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DataSphere Technologies Interview Questions & Reviews in Seattle, WA

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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Account Executive Interview

Account Executive
Bellevue, WA

I interviewed at DataSphere Technologies in June 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online, got a call back right away. Did short telephone interview and then they asked me to come in next day for in person interview. In person interview was a lot of questions about worst manager, worst experience, how would you change last job etc....Phone interview was scheduled, waited over 2.5 hours waiting by phone. Very unprofessional. Final phone interview is worst part, they ask you to overcome objections on a product you know nothing about, something you can say to overcome objection at one job could be highly discouraged at this job. You will never know though, cause they do not tell you. Sales floor seems like high school, top 40 music cranking, people talking to each other rather than working. Not a good place if you like to stay focused, too loud, everyone in each others business.

Interview Question – Final phone interview is not a real gauge of someones sales ability. Interviewer objects to things you would learn to overcome in the very first day of training, you just have to know what they want you to say.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Too unprofessional work environment, low pay, reps told me they went a week with no sales.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Account Executive Interview

Account Executive
Bellevue, WA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at DataSphere Technologies in November 2013.

Interview Details – Received a call from Recruiter who did not provide all the facts about the company and could not give real numbers of what people made. Most people make $50k per year if you hit commission consistently. Had face to face interview that last about 20 minutes, then he sat me with a rep to watch and listen to them call. I left and received a phone call from the Recruiter three days later and scheduled a mock phone call to sell their product over the phone without a script or details on what they sell. The manager called 25 minutes late and told me to make up a company.

Interview Question – None very inexperienced level of interviewing   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – they bring everyone in at the same level 30k base and its not worth it unless you never worked before or if you are just looking for sales experience.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Account Executive Interview

Account Executive
Bellevue, WA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at DataSphere Technologies in May 2014.

Interview Details – Met one of the firm's recruiter at my school's career fair where we exchanged resume and business cards.

1st interview: Via phone where the recruiter asked me general questions based on career goals, interests, why sales, and etc. Initial gauge on how well you articulate over the phone

2nd interview: 1:1 with a sales manager. Asks you general, behavioral questions. Opportunity to tour/shadow the work site and recruiter gives you an assignment after tour.

3rd final interview: Via phone, based on assignment. You give a mock sales pitch based on one of the products they sell, to the sales manager. They are also listen to how you respond to objections you'd experience in a typical sales call. Prep your responses based on common objections as the sales manager you're trying to sell will object against your pitch aggressively. Decision is provided ~48 hours after call.

Interview Question – Addressing certain objections in 3rd interview can be difficult. Prep for these objections along with common ones:

1. Product/offer is a scam.
2. Competitive offers from other firms.
3. What about the product that really benefits the customer
4. Delaying purchase
  Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Account Executive Interview

Account Executive
Bellevue, WA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at DataSphere Technologies in April 2013.

Interview Details – Recruiter was very professional from start to finish. Interview was with only one Manager. Questions regarding past experiences regarding call center experiences.

Interview Question – What if scenarios regarding working as a team and also individually in an environment with music playing in the background.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Training Manager Interview

Training Manager
Bellevue, WA

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at DataSphere Technologies in August 2010.

Interview Details – Submitted app after seeing a Craigslist ad. Got a call within 1 week. ~1 hr phone interview with a recruiter. ~1 hr phone interview with hiring manager. Brought in for in-person interviews, met with 5 people. It took about 2 weeks of negotiations before getting a written offer.

Interview Question – Are you able to train back to back, all-day classes?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Inside Sales Interview

Inside Sales
Bellevue, WA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at DataSphere Technologies in December 2012.

Interview Details – Saw re-occuring ad on Craig's List, so said why not? Submitted my resume and got call by recruiter to do a phone screening. Phone screening led to onsite interviews. They do a bunch of interviews at once by getting a big group, and then they hand you off to two different sales managers for two interviews. If you get past that, you get to do a mock call which is the final step.

Interview Question – Mock call for selling advertising was the hardest thing about the interviews. I was successful in sales at previous jobs, and pitched how I normally pitch.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Account Executive Interview

Senior Account Executive
Bellevue, WA

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at DataSphere Technologies in January 2012.

Interview Details – Phone call where you pretended to sell the product

Interview Question – None   Answer Question


3 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Account Executive Interview

Account Executive
Bellevue, WA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at DataSphere Technologies.

Interview Details – Recruiter called to setup phone interview asking various questions to get a sense of phone presence and voice clarity. Once phone interview was approved, in person interview was established two weeks later. Interviewed with two different sales managers. Format was nonchalant asking random various questions and seeing how quickly you can adapt and how personable you are. From then start date was two weeks later as well.

Interview Question – Can't recall since it was long ago, but intervew was 1:1, relaxed, conversational environment as opposed to being drilled questions one after another. It will depend on the sales manager you happen to get that particular day who is doing interviews with you.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Base salary is $30k annually + commissions earned.

Paycheck is biweekly on Fridays 26x a year.


3 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Account Executive Interview

Account Executive
Bellevue, WA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at DataSphere Technologies.

Interview Details – got a phone call from the recruiter, asked me simple interview questions and invited me to the office to see what they were all about

Interview Question – none   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – easy.


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Account Executive Interview

Account Executive
Bellevue, WA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at DataSphere Technologies in August 2012.

Interview Details – The interview consisted of a phone interview, a series of interviews with several sales managers and a mock sales call.

Interview Question – One sales manager asked the same question repeatedly, "So what is it you like about sales?" I answered that I like the idea of your effort being proportional to your reward in a commision based enviroment. He asked again and I said, "I like the idea of uncapped commission, it motivates you progressively to set higher expectations for yourself". He asked again and I just said I like money. I don't think he was aware he asked so many times. I assume he interviews people all day and it is repetitive for him. My interview group had 8 people.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Set terms, the selling point is the uncapped commission

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