Capitol Office Solutions
3.4 of 5 5 reviews
capitolofficesolutions.com Vienna, VA 150 to 499 Employees

Capitol Office Solutions Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014
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I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Capitol Office Solutions in September 2012.

Interview Details – I had three interviews where I had to give a presentation, meet with others, and do a ride along. This was very tedious and I did it, but I could have done without it. When it was all said and done, I really feel as though since I had previous successful selling in the industry that it was not necessary, however this was a shadow of things to come.

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I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Capitol Office Solutions.

Interview Details – First Interview was one on one.... I arrived at 1145am for an 12pm. Was told even though my interview was at 12 that the person I was going to interview with was told 1230pm. She didnt come get me until 1230pm. Panel interview was next 2 days later. Meet with 4 different people. Gave a powerpoint about myself. Answer questions from the panel.

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Outside Account Executive Interview

Outside Account Executive
Vienna, VA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Capitol Office Solutions.

Interview Details – Interview process will consist of an initial face to face interview with the sales manager and maybe the VP of sales. Relatively easy, just talk about your sales experience and show passion to sell. Second step is a ride along -- you drive around with an Outside Acct Exec and see the daily routine -- this is a step for both the employer and candidate to see if the job is a fit. Last step is a panel interview where they ask you to present the strengths of COS, what appeals to you about COS, and how you can bring value to the organization

Interview Question – Did not ask a single question about technology or my understanding of IT/Hardware.   Answer Question

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Outside Account Executive Interview

Anonymous Employee
Columbia, MD

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Capitol Office Solutions in December 2010.

Interview Details – A 20-30 minute phone screening to determine if you would be a good fit and also explain the position in detail. If that goes well you will be brought in to speak with the sales manager. If that goes well you will have a field ride to get a feel of the day to day life as an employee. Once the current employee reports back to HR and the sales manager they may bring you in for a panel interview with 5 C- level execs for a panel interview. That interview is a 15-30 presentation telling them why you are the best person for the position then they ask questions from the presentation and your resume lasting about an hour in total. A decision is made after the meeting and they call about 1 day later if the background check is clear.

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Negotiation Details – There is some room to wiggle the numbers.

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Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Columbia, MD

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Capitol Office Solutions in April 2010.

Interview Details – they were not consistent with me, at one point saying they were going to make and offer and then saying a day or so later that no terrifory was available. HR person turned very indifferent - something was suddenly up ... left me with a negative perception of this company (obviously)

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