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Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Philip Morris USA
- Territory Sales Manager (5)
- Sales (2)
- Financial Analyst (1)
- Sales Representative (1)
- Research Analyst (1)
- Purchasing Specialist (1)
- Territory Sales Manager Internship (1)
- Manager (1)
- Human Resource (1)
- Brand Manager - New Tobacco Product (1)
- Assistant Brand Manager (1)
- Buyer (1)
Territory Sales Manager Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Philip Morris USA (Schaumburg, IL) in May 2010.
A vigorous and intense interview process, which makes sense for the type of personality that is required for this type of role. There was 3 in-person interviews, and a field-day ride with process with the potential District Manager. One of the interviews was a group interview with senior management, and included a case study on a sales call scenario with an unhappy customer. I found the interview process to be challenging, but worthwhile. I knew what I was getting into.
- Tell us how you will handle situations with unhappy/unsatisfied customers. 1 Answer
I was able to negotiate a relocation package and a sign-on bonus.
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Territory Sales Manager InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Philip Morris USA (Corpus Christi, TX) in November 2009.
First interview was with an external recruiter. Second interview was a panel interview. There were 3 Unit Managers and 1 Regional Manager present. Third Interview was a ride along with future boss, and colleague. Hands on experience of what the daily role would include.
There wasn't much negotiation. The job posting indicated a pay of $40-$45k, however due to my experience, they offered $56K. Since they came in so much higher than posted rate, I didn't negotiate.
Territory Sales Manager InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Philip Morris USA in September 2009.
Very Positive. Had phone screen with recruiter, then phone screen with hiring manager, followed by panel, then day in the field, then offer and background/drug test. Excellent company to get your foot in the door for business to business sales. Lots of training and skills practice. Manager was great, reps stay around for a long time.
- Tell me about a specific time when you had a difficult customer and how you handled the situation. 1 Answer
Territory Sales Manager InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Philip Morris USA in March 2010.
Was very interested in candidate's long term goals and objectives. Prefers specific and strategic initiatives over generalities. Asked a great length of scenario & situational questions.
Territory Sales Manager InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 3 days – interviewed at Philip Morris USA in May 2008.
Consisted of questions that discussed my personal strenghts during the first interview. The second interview involved questions involving seperate cases.
- If you have a product to sale to a client that will be replaced within a few months, will you sell the product if your manager pressures you to? Answer Question
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