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Updated Nov 8, 2014
Updated Nov 8, 2014
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    Sales - Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Belleville, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Belleville, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Valassis.

    Interview Details

    Long process. Hiring manager wanted someone that could deal with sales people rants and not be offended. Gave the impression office is laid back and great people to work with.

    Interview Questions
    • Most question were standard what would you don in this type of situation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process is very thorough at Valassis, which is a good thing. This makes it more likely that there will be a good fit between the company and the new hire. The interview process consisted of several steps (at least five) in different formats, including one to one, a panel interview with at least 3-4 interviewers, and a presentation to the person who ultimately became my boss.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't any one question that was difficult or unexpected. Most of the questions were very standard. What made the interview more difficult was the sheer number and variety of interviews and people I met with.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Livonia, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Livonia, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Valassis.

    Interview Details

    A very long a slow process. Be sure to interview the company as much as they interview you as you have to want to succeed here. Otherwise, you will be dissatisfied quickly as there is not much hand holding in sales.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were straightforward and not unexpected. Any list of typical interview questions will help you prepare. I applied for a sales role so many of the questions were directly related to quotas, client facing experiences, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated base salary and vacation days. They were very reasonable and honest with compensation and what I could and could not affect.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Accounts Receivable Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Valassis.

    Interview Details

    In person interviews and an hour observing department members.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Valassis.

    Interview Details

    There were two sequential phone interviews: the initial screen from the corporate recruiter, and a subsequent screen from HR. Then, two on-site interviews: the first with HR and one-on-ones with two department managers, and the second with department managers. Interviews followed a very professional ordered. Impeccable communication on the process and subsequent follow-ups.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were fairly standard. None stood out as especially difficult or unexpected. (But, this assessment may vary with individual candidates' interview experience, expectations and advance preparation.)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Valassis.

    Interview Details

    My interview process was 2 weeks from first interview to offer. I had 4 phone interviews (HR, 2 VPs and one co-worker) and one in person interview with 2 VPs in the department. The process moved along quickly which after being hired I learned was not typical.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were pretty typical and expected. There were a lot of 'in this situation how would you handle this scenario?' type of questions. On my final interview--I recall this question (or something to this effect): Which is better short term successes or long term relationships?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate a higher starting salary...but it was not as much as I had asked for--it was 50/50 split.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Client Program Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austell, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austell, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Valassis.

    Interview Details

    The Interview was on the phone with a HR representative. It lasted about 20 minutes. She asked the normal interview questions nothing extremely hard. Then after the initial phone interview I had to do an assessment on the computer. The assessment was for a hour and it was questions about excel and how to do applications and formulas in excel.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult or unexpected questions was the excel assessment. If you are familiar with excel thats not enough you must be proficient with excel.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Promotion Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Livonia, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Livonia, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Valassis.

    Interview Details

    First had a phone interview and then an in-person interview with the HR Recruiter. After that interview, came back another day for an interview with the Supervisor. After interviewing with the Supervisor, I was asked to stay to interview with two other managers. The third time they asked me back, I received an offer

    Interview Questions
    • A lot of "what are your strengths and weaknesses" type of questions. Asked how you've handled a difficult situation. Questions on communication style. Asked about a time I improved a process. They asked me what my five year plan or career aspirations were. No really difficult brain teasers, but some situational questions like "a client calls you very upset, how do you handle?" Questions were very straight-forward.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Client Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Livonia, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Livonia, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Valassis.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was approx 4 months. The phone screening was 30 minutes and asked about my collegiate background, why I want to leave my current position, what I'm looking for in my next job and how my education and work experience can be an asset to the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Once I passed the phone interview, I was offered an in-person interview with the same recruiter that did my phone screening. This was the first time I had ever participated in what is referred to as a "Blitz." There are several other candidates waiting with you for their interview so it can be quite intimidating for those who do not wish to check out their competition. It certainly did not bother me as I believe it was a great motivator to proceed with your best foot forward. I interviewed with the same recruiter that conducted my phone screening and I also interviewed with a supervisor. The questions were the "Give me a time when....:" or "Give me an example of..."
      Honestly the questions were not too tough however, the leaders that were conducting the interviews were extremely tough to read and I did a majority of the talking in every interview. I never could tell if I was talking excessively (It felt as such). I found out afterwards that it is better if the candidate does most of the talking instead of the other way around. As long as leadership is not cutting you off an moving expeditiously along without you having an opportunity to get a few points across, you are on the right track.
       
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    Negotiation Details
    This was the first time in life where the employer was open for salary negotiations during an interview. This was my second in-person interview (third total) and there were three leaders on the "panel." They asked what were my salary requirements and I gave a range. They asked a second time and I gave the same range with some undetectable reduced confidence. Incredibly they asked again and said: "Its ok, this is the time to be vocal and clear, you can tell us exactly what you want." I went for the gusto and gave the high end of my 'range" and they responded, "Fair enough." then everyone thanked me for coming in and they said that they would be in contact. Once I got to my car I just knew that I had blows my chances with my salary requirement. Much to my surprise, few days later they called me back for a final interview. This time I met with a director. It was amazingly fun and we laughed and joked along the way (I later found out that she is typically extremely tough to crack). After this interview, the recruiter came back into the conference room with a job offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Information Technology Security Provisioning Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    process of 5 steps interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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