Total Quality Logistics Logistics Account Executive Trainee Interview Questions

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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Logistics Account Executive Trainee Interview

Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Total Quality Logistics (Durham, NC) in June 2015.

Interview

After submitting an application online I was contacted by their Recruiter and she set up a phone interview with me. She called and we completed the phone interview. She called back the next day asking if I would like to come in for an interview. Since my location was not so close to Durham I had to complete all interview steps in one day. Also had to complete an assignment prior to in office interview.

Interview Questions

  • How do you think you would stay motivated working in sales?   Answer Question

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    Logistics Account Executive Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Total Quality Logistics (Jacksonville, FL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The process started with a phone interview that went into great detail of the job and the expectations of the positions. After the phone interview, I was required to complete an online assessment that provided examples of calls that would be made and what to expect in the position.

    Interview Questions

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    Logistics Account Executive Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Total Quality Logistics in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applying for a position in a different city, so the interviews were conducted via phone + webcam. There was a phone interview with the recruiter, followed by a phone + webcam interview with the recruiter, then a final interview with the managers of the branch. In preparing for the final interview, there was an "assignment" that had to be completed. This included research online to create a list of different types of freight carriers as well as a list of companies that sell different kinds of goods (dry, refrigerated, frozen).

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    Logistics Account Executive Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Total Quality Logistics.

    Interview

    Email, phone/skype interview with the recruiter, get invited to the office and take a test, interview w/ recruiter again, then finally w/ the site manager. You will be required to take a computer test that will have geography questions, basic math and calculations. Be prepared to know the U.S states, time zones, and abbreviations of the states.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions, as they are looking for extremely ambitious people who are willing to put long hours into the job.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    N/A- Everyone is offered 35k starting. Entry Level.

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    Logistics Account Executive Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Total Quality Logistics in December 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online, and the next day I received an email to setup a phone screen.

    I took the initial phone screen the next day. The purpose was mainly to see if I could hold a conversation, flesh out whether or not I had researched the company, the positions, and took initiative to look at the youtube videos, and scratch the surface on my background and why I want the position. If you've been through any other phone screens before, this part was relatively easy and shouldn't be a problem.

    The next step was a webcam interview with the same recruiter. That interview was more in depth on my school background, prior work history, whether or not I had any sales experiences, and why I wanted to relocate to that particular city. I suggest using specific situations in prior experiences to answer these questions. All-in-all, it wasn't that tough and was the same level of difficulty as the phone screen.

    The final step is interviewing with the on-site manager. For me this was the toughest because hiring managers are incredibly different than recruiters and I was thrown off a few times, which cost me the job offer. In this interview they are really trying to flesh out work ethic, and cultural fit. I was unable to convey from my prior experiences how that would transfer over to the work ethic I would bring to the table at TQL.

    Interview Questions

    • None were all that difficult. They are really trying to flesh out your work ethic and willingness to keep going even when you receive 100 no's from cold calls. Make sure that you can prove through prior documented successes and accomplishments your work ethic.   Answer Question
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    Logistics Account Executive Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Total Quality Logistics (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Met at a Job Fair and interviewed the next day onsite. Followed up and received a phone interview. Next I did a video interview with the same woman. To this point the interviews were basically just feeling me out, getting to know me and figuring out if I would be good at sales. I showed interest in the Chicago office and received an onsite interview. Had to complete an assignment finding distributes and carriers before the on-site. 1st I shadowed 2 people, one trainee and one more experienced LAE. I liked it to this point but realized it would be a ton of work to make $$$ in terms of building a book of business. Nothing wrong with that but its just a fact of the job. Interviewed with 2 managers. One was very abrasive in his questioning but it wasn't terrible. Similar to the original, felt me out, and asked why sales.

    Interview Questions

    • Why didn't I work during freshman year of college? Implied it was cause I wasn't hungry for $$   Answer Question
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    Logistics Account Executive Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Total Quality Logistics (Chicago, IL) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I eagerly applied for this position in October for the Chicago location. I was drawn to TQL by its commitment to ethics and the ability to control my income. I had an initial phone interview that lasted about 30 mins then was invited to come to the downtown Chicago office for an interview. What happened onsite was bizarre to say the least. I came in and took their assessment where I scored a 97%. Next, I met with my "recruiter" to take a building tour and then finally got to the interview room where I was to have my second interview. The questions were extremely basic and elementary, but what happened next was extremely un-professional and overall rude. When I arrived in the room, it was ungodly hot for a Chicago fall day. My interviewer did not seem the least bit interested in listening to my credentials, nor my answers and questions about TQL. About 5 minutes into the interview, I was answering a question when the "recruiter" jumped up and said "this room is way too hot we need to find a different room." Surprised, I agreed and waited for about 2 minutes for the recruiter to come back. She said that she could not find another room (every other conference room was wide open) and that we would continue the interview. I asked if I could remove my sports coat and she agreed. About 2 minutes later, after another elementary question of "tell me a time when..." the recruiter jumped up and stated "I can't do this" and ran out of the room. Stunned I sat there for 5 minutes in this room wondering what in the world was going on. Next, the receptionist came to me and stated "ya your recruiter got sick and there is no one else here to interview you." The receptionist then escorted me out of the building like I was a threat to the organization as a whole. My question was only what were the next steps in the process (since I basically did not even get a chance to interview). The receptionist stated that I would most likely be coming back in a week for another interview with a sales manager. Fast forward to Monday, after sending the recruiter a thank you note as well as attached files highlighting my achievements, she left a voicemail asking if I had any additional questions. The next day, I got an email from the receptionist who escorted me out of the building stating that due to my lack of qualification, they would be pursuing other candidates.

    I did not even get a chance to interview after prepping and traveling for this job. I did not even get to ask questions, nor qualify myself as a candidate. I am not bitter about this process, TQL's loss is another company's gain. I just wanted to highlight the extreme lack of professionalism displayed by this very amateur recruiting wing of the Chicago office.

    Interview Questions

    • The most unexpected part of the interview was my recruiter running out of the room claiming illness and then being escorted out of the building. It left me questioning not only myself, but this organization as a whole.   Answer Question
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    Logistics Account Executive Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Total Quality Logistics in October 2014.

    Interview

    Quick and silly like most today. This is due to such a high turnover rate. The will contact you through social media. Beware of any job that comes this easy. The process is simple, but the process is still three interviews which is annoying. The three interviews could take two weeks to complete or a month but not as long as others I have encountered. Although one month is still a long time.

    Interview Questions

    • what's going to keep you here? What will keep you from just leaving?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation just a job offer if you want it.

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    Logistics Account Executive Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Total Quality Logistics in August 2014.

    Interview

    I was originally recruited via email by one of their national recruiters. We set up an initial phone interview, which were basic questions: "Why are you interested in sales? How competitive are you? How many interviews have you had? How many job offers have you had? What does sales mean to you? Why is sales important to you"

    Then I had to watch online videos (explained salary and compensation) and listen to real employee sales calls and take a quick/easy test (geographical knowledge) - Only took about 45 minutes.

    Then we had our second interview - this was a more in-detail interview with the same recruiter. She asked me a lot of the same questions plus more situational questions. This was a lot more difficult than the first interview. You should think of a few reasons why you love sales and why you are good at sales beforehand and probably write down these answers. If you cannot think of enough reasons, then this is probably not the job for you! Also be ready to answer questions about previous salaries and hours worked per week.

    The overall process was nice and I was able to see fully what would be asked of me in the position. The company has a great recruiting system and apparently they only accept a very low level of applicants (fewer than five percent). I felt that the recruiter really knew what she was doing.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the biggest risk you have taken? name a time you have failed. where do you see yourself in 3 years? How would your friends describe you? a common misconception about you? a time when you didn't get along with management?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Unable to negotiate for this position.

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    Logistics Account Executive Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Total Quality Logistics (Jacksonville, FL) in July 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was easy. The recruiter lead you through all the steps that you needed. They were very urgent to push you through the process. The test that they give is very easy, if you know basic US geography.

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