I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at ADT.
Interview Details – The sales manager, M.M. seemed like a pleasant fellow. Low-key and made me feel comfortable. He stressed the on-line education process and recommended I go out to watch the installations and learn as much as possible. Suggested I buy lunch for these guys and make friends to get the best info. I was hired in less than two weeks.
Interview Question – Can you stay focused on learning this "specialized" training and ignore the red-tape bullchit that the company with throw at you? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. You understood up front that this was a full commission position. The average salary he quoted was nonsense.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online - interviewed at ADT in April 2013.
Interview Details –
They will hire anyone who can fog a mirror.
90% employee turnover - most quit when the salary ends after 4 months
Interview Question –
How about you ask them, "realistically, how many miles will I put on my car per day?"
And what percentage of business must be generated by me?
How many company leads will I get per week? Answer Question
Reason for Declining –
Because I know the reps are putting 35k miles/yr on their cars.
I know 95% of the sales must be self-generated.
It's a 6 day work week, and I have a life outside any job.
This isn't a work opportunity; it's a slave trade.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at ADT in March 2013.
Interview Details – Filled out an online application and received a call from a recruiter two days later. They gave me an overview of the position and benefits and asked if I was still interested. They sent me an email with a personality test, which I completed. Received a call from a different recruiter the next day saying that I had passed their assessment and wanted to know if I could meet with the district sales manager. Scheduled an interview for a week later. Interview went smoothly and I was offered the position on the spot.
Interview Question –
There were really no unexpected or difficult questions. The interview was more conversational than a traditional interview. Specific questions I was asked:
- Tell me a little bit about your background.
- Why ADT?
- Are you comfortable with the job requirements?
- What are your long term goals?
There was also a big emphasis on my questions for the interviewer. As you should in every interview, make sure you have some good questions prepared. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation, it just is what it is.
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ADT in March 2013.
Interview Details – a very long hiring process followed by no training or very little training than 4 days at a sales camp that makes you feel like you are going to lose your job that you haven't started yet.
Interview Question – no product training..."learn as you go" mentality View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at ADT.
Interview Details – Pretty straightforward. Phone interview with an in house recruiter followed by a face to face round with hiring manager. There is a background check as well.
Interview Question – There are not any real difficult questions really. The hiring manager is going to want to know that you are willing to make 50 calls a day, handle company appointments, and hit the streets for four or more hours a day. Any person with a 12-15 hour work day should have no problem achieving those goals.... Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Its a commission only sales job, and the commission plan is your guide for what you will make. The commission plan will change three times in the first year. Essentially there is no negotiation, and even if there is, its going to change, and probably for the worse.
I applied online and interviewed at ADT.
Interview Details – Three interviews starting at the HR area by phone. Interview with Regional Manager followed with very detailed background check.
Interview Question – How have you handled adversity in the past with your work. Detailed Answers. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ADT in January 2013.
Interview Details –
Hiring process was fairly efficient. Phone interview followed by face to face interview with district sales manager. Background check and drug screening came shortly after the district manager decided it was a worthwhile hire.
After the screening came back a starting date was established and onboarding began on day one. Online training for the first week for company policy and broad spectrum info on systems. Shortly after that there is a remote training on selling procedures. This is called "quick start". It should be re-named to "How to sell an overpriced product." No technical information is given during this week long expo. Its all about selling against price adversity, primarily because ADT has the most expensive priced product on the market.
Interview Question – No difficult questions really. If you have a pulse and manage to walk into the office with your faculties about you, there is a good chance you will get the job. Management knows that they have a horrible comp plan and nothing to offer. Thus a pulse and the ability string coherent sentences together is a 'win' for them. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Non-existent. Commission only.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at ADT in January 2013.
Interview Details – I applied to the company through their website and got a call from HR a few days later, where they answered and general questions. The next step was to meet with the two sales managers to see where you would best fit. I was pretty much offered the job on the spot.
Interview Question – how do you feel about working in a competitive environment, where you and your co-workers may be working in the same location to get sales Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ADT.
Interview Details – contacted by phone recruiter. pleasant, yet thorough process. interviewed by sales manager.
Interview Question – business case of success. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – none. standard offer.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at ADT in December 2012.
Interview Details – Saw the ad online, called and got an appointment for an interview a few hours later. Waited for about 45 mins to be interviewed even though i got there 15 mins early. Finally i get called in to a meeting room, the Manager gave a 30 min description about ADT and what they do at that particular office. Then i had to wait 15 mins more to get a on on one interview with the Manager who was nice but not straight forward as to what exactly the job description is and what to expect. He seriously was dogging my questions which made me feel uncomfortable with the whole thing.
Interview Question – None Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Base pay is 200 bi weekly!
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