DriveTime Automotive Group
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www.drivetime.com Phoenix, AZ 1000 to 5000 Employees

DriveTime Automotive Group Sales Advisor - Full Time Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 25, 2014
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I interviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group in April 2014.

Interview Details – Drivetime had me talk to a general manager and a sales manager first then later on that same day I met with the marketing manager who told me that I would find out about the decision by the next day. Next day the HR person called and asked me to go to third face to face interview about an hour from my house. The whole time everyone acted like I was going to be hired. After the third face to face interview I was told I would be given a call either way. Next day no call but an email telling me that I didn't get hired. I called the HR person and was told that they choose someone that had more experience. I was told in the first interview that they were looking to hire more than one person. I guess this was not the case.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself.   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group.

Interview Details – The same as everywhere else: Phone interview by a recruiter then a in person interview with Store manger and market manager. Then they call you that day and let you know.

Interview Question – Same as every other interview questions straight out of the interview handbook. Situational questions and how did you nresolve a problem   View Answer

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Sales Advisor
Columbus, GA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group in May 2013.

Interview Details – I was contacted within two days of submitting my application online. There was a phone interview with someone from HR, and she scheduled the interview in the store around my schedule. I had a great interview experience. The GM and SM had to keep taking turns because they were working with customers at the time of my interview. The GM was very knowledgeable about the company and the benefits. He was able to accurately set the expectation for the job description, and offered me the position on the spot. Within 30 minutes after leaving the interview, the Market manager for the district called to congratulate me, ask a few more questions, and offer me the position as well. The HR department called me back within the hour and set up a time for me to take my drug test. I started a week later.

Interview Question – The GM asked me questions about my experience, and asked for specific customer experience examples. He asked about my family life and personal life and let me know up front that the work hours are the number one reason people leave. We talked about sports and restaurants and I felt like he really tried to get to know me as a person.   Answer Question

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Internet Sales Advisor Interview

Internet Sales Advisor

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group.

Interview Details – DT has many job fairs and many people get hired on the spot.
I was referred by a friend so my interview was very easy. The supervisor and department head interviewed me. It was more like a casual chat, we talked mostly about my adventures in South Africa (i had just gotten back when i interviewed)

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Negotiation Details – for the entry level positions, all salaries are set. every year the bonus structure gets reviewed

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I applied in-person and interviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group.

Interview Details – I got a job interview through a job fair and the general manager gave me a call to set up an interview the next day. I was interviewed by a marketing manager, the general manager, and a senior sales advisor. They asked standard interview questions. They are wanting motivated sales advisors and the questions are focued on how you would do in a sales enviroment.

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Sales Advisor

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group in May 2012.

Interview Details – After applying online, I received a phone call about a week later that my application was received and that I would be getting a phone call from a hiring manager. I had a phone screen, and invited for a 1-on-1 interview at a nearby location shortly thereafter. I was invited back for a 2nd interview with 2-on-1. A day or 2 later I was offered the job.

Interview Question – Very general interview process. Little or no surprise questions. They will ask how you handle a certain type of clientele.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation -- Take it or leave it.

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Senior Sales Advisor
Las Vegas, NV

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group in January 2012.

Interview Details – Was nice and quick. Liked managers. Expectations for growth are sold as high but consistently fall short in execution. Typically told 6 months to senior sales based on backround and as though one has control over their training, (you do not), and amount of seniors already on staff. Their can only be so many senior sales advisors per size of store, location, and growth opportunities across country.

Interview Question – Are you willing to work more hours than you are scheduled for?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Their is none. Standard entry level at 31500 base plis comm. annually and you want senior sales at 36000 base plus bonus.

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Sales Advisor Interview

Sales Advisor
Jackson, MS

I applied in-person and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group in January 2011.

Interview Details – The initial hiring process was at a hotel. Everyone was very nice and professional. They asked several questions about experience and what they thought I could offer. They also informed me that they take a lot of pride in academic experience coming from many different types of backgrounds.

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Very Easy Interview

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Sales Advisor Trainee
Tampa, FL

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group in August 2012.

Interview Details – Asked a bunch of random questions all over the place. Didn't seem to really ask any good "real" questions at all. This company is growing so fast and hiring bright eyed but unqualified employees.

Interview Question – Asking how old i am? Agist much? discrimination because im not 22 years old and straight out of college and have more qualifications than even your regional management? The questions were so bland and boring. They seemed to not be very experienced with interviews.   Answer Question

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Sales Advisor Interview

Sales Advisor
Mesa, AZ

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group in June 2010.

Interview Details – 1. Was contacted by HR manager after posting resume on college job board.
2. Had 1st interview that week at a dealership. with GM.
3. Scheduled 2nd interview for next business day with GM and Regional Manager.
4. Hired on the spot contingent on immediate drug test that day.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult. General informal interviews.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations for SA role. Salary expectations will be known before offer.

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