ADP Associate District Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jun 2, 2015
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    Associate District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ADP (Stamford, CT).

    Interview

    The guy who interviewed me was extremely rude, but you could tell he was doing it to get the most out of the interview. I went into the interview not entirely sure if I even wanted the job, which was a bad move on my part. The guy who interviewed me felt very strongly about hiring somebody who ONLY wanted to work in sales. He even tries to trick you into admitting that you'd be open to other opportunities (which I fell for). The best piece of advice is just to lie to the interviewers face, and say that your dream job is to work as a door to door salesman. Let's be real, it's nobodies dream to work as a door to door salesman.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you rather be the best at your job and have everybody in the office hate you? Or be the second best at your job and have everybody in the office like you?   Answer Question
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    SBS Associate District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ADP.

    Interview

    4 steps in the interview process:
    1. Interview with VP
    2. Interview with 1 or 2 sales executives
    3. Field ride
    4. Role play/Job offer

    They focus a lot on rejection so be prepared to answer several questions about that. They want to hear that you can handle it because you will be doing a lot of cold calling and foot prospecting which leads to a lot of rejection.

    Interview Questions

    • When have you had to handle rejection?   1 Answer
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    SBS Associate District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ADP in April 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process for ADP was challenging but very straightforward. It included a brief phone interview, 30 minute interviews with each of the sales managers, and an all day field ride with a short presentation at the end. My recruiter helped me through the entire process and was very direct about the position which made interviewing for it a little easier. Since it is a lengthy process my advice would just be to stay energetic about the role and be prepared for everything!

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    SBS Associate District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at ADP.

    Interview

    Three interviews and a ride along
    Basic interviewing questions
    Mainly focus on why you are a good fit for a sales position
    Went through a role play situation that was pretty difficult because I didn't have any other experience in sales

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question was they asked how I would deal with a co-worker in the office if they were starting problems with me. There is a lot of arguments over territories and business that is signed up and asked how I would handle that situation.   Answer Question
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    SBS Associate District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at ADP.

    Interview

    You'll first go through a phone interview. the questions aren't too in detail they just want to make sure your sharp confident sounding. If they like you they'll call you for a shadowing opportunity where you follow a current Associate District Manager for a appointment. Your supposed to take notes and see what the day in the life as ADM is like. Then you'll be scheduled a second interview face to face. That interview should be with your DM District Manager in the office. Asking you some more open ended questions. They'll also provide you a sales script. allow you about 10 minutes to read it over and then you'll role play with the DM. Their expecting you to do a hard sale. Don't back down or take no for an answer keep trying and remain focused on the guidelines in the script. You'll be graded on your performance I believe you need to score some type of 80% or higher. If you Pass you'll get a third interview where you'll be offered the job. Making it to the third interview is where you'll know if you got the position

    Interview Questions

    • What makes ADP different from any other opportunity you've had   Answer Question
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    SBS Associate District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ADP (Phoenix, AZ).

    Interview

    A recruiter reached out after I applied. A couple days later an in-person interview came into play. I met with the manager of the entire Phoenix office. He asked normal sales questions. What has your year-to-date quota been? Have you reached it? Why Sales? What do you know about ADP?
    a few days later the recruiter called me and told me I would have a final interview. I met with a manager (who will be your manager if you get hired) at Starbucks. He asked me basic questions, "Why ADP?" "What have you been doing since you graduated?" Then I went out for half a day with a district manager on his team to see what a day in the life would be like. Afterwards, I went back to the office to meet with the manager I met previously and also the sales manager for the entire Phoenix area. I was given information to study for 15 minutes and then do a role play with both of them. Wasn't too bad. Ask for the job! They want to hear you are eager and WANT the position.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No Negotiation. You start off on a certain base salary and then get merit increases as you hit certain sales goals.

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    SBS Associate District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at ADP.

    Interview

    Your first interview will be conducted in the office around 9:00 am, usually on a Wednesday. You will be interviewed by at least two different Sales Executives either together or separate. If both of the Sales Executives approve of you then the next step will be a field ride with a District Manager. You will ride along for a whole day and see what the job responsibilities look like. If the District Manager you rode with also approves, it then will likely go to the Vice President of Sales for the final approval.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe an experience when you failed or were rejected and how you handled it.   Answer Question
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    SBS Associate District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    It was an at length interview process. They do an extended background check that takes months. The management that you deal with during the hiring process is very helpful. They do three interviews during the process and once you get to the ride along you pretty much have the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should I hire you instead of someone who has 5 years of sales experience.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Accepted first offer. No flex.

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    SBS Associate District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ADP (Denver, CO) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Was hunted by an HR rep via LinkedIn then had a phone interview, a phone call with the branch's VP of Sales then they invited me to a field ride/cold call session. When I got there the person who interviewed me over the phone was gone, they didn't know what to do with me then they found someone to take me out and shadow them. Instead I just made cold calls for about three hours and was left alone. Terrible experience and company. I must add that I spent nearly $1,200 to fly in and stay in Denver and I all got in my rejection email was a simple cut and paste email. If a company will treat an out-of-state applicant that way, its no company that I would want to work for.

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    Associate District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ADP (Milpitas, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    You go out in the field, do some prospecting, talk to potential clients, watch the sales associate work. Afterwards you come back and interview with your potential manager and VP. Interview can be long or short depending on how much potential you have. They're really just trying to gauge whether you can handle the day to day grind that is sales. More of a personality test than anything.

    Interview Questions

    • What does it take to be successful in sales   1 Answer

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