I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Reynolds American in July 2013.
Interview Details – First, I got called from a recruiter and did not apply for this position. They contacted me. Second, I had a 30 minute phone interview with the recruiter. This was more of a qualifying call than anything else. Then, a video profile and assessment. Then, I whole day ride a long with a TM in my area. Then, they flew me to a panel interview in Nashville, TN. This seems like a lot for a position with this type salary and expensive interview process. Especially, with all the technology available today i.e. Skype, Facetime, Go to meeting, Joinme etc.
I did not get an offer. This was very dissappointing and a huge waste of my time. I have over 14 years outside sales experience and a undergrad in Marketing. I felt as if they were intimadated by me and my accomplishments. I was a Diamond Club Sales Rep for a large Company in the past. It seems like they are more interested in recent college grads that can mold, brainwash, and manipulate.
Also, be prepared to relocate. I think this is the other reason they like recent college grads. If you are a homeowner or are seasoned do not waste your time. I could have outsold any one of the interviewers that spoke with me on the panel. They are behavior based questions and are very challenging to answer.... No matter how you answer them, it is difficult to gauge what they are looking for in your answer. This was a huge waste of time and I regret taking it that far. Also, how about getting to know me as a person and employee? Not just gauge how I react/respond to some behavioral based questions. Thanks but no thanks RJR. Good Luck with your green peas
Interview Question – What major problem have you encountered
and how did you deal with it?
Tell me about a time when you were on a
team, and one ofthemembers wasn’t doing
his or hershare.
Describe a time when you experienced a
significant change that you did notinitiate.
How did you react?
Please give me an example of a time when
you took the initiative to improve a specific
Give me an example of a time when you
surpassed a customer’s expectation Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Reynolds American.
Interview Details – Easy going interview...heard it has gotten much tougher
Interview Question – How do you expect to help RJR Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Reynolds American in March 2013.
Interview Details – Took forever. Started the process with a 15 minute phone interview if thats accepted, then you move on to answer 7 questions while video recording yourself, if you pass that (Which you'll find out in a week or so), then its a 5 hour day on the trade where you ride around with someone from your area so you can see what the job is like. If you pass that ( You find out in a week or so from that date) you schedule your panel interview. They will usually fly you out to different state, put you up in a hotel for the night then you have 2 panel interviews the following morning. Panel interviews consist of 3 people per panel that ask you questions that make you describe situations. Relax though, they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. They dont fire off questions, they do a good job of casual conversation to make you feel more comfortable.
Interview Question – Name a time you helped someone with their goals. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Yes. I declined my first 2 offers and they finally offered me a position in the area I wanted to work.
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Reynolds American.
Interview Details – First I had a phone interview with somebody at a recruiting company.. she seemed to be reading from a script the whole time but at the end of the call she told me I was moving on in the process. I then had to do a web profile and answer questions to a webcam. I did the DOTT with a TM and his boss (Account Manager). Really connected with the TM, but the AM did not seem very impressed with me.
Interview Question – Discuss a specific time you had a conflict or challenging relationship with a current or previous manager. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Reynolds American.
Interview Details – Applied online. It took 3 weeks of continually checking up on my resume before I got a phone interview. After that I did an online virtual interview via webcam and took an aptitude test, math, grammar, and psychology analysis. A day later I got called to Atlanta Georgia for a panel interview. I havent done it yet but the recruiter said that it consists of two panels each asking leadship based questions.
Interview Question – So far I anticipate the panel interview to be the hardest. Question name a time when you had a conflict with a co-worker or manager how did you handle it? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no job offer yet but I will get one.
Interviewed at Reynolds American
Interview Details – Two call interviews, webcam interview and an in person 2 hour panel interview. It takes 3-weeks to a month and as long as you are willing to re-locate and fit the requirements they are interested.
Interview Question – How do you use excel. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Reynolds American in June 2013.
Interview Details – Call interview. First they called 45 min late and had to re schedule the interview (one week later). Regular questions: Walk me in your resume, Why RJ Reynolds should hire you? Difficult situation with a customer and how you handle it.
Interview Question – No difficult questions. Just they are expecting your answers to be extremely related to the oppening, eventhough your experience is not related to the oppening. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Reynolds American in January 2009.
Interview Details – Phone Screen
flew in for a panel interview
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. Pretty easy Answer Question
Negotiation Details – none
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Reynolds American in March 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online, received an email to schedule phone interview. Got an email to answer some behavioral questions and day on the trade shadowing with a TM and an Account Manager. Waiting for the next stage....
Interview Question – How do you deal with a customer not willing to accept company's policy and FDA regulations? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Reynolds American in May 2012.
Interview Details – Overall it was a fairly extensive interview process. After applying online, you will have a 30min phone interview with a Regional Recruiter discussing your background, thoughts on the position/company, and other typical screening type questions. After that you will receive a code to take a basic math skills and reading comprehension test that is timed. It's very easy, but you need to be ready to take it as you may be pressed for time and you must do it in one sitting You will also do a video Q&A session via the RJ Reynolds recruiting webpage. You can answer these questions on your own time, but you need to have thought out responses prepared. The "Day on the Trade" portion is next, assuming they're still interested. Applicants spend 5-6 hrs with a Territory Rep visiting accounts and get a first hand experience of what to expect. After this, you will interview in person with a Regional Manager, but I did not pursue that after the DotT experience.
Interview Question – None of the questions are difficult. They're basic, but you need to be able to provide supporting information and provide examples. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – relocation
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