Vistage International Interview Questions

Updated Jun 23, 2015
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    Chair Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Vistage International.

    Interview

    Very in depth, a lot of tests to see if you are right for the job, very heavy on those results to attain the job. At least 4 interviews before an offer is given. The interviewer was very nice and in depth in his approach.

    Interview Questions

    • Consulting type questions, business management and function, problem solving skills, coaching, conflict management.   Answer Question
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    VISTAGE Group Chairman Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Vistage International (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was great, very in-depth, with lots of stages including predictive index survey, non disclosure agreement, orientation and information videos, then two more WebEx interviews with other key employees, then a background and criminal investigation. All of that is great and well done. You would think that they should have a pretty good idea after all of that. You would be so wrong. They then invite you to an intense week of foundations training, at your expense (my hotel $225/day, airfare $700 and expenses $50/day in San Diego was a considerable investment). I truly believed in the company and the process). It is only after attending this event are you officially contracted as a 1099.

    Here is were it all goes really bad. Throughout the entire week of foundations training I was positively reinforced but giving zero constructive feedback otherwise. At the end of a grueling week, I was certain that this was the career that I would ride of into the sunset with. I truly love this stuff. Unfortunately, upon arrival back on the East Coast on Saturday, I was sent the 'we regret to inform you' EMAIL of all things.

    Apparently I was one of maybe ten attendees out of 30+ that did not get signed. They stated that, they instructors felt that I had the core competencies and skills to be an effective chair but did not really get to know me personally. They stated that I did not share enough of my personal feelings and as a result felt that I would not be a good candidate for the position. You mean to tell me, after four weeks of interviews, predictive index surveys, personality tests, several hours of orientation videos, two live 90 minute webinars and one week of intensive training, they could not have given me a LITTLE heads up!! Maybe, hey, go spend some one on one time with your instructors. Never mind that they are all extremely busy running back and forth running this very complex event. Or maybe, you need to open up more, we are looking for people that can easily share their feelings in a group setting. No problem.

    I left San Diego, feeling on top of the world, I finally found the career of a lifetime. Getting this notice in an email, was so low, it took the wind out of my sails. I would recommend anyone getting involved with this company to understand this before you go to the foundations meeting. Of course they did inform me ahead of time that I would be officially hired until after the foundations event, but they made it seem more like a formality. I threw everything I had into learning, was very involved and took part in everything. I just don't understand why I did not get any feedback along the way. I found this behavior to be very crass and unprofessional. Be aware.

    Please understand, I went through the process with the full knowledge that it would be four to six months before even generating any income. That takes some serious up front commitment on my part. I just don't get why they could not have figure this out sooner.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you afford to survive the next six months without an income?   Answer Question
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Vistage International (San Diego, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a placement agency for a full-time position at Vistage. Immediately I was scheduled a phone interview. I asked about the phone interview logistics and was told I would be called by the hiring manager. Scheduled 30 mins I was called ~ 15 minutes late and ended on-time. There was two people on the call but only one introduced herself. There were no introductions and the call started awkward. When I showed interest of the unique service line, I got crickets.

    Interview Questions

    • Answering questions about my duties and tasks as a BA without giving depth.   Answer Question
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Vistage International (San Diego, CA) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Scheduled a 30 minute phone interview that ended curtly after 15 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't care about all of your management experience, I just want you to tell me about business requirements you did in the past few years.   1 Answer
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Vistage International (San Diego, CA) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Interview process was drawn out with different people throughout 40 days giving the impression there would be an offer after 5 interviews. The last interview was with the Chief of HR which I've never heard of a title. That should have said something with about his ego. My impression after that interview as that I did not want to work for this company since the head of HR said that he didn't have to like an employee. I disagree and think that you do have to like the people you work with. Do your research before wasting your time.

    Interview Questions

    • Your personality test shows that you look for other persons approval and respect. That was a negative in the interviewer's opinion.   1 Answer
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Vistage International (San Diego, CA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Very straight forward phone interview...the usual questions. Followed up with thank you notes and got the standard decline email from HR. No personal attention or effort at all.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when things didn't go as planned.   Answer Question
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    Sales Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Vistage International in October 2009.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of phone and in-person interviews and an "entrepreneurial survey" or personality test. This test is administered by a company called Objective Management Group and it's very vague. I've taken many of these tests before and have had very favorable results. This test was somewhat difficult to answer, the questions are vary vaguely worded. If you go to OMG's site, it will give you a lot of tips to help you pass the test, but I chose to take it without that kind of advantage. I wish I had read the tips, as the test is very strangely structured and, I personally believe, a lot of bunk.

    I tend to think that the hiring manager relies too heavily on these test results because he may not have the confidence in his own perceptions to make hiring decisions. The hiring manager isn't from a sales background. The interview was pleasant and interesting, but the company's reliance on these test results is way too significant.

    I think it was blessing in disguise not to be hired. While waiting for my in-person interview, I saw several employees. No one was smiling, most had their jaws clenched or were looking down with long faces while walking around the office.

    Interview Questions

    • From the survey: "How long do take to make a major purchase decision?"   1 Answer
    • From the survey: "A major purchase for you is over what amount?"   1 Answer

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