U.S. and Canada Interview Process

 

Intern

Our 12-week internship program offers eligible university undergrads, and students enrolled in an MBA or Master's Degree program, a chance to work on meaningful projects, attend executive Lunch & Learns' and connect with fellow interns at social events such as baseball games and city tours.

Roles we hire:

Business Development Associate (BDA) - Intern

During your two month internship, we will help develop your skills in our Sales Development Associate Program so that you can join Salesforce's elite selling team and be the best of the best.

Seasons we hire for:

Summer
*Interview process begins September 1st, 2018 

Mapping out the interview process:

Your trail to becoming a Business Development Associate (previously ASDR) at Salesforce will likely begin with a 20-25 minute phone screen with a recruiter. This will then be followed by a 30 minute call with a hiring manager.

The final interview will include a 45 minute panel interview with three hiring managers from our BDA, SDR, and BDR teams. If it's a mutual fit, an offer will be extended. On average you can expect the interview process to be roughly 3-4 weeks in length, but timelines do vary.

This role is open to all qualified rising seniors.

Roles we hire:

Software Engineers in Product R&D, Infrastructure & Information Technology | UX Designers, User Researchers & Engineers

Seasons we hire for:

Summer Internship 

Mapping out the interview process:

Your trail to a Tech Internship at Salesforce will likely begin with a phone screen. Product R&D and Information Technology candidates can expect two one-hour interviews; typically with a member of the team for a technical assessment and then with the hiring manager. If it's a mutual fit, an offer will be extended.

For Infrastructure candidates you can expect a 90-minute phone interview, which includes a resume review, programming exercise, and time for Q&A. Infrastructure candidates who pass the phone screen will be invited onsite where they’ll meet our infrastructure leaders and teams, and have lunch with recent Salesforce grads to get a better sense of life at Salesforce. If successful, an offer will be extended.

For UX candidates you can expect two 45-minute phone interviews with the hiring manager and a senior member of the team. If it's a mutual fit, an offer will be extended.

Roles we hire:

Finance & Strategy | Controller’s Org | Treasury | Revenue Operations | Strategic Sourcing | Marketing

Seasons we hire for:

Summer Internship

Mapping out the interview process:

Your trail to a business internship at Salesforce will likely begin with a 30-60 minute phone screen with either the hiring manager or a team member. You can expect to discuss class work and previous internship experiences in this call. We encourage you to speak to how you've contributed as an individual on previous projects and be sure to brush up on your Salesforce knowledge, as our interviewers love to see if you've done your homework (we encourage you to check out our learning platform Trailhead for this). This interview may be followed by a second phone interview with the hiring manager or team member. If it's a mutual fit, an offer will be extended (please note that timelines for this may vary). 

Roles we hire:

Product Marketing | Product Management | CSG Business Analyst | Corporate Development| Data Analytics

Seasons we hire for:

Summer Internship

Mapping out the interview process:

Your trail to an MBA internship at Salesforce will likely begin with a 30-60 minute phone screen with a recruiter. This will be followed by an interview with a hiring manager and team member where you should be ready to discuss your previous work experience and educational focus. Typically this is followed by a panel interview/case study where you'll present previous project and accomplishments. If it's a mutual fit, an offer will be extended (please note that timelines for this may vary).

Roles we hire:

Our new grad program provides professional development opportunities, exposure to top leaders and new grad networking events for employees who have graduated within the last 12 months.

Roles we hire:

Associate Software Engineers in Tech & Product, Infrastructure, and Information Technology

Seasons we hire for:

December - August

Mapping out the interview process:

Your trail to working in one of our technical groups as a new grad begins with a phone interview with a member on our technical team. This would be followed by a coding challenge. If successful, you would be be brought to Salesforce for an onsite interview. We encourage you brush up on your Salesforce knowledge, as our interviewers love to see if you've done your homework (we encourage you to check out our learning platform Trailhead for this). If it's a mutual fit, an offer will be extended (please note that timelines for this may vary).

Roles we hire:

Business Development Associate (BDA) 

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your sales skills and business acumen as well as work alongside industry leaders, and align directly to a Business Development Representative (BDR) team.

Seasons we hire for:

January | August
*Interview process begins September 1st, 2018

Mapping out the interview process:

Your trail to becoming a Business Development Associate (previously ASDR) at Salesforce will likely begin with a 20-25 minute phone screen with a recruiter. This will then be followed by a 30 minute call with a hiring manager.

The final interview will include a 45 minute panel interview with three hiring managers from our BDA, SDR, and BDR teams. If it's a mutual fit, an offer will be extended. On average you can expect the interview process to be roughly 3-4 weeks in length, but timelines do vary.

*This role is open to all qualified recent undergraduates, who have graduated within the last year

Roles we hire:

Associate Success Manager

Seasons we hire for:

February - August 

Mapping out the interview process:

Your trail to an Associate Success Manager at Salesforce will likely begin with a 30-60 minute phone screen with either the hiring manager or a team member. You can expect to discuss class work and previous internship experiences in this call. We encourage you to speak to how you've contributed as an individual on previous projects and be sure to brush up on your Salesforce knowledge, as our interviewers love to see if you've done your homework (we encourage you to check out our learning platform Trailhead for this). This interview may be followed by a second phone/video interview with the hiring manager or team member. If it's a mutual fit, an offer will be extended (please note that timelines for this may vary). 
 

Co-ops


Our Co-Op program provides a deeper hands-on experience for "eligible university undergrads" over a 16-week time period during the Fall, Winter & Spring seasons.

Roles we hire:

Infrastructure Engineers

Seasons we hire for:

Winter, Spring & Fall Term

Mapping out the interview process:

Your trail to becoming a Co-Op at Salesforce will likely begin with a 60 minute technical phone interview. This portion is usually in done in Java (unless you prefer another object-oriented language). While no specialized knowledge is needed, you will be expected to understand general data structure, algorithms, and system design. We encourage you to take a guided learning path on Trailhead in advance to help prepare. Following the call, if the team determines there's a mutual fit, an offer will be extended (please note that timelines for this may vary).
 

PhD Intern


Our PhD program offers eligible PhD/MS candidates in a relevant research area an opportunity to work with a team of research scientists and engineers on meaningful projects that can potentially lead to a submission at top-tier conferences. We look for candidates with strong backgrounds in deep learning, machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision or reinforcement learning and who have been published in top-tier conferences or journals (e.g. NIPS, ICML, ACL, EMNLP, CVPR, ICCV, SIGKDD, ICDM, ICLR, PAMI, JMLR, TACL, IJCV).

Roles we hire:

Deep Learning Research, Research Scientist and Research Engineer

Seasons we hire for:

Year-round

Mapping out the interview process:

Your trail to a PhD fellowship at Salesforce will likely begin with a phone screen via a Google hangout with a recruiter, followed by another with the hiring manager. You should be prepared to discuss your programming experience, your background with one or more deep learning libraries and algorithmic problem solving skills. If it's a mutual fit, an offer will be extended.
 

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