Marcus Evans Sales Executive Interview Questions

Updated Jun 1, 2015
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    Sales Executive Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Marcus Evans (Chicago, IL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Professional interview setting asking about prior experience. Was also asked what I am looking for in a career and what I wouldn't like in a career. Interviewer was aware of all internet reviews, especially on this site. Was able to effectively challenge each negative statement and made it seem as if the ones who are not good at selling or have bad work ethic do not make it. Just received call back for second interview with a different manager.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think the pros and cons are of not having computers on every desk?   Answer Question
  2.  

    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Marcus Evans (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The interview is really a sales job selling you on the company and opportunity disguised as an interview. I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter what you say, as long as you seem somewhat competent, you will get the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Didn't really ask tough questions. Mostly about past experience and if I think I can do this job and why/   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    didn't negotiate base pay, but heard someone else was able to double it through negotiating

  3.  

    Corporate Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Marcus Evans (New York, NY).

    Interview

    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

    Don't take the offer. You will never make the money they tell you that you will unless you are a sociopath.

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    Sales Executive Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Marcus Evans (Chicago, IL) in May 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Marcus Evans (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Two interviews, that's it.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No room for negotiation.

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    Junior Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Marcus Evans (New York, NY) in April 2012.

    Interview

    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

    No Negotiation Process

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    Sales Executive Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Marcus Evans (Chicago, IL) in March 2012.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
  9.  

    Sales Executive Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Marcus Evans (Chicago, IL) in January 2012.

    Interview

    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

    none. take it or leave it mentality

    Extremely low base.

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    Executive Business Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Marcus Evans (San Diego, CA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    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.

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    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Marcus Evans (New York, NY) in November 2010.

    Interview

    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

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