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Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview Details

    It was a long process, first a Phone Interview, followed by an In person interview with a power point presentation, then an 2nd interview with the area GM and cold calling exercise, followed by a field ride and final inerterview with an area Regional Vice President.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norfolk, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norfolk, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at UniFirst in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Very easy and relaxing one on one interview basic interview questions first interview was just to see if I was fit for the job. The second interview was more of a situation and answer interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation when you had a upset customer and how did you resolve the situation?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview Details

    Pretty extensive process, but moved fairly quickly. Submitted my resume and was then contacted by the assistant sales manager the next day to schedule a phone interview. After the phone interview he booked me for a face to face interview. After that I was asked to prepare a presentation and had to come back to meet with the sales manager the following week. After meeting with the sales manager I was scheduled to do a ride along with a tenured sales rep. Then came in the day after that to listen to a call block and had to do a mock cold call to the entire sales team on speaker phone. Finally had a phone interview with the regional sales manager and then was given an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Landover, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Landover, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at UniFirst in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    This was a very long interview process, BUT ITS WORTH IT. I had a phone screening about a week after I applied, the following week I had a face-face with the sales manager and sales supervisor. After that I was given two assignments to complete and do power points on the field survey I did (go to 10 different businesses and ask them about their uniforms) and packet that they gave me to read about how to become a top seller there. Once I reported that I completed the assignments I had another interview with the regional sales manager and had to bring in at least 3 references. After that all that was left was a drug screen and background check.

    It seems like a long process but it really does prepare you for the job. You do jump through a lot of hoops but in that industry they need to know who's serious about the position and about excelling at the job and you need to know if you can handle the job.

    Interview Questions
    • I see that you're a telemarketer have you ever experienced face-to-face sales?   View Answer
    • Give me five things that you want me to remember about you   Answer Question
    • give me an example of how you were at the workplace, had to do with over adversity, and overcame it   Answer Question
    • what kind of car do you drive?   View Answer
    • You've been at your job for over five years what's making you look for a new opportunity?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no need to negotiate they gave me a handsome base salary and with the commission, bonuses, vehicle allowance, cell phone allowance, and BENEFITS I know that I'll be able to make a lot more than I was.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8. 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
  9.  

    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
  10. 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
  11.  

    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

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