Salesforce interview shockingly easy

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Salesjorce

New Eng

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Google, Amazon, Apple
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May 30, 2018 62 Comments

I pretty much got an offer instantly after reversing a dictionary and detecting a palindrome. Is that normal for Salesforce? I read here they hire anyone. I was really disappointed after I got the offer finding out they have such a poor engineering culture.

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  • MuleSoft txCi08
    Well SalesForce is really not into tech space so asking Palindrome itself was not required I guess...they are an application company and they are using tech from aws...so kind of explains what kind of people they are hiring
    May 30, 2018 20
    • Salesforce LolForce
      No one gets 135 total comp. College grad offers are 125 base and 20 to 25k RSUs and 10% bonus per year so total comp is at least 160. It is closer to 180 if you add the 401k match and max out the espp, which is doing extremely well due to our stock appreciation. OP is probably either lying and or not from the Bay Area. I am guessing lying about an offer.
      May 30, 2018
    • Oath NbNo10
      I used to work there...between Uber engineers and Salesforce I would work with Uber any day of the week. Shit I think oath engineers are 100x more engaged and knowledge
      May 30, 2018
    • Oracle / Mgmt rupJJ
      That’s fair, and you might be right, but why dismiss entire company after 1 sample?
      May 30, 2018
    • Salesforce LolForce
      I used to work at yahoo, too, years ago, and I agree that yahoo engineers were on average better back then, but the problems being solved are pretty different, too. Like I said, salesforce is extremely practical and level people appropriately. Quite a few senior yahoos came over actually, and they are still very good. Salesforce isn’t against hiring older people and that’s a good thing too. The difference between yahoo and salesforce is that yahoo management was hilariously bad and had no direction for so many great innovations. Salesforce management is laser focused and use what they got. So since so much of comp is in the stock I would still pick salesforce because this company really knows how to execute. At yahoo there was always a sense of loss. I loved that company, but it was a shame how many opportunities they missed with their level of talent and tech back then
      May 30, 2018
    • Oath NbNo10
      Yes money wise I would choose Salesforce, if you want to learn something or contribute to interesting open source projects I would not. They are very good at making money but then again so is Exxon...that means very little for new grads who need to get valuable experience. Not waste away working on core app or having no work thursdays. But hey if you want work life balance and 3 releases a year by all means head to Salesforce
      May 30, 2018
    • MuleSoft txCi08
      It’s not about what SalesForce does but they don’t need palindrome experts...database used is ACId compliant...you need folks who can write business logic...it’s about OP and his reaction to the quality of interview he expected...let’s get me, you out of the equation
      May 30, 2018
    • Salesforce
      skiduBido

      Salesforce

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      skiduBidomore
      Think positive about it, if you think it’s easy to get into the company, then it will be easy for you to get promotion and perhaps eventually an architect level at a very young age. Less Competition is less means you’ll shine more.
      May 31, 2018
    • Oath NbNo10
      Also think about it when you switch jobs you'll go from architect to intern because you are not qualified and learned jack shit. Or better yet you can't find another job and you end up 45 and still working at Salesforce
      May 31, 2018
    • Salesforce sdma
      I am an eng. I work much harder at Salesforce than I was at Google. Not because I was forced to do so. It is just that I like the project here better and my coworkers are awesome. Pay is very good as well.

      It is different from team to team though (same as Google).
      May 31, 2018
    • Salesforce / Ops sQfm63
      I don't work on core but I can tell you from personal experience on our product and other content sites I've worked on in the past: you can have th simplest app/site/business but to do it at this large of a scale for anything is hard to keep up performance and reliability alone let alone distinguishing features. I don't scoff at any business no matter how simple it may seem when they are doing it at huge scales. That's not to say I think Salesforce is simple because it's not. In fact the limited interactions I've had with core team I think it may be over complicated. But to dismiss it out of hand like I've seen on a few comments here is just wrong.
      May 31, 2018
  • Robots and Pencils / Eng Xyqkdkf
    If you equate someone’s experience with the difficulty of coding challenges, THAT IS exactly what’s wrong with our industry. We are digging ourselves into the ground of Dynamic programming, what’s next? Implement DP in assembly language on an alien machine.
    May 30, 2018 0
  • Yahoo LiamNam
    Well a job is a job. You can always go try for G or Fb and double your pay.
    May 30, 2018 4
    • New / Eng
      Salesjorce

      New Eng

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      Google, Amazon, Apple
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      Shmorks at smalesforce
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      OP
      TC 135k
      May 30, 2018
    • Salesforce Ohanahanah
      That’s a low TC.. is this a position in Bay Area?
      May 30, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Zappe

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Morgan Stanley
      Zappemore
      For your sake I hope that's just your base.
      May 30, 2018
    • Salesforce / Other Tytytytyty
      TC 135k? Even fresh college grads get offered much more than that. Did you really get an offer or just faking it?
      May 31, 2018
  • New AMex31
    What do you mean by reversing a dictionary?
    May 30, 2018 6
    • Salesforce pFQT11
      Asking the real question here! A dictionary by design is unordered.
      May 30, 2018
    • New / Eng
      Salesjorce

      New Eng

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      Google, Amazon, Apple
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      OP
      Key Vals
      May 30, 2018
    • New chechen
      Inverting then. Really easy one in python
      {v: k for k, v in map.iteritems()}
      unless this map is a couple of PBs and you have some hard runtime restrictions.
      May 30, 2018
    • Yahoo D..day
      What if values is a list or another map ??
      May 31, 2018
    • New chechen
      Dam! now it’s worth 135k TC
      May 31, 2018
    • New chechen
      Maybe it goes like this: Invert map of simple types - 50k, map of maps - 135k, do the same using graphs or DP - 250k, scale it - tree fiddy
      May 31, 2018
  • Salesforce LolForce
    I actually don’t think OP got the offer cuz the TC number is just wrong. So they want to just shit on the company a bit. We are actually very competitive on initial offers.
    May 31, 2018 5
    • Salesforce pFQT11
      We are not tier 1 competitive, but I agree 135k TC is a new grad offer.
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Salesforce LolForce
      135 TC is way less than a new grad offer for engineering. Most if not all returning interns and new Amts hires got 125k base. We have 10% bonus for that level too plus the RSUs.
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Salesforce pFQT11
      Wow, how much is an AMTS offer these days?
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Salesforce LolForce
      I just posted it above. Tc probably 160 to 180 total. Definitely competitive to all other companies.
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Salesforce GiggityGib
      Must be in Indy hub. 135 is decent pay in Indianapolis.
      Jun 1, 2018
  • Salesforce ffs-1
    A well-respected company offered you a job and the problem is...? If you don’t want it, say “no thank you”.
    You’ve got lots to learn in life and career, grasshopper.
    May 30, 2018 0
  • Salesforce chillzebra
    Applies for job, gets offer, is disappointed because it was too easy for them

    Lol
    May 31, 2018 0
  • Salesforce eCAI66
    Welcome to the Ohana!
    May 30, 2018 0
  • Salesforce anon324
    Are you coming in from college? Or a recent graduate? Salesforce is easy to get in when you don't have a lot of experience but harder if you're a senior coming in. From the teams that I've been in, we've had open positions for senior developers for > 6 months and couldn't get it filled. I had one where they wouldn't even look at an external candidate because they had a hard time getting good people.
    May 30, 2018 8
    • New / Eng
      Salesjorce

      New Eng

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      OP
      Just reinforced the argument.
      May 30, 2018
    • Salesforce anon324
      Meh. We're not Google if that's what you're thinking. Salesforce is a huge company. There's good and bad inside. But yeah, we're not the best. If you can get in to FANG, by all means and don't look back.
      May 30, 2018
    • New / Eng
      Salesjorce

      New Eng

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      Google, Amazon, Apple
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      OP
      There’s a reason it’s not fangs
      May 30, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Zappe

      Amazon Eng

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      Morgan Stanley
      Zappemore
      Fang has nothing to do with this. It's incredibly easy to get into Amazon too.
      May 30, 2018
    • New chechen
      amazon maybe, not aws
      May 30, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Zappe

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Morgan Stanley
      Zappemore
      I know grads who are handed offers after the phone screen to count the occurrence of characters in a string.
      May 30, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng axonyu
      @Zappe, and all those are being Piped now (amazon did such bad hirings in 2017 and now cleaning the mess)
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Zappe

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Morgan Stanley
      Zappemore
      That's cute. I know you wanna believe you're the best, but you need to see where the best go.
      I don't know a single person who had multiple offers and joined Amazon. Ask your new guy how many offers he's had.

      PS, I'm one such idiot who did. Regretting it.
      Jun 1, 2018
  • Salesforce farmer999
    Leetcoders are not necessarily good engineers
    May 31, 2018 0
  • Salesforce Amadeus
    It is not typical in Salesforce. But they don’t have an enforced centralized process for interviewing and dilution of the process is possible. The group that dilutes the interview process may not be a good destination to make your technical career. However, you should be happy that you got in because the chance of getting a hire is about 1/7 or less after you are invited for an on site interview.
    May 31, 2018 0
  • This is horseshit. That is very close to the base of someone i just hired as AMTS. OP probably got PIPed or laid off he is shitting on every SFDC thread
    Jun 2, 2018 2
    • Salesforce GiggityGib
      My guess is Indianapolis hub.
      Jun 2, 2018
    • Salesforce LolForce
      Naw even Indy offers more than that if you include bonus.
      Jun 3, 2018
  • PayPal rtfhfj
    I share similar experience. I have cracked their complete set of interviews and got offered twice. So I know how you must be feeling.
    May 30, 2018 1
    • eBay progit
      Do you mind sharing the offer?
      May 31, 2018
  • Oracle ram99
    How much is the cooloff period for salesforce after interview? Can you apply to another job without waiting?
    Jun 4, 2018 1
    • Salesforce LolForce
      Yeah you can apply to as many as you want
      Jun 4, 2018
  • Salesforce / Other ChEN68
    I think you got lucky more than anything. Either you are a bright person and passed with flying colors or you had some good referrals to push your name forward. For at least my interviews (and most of my coworkers in my team) we went through about ~5-10 interviews each.
    Jun 4, 2018 0