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OLN Interview Questions

Updated Oct 3, 2017
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OLN (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    This company is essentially a door-to-door sales pyramid scheme.

    Although I could see how some of the employees there enjoyed the job, it definitely was not for me, and was not described during the preliminary interview process to be anywhere near what it was actually like.

    I flew out to LA from out-of-state for this interview, on my own budget, so you could imagine that I had my hopes up for this position. The building seemed like a solid corporate building from the outside, but actually was broken up by small offices/floors for each of the companies it housed, OLN being one of these. Upon entering, I was handed a clipboard and paper forms and felt like I was there for some sort of audition. The CEO then appeared and rounded us up for their morning sync. Lots of shouting, clapping, and taunting ensued. Their office space turned out to be an empty room used to gather everyone for the morning sync.They went around the room and pointed out who closed deals recently or were top sellers. Then, I was assigned a mentor and suddenly we were ushered out of the building. For this job, you need to have your own car to drive to the businesses, they didn’t mention this to me either. And expect to drive upwards of 200, 300 miles a day with no gas compensation.

    They said my mentor was one of the top sellers but he was kind of socially awkward. I felt like I would have more respect for him had he not given up on his degree and taken this sales job instead. Here we were, two kids, essentially, dressed in bargain-brand business attire making a fool of ourselves by trying to portray our company as some subsidiary of T-Mobile (who knows what type of sub-sub-contract OLN has with them, if any). Driving around to small businesses in the industrial side of Anaheim, stuttering to sell cellular network plans. Phone plans! Had I known this from the beginning, I would NEVER have purchased my plane ticket. Yet here I was. My feet hurt (they strongly emphasize wearing heels if you are female), I was a hungry captive in a foreign land, and I couldn’t even escape. But having gone as far as I had, I figured I might as well finish up the interview and preserve a good image for myself.

    Regarding compensation- my mentor was one of their top salesmen, and he implied that he was making around 50k, which is what they told me I could expect with a combination of luck and hard hard work.

    Hours later, we get back to the office, and I have a sit-down talk with the CEO. Either I am good at BS’ing or it was one of the easiest interviews I’ve ever had. They gave me the position, and I inquired about the relocation compensation they mentioned in the beginning, which generally I’d assume to be at least a couple thousand. Alas, OLN is such a small place that they couldn’t even offer to cover the cost of my plane ticket..

    In conclusion, one of the most exhausting interviews I’ve had, a waste of time, and I would not recommend this to anyone unless you just love sales and love driving.

    Interview Questions

    • What strengths can you bring? Do you feel like you would thrive in a competitive sales environment?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at OLN (Carson, CA).

    Interview

    People at OLN are very friendly. The environment was positive across the board. I went through the first stage of the three-stage interview process (designed to ensure company fit). I was interviewed by OLN's CEO Elijah. He's an interesting, forthright guy with a great attitude. It was pleasure interviewing with him. I enjoyed our conversation. I was invited to the second stage of the interview process but I didn't believe I would be fit for sales, although I'm sure I would have loved the company culture. Thanks again for opportunity!

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Sales & Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at OLN (Carson, CA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    First part of the interview: basic questioning and screening; if passed then you will be asked to come to a second round of "interviews"

    The second part of the interview requires you to shadow a sales manager/associate from 9-5:30. I followed around someone the whole day while learning that this is similar to going door to door (within designated businesses) to sell a specific product. The Carson City's location was selling T-Mobile contracts.
    Third interview: You're interviewed by the CEO and is evaluated one last time.

    It was a pretty extensive process for the interview considering it was a sales job. I appreciated that they were transparent on what the job position is, but it would've been a better experience if you were at least paid for it.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at OLN (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    The first round is on-site interview. The second round is a one-day job shadow. The third round is on site as well, right after the job shadow. It was a quiz based on what you have learned during the job shadow.

    Interview Questions

    OLN Response

    Jun 29, 2017 – President

    Thank you so much for taking the time to interview with my company and for leaving a review!!

    Eli


  5.  

    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at OLN (Carson, CA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process consists of the following: online application --> quick phone interview --> one-on-one interview --> job shadow. I enjoyed interviewing with OLN, I ended up receiving an offer, but had to decline because I received another offer.

    Interview Questions

    OLN Response

    Mar 16, 2017 – President

    Thank you so much for sharing your feedback, hopefully this will be useful to other Glassdoor readers! I appreciate you taking the time to interview with us. Wishing you the best, Eli


  6.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at OLN (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and it took about 1 week the recruiter lady contacted me. She sounds nice. I scheduled an interview next day. I was the only candidate when I got there. After I fill out some forms, the company president came out to get me. He was nice and asked some general interview questions. Nothing too tricky.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you a good leader? What do you expect from your leader?   Answer Question

    OLN Response

    Mar 16, 2017 – President

    Thank you so much for leaving us a review! I'm glad to hear everything was fairly pleasant :)


  7. Helpful (5)  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at OLN (Carson, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    It was a two step process to get hired. So for the first round there was a 15 minute interview, and the second was an all day shadow interview. This is the biggest joke of a company I have ever seen. They refer to it as a "management training program" but this a complete lie. You go door to door in a specific territory to businesses to switch to t-mobile. This is not management training at all. Many people at this company are all drinking the same strange cool aid and think that they are all going to be running the business in 24 months time. Do they think we are all dumb because no that's not how you run a business. Stay away from OLN this was a complete waste of my time.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you see yourself being a manager of this company?   1 Answer

    OLN Response

    Nov 3, 2016 – President

    Thank you for sharing your feedback about your interview.

    Unfortunately, it is clear that you came to some pre-mature conclusions that are simply false. I would be curious to understand why you... More

  8. Helpful (7)  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    15 min first round interview + a whole day shadowing interview to get an idea about working as an "account manager" there - this is the stupidest interview I've ever had. Not only because the people there are not well educated, but also they seem to be brain washed by the leadership of this company. All they know is to follow the rules and system and they are told eventually they will open their own office, which is ridiculous because you don't run a business like that.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    This company and its people make me feel super dumb. It's door to door sales. They just approach random owners of stores on the street and call themselves account managers. I don't know why there are still people want to work for this company. Maybe because they don't have other options. Super negative experience, especially the second round. Such a waste of my time

    OLN Response

    Oct 13, 2016 – President

    Hey there,

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your job shadow of the entry level position you applied for. It never makes me happy to hear... More


  9.  

    Account Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at OLN (Carson, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The first step is an interview with Elijah - he is great because he is really clear about what he is looking for. If you pass the step, you are invited for a full day shadowing! And this is great because you really understand what the job is about! After that you have a feedback meeting with Elijah as well, you comment on the day together and you share great points of view!

    Interview Questions

    OLN Response

    Oct 13, 2016 – President

    Thank you for sharing your feedback, I appreciate your time! :)

    Eli


  10.  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at OLN (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    It was an awful experience, do not believe anything they say. They may say you will make a lot of money, you will have responsibilities...It was a waste of my time

    Interview Questions

    • some questions about leadership...well everyone will pass every round.   Answer Question

    OLN Response

    Oct 13, 2016 – President

    Hey there,
    I'm so sorry to hear that your interview wasn't a positive experience for you. It sounds like you have some questions about my integrity, which is really a shame to hear. I would love to... More


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