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Updated Nov 30, 2014
Updated Nov 30, 2014
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview Details

    First had a phone screening, then was brought in for a face to face. Had another face to face then was asked to do a field exercise and presentation. Had a video interview with management at other location then another interview with Branch Manager. Overall a total of 7 interviews. Not too difficult, basic questions

    Interview Questions
    • "If you could be any animal what would you be and why"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    GM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview Details

    Thorough process, that made sure that both myself and the company were a good fit for each other. Open dialog between both parties and it was very open and honest. consisted of 2 interviews with two levels of management which in my case was followed up with the job offer.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview Details

    Piliminary interview, then meet the Sales Manager for another interview, if you make it past the sales manager you have a good chance. You then will have a panel interview with the regional sales manager and then take an assesement to determine if you Got the Suff for sales. Then you wait for about a week. Its a good 2 week process minimum

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They give you your job offer and say these are the terms if you choose to accept them. They are fair enough terms nothing shady.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview Details

    This was an extremely long interview process. I applied online and received a phone call from the Sales Manager on the same day. At that time we scheduled an interview for 2 weeks in the future. After the initial interview I was given homework to develop a presentation that would be performed at the next interview with the GM. After that (about 2 more weeks) I had a phone interview with the Regional Manager and was then offered the job. About another week went by and I got my physical and drug test scheduled. Once the results came back, I went to work the following week. It took about 5 weeks total from application to start date.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember any specific questions.. Just typical discussion about my previous jobs and how I would overcome objections.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at UniFirst in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied via the company's website and received a phone call from a Sales Manager about a week later. The sales manager was taken back a little bit because I actually answered the phone, stated that he was not used to that these days. He described the company and the position, and asked if I wanted to spend some time talking about it. I asked a couple of questions about how the database is set up, and about compensation. He offered me an interview for 3 days later.

    The interview lasted about an hour with both of us asking questions of each other. At the end of it, he wanted confirmation that I felt I could do the job. I told him that it was definitely something that I can do. They then give you an assignment to do, to determine your ability to talk to anybody and to be rejected and still be able to carry on. I am waiting for that email to come in this afternoon. He stated the next step is to respond to that, then prepare for a presentation and then meet with another manager.

    As part of the interview, I asked about the culture of the company. He stated he had been with the company for almost 10 years, and really enjoyed it; stated that it's a very family-oriented company. They celebrate all of the employees' birthdays the last week of the month, they celebrate founders day, and they have a yearly "presidents club" trip for outstanding sales reps and a guest.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't really any unexpected or really difficult questions. The one that I had to think about the hardest was "Who is the one person you admire most and why?". I admire many people for many different reasons, so it was a little bit difficult for me to answer in a way that tied back to the interview and other points that had been discussed.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was not given the job yet, as I still have several more portions of the interview to go through, but I accepted the next phase of the process.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview that quickly leads to a face to face with the local sales manager and branch manager. If you proceed then an interview with regional sales manager. If you make it this far you are going to extend an offer. Unifirst has an over 80% turnover rate so they are looking to expedite the hiring process.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Numbers are universal and set at corporate. There is no ability for the local branch to negotiate anything.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at UniFirst in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    During the initial interview I was asked about my marital status and children. While I know this is illegal I felt like it set me apart from the kids that apply for what they think is easy money. I didn't object because I felt like if I did I would blow my chances to work here.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hummelstown, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hummelstown, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at UniFirst in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initially interviewed for and was at first interested in the Outside Sales Representative position, but also had an interest in the Route Sales Representative position (where you get to drive a truck and make deliveries). After a little over one month from the OSR interview, the Sales Manager had the District Service Manager contact me to schedule an interview for the RSR position. Went in on a Wednesday morning and was essentially offered the job right there and then at the conclusion of the interview. Thought it over that day and accepted it via email with the Service Manager the next morning. Very simple process and quite easy to be honest.

    Interview Questions
    • None at all - the Service Manager fully explained the position details and requirements to me and answered all of my questions that I had written down.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There really wasn't any room for any negotiation. Pay is set for RSR employees and goes up over some time with the company. RSR employees do get other perks and opportunities to make more money with the job itself. I was satisfied with the interview and everything all together.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at UniFirst in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through Unifirst website and LinkedIn. Heard back from a district manager the next week. Process was somewhat long, about 3 weeks total. First was phone interview, then in person interview. After that was a ride along with a sales rep, then a face to face interview with the regional manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty basic: Why will you be a successful outside sales representative at Unifirst?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Set base salary, with great benefits and little add-ons, and then uncapped commission.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    You will meet the Sales Manager and Branch Manager. They will string you along until they fire someone. Then they will rush you in to a drug test and "training" which at first is just BS videos about the dead founder and anti union vids.

    Negotiation Details
    One salary fits all.
    Accepted Offer

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