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CPI Office Products Interview Questions

Interviews at CPI Office Products

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at CPI Office Products (Lewisville, TX).

    Interview

    The interview is easy as pie. You meet with the VP, Kirk, who is super laid back. He asks simple questions and let's you ask some questions that you may have.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation over salary. Your base pay is $35,000. Period.


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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lewisville, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CPI Office Products (Lewisville, TX) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Email invite from HR; 1 hr group orientation & Q&A session @ 8:30am; Group interviews; then 1:1. If you make cut, interview with president and member of board.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Decline b/c 1) Invitation I got from HR did not indicate this was TELESALES role. 2) it is micro managed, highly regimmented TELESALES. Miss your 100 dials/day, 3 1/2 hr talk time targts, they dock you pay. Pay $46,800 base + commission for an inside role selling office products is awesome. Claimed top telesales earner makes $150K+. Probably great company to work for as outside rep (what I thought I was applying for) Drove thru flooded roads & T-storms only to find out that it is Telesales role. No coffee, no tea, water, provided or offered.

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    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CPI Office Products (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    My resume was found online through a career website and I was contacted by Scott Carnes (HR) From there I was contacted via phone for a mini interview and then scheduled a face to face interview with the Houston branch Manager. Branch manager was interested and told me if I passed my drug and background check I was good to go! Background check went through started work and on my first day I had to take the drug test.

    Interview Questions

    • At a company like this you have to be great at listening. When was a time you had to actually listen to a customers wants and needs and dissect it?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation on pay.


  4. Helpful (3)  

    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at CPI Office Products.

    Interview

    I liked them all at first, they are very easy to get along with until you work there. The interview process is very easy because the turnover rate is so high. They are very deceptive.. they promise you way more opportunities in your interview than you will every see. Please don't be fooled, this is a company of liars


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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at CPI Office Products (Lewisville, TX).

    Interview

    Good discussion and explanation.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Easy


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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    You must be related to, or friends with upper management in order to survive in this sweat shop. The senior vice president's wife works there and when they fire someone or someone quits, his wife rakes in all of the accounts and gets the commissions. The owner has a long time personal friend that has been there 25 years and he receives the same benefits as the senior vice presidents wife, this holds true for all friends/family of upper management that work there. They now have Lewisville Police Officers patrolling inside the building and outside on the premise because they fear ex-employee's will come back and try to harm someone in upper management. Also would like to add that the only "good/positive" reviews written on this page has been submitted by upper management, so don't be fooled.

    Interview Questions

    • where do you see yourself going within this company   1 Answer

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    Account Manager/Personal Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at CPI Office Products (Lewisville, TX).

    Interview

    It was easy. Met with VP of Sales then President. The interview is laid back and more social rather than cold. They explained the good and the bad associated with the job. Told me the first year is the hardest.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Hired on the spot. Easy

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at CPI Office Products.

    Interview

    Cattle call, presentation given, followed by group interview, pared down to individual interview...followed by 2nd interview with both the CEO/Owner and the President of the company.

    Negotiation

    No negotiation possible


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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at CPI Office Products.

    Interview

    Cattle call process then smaller groups. Final interview with President & owner of company

    Interview Questions


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