SHI International Interview Questions

Updated Mar 15, 2015
Updated Mar 15, 2015
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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
  2.  

    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 weeksinterviewed 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inside Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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
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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 weeksinterviewed 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
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    Inside Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed 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
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    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 daysinterviewed 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
  8.  

    Inside Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at SHI International.

    Interview Details

    It was very comfortable. First you meet with a recruiter and then with a head of the department. Very friendly and they just want to make sure you are a good fit for the position. Be aware of what you will be required to do and show your enthusiasm. A lot of young people within the office.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Inside Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at SHI International in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Fast process. Applied and had a phone interview within two days of applying. Then invited to an in person interview which was scheduled a week after phone interview. Final decisions where made within 5 days of formal interview. They have a high employee turnover rate, so they are always hiring new people.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at SHI International in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Overall it is was a positive interview process.

    The recruiter and the Hiring Manager worked together to make the interview and the scheduling easy. The Recruiter contacted me via phone and after a quick screening offered to connect me with the hiring manager.

    Had a good discussion with the hiring manager and gave me a very good overview of the team and the requirements.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked about my knowledge around different software/hardwareTechnology and licensing of those solutions within corporate enviroments   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at SHI International in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very easy questions.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Company pulled a bait and switch on the salary range. Very unethical. Terrible benefits. I was very appalled by the lack of integrity at this company.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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