Staples Business Development Associate Interview Questions

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Business Development Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Application Details

I applied in-person - interviewed at Staples in January 2010.

Interview Details

Total of 3 interviews.
Typical interview questions..
Staples is good starting point in your career.. Great job for a college grad!
Hiring process is easy as long you study up on the company

Interview Questions
  • Why should we select you to fill the position over a candidate ?
    Why did you decide to interview with us? Talk up Staples and why you are a good fit for the company.
      Answer Question
Negotiation Details
Doesn't matter how long you have been in sales.. everyone starts out with the same salary..
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Staples in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by Regional manager online, set up interview with DM, wa further directed for an interview with another DM an dn RM. Scheduled ride along

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Framingham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Staples in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Many many interviews, both on the phone and in person plus multiple applications and online tests.

    Interview Questions
    • Some managers read off of a script that can be pages and pages of standard interview questions which really tell you nothing about the person.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation available
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Staples in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed one on one at a staffing event. Got a call for a phone interview from a woman in HR. Went on to a 1:1 interview with a manager. Final presentation with the RVP and DSM.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for entry level employees
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Coppell, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Coppell, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Staples in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had phone Interview with HR Screener; She said next interview would be with a Hiring Manager, and then with a Regional Manager; I was told the entire interview & hiring process could be 6 to 8 weeks. I was not given much hope because they had 300 applicants for 3 positions. I have a solid sales background and Business degree. The job would be a mix of inside/outside sales. Training for this position would be shadowing other employees for a couple of weeks, then formal classroom training after a month on the job, that training would only be 3-4 days. The BDA is expected to generate all of their own leads, no assistance from Staples. The BDA's mission is to persuade small to mid size companies to order all their office supplies thru Staples Advantage online. BDA doesn't have to get any contracts signed or required to sell any tangible products. Commission is based off dollar- amount of what your customers order. I felt this would be a good opportunity since Staples recently acquired Corporate Express. The projected first & second year salary is low; there is a car allowance, phone allowance, internet allowance. Just have an idea of how you would go about finding new leads; they expect a min. of 100 phone calls, 30 F2F cold calls; 10 F2F customer meetings; 4-6 follow-ups; 2-3 closes, all done each week.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Louisville, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Staples in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was simple. After that you are taken through a 1:1 that is basic sales experience questions. You then have another 1:1 with the regional sales director. Nothing off the wall, it was pretty basic questions like strengths, weaknesses, motivations. Then, you are asked to give a powerpoint presentation about the company and a description of yourself and your qualities. This is to test your presentation skills.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Staples.

    Interview Details

    Phone Screen... why staples? 1:1 with hiring manager... than a field ride with current rep... presentation with DSM and RVP... finally offer... Pretty basic interview process nothing out of the ordinary asked

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Staples.

    Interview Details

    1. telephone screening
    2. face to face
    3. ride around
    4.power point, interview with regional manager
    5. online assessment
    6. Back ground check

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR and then 1:1 interview with sales mgr and 3 panel interview after that with a full presentation

    Interview Questions
    • Give situation where you had to say "no" to a deal? what happened?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The salary was not what I expected

    Declined Offer
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    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at Staples in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was really quick. I got my offer 6 days after my initial interview. Phone screen, 1 on 1 with the DM, then a ride along followed by a presentation.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I had another opportunity with a higher base salary and more independence and long term growth

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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