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Sales Manager Interview

Sales Manager
Houston, TX

The process took a day - interviewed at ADT Security Services in December 2011.

Interview Details – i applied online through craigslist which the ad was disguised so you couldnt know what company it was. i. was called for an interview 2 months after submitting resume through craigslist for an interview the next day. i arrive with 6 other people, which at that oint gave me a red flag in my mind. the workers were very professional although there were only 2 staff members. the interview was a regional manager and looking to start a new division in houston. the guy along with another guy had just moved here from austin, establishing territories there. they moved into a chase bank building, where they are currently leasing office spaces. for an hour one of the recruiters/managers went into the sales pitch of the company benefits, pay structure, why the company is the best and so on. basically you are listening to someone sell the company before you are interviewed one on one. after an one hour presentation i was taken into another room for an interview. the guy asks me about past experience, how would i be able to lead a sales team, personal mentoring tactics. he offered me the job but i declined it and gave him my reasons why. i asked the guy if the opportunity was so great then why mislead people thinking something that it is not? nowhere in the ad was there advertising for outside sales involved. secondly, bashing corporate america jobs is not professional just because the work schedule is from 1-8 instead of a traditional 8-5 or 9-6. based on my senior level management background and my master's degree, i am commission based plus overrides of sales team? he apologized and stated it was the highest compensated position under regional manager which in order to get there, you have to serve as a sales manager and work out in the field knocking on 50-75 doors a day. At that point, I thanked him for his time and shook his hand to depart. As I stood up, he wanted to have me speak with a director in a week's time to discuss the job and i simply declined again. i told him its a waste of time for both of us if im not interested in the offer and for someone else to convince me otherwise. the gentleman politely said that i would love to have you hear with us and suddenly became desperate and told me that he had not been successful in the city thus far and he would put an incentive for me if i took the job offer. once i again, i thanked him for his time and left. he stated that he would call me in a few weeks to follow up with me and i told him it was perfectly fine.

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Reason for Declining – the ad on craigslist was misleading to an actually career per say and compensation was commission-based...very low.pay......tasks at hand were not in my interest and selling the company before the actually interview took place. was a turn off. the fact that if someone sales an alarm system a day for 365 days at $250 commission, you would earn 65,000 a year. needless to say if that was the case, many other companies would not exist and the alarm industry would be fully loaded with people that you wouldnt be able to hold everyone in and eventually cut commissions literally in half. ..in a nutshell, i didnt buy they sales pitch

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