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Sysco Marketing Representative Interview Questions

Updated Jan 24, 2017
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    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sysco (Raleigh, NC) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Had a brief 30 minute phone interview with a recruiter from corporate HR. She asked questions including "what are your greatest strengths and weaknesses," "describe your ideal job," and "tell me about your greatest achievement." About a week later I had a series of three hour long interviews with three different sales managers. There were thirteen candidates being interviewed by ten different managers. Each manager I interviewed with was asking questions directly from a corporate interview guide. They asked the questions and took notes. There was little variation from script aside from the exchange of war stories. Questions included "tell me one thing you did that was over and above," "name a time when you had to persuade someone to do something," and "describe a time when you made a mistake in a sales call and what did you do to overcome your mistake."

    Interview Questions

    • name a time when you had to persuade someone to do something   Answer Question

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    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisburg, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sysco (Harrisburg, PA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Very thorough, 3 interview process. Phone interview from corporate in Texas, 3 person interview in Harrisburg pa, coffee locally with regional and district managers. Questions were mostly behavioral and to the point. Awesome people, very welcoming and a pleasure to meet. After the final stage I was told that I would be hearing from them within two weeks. Still waiting to hear back. Fingers crossed, I truly felt that the interview went very well. Hope this helps.

    Interview Questions

    • Why sysco? What do you envision a usual day as a MA to look like?   1 Answer

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    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisburg, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sysco (Harrisburg, PA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Very thorough, 3 interview process. Phone interview from corporate in Texas, 3 person interview in Harrisburg pa, coffee locally with regional and district managers. Questions were mostly behavioral and to the point. Awesome people, very welcoming and a pleasure to meet. After the final stage I was told that I would be hearing from them within two weeks. Still waiting to hear back. Fingers crossed, I truly felt that the interview went very well. Hope this helps.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you had to persuade someone to do something.   1 Answer

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    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Harrisonburg, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sysco (Harrisonburg, VA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    One phone interview followed by three 1 one hour plus interviews working your way up the chain of command. Followed by drug test and background check. The whole process took about one month to complete from submitting application to going through the hiring process. It seemed to be a well oiled machine though the HR process.

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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sysco (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    A lot of questions. They try and catch you messing up the same story. Multiple people will ask you the same question and they take notes. Brilliant if you ask me.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Sysco (Canton, MI) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews from corporate office, one panel interview (four interviewers) and a one-on-one over coffee with the district manager.
    Fantastic experience, at each phase the company let me know when I would hear about next steps and followed up appropriately.
    The panel interview had some difficult questions but just being yourself and being honest gives the panelists a good idea of if you'll be a good fit. A few mixed messages- "Sales reps need to work at least 60 hours a week just to survive" from one interviewer, "45 hours a week is the average" from another. But it is a commission based, sales job so the salary and hours depend on how much work you're willing to put in.

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    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Sysco (Fremont, CA).

    Interview

    asked a list of pre-scripted questions. most of them were basic to see if the answer was what they were looking for, most of them were easy and not pointing

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    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Sysco (Jacksonville, FL).

    Interview

    Started with a brief phone interview where the person informed me of the overall aspects of the position and if I would be ok making only $xxxxxx as a base salary. Basically, she was saying that if you get hired, you may not immediately be earning commission. Also, no mileage reimbursement. Sounded iffy but I was eager about the weekday hours.

    Next, I was invited to an in-person interview that was supposed to last 1 hour with one person. Instead, it turned into a 3-stage process that lasted 4 hours.

    Slightly uncomfortable as other candidates were sitting in the same room with me in between interviews. The guys I interviewed with were ok. One sleazeball from New York who was rather full of himself.

    I ended up not getting the job.

    The annoying part was that the first guy said I would hear yes or no within 3 days and it took me following up a month later to get an answer.

    Sysco is unprofessional and I am ultimately happy I was not offered the job. Apparently, they hire multiple sales associates but make it seem they are only looking for one. One person who they hired has been with them a whole year who still has yet to be given a territory to start making commission.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions all revolved around "Are you willing to make a terrible salary?"   1 Answer

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sysco in May 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview went for almost an hour and the woman said I did an excellent job, but no follow up. I was expecting a follow up with 29 years of food service, a recent college degree and the ability to transfer.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when someone said no and you had to sway them in another direction.   Answer Question

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    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Sysco (Tallahassee, FL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    It was a double interview. I talked with a DSM first and then got sent on to the VP. It was a great interview and I enjoyed how they talked so highly of their company

    Interview Questions


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