Salesforce Aloha challenge

Expedia Group LukesDad
Aug 15 11 Comments

Salesforce interview, before on site, is a 3 hour Hackerrank test. 😯 I prefer a 1 hour phone/video screen with the team to Hackerrank tests.

Is there an option to ask the recruiter to schedule a phone/video screen instead? If not, What to expect from this Hackerrank?

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  • Microsoft / Eng JimmyRstlr
    I recently did the aloha 2 test for Salesforce and it wasn't too hard. Took me about 20-30 mins to figure out what i needed to do. The rest of the time was coding and testing it. My final solution failed one of their tests but I still got invited onsite.
    Aug 19 0
  • VMware cashbull
    I know someone who gave this challenge recently and I actually liked it. It’s closer to what one might end up doing on daily basis.

    Assuming it’s the same one; here is it how it goes:

    First you are given components and their dependency relationships.

    Then you are given series of commands as strings which are operations on the components

    You need to parse those strings; and execute the commands honoring the dependencies.

    Might sound complex, but it could be easily solved if you know strings; graph; hashmaps etc.

    They provide a skeleton project where you need to implement these things.

    Might increase your chances of getting through if you write clean code and implement unit tests etc.
    Aug 15 1
    • New / Eng ronney
      This is interesting!
      Aug 15
  • Microsoft / Eng
    boban

    Microsoft Eng

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    Oracle
    bobanmore
    Salesforce recruiting is shit rn
    Aug 15 0
  • Salesforce / Product cgi
    Everyone has to take this test; no exception. You are evaluated based on multiple criteria. Depending on what title/level you are interviewing for, evaluation criteria changes. Fully functional code and working tests don’t guarantee anything.
    Aug 16 2
    • MobileIron loom
      Wrong info if you are desirable recruiter does schedule 45 minute phone screen. You just have to reject recruiter on interviewing at Salesforce with this 3 hour challenge.
      Aug 16
    • Salesforce / Product cgi
      I used to be an engineering manager at Salesforce. In our cloud it was always a phone screen followed by a 3 hrs test. You can’t get out of that.
      Aug 16
  • Amazon / Eng SmkWdEvyDy
    Does anyone like hackerrank tests? I imagine if a chill phone call was an option, everyone would do it.

    I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to ask, but I doubt they'll allow it.
    Aug 15 1
    • Salesforce
      Tddj41

      Salesforce

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      Samsung Electronics, HP, Intel Corporation
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      Looks like Amazon only hire if you do a 90 mins non sense test online. I don’t think that is a good option to find great talent
      Aug 17
  • Salesforce
    Tddj41

    Salesforce

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    Samsung Electronics, HP, Intel Corporation
    Tddj41more
    It depend which cloud you go.

    When I joined Salesforce had 2 different interviews.

    One they asked me to do an online test and second was regular phone interview before on-site.

    Got the job at the one they don’t do the online test.
    Aug 17 0
  • I got the same one. Make sure you use a good OOPS design pattern. I got rejected because of this even though code was functional.
    Aug 15 0