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ADP Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated May 15, 2017
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Novato, CA
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at ADP (Novato, CA).

Interview

Phone screening - 1 on 1 with vp - 1 on 1 with DM - sales presentation

Interview Questions

  • Would you rather be number 1 and hated or number 7 and well liked   1 Answer

Reasons for Declining

Region was too far and couldn't relocate

Other Interview Reviews for ADP

  1. Helpful (2)  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at ADP.

    Interview

    First was a phone interview that took me 30 minutes to complete because I chit-chatted with the interviewer. Very nice friendly process. Several months later they finally got back to me and set up a second interview. Location in Portland was ok, the VP of sales was way out of her element and I turned the offer down as I felt I would be wasting my time.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at ADP (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Very straight forward interview process, I was contacted after applying online. It seemed like they do a lot of these interviews, and that turnover was high. They were looking specifically for sales experience. All questions were basic interview questions that if you have been on a professional interview before you have seen.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were on a sales call right now, how would you sell me the product?   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at ADP in July 2013.

    Interview

    There were no questions that were virtually difficult. They made me wait an hour in the waiting room to be called in, only to be disrespected by two employees. Overall it was an unprofessional interview leaving me feeling as to why I wasted my time going.

    Interview Questions

    • No specific question was hard, but the people conducting interview were very unprofessional   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (9)  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at ADP.

    Interview

    Was initially contacted by an ADP affiliated recruiter after applying on the company's website. We set up a phone interview which was really just her going over surface level things about the opportunity. An interview was then set face to face with the recruiter. Very laid back interview with the recruiter, "tell me about your workday", "what motivates you". Just say you want to make money and you have strong work ethic and your golden. If everything goes well with the face to face with the recruiter they will move you on to a one on one with a sales manager.

    This interview is pretty quick again you will get the same type of questions as the recruiter asked you. Couple of additional questions I was asked "what do your parents do?" "how come you aren't in the same field?" What they are looking for there is that you are truly passionate about sales and controlling your salary.

    Next up was a field ride with a rep. Only advice here is to not chicken out when its your turn to prospect. Fake it til you make it.

    Last was a panel interview composed of Regional VP and sales managers.Unlike some other companies a successful field ride does not mean that you have the job wrapped up. This is the make or break stage. Expect to be there for at least 2 hours and have every question thrown at you. Though none are difficult you have to be confident and concise. "Why you?, "Why sales?, "What do you know about this company?, "How would your friends describe you?, "adversity", etc.

    Once you pass the round robin of questions you will be asked to do a role play. You will be given 15 minutes to prepare an ADP sales pitch to a prospect. You are given information about ADP different platforms and it is your job to align the prospect with the correct one. Obviously they do not expect you to know everything verbatim, but they are looking for certain things; 6 steps of a sales call, confidence, ask lot's of questions, 2nd and 3rd attempts to close after they tell you no (you will not close them). If you pass and you are a fit they will give you an offer there.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No Negotiation, take or leave


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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at ADP (Irvine, CA).

    Interview

    Several general questions of your strengths & weaknesses and behavioral questions. The recruiter is more interested in your personality and energy in the responses rather than your answers. They really focus on whether or not you're able to sell their products in the interview since it is a sales position.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at ADP (Pleasanton, CA).

    Interview

    After submitting my resume I was contacted about a week later to set up a phone interview. After the phone interview, I was set up with a face to face interview. Following the interview it's either an e-mail or hopefully a phone call.

    Interview Questions

    • I see you have had an internship with this company, why didn't you apply for ADP's internship?   2 Answers

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at ADP (San Diego, CA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    A lot of basic questions; strengths, weaknesses, behavioral questions. The person interviewing you is not necessarily interested in your answers but rather your personality/energy in the responses. You are applying for a sales position so they are basically seeing if they could see you selling their product in the situation of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you rather be first in the office in sales and not have people in the office like you; or seventh in performance in the office but everyone is calling you after work wanting to hang out socially?   2 Answers
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at ADP (Stamford, CT) in July 2012.

    Interview

    Pretty basic interview process where you were brought in a few different times to meet with different people. You will have to do a field ride before being offered the job.

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at ADP in April 2012.

    Interview

    Had Initial interview with the recruiter. I them met with the manager. He was extremely nice and made me feel comfortable. Next step was the field ride then I met with the VP. A few days later they called me with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why ADP?
      What would you do to get the most out of your day in the field?   Answer Question

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StarStarStarStarStar   Former Inside Sales Representative SBS in Allentown, PA

Pros: “Great place to get a start in sales. If you are looking to ease into sales this is a good starting point”“Great place to get a start in sales. If you are looking to ease into sales this is a good starting point” – Full Review

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