Groupon Inside Sales Interview Questions

Updated May 25, 2015
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Groupon.

    Interview

    Brief, quick, friendly to the point. Heard about the opportunity from a friend employed there. I met with two sales managers. They gave me a tour of the office, cafeteria, game room. Very neat facility. Easy interview. Contacted me the next day with an offer. I accepted and should begin next week.

    Interview Questions

    • Why shouldn't we hire you?   1 Answer
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Groupon (Chicago, IL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Standard pattern: 30 min phone call discussing my background and why you want to get into sales, followed by an hour-long (2 x 30 min) interview at the company headquarters.

    You clearly need to have an understanding of how Groupon works, and why it would be beneficial to a company. They want to know if you can easily explain how a company would make money, what the advantages are, and how you would handle a potential client that continues to say no.

    Interview Questions

    • After a month on the job, will you be in the top 20%, the middle 60%, or the bottom 20%? What would you do if you were in the bottom 20%?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Groupon.

    Interview

    Before completing your online application, you had to write a mock email to a local business in order to persuade them to advertise with Groupon. This went well for me as I had gotten a call less than 24 hours later. We set up a phone interview for one week later. The phone interview took about 20 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 2 years? All the questions were pretty easy   Answer Question
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  5. Helpful (2)  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Groupon (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Very detailed, it will usually take around 2-4 interviews to get an offer. Definitely understand how they price their deals and what the concept is behind this. Know how to sell that pricing concept to a new client: you're covering their cost of goods, this is a marketing strategy to get people in the door and to try the food, etc

    Interview Questions

    • They will run a scenario with you. It shouldn't be difficult if you understand how they create their features for a deal. Just make sure you know your basic math skills and you should be fine.   1 Answer
  6. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Groupon.

    Interview

    Applied online. Received email from a recruiter to discuss the position. After the 30 min conversation it was decided that I come in to interview with 2 managers. (Before I go any further make sure that the recruiter is working in the same department as you're applying for.) I applied for a Sales role and the recruiter stated that she worked in a different department. Should've left the interview when she stated this. Managers asked basic sales questions. About work history. Waste of time.

    Interview Questions

  7.  

    No Offer

    Interview

    Phone interview, then Skype interview with two people. They were very personable and easy to talk to even over the phone.The phone interview was about 20 minutes, while the Skype interviews took about an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing too difficult, mostly asked about experience and about my personality.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (6)  

    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Relaxed method, interview is about determining if the job is a right fit for you and if Groupon is right for you, they take anyone and take lots of college students who have little sales experience

    Interview Questions

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Groupon (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Seemingly simple interview. Applied online and received an e-mail to set up a phone interview within the next week. Phone interview went really smooth. The person I talked to was very relatable and very laid back. They ask a lot of questions of why sales. They want to know why you chose that career path and where you think it'll take you.

    Very fun interview, felt extremely comfortable, repetitive on their fun work culture.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Sales isn't the role for me

  10.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Groupon in March 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview turns into in person interview with an Inbound Sales manager and a few more people. I was given an offer 2 days after my last interview. The managers are all very nice but having been given the opportunity to sit in on an interview I know that they're pretty hard on applicants outside of the room.

    Interview Questions

    • You have to sell Groupon back to the manager- do research   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiating

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    College recruiter, phone interview, in person interview

    Interview Questions

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