Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at Equinox Fitness (Westwood, CA) in April 2015.
It was a group interview. I arrived a few minutes early, we were met with two of the fitness managers. Given a tour, then a lecture-slide show. (The only bad thing was that our validated parking was only for 2 hours. We went over and I almost had to pay $22.00 to park for my interview!)
- They asked me to tell them about myself. It was open ended. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Equinox Fitness.
I applied in the shop, I went into the gym and applied at the front desk for their retail store. I got called back by the One of the executive managers to come in for an interview. I then came in met my manager, and she asked me a few questions. After her, I met the manager of the gym, who then interviewed me some more, seeing if I qualified for the position. Also if I was suitable for the gym, since it is a high luxury one. The interview was around 30 - 45 minutes.
- How well do you work under pressure? What brand names do you know? How would you market this brand name? Since you are working alone, how do you make sure that no one will steal? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Equinox Fitness (Irvine, CA).
Their job posting will lead you to believe that you are applying for the stated position but once you get there they state "this is a sales position". I first met with the spa manager who asked just a few questions and quickly moved me on to interview with the sales manager for a much more rigorous interview based all on sales and nothing to do with your actual job title. If you have any passion at all for what you do then this is probably not the place for you because it is very obvious that they are not looking to be client relationship focused but to be all sales focused-how much can you get out of the client? It was quickly and clearly obvious that my view of building client relationships in order to gain trust and create long term clients was not what they are looking for. After interviewing with the sales manager I was supposed to meet back up with the spa manager for a tour of the facility, well the sales manager made up some bogus lie that the spa manager had an emergency to tend to and could not meet with me, although I saw right through and knew it was because they saw that I am an Esthetician who values customer service, which in my view builds a valuable long term client that trusts you and ultimately spends their money with you time and time again and not just once because they are being sold and realize you don't value them for anything but the money they will give you. Ultimately, I wasn't the sales person they were looking for.
- 3 strengths and a weakness. How do you sell to clients. Give an example of how you would sell a moisturizer. Answer Question
Helpful (3)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Equinox Fitness (New York, NY) in February 2015.
Extremely professional and thorough. Each person I met with seemed knowledgeable, professional and polite. They really emphasize the "lifestyle" as an employee, with focus on health and wellness- and being around that as profession. Seems like a great company with very dedicated employees. Questions weren't difficult, more qualifying the experience and skills necessary and expected.
- Management style. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Not enough money.
Helpful (4)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Equinox Fitness.
Phone interview was brief. First interview at the gym was with the manager about 30 minutes. I got a tour of the facility and then spoke in the manager's office.
- What do you think is the best way to train people? Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Equinox Fitness (Chicago, IL).
They put you through a very rigorous interview process. One on one, round table, practical. They were all very professional and courteous with great questions. The only problem is that they are typically for bait and switch positions. In order to get anywhere you must start at the VERY bottom despite your experience.
- I was asked what I would do about stolen/lost items. I was given multiple scenarios with no real "right answer" option. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
The pay was not acceptable.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Equinox Fitness (New York, NY).
After an initial phone call with the internal recruiter at Equinox, I had two in person interviews with the General Counsel and one other senior attorney. The interviews were difficult (lots of behavioral questions) but everyone I met with was very pleasant. Throughout the process the recruiter was constantly in touch to let me know how the process was unfolding. We corresponded at least once per week over the course of two months. Even when there was nothing to report, e.g. when the General Counsel was on vacation, she let me know so that I wasn't left in the dark. I actually felt like Equinox was courting me and trying to recruit me throughout the process, which is in stark contrast to every other interview I've been on this past year. In the end I did not get an offer but again the recruiter was courteous enough to schedule a call to let me know over the phone. I was disappointed not to get an offer but overall the interview process was worthwhile because the recruiter was so courteous and professional throughout. The rest of Corporate America should take a lesson from Equinox on how to conduct recruiting.
- What are you most proud of? Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Equinox Fitness.
Process started with a phone interview with a recruiter in NYC. Next step was an interview in person with a recruiter in LA. Both the HR folks were passionate about what they did and the company. 3rd Interview was with 3 guys. Interview was very relaxed and more of a conversations. I was asked to wait around to meet the VP in LA. Another very relaxed conversation. All nice people.
- There wasn't really a difficult question. It is VERY clear that they are driven by meeting sales projections. If you don't meet them, you should expect a call from your supervisor as to why your club is not meeting the goals. Answer Question
Helpful (5)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Equinox Fitness in September 2014.
Phone interview which led to an in person interview. Very unprofessional in my opinion. Interview scheduled for 11am did not begin until 11:45am. Interviewers were very awkward one person asked the questions other said absolutely nothing. Not personable people even though they are in a business that you need to be personable. Pay is minimum wage and hourly training sessions with clients is insanely low pay also.
- Easy interview questions about yourself Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person – interviewed at Equinox Fitness.
Thoughtful but low key, not heavily formatted, informal. Have an interest in the details and the particular market relevant to the interview. Appreciate the analytical. Bring a handsome exterior, look the part.
- You will be asked about your production level Answer Question
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