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Salesforce Sales Interview Questions

Updated Mar 23, 2017
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Salesforce in July 2016.

Interview

Applied online. Recruiter then reached out for phone screen. Spoke about my background and the responsibilities of the role I applied for. Conversation lasted about 20 mins and then said she would reach out to hiring manager with my information. That was the last I ever heard from Salesforce as I never received a call back or even a generic rejection letter. I expected more from a highly rated company, but I guess you can't believe everything you read.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about your background?
    What do you know about Salesforce?
    Expected compensation?  
    Answer Question

Salesforce Response

Oct 5, 2016 – SVP, Global Recruiting

Thank you for your feedback. I regularly look into these reviews and communicate any areas of concern back to my recruiting leadership team. It's unfortunate to hear that you never heard back after ... More

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  1. Helpful (10)  

    Sales Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Salesforce (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Intital phone screen with HR, phone interview by Director, Phone interview by RVP, Phone interview by AVP and EVP. Face to face, checked references and background. Final offer within 1 week

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a difficult sales situation and how you resolved it.   Answer Question
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (San Francisco, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    It went pretty quickly. I think I was brought in to make sure that they had sufficient candidate pool. It was my first experience with "Valley" style company. Will probably be my last. I feel that tech companies overvalue themselves and they are overvalued culturally at present. I had a screen, then three separate phone calls with VP's. It was followed by an in person mock presentation. My preparation for the presentation was insufficient. Go by the script, they need to see that you can stick to the message.

    Interview Questions

    • I cant remember the initial interview questions, why do you want to work here, why do you think you would be a good fit, do you know who mark benioff is?.   1 Answer
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Phone screen followed by onsite. Interested in candidates with a ton of experience but willing to take 3 steps back in their careers. Wanted sales motivated people yet did not ask a single question regarding my sales background. Interviewers seemed uninterested and more "senior" and "professional" than they really are. Pretty miserable experience. The type of hiring process that makes you surprised a place with their reputation would implement. Unless you want to make less money and take backwards steps in your career id look elsewhere. Definitely ruined my opinion of the company.

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  5. Helpful (3)  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Salesforce.

    Interview

    The most unprofessional interview experience ever. Three phone interviews and then a black hole. I sent thank you emails and follow-up messages to the recruiter and manager and never received an acknowledgement or response. This company might be listed as a great company to work for but their candidate interview experience gets a failing grade.

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    Sales Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Salesforce (San Francisco, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Salesforce had, (at least at the time I interviewed in 2010) what was apparently one of the most rigid and difficult interview processes around.

    After what I recall being 2 or 3 different telephone interviews, I was asked in for an in-person interview that involved meeting with 4 different, one-on-one, nonstop over the course of two hours. The first two were sales managers, while the last two were sales people in roles similar to the one for which I was applying.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked one of the more common interview questions, which was how I deal with conflict.   1 Answer
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    Sales Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (San Francisco, CA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Candidate is put through multiple levels of interviews, reference checks and panel discussions.Company culture fit is very important along with a well rounded professional and social skills and abilities. A good percentage of sales hires are thru internal referrals. Industry and product knowledge is also critical for the hiring decisions.

    Interview Questions

    • Experience, difficult situation and how it was handled.   Answer Question
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Salesforce (San Jose, CA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Good commiunication from the initial interview setting. Nice area for the interview. Polite interviewers. Knew their product and wanted to see if I was able to undestand the value proposition.

    The group panel was a little intimidatign but I think they mean it that way. A bit of role playing and I believe that i was able to turn my concerns around.

    Interview Questions

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Salesforce (San Francisco, CA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    The phone interview was not difficult but the recruiter was timid, quiet, and seemed uninterested in my well prepared, enthusiastic, and candid responses. I would have appreciated a better recruiter or at least one who took pride in her job. I had much better experiences interviewing with other tech companies.

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  10. Helpful (3)  

    Sales Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Salesforce (Chicago, IL) in April 2008.

    Interview

    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

    Stock and/or options no longer given on hire. Can negotiate a forgivable draw for the first 3-6 months.

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