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Insight Global Recruiter/Account Manager Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014
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Recruiter/Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Insight Global.

Interview Details

I was contacted by someone from the company. I had a quick phone interview then was brought in for an in-person interview. The interview was easy, just a conversation. I met with 2 people. The first girl told me all about the position. She was nice and very helpful. Then I met with a manager and he only asked me a few questions. I was basically the one asking all the questions and carrying the interview. At the end of the interview, he said someone would be contacting me by the end of the week about moving forward. I never got an email or a call. I sent a follow up email the next week and never got a response. Seemed very unprofessional to me. Overall, seemed like an exciting place to work, lots of young people. I just wish they would be a bit more professional with the candidates they choose not to move forward with.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Insight Global

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    Recruiter/Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Conshohocken, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Conshohocken, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Insight Global.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with an IG recruiter then an in person interview with a manager in the office. Everyone was very nice, but the manager didn't seem too interested in much that I had to say. Basic questions - nothing challenging. Definitely looking for really outgoing, hyper, rah-rah people. The recruiter told me to drink a red bull before going into the interview, which probably would have helped.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your dream job? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recruiter/Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Insight Global in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn saying that after viewing my online resume he would like to set up a time to speak with me on the phone about openings that they had at insight global in recruiting and account managing. I set up a phone interview with him and had a very nice conversation with him, at the end of which he asked if I would like to schedule an in person interview at their offices to which I agreed.

    Before heading to my in person interview I did a lot of research on the company and started discovering things that made me feel a little apprehensive about the company -- They have a HUGE turnover rate for their first year employees, pay is very low with a commission structure that does not allow you to make a lot of extra money, they make their employees write positive reviews about the company on sites such as this one to boost their rating (you will notice that all of the 5 star reviews are very generic and from current employees, whereas if you look at the 1 star reviews, they are all from former employees and give details such as this one), many claim that they are untruthful during interviews about the 6-8 months that it takes to be promoted from the recruiting position to account manager position and that, in reality, some are never promoted, and there are even many articles online calling this company a"scam." Despite reading all of this, I decided to go to my interview to give them the benefit of the doubt and form my own opinion of the company or, at the very least, to get some interview practice.

    When I arrived at the office, I walked into the lobby which had 3 conference rooms off of it with windows to the lobby. There was also a desk with a phone on it, but no receptionist. Next to the phone was a sign saying "for assistance please pick up phone" so I picked up the phone, introduced myself, said why I was there and who I was looking for and, after hanging up, was very promptly greeted by the man I had just spoken to and told that my interviewers were currently busy so to take a seat and they would be with me shortly.

    Once there was an interviewing room available, I had three separate fifteen minute interviews. The first was a bit more focused on my resume and the other two were more conversational. A couple things my interviewers said during the interviews made me further question the job and the company such as "when I got hired, I really didn't even understand what the position I was being hired for meant," and "in an average day you make about 90 phone calls, but, of course, not everyone answers, so you will probably actually speak to about 8 or 9 people." The position of "recruiter" is actually more of a telemarketing job which has you making cold calls for the majority of the day.

    Although the three people with which I interviewed were very nice, I could not get passed the information that I had researched about the company and knew that this company would not be the right fit for me.

    The people I interviewed with did genuinely seem to enjoy their jobs and enjoy working there, but for me, I felt that the company seemed to be very unethical and was not the environment that I was looking for. If you do interview, I suggest you do a lot of in depth research on the company so that, if you are offered a position, you know what you would be getting yourself into and can make an informed decision.

    Interview Questions
    • The phone interview was really just to get an idea of your personality and to see if you could come off well over the phone, since about 95% of the job is making cold calls everyday. Be prepared to answer the usual questions like "Tell me about yourself" and "why are you interested in sales?"

      At the in person interview, you will speak with a few different people, and will be expected to lead the conversation and ask a lot of questions.

      "Do you consider yourself a competitive person?"
       
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Recruiter/Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Insight Global.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted initially by phone and email by a corporate recruiter who explained to me they thought I was a good fit for the position. Had a casual 15 minute phone interview and was asked to come in for a sit down interview with some account managers and the sales manager. Was interviewed separately by all 3 for about 20-25 minutes each. What I found strange was after the first interview with the account manager, she spoke with the recruiter who then immediately came in and gave me feedback on the previous interview. I was then interviewed by another account manager, and finally a short discussion with the sales manager. Everything was very laid back and none of the questions were out of the ordinary, but I felt they wanted the ideal candidate to be bubbly like a sorority girl with fake smiles and what not.

    Overall a fairly pleasant process, but the professionalism of some of the office was not what you would see in other businesses/industries.

    Interview Questions
    • What sets you apart from other candidates being interviewed?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Recruiter/Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Insight Global.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter I spoke with was amazing -- man I interviewed with was cocky, arrogant, didn't ask me any questions and just spoke about his own career. The rumor is that they don't care about your background - if you're really attractive and have somewhat of a personality you will get the job

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Account Manager/Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Insight Global in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The Interview process was one of the most enjoyable I have experienced. The corporate recruiter I spoke with was very nice and easy to talk to as well as very organized and punctual. The office manager I interviewed was the same way. It was a very conversational and less formal kind of interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Recruiter/Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Insight Global in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got contacted by a recruiter after she found my resume on monster. I had about a fifteen minute conversation with the recruiter over the phone and she invited me in to meet with the sales manager two days later. I met with an account manager before the sales manager and was only asked a few questions, then was asked what questions I had. Have a lot of questions prepared, as it is very conversational based. Then I met with the sales manager and was very similar to the interview with the account manager. After the interview was over, I was taken into the office and greeted by everyone working. I heard back from them and was invited back for a second interview an hour after leaving the office, but decided the job wasn't a good fit for me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Recruiter/Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stillwater, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stillwater, OK
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Insight Global in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position through my university's hiring system. Within a few days I received a phone call from the company's recruiter. We scheduled an on-campus interview. The interview went well I thought. It was VERY casual conversation and he even asked about the bar life in my college town. The interview seemed more like a sales pitch on the company instead of getting to know the candidate for the position; so I don't believe he really got to know me or got to see if I was properly qualified for the position. It seemed like they were just looking for someone who was interested in fun and partying and not much focused on work.

    Interview Questions
    • Absolutely no questions except "Do you have any questions for me about the company?"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Recruiter/Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Insight Global in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter over the phone. We made arrangements to interview in Dallas (I live in OKC). The recruiter said I would be meeting with many other employees during my interview, but after driving 3 hours in the snow, turns out half the office was gone on a snow day. I met with the one guy I was in contact with and no one else. He did not ask about my background, really just tried to get a sense of my personality. We met for probably 20 minutes then I was free to go. Honestly felt it was a waste of my time and gas.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Recruiter/Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Insight Global in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had a quick 15 minute phone interview followed by an invitation to interview with two sales managers in their office later that week. Upon arriving there was no one in the office at all and there was a phone with a note on it to pick it up for help. Someone quickly came out and led me to a room and told me the two interviewers would be right with me. After sitting for about 15 minutes past my interview time, the two interviewers came in to introduce themselves, then instantly left again (I assume to discuss their first impressions). It seemed that by showing up for my scheduled interview time, I was interrupting their day. After another 10 minutes of waiting, only one returned for the interview.

    It was not much of an interview at all, more of a sales pitch for the company. It felt like I was in a timeshare sales pitch, where I had to be skeptical of everything I was told. All she talked about was how much money the top earners of the company make, how big of a spending account the managers had, and a vacation incentive that was not even offered to employees in the position that they were interviewing for. All in all, it seemed like she was avoiding the topic of what the company actually did and what my responsibilities for the position would be.

    It turns out after pressuring the interviewer, I found out that it on average takes longer than the 8 months they claim to be promoted from a recruiter. On top of this, the base salary is only $30,000 with no overtime and minimal bonuses for at least the first 5 years. After a few years, the job may pay well, but working for 5 years at $30,000 a year can be hard to get by on, especially since they require business professional dress every day of work. When I asked about the employee turnover rate, I was quickly and excitedly told, "After 5 years there is less that 10% employee turnover!" This is not what I wanted to know. When asked about first year employees, I was told that only around 40% of employees stay with the company past their first year, and about 60% find work somewhere else, and it is almost all voluntary.

    I went in being a little skeptical of the company after reading some other reviews, and I was right to be so. The company expects a lot of work out of their employees for relatively low pay. On top of this, the benefits talked about are not for the recruiter position. They are only available once you are promoted to the next level, which takes longer than advertised, if even promoted at all. The recruiter/account manager position consists of 50+ hour work weeks with only 3 vacation days a year, a $30,000 base salary that is non negotiable and does not increase, and lower than industry average commission rates.

    I was told after the interview that I would receive a call the following Monday letting me know the next steps. After receiving no call on Monday, I was a little curious about what they thought, especially since I really made them tell me the true job description, so called them myself on Tuesday. I was told I was selected for the next round and asked when I had time to go out for lunch with some other members of the company. I politely declined and was asked "If you don't want the job, why would you call me?" I just told her that if someone tells me they are going to follow up with me, I expect them to do so. You'd think a company that is based on recruiting and hiring would understand this.

    I know that was a lot of info, but I feel it is necessary information that is not told to potential candidates. Long story short, if you are willing to put in your time with the company and live just above the poverty line (just above $23,000/year in the U.S.) for a few years, it may pay off for you. If you are really trying to start a career for a reputable company, I would suggest looking elsewhere. If you get the chance, interview with Insight Global and see for yourself it is the right fit for you, just make sure you don't get caught up in their sales pitch. Make sure are looking at the big picture, not just what might happen 10 years down the road if you do well.

    Interview Questions
    • No real questions were asked. It was all a big sales pitch for the company.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    After interviewing with the company, I did not feel it was a good fit for me. I feel my time would be better suited for a different type of company that respects the knowledge and skill I am bringing to them. Insight Global is looking for a "blank slate" that they can mold into one of their sales positions and then work them as much as they can.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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