Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Sapphire Technologies
- Technical Recruiter (2)
- Technical Writer (1)
- Business Systems Analyst (1)
- Manager (1)
- Systems Administration (1)
- Tech Report (1)
- Web Designer (1)
- BSA (1)
- Senior Programmer Analyst (1)
- Associate Project Manager (1)
- Senior Account Manager (1)
- IT Project Manager (1)
- Sourcing Specialist (1)
- Recruiter (1)
- Project Lead (1)
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Sapphire Technologies (Woburn, MA) in April 2010.
I was impressed with Sapphire's professionalism. They were quick to respond to my inquiry about the position, and during the interview they were very relaxed and open/honest throughout the whole meeting. They even brought in a fellow Technical Recruiter to give me an unbiased inside scoop.
- Mainly questions about who you are as a person Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
I turned down the position because I have 4 years experience, and should have known this was an entry level position with only a $30k base, and an OTE of less than $50k annually. Plus the sales environment is phone based/cold calling, short sales cycle, and very very transactional. Great position for someone looking to start in sales, but not for a seasoned rep.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Sapphire Technologies (Woburn, MA) in December 2009.
Sapphire has a lengthy hiring process, and you'll meet with multiple people. First, either through a referral or applying on their web site, the manager doing the hiring will interview you on the phone. Then you'll get to meet the manager in person, followed by shorter interviews with members of the team you'll work with. I met with a recruiting lead and another senior member of the team.
- How many years of sales experience do you have? Answer Question
- Do you have experience selling in a business-to-business environment? 1 Answer
- Can you explain the difference between selling a product and a service? 1 Answer
- How do you feel about being on the phones for extended periods of time? Answer Question
- Can you give me an example of a time that you had to think quickly on your feet to preserve a sale? Answer Question