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Service Corporation International Family Service Counselor Interview Questions

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Family Service Counselor Interview

Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Service Corporation International (Portland, OR) in July 2016.

Interview

Sat down with the manager and they told me about the position and went over what it entails. Also was told about other positions as well. Was very helpful with all my questions and needs.

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    Family Service Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Service Corporation International (Birmingham, AL) in February 2016.

    Interview

    lengthy; first a phone interview with the recruiter, then a one on one interview with the recruiter, then met with 2 sales managers at 2 different locations for an interview

    Interview Questions

    • sales background, life insurance license, prospecting, action plan   Answer Question

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    Family Service Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Service Corporation International (Portland, OR).

    Interview

    Warm and fuzzy. The income was overstated. This is a high turnover position. One needs to ask to see the sales number for that last year at that location.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Need to ask to see the sales numbers to see is sales potential at that location is realistic.


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    Family Service Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Columbia, SC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Service Corporation International (West Columbia, SC) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Interview? I was basically offered the job if I wanted it without any questions. I mentioned I had some sales experience and that was all it took. It seemed like they only wanted a warm body to fill the position.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    There is no real means of lead generation. It's DIY.


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    Family Service Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Service Corporation International (Houston, TX) in November 2014.

    Interview

    It was a very long process. It took three weeks. Lots of back and forth with the middle man. The middle man could of been avoided. It took way too long to get on board.

    Interview Questions

    • Have I buried anyone before   1 Answer

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    Family Service Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Service Corporation International (Tuscaloosa, AL).

    Interview

    If you look presentable and speak well, they will hire you. You just have to show you can be comfortable with strangers and carry on a conversation. This is a sales job.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There are no negotiations. You are paid a $7.25 per hour draw against your commissions.


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    Family Service Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Service Corporation International in February 2014.

    Interview

    Very detailed process. It takes a long time....be sure to ask specifically about compensation. This is very misleading and by the time you are hired and pass your insurance exam, it is too late to do much about it.

    Interview Questions

    • How many hours do you anticipate working each week?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    there is no negotiation. It is what it is.


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    Family Service Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greeley, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Service Corporation International (Greeley, CO) in January 2014.

    Interview

    It was obvious that this location was desperate for anybody with a pulse. I spoke with location manager for about 15 minutes. It was the easiest interview I've ever had. I had the feeling that if I did not work out, then I would be in a long list of names.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you think you can sell in this industry?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation.


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    Family Service Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Service Corporation International (Atlanta, GA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Met with the sales manager and several other family service counselors to ask questions and get a tour of the funeral home. I also was able to meet with the general manager of the funeral home to ask questions. Both my manager and general manager were very nice and I enjoyed working with them.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to sell funeral packages and burial spaces?   1 Answer

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    Family Service Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ambler, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Service Corporation International (Ambler, PA).

    Interview

    I had two interviews with the sales manager and the regional sales manager. Both were professional and offered their own stories of how they climbed up the ranks. The truth is that if you are even remotely talented as a sales person, you will get the job. The hard part of the job is getting better as a sales professional and most importantly, setting appointments. You are dealing with death on a daily basis and are responsible for dealing with their families in the most professional of ways. So the job is more then sales, and this will get you hired and employed for at least a month. If after a month you don't show signs that you haven't learned how to sell death to those who believe they are immortal, then you are in trouble. Selling pre need cemetery property is unique because there is no reason they shouldn't plan ahead if they care at all about there family. Still, the job is extremely difficult and unless you adapt to the hard sell.. Ex: "Do you love your wife? Then get your checkbook!" And unless you are willing to call every person who ever had their number printed in a phonebook, you will not make the money they tell you. HOWEVER... If you can survive the first year, you have made it further then 95%of everyone else and you have a legit shot at becoming a sales manager as long as you have hit quota 50% of the time.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you tell a wife who doesn't have the money to bury her husband, even though the funeral is minutes away from occurring?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Confusing.


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