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  1. Helpful (2)  

    SQA Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SMS (Largo, FL) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Phone interview, followed up by a meet and great at the Winghouse. I was offered the job later that day. Since I already had a security clearance and VA ID, it made the on boarding process that much easier.

    Interview Questions

    • Do I like small or larger teams, how do I like working for the VA   1 Answer

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Did phone interview initially, followed by multiple interviews with the partners and other co-workers. Small company so you meet with most of the office before they make a decision. Overall fairly straight forward interview process

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at SMS (Chicago, IL) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Training for one week on line over Skype. Gives you a better understanding if you think this is for you before a final commitment. It's more of an understanding of me as a person and how I match to the process.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at SMS (Chicago, IL) in July 2016.

    Interview

    I am not sure if they found me or I found them, but ultimately we communicated via email and set up an interview. The interviewer was very professional and asked good insightful questions, but nothing crazy hard - just what you'd expect. And he then invited me, during the interview, to come to the web based training. I guess they are trying to fill a training class, so I was a decent 'add'. They sent me some materials and access to an online portal to do the paperwork. All very good, no problems. They also were clear that I would not be an 'employee' until I finished training...so it sounds like training is actually part of the interview. Ok, no problem. But then things started to get weird.

    The company seems to have a bunch of different names, not all of which have a great reputation online. So I found a few people on LinkedIn that show they have that job title, and I messaged them. 2 responded. Both, essentially, said, 'run as fast as you can'. But I also know that straight commission sales isn't for everybody, so I decided to go the next step and do the training/next part of the interview. I also found it odd that for a company that is as large as they say, they don't have a very good web presence. Very home grown website and no social media presence I could find at all. It's like the pieces just don't add up right with these guys. They say they're a big company, but the collateral just doesn't look like that's right.

    The training was odd. It is web-based and real time, so you need to be there and watching as it occurs, but they do not let you interact other than to write 'chat ' questions that the trainer answers as questions come in. That kind of makes sense if there are lots of people being trained, except it turns out that there were just a few of us on the training - like 4-5 people I think, and it was odd that they seemed to want to keep us well separated from one another. I could only know how many others were on the call from when the HR person asked each of us to validate something she was presenting. The primary trainer himself was really good, I thought, and kept things moving well and covered good material. But when the 'group' can't interact or feed questions off one another, the presenter really has no idea where we're following him or when we're lost. I tried at one point to ask a clarification on commissions, (via chat message) but was told to deal with it after the session. That was the only question I asked in the full day session, and even then they didn't want to deal with it as a group. As promised ,the presenter called me after the session to help me understand the commission. He seemed angry and put off by having to deal with me after the session - maybe he was just tired. But I asked then why the group couldn't talk to each other, and he gave me just a bizarre answer. He said they had had "problems with that. Someone went to someone's house once, and it wasn't ok." What the heck does that even mean? I am lost, but clearly he doesn't want to talk about it anymore so we just moved on.

    There for me was no one awful thing in the interview. Both the interview and the training/interviewer seemed knowledgeable. As for the job, they are paying me to be the second sort of 'appointment setter' in the process of selling consulting, and I am expected to call in to a more senior person to help me close sales. I don't like that I can't control the sale, but that's my personal preference and not a reflection on the company. But the real issue for me is that the company story just didn't gel to me. I don't get the multiple names, 'under the radar' secrecy approach...complete lack of social media presence...it just doesn't smell right, so I told them via email I would not be returning...so I guess I failed the interview...and that was ok with me. Maybe they're ok for someone else - I really am not sure, but it just felt 'off'...and not in a very good way. I'd rather work with people who are upfront and honest, and I just didn't get that feeling with these guys.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do I want this position? What happened in my last position for me to need a new job?   Answer Question

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at SMS (Chicago, IL) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Are you breathing! You don’t even have to have been in sales according to the other sales people. They asked about my previous ownership but they just pulled on heart strings.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at SMS.

    Interview

    I was interviewed over the phone twice. I should have been leery as it seemed more like they were trying to sell me on the job rather than me selling them.

    Interview Questions

    • None were difficult. There was an unusual call that came several days after I accepted over the phone to confirm that I was starting.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There wasn't any negotiation per se. It was an offer of a 100% commission sales position.


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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at SMS (Minneapolis, MN) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Was interesting this was a great place and the interview that was really interesting. we know that was the best way to learn for the next one. The people were really nice and we handled the best way to make it work. It is best to get to know everyone to the max and figure out what you want to do from there. That is the best way to make it happen.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your greatest strengths?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was fine.

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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at SMS (Buffalo Grove, IL) in August 2012.

    Interview

    No process at all the guy (joe) just talked to be thw whole time and did not ask me 1 question

    Interview Questions

    • they were all personal and did not protain to the job at all   Answer Question

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    DM Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at SMS (Buffalo Grove, IL) in October 2018.

    Interview

    Easy they didn’t ask much mostly told me about the company
    My training class was pretty big too
    You only train for 2 days
    And everybody seems very relaxed
    Some people make more money than others

    Interview Questions


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    Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at SMS (Austin, TX) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with HR representative took about 30 minutes; salary and benefits briefly discussed. Phone interview with technical and project manager supervisors took about an hour. Decision was made within two weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were asked related to my skills and experience   Answer Question

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