I interviewed at Salesforce.com in November 2010.
Interview Details – Have to bring a lot of energy, show that you've done your research on why SFDC is so successful and how YOU will contribute and bring more success. Also have to show that you're a hunter and will chew through walls to drum up deals. Great management staff and no better role to begin your sales career.
Interview Question – This role is brutal, always getting the phone hung up on you, why do you want to do this? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Salesforce.com in January 2014.
Interview Details – Recruiter contacted via job portal and technical interview with Tech lead was schedule.
Next step was a detailed coding exercise. Once that was cleared 1:1 with engineers was scheduled for onsite.
Interview Question – Should know you resume well. A lot is judged based on the coding exercise you will submit. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Salesforce.com in February 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online. Got an email notifying me that I would move on to a video interview that I had to complete within a week. Video interview was interesting... 7 questions. They show a question on the screen and you have 30 seconds to prepare an answer and 3 minutes to answer the question. Talk directly into the computer camera from home (basically just watch yourself talk which is a little weird with no one on other end). Short essay question at the end. Entirely behavioral interview questions, nothing technical or about product. They reached out to me the next business day to tell me I would be invited to an in-person interview. Interviewed for 2 hours, 30 mins with each of 4 people back to back and got short tour of the building I would be working in. Very comfortable interview, people were friendly, and the questions were behavioral. It was pretty conversational, and they give you a lot of time to ask them questions so come prepared with enough to fill a 30 min time slot.
Negotiation Details – Didnt negotiate
Interviewed at Salesforce.com
Interview Details – Applied through career center and was asked for a digital interview. I found the interview was really weird since I was basically talking to myself in front of my laptop...
Interview Question – What do you know about Salesforce.com's products Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Salesforce.com in August 2011.
Interview Details – 2 phone interviews and 1 video interview (Skype)
Interview Question – Financial application use case View Answer
Very Difficult Interview
I interviewed at Salesforce.com in November 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter who was looking for new account executives. I had 2 phone interviews with him before going into the office to do the in person interview with the executives and hiring managers. They were tough, but fair. Two interviews in the same day. Three interviewers in the room for the first interview, two in the second.
Interview Question – What are you the best at? Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Salesforce.com in December 2013.
Interview Details – I was hired through a recruiting agency. There was some hiccups regarding some of the background investigation part, but that was related to the county I was living in and not anything to do with Salesforce or the recruiting agency.
I went through a phone interview (1 hour), and a face to face interview that lasted about 3 hours, with 3 different rounds.
Interview Question – What is the best designed product you have used. Why? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Salesforce.com in June 2012.
Interview Details – Was referred by a friend who worked at SF who highly recommended me. Was contacted by recruiting manager and after chatting for about an hour was told I was a "perfect fit". Was asked to go into city to meet with one of the hiring managers I'd be supporting simply "as a formality". Went into city and hit it off with hiring manager, who immediately IM'd my friend to tell her how great we hit it off. Waited for about a week or so and sent numerous emails. Finally hiring manager called me, told me what a great fit I would be for the company and the role, how great it was that the company was growing, etc., etc., then after about 15 minutes of small talk was told he had "selected someone else for the role". I was stunned. Found out from friend who referrred me that the person they selected lived in the same city as the recruiting manager so they were able to meet in person and he fell in love with her. Big waste of my time, as well as incredibly misleading and unprofessional.
Interview Question – Can't recall any questions being overwhelmingly difficult. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Salesforce.com in February 2013.
Interview Details – Selection
I applied for the position on their site.
I spoke to a recruiter about my experience at my current company and why I was looking for a new position. Because of my previous experience, he felt that I would do better on the QA Engineer interview.
Technical Phone Screen
The manager scheduled to interview me had to reschedule twice, but once we had the interview it was a pretty good experience. He asked me about projects I worked on and we had a good conversation.
3 days after the phone screen, the recruiter reached out to me to set up an on-site interview. Salesforce flew me out to their office and paid for my hotel and gave a stipend for general expenses. The on-site interview comprised of 5 - one hour interviews, with members of the team I would be joining.
I had a 1 hour programming test on-site that included implementing two Java String methods and their test cases. I didn't provide the most optimal solution for one of the methods, but I felt that I had very good test cases (which I focused on because the position was for Quality Engineering).
The second interview was with the QE manager of the team, it was mostly an interview on fit and a few technical questions. The lunch interview was with the Product Manager of the team and that was also a fit interview. The fourth interview was with a Quality Engineer on the team and was revolved around testing an alarm clock. The fifth interview was a technical interview on Java knowledge and some SQL.
Another phone interview
The Director of QE gave me another technical call about testing an online reservation system.
I thought I did well on the on-site interview but horribly with the final phone interview (I was not aware it would be a technical call). The team thought I was a very good fit and I was offered a position.
Interview Question – I had a 1 hour programming test on-site that included implementing two Java String methods and their test cases. I didn't provide the most optimal solution for one of the methods, but I felt that I had very good test cases (which I focused on because the position was for Quality Engineering). Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was not able to negotiate anything, but their offer was much higher than my previous salary.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Salesforce.com in June 2013.
Interview Details – I was referred to SFDC by a former boss who was a sales manager there at the time. Recruiter reached out immediately for an initial screening. Sooner after, he scheduled time with the hiring manager approximately a week later. The call went well and he outlined next steps including a mock presentation and a sample scenario he would like to me cover, which I took as a good sign. Multiple weeks went by and eventually I had to reached out to the recruiter several times to get an update. Eventually he scheduled another interview with the same manager, this time in person. The manager did not remember anything about me or how I found SFDC, which was a turn off. He did express his disappointment that I was unable to attend a SFDC hiring event a few days earlier, although I never committed to attending. Over the next couple of weeks, I had calls with the manager's counterparts in other regions as well as his boss. None of the conversations were very compelling and SFDC lost its luster for me by the end. The boss did mention he had a concern that I did not have previous experience in a dedicated sales engineer role, but asked if I was open to looking at other positions within the company potentially. I agreed to explore other options, but never heard back from anyone at SFDC nor did I reach out. Other SFDC recruiters have reached out since but my experience was so poor I would not interview with them again.
Interview Question – Rather standard question for a software sales engineer position.. nothing difficult or thought provoking Answer Question
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