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Updated Oct 3, 2014
Updated Oct 3, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unsure Exactly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at OLN in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was told on the phone I would be interviewing for a management position. When I looked at the companies website it was clear it was directed at potential employees and not at clients. When I arrived for the interview it was in a super sketchy office space that could easily be packed up and moved somewhere the next day. It raised major red flags. I am pretty sure this company is a multilevel marketing thing. They say they have lots of different clients but the Nashville office seems to only sell office supplies to small businesses. They have a three part interview process where they won't discuss compensation until you spend an entire day with a sales rep. I couldn't get a straight answer out of the "president" of the company about very much. Weird experience.

    Interview Questions
    • They were all dumb leading questions. Never felt like he was evaluating me as a candidate but rather trying to sell me on a position. Super weird.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at OLN in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position on Careerbuilder.com. The position I applied for was the account manager position. The ad was very professional and informative.

    I was contacted by HR and after a few questions I was booked for a preliminary interview.

    I met with the owner of the company for the interview. He first went over my resume and explained why they believed that I may be a good fit for their firm. We then spoke about the details of the company and the position.

    I was given about 10 minutes for any follow up questions I had before the interview concluded.

    I was chosen for a 2nd interview and was able to see what the position entailed first had.

    I had a final interview again with the owner of the company.

    Interview Questions
    • I was not expecting to meet with the owner as much as I was able to. He was much more involved in the process than any other company I have interviewed with.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at OLN in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted a resume through Careerbuilder after reading a fun and upbeat ad that caught my attention ( unlike most ). Due to the fact that I am looking for employment sooner than later, I called the contact number on the ad to learn more about the company beyond just what was online. To my surprise, the young woman I spoke with was informative, friendly and talked to me about a charity event they had just raised money for when I told her I was looking for a company that was active in the community and with its employees. I was contacted a few days later after my resume had been reviewed by the manager and offered a preliminary interview! Being this the first career I am interviewing for right before graduation, I was incredibly nervous but was put to ease by the professionalism and friendliness of the staff. Overall I'm very impressed and hope to receive an invitation for a second interview!

    Interview Questions
    • If you were my leader, why would I follow you?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at OLN.

    Interview Details

    Applied on LinkedIn, received a call for an interview a week or two later, was called in for an interview. Interview was very casual with basic questions (Why did you apply? What characteristics would make you good in marketing? What were you involved with in college?). Everyone in the office was very friendly.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at OLN.

    Interview Details

    The company is rather small than I expected, but the interview with their president can be a good experience. Those who are looking for a position as a sales person and a place to get promotion, that might be a good place. But I am not looking for a position like that, so I just declined the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Not suitable for that job position though.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Entry Level/Manager In Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Reasons for Declining

    The income is not steady and the office seemed unprofessional.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Where do I want to travel in the world? That is not relevant.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    It is not a truthful company. The office is unprofessional and creepy.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Interviewee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Do you have any previous sales experience?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I prefer having a steady pay and not interested in anything else...

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Interview was mainly getting to know me, didn't ask much...the interviewer seemed young and not too professional.   Answer Question
    Reasons 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.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Did not want to risk moving to a new city without a steady paycheck.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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