Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Riverbed Technology in September 2014.
I was called by an internal recruiter. That conversation was very brief and to the point. He asked simple questions about things like my willingness to travel, working in an office - very general. I was told I was a "good fit" and that my resume would be sent to the hiring manager. Several days later I spoke with the hiring manager over the phone. The conversation went well. He asked generic sales performance related questions, (my success in achieving sales quotas, hunter vs farmer? Ans: always hunter, never farmer, ability to work as part of a team, etc). All very straight forward and direct. I was invited to come into the office in San Francisco to interview with the team, (Channel manager, SE and the hiring manager again). The interviews with the Channel Manager and SE went well. They confirmed they would recommend me to the hiring manager. The interview with the hiring manager didn't go so well. I had the definite impression he had another agenda. He asked me lots of questions about how I would handle many different situations - all leading to the unmistakable conclusion that he was looking for a person who could manage complex, time consuming sales cycles in Fortune 100 companies. Finally at the end of the conversation I tried to close him for the position when he told me he was looking for someone who had more of a "transactional" sales background, (a complete opposite of the questions he was asking). I felt I'd be duped. Afterward I received no feedback one way or the other. No one communicated anything about my application, which I felt was pretty unprofessional.
- Tell me about a time when you've had to manage and engage multiple layers of your organization into the prospect's company when trying to close a complex enterprise sale. Answer Question
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Riverbed Technology (Pittsburgh, PA) in January 2009.
Initial interview was with an in-house recruiter who reached me based on my then current position working for a competitor. The in-house recruiter conducted a resume review, validating past job history and ascertained interest on potentially working for RVBD, ultimately sponsoring me forward in the process to meet with the hiring manager. Within a week, I met the hiring manager at our local airport for a 1:1 face to face interview that took about two hours, covering past job history, some discussion of the technology associated with the Riverbed solution and a review of the territory accounts. The position was available because of growth and expansion. There was some conversation around compensation, generated by the hiring manager.
I was able to negotiate a 120/120 base/incentive based on my prior earnings and 15+ years of experience and technology certifications. AT the time, this was at the to[ end of the range. The company assigned a first year quota however equivalent to that of a mature territory though the territory had heretofore generated virtually nothing, having been un-worked. They were adamant in refusing to provide any ramp or recoverable draw and consequently first year real earnings were down substantially, even though my run rate by the end of the first year was approaching the run rate of a mature territory. Unfortunately, I,as the sales, rep bore the brunt of the ramp up financially. Future hires should look carefully at prior territory performance to insist on either quota accommodation or receipt of a draw supporting the ramp up period.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Riverbed Technology.
Informal and unstructured, best to get and internal sponsor
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Riverbed Technology in July 2010.
interviewed with 7 execututives
- Describe and whiteboard the difference between caching, web caching and Riverbed's optimization solution Answer Question
able to negotiate
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Riverbed Technology (Johannesburg (South Africa)) in January 2010.
Very professional, but extremely well managed. I knew exactly what was expected from me.
- To share my forecasts for our region. I did not feel to share accounts before I join the company 1 Answer
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