Zones Interview Questions

Updated Jun 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Zones (Portland, OR) in April 2015.

    Interview

    College Recruiter took a long list of names at the career fair and followed up with 30 minute interviews the following day. She spoke more than I did and was really trying to sell the company. After the interview they ask you to follow up and do a personality profile.

    Interview Questions

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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    1) Face to face meeting with HR personnel. May have you take a script home for the next step. 2) Phone interview with Sales Manager - he/she may go through different sales scenarios.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would I buy my IT products and services from you versus an AE from company ABC?   Answer Question
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    Events Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Zones (Auburn, WA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Unorganized, did not even meet with anyone on the team that would be directly managed. Recruiter was terribly egotistical, provided zero guidance along the way despite proactively reaching out to assess my interest level, and once a decision was made an entire week went by before I had to reach out to be told via email they went in a different direction. I know this may not seem like that big a deal but if you take the time to do two onsite interviews, away from your current company, the least the recruiter could do is pick up the phone to have a conversation. Major red flags as well, that they did not include the actual events team on the interview loop.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about the largest event you've hosted and what you were most proud of.   Answer Question
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Zones.

    Interview

    Cultural questions. Two steps: 1st with Sales Director then meeting with Sales Manager. Asked questions about sales philosophy and technology knowledge. Asked about B2B consultation background. The company looks for aggressive personality types that they can mold into their image as a mindless sales robot. Only concerned with bottom line.

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate salary

  6. Helpful (3)  

    Senior Sales Operations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Zones (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Literally 7 interviews- 5 on the phone and 2 at Willis Towers. When first interviews by the HR Coordinator, I was told the range was between a certain amt. When I was actually offered the position it was10K less than the range I was initially told. I feel like I was lied to and honestly I would have declined the position from the start had I know the "real" range. I of course countered and they could not bring themselves to even get close to the range they stated in Interview one. I feel like that shows a lack of integrity and honesty on the company as a whole. Everyone was professional and put me at ease during the process. Also, I really liked the person that I would be reporting to. However, they wasted 3 weeks of my time with this exhausting process only to offer me an amount below the industry standard for this position.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical interview fare, nothing really out of the ordinary.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    They lied about the range of pay

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    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I had one phone interview and two onsites. It was a great experience and good questions...but i was slightly over sold to.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (4)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Zones.

    Interview

    The Zones leadership is unclear on what they are looking for....it was a 3 month/12 week process!! Really? It starts with a HR screen, then a bunch of VP phone screens, then VP on-site interviews and then finally a series of a full-day of SVP interviews including the CEO interview. The CEO does not like consultants--can you believe that? Unsure what he is after...good luck :)!!

    Interview Questions

    • The CEO does not like consultants--make sure you have been a non-consultant !!   1 Answer
  9. Helpful (2)  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Zones.

    Interview

    Nice people, show in interview that you have a passion for IT and sales and your golden.

    Interview Questions

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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Zones (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    The process for me was very simple and quick. This is probably because they run through AE's faster than Roy Hibbert can drink a Gatorade. Anyways, I had a phone interview (45 minutes) and then an in person interview (1 hour). The phone interview was with HR and the in person was with a sales manager. Both were pretty easy and very similar. Questions include: Why sales? Why IT? Why Zones? What is your biggest weakness? Etc. Very easy and unless you have the intelligence of a donkey then you will get the job. Oh, and no drug test.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you manage adversity? What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome and how did you do it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Base salary is $32,500 and then you get bonus and commission. However, earning commission (which will determine how much bonus you get, and this is usually none) is very difficult. The IT market is over saturated which forces you to sell products at next to zero margin. For example, I sold 10K worth of hardware and earned $3 in commission from it based on the incredibly low margin I had to take in order to win the deal.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Zones in November 2013.

    Interview

    I was contacted by technical recruiter via email. Phone screen was schedule 2 days later, after the phone screen I received a phone interview with the hiring manager. I was invited onsite for an in-person interview. There were a total of four interviewers first being the hiring manager (to prepare you for the following peer interviewers). The peer interview was very different than I expected, there were no behavioral questions and they attempted to make it a conversation.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked specific questions regarding Agile processes.   Answer Question
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