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Salesforce.com Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer
Toronto, ON

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 7 months - interviewed at Salesforce.com in May 2011.

Interview Details Long and convoluted. Bringing management from 2 offices during summer was like pulling teeth. All told had 5 separate interviews/panel discussions. Lots of overlap in the question process, but not terribly difficult or unexpected.

Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary, but the process itself was like pulling teeth. Just when you think an answer one way or another is coming, there was silence, or 'another interview'.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Here it is, take it or leave it.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Business Development Representative Interview

Business Development Representative
Toronto, ON

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Salesforce.com in April 2014.

Interview Details Applied online, then an interview with three interviewers all from the sales division. Interview lasts half an hour or so. Questions are simple and straight forward, but you need to keep it to your pace and not let the interviewers hurry you.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

BDR Interview

BDR
Toronto, ON

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Salesforce.com in April 2014.

Interview Details Phone screening with recruiter. If selected onto a 1-2 hr panel interview with managers. Interview is between 30 minutes to 1 hr + in my case. Lots of questions to tie in past experience as well bringing metrics from past sales jobs is a bonus! Make sure you have permission from your company before sharing and info which may be deemed unethical!

Interview Question – How can you sell yourself and past experience into the position.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Enterprise Business Representative Interview

Enterprise Business Representative

Interviewed at Salesforce.com

Interview Details Telephone Interview

Interview Question – Unexpected question: what do you see yourself at salesforce?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

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


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Difficult Interview

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Support Account Specialist Interview

Support Account Specialist
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.


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Enterprise Business Representative Interview

Enterprise Business Representative
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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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

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


No Offer

Neutral Experience

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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