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Updated Apr 26, 2014
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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Entry Level/Manager In Training Interview

Entry Level/Manager In Training
Nashville, TN

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at OLN in April 2014.

Interview Details – I submitted a resumé and cover letter online. One day later, I received a call to schedule my interview. They try to schedule your interview as soon as possible. Upon entering the office, loud music was playing and the tv was on mute. They have you complete a short application and attach your resumé, if you have it. While waiting, the two ladies at the front desk asked if we like Nightmares on Wax and began talking about different concerts they have attended or, would like to. 

I was greeted and interviewed by Elijah Medge. He was dressed in a business suit, as well as the other males in the office. He talked really fast about the job and did not like too many questions. This job is not door to door because you do not walk door to door to sell the product, you drive from business to business. You are the middle man, selling other business products like office supllies, to other companies. After the interview, you will get a call back to go for on-the-job training. You will be placed with some random employee and will ride around town trying to make sells. This is not paid training. Opportunities for advancement are available after you have worked in the entry level position for about 18 months to two years.

Interview Question – There are two types of people that stay away from commission based pay, lazy people and people who have never done it. I am assuminig you are the second one, right?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – The income is not steady and the office seemed unprofessional.


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Interview

Sales
Nashville, TN

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at OLN in January 2014.

Interview Details – The website is untrue, it is 100% direct door to door sales. I left the first interview unsure what the job description was. The second interview they made me sell paper to an ADULT PORN STORE. I was horrified.

Interview Question – Where do I want to travel in the world? That is not relevant.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – It is not a truthful company. The office is unprofessional and creepy.


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Interviewee Interview

Interviewee

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at OLN.

Interview Details – This is one of those Entry-level sales position that pitches their ideas like they would when they sell their stuff. It's much like the other sales jobs.

There are three interviews. One is a get to know you type, which is VERY short. The second interview is where you "shadow" someone, but usually at their expense (?) Then there is the final interview where you get to ask the questions...

The first interview was with a person that reminded me of how to talk. His questions weren't a get to know you basis, it was more "how much experience do you have?" In fact...the more he asked the more I felt like he wanted to see how much information I knew...
A major red flag that was raised when he insisted I focus on the products that is sold and not the company itself.

I researched the company before and already knew the major downside of working there.

Interview Question – Do you have any previous sales experience?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I prefer having a steady pay and not interested in anything else...


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Account Representative Interview

Account Representative

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at OLN in January 2011.

Interview Details – There's a 3 step interview process. The 1st was a brief preliminary interview one day and then I was asked back for the 2nd on another day. The 2nd is a full day shadowing of which you get to see the position in action, transparent of exactly what it is. The 3rd was at the end of the 2nd and I was able to sit back down with the manager and ask them anything about the position and company.

Interview Question – Why do I feel I could make it into a management role?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I had to give my previous employer notice, but I'm glad I was able to expedite the process so I could get right into training.


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Interview

Sales
Nashville, TN

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at OLN in May 2013.

Interview Details – --I went for an in-person interview and the guy even admitted that it was simply a "get to know you" interview, but then he wanted me to shadow someone for an ENTIRE day after the small 15 minute interview. They were not going to pay me and I would have had to go off-site to who knows where.
--The office was very empty and uninviting, seemed really questionable.
--The sales seemed EXTREMELY boring--selling paperclips and stuff.

Interview Question – Interview was mainly getting to know me, didn't ask much...the interviewer seemed young and not too professional.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I was offered the "opportunity" to shadow someone for an entire day without pay and it seemed really questionable--mirrored the scams you read about online.


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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Marketing Interview

Marketing
Nashville, TN

The process took 2 days - interviewed at OLN in November 2011.

Interview Details – I applied on Career builder and the called me like the next day. They wanted me to drive 2 hours for an interview, which I initially accepted. Then I researched more about the company and found out my position was strictly commission. I called back and asked if this was the case. The girl wouldn't give me a straight answer. I said I was no longer interested, but she insisted, saying maybe we could do a phone interview instead. I said no thanks. Seems to me it would be easy enough to get the job, if you wanted to work there,

Interview Question – Do you have sales experience?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Did not want to risk moving to a new city without a steady paycheck.


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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Entry Level Interview

Entry Level
Nashville, TN

The process took 2 days - interviewed at OLN in August 2010.

Interview Details – There was a lot of emailing between myself and someone who works within the office. There were a few phrases she said that set off red flags for me. She said the position would require a significant investment on my part, and when I asked what she meant by that, she reworded it. After two weeks of volleying emails, I had an appointment to meet with an interviewer. The office is in a creepy building, but the office itself is rather posh. The first interview, after waiting 20-30 minutes, lasted all of 3 minutes. Questions asked were in regard to whether or not I had sales experience, my goals, and if i had any business owners in my family. The second interview was more of a shadowing. I shadowed someone already employed with the company. Over lunch, we discussed my resume and then I finally found out about the pay structure.

Interview Question – Are there any business owners in your family   View Answer

Reason for Declining – 1) Someone felt the need to say "It's not a pyramid scheme." I feel like that shouldn't have even been something that should need to be said if that weren't the case.
2) There is no hourly pay. This is a straight commission job. No sales means nothing at all for the time you wasted that day.
3) When I decided the job wasn't for me, the owner took it upon himself to try to sell the job to me. As he began to realize I seriously wasn't interested, his tone became snide and superior.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Management Trainee Interview

Management Trainee

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at OLN in June 2010.

Interview Details – The interveiwing process was simple. The owner just asked simple regular interview questions---then gave you a call back within an hr.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in five years?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Not what I was loooking for. The salary was compensation only!

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