I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Cbeyond.
Interview Details – The interview process happens over three separate days. Here is the interview process in order:
-Phone interview w/ recruiter (vetting)
-2 manager interview (Simulated phone call and basic 'get to know you')
-Peer review with current CSA then closing interview with market and regional manager (Observe then ask your interview questions with management. Don't distract CSA you are observing with too many questions and certainly do not critique). Then post 2nd interview discussion w/ recruiter.
Interview Question – They will ask you no less than one of the typical "interview" questions where they will put you in a fictional situation and evaluate your responses. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation at all. It is a take it or leave it offer.
I interviewed at Cbeyond in November 2010.
Interview Details – I had a telephone interview and got a call with in a week. There were 3 rounds of personal interview, the first was pure technical and the next one was with the management and finally with the HR on the same day. The whole process took 3-4 hrs and I got the offer letter by the next business day. Overall a very smooth and pleasant experience.
Interview Question – There was a question that I got which is not related to my skillset but I guess they asked me to analyze how I would approach any problem practically. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Cbeyond.
Interview Details – Human Resources interview was a thorough screening, Director of the department interview was second and included a top Engineer on the call which was more of a technical interview, final interview was the VP/GM of the office was more of a personality face to face.
If you do not live where the position is available you must fly yourself and travel to the face to face interview as they will refuse to assist with this.
Interview Question – Why would you want to move to another state for this position. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Initial offer was a phone call and HR came back with a very low expectation and the discussion was lengthy about current existing salary and what they typically offer for this position. Eventually the offer was raised and relocation dollars was added.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cbeyond in April 2010.
Interview Details – Screen w/ recruiter, multiple F2F w/ recruiter & Mkt Dir (think action plan sealed the deal), lunch w/ Mkt Dir, & ride along (not sure if this was before or after I came on board).
Interview Question – I was a little taken a back when the recruiter warned me that the Mkt Dir who I was about to interview with (and eventually report to) said he was cocky & arrogant. Looking back, it should've raised a huge red flag, as it turned out to be much worse than expected. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Think I was able to negotiate a salary increase in the range of $1,000-2,500 using resources such as salary.com, glassdoor, etc.
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Cbeyond in March 2013.
Interview Details – A recruiter for Cbeyond is first contact. One interview with him/her and if moving forward, an interview with the director-- your immediate manager-- then with the VP of branch.
Interview Question – The questions are not difficult for an individual with sales experience. However, best to do very little talking as this branch is not interested in you,but an attitude of hard work. Mixed messages will be sent, for example; you'll be asked about your consultative skills; claim to have them, however this branch wants a transactional, one call close mentality. A good answer might be; I will consult with the buyer as the situation calls for, but I am expecting/going to close this sale in the seat. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very little room to negotiate.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cbeyond in September 2011.
Interview Details – Initial phone/skype interview with recruiter is fairly simple just reviewing your resume and experience. From there they'll offer you a chance to experience a "day in the field" - basically you shadow a TSR for a day and come back for an interview with the Sales Manager. The interview is a bunch of situational questions "name a time when...., what's most important to you money, recognition, etc......" the idea is to close the interview by asking for the job or to be moved on to the next step. If you get moved on you'll interview with the VPGM who manages that branch. In Houston you'll have to do a mock presentation with the VPGM and then you have to CLOSE for a meeting/deal.
Interview Question – Most difficult part of the interview process is cold calling on the shadow day because they'll ask you to take a "door" or two. Basically you want to make sure you mimic the verbage used by the TSR in other doors and be outgoing. Same thing in the mock presentation, be energetic and close for the next appointment or deal. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. It was base salary or no job.
Interviewed at Cbeyond
Interview Details – Quick phone interview followed by in person interview. Most of the questions were to make sure you were willing to work hard, there were no technical questions or anything of that nature.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you bounced back from failure. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cbeyond in February 2013.
Interview Details – Cbeyond is a good "bootcamp" for just out of college, never had a sales job individual. The interviewer wants to hear, "always be closing" verbage and mentality. The sales model is based on very high activity so appear and answer energetically. The recruiters are focused on the "mellinial" generation. Two reasons, one, they know you have little work experience so can take advantage your "greeness" and shape you into an activity machine. 2, You'll be paid less, however, if you desire a career in sales, this is a great training ground. If you can endure and succeed at Cbeyond, every other sales job after that will be smooth sailing.
Interview Question – Personally, I don't believe there are any difficult questions during the interview. They expect little or no experience. The most difficult decision will be yours. Do you want to take this job having researched the going salary and what you may have heard about working conditions. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – not a fit
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