Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Sage Products
- Inside Sales Representative (1)
- Management (1)
- Inside Sales (1)
- Customer Service (1)
- Manager Level (1)
- Data Associate (1)
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sage Products (Cary, IL) in August 2015.
The interview process was lengthy, multiple visits and meeting with different levels of management. The opportunity to spend a day in the office on a 'ride-along' was something I never encountered before. Overall it was a positive experience and allows the candidate to learn as much as possible about the company and the position. It also allows the company to assess the candidate further outside of the formal interview process.
- Describe a difficult situation you encountered at work and what steps you took to resolve the issue Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sage Products (Cary, IL).
The interview process was very in depth. I was scheduled for a phone interview then interviewed in person with Human Resources and then scheduled with the hiring manager. I was also scheduled for a panel interview and a number of management personnel who I would be working with if hired. While it took quite a bit of time, I feel it was very thorough and I was able to get a good feel for the types of people and positions I would be working with.
- What is your management style? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Sage Products (Cary, IL) in June 2014.
It is a longer process than many companies, but they hire great people with low turnover so it is worth it. They want to make sure you like the company/people as much as they like you.
- Why would you leave a Furtune 100 Company to come to a 700 person comapny? Answer Question
They pay fair and I did not need to negotiate all that much
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Sage Products (Cary, IL) in June 2013.
Sage has a great way of making sound, well thought decisions when it comes to hiring. There were a series of phone conversations followed by many face to face interactions, a group interview and a half-day work with to experience what the position was like in real time.
- Interviews consisted of many questions that would make a person think. There were background questions but the most important part of the interview was how I would handle situations or deal with objections. 1 Answer
Salary was firm but potential to increase based on yearly performance and sales dollars was explained as a major part of overall compensation.
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sage Products (Crystal Lake, IL) in April 2012.
The whole process took about 30 days. First interview was over the phone, then one on one, then on the 3rd interview I had to do a sales pitch. Once that went well, I was asked to come in for a 3rd interview to observe the duties I would be doing then meet with director of sales. By this interview, it's not your typical questions, this is where you have to shine and sell yourself and make sure you stand out from the rest. This interview is a 4 hour interview. Make sure you are mentally prepared because it can be very exhausting.
- What sets you apart from the rest of the candidates. Make sure your answer is not the usual "I'm very detail oriented, blah blah blah" Make yourself standout and state your accomplishments and what YOU can bring to the company. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Better job offer at another company
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sage Products in January 2012.
Recieved a call from HR inviting me in for a one on one interview. Interview took one hour and consisted of your traditional interview questions (about 20-25). I.E. Describe a time you had to deal with a difficult co-worker and what was the outcome? Describe a time when you took initiative on a project? Then I was invited back for another interview with a manager and the interview process/questions were the same. Took another hour of your traditional/standard interview questions. Very formal.
- Describe a time when you had to deal with a difficult co worker and what was the outcome? Answer Question
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