Southwestern Advantage Interview Questions

Updated Jul 17, 2015
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Southwestern Advantage (Minneapolis, MN).

    Interview

    3 rounds of interview. All in person. With Student Manager. Ask about work experience. Why you are interested. Explain level of work and commitment level for the whole summer.

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    Independent Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Southwestern Advantage.

    Interview

    Recruited college students on campus, would hold info sessions on campus. Met in person for about 3 times, first giving an overview of the program and then having you do some research on the company. Eventually you have to turn in a parent agreement form for you to do the job and also sign an agreement of understanding. Interview questions were pretty normal behavioral ones (more introspective focused)

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    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in College Station, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Southwestern Advantage (College Station, TX) in May 2013.

    Interview

    I went to an informational about the position and an individual meet with me on campus. We listened to a sales presentation describing the products that students sale over the summer. They spoke about the fear of rejection. The job entails cold calling 30 clients a day and receiving an average of 3 sales a day. To do this job, they highlight that one must be very self driven and self motivated because of the amount of autonomy at work.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel about rejection?   1 Answer
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Southwestern Advantage in January 2013.

    Interview

    I dropped in my resume at a career event. Got a call for an invite to an info session. The manager asked a bunch of questions during the info session to the students. I actively participated during the session and was asked for an interview right after the session. Had three interviews in total. Straight forward interviews. They want to know why you want to take such a challenging internship and to make sure you're well motivated and not a quitter. They also give plenty of homework for you to complete in one night (on top of all the school work you have), to see if you're committed enough and who doesn't give excuses. Overall an intense interview process, but I truly loved the managers I've met.

    Interview Questions

    • nothing unexpected. use past experience to prove that you can work hard and you want to take challenges.   Answer Question
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    Student Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Southwestern Advantage (Memphis, TN).

    Interview

    planning to recruit/ interview 5 people.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    sales

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    Product Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bowling Green, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Southwestern Advantage (Bowling Green, KY).

    Interview

    A company rep met with me over a 3 day period so that we could learn about each other -- my background, info about the company, position, opportunities within, challenges, products, questions, etc. After the interview process was completed, my parents were met with as well for the same purpose. I was clearly told and understood that this was the most challenging work I could choose to do and that it would require an extremely high level of commitment and determination, but that the rewards would be great. I worked in Oklahoma for the summer, and it was absolutely the most challenging work, just like I was told. I wanted to give up many times, but made a commitment to finish what I started so I stuck it out. By the end of my first summer I earned a little over $10k and was offered a position as a student leader. I earned an incentive trip to Mexico, made the best friends of my life, and learned more about business and people than I ever have in a classroom. It impacted my life tremendously and my advice for others is the same as what I was given: It is a phenomenal opportunity, not for everyone, incredibly challenging, even more rewarding.

    Interview Questions

    • What is my definition of commitment   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It is a phenomenal opportunity, not for everyone, incredibly challenging, even more rewarding.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Southwestern Advantage in March 2012.

    Interview

    Don't be fooled by how easy going the interview is! I ended up wasting $2000 to travel to a place in the middle of nowhere going door to door to people who weren't interested, and communicating with my recruiting manager was nearly impossible.More than half the interns I went with quit also. IT IS NOT WORTH IT!!! Plus, I felt like I had joined a cult. I am still trying to recover from my traumatic so called "internship" at SW Advantage. You've been warned.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were mainly about how I view myself (ex. strengths, weaknesses).   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    None. The position compensation was based on commission for selling books door to door.

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    Senior Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Southwestern Advantage in November 2011.

    Interview

    Thirty minute tech screen on the phone. I think they were surprised to get competent responses. Was offered a position immediately after, and requested an onsite interview to get a feel for them. Really liked the folks that interviewed me, also had an opportunity to discuss with a currently employed developer.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Southwestern Advantage (Nashville, TN) in February 2011.

    Interview

    There is a three day interview process. They prefer to do them in consecutive days. They last 20min to an hour and half depending on the interviewer. For the most part they are recruiting and as long as you show you want to do the job they will take you on as an intern.

    Interview Questions

    • They will ask you questions, to gauge your confidence: "Why do you think you will do well?" "how much $ do you want to take home after the summer?" They want to hear that you are confident and expect to succeed. You can lie and say you are, but you had better not lie to yourself because a large part of the job is an unrelenting confidence that you will succeed in the face of discouragment. If you don't actually have that, you might not complete the internship, and if you do it will be VERY hard.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    there was no negotiation.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Southwestern Advantage (Santa Barbara, CA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    A manager contacted me, I think she got my number from the university I was going to. I was asked a little about myself and I went into an information session, had to complete a couple of assignments, and then eventually was told I was accepted. It all happened within a month. We then drove from Santa Barbara to Nashville, Tennessee did a week of sales school and finally arrived in Jersey and given our territories where we'd sell the rest of the summer.

    Interview Questions

    • No real difficult questions, it's more about whether you really want to do the job or not.   Answer Question
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