Symantec Inside Sales Representative Interview Questions

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Inside Sales Representative Interview

Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Symantec (Heathrow, FL).

Interview

Phone Screen with a Recruiter, Conference Call Interview with the Hiring Manager and another manager, a presentation and follow-up interview, and a face to face with a local outside sales director (I was not local.)

Interview Questions

  • Presentation about the company   1 Answer

Reasons for Declining

The org was great, and everyone I came across was incredibly professional and seemed well attuned, and my potential boss seemed pretty awesome, but ultimately I decided against relocating because of the cost. To be fair they were very upfront they would not provide relocation.

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Symantec (Springfield, OR) in June 2012.

    Interview

    I applied on Symantec's website. Approximately two weeks later I was contacted by their recruiter via email. The email contained 5 interview questions, which I filled out and sent back. About a week after that I was contacted by Symantec for an interview. The first interview was in front of three managers, who were very nice, as they each took turns asking me questions. The second interview was within a few days of the first. This interview was a "peer" interview, meaning that two people from my potential team conducted the interview. After that I filled out some information for the background check (this does not mean you got the job by the way), and about a week later was offered the job.

    If you are fortunate enough to get an offer letter, I would recommend counter-offering, even if it is just 3% more. Usually you will get something additional for your efforts.

    Interview Questions

    • Be prepared to answer a lot of situation questions. Example: Tell me about a specific time when you had to go above and beyond to win a sale". Key word SPECIFIC....Generalities don't work.

      Also, Symantec is a VERY team centric atmosphere, so have some of your answers refer to times where you worked in a team.
       
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was offered much higher than I anticipated, so I did not negotiate, but I wish I did. Most people that negotiate will end up with a bit more on their salary.

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Symantec (Tokyo (Japan)) in August 2010.

    Interview

    1st round (HR) Friendly and casual interview. Background check, behavioral questions.
    2nd round (Manager) Unfriendly, stressful interview. Be prepared for concrete answers, evidence and getting harassed by your answers.

    Interview Questions

    • Make a product/business model that relates with what you learned during your undergraduate studies. How would you sell it?   Answer Question
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Symantec in January 2009.

    Interview

    Known as expert ISR, interview was immediately granted with final panel of other ISR's and ISR team leads. They admitted I was a top performer, but the most important thing to them was if I could fit within their clique and play their game. I was deemed too independent.

    Interview Questions

    • Wanted to know if I can fit in with their team. They meant can I play their game, go along to get along.   1 Answer

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