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Organization : Salesforce.com
Position : Senior Software Engineer

Salesforce.com Interview Process

I applied at Salesforce.com for the post of Senior Software Engineer through a recruiter. I was then interviewed at Salesforce.com. The hiring process at Salesforce.com includes four rounds in total - Telephonic Interview, One face to face interview, one online coding test and a HR Interview.

Round 1 - Telephonic Interview
I was expecting the telephonic screening to be about the basic questions and regarding my previous job but it was nothing like that. Many technical questions were thrown at me and luckily I knew majority of them. The concepts and questions asked:
Q1. How many types of thread synchronization are there?
Q2. Explain has table and hash collision techniques.
Q3. What is shallow copy and deep copy?

Round 2 - Face to Face Interview
The face to face interview began with some aptitude questions. A couple of questions that were asked from me:
Q1. Join four dots using three lines.
Q2. Find the minimum number of floors from which a normal table tennis ball will break if thrown assuming that there are a hundred floors in total and you have two tt balls.
After these questions, the focus moved to the technical questions then. Some of the questions that were asked from me are:
Q1. How will you find two missing numbers in 1-n numbers?
Q2. Question regarding in memory cache design.
The interview was difficult but the interviewer was really nice and helped me if I got stuck anywhere.

Round 3 - Online Coding Test
The online coding test went on for two hours. I was given an airlines portal system with api. I had to write a client code that makes use of api. Also, I had to write some codes to add the given exceptions, errors, scalable situations and race conditions. The test was not easy I must say. This is why, browsing through internet was allowed.

Round 4 - HR Interview
It was the HR interview in which, I was asked about my previous projects and previous job. Many more questions regarding the projects were asked too. Questions are raised based on your answers so be careful. After that, there were some usual HR questions like my strengths and weaknesses, my goals, regarding my family and all. After all that, the offer was made which was as per my expectations leaving no room for negotiation.

How to crack (get into) Salesforce.com Interview

I think I have already explained everything in detail regarding my interview at Salesforce.com. If you go through it, then you will get an idea of what to expect which will help you in your preparation.

Other than that, I would say that they are looking for professional guys and thus they need you to be through with your interest areas and in the domain that you will be working. Thus it is best to prepare extensively if you will be applying in the company. The questions can be raised from anywhere and thus it is not feasible to possible to pint out anything. However, the interviewers will be nice and thus you might actually get pointers from them if you are stuck anywhere.

Other than that, my best wishes are with all the candidates. If you are able to get through the interview process then you will find out that the company might offer you what you expected or even more. Also, the company is nice.

Thanks Anmol for sharing the details of your interview.
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Hard Logic Brain Teaser

There are 100 doors. 100 strangers have been gathered in the adjacent room. The first one goes and opens every door. The second one goes and shuts down all the even numbered doors – second, fourth, sixth... and so on. The third one goes and reverses the current position of every third door (third, sixth, ninth… and so on.) i.e. if the door is open, he shuts it and if the door is shut, he switches opens it. All the 100 strangers progresses in the similar fashion.

After the last person has done what he wanted, which doors will be left open and which ones will be shut at the end?

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Interview Marble Logic Puzzle

You are given a set of scales and 12 marbles. The scales are of the old balance variety. That is, a small dish hangs from each end of a rod that is balanced in the middle. The device enables you to conclude either that the contents of the dishes weigh the same or that the dish that falls lower has heavier contents than the other.
The 12 marbles appear to be identical. In fact, 11 of them are identical, and one is of a different weight. Your task is to identify the unusual marble and discard it. You are allowed to use the scales three times if you wish, but no more.

Note that the unusual marble may be heavier or lighter than the others. You are asked to both identify it and determine whether it is heavy or light.

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Logical Interview Problem

Jonathan has three boxes containing milk chocolates and dark chocolates. The problem is that all of them have been labeled incorrectly as follows.
Box1: Dark Chocolates
Box2: Milk Chocolates
Box3: Dark Chocolates and Milk Chocolates

How will he label all the boxes correctly by just opening one box?

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Be Detective And Find The Thief Puzzle

You need to be a detective and need to find the thief in the puzzle below?

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Famous Lion Tamer Interesting Puzzle

You are trapped with a lion in a cage with 1 unit as its radius. Both you and the lion can run effortlessly at the speed of one unit.

1) The lion is quite hungry and all he wants is to catch you and eat you up. Will he be able to do that?
2) If yes, how long do you have till he does that?

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Logical Arrangement Bonfire Puzzle

30 classmates went for a bonfire. While sitting around the fire, they decided to play a game. To play it, they divided themselves into 5 teams in a way that there were 5 rows having 7 people each.

How can this arrangement be possible while sitting around the bonfire?

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Popular Logical Brain Teaser

A couple had to take shelter in a hotel for they could not proceed their journey in the rain. Having nothing to do at all, they started playing cards. Suddenly there was a short circuit and the lights went off. The husband inverted the position of 15 cards in the deck (52 cards normal deck) and shuffled the deck.

Now he asked his wife to divide the deck into two different piles which may not be equal but both of them should have equal number of cards facing up. There was no source of light in the room and the wife was unable to see the cards.

For a certain amount of time, she thought and then divided the cards in two piles. To the husband’s astonishment, both of the piles had equal number of cards facing up.

How did she do it?

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Classic Lateral Thinking Problem

There are two glasses in front of you. One of the glasses is full of coke and the other glass is full of lemonade. You take a spoonful of coke and mix it into the glass of lemonade. Now the lemonade glass has a mixture of coke and lemonade. You take a spoonful of that mixture and mix it inside the coke glass.

Now what do you think? - The glass with coke has more quantity of lemonade or the glass with lemonade have more quantity of coke mixed with it?

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Weight Balance Riddle

You can place weights on both side of weighing balance and you need to measure all weights between 1 and 1000. For example if you have weights 1 and 3,now you can measure 1,3 and 4 like earlier case, and also you can measure 2,by placing 3 on one side and 1 on the side which contain the substance to be weighed. So question again is how many minimum weights and of what denominations you need to measure all weights from 1kg to 1000kg.

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Most Popular Logical Puzzle

Outside a room there are three light switches. One of switch is connected to a light bulb inside the room.
Each of the three switches can be either 'ON' or 'OFF'.

You are allowed to set each switch the way you want it and then enter the room(note: you can enter the room only once)

Your task is to then determine which switch controls the bulb ??

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