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ADP Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 14, 2014

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Sales Associate
Milpitas, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ADP in February 2014.

Interview Details – ADP was very professional and I had a nice experience. It was very professional and had a very through interviewing process.

Interview Question – Why would you be a good salesmen if you don't have that much sales experience?   Answer Question


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Sales Associate
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at ADP.

Interview Details – Very straight forward interview process, I was contacted after applying online. It seemed like they do a lot of these interviews, and that turnover was high. They were looking specifically for sales experience. All questions were basic interview questions that if you have been on a professional interview before you have seen.

Interview Question – If you were on a sales call right now, how would you sell me the product?   Answer Question


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Sales Associate
San Diego, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ADP in January 2012.

Interview Details – I approached ADP specifically for a sales role. I have among the best experience in employee benefits and I wanted to leverage with a payroll company.

I got a call back from a recruiter who had a ego, and yelled at me for not being able to hear me. I was outdoors and an airplanes were flying low in Coronado that day, which is normal bc of the navy base.

I managed to get an in person interview with a team. This team was so cute. They looked 15, it was just no good. They make it all about having chemistry with them.

Later I learned that their staff moonlights as health insurance brokers and they, the interviewees would do what they could for ADP to not hire me. This to protect their side business. Employers think ADP is their broker, but the real broker on record is an ADP employee that is selling outside of the ADP name, they're basically cheating their company.

Interview Question – No difficult questions. Well, I guess having to deal with the fake questions. Typical tell me about yourself.
- I wanted to address my accomplishments and the potential business I could bring to the company.
- It was tough to interview with kids who have not accomplished much, and know little.
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Sales Associate
Irvine, CA

I applied online and interviewed at ADP.

Interview Details – Several general questions of your strengths & weaknesses and behavioral questions. The recruiter is more interested in your personality and energy in the responses rather than your answers. They really focus on whether or not you're able to sell their products in the interview since it is a sales position.

Interview Question – Why did you leave your last sales job?   Answer Question


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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Pleasanton, CA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at ADP.

Interview Details – After submitting my resume I was contacted about a week later to set up a phone interview. After the phone interview, I was set up with a face to face interview. Following the interview it's either an e-mail or hopefully a phone call.

Interview Question – I see you have had an internship with this company, why didn't you apply for ADP's internship?   View Answers (2)


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Sales Associate
San Diego, CA

I applied in-person - interviewed at ADP in August 2012.

Interview Details – A lot of basic questions; strengths, weaknesses, behavioral questions. The person interviewing you is not necessarily interested in your answers but rather your personality/energy in the responses. You are applying for a sales position so they are basically seeing if they could see you selling their product in the situation of the interview.

Interview Question – Would you rather be first in the office in sales and not have people in the office like you; or seventh in performance in the office but everyone is calling you after work wanting to hang out socially?   View Answers (2)


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Sales Associate
Atlanta, GA

The process took 2 days - interviewed at ADP in January 2012.

Interview Details – Recieved an email from a recruiter, replied, got set up with an over the phone interview and have not heard back yet

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself   View Answer


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Sales Associate
San Francisco, CA

The process took 2 days - interviewed at ADP in April 2011.

Interview Details – The process was fairly normal. I had two phone interviews, one with a hiring manager and another with a recruiter.
The first interview went fine, the manager was extremely polite and attentively listened to my answers. However, in the second interview, I right away knew that the recruiter was in a bad mood. Her questions/answers were short and came with a bit of attitude. It was quite frustrating because I felt like I wasn't given a fair chance; it was like she didn't like me even though I had just started speaking with her. It may sound stupid- I wish I could explain it better, but all you can do is hope that the interviewer is having a good day...

Interview Question – Why are you qualified for this position?   View Answer


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Sales Associate
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at ADP in June 2010.

Interview Details – A typical 20-30 minute phone interview with a recruiter for the company. Met with the VP of Sales who barely asked me any questions. The interview lasted about 20 minutes and I felt I was sent on the interview for no reason because the VP was looking for someone who spoke Spanish. And I definitely let the recruiter know that I do not speak Spanish. Waste of time.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for ADP?   View Answer


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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Dallas, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at ADP in August 2009.

Interview Details – My interview was with two different people. One was a Sales Manager, the other the VP of Sales.

The Sales Manager seemed to be doing a pre-screening of me before passing me off to the VP. I don't think he had ever seen my resume before or even seen anything I filled out. He asked me the fairly typical sales interview question like "why do you want to be in sales" and read a few others off a company generated list. He gave me an overview of the company and his personal history as well as a small amount of time for a quick question. He was very open about answering it true, so I did learn where his concerns were.

The VP started out with his overview of the company and, as he put it, does everything he can to scare you about the position. He really emphasizes the huge amount of work that is expected of you and how he wants someone who will use every second of the day. Again, you'll get more "why do you want to be in sales" questions. He also tests your eagerness and throws a trick question at you telling you about two open positions, one is the Sales Associate position the other is his pseudo-position as an Account Manager position with a higher base salary but a lower commission. He makes the Account Manager position seem like the quick route to make a constant $90K without effort. It's purely a test, so make sure you want the Sales Associate position before going in and aren't tempted by the easy route, yet fake, position.

Good Luck!

Interview Question – I actually have two positions open, one is the Sales Rep. position you already know about, the other is an Account Manager position. It makes a $70K-80K base with a smaller commission potential and basically deals with preexisting accounts, making sure they're happy and don't need anything further. Would you be interested in that position?   View Answer

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