Marcus Evans Sales Executive Interview Questions

Updated Oct 13, 2014
Updated Oct 13, 2014
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    Corporate Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Marcus Evans.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews on separate days with different members of the management team. Interviews take place in the conference room, which is sleek and nice -- a contrast to the poor sales floor aesthetic.

    Interview Questions
    • None...everything was very mediocre. There was a role-playing exercise where I pretended to sell Marcus Evans "product" (which is a very ambiguous and shady thing to begin with).   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Don't take the offer. You will never make the money they tell you that you will unless you are a sociopath.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Executive Summit Division Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Marcus Evans in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Four interviews. Phone with manager. And then face to face with manager, director and CEO. Standard questions. With the exception of the two below. I received an offer letter. However it was contingent on two letters of recommendation from former employers.

    Interview Questions
    • Two items through me. Role play with director. "Sell me something, anything" (I don't do well role playing. Be prepared! ) Have you ever made an error and got out of it? Lied or covered it up. (I have made errors, corrected them. But never lied. They want to see if you can think on your feet. If you are a seasoned professional, making a career change, think of the minor things you had to do, in the beginning, for success. Ex. Cold calls, lead prospecting. These are all entry level positions. They want to make sure you can do grunt work. My big hurdle was coming from real estate to B 2 B sales. Think about that. Make sure you sell them on it. Looking back, these were my weaknesses during the process. I hope it helps someone!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. It is all spelled out. Merit system.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Sales Executive Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Marcus Evans in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Found job posting online for account executive position in the Chicago area. Talked on the phone with HR and then had an in person interview with sales manager. First half of the in person interview was behavioral based interview questions and the second part was understanding position. They handed me a packet of the job position, company culture, etc... and went into great detail so I had absolutely no questions at the end. I heard back from them a couple days later to do my second in person interview. The homework for this interview was to find 10 people to sell their product too (seats for a conference).

    Interview Questions
    • What are some positives and negatives of working in competitive sales environment   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Marcus Evans.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews, that's it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Junior Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Marcus Evans in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    After appyling through monster.com, I was contacted a few days later where I had a phone screening from the team leader who would be managing me if I was hired. Two days later I was brought in for a face to face interview with the same person and his sales manager. Two days later I was called out of the blue from the sales manager. The next day I recieved my offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation Process
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Executive Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Marcus Evans in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I found the company while applying for jobs on Linked In. I had applied and interviewed with other companies for "account executive" positions and most turned out to be low paying, commission only jobs, so I was a bit wary. The description did say "salary and commission" so, I thought this company would be different. In the end, I was wrong.

    I heard back from the recruiter about 2 or 3 days after I had posted my resume and we did a phone interview that lasted about 20 minutes. After our conversation, he asked me to participate in a second phone interview to be done 2 days later. The second phone interview was a little more involved. He asked questions like: "What is your ideal salary?" and "How are you with rejection?" After I answered his questions he invited me to do a face-to-face interview.

    About 3 days later, I went to their office and met with one of their sales managers. He was a nice guy and was very welcoming. He asked me general sales questions and told me a little bit about the company and the goals for sales executives. While you may only have to get 3 sales a week, you have to keep in mind you are selling tickets to upper executive conferences (1 ticket runs about $3,000). He also threw in a few left field questions such as: "tell me a joke or funny story" and "what is 48+23+12?" They ask you these to find out how quick you are on your feet.

    After the interview, he told me they would be in touch in the next couple of days if I got the job. Even though they never called, I would not have accepted because of the low base pay and high focus on a very difficult commission.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to make 120+ cold calls per day?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Executive Interview

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

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Marcus Evans in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    iniial phone interview is with the domestic sales mgr, Gurneet.

    Pretty in depth, she qualifies you for a second 1 on 1 interviews--this one is with another manager that works under Gurneet.

    Third interview is with Gurneet and you better sell yourself well.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none. take it or leave it mentality

    Extremely low base.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Executive Business Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Marcus Evans in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I personally made a call to one of the Managers at the firm. Discussed the position and was offered to come in for an interview.

    First interview was with the sales manager and that went well. He explained the entire business process of how Marcus Evans conducts their business prospecting and how sales are made. Explained benefits as well as compensation package.

    Second interview was with sales manager and GM. This time it was more of a Q&A session and they asked me questions about sales, what sales books I have read lately, and how determined am I to succeed.

    After the second interview they called me a couple hours later and offered me the position.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult thing that you have had to deal with in your professional career?   Answer Question
    • When is the last time you read a book and what was the title of that book?   Answer Question
    • How many sales books have you read and how long ago was the last one that you read?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    My timing for hire for this position was not the greatest. I gracefully declined and didn't burn any bridges with the office staff.

    Compensation package was not the greatest in regards to salary, but their commission structure was very lucrative. There is potential to make a whole lot of money if you are a good sales person and can survive knowing that your are going to practically live off of 100% commission.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Marcus Evans in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Got on a phon interview, a one on one interview, a second one on one, and finally an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think the difference between this job and your last sales job is?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The base salary was too low

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales Executive Interview

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

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Marcus Evans in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    After doing a phone interview, I was asked to come in. Then, I interviewed with two people. It went well. After working there I noticed that they used their sales pitch format on me to sell the job to me. For example, they created urgency by telling me there were two positions. In reality, I was in a training group of around 15 people.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you think you can think well on the spot? Tell me a funny story.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    You can't really negotiate with them.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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