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Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and interviewed at UniFirst.
Interview Details – I received a call from the sales manager. He asked the "so tell me a little bit about yourself". I was then given the choice for an official "Skype" or face to face interview. I chose a the face to face interview
Interview Question – There were not any unexpected or difficult questions. However, I felt like the person interviewing me was talking me out of the position. The interview lasted for more than one hour. I have not heard back from them. Answer Question
Outside Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at UniFirst in April 2014.
Interview Details – I was emailed by the hiring manager. She asked me if I would be available the next day between noon and 5 pm for a telephone interview. I wrote back and told her I would be available.
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions, mostly her telling me about the position. Answer Question
Outside Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience)
I applied online and interviewed at UniFirst.
Interview Details – Initial phone interview was very brief. I was asked to tell them a little about myself and my work experience. After a quick conversation, I was asked if I was willing to get 8-12 company's to complete a 6 question survey about their business. This is a great trial by fire vetting task, you know right away if cold calling business to business sales is what you want to do for a living. Great company to work for from what I understand, just not me.
Interview Question – Tell me about your past work experience. Answer Question
Graphic Designer Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at UniFirst.
Interview Details – Had a total of 3 interviews, first was a phone interview with department supervisor, then another in person with department supervisor, then with Dept Manager and VP of Marketing. The people were very nice and the interviews were casual and easy-going. At the beginning of the third interview, the VP, who obviously did not review my resume beforehand, says, "Wow, you come from _____? That's a long commute for minimum wage." It pretty much went down hill from there. No matter what I said to diffuse the matter, he could not get his head around the distance issue.
To top it off, I had a two hour drive to get to the interview and had to take a "test" after each interview. A test! Seriously?? I've been in the business almost as long as the supervisor as been alive!
After a month of emails and interviews, I never heard back… not even a rejection letter.
Interview Question – How would you deal with the commute? View Answer
Very Difficult Interview
Inside Sales Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at UniFirst in August 2012.
Interview Details – The first interview went fine with the local sales manager. For the second interview I had to prepare a powerpoint display and do a survey on how local business' thought of UniFirst (with is zero % satisfcation). Their regional manager then interviewed me through a tele conference. He was the rudest guy I ever met and seemed to insult me for any past employer and that I must have done something wrong at about each employer. I have had employers shut down operations or stop paying me but according to this guy It was all my fault.
Route Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at UniFirst in January 2012.
Interview Details – I was first interviewed via telephone than went in for a one-on-one interview with the branch manager. I did have to complete a application on site consisting of work history and eduction history. The interview was quick but very informative. All of my questions were answered and I felt that the interviewer was very upfront about the job and what it requires. I was asked prior to the interview to research employee complaints in Oder to get a grasp of the job and the issues I could expect. I felt that the job is hard and requires alot of door knocking on my behalf and expect to be running around alot. I was also informed that your record keeping is done currently on a Blackberry soon to be switched to a tablet computer, specifically a Samsung Galaxy Tab.
I think that though this is not a job for those that will not or cannot give 100% to the job and if you do your earnings will reflect that. Routs are protected and broken down by zip code. Given the area where I live that could encompass many miles of driving per day. It's all about commitment and drive. If you can sell and are not just an order taker this is a good job for you. Wish me luck. I am excited about this job and hope I land it. It's just up my ally and I felt that management was honest and supportive.
Interview Question – Why did you leave our last job? Answer Question
Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UniFirst in November 2011.
Interview Details – Interviewer expected me to run the interview seemingly, but showed little interest in what I had to say.
Interview Question – What are you lookin' for? View Answer
Account Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at UniFirst in January 2011.
Interview Details – Ariived--filled out application though I had sent my resume and had been given the green light to interview-went into conference room for a 1 on 1- spoke with the sales manager-very pleasant-reviewed my resume-no difficult questions-just a simple"this is what we do here and this is what we are looking for"-described the job duties, territory, told me the base was $36,000, no company car-manager proceeded to give me a PI test which asks you to fill in the boxes next to the words that describe HOW you think people perceive you and then turn the page over and the same words are there BUT the instructions ask you to fill in hte boxes next to the words of HOW you perceive yourself. This test is from 1955. It can be googled-check it out-"no right or wrong answers" BUT they will determine if you are a company fit. This is just a very lazy way to determine if you are going to be a good fit. I guess interviewing and spending time with a candidate is just too progressive an idea! - if you are called back you will meet with the GM-pass that and the District Mgr gets to interview you--
Interview Question – Why did you leave your last job? Answer Question
Route Supervisor Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at UniFirst in July 2010.
Interview Details – Interview with general manager, ride along with route personnel, interview with operations manager. This was my 2nd interview process with the company. Was promised a communique regarding the first interview but never received one. Not sure if the position was ever filled as I was contacted regarding the same position 9 months later. Office seemed somewhat chaotic. Organization was missing. They are growing rapidly but are not able to keep up with the workload. After numerous promises of additional interviews within a day or two, took another month to actually have the interview. Original position and pay offered was replaced by a lower paying position with less responsibility on the 2nd interview. This was done very unprofessionally, only mentioned after being asked specifically regarding the position.
Interview Question – How would you handle a customer unable to pay for an unreturned uniform? Answer Question
Outside Sales Representative Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at UniFirst in June 2012.
Interview Details – I initially had a brief phone interview with the sales manager. I was asked to come in for and in person interview several days later. The in person interview went very well. At that time I was told the next steps would be a ride along, then an interview with the gm, and then a brief interview by phone with the regional sales manager. He told me a senior sales rep would be contacting me to do the ride along and that he would be out of town the following week. The senior sales rep did call and we did go out on a ride along the same week the sales manager was out of town. It went very well. The following tuesday when the sales manager got back into town I received a rejection letter and was told they went with another candidate. (it is obvious to me now that they had already selected this other individual, and they were going through the motions with me). About a week later I saw the ad posted again for the same position. This person either did not accept the position or did the job for a week and quit. They did not even have the decency to call me in, even though the rejection letter said they would if they had another position. Don't waste your time. You are dealing with 36,000 base and five year service contracts. Even if everyone on the block wanted to go with you they couldn't because they are already stuck in a contract. You have to type into a blackberry after every sales call what you did at that account. Talk about time consuming and breaking your momentum. For god sakes give your sales reps a computer!!! Don't waste potential candidates time on four hour ride alongs if you have no intention of hiring them. They have better things to do like look for a real job!
Interview Question – What makes you the best candidate for the position? Answer Question
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