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SMS Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Area Manager Interview

Senior Area Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at SMS.

Interview Details – 2 interviews via telephone and a week long class in Chicago to test your strengths and knowledge on business and ownership. Finding compassionate people who can read through BS and find underlying issues in others businesses.

Interview Question – To perform a full appointment I front of a group of people.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Open. Ask any question to find out. Fun group to work with.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Senior Area Manager Interview

Senior Area Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at SMS in April 2014.

Interview Details – two interviews over the phone and I was hired. wanted me to pay my own way to Chicago and I said I would not come unless they paid for it. they paid my way and trained me.

Interview Question – why did I go to a job that sounded to good to be true?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Aea Manager Interview

Senior Aea Manager
Buffalo Grove, IL

I applied through other source and interviewed at SMS.

Interview Details – Phone interview--pleasant but thorough regarding sales experience

Interview Question – If cannot close a sale, why not?   View Answer


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Area Manager Interview

Senior Area Manager

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at SMS in February 2014.

Interview Details – Sent in Resume, screener made contact, second interview asked basic questions and described the company structure

Interview Question – none   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – other opportunties


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Senior Area Manager Interview

Senior Area Manager

I applied through other source - interviewed at SMS in January 2014.

Interview Details – Sent me resume to an hiring executive who worte back the next day with a list of 5 questions to abnswer to before having a phone interview the same day. The interview lasted 35 mins, hardly any questiosn were asked and I was invited for a one week training at the end of the interview. He talked a lot and sold me the job.

Interview Question – No specific questions asked.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Nothing


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Outside Sales Manager Interview

Outside Sales Manager
Buffalo Grove, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at SMS in January 2014.

Interview Details – sent an email with links and a few pre-interview questions. Not a lot of detail or content on the site as to the pricing or services offered to consumers. You have to pay your own airfare to go to training and do not get paid until you make some sales. Interviewer talks very quickly pushing lots of information on you and is very aggressive.

Interview Question – Didn't ask many questions of me at all. In fact, I think he asked me one question in the beginning and then through so much information at me. I asked questions and he didn't answer the questions. I recommend reading reviews, doing research, etc... Seems really shady.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Overall impression was that this was shady and couldn't be verified.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Senior Area Manager Interview

Senior Area Manager
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at SMS in August 2013.

Interview Details – Its a Class, but everyone passes

Interview Question – Not any you just had to show up   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – 91% of the commission on a Business Review and varied other commissions if the annalist got the company to use consulting service


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Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Area Manager Interview

Senior Area Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at SMS in January 2013.

Interview Details – Recruiters find your online resume and call you. After a short interview, you are offered a position as a Senior Area Manager (SAM) and scheduled for a 5 day training in the Crown Royal Plaza Northbrook IL.

Interview Question – None. If you have sales experience, you are offered this position. You will pass this "training" as long as you show up, and you will be left to fend for yourself to sell "leads" provided to you by SMS. This is a quintessential "boiler room" high turnover sales position.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Nothing is negotiable. It is all straight commission. You get 91% of the survey fee you charge to a business. SMS will call behind you and offer a business audit for $350 underneath you, and you receive nothing for this. You will drive 1,000 to 1,500 miles per week, without any reimbursement for doing so, and the benefits don't kick in until 90 days after probation. (6 months after starting.)


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Entry Level Marketing Interview

Entry Level Marketing
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at SMS in July 2013.

Interview Details – Ten hours of interview before they bother to mention that the position is commission only, no benefits, with an "expected performance" of 300-700 dollars a week, for ten hour days. This is also known as "below minimum wage, on average." The interview was mostly figuring out if you would put up with that.

Interview Question – "Could you do this job?" "Yes." "Do you want to do this job?" (long pause)   View Answer

Reason for Declining – 10 hours until they were even remotely upfront about their process, no residuals on a subscription service... this is bad.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Inside Sales Interview

Inside Sales
Buffalo Grove, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at SMS in August 2012.

Interview Details – No process at all the guy (joe) just talked to be thw whole time and did not ask me 1 question

Interview Question – they were all personal and did not protain to the job at all   Answer Question

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