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Partsmaster Interview Questions

Updated Aug 18, 2017
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  1.  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    not a great opp for someone with sales experience, they basically are a commission only positions, they will tell you base plus salary but by year 3 that is gone and in year 2 the base gets cut in half. I did not ask about the expense reimbursement or car payment but read on other reviews it is minimal at best. It would be refreshing for companies to just be up front and honest with their pay structure rather than trying to hide it until it comes up later. It saves everyone time.


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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Partsmaster (Little Rock, AR).

    Interview

    Initial contact with recruiter by phone
    Met with territory manager and recruiter
    Second interview with territory manager
    More phone interview with human resources/recruiter
    Background check
    No compete review from previous company
    Ride along with manager
    Seemed very eager to get me in training phase but wanted to complete the checks and balances to be sure we both were ready for the hire.

    Interview Questions

    • How many new accounts did you open per year at the previous position?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Be up front with what you want

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    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Partsmaster.

    Interview

    Process started with general interest chat with recruiter. Then call from DM and get together discussion. We met face to face for about an hour. After that, met RM and after that did a ride along in the field with manager.

    Interview Questions


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    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Partsmaster (Lexington-Fayette, KY).

    Interview

    Referred to Partsmaster by a freind working for a different division of NCH.
    Had a short phone interview with a HR rep, then sent in resume. Had follow on phone interview with regional manager. About three weeks later had in person interview with head of HR. All interviews were very casual, but they do know how to check you out, so be prepared. Had a one day ride along in the field with a current salesrep to see what they do firsthand.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were pretty standard. They asked about previuos cold calling experience and "hunter gatherer vs. farmer" prospecting   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I just took the offer without negotiating


  5.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Partsmaster.

    Interview

    Phone interview asking about general work experience and then in-detail on sales experience, in-person interview in a conversational style about the job, what it entails, with a manager who will size you up. Be prepared to be enthusiastic and positive and competent and confident. Know something about sales, about the field and competitors. Knowing a little about maintenance is a plus.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I didn't have much ground to stand on in negotiations, so I took the generous offer they put on the table. I've heard others with more experience have got more.


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    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Partsmaster in September 2012.

    Interview

    Found on Monster.com, interview set up quickly after. Very friendly staff, but kept asking how I felt about selling in an entrepreneurial environment. This suspicion would make me walk way later.

    Interview Questions

    • None. Straightforward. It was more about my sales style.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The offer was ridiculous. The base salary was 24K a year going to full commission in 2 years. No cell phone reimbursement. No mileage reimbursement. This was a new untouched sales territory. The ramp up would be too much. The sales rep takes all the risk and wear on his own car. The company risks very little.


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