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Updated Oct 13, 2014
Updated Oct 13, 2014
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Salesforce.com in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    Multiple face to face interviews. Once whittled down to one of the 2-3 final candidates you are flown to San Francisco for interviews with senior management. Very intense interview process.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Stock and/or options no longer given on hire. Can negotiate a forgivable draw for the first 3-6 months.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director, Product Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce.com in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Multiple rounds of interviews, starting with separate phone interviews with recruiter, hiring manager and a peer. Then brought in for 1:1 interviews with 4 people. Final round consisted of putting together a presentation and then pitching it in person to panel of 5, including the SVP of Product Marketing. Entire process took over a month. Initial rounds were easy, standard interviews, but the final round was very intense!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Salesforce.com in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    you need to clear toughest programming test which tests your aptitude skills and analytical thinking power,
    salesforce wants best people available in the market you need to be competitive enough if you have brains this is the best place to work for and you should be career centric. around 9 people interview and 2 hours of written test think how much technical stuff they should have asked to get the job

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Salesforce.com in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    phone interview, group interview and then a presentation to senior management.

    Negotiation Details
    Little negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Salesforce.com in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Professional and intense. Moved fast, but talked to tons of people. Very direct, very probing. It was enjoyable.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the biggest mistake you've ever made in your life.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Salesforce.com in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    * Extremely thorough process - external recruiter referred me to internal recruiter, two phone interviews, panel interview, presentation to senior management, follow-up interview, offer negotiation.

    * Internal recruiter did a great job of providing accurate information about the role and culture, while 'selling' me on why it would be a fit.

    * Panel interview and presentation are great tools for a mutual assessment - you get a great feel for the culture and expectations from the questions asked and the process to prepare.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when a deal went 'sideways' and describe what you did to save it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Fair and open negotiation process - no game playing. When they want you, they are open to negotiating. And the package is so good, there's very little left to negotiate!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Salesforce.com in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Painful

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Salesforce.com.

    Interview Details

    Extended process going through several interviews by phone and then face to face.
    Standard process can take as many as 7 interviews during which you will not know if they are keen on you or not.
    Final interview is a Scripted scenario in which you are expected to present from a deck of 80 slides, and if in pre-sales you will also need to demo the product.
    Key to this process is to read the instructions!
    The goal of this role-play session is to get a next meeting with the role-play client. Grab any/every chance to get the next meeting even if it means dropping your slides and goign straight for closing questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Does the application support Japanese?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Director Technical Solutions Architecture Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Salesforce.com in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Totally unenjoyable and unrealistic process.
    Approached via social media due to outstanding profile and skills match.
    Asked to do loads of prep work for a mock presentation.
    Asked to learn their products in a few weeks so as to present these back to them.
    Technical knowledge of their products before process - ZERO
    Technical knowledge of their products at the mock presentation - slightly below ZERO
    Advised prior to mock presentation a general understanding of products was needed only - "high level" is the words used.
    Feedback on process - not enough knowledge of the products.
    Clearly, interviewers didn't take the time to read the CV or other social media info on the profile.
    Process setup to make failure more likely rather than highlight weaknesses and identify how to bolster those.
    Told 'after the fact' that a 'turnkey person' was needed - translation - we want a salesforce guru. So why approach someone without a salesforce background only to let the fail ?

    Interview Questions
    • Dumb question - why do you want the job ?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Stated they wanted something different, got that during the interview, then changed the scope of what they were looking for. Time wasting.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at Salesforce.com in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    This was by far the most rigorous yet most rewarding recruitment experience I've ever been through. My recruiter was unbelievably amazing in preparing me for the process, so that the only reason I wouldn't get the job would be my own fault. With that being said, it was a long and exhausting process - 5 qualifying & prep calls, 2 f2f interviews, and 1 in-person presentation.

    Interview Questions
    • Really, there were no surprises. As I said above, the expectations were set very clearly from the in-house recruiter. They have a very specific type of person they're looking for, and all the hard work preparing for the interviews and presentation pay off!   View Answers (2)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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