I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cumulus Media in October 2011.
Interview Details –
This position was advertised on the radio so I sent my resume and cover letter to their recruiter who was able to answer all of my questions and help prepare me for the first one-on-one interview. During that interview I was asked generic questions like "How would you rate your success in radio ad sales?" and "What do you know about our company?", etc. During the interview you are given a skills test and five minutes to complete it. Most of the questions are pretty easy like "what's the higher value, 1/2 or .33?" I was told I did well on the test, even though I skipped three questions because they were long. I was also told the interview went well and that I'd move on to another interview before I went on to train for the position.
Unfortunately, the person who interviewed me first left the job before I could get to the second interview so it was done by his replacement, who actually thought he was interviewing me for the administrative assistant position (receptionist/secretary) and not ad sales. He told me that the position I wanted had been filled between that time and my first interview and continued to try to convince me to take the administration job. I accepted, as it would at least allow me to move up in the company, but was not even hired in the end.
Interview Question – What do you think makes radio ad sales different from any other type of sales (such as retail) positions out there? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cumulus Media in January 2011.
Interview Details – Phone interview was professional yet informal. Sales manager was informative, easy to talk to and open to questioning. There is definitely a learning curve for applicants who are new to media sales, but the company provides good tools and resources. The only negative aspect to the face to face interview was an IQ/Intelligence test that was given at the very beginning. It is unexpected and could potentially unhinge applicants who do not score well.
Interview Question – Describe your sales process? Answer Question
Pros: Offers HSA, High-Deductible Health Coverage (for dependents also), 401K matching after a year, and other benefits, great people, and a good place to begin a professional career upon completion of college degree. Beautiful corporate office in… – Full Review
As America’s second largest operator of radio stations, Cumulus provides high-impact local marketing solutions in 110 metropolitan areas. We introduce businesses of all sizes to our communities of over 150 million… — Full Overview
Provided by employer [?]
This is the employer's chance to tell you why you should work for them. The information provided is from their perspective.
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.
The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a recent interview experience or current/former employer. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –