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3M Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
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Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
Application Details

I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at 3M.

Interview Details

Standard interview process. Met with roughly 4 3M employees. Ranging form Management, to sales trainers. Asked typical interview questions. Have 30/60/90 day plan ready. Dress formal. Be ready for a long day of interviews. They will give you 10-15 mins in between rounds. Bring note pad. It's helpful to take notes.

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process can take up to three months, including apptitude tests. Went through 2 phone interviews and one face-to-face interview before going to the headquarters for interviews with four senior managers. Then I spent a day in the field with one of the top sales reps.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you turned around a difficult customer.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me a salary lower than i was making stating that the company car was wortha certian amount of money. I was naive enough to accept the lower offer, which I regret to this day. I was too young to know how to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at 3M in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was quite honestly a brief strengths and weaknesses assessment. Very basic and general questions that anyone who truly knows themselves can easily come up with. There were questions regarding any obstacles that you had to overcome and how did you overcome them.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at 3M in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Situational Questions, tell me about time......., also had to sale a product. Apply online 2weeks later got a call, phone interview, then flown out to st. Paul, interview with 4 different ppl

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at 3M in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I have had two phone interviews, one face-to-fce interview with a Sales Director, and one final presentation interview with the VP and Sales Director.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at 3M in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    4 interviews. HR, Area manager, and 2 in person interviews. Had to give a sales presentation and describe several situations that were hard decisions and or difficult ones.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at 3M in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward
    On-campus
    Interviewed for their internship Summer 2011 internship program.
    Interviewed with the head manager of a division within 3M as well as a previous sales intern from my school.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to turn a 'no' into a 'yes'?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at 3M in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Four hours of interviews with five people followed by four hours of sales aptitude testing, personality testing, drug testing, and intelligence testing. Part of this is to determine what you are like throughout a full days work, not simply an hour face to face meeting.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about something you built with your hands?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at 3M in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very casual one on one interview with hiring manager. Lasted two hours. Very informative give and take.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at 3M in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Flown out to Minneapolis/St. Paul, interviewed with several people.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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