I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Red Ventures in December 2013.
Interview Details – There is a phone interview that gives you more information about the company and ask questions about your experience and what you are looking for. The next step is an onsite interview, they give you a tour of the entire campus, you do a mock phone call, you live listen to top agents on the phones, then you do your final mock phone call.
Interview Question – How many different ways can you use a paper clip? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to workout a good starting date, everything else is pretty much set in stone.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Red Ventures in December 2013.
Interview Details – It was easiest interview I ever did
Interview Question – If you were an animal what would you be Answer Question
Negotiation Details – none everyone gets same salary
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Red Ventures in August 2013.
Interview Details – 2 interviews. Phone & in-person.
Interview Question – It was all pretty straight forward. Just act like you're passionate about selling. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was basically hired on spot of the in-person interview.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Red Ventures in July 2013.
Interview Details – Initial phone screening/interview by a recruiter in which basics of your work history will be covered but also expect fun behavioral/personality questions too. Potential candidates would be invited to the campus to tour the facilities, have short interview and role play session with a performance manager, buddy-jack with a veteran sales agent. Upon satisfaction, an offer will be made through phone by the recruiter. Process was fairly quick.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you had to overcome adversity or where things did not go your way. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Standard for incoming new hires.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Red Ventures in July 2013.
Interview Details – Red Ventures interview process is one that typically involves three to four visits and the whole process can take up to a month. They ask a lot of behavioral type of questions. For anyone who is interviewing with this company, my advice is not to trust them and keep applying for other jobs.
Interview Question – How many marbles can this interview room hold? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I have found it extremely difficult to decipher how much earning potential I would have at Red Ventures as the comp plan appears capricious and arbitrary. In fact I was told several businesses are hiring in my interviewing, but the job offer is just for the Internet business. Beyond the $35,000-65,000 expectation that is used in job descriptions online, the info on commissions talk was omitted in all my interviewing. It seems they don't know exactly what it will take other than the stock answer "commissions are unlimited and dependant on you". I realize fully that sales determine that amount and commissions can be complicated, but having an idea or examples of what you would need to do to achieve certain benchmarks would have been very helpful in comparing against other strong offers.Their tactics seem very bait and switch and I would not work there nor recommend anyone I care about to either.
Interviewed at Red Ventures
Interview Details –
Phone interview - On site - Offer
Normal phone interview, called back a few days later for an on site. Toured the facility, sat down with two different managers that conducted different interviews. From there you will "role play" selling something (satellite tv or internet). Ask you more typical interview questions. You get to sit in on a live sales call. ******If this isn't something you wouldn't want to do for 40+hours a week, don't waste your time or Red Ventures time*********
Interview Question – Name as many things you can do with a paperclip? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Tell them if you need any days off because you only get 2 excused absences in 90 work days.
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Red Ventures in November 2012.
Interview Details –
Attended the corporate Interview Day in November 2012. Planning on hiring approx. 200 reps by 12/31 for 3 new corporate contract companies. Were about 25 in my 1/2 hour time slot for campus tour, info session and 15-min 1:1 interview. Were 10 1/2 hour time slots - lots of interested applicants. Floowing short interview, plan was to let folks know in a few days and if selected, return for more interviews. While I thought everything went well, I was not asked to return. Age is a huge issue with them. Over 35? Forget about it. Too old to party.
Something about this company smells funky, and not in a good sesne. "The next Google"? Hardly. I'm thinking more of a "flash in the pan" that will crash and burn, in time. Employees are surveyed and that's what got them the "Best Place to Work" awards, but employyes probably fibbed to avoid reprimands/firing. Word is getting out in the Charlotte metro - they did NOT win the award for 2011, and surely won't for 2012.
Interview Question – None. Pretty much all resume-related for the first go-round. Interviewer was nothing special, but OK. Head of a business unit. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Red Ventures in August 2012.
Interview Details – It was long and drawn out. Not worth the time.
Interview Question – What superhero would you wanna be Answer Question
The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Red Ventures in December 2011.
Interview Details –
The beginning process was simple: a recruiter contacted me for a phone interview and asked some general questions. I then had the official phone interview a week later with another recruiter, and the process was again quite simple--she asked me various behavioral/fit questions, all of which were typical and expected. She then told me that I would be contacted in two day's time to schedule the on-site interview, provided I passed this pre-screening process. I wasn't contacted for another three weeks, after having sent multiple emails to follow up on the interview. We then scheduled the on-site interview.
The on-site interview consisted of a 30 minute 1-on-1 interview with one recruiter, a 2-hour sit-in on the call center (during which you shadow a current employee), and a 30-minute 1-on-1 interview with another recruiter.
The behavioral fit portion of the first interview went well, but the recruiter was extremely unprofessional. The sales side of Red Ventures claims to be a casual environment--in which its employees wear jeans and other casual attire--but it was on the verge of unprofessional. Not only was I humorously overdressed in my business suit, the recruiter, adorned in jeans and a t-shirt, was rather rude and disengaging; he seemed bored with what I had to say. It was also very off-putting when he was fiddling around with his dry-erase marker (he had drawn a return-on-investment schematic on the board to illustrate financial goals at RV); he also checked a text message that he received while I answered one of his interview questions. Afterwards, we commenced a role play in which I had to pitch a television subscription to him (he provided a "script" from which I both had to read verbatim and improvise). In short, the worst part of that first interview was the recruiter's unprofessional attitude.
The sit-in on the sales center was paradoxically the most rewarding and horrifying experience of the interview process. You sit in this cramped, noisy call center and listen in on phone sales between RV sales reps and clients. It was rewarding because you get a first-hand glimpse at what you would be doing as a sales rep, as well as hear the discourse between employee and client. However, if you value personal space, sanity, freedom, and professionalism, don't even consider a position like this. The sales reps are glued to their phone headsets and computer screens in their 2x4 "half cubicles," having to raise their hand to use the bathroom and needing to clock-in and clock-out for any sort of break they would take. Because almost all of the calls are inbound, there always needs to be an available sales rep, lest revenue falls. This reason aside, unless you favor slavery (or at least indentured servitude), I would shy away from these kinds of positions, because you will have NO freedom.
The second 1-on-1 interview was with a sales manager, and it was much more professional than the first. She did keep cutting my answers off (which really weren't that long) and followed up with different questions, as if she was in a hurry. She did another role play with me which involved me selling a phone plan, and though I had improved, I could have been more aggressive. In my defense, I had little sales background, which wasn't a requirement for the position anyway. She was still rather nice overall, and was more gracious than the first recruiter.
I received my rejection email from the first recruiter (with whom I interviewed on the phone) about a week later, which was probably heavily influenced on my performance during those role plays. Their decision is not what upset me, but how they falsely advertised that sales experience was preferred but not required. The fact that they specifically said that they would get back to be in 2 days when it took an additional 3 weeks to get a response also upset me. Furthermore, their level of unprofessionalism was appalling. I was actually quite glad that I wasn't offered the position; if I had received an offer, it would have been difficult to turn down considering the present job market, but I wouldn't want to put myself in that arbitrarily stressful environment--essentially, all they care about (at least on the sales side) is numbers, revenue, and statistics. They don't care about your professional development; their agenda involves turning you into a robotic salesperson that'll raise their equity.
Interview Question – Why should we hire you? Answer Question
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