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UniFirst Outside Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Apr 16, 2017
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Outside Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through other source. I interviewed at UniFirst (Phoenix, AZ).

Interview

First there is a phone screening interview , then there is a face to face interview with the sales manager, then a face to face interview with the regional manager, and lastly the offer

Interview Questions

  • What would you say is the biggest misconception people have about you?   1 Answer

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at UniFirst (Spokane, WA).

    Interview

    It is a detailed process but after being hired it makes sense why they make you go through so many steps to get hired
    It's is 10-15 min phone interview then an in person interview then a field exercise where you have to go to 12+ local bsn and ask about their uniform services. It is NOT about trying to get you to work for free, it's about a realistic job preview and if you would like doing it.
    Then at your 3rd interview you present your information. The reason the company makes you go through so much is because they invest 13 weeks of training and how crapy would it be to realize you don't like the job AFTER the company has invested thousands into your training.
    My hiring manager Kim Smith was awesome. I am super excited to be working for her. Very professional and knowledgeable about being the best at this job. Also the location manager Rick has been great too! Hopefully I get to work with them both for many years to come!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you made a mistake and took ownership for it   Answer Question
    • What's the worst feedback you've ever received.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It is set salary no negotiation


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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at UniFirst (Fort Worth, TX) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Initial phone screen went well, same with 1st interview.
    They sent me on a "trial" run, where you go to businesses and introduce yourself as an "interviewee with a uniform company" you find, &. ask the DM questions regarding their uniform needs etc. They provided me with the worksheet and requested that I go to a minimum of 8 businesses, and to be diverse with the businesses I approached (not all restaurants, and car dealerships). Also, I had to put together a PowerPoint presentation on what "my opinion" of what the job entails.
    For the 2nd interview I presented my PowerPoint, and discussed my outcome of the 10 businesses that I went to, there were 4 mgrs there at the time.
    Since I have never had "outside sales" experience they asked me if I would be willing to go on a "ride along" with another rep so I can observe their tactics and truly understand the position. Of course I said yes and they said that they would call me that day to let me know when my ride along would be. Perfect, right?....WRONG.
    I NEVER got a call. I waited 24 hrs and through the weekend. On Monday I emailed 2 of the managers asking about the ride along-no response. So I called 1 of the managers and she called me back and said that she thought the other manager had told me that they were considering me for a "bench" meaning that if someone quits or if another interviewee failed that then they would consider me for the position....but wanted to know if I'd still consider a ride along. I was SHOCKED to say the least. I told her that I would still do the ride along, and she said "great, let me look at that sales reps schedule and I will call you back with a day"...that was 2 weeks ago.
    Communication is obviously not their strong point.
    My suggestion to UniFirst is let your interviewees know from the beginning what your plan is for them, if it is a "bench" you want, let them know! I would've been fine with that, the fact that you didn't communicate that, is highly unprofessional. My time is JUST as valuable as your time.

    Interview Questions


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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter for an outside sales position. He was very professional, upbeat and on top of his game. He set up a phone interview with the area sales manager. She started the interview by informing me if I had a DUI conviction over the last five years, I would not be hired. Also, I would be drug tested and my background would be checked. I pretty much lost interest at this point. I did however, do some research. Very young, 10 months experience as a manager. This might be a position for college grads looking for their first sales job but not seasoned pros.

    Interview Questions

    • The sales manger didn't ask me any probing questions. She seemed to do all the talking.   Answer Question

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Odd: This had to be the most unprofessional interview. I was set up with a phone call with the hiring manager. He only seemed interested in 2 things: had I interviewed with the competition and how many "trophies" did I have from my previous jobs. He also put down previous sales reps with his company. Once the interview was over I did my research and it all make sense. This manager has only been manager for a month and only had 1.5 year experience in sales total in his career. I understand we all start somewhere, but having over 10 years successful sales experience I could never imagine working under this fellow. Perhaps more training is needed before he is in charge of new hires. I decided not to proceed with the interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • How many "trophies" did you receive at your last job?   1 Answer

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at UniFirst (New Orleans, LA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I contacted the Branch Manager through LinkedIn, he then reached out to the Sales Manager about my interest in Unifirst, I then had a phone interview with the Sales Manager, the Sales Manager met me for a Face to Face interview, I finally had an interview and presentation with both managers.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to be an outside sales rep?   1 Answer

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mobile, AL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at UniFirst (Mobile, AL) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Interviewed three times, included a field test (going to 8 or more companies and telling them you are interviewing with a uniform company and are not trying to sell anything but you need their time for a survey) and doing a powerpoint presentation.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you like and/or dislike about the field test   1 Answer

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at UniFirst (Rochester, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process started with an email to set up a phone screening. The initial phone call took about 30 minutes and we finished by setting up a face to face. The face to face was very much like a conversation and the focus was to make sure I was comfortable with expectations of the position.

    Interview Questions


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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at UniFirst (Montgomery, AL).

    Interview

    On line application. Phone interview. In person interview with Sales Mgr then Branch Mgr then Regional Sales Mgr. Field Study. Road to President's Club PowerPoint.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some of your awards, achievements, and accomplishments?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Very good package and benefits. No negotiation needed.


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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at UniFirst (Titusville, FL) in November 2016.

    Interview

    It was a very long and intense interview process. It spanned over a four week time frame. It was a multi interview process. If I had to, I would do it all over again. Fantastic job/career and company!

    Interview Questions


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