Supermedia Interview Questions

Updated Sep 18, 2014
Updated Sep 18, 2014
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  1.  

    Media Consultant Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Supermedia in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Was given an appointment time to come in to interview however, interviewer was not prepared for my arrival. She was unorganized, did not have a room for me to conduct the interview in, and was interrupted several times by colleagues. At one point she left me alone in the room to attend to another applicant so long I considered leaving. When she returned she gave me a script to use for a mock customer service call. Giving me this information prior to her lengthy departure would have made use of my wait time. I don't know if she was on medication or just a space case but I left feeling I had wasted my time.

    Interview Questions
    • What in your experience is the best way to handle an angry customer who is demanding to speak with a manager?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Supermedia Response

    Aug 13, 2014Reputation Management Coordinator

    Hi, I can't apologize enough for the issues that you've outlined regarding your interviewer and your overall experience. Your experience was definitely not indicative of our staff and leaves a lot to ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outside Sales Media Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chantilly, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chantilly, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Supermedia in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a staffing agency that offered me to interview for this position. She asked some questions about my previous work experience and then sent my resume to Supermedia. They scheduled a face to face interview. I met with two district managers and they asked me behavioral questions, like "what did you do when you had to go out there and search for new business?" and some more about my experience. The they asked me to take 20 mins to prepare an imaginary meeting with a customer and sell them one of their product. It's kinda hard to do as their products are very specific and I didn't have any previous experience with media. After this presentation the interview was over and lasted for about 2 hours. I received an offer in about 1,5 weeks after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about the mechanism you used to sell in your previous job.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't like the products I would sell, they are not in mich demand now, and also the fact that the company is struggling in fast moving digital media environment with all the yellow pages they do.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Premise Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisburg, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisburg, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Supermedia in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process consisted of convincing the DM that I could learn their script, learn new technology, and that I was 100 percent committed to being micro-molded.

    Interview Questions
    • how would you sell this to the customer?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    went from 36 to 39k base salary by explaining had other offers with stronger base salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Supermedia in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was called by Supermedia after a neighbor sent out my resume to his connections. The interview was fun and they asked the basic questions about skills. The job description was described to me and then I was given a tour of the marketing area. Afterwards, my interviewer told me he would contact me within two weeks. Two and a half months passed with no word and then I was got an email saying the position had been filled. Luckily I had other opportunities lined up because they were not timely with their response.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Digital Media Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Supermedia in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had some difficulty contacting the outside company they use to hire. The interview went longer than they originally planned, but the conversation with upper management was friendly and engaging. I had absolutely no problems with the interview and the company representatives conducting it. They were very quick to respond to me (within 20 minutes of my depature) to let me know I had the job. However, it was another lengthy process to get paperwork squared away with outside hiring company

    Interview Questions
    • There actually weren't any unexpected or difficult questions. It was a fairly standard sales interview, asking about previous sales experience and how I would go about selling their product. They did ask to know what I believe are some of my flaws, so be ready to answer that type of question.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They would not allow for negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Media Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Doylestown, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Doylestown, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Supermedia in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had my interview downstairs in a coffee shop. They talked about the process of the sale (it wasn't what I was told) I was also told our starting salary was a 5k more than what it turned out to be.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing, I wish now I didn't accept though. Waste of time.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Digital Media Consultant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Supermedia in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    This company was extremely quick to bring me in for an interview, after the initial phone interview. The group that administered the interview was extremely friendly and conversational. The interview lasted about an hour and a half and was comprised to typical sales-related questions. They were also quick to call back and make a job offer (within a half hour of leaving the interview).

    Interview Questions
    • There were not any questions that were difficult to answer or that were unexpected.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They did not allow any negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Social Media Specialist Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Supermedia in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a third party recruiter and was schedule an interview at the corporate office near the DFW airport. My interview was scheduled for 11am and I arrived about 10:30am and went over some notes in my car. At 10:45 I went to the front desk and informed the receptionist about my interview. She called the hiring manager to tell him I was there and told me to take a seat and he’ll be with me shortly. The hiring manager did not come until 11:15. Strike 1. The hiring manager walked me through the office(which was huge) we made small talk until we got to his department. The manager said even though the interview was scheduled they didn’t have a room to interview me in and he apologized as he excused himself to find an open room. Strike 2. After the interview I noticed I had a voice message from the recruiter. She was wondering why I missed my interview and Supermedia had no records of me even being there. Strike 3. I told the recruiter that I was there. I was early. They made me wait and when she called me I was in the middle of the interview.

    Needless to say I did not get the job nor would I have even taken it if I was offered. Both Supermedia and the recruiter are highly unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Supermedia Response

    Aug 25, 2014Reputation Management Coordinator

    Hi, we apologize for your dissatisfaction surrounding your interview process. Our goal is for all candidates to feel as comfortable as possible during the entire hiring process. Professionalism is a ... More

  10.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Supermedia in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was first screened by a recruiter then moved on to a one on one interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond to make a sale, what were the actions you took and the outcome   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work for our company   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Media Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Everett, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Everett, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Supermedia in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was relatively easy. My first phone interview was with Advantage Technical Resourcing and they just asked me few simple questions to see if I was qualified for the position. The hiring manager for SuperMedia was really nice and easy going. Just relax and tell him/her how you're valuable to the company and you won't have any trouble getting the job.

    Interview Questions
    • What skills do you bring to the table that qualify you for this position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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