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Groupon Inside Sales Interview Questions

Updated Dec 13, 2014
Updated Dec 13, 2014
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Groupon.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Groupon.

    Interview Details

    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

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    No negotiating
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    College recruiter, phone interview, in person interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Groupon in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process went pretty well and moved quickly. I submitted my resume Christmas Eve (I had tons of free time over the holidays) and was surprised to hear back before New Years. We scheduled a quick phone screen for the following week, and in the meantime I did my research on the company. The initial phone call went phenomenally well, my roommates made a comment about how much we got along and were laughing about things. Be prepared for a lot of questions relating to Groupon (Why do you want to work here? Why sales at Groupon? Why should people use Groupon? Etc.). They love their company and they want to make sure you do too. Before we ended the conversation, she scheduled me to come into HQ a few days later with a few copies of my resume.

    Showed up for my in person interview and was greeted by the same recruiter within 5 minutes. She showed me around quickly and gave me another brief run down of the position. The weird/bad part about this tour is she used A LOT of terms that where like 'when you start' and 'when you work here' and things like that, which I don't think you should use with an interviewee. Otherwise, it was nice to get a chance to see the office. After letting me know who I'd be meeting with and seeing if I had any questions, she dropped me off in a conference room. Had to wait about 15 minutes for the first guy to come. He was wonderful and we hit it off. He had one question that caught me off guard, but otherwise, I had a really enjoyable time and I feel like it went really well with him. Between him and the second gentleman, I had about 25 minutes, which felt like an eternity. When the second guy came in, the first thing he said to me when I asked how he was was "extremely busy" as he proceeded to take out his phone and watch and set them on the table to monitor time and let me know for the second time before sitting down that we only had about half an hour. He was extremely short during the interview, which was a letdown because I'm not TOO much of a talker, and if I see you're in a hurry I know to keep my answers short and sweet, however I wasn't given much of a chance. He didn't ask too many questions and seemed like he was in WAY too much of a hurry. It was extremely unfortunate and off putting. That was on Tuesday, was told I would hear back Friday with an answer. Got the call Friday that they were moving forward with other candidates, which I wasn't too surprised with because of the second interview, and I technically don't even have sales experience...but they really liked my past work experience in general plus my personality. It's okay though, they're a great company and I'm glad I got to interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Name three reasons a merchant would want to partner with Groupon?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Groupon in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I reached out to a recruiter via e-mail who passed my information along to a sales division recruiter. The same day that new recruiter contacted me and asked to set something up for a few days later. We spoke on the phone promptly at the time she said she would call. We spoke for 30 minutes regarding my background. How would my service industry experience be a fit for the role? Why Groupon? Why sales? She then discussed the position in depth, and asked me to come later in the week to interview. I showed up to the interview early (practiced my pitch to myself) and was greeted by my recruiter exactly when she set up the interview time. She showed me around the office then took me to a conference room and told me I would be meeting with three people, who they were, and their titles. First interview went really well. She liked my background and I discussed why I would be perfect for the role because of it. Second interview was incredibly informal and laid back. I loved that. He was honest and up front about the way things are and wanted me to ask honest questions as well. At this point I was not nervous at all. They made me feel comfortable and were not trying to catch me off guard (also I studied up on EVERYTHING so that also helped with my nerves). The third interview was a bit more intense. He was still incredibly personable. He worked his way up and knows what he is doing and what kind of person he is looking for.

    Overall, my experience with all three was great. I could not imagine it going any better. I was a bit shocked that I was not asked to do a mock sales pitch as I was ready to kill it. I interviewed on a Friday, was told I would hear back by the middle of the following week. I did not hear anything so I assumed they were “moving forward with other candidates”. Totally bummed. The next day I was contacted by my recruiter saying they were still in the process of deciding, later that day I was called and offered the position.

    Study up so that you can relax your nerves and be yourself. They truly want your personality and your skills. I am a nervous interviewer and was not nervous in the least bit. It also helped that my people were incredibly relaxed and welcoming.

    I appreciated the promptness of my recruiter and the fact that I was updated through the process. They don’t have to do that, and MANY don’t. So I was incredibly grateful for that. There is nothing worse than waiting to hear back from a place you actually want to work for.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical questions:
      Why would merchants want to use Groupon?
      How would you describe Groupon?
      What can you offer Groupon from your previous experiences in the service industry?
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. The salary is set now.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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