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    Tremendous sales opportunity that was very lucrative!

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Portland, OR

    I worked at International Sports Management full-time (less than a year)


    Interview process was in depth and was very two sided with my questions being welcomed by both interviewers. And more importantly, the answers coincided!

    They were very flexible with accommodating a previously planned vacation that I was able to discuss in the interview process. Many other prospective employers excluded me because of this.

    Training was to the point and explicit in sales methodology, lead management, and closing. Learned how to use Salesforce. Received additional training throughout my tenure.

    I made my first sale within my first week and became a Senior Account Executive within two months. (Made over $9K in commission on top of base in that time.)

    Also, I won a number of incentives not just for sales but for other daily contests. Saw many others too- they really want to make competitive and still have fun.

    Others around me made sales too- I've read some of the negative reviews and it sounds like sour grapes from someone who was no good. I was never asked to lie and in fact, was told not to give false information. Really do not know where some of the reviews I've seen are coming from. If you want to sell and have the ability, the product is great and they pay as promised! It's a sales job- if you're there to make a "good base" and can't sell- don't go into sales period!


    Management does not condone unexpected absences. Due to some extenuating circumstances, I had to miss work on 5 separate occasions in the first two months and was warned twice before being told I could not miss any more work. I had to quit because of that. Still a good relationship with my former manager. Would still be there if I could.

    No flex time- it is scheduled office hours.

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    Would like a more liberal policy with work from home options. This wouldn't be for everyone but some might be able to do it.

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Updated Oct 28, 2014
Updated Oct 28, 2014

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at International Sports Management.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume through, one of the Sales Managers called to discuss the position. Initial phone call lasted about 15-20 minutes, going through brief background of the company, but more importantly, they wanted to discuss my background and what I was looking for. They made no bones about it, letting me know this is a sales position, and that I should be looking for that. They scheduled me for a 1st interview in the office, which was 2 days later. I met with that same Sales Manager, he went through the company, the position (150+ calls each day, moderate research on the side, full benefits, base salary that is not a draw, and uncapped commissions), what they were looking for in terms of this position (both short and long-term) and then had a discussion about my background and skills. Once completed, over the next 48-72 hours (I don't remember exactly) they proceeded to check in with some of my references and a 2nd interview (in-person) was set with the VP. The entire process was very open, which makes sense since they want to be as transparent as possible about the position and the opportunity.

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    • I didn't have a lot of leadership experience leading up to my interview, so describing a situation in which I had to overcome some sort of diversity or problem in a short amount of time, while staying determined and leading a group to do the same was more personal for me than professional.   Answer Question
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Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

International Sports Management, Inc. (ISM) is a global event sports marketing and management company, specializing in customized premium sports hospitality packages, event sponsorship sales, and client consulting.

Steeped in experience, ISM is comprised of professionals who continue to deliver proven results in all arenas of sports marketing, for companies in all industries. Whether you need discreet entertainment of elite clients at the Masters in Augusta, want a customized golf experience at Pebble Beach, or require a targeted audience with C-Level corporate... More

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