Sysco Marketing Associate Interview Questions

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Marketing Associate Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
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Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sysco (Philadelphia, PA) in September 2013.

Interview

Submitted resume via CareerBuilder.com. 1st interview was with District Manager and two Marketing Associates I would be training with. Took about 1 hour. Was general interview. 2nd interview I had the VP of Sales & Marketing and the two Regional Managers. Took about 1 hour. Very intense. They want to make you shift in your seat for sure.

Interview Questions

  • 2nd interview was very intimidating. They asked very specific questions about how I would handle certain scenarios and would evolve their questions from my answers. They def want to make you feel uncomfortable. I was told afterward that they wanted to see how you deal with high pressure situations, as how you handle it in the interview is most likely how you would handle it with an account. They are very interested in hearing that you want to build relationships & listen to what the customer wants.   Answer Question

Negotiation

No negotiations other than start date.

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    Marketing Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Sysco (Pittsburgh, PA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Hiring process was interesting. It took much more time than I thought it would. The right hand didn't seem to know what the left hand was doing. Interviewing process wasn't organized at all. They informed you that your interview would be at this time, but the interviewing time started roughly one and a half hours later. Wasn't sure if they knew what they were doing.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want this job? If I didn't want this job, why wouldn't even be here? Management couldn't tell me why they had such a large turn over in their sale force.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was a joke! I don't think they knew what they were doing. Your salary could be changed on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

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    Marketing Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Sysco in March 2011.

    Interview

    You will go through multiple interviews, first interview will be with a general manger that act as a recruiter for the company, and you will be giving an aptitude exam, and he will make sure that you have experience in the Food industry, then you will be interviewed by the regional manger who will determine your eligibility, if you are qualified then he will pass you to the district manger, and finally you get to see the VP who will discuss the offering salary.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you choose to apply to Sysco and not to XXX - their competitor- instead?   1 Answer
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    Marketing Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sysco (Baraboo, WI) in February 2011.

    Interview

    I was recruited away from a competitor where I was taking a lot of their business. I met with their sales director at a public location "just to talk." Then I had to go to the office to meet with the sales director and the vp of sales. I received an offer via email soon after.

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    Marketing Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sysco (Salt Lake City, UT) in May 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process was fine. It was the lack of communication that was frustrating. Calls and emails were not returned.

    Interview Questions

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    Marketing Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Sysco (Sioux City, IA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    They were very quick and little detail. I was not even given enough true detail about what the job would entail.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Black and White, Take it or Leave It

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Marketing Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Sysco (Jackson, MS) in January 2010.

    Interview

    3 interviews total. Knowing the background of Sysco, and the market in which one is trying to work will help tremendously.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Sysco over other food distribution companies.   1 Answer
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    Marketing Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sysco in June 2010.

    Interview

    District Sales Manager called to set up interview a week after I sent in my resume. Filled out fairly long application when I first got to interview, Interviewed with the DSM and the Regional Sales Manager. They were both extremely nice and asked a lot of basic interview questions. The actual interview took about 45 minutes and then they had me complete a long personality test. Definitely plan on being at the interview for a total of almost 3 hours. The people definitely seem easy going but also hold their employees to a high standard which should be expected. Seems like a great company to work for.

    Interview Questions

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    Marketing Associate Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sysco in March 2010.

    Interview

    Very unprofessional. I met the District Manager at a business location and he mainly discussed the job. He asked no real questions from me.

    $750 per week. No car, no fuel, no mileage, no cell phone. You are provided with laptop and aircard. You must make your salary ($750) per week in gross profit to even start collecting commission.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    It would be a pay cut for me.

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    Marketing Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Sysco in December 2009.

    Interview

    My initial communications with the company came from an existing employee who encouraged me to apply. After applying, I was contacted within 5-8 days via phone with a simple Q/A session. They stated the job description, job salary, requirements and expectations. I was then scheduled for the first of 2 interview sessions.

    Each interview session consisted of 3, approximately 45 minutes to an hour interview with 3 different Sysco Senior Managers. Very casual in style we discussed my background and professional as well as personal goals. Almost every Senior Manager had a situational questionnaire booklet on the desk but out of the 6 total I spoke with, maybe only half actually used it.

    While I was not offered the position - I was encouraged to apply again. I plan to do so as 2 of the Senior Managers I spoke with, made it a point to tell me that it took them several application attempts to land a job with Sysco. Very good experience. Looking back - I am glad I was not offered the job because now I know that they are very selective in who they hire. The other candidate just had more qualifications and experience - bottom line.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time in which you had to sell something difficult or unpopular to someone. What was the outcome?   1 Answer

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