Symantec Inside Sales Representative Interview Questions & Reviews

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Inside Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Springfield, OR
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springfield, OR
Application Details

I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Symantec in June 2012.

Interview Details

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 Details
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.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Symantec

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Heathrow, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Heathrow, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    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
    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.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Symantec in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Tokyo (Japan)
    Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Symantec in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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