Carahsoft Interview Questions

Updated Sep 23, 2014
Updated Sep 23, 2014
24 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Carahsoft.

    Interview Details

    Interview process moved quickly. Three rounds where you meet different team members each time. You meet with each team member individually and are asked the same questions by each. For the most part the interview process is very casual. They ask the typical interview question: strengths, weaknesses, where do you see yourself in 5 years.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Carahsoft in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted the day after I applied online. First there was a phone interview with the recruiter, and then I went in for 2 separate in person interviews and did another phone interview with the VP. Everyone was very nice and supportive - especially the recruiter. There is a writing test and you need to have a marketing portfolio. They also are very quick with the process and I found out the day after my last interview. I'm ecstatic to start working there!

    Interview Questions
    • Basic interview questions. Know why you want to work for Carahsoft and be confident.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Carahsoft.

    Interview Details

    You will come in for your first interview and be interviewed by a member of the team that you are behing recruited for. They will ask you a series of run of the mill interview questions and if they like you they will bring in a second member of the team. They will repeat this process to get as much feedback from the team as possible.

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    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, standard pay of 28k plus $500 a month bonus for everyone.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Carahsoft.

    Interview Details

    I had two phone interviews. Unlike other companies, they didn't set up specific time to talk. They basically asked questions like how experienced are you with sales, why do you want to do sales, and how would be a perfect fit for the company.. things like that.. pretty simple!

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  6.  

    Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Carahsoft.

    Interview Details

    Initially you'll hear from a recruiter on the phone, who will introduce themselves and ask about you, and then schedule your first interview. You'll come in and meet the director of the team you're interviewing for, plus 1-2 other people from the team. You'll hear from the recruiter again, and repeat the process for 1-2 more interviews. Once they have decided to hire you, you'll get a call to come in and meet with your director/manager to go over your contract.

    Interview Questions
    • Be prepared to answer "why government IT sales?" Recruiter who contacts you will fill you in extremely well - you'll feel prepared.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Representstive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Carahsoft in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    interview process was different from most as you spend some time with the recruitment department getting to know Carahsoft and the culture. Its less of a "grilling me" interview and more making sure your career goals line up with the Carahsoft promotion path. I felt well prepared to interview with the managers

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    • There was a heavy emphasis on "Why sales" and the sales teams at Carahsoft. The technology is impressive and I was unsure if I was tech savvy enough.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Carahsoft.

    Interview Details

    Had multiple interviews over the phone before the personal interviews.
    The personal interviews lasted 1 and a half hours to two hours. And there were 2 days of personal interviews.
    They were repetitive and slightly

    Interview Questions
    • They will explain how carahsoft works and what your team does, and you will need to remember what they say and relay it back to them.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation, no repayment for commuting, and no compensation if you relocate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Government Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Carahsoft.

    Interview Details

    My experience throughout the hiring process was good for the most part. It took longer than expected which was surprising, I had talked to a couple different recruiters and the process took a few weeks. We talked a few times about positions because I was unsure of what direction I wanted to take my career path and the recruiters really took the time to walk me through the duties and responsibilities of the different positions as well as went into what I liked and what I was good at to find what was right for me. Most of the process was over the phone but I went in for two interviews and was offered the position!

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult questions for me were the questions about determining what I wanted to do for my career. This was difficult because I had no idea where I wanted to go and there were a few avenues I could choose. The recruiter was really helpful but asked tough questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Carahsoft.

    Interview Details

    I was just recently offered a position with Carahsoft as a Marketing Coordinator, which I am thrilled about!! I talked to a recruiter through the entire process that was very helpful and really explained the position in-depth. It was nice to have so much information up front and I felt like I got a good understanding of what I would be doing. I had to do a few phone interviews initially before my in-person interviews. At first I was really nervous about the in-person interview but everyone was so welcoming and gave me a lot of information on the position and the company. I think the thing I really appreciate the most about this company is that this is a TRUE entry-level position as opposed to other companies that say it’s entry-level but then tell you they require 1-3 years of experience. Looking forward to starting!

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    • I had a few questions that were unique, but none were too difficult. My recruiter really asked a lot of questions about my relocation but in the end it all worked out and I'm moving to the area in a week.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The compensation isn't really negotiable but it was a good starting salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Government Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Carahsoft in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    My experience with Carahsoft has been positive thus far. I applied through my school for a Government Account Rep position and was called back the very next day! The recruiter I worked with asked about my background and why I thought I would be a good fit for the company. I must have been okaly because I was asked in for the in person interview with one of the sales teams! I felt prepared going in for my 1st interview because the recruiter went over everything I needed prior to that meeting. I'm waiting to hear back on how the interview went. I will update when I have finished the process...

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked how I set myself apart from other candidates?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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