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Ecolab Territory Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jan 21, 2014
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Territory Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ecolab.

Interview Details – phone interview, district manager interview, area manager interview, day in the field

Interview Question – what would you do if a customer calls during diner and has a dish machine down   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no real negotiation. it was take it or leave it

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Territory Manager
Miami, FL

I applied through other source and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Ecolab in January 2009.

Interview Details – Very long ( about 6 months), lots of technical and psychological tests, several interviews, the first with HR, which is vital and useless, because they can shut you down, but once you pass trough them the decision is made by the hiring manager, the position is a SALES position, where you also need to have or be able to learn a lot of technicalities, about the position

Interview Question – On my final interview I was asked by the Area Manager:
What is the thing that like LEAST, of working here?
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Negotiation Details – I was offered a $30,000/ year base salary, but was able to push it up to $36,000

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Territory Manager

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ecolab in April 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online and received a call 2 weeks later HR. asked alot of questions about my experience in the industry. Wanted to know how I would handle a stressful situation and what was the most rewarding thing I had ever done. A week later I had a face to face interview with the district and regional manager. Same questions but the job was postponed due to budget cuts.

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Territory Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Ecolab in May 2009.

Interview Details – My interview was over six years ago at an Applebee's during lunch.
I was very unusually, They seemed more interested in my personal life. Most of the things I was promised were never given.

Interview Question – What kind of awards had I won   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not really anything to negotiate on. My only regret is that now kids walking in with no experience make 5k more than me.

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Territory Manager

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

Interview Details – Same questions as other have mentioned. It's always the same phone call with HR, then a 1 on 1, and a last interview.

Interview Question – No difficult questions, always the same   Answer Question

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Territory Manager

I applied through other source and interviewed at Ecolab.

Interview Details – Phone interview, then one face to face at a Denny's.

Interview Question – None, same as all interview questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Minneapolis, MN

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Ecolab in April 2009.

Interview Details – I was contacted by a HR rep the day after I sent in my application and then had a phone interview set up 5 days after. I had the phone interview and I thought it went really well but unfortunately did not get a call back.

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Territory Manager
Detroit, MI

The process took a day - interviewed at Ecolab in January 2009.

Interview Details – Started with a phone call by an HR person to screen me for the position. Asked if I mind wearing a tie 3 times, not sure if he was very experienced. Then a call be a District Manager to set up a meeting. Dont think the DM knew how to interview very well. Asked if I knew about the company, I suggest reading the website .

Interview Question – Do you know what we do ?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Told him I needed to make 40k - 50k per year. offer was 35k to train. been training for one year... still same pay. Little bit in commissions, no one is buying much these days

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Territory Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ecolab in November 2009.

Interview Details – Basic interview going over previous history.
Why are you interested in the firm?
What drives you to succeed?
Why Sales?
Asks about personal values on integrity, hard work, determination and honesty?

Interview Question – N/A   Answer Question

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Territory Manager

I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Ecolab in October 2011.

Interview Details – Began online with 2 hr test, received call from HR, called later by DM, 1 on 1 2 wks later, phone call to meet Regional VP month later, job offer 30 days later

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