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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer

Interviewed at Salesforce.com

Interview Details One phone interview, one day-long meet the team interview with a demonstration / presentation

Interview Question – Tell me about your proudest achievement   Answer Question

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Account Executive Interview

Account Executive
Toronto, ON

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

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Support Account Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Toronto, ON

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Salesforce.com in June 2010.

Interview Details Tough interview process with several rounds.

Interview Question – What strategies do you employ to maximize customer success?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Some negotiation possible.

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Enterprise Business Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee
Toronto, ON

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Salesforce.com in July 2013.

Interview Details 3 step interview process

1) Initial call with recruiter - 30 mins
- went over resume
- behavioral questions to check for sales aptitude

2) Call with recruiter from HQ (San Francisco) - 30 mins
- went over resume
- behavioral questions to check for sales aptitude
- sales role plays

3) On site interview (Toronto) - 1.5 hrs
- went over resume
- sales role plays
- discussion with other members in the same role (more of an interview to check for personality/work culture compatibility)

Interview Question – Make sure you have a thorough understanding of selling a solution-based product, not a "commodity".

Highly critical to be able to speak professionally, while building rapport, confidence and respect.
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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Toronto, ON

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Salesforce.com in April 2012.

Interview Details It was quite a difficult interview.

Interview Question – What are your weeknesses   Answer Question

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

Interviewed at Salesforce.com

Interview Details Phone interview - pretty basic questions - why Salesforce? etc.

Interview Question – Why Salesforce?   Answer Question

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QA Automation Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Toronto, ON

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Salesforce.com in March 2013.

Interview Details Referred resume to manager by a friend. Got interview email to schedule.
First phone interview:
1) Tell me about yourself
2) Some basic Java questions: static? difference between abstract and interface? final finally finalize? array vs linkedlist? hashmap vs hashtable? etc.
3) Ask some question about the position and comany's product.
Got interview email for 2nd round to schedule.
Second phone and technical screen interview:
1a) Returns the number of occurences of a given character in a String
1b) List number of test cases.
2a) Reverses each word in the given string
2b) List number of test cases.

Interview Questions

  • 1a) Returns the number of occurences of a given character in a String   View Answer
  • 2a) Reverses each word in the given string.
           eg "Hello, World!" ==> "olleH, dlroW!"
                  "I am 20" ==> "I ma 02"
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Associate QA Engineer Interview

Associate QA Engineer

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Interview Details I applied online , got an email within a few hours from a person ( Not automated ) saying they would get back to be and thanking me for my interest . Got an interview a few days later for a remote programming . Did not go through the first step of the interview process (Not sure why )

Interview Question – You have to explain what you are thinking as you try to answer the questions   View Answer

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Vancouver, BC

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Salesforce.com in January 2013.

Interview Details One screening interview - 30 minutes
One phone interview with a director of development - 1 hr
Nice guy - he shot like 20 questions randomly then he said "ok, someone will contact you"
Had to turn down next interview because of another job offer

Interview Question – . JS - what is eval()
6. JS - what is the diffenrence between == and ===
7. Web - how do you keep information in a web application - cookie vs session
8. What is GET and POST - differences
9. How hashmaps work - hashCode and equals operators
10. Piriciples of OO - encapsulation, inheritance
11. What is synchronized?
12. Big O of data searching on different data structures - array , linked list, hashtable
13. Java difference of a hashtable and hashmap
14. Something that you are proud of - code and other - industry related
15. Describe a development process - engaging client - requirements - etc
16. Favorite java classes
17. What does AJAX stands for?
18. what type of response can you get from and AJAX call - string or XML
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Senior Product Manager Interview

Senior Product Manager
Toronto, ON

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Salesforce.com in October 2009.

Interview Details Trial by fire. First interview is usually with recruiter asks you the vanilla basics. Then deep dive with 3 people who ask you deeper questions about your product chops and your market.

Interview Question – Everything is expected if you know your market and agile methodology.   Answer Question

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