Smart Circle Interview Questions

Updated Mar 20, 2015
Updated Mar 20, 2015
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    Marketing Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Smart Circle.

    Interview Details

    A day after submitting my resume I got a call telling me that my resume fit what they were looking for perfectly and invited me in for an interview. I went to an empty office where I got asked questions about work ethic and my drive to succeed. Nothing really about qualifications. They spread it out over 3 interviews, the second interview is at "one of their events" which is really just a booth in a Sam's Club or Kroger store where they annoy shoppers into buying stuff. You're asked if its something you could see yourself doing, but don't tell you it is the only thing you would be doing. Every question, response, and movement from them is scripted. Nothing is genuine.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. They are looking for warm bodies. ONLY ACCEPT IF YOU WANT NO PERSONAL LIFE AND TO WORK WITHOUT BEING PROPERLY PAID. They tell you what you want to hear so you accept the job.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Cult Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Smart Circle.

    Interview Details

    Looking for hard-up and desperate people. If you consider yourself even remotely intelligent, this experience will certainly change that. This place managed to waste just enough of my time, which could have been spent working for an actual LEGIT business. I'm glad I quit when I did. I wish more people would realize what a scam this is before wasting their precious time with any of their associates under the Smart Circle name or others. I hope they aren't raising their daughter to be fooled and duped by folks like themselves.

    Interview Questions
    • Be prepared to be manipulated. If you even think you have an ounce of street smarts or intelligence, working for this place will make you feel like a complete fool.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    They play people for fools. They believe another idiot will come along and, sadly, they're probably correct.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Manager Trainee/Sales/the Person Who Called Me Said Not Sure Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Smart Circle in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    They called me and said thank you for submitting your resume but I actually didn't (I searched my log of where I have submitted) it is public on Monster. They did send me an email prior to their call about an interest in my resume. I accepted the interview appt. I then searched for the company name they provided Orlando Marketing Events Inc and I found no reviews, I searched FL SUNBIZ state business website and after several attempts of seeking for a parent company name I found American Events LLC but also no reviews. I had a feeling they were hiding their true identity and when I went to the appt (lots of people interviewing lasting minutes) I spoke to the lady and she began with how big is their organization, over 800 offices nationally, She is showing the client they represent on a crapy laminated document, it looked so old and just crapy. It was a scheme!

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    Reasons for Declining

    Its 3 companies deep hiding who they really are a pyramid scheme. Some might want to work for them but why mislead and waste one's time.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Florida, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Florida, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Smart Circle.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received a call within a couple of days. Interviewed with President who discussed opportunity and growth. The sales in the beginning is part of the learning the company from the bottom up. Based on mutual interest, I agreed to return next day for a "working interview" to see a day-to-day.

    Interview Questions
    • There really wasn't too much difficulty in any of the questions. I did not have the required experience, as this was my first job. They were more interested in my presentation skills, mentality, and ability to grow with the organization.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no room to negotiate as it was a commission only opportunity.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Marketing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Smart Circle.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the interview process was over in 2 days. They were mainly looking for self-motivated people with a strong work ethic. Not a very hard interview, just behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Vendor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Smart Circle.

    Interview Details

    basic interview questions. There is quick turn around, so most likely they are desperate for numbers.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Entry Level ("sports Marketing/Sales Position" Lol) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Smart Circle in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    This company is good at selling stuff. They are also good at completely justifying their business as a legit entity. I was stupid enough to take the "all day" second interview. NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!. Horrible mistake

    Interview Questions
    • its a sales pitch, the whole interview   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Smart Circle in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    There is a 2 step interview process. The first interview is all about the employer putting a face to the resume. They want to know who you are, what you like, and what your experience is. Most importantly they want to know if this job is something you can do. The second interview consists of the employer breaking down the job and it's opportunities for advancement. Also they will explain the schedule and working conditions.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Brand Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 Interviews
    Initial interview with head of the branch followed by a ride along with the employee that you will be under and on his "team"

    The ride along is an exact depiction of what you will be doing day in and day out for the next year approximately depending on whether you are able to sell and build a team.

    Interview Questions
    • They want to pressure you into starting the following day when in the big scheme of things they will hire anyone and will let you come on board when you want to.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Completely commission based position.
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Lead Generator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Smart Circle.

    Interview Details

    Gives you a questionnaire to fill out, asks you basic questions. You go to the store and follow a worker around to see what they do. Guaranteed if you show any type of interest in the work

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The boss tried to make it seem like a great offer. However, he declined to mention anything specific about pay or benefits, and avoided the question when asked
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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