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I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Valen Enterprises in January 2014.
Interview Details – Was initially contacted by HR, was asked a few simple questions, then was taken in for an interview. The interview was set for the next day. It was only about 20 minutes so the manager can get to know you a bit and was asked to come in for a second interview only 4 days later.
The second interview wasn't exactly an interview. It was all day shadowing, and here is how the day went:
The first hour was absolutely nothing but waiting. They asked me and a few other people to be on time, yet we didn't get started for another hour.
The next 8 hours were shadowing. You shadow an employee for the next 8 hours with a small break for lunch in between. What did the shadowing consist of? Well, we went door-to-door to different businesses to try and sell cell phone plans for employees. All day. Door-to-door. They also promised that it wouldn't be that way in the job posting. I was slightly annoyed, but carried on anyway.
After a full day of shadowing and no sales what so ever, we got informed on the pay. You can either get 100% compensation, which doesn't pay the bills, or a low salary and worse compensation, which may pay the bills. However, there is a quota you have to meet in order to get paid at all. If you have a bad day or are running out of places to sell to, you're out of luck. You get no money.
Sadly, it's just another door-to-door scam. See reviews for Austin Communications Group and 512 solutions. They're all the same. Don't fall for the positive company reviews, because most people who interview with Valen can see right through the scam and call it quits during the interview process.
Interview Question – What was the biggest risk you had taken? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Valen Enterprises in September 2013.
Interview Details – Valen has a 3 round interview process, initial contact was made by a lady in the human resources department and she booked me for the following day to interview with the Managing Partner. I had to wait 15 mins over my scheduled time because they were running behind- not a big deal, they offered great dubstep, mints and water- i was a happy guy.
The first round was about 20 minutes, typical question, what are you looking for, motivations, etc. i was called the same day to book my second round- here's where it got interesting!
The second round interview was a full day- i arrived at 9 am and was paired with a guy who took me out to his territory for a day of observation- I was a little intimidated at first but he made me feel very comfortable and we were both prior collegiate athletes so i relaxed after the first couple of appointments. At lunch he broke down the whole opportunity- i was thinking what's the catch? He told me most call the catch "hard work". They day was a blast, they have a very casual approach- and i saw two sales in the afternoon.
The third round was very short wrap up with the managing partner when we returned to the office at 6. They do not make offers the same day.
Interview Question – the full round second interview with the largest unexpected occurrence- and it totally see why its beneficial, i got to see exactly what would be expected of me in the beginning. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – My advice to anyone who is on the fence after a second round would be to weigh their options as far as long term growth is concerned. If i work hard for company XYZ i can be this far in 3 years- if i work hard at Valen i can be this far in 3 years. The managing partner there had, what i consider to be, an awesome timeline for success.
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Valen Enterprises in November 2013.
Interview Details – I arrived 10 mins early for my interview, and was greeted, asked to fill out a document, attach my resume (the usual). The appearance of the office is nice, trendy, really awesome music playing (not what i expected). The woman who was supposed to interview me was running late and i wasn't seen until about 15 minutes after my interview. The questions were of average, some caught me off guard about what lesson i learned from the largest risk that i had taken, etc.
Interview Question – What was the largest risk that you've taken, either personally or professionally? what was the lesson you learned from taking that risk Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Valen Enterprises.
Interview Details – THIS COMPANY IS ABSOLUTE NONSENSE! Upon arriving there was no one in the office and a sign that read "If you are interviewing fill out this form" on multiple clip boards there were poorly copied basic applications. This immediately made me feel like cattle. I basically wanted out right then because it felt as if I was about to interview for some strange pyramid scheme. The guy interviewing me was nice enough but once he started to tell me about the job I was OUT. They lure you into the position by making this seem to be a marketing/sales training position. This is a door to door sales job for a mobile company. They don't find you leads and you are out on the field trying to get small businesses to switch their mobile carrier. What a joke of a position. Don't waste your time if you value yourself in a sales role. I'm sure within a few months you'll be back looking for a job again.
I'd also like to add that the reviews of this company MUST be scam. Someone had to be paid to write such ridiculous nonsense.
Interview Question – The questions were all very normal. Nothing hard at all. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Scam!
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Valen Enterprises.
Interview Details – I was initially contacted by a receptionist who asked basic questions: Do you have reliable transportation? When would you be available to start? Why do you want to work in sales? She gave me basic information about Valen Enterprises and the compensation for an account executive position. She then scheduled an interview for later that week with the manager. I showed up to an office building. They were running behind schedule. Interview took about 20 min. "What do you want to be doing in 5 to 10 years? Why are you interested in sales?" More information was given about the position.
Interview Question – Questions were pretty easy and not technical at all. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Valen Enterprises in July 2013.
Interview Details – Loved the people, office atmosphere, and feel for the company on the 1st 30 minute interview, Can Anyone tell me who is currently working for Valen what to expect this next round interview in the field? Do they offer job on the spot after day has been completed? Are there anymore pre-employment background screens required after this? What salary is reasonable to start at with prior manangement experience?
Interview Question – What challenges have you had to date and how have you overcome them Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Invited for 2nd Day interview
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Valen Enterprises in May 2013.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume on CareerRookie and was called by Human Resources that week for a first round interview. My inital interview was about 30 minutes- one on one with the hiring manager. It was professional and fun. The second round interview was a little more interesting- it was actually a full day with someone. It gave me a unique look into the company and a little bit more into their culture. I found it to be a refreshing experience
Interview Question – what was my largest challenge to date Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Since i was applying as an intern there wasnt much negotiation- I was just happy that it was paid and i was treated like the other employees.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Valen Enterprises.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume and was contacted by for a phone interview. It was a quick "tell me about your experience" chat. Then I had my 1st round with the hiring manager, which was 20ish minutes. I was told more about the company and asked a few more questions 1:1.
Second round interview was very different, I got to spend a day with an executive learning the details of the job. Definitely prepared me for the what I'd be doing during my training!
Interview Question – "What kind of business would you open?" Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Valen Enterprises in June 2013.
Interview Details – I had applied through CareerBuilder for an open position, after applying I was contacted by one of the HR Managers. Over the phone I was given a position description and I set up an initial interview. The first interview was 1:1 and lasted 30 minutes. The secondary and third interview followed.
Interview Question – I do not have experience in sales and marketing or management, some of the questions asked how I would motivate a team of individuals as a manager, this was new for me to think the answer through. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Be open! The hiring manager is very receptive and she now continues to work with my development 1:1.
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Valen Enterprises in May 2013.
Interview Details – Initially after submitting my resume, i was contacted by a woman who scheduled me for a first round interview. When i arrived i was greeted, and seen shortly after for about a 30 minute sit down interview. The questions were unique, not just the standard, "Tell me about yourself..". After the interview, the told me if i was to be asked back for a second interview i would be receiving a call later that day.
When called for the second round interview, i found out that it was a full day shadow of one of their employees to observe the entry level. I enjoyed the face to face interactions i had on the interview; however, i would say the candidate needs to have an outgoing personality for sure- no introverts! I do wish that they had advised me to wear comfortable shoes, my current employer i sit throughout the day, so the activeness throughout the day, while a nice change of pace took a toll on my toes.
Interview Question – If i could open my own business- what would it be? Answer Question
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