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Director of Sales Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at CEB.
Interview Details – Typical scenario-based questions as well as resume and experience questions - Interview with 3-5 managers
Interview Question – Give us specific example of X View Answer
Negotiation Details – negotiated with HR, was able to get a signing bonus
Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CEB in January 2014.
Interview Details – two on the phone interviews and an in face interview with 2 of their hiring managers. courteous people on all accounts and the recruiter is flexible and willing to work with you through the entire process
Interview Question – unexpected question was what have you done for a coworker that made their lives easier? Answer Question
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Business Development Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CEB in January 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted resume, met at career fair and phone interview.
Interview Question – Tell me a time you worked on a team Answer Question
Business Development Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at CEB in January 2014.
Interview Details – I applied online, was contacted by a recruiter, one phone interview, invited to their interview day and flown out, then had a day of presentations and at the end a building tour, which they call a job shadow, and a 2:1 interview.
Interview Question – how did you determine someone's values and use them as a way to close a sale Answer Question
Account Management Representative Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at CEB.
Interview Details – Several 1:1 personality interviews with spectrum of managers (direct & senior)
Interview Question – Nothing exceptionally tricky, charisma goes a long way. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – very little room for negotiation. Base is compartively low, incentive pacakages are attractive, but deceiving - 40% goes straight into Uncle Sam's pocket
Survey Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at CEB in February 2014.
Interview Details – I had a phone interview with HR and felt is was very scripted. She was clearly reading and doing it at a extremely fast speed. So fast that I had to ask her to repeat herself several times. The interviewer also stated that I would hear back if I was to, receive a face-to-face or if they were going to pass on me. It's been almost three weeks. I decided that if I were to get an offer, I would decline.
Interview Question – The questions were not difficult at all, in fact, I feel the only question asked was; what have you done with your past/current employer that you are proud of? It was mostly reviewing my resume. Answer Question
Account Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at CEB in January 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online for the position through the company website and was contacted within a week to schedule a phone screen with a recruiter. The recruiter sent the link to an assessment to complete online.
Interview Question – Typical questions - strengths/ weaknesses/ tell me about yourself Answer Question
Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at CEB in February 2011.
Interview Details – 3 interviews: 1 on the phone with HR, and 2 in person. The phone interview is to filter any of those who thought they were applying for something else. The two in person interviews were to meet the manager of the position and then the senior level. I've had it so that there was one person for half the time and then another for the other half, and where both are in there the full time.
Interview Question – Prioritize the following according to urgency. View Answer
Negotiation Details – There are no negotiations for the Coord role.
Research Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at CEB
Interview Details – Behavioral interview and case interview, both of which lasted about an hour. The behavioral interview questions they asked matched the samples I found on their site pretty closely, and the case was one that I think they'd re-used from a previous year so I think they don't change very often.
Interview Question – I stumbled on questions about process improvements and leadership in previous positions. They're definitely looking for a task-action-result format in answers to their questions. The case was relatively straightforward, but you have to ask a lot of questions to get all the relevant info, though they'll give you a lot of it. Be ready to do long multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction by hand during the interview. Answer Question
Business Development Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at CEB in January 2014.
Interview Details – Although I am currently a senior at my university, I missed the hiring period for my school so I applied online after their deadline. This was not an issue. A recruiter emailed me within a week of my submission and we set up a time to do a phone interview about a week after. The phone interview was a rundown of my history and basic behavioral questions- nothing out of the ordinary. You will need to take a personality test and a reading comprehension test. This went well and I was invited to attend a final round with about 15 other applicants in Arlington about a month later. They put me up in a hotel the night before and we arrived early and had about three hours in the morning dedicated to presentations about the company. You can almost go into this day not knowing anything about the company. After lunch, you will sit in a 45 minute interview with two managers and they will ask you to give a run-down of your resume and ask you three basic behavioral questions- no case, nothing tricky. Following this you will shadow a BDA for about half an hour and then leave. Pretty simple day that went by quickly.
Interview Question – I would make sure you are familiar with CEB's challenger sales approach. This was a big portion of what they talked about. The behavioral questions are pretty standard with everywhere I've interviewed, just make sure you know yourself and have good examples from your experience. Follow the CAR model in telling your answers (Circumstance, Action, Result) and you should be fine. Answer Question
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