Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Auto Club of Southern California
- Sales Agent (8)
- Insurance Sales Agent (3)
- Claims Adjuster (3)
- Life Agent (2)
- Insurance Service Specialist (2)
- Branch Specialist I (2)
- Associate Marketing Manager (2)
- Travel Agent (2)
- UI Developer (1)
- Underwriter (1)
- Administration (1)
- Technical (1)
- Technology Infrastructure (1)
- Front End Developer (1)
- Inside Sales (1)
- Human Resources Consultant (1)
- Human Resources Manager (1)
- Project Manager (1)
- Field Sales Agent (1)
- Sales Specialist (1)
- Claims Representative I (1)
- Claims Service Representative (1)
- Insurance Customer Service Representative (1)
- Insurance Sales (1)
- Marketing Specialist (1)
- Call Center Supervisor (1)
- Emergency Road Service Representative I (1)
- Field Membership and Insurance Sales (1)
- Emergency Roadside Service Representative I (1)
- Travel Agent Trainee (1)
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Auto Club of Southern California.
Hiring process was a joke, first do a phone interview, its just to pretty much hear your voice, then if you have a good phone voice onto the next step to a face to face interview aka job fair. You check in with the security guard, then your walked into a room with several other. Once your in the room they send in a man to talk about all the pros about the company, then after that goes into a role play, asked 3 questions they wanna hear you show passion and that your acknowledge good news, good grades etc. After that if passed moved onto the next step, asked about 6 questions about your previous jobs, and etc. if passed that then onto meeting the hiring manager, ask about 6 more questions.
- The fact that they lied during the hiring process. Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
I applied online and was contacted by the hiring manager directly the next day to schedule an online test. The test was mainly a personality test regarding how I would react in certain situations, etc. After I passed that I was scheduled to come back for an interview. I was interviewed by two managers, then I had to submit a writing sample. Next was a simulation over the phone where I had to deal with an angry customer. Finally, I met with manager whose team I would be on. The whole process took about 4 hours, which was not communicated to me when the interview was scheduled.
- Most of the questions are situational in nature. Interviewers are looking for specific examples to convey your experiences. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Auto Club of Southern California.
On line application; online test, few people pass the test, but if you do, then a panel interview with role playing of sales. Depending on the managers that are there, you may get an offer, may not. You can apply again in 90 days. If you come on strong about not caring about how many hours or phone calls it takes, they will probably make you an offer. Then, no matter where you live, you have to go to training in Long Beach for 3 months, Costa Mesa for one month.
- Why do you want to work for the auto club? Answer Question
No negotiating; you can't even pick what office you want to be in. Good luck figuring out the pay plan of full commission. It is punitive and you have no book of business. You have to earn your vacation money based on how many sales you have a quarter. Take the time off for a vacation, your sales go down, and you do not get the money for next quarter. No quality of life with this job....work every other Saturday to boot.
Helpful (2)Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Auto Club of Southern California (Burbank, CA) in July 2014.
I was interviewed at the Burbank CA branch, by two branch managers. The day was 105 degrees in temperature, I was interviewed in a room where the sun was hitting directly into the windows. The air conditioner was off the entire interview. The first 5 minutes into the interview the two managers interviewing me were sweating, and they apologized to me for not being able to interview me in another room. When the manager attempted to turn on the air conditioner he looked puzzled as he had never changed the temperature of a control panel for air conditioner. There excuse was that that is not the branch they manage and cannot get another room. During the first question that I was asked by the manager, he began texting on his cell phone as I answered the questions. After, he asked the second question he immediately checked his cell phone again. When he asked me how much income I expect to earn, after I answered he giggled. After, that I became very uncomfortable, because my first impression was " I would dislike to work under this type of leadership. If that manager carried himself with a disrespectful attitude, I can imagine how he treats the people that work for him. I have years of experience in the sales corporate field, I was well dressed in a nice suit, hair groomed, and maintained a very professional attitude. Once I was told to role play a stimulation that is given at the end of the oral interview, I explained the manager how rude he was, and at the end of the day the company has to sell themselves also since it is 100% commission paid type of job. He then told me how much potential he saw in me, and that I was manager material, and how successful he knew I would be working for the company. Of course I was not interested in working with a team that is not professional, and disrespectful to potential internal customers. I shook one of the managers hand and walk out of the steaming hot office .The regional manager contacted me minutes after I walked out of the interview. However, I was driving and it wasn't a convenient time for me to speak. He then said he would call me after his meeting, its been 3 days later and I have yet to receive a call from him. I was surprised that a reputable organization would have managers like them in the front line.
- We all make mistakes, tell me about a time where you have made a mistake that could have gone unnoticed. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Be aware the job is 100% commission, and there hiring managers that interview you, do not make the environment comfortable, rude, to professional at all, and do not have leadership skills under their belt, rather its the traditional old fashion managerial method to operate the business.
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Auto Club of Southern California (Costa Mesa, CA) in July 2014.
Applied online for the call center position. After 2 weeks I received an email from the recruiter of the department. I then scheduled a call time appointment with her to do a phone interview. Phone interview was pretty simple/basic. Questions were straightforward mainly about customer service and why I was wanting to work there. I was then told I passed the phone interview and was called to schedule an in person interview but declined.
Reasons for Declining
The pay mainly and also the call center environment.
- Accepted Offer
Had to apply on line. Was contacted by a phone screen. Sent an assessment to take. Passed the assement then invited to come in for an interview with the recruiter. Passed that then was asked to come back to meet with the manager. Was offered the position which was followed up by a couple of emails.
- Tell me of a time that you had an hr related employment problem and how did you resolve the issue. Answer Question
Helpful (5)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Auto Club of Southern California (Menifee, CA) in June 2014.
In mid May I found the job listing on Simply Hired.com. I applied on their website by completing a profile and submitting jobs in my cart. The process was painless but detailed. You immediately receive a confirmation email letting you know that they are currently reviewing your experience and qualifications. If an offer of employment is made to you, it will be contingent upon signing a Mutual and Binding Arbitration Agreement. A copy of this agreement is attached.
A couple days later I was invited to take a pre-employment assessment to continue the process. This took almost an hour and was pretty tough. Not tough problems so much just stressful since it is timed and I haven't done a timed test forever. I was notified that day via email that I passed the assessment and will be contacted by Human Resources if I am a selected candidate. (typically within 7 days)
Two weeks later I was contacted by a recruiter for a telephone interview. It reviewed the job in more detail and asked more questions. It was a very comfortable conversation. I was told I would be contacted via telephone within the next week for a live interview with the branch manager.
He called me back the next week and set up the interview for the next day.
The interview was conducted in a private conference room. It was comfortable and regiment. He described the job in even more detailed and confirmed this is what I was wanting. AAA has an actual workbook for the interview questions for the manager to ask. The are the normal questions asking you to describe in detail experiences from previous jobs that you've had. ( A sale I didn't think I would close and how I closed it. A time when I helped a peer out of a difficult situation. A upset customer that I turned into a nice sale)
The next week I had an offer letter contingent on passing the drug and background check as well as signing the arbitration letter.
The same day I was contacted via telephone and email from another HR recruiter to walk me through the hireright.com background check and drug testing.I completed the drug test at a local clinic. It was harmless they just take a piece of your hair.
It took a little over a week to complete everything. I was told I would start on Tuesday and could not get ahold of the branch manager. This was frustrating because I had to make certain plans to start the job and never received a call or email on not starting the job. I was dressed and prepared in case I was coming in yet not hearing anything.
I started the next day.
- A time when I helped another employee. I think their is a comradery in most work places so help doesn't get put into memory. It took a second to pick a specific time that had an impact. Answer Question
I did not have to negotiate. I was given the offer I wanted.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person – interviewed at Auto Club of Southern California in March 2014.
They have job fairs all year round .... always people leaving or being fired
- Accepted OfferDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Auto Club of Southern California.
- Why should we hire you? Answer Question
Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review