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Updated Jul 29, 2015
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GEICO Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fredericksburg, VA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at GEICO (Fredericksburg, VA) in July 2015.

Interview

Initially I applied for a customer service position as I don't have any sales experience, but I was called the next day and offer a phone interview for the following day. The phone interviewer, however, told me that the customer service positions were full would I be interested in interviewing for a sales position. I said yes. We spoke for a few minutes somewhat informally talking about the position and the salary. Once we had determined that I would be interested in working in sales I was invited for an in-person testing at GEICO and possibly a face-to-face interview if I passed the test. I said yes and arranged for for the next step on Monday. I took the test that really was not that difficult. It was a multi-tasking/database entry test and a typing test with 25 wpm being required. I have no idea how well I did except to say that I was asked if I could stay for a face-to-face interview with an HR rep. I said yes and she and I talk for about 25 or 30 minutes and she asked if I had time to participate in a mock sales call session. By far, this was the most difficult portion since I've never sold, but apparently I did ok because I was asked if I had time to stay to sit on the sales floor to watch/listen to live sales cals and then speak to a sales manager for the final interview. I said yes and did and was totally impressed with the sales person I watched. I was eventually taken to speak to the sales manager and it also went very well. I was told I would be called within 48 hours to either be offered a position or to be told I did not get selected. The next morning I was called and offered a position. The entire process took place over just a few days and I can't tell you how impressed I was with everyone I spoke with and everyone I interviewed with. They were all very nice and extremely professional. I am excited to begin my foray into sales with GEICO!

Interview Questions

  • Explain a situation in which you were required to sell something to someone and what was the outcome? Since you've never been in sales you can explain a situation that you needed to persuade someone of something and what was the outcome?   Answer Question

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    GEICO Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GEICO.

    Interview

    1 phone and 2 in-person interviews. Role playing and computer skills test. They will e-mail you and schedule a phone interview to last 30-45 minutes. If you do well there you will get a call to come in. You will be given a computer/phone exercise. If you do not do well on this you are done. If you do ok you will interview with HR that same day. HR will do a phone role playing exercise, if you pass this you will be scheduled to come back and sit with an experienced agent and listen to them take calls for about an hour then you will be interview by one of the managers and if that goes well you will get an offer on the spot. Then you will go to the nurses office where they will take a hair sample for a drug test. If all is clean you will be called with in about 10 days and given a start date.

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    GEICO Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at GEICO (Virginia Beach, VA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The hiring process consisted of submitting application online then doing an assessment test, phone interview, completing a multitasking test, typing test, meeting with a hiring specialist, meeting with hiring management, more test etc. Basically, you are asked questions using the STAR method. If you do not know what that is then become familiar with it. Also, be aware that if for some reason the "hiring managers" are on the sales floor that means that you didn't get the job ;)

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time that you turned a difficult situation into a positive situation?   Answer Question
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    GEICO Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GEICO.

    Interview

    It started out by going through a computer test where they test your typing ability and your ability to multitask (simulated phone call and typing). Afterwards you go into the interview where they ask general questions about yourself and situation questions. From there you do role playing where they sit you in a room with a phone and make you sell them something. They usually give you a packet of information for you to read up on and sell them that product. Finally they'll pass you on to the sales manager if they think you are a good fit. This gives you an idea of what should happen.

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    GEICO Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fredericksburg, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at GEICO (Fredericksburg, VA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Horrible! This must have been the most ridiculous interview process that I have ever experienced. The typing test and computer email questions were way too excessive for a $30,000 a year call center job. They do not even give you enough time to review the instructions before testing. I should have listened to the reviews on Glassdoor before I accepted the interview....a complete waste of time.

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    GEICO Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    When you're called in to interview and take a "computer skills assessment," be prepared. If you're used to working in a fast-paced call center, the computer skill test should be no problem. It's not so much a test of computer skill as it is data entry, memory and grace under pressure :) If you don't pass the computer skill test, you won't interview or be able to try again for 6 months. The interview after that is pretty standard. Nice people.

    Interview Questions

    • After the interview, you may be asked to do some role playing by answering sales calls for a fictitious company. Nothing out of the ordinary if you're used to doing sales, but if you don't have a lot of experience you may want to call some companies to inquire about buying their products so you can listen to the responses and get some ideas.   Answer Question
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    GEICO Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at GEICO (Virginia Beach, VA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was overall very lengthy. The process was extremely time consuming and a little unorganized because I had to come back to the office several times because they were too busy to do everything in one day. The process does make me feel good about to the quality of the people being hired.

    Interview Questions

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    GEICO Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    This was my first phone interview out of college so I didn't know what to expect but the interviewer was very polite and made me sound like I could be an important part of their company which gave me the confidence to keep pursuing the job as well as others.

    Interview Questions

    • We're you ever late to your current job   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    The hours

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    GEICO Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GEICO (Indianapolis, IN) in June 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a phone call eight hours later, pretty much the second their offices opened. After a brief phone interview, I was asked to come in for a secondary interview. After the secondary interview, there was a computer assessment, role-play over the phone and a final interview. The hiring process is very rigorous, a lot of my colleagues have cited that they are impressed by our selectiveness for our sales associates.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you qualified for this position?   1 Answer
    • Why do you deserve this opportunity?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not applicable

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    GEICO Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at GEICO (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    Short and not very sweet--the HR interviewer told me that she didn't think I would "fit in" @ GEICO--I had owned my own successful business for over 10 years--college grad, resume' showing success and leadership at another large corporation....maybe my age???...I am over 40...

    Interview Questions

    • How do you prove age discrimination?   1 Answer
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