Softchoice Interview Questions & Reviews
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- Inside Sales (3)
- Inside Sales Account Manager (3)
- Solutions Architect (2)
- OUTSIDE SALES (2)
- Outside Sales Representative (1)
- Financial Analyst I (1)
- Senior Consultant (1)
- Customer Support Representative (1)
- Territory Sales Representative (1)
- Licensing (1)
- Bid Analyst (1)
- SMB Sales Representative (1)
- Vendor Sales Specialist (1)
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Solutions Architect Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Softchoice in April 2011.
Interview Details – 2 Phone Interviews, 2 in person interviews and one panel interview
Interview Question – How would you propose Lync as a replacement or companion product to Jabber or an existing telephony system. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No Negotiation needed, they offered what I wanted
Territory Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Softchoice in December 2013.
Interview Details – Initial phone interview with recruiter out of Toronto and follow-up panel interview with 3 territory managers
Interview Question – none...very typical interview questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no nogotiations
Very Easy Interview
Inside Sales Account Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Softchoice in February 2012.
Interview Details – The hiring process is short and painless, they just want to know if you are shy, and if you are fine with calling clients everyday. They want to have someone with experience in sales, but you can be coming from working in a grocery store, if you show you are confident and hungry to make money, you will most likely get the job. Many people that work there did not have the knowledge or background in IT
Interview Question – How do you get customers to like you View Answer
Negotiation Details – Cannot negotiate, they are firm on paying you the least possible, with the least amount of vacation they can (2 weeks)
Product Master Group Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Softchoice
Interview Details – Submitted application through a friend referral
Had to wait about 3 weeks and had to do some e-mail followup as well
3 rounds of Interviews -
first with HR (phone interview),
second with team leads (in person),
and third with the senior manager (in person)
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 20 years from now? Answer Question
Inside Sales Account Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Softchoice in April 2013.
Interview Details – Total interviews: 3 to 4
1 - Screening call (basic questions)
2 - Phone interview (sales experience questions)
3 - ''Y-Connect'' (optional step at the discretion of the hiring manager) visit at the office to sit down with a rep and do some calls.
4 - Face to face interview (sales experience, product knowledge, etc)
Total time of process: 2-3 weeks
Interview Question – At the question ''Why Softchoice'', they do not think ''I like computers'' to be a correct answer. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Depending on experience, you might or might not have an option.
Senior Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Softchoice.
Interview Details – Initial communication was through a recruiter.
Initial interview for my role was with the VP of Services, followed by a technical interview with one of the senior consultants in my area of focus.
Two more interviews, back to back, with another director level and professional services management to assess fit.
Interview Question – Do not recall specifics - handling failure came up, describing how I dealt with difficult situations with clients and coworkers Answer Question
Negotiation Details – My negotiation was by proxy through the headhunter with whom I had worked for several years
Financial Analyst I Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Softchoice.
Interview Details – Applied online.
Interview with HR
Interview with Hiring manager
Interview with VP
Interview Question – What was your most significant contribution at your last organization? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I negotiated the salary, vacation, and when benefits would start.
Very Easy Interview
Vendor Sales Specialist Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Softchoice.
Interview Details – I went through nine different interviews. Most were phone based, although three of them were on the same day back to back to back in the office. The in-person interviews were with people that had little to no interaction with the position for which I was applying. Each interview started with the question "what is your understanding of the position?" Each time, my understanding of the position was confirmed, although after accepting the position I found out that the position was 180 degrees different than what I had understood. The recruiting person was not very responsive or thorough with her follow up. Several times she would miss calling me at the appointed times to give me a status update, and my calls and emails went unanswered.
Interview Question – The most difficult question was one that I asked them. All I wanted to know was my status. The interview process lasted more than a month, and I had a very difficult time getting any kind of response. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to choose between two different offers. One of them was more base-salary heavy with less of a bonus potential, while the other had a higher bonus potential with a lower base.
Customer Support Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Softchoice in February 2011.
Interview Details – Asked very throuogh questions related work, including experience. There was 1 phone interview and 2 onsite interview. Once hired after 3 to 6 months you may go through a panel interview to see which type of clients would be a better fit for you.
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? Answer Question
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