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Holiday Retirement Community Sales Leader Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 25, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Community Sales Leader Interview

Community Sales Leader

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Holiday Retirement.

Interview Details – The hiring/interview process is simple, if you are comfortable with a boiler room mentality then you will do great. That is what they are looking for. Be prepared to role-play, be confident, dress professionally. The hiring process takes about a week; this is mostly because of the background check.

Interview Question – There were no truly difficult or unexpected questions, it is a very straight forward interview.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – The negotiation phase is nonexistent.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Community Sales Leader Interview

Community Sales Leader
Chattanooga, TN

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in September 2010.

Interview Details – Interviewed on the phone with a regional director, district and higher management, which are no longer with the company. Went to the community, met with the managers and co-managers, who also are no longer with the company. Within three years there were two sets of managers and five sets of co's.

Interview Question – After 22 years experience no questions were hard. My love and passion for seniors allowed me to answer any and all questions with ease. The actual individuals that interview me had no idea what questions to ask.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Simple, I was worth more but knew I would make up the difference in bonus. I went from a base salary of $72,000 to $35,000 with Holiday.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Community Sales Leader Interview

Community Sales Leader

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Holiday Retirement.

Interview Details – The process was initiated by a recruiter. After passing the recruiting "sniff test", I was interviewed by the RSL (Regional Sales Leader). It was his enthusiam that prompted me to move to the next step - an interview with his boss, the RD (Regional Director). That was where a red flag waved but I chose to ignore it. The interview with the RD took less than 3 minutes - literally! (Strike 1). I read the reviews on Glassdoor and chose to ignore those - it couldn't be that bad, could it? (Strike 2). I spoke with a friend whose relative is a resident but did not heed negative input. (Strike 3). I accepted the position. What a mistake!

Interview Question – How do you react to pressure?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – This is the offer - no negotiations.


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Community Sales Leader Interview

Community Sales Leader
Amarillo, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in July 2013.

Interview Details – Recruiter contacts you by phone & interviews you, then another person interviews you by phone, then your soon to be Regional Director interviews you on SKYPE...., then you are e-mailed by another person for background, witch took 9 days...., then when you accept the offer, 2 more people contact you from the HR department to plan travel, and training, etc....

Interview Question – The questions are elementary. Why would you want to work here? etc....   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Starting off great, but went downhill fast! I spoke to a total of 6 people throughout the entire process of getting hired. GIS is their background investigator. They made a mistake on my background for something that the courts waived. All in all, I decided to go to the County Clerks office to get a certified document saying that the charge was waived. Cost $15. And after 3 days was cleared for employment. The people are friendly, but took 30 days to go through the entire process. I initially accepted the job, but got fed up with all the hoo ha and ridiculous amount of people I had to talk to in order to take the job.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Community Sales Leader Interview

Community Sales Leader
Seattle, WA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in May 2013.

Interview Details – Being in corporate America for several years now, this is by far the Best interview process ever. Was contacted by a corporate recruiter who is very professional and knowledgeable about everything! the position, the compnay, etc. Interviewed on the phone then he set up a face to face interview the next day in one of the communities with the Regional sales leader.
I was very well welcomed by the community Manager on site then my interview with the Regional was Amazing. Every point was explained like differences and what sets them apart from other retirement corporations. she was honest and brilliant in explianing their training process. I was VERY IMPRESSED at the professionalism, passion and the enthuthiasm.

Interview Question – After being in operations for such a long time, what challenges do you foresee having, and how will you tackle that challenge if any in this position of being a sales leader or sales manager so to speak?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was great room for negotiation. what I was very thrilled about is the respect in which it was handled. After my very successful interview I knew in my heart this is where I wanted to be. So when the corporate recruiter called me the following day, I was excited; however, I declined the offer because the offered amount was not appealing to me, plus I had another offer on the table from another company (But my heart was with Holiday). They were very respectful and explained they would have to get approval from more managers higher in the rank who can approve going off the "budgeted salary'' Every day however they were in contact with me updating me every step of the way. Then finally after three days or so I received a call with a different and better offer. It was not exactly what I had wanted but very close and they fought for me and met me in the middle. I could not ask for more, I am so far very impressed with the entire recruiting process. Organized, approprately paced, True ambassadors for the company, Truthful, Knowledgeable and willing to fight for the candidates they want....thats what I experienced.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Community Sales Leader Interview

Community Sales Leader

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in June 2013.

Interview Details – 35,000 basis salary plus comm.
You work Tues - Sat. 10 hours a day. You are expected to increase census. If you have a move out then of course you and to add that move out to your expected move in quoto. I was interviewed by phone first then in person.

Interview Question – Most difficult question was not hard at all....what motivates me? I said I wanted to the best...top dog. Which I knew that is what they wanted to hear...they are all about numbers at this company.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – they gave me an offer letter.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Community Sales Leader Interview

Community Sales Leader

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in December 2012.

Interview Details – A lot of structure yet I asked the same question (What is the occupancy of the facility?) to 3 different people during the interviewing process and no one knew the answer.

Interview Question – How would I close the sale? I didn't know enough about the sales protocol to answer that question.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Community Sales Leader Interview

Community Sales Leader
Denver, CO

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in October 2010.

Interview Details – Lots of preliminary phone screening from an outsourced 3rd party hiring agency. several follow up one-on-one interviews with managers up to the regional level. After they saw that you fit their culture and needs, the rest of the hiring process was fast and furious to get you trained and on board.

Interview Question – How comfortable are you with working with this generation?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – None, they offered a salary and either you took it or you didn't.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Community Sales Leader Interview

Community Sales Leader
Montana City, MT

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Holiday Retirement.

Interview Details – It seems the company found me. My resume was located by a recruiter and I received a phone call asking if I would be interested in traveling to California for an interview. Three days later I was on an airplane. The entire trip from to California was paid along with expenses. Highly professional company that ensured all travel arrangements were well thought out and coordinated. Interviewed with a single sales recruting professional and departed after an hour long interview mostly covering personality and sales. Exactly six days later, I was offered the job at the location I wanted along with the salary I was told to expect. No surprises here.

Interview Question – What is the most rewarding aspect of the sales process?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No need to negotiate, the offer was more than competitive for this market and the incentives and perks were also encouraging.


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Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Community Sales Leader Interview

Community Sales Leader
Ventura, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Holiday Retirement.

Interview Details – Interviewed over the phone by a recruiting company (Holiday loves to outsource). Had an interview with Regional Sales Leader in the community, I was hired the same day as my in person interview. My interviewer was on the phone half the time and couldn't even give me a full interview. The Regional Director was not even respectful enough to wait for his annoying calls and emails till my interview was over. Recruiting company called offering me the job and I only had 2 days to pack up and fly to Corporate offices for 2 week training session. Training was very repetitive and didn't cover anything that was already common knowledge. Threw a lot of legal terms around because Holiday is scared of the world lawsuit.

Interview Question – My interview didn't even hit hard questions, interviewer was on the phone half the time   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no room for negotiations. I was told this is what we are offering $32,000 per year with a potential of high uncapped commissions. Which was falsely represented. At the beginning they started paying $300.00 per move in. Now they "restructured" and only payout $225.00 per move in and you receive half a month after sale, second half 90 days later.

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