I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at AT&T.
Interview Details –
Consists of three interviews total: 1. Phone interview with recruiter, 2. Skype interview with recruiting manager, 3. Case interview where you have to pitch a product also includes video interaction with interviewer.
The first and second interview consisted of behavioral type questions, there was a little overlap in the questions that were asked. Both interviews took 45 min - 1 hour to complete including my questions towards the end. The last interview takes 1 hour to complete but 30 min is given to the candidate for preparation after reviewing study material.
Interview Question – 1. Company policy that you disagreed with? Answer Question
Interviewed at AT&T
Interview Details – I applied online and received a call from HR a few weeks after to set up an initial interview. I in fact made it to the last round of interviews; there are three in total. The first two interviews consisted of your typical behavioral questions. Furthermore, they make sure you understand this is in fact a program to develop sales professionals so be confident in your responses and demonstrate why you want to get into sales. The final interview is a case interview where you essentially have to pitch a product to a respective customer.
Interview Question – Why would someone choose your college? Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at AT&T in May 2013.
Interview Details –
The BSLDP is a 20 week paid program that puts participates on a fast track to develop leadership, sales, and communication skills. Once the 20 weeks are up, if the participate has done well in the program, they are then offered a permanent position with the company.
The hiring is suppose to consist for 4 interviews:
1. Initial interview with a 3rd party recruiter
2. Interview with AT&T staffing agent
3. Case Study Oriented Interview
4. Face to face Interview
Interview Question – Describe a time where you failed at something. What did you learn and how did you overcome your failure? Answer Question
I applied through college or university - interviewed at AT&T in May 2013.
Interview Details – The first interview was conducted by an AT&T hiring staffer and was strictly behavioral questions mostly about policy changed. She showed no personality or emotion during the process, it lasted about 20-25 minutes. The second interview was a video interview with an actual AT&T recruiter. I felt good about the interview, but was not offered a third interview. The second interview is mostly behavioral questions about policy change and sales background.
Interview Question – Explain a time that you faced a policy change and how did you overcome or contribute to it. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at AT&T in April 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted for a phone interview after applying online. Set up a second phone (webcam) interview later that day (which was extremely fast) for a few days away. I was then told that I would be contacted later to know if I was or wasn't going on for the third and final interview. I was not contacted again. I followed up with phone calls and e-mails and neither were returned.
Interview Question – All behavioral, scripted questions. For instance, "Tell me about a policy change that made it difficult to perform your job and how you handled it." Be prepared to give canned responses to canned questions. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at AT&T.
Interview Details – I filled out an application online and about 3 weeks later, I recieved an e-mail from the staffing agency (Carl Morrison) saying that AT&T wanted to interview me. I participated in a infosession before the interview to prepare. I had my interview with Carl and I know I killed it! He told me that a recruiter from AT&T should contact me in two weeks (which they NEVER did). In two weeks, i contacted Carl and he was on vacation. he never responded back, finally i talked to another staffing agent and she said that my info was passed on and i should be contacted by a recruiter, two days later i get a e-mail saying i am no longer considered. I was upset because i was lied to. I say do not go through the staffing agency because they lie to you. I was told if you do not know somebody, you will not be hired, its a shame i got lied to so early on, I am thinking of contacting HR.
Interview Question – Why do you want a career in Sales? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at AT&T in January 2013.
Interview Details –
I got an interview through on campus recruiting, so my first interview was supposed to be in person, but due to inclement weather it turned into a phone interview. The questions were pretty standard interview questions about myself and the company, and then I was asked to give a sales pitch. All in all it took about a half hour.
Then I attended a group webinar about the position. The group seemed to consist solely of other students from boston, so it must have been a regional thing.
About a week later I got an email from a manager in TX about a second interview. We scheduled for a few days later. This one was shorter, but more of the same.
A week later I found out that I was not selected. It seems to be a very selective process, and I am not the most qualified. But it was pretty quick and easy.
Interview Question – It was something to the effect of "give me a sales pitch that will make me want to go to your college" View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at AT&T.
Interview Details – Cold call and provide information about this job, a small group phone meeting to answer questions, and a webcam interview.
Interview Question – What do you know about AT&T? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AT&T in October 2012.
Interview Details – Applied through my school's career website, got a call back a couple weeks later to set up an interview. The recruiter suggested attending a live information session detailing the program (training, relocation, job summary, salary, etc), which was very informative. Had two interviews which consisted of mostly the same questions: asking about my experiences and how I handled different situations, why I want to work in business sales, etc. Pretty basic interview, it seems like they want candidates who wish to build a long term career in sales, and don't just want to use the program as a jumping off point into other areas of AT&T (which is what I wanted to do).
Interview Question – Tell me about a professional experience where someone asked you to do something which was against your code of ethics, and how did you handle the situation? Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at AT&T.
Interview Details –
Applied online, got a call within a few days from someone who worked for ATT. She called to set up a time for a phone interview.
The woman who did call for the phone interview (about 2 days later) did not work for the company, but was a recruiter with a hired firm. She was incredibly rude, and laughed at almost everything I said, even when I wasn't making a joke.
I had been told by the first woman who called that if the interview went well I would have access to a prep document online. The woman interviewing my asked if I had studied it and when I informed her of what the first person said, she laughed and asked "is that the impression you got?"
The actual questions were not that difficult, but her responses were. She kept asking me to keep my answers more "to the point" but then when she asked "What is the difference between business to business sales and retail sales?" and I gave her a very straightforward and clear cut answer, she asked me to go further in depth. When I did she kept pressing me to go further until I finally said, "I really don't know how to answer your question any more or better than I already have" to which she responded by laughing and saying "oookaaay then..."
Other questions were typical: Why are you interested in ATT? Sales? Why are you a good candidate? Have you ever conducted a cold call? How would you go about conducting a cold call? Have you ever worked in sales before/what was that experience like?
The interview actually ended with me saying I did not think I would be a good cultural fit for the company, and I did not want to be considered further, which is the polite way of saying I don't want to work for anyone who treats people like that in the interview process, since working there probably won't be much better.
I have heard from people who actually entered the program that it is very much like a sorority/fraternity exclusively for people from the south, and that it is a very exclusive environment in general. Also, the description makes it sound like you will be some big sales hot shot after the process selling to large companies etc, but I know two people who finished and are now managers at retail stores.
Interview Question – What is the difference between business to business sales and retail sales (not because the question was difficult, but her responses -- see paragraph 4 in interview & hiring process) Answer Question
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