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AppDynamics Senior Sales Engineer Interview Questions

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Senior Sales Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at AppDynamics.

Interview

After a brief "get-to-know-you" type of interview, you will be given a lab to complete using AppDynamics. Everything you need for the lab is in the cloud, and you will be given pretty detailed instructions on how to get started. The lab isn't easy, but it also isn't incredibly hard. You will be given plenty of time to complete it and can do so when you have time to fit it in.

Assuming you do well with the lab, you will meet with a team to do an in-person demonstration of something of your choosing. Chose wisely as you are definitely being tested to see how well you can answer questions about your topic.

Interview Questions

  • Why are you leaving your current position?   1 Answer

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    Senior Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at AppDynamics in September 2017.

    Interview

    First contact with recruiter over the phone; basic background and interest validation.

    Call with hiring manager, a more technical conversation ('how would you solve this problem'-type questions, how's your Java, how's your .NET, etc). Then moved to a lab exercise using a VM with their products installed and a workshop lab. Pretty straightforward, but they wanted to see who would go the extra mile and deliver more than just each exercise on the lab.

    Call with peer SE, a mixed technical/situational interview, and a couple of other calls with sales representatives and some of the regional leaders.

    On-site interview lasted 4 hours, broken down into 4 sessions: 1 hour with hiring manager, 1 hour with SE peer, 1 hour with sales leadership and 1 hour demo/presentation. At the end, they will tell you if they are moving forward, and discuss compensation.

    Offer letter arrived not 2 weeks after the on-site.

    Interview Questions

    • Several 'situational' questions, like 'did you ever have to convince a sales rep to change strategy to close a deal? How did you do it?', or 'How do you handle negative feedback?' etc.   Answer Question

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    Senior Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at AppDynamics (Dallas, TX (US)) in March 2019.

    Interview

    1. Contacted by recruiter on Linkedin- Had a phone discussion to talk about the role. Since I was not from a Sale Engineer background I said I would be lacking on straight to coding, but brought Management Skills to the table. Said this was no problem and I would be considered for Associate, Mid or Senior Position

    2. Phone interview with team lead. Very new lead who was not well versed on the structure of a normal phone interview and did not ask me direct questions. I instead gave a summary of my skills and they went in to talk about the role and company and next steps and that was it.

    3. Java Lab - 10 Exercises, essentially a lab to learn how to set up the AppDynamics software to a Tomcat Apache VM. I completed all exercises with the help of google, YouTube and AppDynamics community forms.

    4. Asked to prepare a 30 minute (1 hour with dialog) onsite presentation to discuss something I was passionate about. Example topics were Bitcoin, Beauty Pageants, Guitars, Fantasy Football. Mine was 17 slides.

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    Senior Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at AppDynamics (London, England) in September 2017.

    Interview

    I was approached by an external recruiter and then spoke with an internal recruiter, hiring manager, sales engineering VP, and sales VP. All were intelligent, honest, and generally good people. There are general technical questions, but mostly it is about values, business acumen, and personal qualities.

    There is a technical take-home that was of reasonable difficulty but did require a significant investment of time. Personally I do not rate highly take-home interview assignments , but as they go, this one was not bad. The instructions needed updating, but there were clear enough and the expectations reasonable.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at AppDynamics (London, England) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Quite a few people to see but done very quickly and I felt my time was valued - I learnt a lot simply being interviewed about my skills and capability as well as understanding about the company, the people and the phenomenal growth (and this was back in 2013!)

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you special (and you can't simply answer something related to your job! --> Make it interesting Tell a Story!)   Answer Question

    AppDynamics Response

    7 Sep 2016 – AppDynamics Representative

    We are glad that you were able to meet a lot of people on our team, and that you were able to learn about our company and growth simply by being interviewed. We know that our time as well as yours is... More


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    Senior Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at AppDynamics (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Tough interview process - many interviews with many people (sales, technical, other new hires)
    First was one phone, 2nd was in person with a group of people, 3rd and 4th were 1 on 1.
    once selected, the process was extremely fast.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you want to be part of a disruptive company?   1 Answer

    AppDynamics Response

    17 Nov 2015 – Social Media and Recruiting Coordinator

    We're so glad you had a positive interviewing experience with us. We are very selective with our candidate screening and interview process as we want to bring in only the best talent. The difficulty... More


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