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Staples B2B Sales Consultant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 29, 2014
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B2B Sales Consultant
San Francisco, CA

I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Staples in February 2014.

Interview Details – Went through Nelson recruiting, had 2 great interviews, however this was not the type of product I wish to sell. They offer great compensation and benefits package. $50k base plus uncapped commissions

Interview Question – It was actually very easy, no difficult questions, all the usual such as what are your strengths and weaknesses, tell me about yourself, why do you want to work here, etc.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Not the type of product I want to sell.

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B2B Sales Consultant Interview

B2B Sales Consultant
Atlanta, GA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Staples in January 2014.

Interview Details – I could tell from the email that the recruiter was going to be tough. She asked me very specific questions that would only be applicable to someone who has been in sales for many years, even though Staples doesn't hide the fact that it hires many college graduates for this position. She barely asked me about my background, but when she did, she pretty much made it seem as if my work wasn't relevant. To be clear, I have been in sales and in the field for about three years.

Interview Question – Describe a time when the people you were working difficult people who made it hard to complete a sale? Describe a complex sale that required you to remember a lot of information.   Answer Question

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B2B Sales Consultant Interview

B2B Sales Consultant

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Staples.

Interview Details – My first interview was face to face with the hiring manager. I also was interviewed the hiring manager's boss and also a successful current rep. The second and final interview was a powerpoint presentation of why staples is a great fit for me.

Interview Question – The interview process wasn't overly difficult.   Answer Question

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B2B Sales Consultant Interview

B2B Sales Consultant

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Staples.

Interview Details – One phone interview with recruiter, then a 1:1 with the district manager. Once you pass these two rounds you will have a 1:1 with the regional+district manager, then a ride along with a current rep. I was offered the position 1 hour after the ride along was completed. Overall, very quick and simple.

Interview Question – Multiple "tell me about a time when..." type questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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B2B Sales Consultant Interview

B2B Sales Consultant
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online - interviewed at Staples in July 2009.

Interview Details – first interview was phone an HR telephone screening. This is to see if the salary is in range and you have the right qualifications

second, was an in-person interview with the hiring manager. Professional, yet nice interview. This is to see if you have what it takes.

A ride-along with a B2B is set up for you to go out and get a feel for what the job entails.

Third, was an interview with the hiring manager and the regional manager. They asked harder questions and I presented a Power Point about the company and how I'd be a good fit.

Interview Question – Power Point presentation was the most intimidating but went very well.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiations. I tried and they would not budge.

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B2B Sales Consultant Interview

B2B Sales Consultant
Englewood, NJ

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Staples in June 2012.

Interview Details – interviewers are friendly and welcoming.

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Negotiation Details – no

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