Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Smart Meetings
- Regional Sales Manager (3)
- Event Sales Manager (2)
- Director, Meetings & Events (1)
- R\Southeast Regional Sales Manager (1)
- Marketing Director (1)
- Account Representative (1)
- Sales (1)
- Events Coordinator (1)
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took a week – interviewed at Smart Meetings (Sausalito, CA) in October 2013.
Had two in person interviews and follow up letters & phone I also supplied a good number of references. I met with the owner at an industry trade show. I new her from my previous position
with in the industry. After this meeting we spoke by phone and e-mail. I then flew to San Francisco
and met again with Marin Bright. It was a very friendly interview. We discussed what was expected of me and what my position and title would be. We also discussed the companies core values .
I also met with some of the staff and found it to be a company that i really wanted to work for.I was offered the job and excepted. The job is everything I had hoped it would be
- How Much experience I had and could i supply references 1 Answer
We discussed the job responsibilities and what they expected from me. I asked about how my commissions would be paid. I also told them what i would need as far as back-up services and
found the entire experience to be a good one for everyone. It has been a great marriage
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Smart Meetings (Sausalito, CA) in September 2013.
Interviews process was good ... consisting of three interviews with different team members and a good practice of challenging your experience to prove your value.
Typical we offer this, I want this, settle in middle
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Smart Meetings (Sausalito, CA).
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.
- How are you doing to make me money? Answer Question
No negotiation. Take it or leave it.
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Smart Meetings (Sausalito, CA) in July 2011.
Met with advertising manager, publisher and "CFO" (publisher's husband).
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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