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Mavens Solutions Architect Interview Questions

Updated Feb 23, 2017
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Solution Architect Interview

Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Mavens (Chicago, IL) in November 2016.

Interview

The interview was four rounds. The first two were over the phone. The third was a case study, where you work with a current Mavens employee who acts as a client, gather requirements, build out a solution in Salesforce, and present the solution at the end. The last round was to come into the office to meet with a few Mavens employees in person. It was a long interview process, but it showed how serious Mavens is about finding people who are the right fit for the company.

Interview Questions

  • During the case study presentation, you will want to justify and have an answer to why you made certain design decisions for the solution.   Answer Question

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    Solutions Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Mavens (Chicago, IL) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Interview Process is three phase with the final phase of a sample project. Completing the project successfully was no easy task and how you described your solution was as important if not more than your actual technical expertise. Maven's is more than just expertise it is about building a successful working team across multiple levels and skillsets.

    Interview Questions


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    Solution Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Mavens (Chicago, IL) in December 2015.

    Interview

    I found the Mavens interview process extremely thorough, challenging, and rewarding. To say that Mavens is "selective" in their hiring process is true, but also misleading, as this can be interpreted as an being like an exclusive club. In reality, they spend just as much time during the hiring process helping to make sure Mavens is the right fit for you, not just the other way around.

    I was referred from an existing Mavens employee who put me in touch with one of the co-founders for an initial phone conversation. As I referred to above, this was absolutely a two-way conversation where I had the opportunity to ask a multitude of questions about the background and future of Mavens in addition to talking about myself.

    The next step was a Salesforce configuration exercise to build a demo environment based on a set of business requirements, and interact with a designated "customer" point of contact, with a presentation of the completed solution to panel of 3-4 people from Mavens. It's a brilliant way to assess a candidate's interpersonal/consulting skills on top of just how well they can configure Salesforce. Plus, it also gives you a chance to meet and interact with other people from the company.

    Finally, the last step is an in person day of interviews/conversations in the Chicago HQ office. If you've made it this far (and many don't), this gives you an incredibly good sense of the culture of the company and what it would "feel" like to work there. For me, it confirmed everything I had heard or anticipated going in and when I was finished I literally couldn't wait to get started.

    Interview Questions

    • What's your biggest professional accomplishment?   1 Answer

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    Solution Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Mavens (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    1.) Phone Interview - Standard Interview Questions
    2.) Interview Exercise - A mock consulting engagement. Need to build an application and demo the solution. It was a great opportunity to demonstrate skills, but requires about 40 hrs of effort to be successful.
    3.) Fit Interview - 1:1 interviews with 2 Mavens and then a lunch

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    Solution Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Mavens.

    Interview

    Well​-thought-out interview process. The first phase was a phone screening, followed by a call to learn about the requirements for a mock Salesforce solution design, and approximately two weeks later, a presentation/design review of said solution. Great way to assess technical aptitude, consulting skills, and culture fit.

    I had the opportunity to interact with multiple Mavens employees and they were all very pleasant. It is a small company so you bypass the hassle of talking to a recruiter/HR who knows nothing about the industry; these are all people who work in the trenches. Seems like a great company and an amazing team.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you think your presentation went? How would you rate your solution?   Answer Question

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    Solutions Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Mavens.

    Interview

    I began the interview process in September of 2013. It took a total of 5 months from first initiation until my first day at work. It was a hard and challenging process, but is totally worth it because I know that everybody else had to go through the same process.

    It takes a special kind of person to become a Maven and it is exciting to know that I am surrounded by people who endured the same process and demonstrated the same set of core values. This is so valuable because each individual Maven brings different skill sets, experiences, and ideas but those attributes are built on similar core foundations.

    Because of this philosophy, expect to see extraordinary things come from Mavens Consulting!

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to relocate to Chicago?   1 Answer

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    Solution Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Mavens (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Very thorough phone discussion to kick the interview process off. Everything was laid out, including compensation, expectations and a detailed summary of what the interview process would entail. Following the phone discussion was a SFDC development project, including a final presentation of that project to a group via Go-To-Meeting. The project was challenging and time consuming. Feedback on the project and presentation was candid. Following the project/presentation were three rounds of 1:1 interviews, which included challenging questions and a white board session.

    An overall thorough interview process, but honest, well executed and rewarding as a candidate. Mavens does an incredible job of giving honest and timely feedback. They're interested in testing your skills but also getting to know you as a person to see how you will fit within their culture.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Compensation was taken care of up front. I was presented with the compensation package immediately and asked whether or not I would like to continue the interview process based on that package.


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    Solution Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Mavens (Chicago, IL) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Mavens has a very unique interview process that I found very refreshing -- although pretty long and time consuming. First and foremost, the interview process is all about fit and culture. That is the #1 criteria that is being evaluated.

    As it was laid out to me the evaluation is:
    1. Culture Fit
    2. Consulting Skills (problem solving, communication, presentation, etc.)
    3. Technical Skills

    The interview process lasted about 3 months. First there were two phone screens. Next was the Interview Exercise. This exercise requires a candidate to meet with a Mavens consultant to gather requirements, then build a salesforce application, and concludes with presenting a demo of the solution to a group. Finally, the last step was 2-3 hour in person interview with several 1:1 interviews.

    Although the process sounds daunting, for me it was very freshing. I did not have direct salesforce experience, but was able to showcase my ability to pick up the technology and present a solution. It truly gives candidates an opportunity to "show" rather than "tell".

    Interview Questions

    • Building and Demoing the Interview Exercise Application   1 Answer

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    Solution Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Mavens (Berlin (Germany)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I experienced 5 rounds, inkluding a casual dinner in order to get the know the people. It shows me how serious Mavens take recruiting. I like the way they set up the case study, in order to see how you might work, plus they do all they can to let you know how much the values matters.

    Interview Questions

    • Regarding the knowledge check: There will be a case study and a presentation. They will challenge all your solution approaches from different angles (role play).   Answer Question

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    Solution Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Mavens (London, England (UK)) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Enjoyable interview process, which is designed to ensure you are a good "fit" for Mavens. Starts with an informal chat with the office lead to explore your background and explain Mavens. Next step is a mock consultancy exercise. You are given requirements and another Mavens member will act as the customer. Your role is to understand the requirements and then configure a solution and present back to the customer. I really enjoyed this and loved the idea of being able to demonstrate what I could do and how I approached it. Next up is informal chats with the key Mavens to further ensure your "fit". These were very much a two-way conversation and not the usual boring interview questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why you built your solution in a particular way?   1 Answer

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