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The Silverline Academy is a competitive program designed for recent graduates to learn how to become technology consulting leaders in one of the three following tracks:
During this rigorous three month training and mentorship program, you'll learn client and project management skills, solution architecture, design, system testing, and training approaches.
The Silverline Academy curriculum gives you hands-on experience while preparing you for Salesforce.com Certification.
I have been working at Silverline full-time
Amazing team of tactical and strategic experts in the Salesforce ecosystem, who are quick to share expertise with clients and colleagues. In addition, the people are some of the most amazing humans I have had the pleasure to work with...one smarter than the next, but all humble and generous.
Have not stumbled across a con that I can articulate yet....
Advice to Management
Continue being transparent and caring about the team as much as you do.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Silverline.
They were very thorough in their interview process - They clearly wanted to find the right candidate, but also make sure that the candidate felt comfortable with the decision to accept an offer. Had check-ins with the recruiter after each step had completed to debrief. There were a lot of steps (overall, it was 8 separate sessions) But each person that I spoke to was really helpful.
They do also potentially interview folks for multiple positions at once - this is to streamline the process so that if needs change, or if a candidate is not chosen for one role, they can be reviewed for the other one, without needing to go through the process a second time.
For the skills assessment, you are given a demo document outlining client specs. You have a call with an employee who is role-playing a client. You can ask questions as if you were the lead on a project for that client. At that point, you are given access to a dev org, and build out a solution to address those needs. The second part is demoing the solution. After that portion of the call, I spoke with the interviewer about some of the technical components (things which you likely wouldn't be discussing with a client)
All of the interviews were on the phone, or a videochat service. I got the feeling they prefer interviewing people in the home office in NYC - but that wasn't a requirement.