Interviewed at Defender Direct
Interview Details – Did a phone interview. Then had the installation manager call me and schedule me for an interview. He called and changed it a few times. I was guaranteed to make a lot of money and minimal selling.
I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Defender Direct in October 2013.
Interview Details – The interview was very direct and appropriate.
Interview Question – There were no questions that you would not expect when interviewing for a position as an inside sales person. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Defender Direct in October 2013.
Interview Details – Very good and through
Interview Question – What can you bring to the table? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Easy, interviewed by two managers and then got the job
Interviewed at Defender Direct
Interview Details – Interviewed with several people all of who are no longer with the company. This could be a great place to work if they tried.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Defender Direct in February 2013.
Interview Details – Submitting application and resume to an out of state office (Indianapolis, IN), There was an initial phone interview with the HR department in their main office. Those were very basic questions. A few days later, I was contacted by the hiring manager at the local office in Tucker, Ga.
Interview Question – First there was a easy phone interview, then the hiring manager asked me to write a one page essay on why I should work for them. The interview was mostly just a Q & A session, mostly easy to medium questions. He then asked for my essay, which he gave it a quick look-over. Then the hiring manager handed me a piece of equipment, briefly told me what it was and how I would sell it. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Defender Direct in December 2012.
Interview Details –
Fill out electronic application.
Receive link to an assessment test (VERY IMPORTANT do your best because if you don't do well you won't hear back from anyone)
If you prove to have the aptitude for the job they'll schedule an interview with the local manager. Come dressed nice. Have a positive attitude. If you've made it this far you have already proven that you could technically do the job so now's the time to see what you're like to work with. We want to make sure that you can be presentable with our customers. more than half your pay us going to friends on how well you can relate to the customers so find things you have in common with the interviewer.
Interview Question – Remember that they are trying to see how you deal with tough situations and difficult customers so expect questions and situations that test to see how level headed you will be. View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Defender Direct.
Interview Details – Open Interviews, they then pick people that "look the part" or have strong sales backgrounds, and hire them on the spot.
Interview Question – They look for the "Alpha Male" type of the "Cheerleader girl" type. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is none.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Defender Direct in April 2011.
Interview Details –
A friend referred me to the company for an open interview and presentation for friends and family of current employees. They were kind from the beginning, very professional and friendly. They even provided Panera Bread breakfast! They had a presentation on how the company began, what it does and what we do as employees. They are very organized, the facility is very clean and nice. After the presentation they had 10 minute one on one interviews. They gave you information and what was required of the job, asked questions and then gave you a phone number to call the following morning (at least for me), the phone call was the phone interview portion and they gave you a script you read when you called. I had to call randomly at 8:50am and it only took 5 minutes. After I read the script, he gave me his opinion of it and explained the rest of the hiring process. They keep in touch with you mainly through e-mail and the next step was going through a background check and drug test. They give you everything you need and provide you with all the information you need to know, again they are very organized and made this process a breeze! It only took 2 days for the drug test results to get back to the company and they had me start training the following Monday! I'm still employed although very new to it and I must say I am excited. They put a lot of thought and effort into the employees they hire so they make me feel so good just by being hired and it doesn't stop there management is very friendly and personable, as are the employees! It's a great work environment, it makes work feel less like "work". There motto is to "Work harder on yourself than you do on you job." and you don't hear that very often! Oh yeah not to mention the benefits are pretty good too.
My advice to other interview candidates is to of course make a good presentation. Be friendly, prompt, aware and just listen to what they say, they will take care of you! You have to be a self-motivated person and the interview/hiring process sounds intense at first, but it's not you get through it and get on the phones.
Interview Question – How have you previously handled a situation on the phone where you had to say something negative that could ruin your sale, and still be able to close the sale? View Answer
Negotiation Details – They negotiate with you depending on your performance. if you're on time, meeting quota and having a good attitude they will work with you!
Pros: A lot of time/focus spent on development of employees. – Full Review
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