UniFirst Outside Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Aug 29, 2015
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Outside Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at UniFirst.

Interview

Recruiter called and I had a phone interview. Then I had an in person interview. The interview lasted an hour and then I had an interview with the regional sales manager. Then I had to do a presentation and field experience. It was a lot of work to ask for an applicant.

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at UniFirst (Aurora, CO) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Three step process: initial interview, presentation then interview with regional VP. Very competitive and demanding but totally worth it. Make sure the presentation is thorough and you cover details to show that you committed to it and did the research. Overall, the process is not that complicated if you're a hard working individual and I think it teaches anyone a lesson on proper interviewing

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at UniFirst (Jacksonville, FL).

    Interview

    Began with a phone interview for about 20 minutes, then a face to face with the sales manager, went on a "field ride" and given a reading assignement. Then met with RSM, GM, and SM for final interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What information did I know or learn from research on UniFirst.   1 Answer
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at UniFirst (Norwalk, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by a Regional Sales Manager, after trying to reverse sell me,he explained I would have to visit 15 businesses,pre-qualify them, and report back in a few days with a presentation. If he approved I would have 2 more interviews before they even mention $$. After reviewing salaries on Glassdoor.com, and customer reviews on line, I called to withdraw my application. The sales model used is from the mid 70's as well as their IT system, and billing. The Outside Sales position is actually a maid or promoter who updates the database to cover salary and brings leads for the sales manager, the actual sales rep, to close. The position's post claims $50/70K, in person I was told most make $100K, Glasdoor salaries report much less than half of posted. I don't doubt it must be a good experience for someone in their 20's fresh out of college. Not for someone with 30+ years of experience as myself.

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Local, MO
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at UniFirst (Local, MO) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied in January, did not receive a call till mid March to schedule a phone interview. After phone interview, had face to face interview. Interview lasted 1 hour. As each interview question was asked the answer was being typed by the interviewer. Very nice man and relaxed setting. Passed second interview, moved to third interview phase. Third phase had to prepare a presentation. Sales position all cold calling.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Had a job offer from another company.

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at UniFirst (Austin, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    You meet one-on-one with a sales manager. You will be asked many personal and "interview" questions. Your original answer will not suffice so be prepared to have multiple answers to the same question. Many assumptions based on your resume are made so make sure your resume isn't vague in any sense of the word. It may take as long as an hour and a half and you won't be doing most of the talking. In my experience, the sales position I was applying for was described multiple times as a dark, heart-wrenching role but that its a great place to work. Also in my experience, I was told that a lot of money and time would be wasted on me (the exact amount actually) because I was thought to not have the desire to sell uniforms. As a recent college graduate with no experience, I felt uncomfortable because I was told what kind of person I was and I had nothing to back myself up because real life experience was needed to explain my work ethic. I had to delve into my personal life which made me even more uncomfortable because I ran out of things to say. When you ask about the culture, be prepared for an short answer like, "Well, I have a ping pong table in my office?" Within an hour, I was hurting to get out of the room. If you just care about making money and don't expect to enjoy your workplace, this would work for you. Also, don't expect to actually make any money until you've been with the company for at least 6 months.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic interview questions: tell me about a time..., give me an example of when..... There will be about 25 of these. Even though this is a sales position, the fact that you are motivated by money does nothing for the interviewer, they wants to hear that you love selling uniforms and will stay with his company until you croak.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't get a good vibe and wasn't prepared to commit a decade to this company.

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview

    Pretty extensive process, but moved fairly quickly. Submitted my resume and was then contacted by the assistant sales manager the next day to schedule a phone interview. After the phone interview he booked me for a face to face interview. After that I was asked to prepare a presentation and had to come back to meet with the sales manager the following week. After meeting with the sales manager I was scheduled to do a ride along with a tenured sales rep. Then came in the day after that to listen to a call block and had to do a mock cold call to the entire sales team on speaker phone. Finally had a phone interview with the regional sales manager and then was given an offer.

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Landover, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at UniFirst (Landover, MD) in January 2015.

    Interview

    This was a very long interview process, BUT ITS WORTH IT. I had a phone screening about a week after I applied, the following week I had a face-face with the sales manager and sales supervisor. After that I was given two assignments to complete and do power points on the field survey I did (go to 10 different businesses and ask them about their uniforms) and packet that they gave me to read about how to become a top seller there. Once I reported that I completed the assignments I had another interview with the regional sales manager and had to bring in at least 3 references. After that all that was left was a drug screen and background check. It seems like a long process but it really does prepare you for the job. You do jump through a lot of hoops but in that industry they need to know who's serious about the position and about excelling at the job and you need to know if you can handle the job.

    Interview Questions

    • I see that you're a telemarketer have you ever experienced face-to-face sales?   1 Answer
    • Give me five things that you want me to remember about you   Answer Question
    • give me an example of how you were at the workplace, had to do with over adversity, and overcame it   Answer Question
    • what kind of car do you drive?   1 Answer
    • You've been at your job for over five years what's making you look for a new opportunity?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no need to negotiate they gave me a handsome base salary and with the commission, bonuses, vehicle allowance, cell phone allowance, and BENEFITS I know that I'll be able to make a lot more than I was.

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview

    First had a phone screening, then was brought in for a face to face. Had another face to face then was asked to do a field exercise and presentation. Had a video interview with management at other location then another interview with Branch Manager. Overall a total of 7 interviews. Not too difficult, basic questions

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    • "If you could be any animal what would you be and why"   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Nothing to negotiate

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview

    Piliminary interview, then meet the Sales Manager for another interview, if you make it past the sales manager you have a good chance. You then will have a panel interview with the regional sales manager and then take an assesement to determine if you Got the Suff for sales. Then you wait for about a week. Its a good 2 week process minimum

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    Negotiation

    They give you your job offer and say these are the terms if you choose to accept them. They are fair enough terms nothing shady.

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