Sysco Sales and Marketing Associate Interview Questions

Updated Feb 22, 2015
Updated Feb 22, 2015
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    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

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    No Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sysco.

    Interview

    Interviewed With Three Managers, Basic Interview Questions. They Were Really Looking For How Well You Handled Yourself In A New Situation. They Asked Similar Questions Worded Different ways. TheyAK A Lot Of Behavioral questions

    Interview Questions

    • Tell Me About A Time You Handled A Difficult Costumers concern   1 Answer
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    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Sysco.

    Interview

    You will be contacted from Houston, TX where the recruiter will ask basic questions. The next meeting with be with your DSM (District Manager). After that you will be meeting with the Director or Vice President of sales. Take notes this shows them you are a good listener and want to remember what you and the interviewer talked about.

    Interview Questions

    • Unexpected questions is.....why do you want to work for Sysco and do not give a generic answer?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Sysco (Great Falls, MT).

    Interview

    took about a month and a half for the entire process. they were very encouraging and polite over the phone interview. They also were prompt on emails and the final interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • how would you react to a rejection and what would be your second approach   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate. I found the offer very fair.

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    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Sysco.

    Interview

    Phone interview from a woman at their recruiting headquarters in Texas. General sales related questions. Very impersonal. A lot of back and forth and phone tag before I was asked to come in for an interview. Met with the District Manager and Sales Manager separately. One meeting was enjoyable and a lot of back and forth, while the other was very scripted and awkward. Very impersonal and irrelevant. If you ask me, they need to redo their interview questions. They will never get genuine answers to the questions they ask.

    Interview Questions

    • They said that previous sales experience wasn't completely necessary, but EVERY SINGLE question was "when selling in your current position, how do you handle A, B, C...?" Seemed a bit contradictory.   Answer Question
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    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Sysco (New York, NY) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Interview process started with a recruiter from a corporate location contact you for quick 15-20 minute phone interview. Asked some basic questions and gave some basic information about the position. Next a District Manager met for an off site interview. A lot of the same questions (Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Etc.) but overall a pretty easy interview. Lastly was a meeting 3 more people separately including the VP of sales for their behavioral questions. Interview was long and and very scripted, took a couple hours.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time in life when you had to be persuasive? Be specific.   Answer Question
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    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Sysco in January 2012.

    Interview

    A brief phone call took place that set-up a face-to-face interview. There was a three person interview process that lasted 3 hours. One hour with each person. Two people read questions off of a sheet and one person asked their own questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you proposed an idea and it did not go over well with Management.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Take it or leave it.

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    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Sysco (Walnut, CA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    I currently was working as a General Manager and I was approached by the district manager of that region to apply for Sysco. I applied and was not aware how many steps I would have to go through to interveiw. The first interveiw was on the phone normal questions mostly yes or no then some questions about yourself such as what makes you unique. The second interveiw consists of a lunch interveiw where you are asked about a scenario and you must tell them what happened how you handled it and what was the outcome. Be prepared because you'll get about 8 of them on that interveiw. Third step is the corporate interveiw where you must interveiw with 3 people(Director of HR, Regional sales, VP of sales. Make sure you prepare really well because each interveiw is an hour long and there are no breaks in between yikes!! The only bad part of this is you will be asked about a scenario questions by each interviewer and the questions seem the same just worded different but you cannot repeat your answers.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you made an employee do something they didn't want do? What was the scenario, what did you do? And what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • Please tell me about your greatest achievement? What did you do? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • Why would you like to work at Sysco?   Answer Question
    • Please tell me about your most difficult task you had to accomplish? What happened, how did you resolve this? And what was the outcome?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiations all makering associates start off with the same pay

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    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sysco in October 2010.

    Interview

    Interview process was thorough. A little slow getting job offer

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Was able to negotiate with experience

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Sysco (Kansas City, MO) in May 2009.

    Interview

    After sending in my resume, I was contacted by phone and briefly interviewed to determine my interest in the job and what my basic qualifications were for the job. I was called back about a week later and told that I had been selected for the next phase of the interview process - a sit-down one-and-a-half hour interview with a professional recruiter. I was asked questions such as:
    1. Tell me about a sale that you made that you are especially proud of.
    2. Tell me about a situation where you pursued a sale for a long time and finally gave up - why?
    3. Tell me about a difficult and negative situation you encountered in sales.

    I was just informed that I have been selected for the 3rd and final leg of the interview process which will be a 3 hour interview conducted by 3 different managers.

    Interview Questions

  11. Helpful (2)  

    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Sysco.

    Interview

    All training will be provided after hire. Must do a battery of up to 4 interviews with weight granted to enthusiasm. it helps to have a sales background or a foodservice background as it will making learning the other less stressful than trying to learn both. Expect to go away for most of traing which can be about 6 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Random hypotheticals regarding a negative customer service experience.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Very minimal. Fight for everthing because commision means you give yourself the raises later.

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