Graybar Electric Outside Sales Representative Interview Questions

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Graybar Electric in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Process was easy, but I had to chase down the Director to get him to return my calls. Interviewing was easy, and the on boarding was smooth. Hiring process didn't take long either. I was surprised how quickly it went once it started.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Naperville, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naperville, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Graybar Electric in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Upon being contacted by a Graybar HR rep through indeed.com, I was impressed with how fast results were accumulating. It took less than a week and one phone interview to make it to stage 2 which involved a sales assessment & background check. After passing both tests, a face-to-face interview took place between myself, the Branch Manager, and a District Sales Manager who were both extremely friendly. We discussed initiatives, scope of the market, expectations for 2012, and the life of an outside sales representative leaving the mood in high spirits. It seemed a fruitful partnership was definitely coming together until the second interview with the branch manager where about half-way through I was told "Just remember, don't screw with me," which I felt was very unprofessional. Unfortunately this set the tone of who would ultimately be my boss and quickly decided not to pursue anything further with Graybar.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your strengths and weaknesses when negotiating a sales opportunity?   Answer Question
    • How do you handle being rejected?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The pay was low compared to other sales jobs and was not thrilled with the direction of the company after number crunching their 2010 financial statement.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Norcross, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norcross, GA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Graybar Electric in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Met with the hiring manager first. Then a second meeting was set up with the hiring manager's boss. Whole process took about a month. Drug test and background check. I hear they may have added a IQ/Intelligence Test.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room to negotiate. Pay scale is very defined.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Graybar Electric in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted 3 weeks after submitting resume. There were five people in the interview and it was
    apparent not one of them had read the resume. The questions they asked were answered in the resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Graybar Electric in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen then (2) one on one interviews before job offer presented over a 3 month period

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   View Answer
    • What have you been doing during the extended unemployment period?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No salary grade non-negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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