SHI International Interview Questions

Updated Sep 19, 2014
Updated Sep 19, 2014
26 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at SHI International in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initially met with SHI during a career fair where one of the managers flagged me down. He was nice, though a bit forward. Ended up securing an interview with one of the managers. He wasn't really sure how to conduct one but was nice enough. After that I had 2 on 1 interview with some of upper management. It was a little intimidating but we were able to joke and have a good time.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at SHI International in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was very straight forward. I ultimately was very unimpressed with the offer in terms of compensation and was turned off by the junior level HR person who made 5-6 mistakes with the offer letter.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Compensation poor, awful HR communication skills

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Inside Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at SHI International in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Received a phone call an hour after I applied online asking for a interview. Phone interview was basic. Went in next day for a official interview.

    Reasons for Declining

    Had other job offers

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Inside Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at SHI International in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Quick turnaround. I applied online, was called in for an interview, and offered the job within a week. The length of hiring process will depend on when their next training class begins for this position and if you already have a job. They're hiring a lot of people right now (20/month) and have an awesome training program set up that begins around the first or second week of each month. Ex) Applied in mid November, received offer, put in 2 weeks notice at current job (around Thanksgiving, so it was like 2.5 weeks), training class began December 9th.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I tried to negotiate, but there are no negotiations. All Inside Account Executives make 30k + commission. The commission plan is one of the best around and after 4-6 months of cold calling, persistence, and a lot of determination, you'll be well on your way to making 50-60k
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Inside Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at SHI International in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by HR with no prior knowledge of SHI. I was told a little bit about the company and position and then asked if I would be interested in this opportunity. I had expressed interest so was Immediately interviewed while on the same phone call. Very standard interview questions about my experiences, strengths and weaknesses. I was then asked if I would like to schedule an in person interview. During my interview I met with the same person I had interviewed with over the phone. I then interviewed with someone from the department of the position i was applying. Both interviews were very similar to the phone interview, just standard questions. Directly after the interview I was asked to take a test which measured my ability to perform the tasks required for the position. Fairly simple test, only about 10 questions. I was then contacted a week later to fill out information for a background check. A week after that I was offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing challenging or unexpected. Standard questions about past experiences, strengths and weaknesses.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SHI International in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Process is inconsistent. Generally speaking, candidates will meet with the Sales Manager, and then the Director of Sales. Sometimes there is a peer interview. For the most part, SHI is looking for hunters who understand the IT market (Microsoft/nonMicrosoft software/datacenter solutions/commodity hardware). Experience in the field is a nice to have, but certainly not mandatory. Young, enthusiastic, hungry, coin-operated candidates will certainly have an advantage.

    Interview Questions
    • Familiarity with the VAR community, understanding of competitive landscape.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Unwavering - there is little room to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Inside Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at SHI International in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    There was a 10 minute phone screening, and then a follow up in person interview that lasted between 1 and 2 hours. They were very nice and easy to talk to. Fairly basic questions about your past experience and why you want to work at SHI.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Inside Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Somerset, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Somerset, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at SHI International in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    If they like you, the interview can last up to 4 hours. If they do not, youre out sooner than later.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a 10 question quiz at the end. Its not difficult but I was not expecting it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Inside Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at SHI International in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a SHI recruiter through Linkedin. I interviewed with her for about 5 minutes and she asked very basic questions. Then she sent in 2 sales managers whom asked me typical interview questions. This was about 30-45 minutes. After they left, the sales director came to interview me as well. He grilled me about my sales experience. Overall the total time for interviews concluded to about 3 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you different than any other collage graduate that thinks they deserve this job?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no room for negotiation. They hire 20-30 collage grads a month. They will easily move you aside and hire the next kid in line who will gladly accept the $30,000 base pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Inside Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Somerset, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Somerset, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SHI International.

    Interview Details

    Met with HR, asked a few questions and then given a test that covered basic skills

    Interview Questions
    • One thing you are skill you are looking to improve on in this job   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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 Current Inside Account Manager in Somerset, NJ

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