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Charles Brown
30 Ratings
  • Great student job, competitive compensation for retail job.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at The Source part-time (more than 3 years)

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    Pros

    Great sales experience, forces you to be confident and develop a pitch that can be easily applied elsewhere. Knowledge of new technology and the latest gadgets.

    Cons

    Constantly being nagged to sell more cell phones. While this is your objective, not every single customer is eligible to sign up for a phone.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic in terms of quotas.

The Source Interviews

Updated Oct 27, 2014

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Source (Port Perry, ON (Canada)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Hiring was really simple, I just handed in my resume one day during hiring season and was called in that week. I was first screened by phone and asked a variety of questions, the biggest of which was "how would you sell me your phone."

    Phase 2 was a physical interview with the manager who asked me several behavioural questions and asked me to sell my phone again.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you sell your phone?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Min wage + commissions

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Website www.thesource.ca
Headquarters Barrie, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1978
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

As one of Canada’s leading Consumer Electronics and Wireless retailers with approximately 700 locations across the country, The Source provides a great assortment of product categories aimed at helping customers make their lives easier while on the go, in the home or at work. Our product and service line-up includes the latest selection of Smartphones, TV’s, Laptops, Tablets, Headphones and the essentials including Batteries and Ink. The Source’s knowledgeable staff looks forward to assisting you in finding the products you want and providing the help you need, to make the... More

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