Smart Meetings Interview Questions

Updated Apr 18, 2015
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    Event Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sausalito, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Smart Meetings (Sausalito, CA).

    Interview

    It was a two step process of a phone interview followed by an in person. Very normal interview process. All smiles and an open outlooks of growth and happiness. They avoided directly answering the question of average tenure and attributed high turn over to growth of the company. The owners dog greets you at the door with loud barking and then follows you into the interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Marketing Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sausalito, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Smart Meetings (Sausalito, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewing at Smart Meetings was the worst experience I've ever had. Their old-style environment (totally the opposite of how a Silicon Valley company should be) and the absence of professionalism of the interviewers are embarrassing and even depressing. Way below any decent standard of the area. During the interview, the interviewers used to step in and out of the room any seconds asking always the same questions not related to the job description. Also, they do not follow-up and they treat you with a sense of inferiority.
    All the team in general is very old and I do believe they stay there because they are so old that they do not have another place to go.

    Believe me, if you take good care of yourself, run as fast as you can from there, it is toxic.

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    Regional Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sausalito, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Smart Meetings (Sausalito, CA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Interviews process was good ... consisting of three interviews with different team members and a good practice of challenging your experience to prove your value.

    Negotiation

    Typical we offer this, I want this, settle in middle

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    Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marin City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Smart Meetings (Marin City, CA) in May 2013.

    Interview

    first was an email with a request for a phone conversation followed by a request meet with the principal stakeholders. If this goes well you are asked to take an assessment test, followed by another interview with staff and a trial run through. the primary people are fantastic and fun people, whom sell the company and the culture beautifully, but are just truly difficult to work for, sadly it is not with them ... it is for them.

    Negotiation

    They are dead set on low pay, earn your way

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    Regional Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sausalito, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Smart Meetings (Sausalito, CA).

    Interview

    Phone screening. Psychological profile (that is easy to trick). In person interview. Husband and wife ownership try to play off each other (good cop/bad cop) but they are not very effective. They will parade you around the office and other staff looks at you like you are meat. Annoying dog will lick your shoes.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Take it or leave it.

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    Events Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sausalito, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Smart Meetings (Sausalito, CA).

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by two in-person interviews. Met with prospective boss as well as CEO and CFO (husband of CEO). Had to take a personality test. Asked good questions. Received some false information about work environment. CFO asks questions quickly, not giving you much time to think between. Staff not willing to share actual thoughts about their experience at the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Reviewing the personality test and why you tested that way.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not very flexible on terms.

  8. Helpful (2)  

    Director, Meetings & Events Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Smart Meetings in October 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process was typical of a director level position. Initial telephone interviews where conducted, follow-up telephone interviews, with multiple face to face interviews. I visited a live event and we spoke about outcomes and benefits of the event. We brainstormed on how I might see doing the event differently - it was a fun and engaging experience overall.

    Interview Questions

    • I believe all the questions where expected and did not find any of the questions difficult in nature.   Answer Question
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sausalito, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Smart Meetings (Sausalito, CA).

    Interview

    Usually a 2 or 3X interview process with the CEO and CFO. You will be grilled on how well you know their product so make sure you do your homework. you will also be asked to take a personality test, and unless you are a perfect match, you won't get the job since they use it as a litmis test instead of looking at your track record. You will also be asked if you are willing to travel 2+ weeks per month and work on weekends with no comp time.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are we better than our competition.   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    No negotiations - "Take it or leave it"

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    Regional Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sausalito, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Smart Meetings (Sausalito, CA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Met with advertising manager, publisher and "CFO" (publisher's husband).

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Didn't negotiate anything. Don't work here unless you have a tolerance for insults, demoralization, lame office with barking dogs that come to work with the publisher and CFO, long days 12-26 hours) of travelling by plane and car with little or no return, unrealistic meal expenses, and no growth or advancement potential. There is no plan in place as to what is being done to market the product, which is primarily a slick-looking monthly magazine for the meeting planning community. Advertising from hotels, convention bureaus, casinos with hotels and meeting rooms. The sales staff is back-biting and underhanded. the company plays a shell game with sales by changing budgets and goals and keeping you on the road so no goals are met and commissions stay lower than the potential you're told you can make. Run away as fast as you can from the idea of working at this sweat shop.

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    Event Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Smart Meetings in December 2011.

    Interview

    Calls and then interview where they described their company ( turns out to be complete lies!)

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    not much negotiation. I needed a job. I accepted it.

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