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Verizon Sales Representative Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 21, 2014
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Sales Representative
Nevada, MO

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Verizon in April 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online and got a call about a week and a half later on a Saturday. I was then scheduled for a phone interview that following Monday which lasted about 15 minutes. After I completed a personality assessment and sent some references, two days later I was scheduled for my skype interview which lasted about 30 minutes. I told them I would think about it. I was called by a local rep who went over some of my concerns and then I decided to call and schedule my third interview which is tomorrow morning. Wondering what all I will have to do in this one?

Interview Question – What did you not like about your last job?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Verizon.

Interview Details – Several phone interviews, two or three 'in-person' interviews, lengthy (great vetting) process. No formal offer letter, just another step in the process. This part is pretty advanced - computer related. On boarding process continues to improve. 5 years ago, a few days of quick training, today, a full week of introductions, overviews, main systems familiarity, too much info, but at least you know where to go for help. much better today than 5+ years ago.

Interview Question – They had asked for a 90-day business plan - how was I going to success.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Just another step in the process. actually, anti-climacteric. HR people seem to have this process down.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Verizon.

Interview Details – They gave two telephone interviews with general questions. It was pretty standard qustions about sales. The recruiter was very nice and seems to want to help people get the job. The recruiter said there would be three interviews up front so you would know what to expect. The offer seemed to come pretty fast as oppose to waiting around for weeks. They gave the decision within two days.

Interview Question – Whether you would help a customer with a problem or make a new sale. I am not sure if this twas a trick question or not.   View Answers (4)

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. HR basically gave salary range and that was it. They did quote a "total" compensation with bonus.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
San Angelo, TX

The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Verizon in September 2010.

Interview Details – I received a call to schedule a phone interview with the recruiter. Within three days I had the phone interview and from there I received an invitation to meet with the store manager. Received email job put on hold.

Interview Question – Name a time when you included others in your decision making.   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Columbus, OH

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Verizon in March 2009.

Interview Details – applied online and a 3rd party recruiter contacted me within a week.

Interview Question – What does a typical day entail?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Was not the right job match


No Offer

Positive Experience

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Vancouver, WA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Verizon in March 2010.

Interview Details – I had two different phone interviews then I was interviewed in person by a panel of four. During the phone interviews I was asked to describe particular situations from my experience in the work force. Questions consisted of: "How did I overcome customer objections?" "What did I do to hit quotas?" "In the past, how did I solve a problem for an angry customer?" When I was being interviewed by the panel, I was asked why I was applying for Verizon, how I was going to keep a positive attitude, what makes me the person for the job?... I was informed that I was not hired as soon as I sent the follow-up email.

Interview Questions

  • Have you ever had to achieve sales quotas and how did you do that?   Answer Question
  • How do you plan on keeping a positive attitude when business slows down?   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Atlanta, GA

The process took a day - interviewed at Verizon in October 2007.

Interview Details – they have a 8 page interview guide where they ask you questions to try and see how you respond and what experience you have. it can be difficult or easy depending on what mood the manager is in. They can be picky, so try to be very relaxed and friendly.

Interview Questions

  • When was a time you had to sell something that you didn't know that much about?   Answer Question
  • Name an event or time in your life when you had to make a difficult decision. What was the outcome?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – not really a negotiation. they just tell you what you will get paid.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

The process took a day - interviewed at Verizon in July 2009.

Interview Details – I submitted an application on the website. Around 1 week later, I was called and emailed by VZW HR about a phone interview. They called me at 8am as promised, and the interview began.

They asked me questions regarding my prior experience, as if they were checking up on my application. They asked about prior sales experience and management experience. They did not just confirm, but asked for in-depth examples of these jobs.

After about 45 mins of questioning, they forwarded me to a store manager for a follow up interview. This interview has not yet begun.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for VZW?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. The job offers base + commission.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Verizon.

Interview Details – I applied online on 6/4 and got an email from the recruiter the same day to sch and interview. the interview was on 6/6. I passed that interview and on 6/8 had another interview with an HR rep. That went really well and she told me that she would recommend me for an in store interview. This was the longest part. This took almost 5 and half weeks. even after i called the HR rep back to confirm about the last interview. The in store interview went really well and it was 7/20. He liked me so much that he didnt even want to interview anyone else, so i got a call from the same HR rep on 7/23 with an offer.

Interview Question – tell me about a time where you had to convince someone into purchasing an item   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – there is no negotiation you get what they offer you. but it is a really good job with good pay


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

The process took 5 days - interviewed at Verizon in October 2009.

Interview Details – first started with a phone interview then a background check then a drug test then a 1 on 1 interview

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