several interviews and verbally offer the role to me During this period I had turned down other interviews and this has now meant I have missed out on other potential opportunities ! Really not impressed for a company that sells themselves as such a great place to work !
- An overview of my experience Answer Question
- No OfferNegative Experience
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Salesforce (London, England (UK)) in June 2015.
I applied online and was interviewed quickly via telephone screening. I was then invited to meet the global director which I changed my commitments to make as they were travelling and wanted to see me quickly. The interview went well so I was led to believe and was told I would be moving forward to final stage. This is where it all went wrong..I chased 2 weeks after not hearing to be told that the recruitment manager who was looking after me had passed the role on..the new RBP came back after again chasing to say she was waiting for a meeting with hiring manager and they would come back to me. To this day I have not heard anything and this is a senior level HR role which was urgent. Very disappointing as was really interested but now would not entertain working for this organisation.
- Why do you want work at Salesforce Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (London, England (UK)) in May 2015.
HR interview: the interviewers asked me to talk about myself through simple questions. Afterwards, I was able to ask the interviewers questions about their work. The interview lasted only 15 minutes. The interviewers seemed calm and put me at ease from the beginning. Thus, I was confident and not nervous at all. This allowed me to answer the questions easily.
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.
The process began with two telephone interviews followed by a panel which required configuring a demo of their product and presenting it to the panel who role played various customer roles. The demo scenario seem geared to an architect or developer not a project manager. I queried this and they insisted that all consulting interviews required the demo, however, an ex-colleague who is an employee of SFDC wasn't asked to build the demo. One part of the demo scenario required a customisation or a separate CPQ app to demo or you could hack it using price lists. Seemed a very odd test and frankly a massive waste of my own personal time. The panel interview was tough with the interviewers playing roles of CEO etc. Overall the process required far too much of my time and the panel interviewers came across as arrogant and smug. Would not go through this process again. I received no communication following the panel so I had to assume that I wasn't successful.
- Pricing for their products and typical timeline for one of their implementations. 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Salesforce (London, England (UK)) in January 2015.
I had a grand total of five telephone interviews, a face-to-face interview with the hiring manager and then a panel interview (5 people) and a demo where I was in-role. In the panel/demo I was given a scenario and had 2 weeks to prepare. This last demo/presentation is designed to allow them to understand how you deal with issues, but in reality it's an opportunity to show how much of their product you can learn in 2 weeks
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (London, England (UK)) in December 2014.
8 different interviews with a number of people all performing the same role which felt pointless - was asked the same questions almost every time. Phone interview with the line manager was a very poor experience, question after question with no follow up discussion or elaboration on any points.
- Why do you want to work here? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Salesforce (London, England (UK)) in April 2014.
A week after I applied, had a HR screening telephone interview. It was successful and then had a telephone interview with a colleague, who was part of the team I would be working with. Then I was kept me on hold for about two months, saying that they were interested in my application but had to finalise final interviews. Eventually I got an email saying that the post had been filled and that they didn't think I was suitable. I wished that they had told me at the beginning, instead of stringing me along so they would have more time to find a better candidate.
- HR - What do you know about the company Salesforce? Why are you interested in this job? Tell me about your work history? TEAM - What skills do you have for the role? How do you see yourself in the next 5 years? What charity work do you do? Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (London, England (UK)).
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months. Eight rounds of interviews with a mix of telephone and face-to-face with anyone across the organisation (EU and US) for cultural fit as well as technical competences.
- The process included a case study and face-to-face presentation to a panel. Answer Question
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