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- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Team TAG full-time (less than an year)Pros
Clear career path with great opportunities
Fast growth with the mentor-student coaching style
Passionate and ambitious coworkers and fun corporate culture
Proven system to help individuals to grow professionally and personallyCons
Long hours and possible long commuteRecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Team TAG in December 2014.Interview Details
I applied for the solar campaign (they also sell office supplies) The process took three interviews in three days:
Day 1: Met with the office HR Administrator. A very polite woman, asked pretty basic questions about why I felt I'd be a good fit, and if I'm willing to start from the bottom in a sales position, in order to work towards management (they said within a year, although that was likely a best case scenario). They asked about sales and leadership experiences, etc. It was pretty basic, they were seemed to be looking for friendly outgoing people who are willing to work long hours in outside sales type position. I let them know I was ready to work at a company in a long term position that I could grow with, and that the toughest part for me would not be sales, but the commute.
Day 2: Met with a "closer" on a day long "shadow" interview. He took me out to explain the details of the entry level position, which consisted of walking around predesignated territories in order to qualify suitable customers with suitable homes, to switch from their traditional electricity provider to the client solar company. You're not actually selling solar panels per se - you're selling solar power. The difference is that the customer does not own or lease the panels, they instead permit the client company to use their roof and, in exchange, the customer locks in a much lower price per KwH for 20 years. This seemed pretty ingenious to me - each "sale" should theoretically save a customer with the right type of roof money every month for at least twenty years, yet the commissions are big because each customer still pays a ton for electricity in the long run. It was a long day but they sold me on the business model. The closer who interviewed me that afternoon with some personality type questions and we chatted in a Starbucks; he told me he would be recommending me and to come back the next day for a third interview with some proof of insurance and other documents.
Day 3: Was supposed to meet with the office manager Mr. Hepp, but there was some sort of retreat for the parent company Cydcor (seem like technically it's a licensor and each office is it's own independent company, can't be sure). Instead I met with a Team Leader/ Assistant manager who was also extremely cordial. He asked me what I liked and what I was hesitant about. I mentioned that I was really excited to start and the only real obstacle I faced was my commute, I asked more about the relationship between all the independent offices. They offered me the job at the end of this interview.
After accepting the job, I filled out some new hire paperwork, releases, got a new hire manual, etc. The closer walked me out to my car and asked me more about my commute. When I mentioned I may be moving closer in the next 6 months to a year, he mentioned in passing that that was great news, because the office owner Mr. Hepp would possibly move the office location in the next several months. The tentative location was an extra hour further from me than the current location. Needless to say I was shocked and confused as to why this was only being mentioned after I had filled out all the paperwork. I was extremely disappointed and let down that this wasn't mentioned in any of the interviews, especially since I emphasized my desire to grow with the company and my hesitation regarding my commute. The entire process boiled down to 200 miles in wasted gas which I'll never be compensated for.Interview Questions
Reasons for Declining
- You're in a darkened room where you cannot see; what other sense will you rely on to find your way out? Answer Question
I technically accepted, but I learned afterwards that the office manage was considering moving the office an extra hour further outside my commute range. I was already commuting close to an hour. Even though I never got to the bottom of whether the office was moving, the fact that none of the three interviewers were upfront about this during the interviews themselves left a bad taste in my mouth; I went in early on Monday choosing to rescind my acceptance of the position (despite wholeheartedly wanting to do the job), because I got an impression that they were trying to sell me on the job without full disclosure. I was not enthused about this (regardless of whether it was an intentional tactic, or mere innocent miscommunication) considering the job itself was an outside sales position, and I've had bad experiences before in sales when the office integrity was below par.Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
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