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CPI Security Systems Interview Questions

Interviews at CPI Security Systems

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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Corporate Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at CPI Security Systems (Charlotte, NC) in November 2015.

    Interview

    I waited in the lobby for a measurable amount of time on each interview visit. I find time management the #1 sign of professionalism and CPI failed in this regard. This implies that there is no importance placed on me as a professional. There is a palpable feeling of pretentiousness with most members of management. None of the people I interviewed with were prepared or had read through my resume. They all asked basic questions that were not thought out in advance or crafted to see my ability to deduct logic. CPI would benefit from fine tuning their hiring process and running that channel of their business similar to a larger corporation. CPI should also make sure the people (management) conducting interviews do not talk bad about their fellow co-workers or CEO. First impressions go beyond an elaborate building, elegant lobby and delightful greater.

    Interview Questions

    • Very basic, non-prepared questions. Each person talked more about themselves and their role in the company. Be ready for basic questions about your past performance and less about how you can add value to their current systems.   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (3)  

    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at CPI Security Systems (Charlotte, NC) in February 2011.

    Interview

    I got hired on the spot with the very first in person interview. It's outside sales with 100% commission so just show that you are a hard worker. Interview questions were very basic; just know your resume and sell yourself to them.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about the most difficult customer you had at your last job and how you overcame their objections and how you exceeded their expectations.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiations

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at CPI Security Systems (Charlotte, NC) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Very open-minded, tried to fit me with the right area / position for what I wanted to do. Found good places my experience would fit and my needs as an employee would be met. What they were really doing was getting me to agree to work there. Much of what I was told were lies about the position, the pay, and the workload.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain how you would be a good sales person with security systems, and how would you differentiate yourself from other reps.   1 Answer

  4.  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CPI Security Systems (Charlotte, NC) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Met with recruiter who then sent me to the business solutions manager. After a hour and half conversation I was hired. Talked about past work experience. Enjoyed the manager that I was going to be working for. He had a lot of experience in the security industry and had strong management skills not just a puppet.

    Interview Questions

    • Past sales experience. how I felt about working a 100% commission job.   Answer Question

    CPI Security Systems Response

    Mar 7, 2017 – Corporate Recruiter

    We are glad you had a positive experience interviewing for our Business Solutions Sales team! Our management staff and recruiting staff try to ensure that every candidate has an informative interview... More


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    Sr. Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CPI Security Systems (Charlotte, NC) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Very brief and loose. There were not enough questions asked to really gauge a potential candidate. The developers in the interview were very off-base on any questions and questions were very unclear

    Interview Questions


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    Installation Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at CPI Security Systems in June 2017.

    Interview

    I applied to CPI and was contacted about an interview. The interview was pretty standard asked situational questions and answered questions that I had. I was offered a job however after I received an offer I couldn't get back in contact with HR to discuss the compensation plan to understand how you are paid after training.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you helped improve your company.   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (7)  

    Vice President of IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 10+ months. I interviewed at CPI Security Systems in June 2013.

    Interview

    The recruiting manager is completely disorganized. She approached my about a phone interview by email and would tell me times she was available. But when I asked for one of those times, she was no longer available. I offered to meet her in person as I was traveling in the area. She initially accepted, then declined, causing me to rearrange travel schedules.

    We had two different times scheduled for a phone interview, she missed both of them.

    Interview Questions

    • Most difficult question was how to schedule an appointment with them.   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CPI Security Systems (Charlotte, NC) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I was coming from out of state with almost two decades of experience under my belt and had to stay on top of HR, to ensure I was all set.

    Interview Questions

    • Honestly, I felt I asked all of the questions. I was interviewed by three senior-level managers and I led the interviews. They were ill-prepared at best. It was actually a bit surprising these people were in positions of "power", as they didn't seem to have much to offer as far as company direction under their helm. I could tell pretty quickly I was over-qualified for the position.   2 Answers

    CPI Security Systems Response

    Aug 8, 2016 – Recruiting Manager

    We are sorry to hear that you had a poor experience during your interview. We pride ourselves in promoting best business practices, so your review is very concerning. We welcome feedback at time of... More


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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at CPI Security Systems.

    Interview

    Basic questions, long process. Waited weeks in between stages with little communication. Would have expected more indepth interviews, each person I spoke with asked the same questions and didn't seem prepared.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions on resume history, management style, availability, current strengths and weaknesses   Answer Question

    CPI Security Systems Response

    Oct 6, 2016 – Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for your review on your interview experience with CPI for a management opportunity. We make an attempt to communicate any feedback to candidates within a timely manner. Please consider our... More


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    Sales Man Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CPI Security Systems (Charlotte, NC) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I met with a representative at a university career fair and spoke with him and gave him a resume. I was contacted on the phone to set up an interview for the next day and emailed a confirmation.
    The interview process was very relaxed and took about an hour. We talked about what the job required, what the training was like, and how compensation worked (paid training and then commission only afterward). We talked about whether it was going to be a good fit for me and if I was interested. Then said they were doing interviews for the rest of the week but they would contact me next week and training would start next month.

    Interview Questions

    CPI Security Systems Response

    Oct 6, 2016 – Corporate Recruiter

    We are glad to hear that you had a positive experience interviewing as a Security Consultant. Our goal in every interview is to use open conversation to determine if there is a fit for CPI and the... More


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