Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at U.S. Cellular
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- Sales Manager (8)
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- Cashier/Greeter (5)
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- Marketing Manager (2)
- Financial Analyst Intern (1)
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- Resolutions (1)
- Advertising Internship (1)
- Instructional Designer (1)
- Staff Accountant II (1)
- Field Marketing Manager (1)
- Sales Leadership (1)
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular.
I was contacted by a recruiter to take a virtual interview through HireVue, which I completed. The recruiter notified me he forwarded my information to the hiring manager and should expect to hear from someone in the next couple weeks. I was then contacted by a store manager from the area. I returned his call and set up an in person interview time. He then called me back that same day, said he had overbooked himself and needed me to come in on a Saturday, though he had actually confused me with someone else. After reminding him of our interview time he said he could still make our meeting. On the day of the interview he arrived 10 minutes late, teased me about being in the hot seat, and began to explain the interview process to me in minute detail, like I didn't know the proper way to respond or behave in an interview. After asking for my background he cut me off before I could finish, then asked me why I was interested in becoming a retail consultant, even though I had applied for a store manager position. When I informed him of this he blamed the recruiter and said the two interviews were basically the same. He then jumped around his interview questions, which did not discuss leadership scenarios or anything I perceived as relevant to the position I had believed I was applying for. In the middle of the interview he said he didn't think I had the experience necessary (which contradicted the job description posted, and my forward momentum through the recruiting process) and asked if I'd be willing to consider a part time sales position. He was not prepared for the interview, familiar with my resume or the position I was applying for, and was unprofessional and condescending. Needless to say I was not hired for the position, but I do not feel that my talent or abilities were genuinely considered.
- tell me about a time you had to influence a buying decision. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular in September 2015.
I applied online and was contacted within a week about an interview. Then I went in for a 1 on 1 interview with the store manger. They manily asked questions about my background and how I would fit in the position.
- What personal skills mak you a good fit for this position. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular (Auburn, ME).
The interview process was pleasant and took about 1 month from interview to hire date. I met with the Sales and Store Management and was given a small tour of the facility. The interview was more of a test to see whether my personality was a fit rather than a skills test, as I had no previous sales experience.
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular (Chicago, IL).
I found the job on one of the job boards and applied online. The same day that I applied I received a notification email that I was selected to move to the first step. The first step was a video interview, which I received a link for the next day. I didn't hear anything for six weeks. However, at the six week mark I was told that I would move on to the second round, which was a phone interview. After the phone interview two days later, I didn't hear anything for a week, then I got an in person interview and two weeks later I received an offer.
- Targeted interview in STAR format. 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular in August 2015.
I applied online and selected my salary range ($135+ annually) Received an email from recruiter. She asked for a good time to call. I took my time and was prepared for the interview. When she called, the call quality was terrible. She was working from home! And I had to dead with unprofessional approach to the interview. She asked about my salary. I told her. She said that this position pays $20k less. I was confused- why would she call me if it does not match my salary requirements? Also, it seems like US Cellular looking for people with good acting skills - they actually asking to record your video answering questions so they could look at it LATER. No respect to your time and you need to be an actor. The whole process was terrible - HR, who did not take time to review my requirements - HR worked from home and had terrible phone reception - Recruitment practice when they do not respect you: instead of talking to you, they record videos (and you never know if they actually will pay attention to your efforts) I won't be applying to this company and won't recommend it.
- Can you hear me OK? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I went to a open house. Met with manager, they asked if I had sales experience. I said no. They gave me a second interview - role played a sales call. They gave me a chance. Offered me the job, I am very thankful,for us cellular for, giving me a chance to begin my career.
- Do you have sales experience Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular in July 2015.
After the phone screen with the recruiter, I had a phone interview with the hiring manager. 2 minutes after the conversation started, he said that my resume suggested I wasn't a good fit for the role. He hadn't looked at my resume prior to the call; effectively ended up wasting our time. It was clear he was looking for something very specific as far as background and skills were concerned. Should not have bothered.
- Why are you a good fit for this role? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular.
Short. One phone call from Talent Acquisition. 3 on site interviews on the same day. Offer within a week; The questions were basic, generic, strengths, weaknesses, and a couple of scenario questions. Nothing too elaborate or deep
- Culture fit questions... they are big on their culture 1 Answer
Simple. Made a request and it was honored.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular in June 2015.
I responded to an employment add with my resume and got a call within a week. I was interviewed by a franchisee of several stores. He shook my hand and started with the usual tell me about yourself. He then proceeded to ask about the skills and experience on my resume.
- Tell me about yourself? How do you see yourself fitting in to this company? What experience do you have in selling ? What do you know about the services and devices we offer? Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular (Schaumburg, IL) in May 2015.
The technical recruiter contacted me through e-mail first and then I had a chat with him on phone to set up an interview on-site with the hiring manager and her team. The team that interviewed me was very polite, friendly and encouraging and they made sure that all my questions were answered clearly at the end of the interview.
- Everything was asked from my resume. Answer Question
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