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Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Junior Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Zerin Business Consulting in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The ad was posted on Careerbuilder. The recruiter called and had an interview set up with me to meet the managers at the office. They asked straight forward questions that seemed to go fairly well then I came back to do a job shadow I talked one on one with an employee and learned about the company advance opportunities. Overall everything went smoothly.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    $38,000
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Entry Level Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Zerin Business Consulting in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied in several different departments at Zerin online. Including the human resources, accounting and sales departments. I was contacted and asked for an interview. The building was a little tricky for me to find but was able to with a little help from the receptionist. I was initially impressed with the office and office building (coming from a commercial real estate background) considering that they are a newer company and knowing what it takes to be approved in class A buildings I knew they had to be doing something right. My next impression was from the employees they were once again helpful and made me feel important. I came back for another interview and got to know one of the employees during my job shadow more and was impressed with the entrepreneurial focus he had. I was offered a position!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was fairly straight forward. Starting with a weekly salary of $30,000 then to earn commissions weekly as well as bonuses and travel opps.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Entry Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Zerin Business Consulting in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    It's a very fast process. I applied online and received an interview offer within a handful of days. I interviewed directly with the hiring manager then came into the office for in person job shadow. The people I interviewed with were really terrific. Some of the higher ups have strong personalities and are very blunt about the requirements and position which takes a little getting used to.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your previous position and what you know about Zerin   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Door to Door Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Zerin Business Consulting.

    Interview Details

    They will do a preliminary interview and explain the company. The next day you will received a call for a 2nd round interview and a leader will be selected for you. You will then hit the field (rain/shine/hurricane, etc) and return back to the office 8hrs later..

    Negotiation Details
    NONE! Full commission!
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Entry Level Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Zerin Business Consulting in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from one of their recruiters. She seemed sweet, but it was way too obvious she was reading from a script. Still, I set up an interview. The fact that she sounded like a telemarketer did not comfort me-- it instantly made me understand that if she has to read from a script, this company churns through lots of salespeople. Assuming their turnover is that high, it's very likely this "Entry Level Management" position is nothing more than a glorified sales position. I also surmised she needed a script because the company doesn't want her saying too much about the job, which is a major red flag. (I'd asked if the position was salary, salary plus commission or strictly commission. This was a very direct question. She said that it was a "mixture" of all three during training and asked if that answered my question. Seriously? I laughed and told her it sounded rather vague to me.)

    Did a little digging, and sure enough: it's door-to-door sales for Verizon Fios. Plus, I found out they are pretty much only commission. Judging from the other GD reviews, sounds like I would've had to pay for my own gas to get to and fro these appointments with "warm" (not) leads, too. No thanks.

    I promptly cancelled my appointment after learning the aforementioned info.

    Interview Questions
    • The only question I can remember is if Tysons Corner is an okay drive for me. Everything else the interviewer said was an attempt to sell me on the company and the job "opportunity."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Entry Level Junior Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Zerin Business Consulting.

    Interview Details

    They brought me in for a first round interview where the interviewer asked me typical interview questions, wasn't difficult. Told me they would call me the next day if they want to do a second round interview. Got asked back for a second round interview which they told me I would be shadowing people for a day. When I got there, I met with several people and they told me we were going to go meet our clients. So I was thinking I would be in an office environment doing a typical daily job. Turns out I was driven out to DC by the two people I was shadowing with (who were very nice) and we walked in several neighborhoods doing door to door sales for Verizon Fios Cable. This was during the summer where it was at least 90 degrees outside, they never told me to wear comfortable shoes (I was wearing stilettos). I walked around with these people for 6 hours in the scorching hot sweating in my nice brand new work clothes. Was I told that we would be doing this? No...they clearly try to trick you on purpose into going to these second round interviews. As soon as I realized we were doing door to door sales I wanted to leave and basically say good riddance, but I rode in the car with them out there, so I had no choice but to stay all day. Now I will tell you, the people I was shadowing were very nice and knew what they were doing and how to make a sale. But they clearly meant to mislead me into shadowing a full day of door to door sales in high heels in 90 degree weather. This may be for some people, but definitely not for me. Oh and I almost forgot, I didn't get back to the office until 8pm for a "closing interview". If you dont want to sit in an office all day, then this is completely for you. However, the fact that you are doing labor work and only getting paid commission with no base salary is bull to me. Since then, i've been super careful to pay close attention to detail in job descriptions...usually for entry level positions they will say "a face to face approach with clients" so definitely watch out for that!

    Interview Questions
    • What's the difference between paid media, owned media, and earned media?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Entry Level Review Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Zerin Business Consulting in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was recruited out of college. An interviewer came to my college and scheduled interviews in the business department. The interview took about 30 minutes. I was then invited to the office to have another interview. This interview was longer since I was shadowing the employee who I was potentially going to replace since they had received a promotion. They showed me what they do for the day then told me about the pay which was a combination of base pay plus commission. I met with the manager at the office and they offered me a position right then.

    Interview Questions
    • What can you bring to the table to help our clients?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation the pay was straight forward. Base plus commission.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Entry Level Sports Minded Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Zerin Business Consulting in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Behavior based interview. A few preliminary questions such as "tell me about yourself." and then 5 behavioral questions. Took about 25 minutes. I was offered an interview from a career fair and the meeting was scheduled 2 weeks out. The preliminary interviewer advised me to research and implement the STAR method of interview. This includes describing the situation, stating all that happened in the even, and then the out come. This is the format you should answer in.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to make a difficult decision?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered a second and third round interview.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vienna, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vienna, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Zerin Business Consulting in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was pretty easy. However it was a door to door sales with no base salary. it was selling a monthly FIOS service.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you fell about being door to door sales   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Junior Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Zerin Business Consulting in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and about a week later received a call from the office HR representative. Typical questions about current experience and education. Just make sure you arrive in style and make an errors to have some kind of rapport with the HR person. Remember people in HR generally have bubbly personalities so replicate that. Next step, during the day time was spent with the assistance manager that asked similar questions as the HR person. The next Monday I was called by HR. rep for the usual drug and background check.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you deal with elderly clients who don't understand the new technologies?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Considering the economy there is not abreast to negotiate. I have an MBA and it's hard to find a full time position in my area.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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