Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Dell in January 2010.
Interview Details – The interviews are hard. All of the interview questions are situational questions (Tell me about a time when). I recommend having 6 or 7 different examples of situations where you demonstrated ability to prioritize your work, engage others, innovate, adapt, drive strategy, etc. Example of question: Tell me about a time when you were assigned numerous priorities by multiple leaders, who all stressed the importance of their own projects. How did you prioritize your assignments? What steps did you take to inform the leaders of their individual project updates?
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had negative input from your stakeholders as a result of a decision you made. How did you manage this situation? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not try to negotiate. I feel the offer was very fair so I accepted.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dell in August 2011.
Interview Details – Submitted resume via an employee friend. Filled out application online. Was called that week. Had 1 phone interview with hiring manager. Had a 2nd phone interview the next day with 6 people (they were all in the same room).
Interview Question – Std behavioral questions. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Salary was not negotiable. Offer base was low compared to industry, but higher than my peers in my training class. Commission was draw-draw-settle, which I have always disliked.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Dell in May 2010.
Interview Details – Pretty simple process. Mostly standard interview questions. No curve balls. Started with a phone interview which lead to a 1-1 interview. At the time they seemed to hire quite a few people and weed out the ones that did not preform well. Now with the company going private and the company focus shifting I imagine the interview process will be a little bit more grueling.
Interview Question – Give an example of a time that you made an unpopular decision. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Base salary, commission and SPIFFS.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dell in June 2012.
Interview Details – Initially contacted by HR recruiter, setting up interview. Went in for interview with a few guys. They asked 15 minutes worth of questions, then asked me to try to sell them something. A few days after the interview, the HR recruiter called me and extended the offer.
Interview Question – The "Pitch" - try to sell them something, a random object in the room. They may tell you to pick something, or they may ask for an object in particular. Or it may even be something that's not in the room, such as one of their products. Be familiar with the product line for the position you are interviewing for. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate. Offer was decent.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dell in April 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online through a referral. Interview is mostly basic stuff including asking what I knew about the company in general. Two people interviewed me, one asked most of the questions while another took notes. It lasted a total of about 20 minutes. I received an email a week later stating that I did not get the job.
Interview Question – What is the current stock price? Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Dell.
Interview Details – A recruiter who works for Dell calls you for the interview, but you never meet this person. You have to get signed in at security to interview, then 2-3 people interview you and run you through a mock sales presentation where you have to overcome the objection and close the deal.
Interview Question – Be prepared to pitch a product they will give you at random, and be prepared to make them say yes to whatever you are selling. they will tell you no, and you have to find a way to overcome their objection Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Unable to negotiate, an offer letter comes in the mail and you can only accept or reject.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Dell in May 2013.
Interview Details – A lot of people said they had to go through a series of courses/interviews. I only had one interview and this included strengths and weaknesses. The HR people are nice but just coming out of college, I was a little nervous about the job so I am unsure on whether I get it. However, people say if you make the interview, then you are in good shape. We will see about this. I didn't negotiate or anything because I have not received information on the job. It is nice that they call you and tell you whether or not you received the job because I do not like waiting for ever for an answer.
Interview Question – What are your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to dealing with customers over the phone. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dell in June 2009.
Interview Details – Initial phone interview; Sales test via online assessment; In person interview. More than likely if you can make it to the in person interview - you're in good shape.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected, lots of "Tell me about a time when" "What is your biggest failure" "what is your greatest accomplishment" The questions that are asked are typically canned questions from a sheet the interview is told to ask from. Answer in the E-A-R format. Example - Action - Result. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation - Offer letter with benefits extended - accepted. Background check, drug test screening.
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dell in August 2010.
Interview Details – I was already an employee and was interviewing for another position within the company.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Dell.
Interview Details – • Role: Commercial accounts and Enterprise accounts inside sales position.
• Format: Three to four hiring managers and an HR representative all asking questions on past sales experience; selling them on your resume and general questions that follow a tell me about a time format.
• Preparation: Applicants are best prepared when they have some knowledge of Dell’s core business offerings and product lines. Applicants do not have to have a deep technical knowledge as much as a well-articulated Dell value proposition understanding.
Interview Question – Why Dell? and Why Sales? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Salary offer, start date offer--they have Sales Rep Level system SR1, SR2, SR3 negotiate to come in as high as you can. In rep level and pay--they have room and will entertain a counter.
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