Salesforce on-site interview @sfo

Expedia / Eng Ktsq
Jan 15, 2018 11 Comments

Hello folks,
I have an on-site interview with salesforce for lead engineer next week in sfo and was wondering if anyone who had recently appeared for the on site could share some information and experience
How many rounds ?
What sort of questions can be expected?
Do’s and Dont’ts

Thanks in advance

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  • GitHub / Eng LoofahLoof
    Was told by a recruiter that expected attire was a sport jacket and tie at minimum (for an engineer role). Decided not to carry that on a plane and opted instead for a dress shirt and slacks... and I was waaaaay overdressed.
    Jan 15, 2018 3
    • Expedia / Eng Ktsq
      OP
      could you share the type of questions that were asked to you, I mean few examples
      I know same questions won’t be asked but that would help me the assess the complexity level
      Jan 15, 2018
    • Salesforce
      myPony

      Salesforce

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      Adobe
      myPonymore
      A sport jacket at Salesforce? The recruiter must have been high.
      Jan 16, 2018
    • Salesforce wxmK45
      Maybe for sales engineer? That's definitely overdressing for a normal engineer
      Jan 18, 2018
  • Salesforce
    Wpkf74

    Salesforce

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    Amazon, Microsoft
    Wpkf74more
    Prepare for things such as algorithms, code quality, systems designs, distributed systems, oo concepts, etc. the bar is higher (and the questions are harder) in infra. Expect to write code on a whiteboard. Very little (if any) leetcode.

    Jan 17, 2018 2
    • VMware playuh
      Really, the bar is higher in infra? I interviewed in SF and the questions were medium to easy leetcode
      Jan 17, 2018
    • Salesforce
      Wpkf74

      Salesforce

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      Amazon, Microsoft
      Wpkf74more
      Yeah, Infra doesn’t use leetcode at all and has a much higher bar than the product side (some may say too high)
      Jan 17, 2018
  • Salesforce VjJn37
    Varies by team but expect 3 or 4 interviews with team members (could be 1:1 or 2:1) that range from technical whiteboarding to behavioral questions. Lunch with manager(s) is about cultural fit. Dress code is lax - nice jeans and a button down for engineering is on the top of the range.
    Jan 15, 2018 0
  • Salesforce UpID03
    Jeans and a collared shirt, no tie is always appropriate. On some teams a megadeth t-shirt is also appropriate for an engineer, but never a manager.

    Expect 5 technical interviews and lunch with a manager.

    There is a standardized question pool, but many teams ignore it. You could be in for anything...
    Jan 15, 2018 2
    • Expedia / Eng Ktsq
      OP
      So technically what areas do I need to focus?? You said there is a standardized pool of questions. What is the complexity of those questions ??
      Jan 15, 2018
    • Salesforce UpID03
      Honestly, I’ve never looked st the question pool. My team ignores it. ;)
      Jan 17, 2018