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CDW Inside Sales Interview Questions

Updated Nov 13, 2014
Updated Nov 13, 2014
37 Interview Reviews

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    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at CDW.

    Interview Details

    Originally met them at our school's career fair. Was invited to apply online. Submitted application and completed personality assessment. Was contacted same day and asked to participate in a phone screening. Phone screening was about two weeks later. Lasted about 50 minutes - half questions half selling CDW.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were all about personal preferences. There were some very straight forward, standard behavioral questions at the end. Not difficult.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    They straight up said I wouldn't be able to afford to live where the office location was from my first-year compensation. Not exactly how I want to start my career.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Appleton, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Appleton, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at CDW in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Once I finally was contacted after I applied and an internal employee referred me, the interview process was quite smooth. I did a lot of following up but my questions were always answered. The duration of interview to hire was a couple of months but I was able to make it work on my end.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your biggest fear of working for CDW?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales - Entry Level - Inside-Herndon Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at CDW in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    First phone call after online application and survey/personality online test, was with questions: If the location was good for me, if I’m available on the start date, and if 12$/h is satisfying me-non negotiable.
    Next phone call was a standard questions interview about my resume, experience, why I want to work for CDW, what makes me good in sales, what was my biggest achievement this year, what was the most difficult experience I had and how I handled it ETC.
    After few days I got automatically generated email that I wasn't considered anymore for the position and I cannot reapply for the same job within next following 6 months.

    Interview Questions
    • no difficult questions over the phone interview   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inside Sales- Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CDW in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. First conversation with recruiter discussed start date and salary. Once those were agreed upon, phone interview scheduled with recruiter for following week. Online personality assessment with about 100 questions emailed to me and needed to be completed before phone interview. Phone interview was 1 hour in length and very detailed. Used behavioral-based questions to determine how I have acted in the past under specific circumstances. Was recommended for next step in interview process at the end of the phone interview. In-person interview with hiring manager scheduled for following week. Approximately one hour with additional behavioral-based questions. Discussed office culture and about specific skills needed to be successful in the role. Was contacted after the interview and offered role same day but told it could take a few days.

    Interview Questions
    • If you had a customer who was quoted a single printer from you call and say they found the same printer at a different retailer for a cheaper price, how would you react?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Salary and start date was non-negotiable for Account Manager position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at CDW.

    Interview Details

    The process was very quick. I closed the final interview well. Asked if they had any "reservations" about me as a candidate and they said no. But then I didn't get an offer. There was no indication what qualities they didn't like. It was just a "sorry we don't want you..."

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you were met with opposition on an idea.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at CDW in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. Immidiately took an online personality assessment. I finished this by 9 am. I receive a a call at 2 to schedule a phone interview for ten the next day. The interview was very basic. Asked about a sales experience when I upgraded a customer. Asked about my college degree. She offered job right away. Definitely in a rush to hire. They are apparently looking to start a training class aug 11. This is a position for someone with little sales experience. Salary is the lowest I have seen-25k an avg rep can make 35k. First few months you make 12/hr. and 70-100 outbound calls a day to build a book of business. Not what I'm looking for. I Pursued this opp based on the reviews of the company and their standing. This is an excellent company from what I have read .

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary was extremely low. Over qualified for specific position

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
  8.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chandler, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chandler, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CDW in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I initially received a phone call to schedule an additional interview over the phone. The second interview took around 30-45 minutes. All of the questions were typical interview questions. I was asked thoroughly about my previous experience from 6-8 years ago. The pay and commission did not surpass my current position. I asked the interviewer if they were open to negotiation of pay and commission rates. The interviewer explained that this position was non-negotiable. I explained to the CDW associate I would not be able to move forward with the position because of the salary decrease.

    Interview Questions
    • At your current position, what was the most difficult situation or task you had to resolve?   Answer Question
    • What are your best communication qualities? Also, can you please provide an example when you used these skills.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The pay and commission rate did not surpass my current position.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at CDW in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    First applied online uploading resume and letters of recommendations. Secondly, took an online personality assessment test. Two days later was called to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview lasted about an hour and was mostly made up of behavioral question and two scenarios on how I would handle them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at CDW.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was straight to the point, we got into salary pretty quickly because we both knew I was qualified. I turned down the offer of around 25k a year as a base salary.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at CDW.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter. Had one phone interview with her and then an in person interview with the Manager of the sales team. The recruiter was very helpful along the way and explained every step of the process and followed up right after the in person interview. The in person interview was pretty straight forward and the manager told me exactly what to expect coming in.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I took another offer.

    Declined Offer

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