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Updated Feb 18, 2015
Updated Feb 18, 2015
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  1.  

    Hospitality Territory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Ecolab.

    Interview Details

    Submitted Resume via internal contact from previous employer. Called by local District Manager after about 6 weeks to schedule interview. Past experience in related field worked to my advantage.

    Interview Questions
    • Usual - focus on sales experience and personal history. College degree required. Good lunch provided. Had to buy my first suit. was among several candidates being considered.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None - take it or leave it. The offer is low, but potential for income growth is high - plus great benefits (Company Car!).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Territorial Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Olympia, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Olympia, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Ecolab in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, no response or feedback for several weeks. I then saw a company rep at a job fair and mentioned my application. I received a call several days later to follow online instructions to complete a drivers licences check and complete a online assessment. Both easy to accomplish. If you pass the online test you will be screened on a phone interview that is established when the hiring rep calls you.

    The phone interview went well. They follow a checklist of questions that ask about why you are interested in the company, do you have sales experience, have you ever explained something in detail to someone who does not have any knowledge of what you are talking about etc. They asked a lot of background questions about past jobs. It was an easy, relaxed interview. In the end she explained the training program and the benefits. I asked questions to get most of this information.

    All in all the interview went well in my opinion and she said she would refer me to the territory manger for another interview to be scheduled in several days. I never got a call back. Hot and cold, mixed signals, not sure. I have moved on.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever explained something in detail to someone who does not have any knowledge of what you are talking about etc. give an example.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Ecolab in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had the first interview after an engineering career fair, was mostly company knowledge questions (why you want to work for boston, why this position, etc.). Was referred to a recruiter in the location I wanted and kept in contact but then they slowly stopped responding regarding that position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Route Sales Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ecolab in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Posts on Ecolab.com/Careers or Careerbuilder, First is phone screening (Sales background, driver history - if you have a DUI or similar on your record even more than 15 years ago good luck, Technical ability) then the online assessment and after that it's a face to face with the District Manager (how's your selling ability, background, why Ecolab), then it's a face to face with the Area Manager for the same thing. If you're lucky like me they did the interview together as a group panel interview (shaves off a week) followed by an unpaid full day ride along (wear a collared button up shirt preferably white with navy dickies because the rep will bring you into accounts and have you help sometimes and you don't want to mess up your business clothes) then it's the drug/background/driving record tests and a few days or a week later it was the offer

    Interview Questions
    • "Try and sell me something", Explain your selling process   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiating, for my area it was 42k a year (real salary is 7k the rest was commission)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Route Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, NH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ecolab in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted a resume' online via monster.com. Received a phone call from an Ecolab HR recruiter 3 days later. I spent 1 hour on the phone with them 2 days later interviewing for the company. It was more or less a screening for an interview to judge if I was intelligent and had adequate people skills. I was told that I would be hearing from a District Manager in a few days to set up an interview. 2 or 3 days passed by and received an email from the DM to call him so I could set up a time to interview with him. The interview went very well and the DM was very professional but made me feel comfortable.I was then asked to interview with the Area Manager a couple of days later. I was then asked to take a physical and drug screen. I was hired roughly 3 weeks after I applied for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • No real difficult or unexpected quesstions   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    This is what we are going to pay you, take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Territory Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Ecolab in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received email within the hour requesting phone interview in about 3 days. Had the phone interview, then met District Manager for 1 on 1 interview. Rode with TSR for a day in the field to see how I would like it. Was made a verbal offer and started within 2 weeks after MVR was done, background check and drug test completed.

    Interview Questions
    • Just your basic kind of question, like you had an upset customer complaining about an invoice. How did you handle it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. I was given an offer and that was it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Territory Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Ecolab in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Thorough interview process including a ride along. This is a great opportunity to see how the job works and the added opportunity to ask questions with individuals in the field, and not a managers view of the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Territory Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ecolab in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interviews, 1:1 interview, ride-a-long, hiring process (paperwork)

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if a customer calls to repair a piece of equipment and your on the other side of your territory and it's late in the day?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Salary is set in stone
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Assistant Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ecolab in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    MBA on campus

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't wanted to relocate to Minnesota

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Route Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Ecolab in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Time consuming. Multiple HR managers to deal with. Confusion between Corporate and field. After all red tape is handled not to tough of a process.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you went above and beyond your normal duties.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating take or leave situation
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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