I applied online and interviewed at Vocus.
Interview Details – More of a personality interview than skill sets. Take pride in hiring people without a strong sales background so they can craft them for their company and roles they need filled.
Interview Question –
How do you rate the following as motivators to you in a business setting:
Praise, Money, Fear. View Answer
Negotiation Details – None. Starting salary is 30,000. I know it's low, and most people take a pay cut to come here, but you have a lot of potential to make more in year 2 and so on. 5% commission on all sales, which isn't much.
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Vocus.
Interview Details – I was first brought in to interview for another position and was told I wasn't quite right but they did suggest I interview with another director for a different position (current). After that interview, which went well, I briefly met with a senior level person and was then offered a position. The questions asked were not intimidating and easy to answer. Most were standard interview questions.
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. Everything in the process was fairly standard for the position I was applying. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Vocus in October 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter at Vocus. We scheduled a short initial phone interview. She then said I need to take a very long questionnaire online, which I did. I was then contacted again by her to conduct a phone interview with my future manager. I was then passed off to do anything interview with a manager in the department. After all of the phone calls, I finally came into the office where I did a face-to-face interview with my manager. Questions were pretty straight forward and right out of the textbook: "Tell me a time where you overcame adversity." or my favorite "what is your greatest strength/weakness."
Interview Question – "Sell me something." View Answer
Negotiation Details – They did not negotiate. They said that it was what all my peers would be making. I later found out that they just adjusted the job description (which had nothing to do with my job) to make it seem like I had no flexibility. I would have pressed harder for 5-10k more.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Vocus.
Interview Details – It was pretty brief and straightforward. It seems like a high turnover position. The managers who interviewed me were pretty rude and unprofessional. The offices themselves aren't very nice at all. A lot of the research isn't really research -- it's essentially cold calling people for their information, so they can market towards them.
Interview Question – What drives you? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Vocus in October 2013.
Interview Details – You meet with a manager they ask you to sell them the pen. After that it is a bunch of questions about your sales experience and how you would fit into the culture.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Vocus View Answer
Negotiation Details – sign this paper
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Vocus in August 2013.
Interview Details – The hiring process was organized through my Internal Recruiter. They planned everything and talked me through the entire process. I had a phone interview with the recruiter, an on-site interview with my direct manager, another phone interview with a manager in a similar role, and, finally, an on-site interview with my director (my manager's boss). Four interviews was great, allowed me to ask different questions to different people or the same questions to different people. It was eye opening to see how the company worked through this process.
Interview Question – They asked me to rank in order what motivated me: Job well done, praise, money or fear. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate because it was my first job offer after school. Looking back, I would have attempted to negotiate, but Vocus doesn't do that at all.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Vocus in August 2013.
Interview Details –
Interviewed with a recruiter on the phone
Came into the office to meet with both my prospective manager and the Sr. Director of Small Business.
most of the questions were about my selling experience, and to see if I would be okay with inside sales.
Interview Question – Asked me to do the pitch for my current job... not hard, just unexpected and caught me off guard. Answer Question
Negotiation Details –
Tried to get me to hurry into the position. Turns out they have lots of people hired (and fired, quitting) all the time.
Take your time and make sure its right.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Vocus in July 2013.
Interview Details –
Recruiters give you an in depth look of how Vocus works, operates, and what you will expect in the role you are being hired for.
Sometime 2 or more interviews are needed:
Interview Question – Why should we choose you over other candidates who have the experience we are looking for? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Vocus in May 2013.
Interview Details – A recruiter contacted me via LinkedIn, sent me a message saying I looked like a potential candidate for them. In the message it had a name and email of another woman who it said I could contact when interested. After contacting that woman, she replied back within 30 minutes. I called her, we went over my résumé and potential Vocus careers and what I would be interested in. We then made and appointment for an interview that because of.a busy rest of week I set up the following week. Overall hiring process was efficient and quick. Vocus treated you well and certainly was very welcoming. I did enjoy my time there.
Interview Question – They asked me to sell them Facebook. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Between the week of preliminary phone interview and actual 1 on 1 interview I had another interview with another company that gave me a better offer closer to home.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Vocus.
Interview Details – The HR woman came in and talked to me letting me know what the process would be like. She told me to be very energetic as I was applying for a sales role. The manager and an employee came in and interviewed me. The questions were very typical (biggest weaknesses, strengths, ect) I can't say I enjoyed speaking with the manager.
Interview Question – They told me they saw me in outside sales more so than inside sales. They asked me why I thought I would do well in an inside sales role. Answer Question
Pros: They have a great site and location , the marketing software is a good product to sell. – Full Review
About Us Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS) provides leading cloud-based marketing and PR software plus consulting services enabling companies to acquire and retain customers. The company offers an all-in-one suite of applications… — Full Overview
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