Red Ventures Inside Sales Interview Questions

Updated Mar 28, 2015
Updated Mar 28, 2015
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Mill, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Mill, SC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Red Ventures in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    brief and pleasant phone interview/ asked one clarifying question re. my past employment history/ asked to do a mock sales presentation with an interviewer/ answered other questions regarding my history, interests, my fit within the company with a small panel of interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    straight forward
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Red Ventures.

    Interview Details

    I Had an online app. Phone screening. In person interview/tour. There were several people waiting to be interviewed. Don't be afraid to ask questioned and be enerrgetic. I don't think I was energetic enough.

    Interview Questions
    • We are not looking for customer service people, but aggressive salesmanship. Basic interview questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Red Ventures in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    They sent me an email to scheduld the phone interview. First phone interview they give you a description of the job and ask vague questions. Then set up a second phone interview which includes more vague questions which have very little to do with the ability to do the job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Interview Details

    Phone interview...about 20 minutes+. Basic interview with resume questions and what would you do questions. Second interview is an onsite interview. This is a few hours and can be a little nerve racking, but isn't too bad. Meet with several different PM's performance managers and then do a sit in with a current sales agent to shadow to see what the job is like.

    Interview Questions
    • You have to do a scenario with a sales script with several managers   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC
    Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Red Ventures in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through their website. They emailed me back within a week to schedule a phone screening that lasted about 5 minutes. During this time, the person I spoke with was upfront about the awful hours that would be scheduled (nights until midnight or later). At the end of the call, we scheduled an onsite interview for a few days later. At the onsite interview, I was first taken into a 1:1 interview in a side room. We went over the hours again and I was asked pretty general questions, nothing too difficult and nothing that would send up a red flag in my mind that I had to get right or else I'd get weeded out. From there I went on a tour of the newest building (RV3) where I was shown some of the amenities like the bowling alley, cafe, and yoga studio. We also walked through some of the call floor and then went into a one-hour presentation on the company where we listened in on a phone call. Everyone else seemed to be impressed by the amenities and casual dress but to me it all felt a bit off. There's a relaxed atmosphere and then there's going too far, and I got the impression that the envelope was pushed a little too far in this regard, like some could forget they're at work and push professional boundaries. Seeing some of the employees joking around the way they were just seemed a little unprofessional to me. They have prizes for top pranksters, as if they encourage that kind of behavior or something. I'm all for having fun and enjoying being at work, but to me it seemed a little much. The employees I met were all really nice but I didn't think this was a good fit for me.

    Interview Questions
    • Which job, that you have had previously, did you like least and why?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I wasn't a fan of the overly casual culture; it felt like I was back in high school or hanging out at a frat house. A lot of the employees are fresh out of undergrad.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Red Ventures in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted a resume and was contacted for an initial phone interview within a week. The first contact by phone was an initial screening and took about 3 minutes and then a second phone interview was set up. The second interview via phone took almost 30 minutes. The recruiter was friendly and made the process very comfortable and smooth. I was asked the standard questions. After I was invited to the campus for a tour and final interview. The campus is amazing bowling alley, top notch kitchen, onsite healthcare. Some people wore jeans to the interview, lots of recent college graduates. We had a campus tour, a 45 minute meeting about the company and then followed by 2 interviews by two different team leaders. This is where things went downhill. We were not given the opportunity to listen to team member calls like was told. After the presentation I was called by a team leader for my first face to face interview, before even having a chance for a handshake I was greeted with a scowl. On the way to the interview room as we were loaded into an elevator I was asked how I had heard about the company and replied I had a few clients at my current place of employment that are RV employees who encouraged me to apply (I work in the service industry currently since the real estate crash). Apparently this was not a good thing to share, the interviewer immediately asked if I planned on continuing to work for my current employer and when I began to answer his question he ignored me and started talking to a team member in the elevator completely ignoring my reply. After that it was all a blur but before the final face to face interview even began I knew I didn't have the job. He even rolled his eyes at my answers in the interview. RV looks like a great company, it just seems to be geared towards fresh faced twenty something recent graduates. If maybe I had looked more the part I would have had a warmer reception. I was shocked to see one female in neon blue stiletto's for the interview and other people in ripped jeans.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a famous person who is alive you would love to have dinner with and why   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Red Ventures in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, contacted by email 3 days later. Interview took 3 steps. First an introductory phone email where they go over the job and get a feel for you.

    Next there is a more indepth 30 minute phone interview where they ask questions regarding your personality and drive, also ask about previous experience and how you handled hard situations in life and work. Pretty standard. They really are looking for someone with assertive traits who is highly motivated (like all sales).

    If you get past this interview they invite you for an onsite tour that lasts about 2.5 hours. They will also send you a sales script. MAKE SURE YOU STUDY IT. During this tour you see the building ( which is awesome) and you interview with 2 hiring managers who ask you questions about your work experience and personality.

    Then you are expected to go through a mock sales call with both of them. During this you are critiqued about your technique and given pointers. It is imperative that you take the pointers and improve on them. So make sure you pay attention, take notes, and improve.

    My advice, STUDY AND PREPARE! Make sure you speak with confidence, and CLOSE in a timely fashion on your mock sales call.

    Overall, a normal and fun interview. Just be prepared with normal interview questions and be confident.

    Interview Questions
    • Name as many uses for a garden hose as possible in one minute   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Red Ventures in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very simple process. First you are given a 5 minute phone interview (easy, I think they just want to make sure you know how to speak) then you are given a 30 minute phone interview that dives into some of your previous work experience. After that I was called onsite for about a three-and-a-half hour day of tours, meeting people and listening in on sales calls.

    Im not really sure why people say the company tries to disguise that this is phone sales. They definitely dont. It's out in the open. But I think they approach the monotony of sales in a very unique way with incentives, prizes, etc.

    You have to do a mock script of a sales call--once again, very easy.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. You get commission and you determine how much you make.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Inside Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Mill, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Mill, SC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Red Ventures.

    Interview Details

    Met recruiters on college campus, went out for drinks with them, got an invitation to apply. Applied and the whole process took a month and a half. There's a phone screening, phone interview (about ten/fifteen minutes), and if you get through that process you have to come to the main campus for an on-site interview which takes several hours. This interview includes a tour and presentation which are all meant to make the company and telemarketing seem like the most fun ever, then you have an interview with a performance manager who goes through a mock sales script with you and asks you to critique yourself, and then they 'coach' you. THEN you go listen to another sales agent's calls for an hour and this is meant to help you pick up technique and salesmanship skills. THEN you have another interview with a different PM who has notes from the previous interview, and you go through the mock script again. After that, you are returned to the tour guide who takes you through the rest of the campus, and told you will hear from someone in the next couple days. I received an email almost immediately after I left the premise, and was offered a job within several days.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview itself is very, very simple. The most difficult part is the mock sales script and role-playing, especially if you don't have any experience in sales (which I didn't).   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Can't really negotiate for the Inside Sales Position, they're very upfront about what you make. But there is room to make tons of money with the commission aspect... though, that also leaves room for improvement.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Red Ventures.

    Interview Details

    I was asked to review a series of questions and to be prepared to present a mock phone call. I was asked questions like if you could invent anything what would it be and why?

    Interview Questions
    • What was the hardest professional or personal event I ever had to experience.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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