ADP District Manager- SBS Outside Sales Interview Questions

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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District Manager- SBS Outside Sales Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at ADP.

Interview

The interview with the VP of Sales was a great experience once it started. The office was under a little construction so initially I was a little put off. I was prepared for a very formal interview but come to find out it was rather laid back. I spent about an hour in the actual interview where a lot of references to sports made me feel very comfortable. I have my second interview in a couple days and I look forward to it.

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    District Manager- SBS Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ADP.

    Interview

    1. Over the phone interview- very basic and overview (It was pretty much a prescreen to make sure that it was worth their time to talk further)
    2. Met with VP- Super overview of everything. This interview was really low-key (surprisingly)
    3. Field drive- they'll tell you this isn't really an interview but everything is an interview during the process! Looking to see if you are a good fit and could handle the day to day work
    4. Meeting with managers- This is by far the toughest/most intense. Depending on managers it can be anywhere from 2-6 people. One on ones- it felt like a cross-examination. Be prepared for everything

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Tell me about a time where you failed?
      Q: What motivates you?
      Q: Do you know what this job entails or what this company does?
      Q: Why sales?
      Q: Why do you think you have what it takes?
       
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    District Manager- SBS Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at ADP (Chandler, AZ) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Phone screen interview Corp Recruiter with general sales questions like current base/commission, sales style, flexibility and ability to work in high impact, constantly changing environment. In-Person Interview required 15 minute presentation highlighting sales achievement, sales style and strengths. Feedback from the 4 Interviewers revealed that the role requires a consistent "hunter" personality for new business.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for ADP?, Are you more of a hunter or relationship-builder?   Answer Question
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    District Manager- SBS Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at ADP.

    Interview

    submitted an application online, was contacted by a recruiter who asked basic questions and reassured me that i was a great fit for the position. when i arrive at the facility 15 minutes early they seat me in a shabby intake area. people (including the person who would later interview me) walked passed me, looking me up and down. it was slightly unprofessional, alas i'd probably be doing the same. after waiting for nearly a half hour my interviewer finally called me in. he too, looked me up and down as if to size me up asked a couple of questions and then announced that he wanted me to fight for the position because he 'was ready to end the interview' ...confused i reviewed my accomplishments and why i thought i would be a good fit to which he responded ' has anyone ever told you that you are hmmm sassy?...it's not a good thing.' I think it was the first time i actually rolled my eyes in front of a potential employer...two more interviews follwed with other managers--each trying to 'connect' with me. i didn't really give the company a fair shot after the initial interview as my counterpart's behavior was so offputting. i followed up with friendly e-mails --no one responded. i didn't get any notification that i had been turned down for the position just a request to evaluate the interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • the interviewer--the first one, looked at my resume (clearly not reading it) and said why should i choose you when i could hire someone with a 4.0 gpa. ( my gpa was a cool 3.5) it was sort of off putting and said without reason. i felt he was trying to ruffle my feathers just because--if i wasn't a good fit why would the recruiter contact me in the first place. nothing really made sense....   Answer Question
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    District Manager- SBS Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ADP in July 2014.

    Interview

    Was reached out to by a recruiter. Had a phone interview, an in person interview, and a ride along, followed by another in person interview.

    I was extended an offer at that point and signed all the paperwork. I even went through the benefit packet with my manager.

    The background check process was a complete joke. The staffing coordinator requested each W-2 separately, and on different days and kept requesting paperwork that wasn't necessary or that I had already sent before.

    I wound up having my offer RESCINDED because their legal team didn't "feel comfortable" with a minor citation on my background from 2007. Oh, and I found out my offer was rescinded by calling my staffing coordinator in Texas. They didn't even have the professionalism to call me first.

    My recruiter told me that if there were any red flags on the background, she should've been notified weeks ago. She wasn't and we were both in the dark. This company is too big for its own good, they have people sign offers and then take 3 weeks for background checks and then rescind an offer for something so ridiculously minor. Unbelievable lack of professionalism and I was treated disrespectfully.

    Interview Questions

    • Had to do a 7 minute presentation on the fly that was pretty straightforward.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    District Manager- SBS Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ADP (San Francisco, CA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Called by a recruiter. Recruiter set up a phone interview date. Recruiter called at the exact time she said she would, she was professional but not personable at all. I passed the phone interview and was scheduled to meet 1 on 1 with the VP of sales. I arrived about 15 minutes early. He came out on time and led me to his office. Not a personable guy at all, and I pretty much get along with everyone. He was very professional and didn't break character at all (I've been fairly successful at breaking interviewers character to make them at LEAST smile). He didn't budge much. He asked me the basics, and was like a tape recorder (and I was the first interview of the day...). I have a lot of energy, am very confident, and very personable (as a good salesperson should be) and he was like a history librarian.

    He told me he'd get back to me by Friday (my interview was Wednesday). It was a holiday weekend so no follow up on Friday was understandable. Called him on Monday (1.2.12) with no answer. Got a reply on Tuesday (1.3.12) saying they are going ahead with another candidate.

    Pretty basic interview, too uptight for me but after all you're selling outsourced payroll and HR services...

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    District Manager- SBS Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ADP (Waltham, MA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    First had a phone interview with their recruiting department and it was more of a screening. The next interview was with 3 mid level managers and then the top manager. Mid level managers were all friendly and asked easy questions. Top manager asked a lot of challenging questions about past job situations and personal experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the real reason why you are looking to sell payroll services?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Accepted one from another company.

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    District Manager- SBS Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lenexa, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ADP (Lenexa, KS) in November 2010.

    Interview

    Recruiter contacted me, told me about the position. Scheduled interview at the location I work, had to do a role play and demonstrate sales talent. Went on an observation ride 1/2 day with a current District Manager, and had a final interview with the VP.

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    District Manager- SBS Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ADP (Portland, OR) in November 2009.

    Interview

    The interview process is pretty typical for this type of position. A recruiter contacts you and asks basic questions. There is a follow up interview a little more in depth that comes with several online assessments. If you get pushed on through here then they will do a fairly extensive background check of your work history, credit, criminal, and driving record background check (same a government official). There are two separate face to face interviews with a SE and a regional sales manager as well as a ride along with an associate. If this all goes according to plan a drug test and an acceptance interview later, welcome to ADP.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you read people?... What do I think of you?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation. ADP is a huge company and the job hunting is tough. You either accept their offer or it is bye bye to you.

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    District Manager- SBS Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at ADP (Seattle, WA) in January 2009.

    Interview

    process was very long, un organized, and was not something i would recommend undertaking. people did not communicate between departments, and the interviewers had no clue where you were in the process. you could tell they run people thru interviews constantly and dont care about you at all. i got the job and accepted, worked for 2 years, and was a top performer. so this is not out of bitterness at all.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    does not exist

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