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Cumulus Media Interview Questions

Updated Nov 26, 2014
Updated Nov 26, 2014
53 Interview Reviews

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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Little Rock, AR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Little Rock, AR
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I had three interviews at the Cumulus station in Little Rock, Arkansas. One of the interviews lasted from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. They seemed extremely nice and basically told me they were going to hire me, but after the 3rd interview with a corporate guy in Atlanta I never heard back from them. The entire process took three weeks and yet they could not even call me back to tell me I did not get the job after they led me to believe that I would be hired within the coming week. I even called to check in and they would not answer. Very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think will be the hardest thing for you to overcome if you were to get this job?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cumulus Media.

    Interview Details

    Drove over 100 miles for an interview that I thought went perfect. Discussed with the Marker Manager that I have been interviewed by this company in 3 different cities and that I have a deep passion for radio and that I was willing to do whatever it takes to gain the experience. He was more than sure about giving me a shot because of my drive. He gave me a test to take and invited me to come back and talk about a productions position the day after but wasn't able to. Faxed him the test back and sent him an email thanking him, and never heard from him again. Still emailing him back until this day.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you have went over and beyond for a customer.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Youngstown, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Youngstown, OH
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very unprofessional and informal interview process. Was contacted by the sales manager on LinkedIn and asked to meet for lunch. Discussed basic aspects of the job and set up a time to come in for a "real interview" one week later. The "real" interview consisted of a 5 minute personality test then 90 minutes of the sales manager trying to sell me on the job - not a single question about my skills or qualifications. Then I got an email (never spoke on the phone) to come back to so a mock sales presentation for the district manager. Did not send me any info on the situation until the night before the meeting after sending 2 emails. The same day I was asked standard interview questions then sent out on a sales call with a salesperson for an hour. I was told I would meet again with the sales manager to discuss salary information when I returned but he was out to lunch. I emailed him asking when he wanted me to return and never heard from him again. All in all, a very shady process and a huge waste of time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cumulus Media.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was pretty lengthy. Two interviews, a test, a presentation and sit it on a sales meeting, and lastly, a third phone interview with the big guys in Atlanta. Though it was a long process, I really learned a lot just by sitting in on their weekly sales meeting.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you were given a no, but turned it into a yes.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cumulus Media.

    Interview Details

    3 step process. First interview was pretty basic, normal questions. The second interview you spend the whole day there, meeting most of the sales staff, and going out on a few calls with them. You also have to do a presentation to the manager. Most of the day is spent waiting around to see what the next step is. The third interview is a phone interview with someone from HQ in Atlanta. The guy was rude and turned me off from the job completely. Telling me there is no base salary and because of my lacking experience I would make no money. Overall it is a big waste of time, just to find out there is no perks to the company, not even a base salary.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cumulus Media.

    Interview Details

    The interview process involves several stages and requires a personality test. The personality test evaluates how you deal with other people, in different situations and what type of personality you have. Control freaks highly regarded as sales people. Company expects sales people to manage accounts with authority.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    No sales

    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cumulus Media in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    First interview started with a lot of paperwork and two timed tests. After that I interviewed with the sales manager and it was a relaxed interview. The daily routine seems very regimented and micro managed especially for a commission only position. They will pay a small salary for the first year but you have too start without any accounts and build your own base during that time. The territory was fairly large and there was no compensation for your vehicle, gas or cell phone.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any difficult questions except on the written test.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Commission only and absolutely no expense reimbursement.

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Cumulus Media in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very intricate. Over 6 total including, online 6 page in depth interrogation. Three in person interviews with manager. One Powerpoint and YouTube created interview for potential client.The process itself shows that a referral from an inside employee can certainly speed up the process to get to the point.

    Interview Questions
    • How much business can you bring in 30 days and close.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    AFter 6 interviews I showed my income and requirements. They came back one time with VP and General Manager put offer on the table, Take it or leave it-Final Offer. Very well done and executed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Promotions Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cumulus Media.

    Interview Details

    One interview with one follow-up.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Availability, willing to work erratic hours.
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cumulus Media.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this position online, and then called the Sales Manager and left a voice message and an email to follow up with my application. After filling out some additional paperwork that she emailed to me and answering some of her emailed questions she scheduled me to come in for a face to face interview. She was very professional and asked some pretty tough questions. After her questions she bragged about what her role was and what she expects, she explained the compensation, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you went over and beyond for a customer.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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