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Updated Dec 5, 2014
Updated Dec 5, 2014
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    Senior Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at EarthLink in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 phone interviews and one face to face and the offer was in my hand within a couple days. It started with their recruiter, then a face to face with the hiring manager and finally with the hiring managers boss.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I thought the offer was fare and accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at EarthLink.

    Interview Details

    First I was contacted by a recruiter. That part was an easy 15 min conversation. Then I met with the hiring manager. It felt like someone was reading from a script during the interview process. Then I was hired. They also did no drug test, which seemed odd.

    Interview Questions
    • There were non really. Trying to get a job working fast food probably has more difficult questions. This within itself sent a lot of red flags.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It had taken 2-3 weeks. They dramatically tried to low ball me. But, I would recommend to anyone to stick to their guns while negotiating salary here. Management are desperate to get good talent and they have lack great negotiating skills.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at EarthLink in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    After applying online the company recruiter contacted me for a phone interview. It was a 20 min conversation explaining about the company then she asked only why I am looking to leave my current job and why I would like to work for Earthlink. Right after that she e-mail me setting a personal interview with the sales manager. Most of the questions were kind of technical about their products and after that he was trying to scare me or maybe showing how hard is the job. Talking about this is not a 9-5 job, there is a lot of cold calling, rejection and if I don't reach my goal I would be fired in a few months.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at EarthLink in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had a decent phone screen with the Recruiter. I then made it to a F2F meeting with the Hiring Manager. Much of the time was spent with him talking and he acknowledged that. After I asked him some questions, we agreed that I would work on a 30/60/90 plan for my potential territory. I was to take a few days to work on it and he would send me a list of my potential accounts. I believe that the interview was on a Wednesday and that I would follow up with him by Monday. So...I was definitely moving forward with another conversation with him and that is how we left the interview. Surprisingly, I received an email from their Recruiting department the next day stating that they had filled the position with someone that was more qualified. I couldn't believe it. I wasn't too impressed with the opportunity and wasn't surprised that I wasn't the most qualified. I was shocked at the Hiring Manager's commitment to my moving forward in the evaluation process only to be told otherwise the next day. This was one of the least professional interviews that I've had and would not consider working for or with Earthlink again. If you are in Sales, stay away from Earthlink. I couldn't imagine having to trust them with commissions!

    Interview Questions
    • I don't recall but most questions were fairly basic and not difficult at all.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at EarthLink in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Easy process. Interviewed with branch manager after being contacted by a recruiter. Next step was talking with the Director. Offered position within a week

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Do not accept offer if you are in sales
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at EarthLink in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    You were required to submit a business plan for making the territory its quota on paper before being hired. Later I realized this request was made by the existing branch manager to be used for his owner purposes in communication with the Director of Sales and this was a common practice used by certain managers.

    Interview Questions
    • Putting together a business plan based on very little raw data like average deal size, quotas, and territory growth plan.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brentwood, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brentwood, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at EarthLink in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews, 1 phone and 2 face to face including last with Regional VP. I was told to send my references to the Branch Manager. She never called any of them, and never contacted me with any status. Weeks of e-mails and voicemails went unreturned. I spoke to HR a month later and was informed that an offer was made to another candidate. The management was absolutely classless and no business acumen or courtesy whatsoever.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you be able to sustain a full pipeline of prospects over the long run?   Answer Question
    • What are the biggest assets you can bring to this office?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at EarthLink in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    If you're sure actually want to work for this company (I think you should just walk away) make sure you actually know about the company and what they do. Three interviews, HR, hiring manager, and sales manager. General sales and experience questions. Nothing out of the ordinary.

    Negotiation Details
    The usual, not much room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Appleton, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Appleton, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EarthLink in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with recruiter followed by a 1:1 interview with office manager, followed by phone interview with district manager

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Client Advocate Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at EarthLink in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter called me and had an informal phone interview on the spot (this was on a Friday). She felt I would be a good candidate for the position based on our conversation and scheduled a meeting with the manager of the department hiring for the following Monday. Monday morning I met with the department manager and supervisor for an hour long interview discussing my experience and why I would be good at this position. After the hour, I spent 20 minutes with a account rep shadowing him in order to get an idea for what the position actually entailed.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult sale you have made? How did you secure the sale?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    There wasn't any growth potential within the department.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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