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If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you, and why?12 Answers
Well, sadly, someone once said, upon meeting me for the first time, that I reminded him of Roseanne Barr. It made me very sad, because I find her extremely abrasive. However, if she could play a more Pollyanna type character, we do laugh similarly and are basically the same size.
In America, someone white because that's all they care about.
More than likely my part would be played by an actor who no one had really heard much about if at all, but his really really good.
Molly Ringwald because I am very often compared to her.
me-i am myself...
Myself, of course. No one else could possibly be me.
Steve Martin would make me look good so he will do
Except me, there is no one will have that capacity. if some body act, that is only an act. when I am alive.
rowan atkinson, because he is strange, unique and well liked
You, because you are interested in it.
Because he's an anal zitpore like me, it's one of our best qualities.
Get ready for swearing during the interview process...8 Answers
So how did you get the 30% statistic?
Miguel, the turn over rate for the sales people is very high. they said that number...I bet it is even less now.
Ave stay now for employees? Sales People? Not good...high turn over...
there is a high turn-over for employees. The lack of training for new hires, and investment in their people is completely lacking. The salary is a joke.
I am sure the turn-over is less than 30% as well. In the few months I worked there, only 2 people stayed out of 1-3 new hires a week (just for one market).
Love to see the growth in areas...so Miguel. Look at the number of bad responses on this very popular site and see people don't like working there...they feel burned and it's due to the sales management being not truthful and shady that people go out of their way to write how bad it is...too bad cool idea and could be great
If this company is doing so well why is it the responses are so bad...they sill have the same manager...amazing...go to store which have their product (if you can find them) and ask them...they will say they feel riped off and it does not work as it should have...check out a Belly one and it's off the chart better...check out another company...this company is just filled with managers who are not telling the truth.
Went to a store in Petaluma and thy had removed the tablet. They said it was terrible. Using a punch card worked better.
There was only the one question. And that was to sell somthing to her.7 Answers
meeting the expectation of the costumer concern
exceeding the expectation of the customer concern
exceeding the expectation of the customer concern
as soon as possible for me to start my communication skills again my self confidence
simply by giving them quality and good customer service
simply by giving them quality and good customer service
By being consistent in having a good customer services
Do you prefer to work inside or outside of the office...6 Answers
If it is something regarding door to door sales, please let the candidates know in your first round of interview.
Tell your job applicants the truth about door to door sales before hiring or training. It was a waste of your time and our time..no compensation for traveling. Infact they don't even care for the new trainees. All they care is the sign ups..
Be real. Don't give a false hope where you guys cheat by saying executive managers position which is actually a door to door position. You tricked all of us. Just change the title from executive manager to door to door in your advertisement.
She asked me if I was given million dollar what would I do? They make you feel like you can make so much money in no time if you work for them. They give you false hope until you find yourself landed in Bronx Harlem knocking doors. I only get $35 a day and they talk about millions. 1000000/35=28,571 days to make million without a day off.78 years I got to knock doors to be a millionaire... Be real the light-in group. Stop playing with people's feelings.
CHECK SG Ventures Inc on google, it's the same company that scammed people in white plains. Now they changed their name to the light-in group & are running scam from Times Square in Bronx & Brooklyn. I found this after a days research over scam companies in newyork on google.
Please check this website http://entryleveljobscamsblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/sg-ventures-inc-white-plains-ny.html The same company has changed it's name to The Light-in Group Inc. This company used to be called as SG Ventures, Inc in White Plains. There name is in the SCAM list of companies. So please beware..
All of the case study questions5 Answers
If you honestly thought any of these questions were unfair when applying to an analyst job you had NO business being there. All of those questions are simple and straightforward analytic questions and very easy to answering if you have any experience working with numbers and data sets.
1) If there are two small bookstores in the mall and a large company purchases them both, should you close one or keep them both open? Answer: Both answers are correct and it depends on your reasoning. Closing one, will reduce overhead costs. Keeping both open will allow you to maximize market potential...really it all hangs in the explanation. 2) Sell me this stapler (this was stupid, awkward, and in my opinion unfair as I was not attempting to get a job involving sales). Answer: This is not an unfair question. You are applying to an ad agency, what do you think they do. As analyst there you need to be able to understand the advertising goals and objectives. 3) How many lightbulbs are in Chicago? (another stupid question that is truly unfair) Answer: Again, this question is neither unfair or stupid. You sound like you were unprepared. To begin you need to define all of you segments and then within in those segments break out basic calculations using assumptions. So....household segment using number of households in chicago, times square foot, time number of light bulbs for square foot.....infrastructure using miles of road, how many light per mile, train tracks, rivers ect....vehicles using number of cars, train, boats and buses then estimating number of lights for each, business and retail space using an estimate for maybe the number of people who work in chicago or the business sector square foot total and multiply by number of light bulbs...this can go on as you continue to break out segments and account for all of the different types of segments that use light bulbs. 4) A credit card company tests a direct-mail campaign by sending red envelopes to 100 people and blue envelopes to 100 people (random samples). Assuming the red envelopes resulted in 1 person signing up and the blue envelopes resutled in 2 people signing up, how would you advise the client to proceed with the campaign? Answer: First of all I would say that this campaign wasn't statistically significant and therefore the observed difference could be related to random variance. If it were stat sig, you would obviously advise to go for the higher one, but I am pretty sure that this question also stipulates that the red envelopes cost half as much as the blue envelops therefore it doesn't matter which campaign you are using as your ROI is the same.
My post was primarily intended to give future candidates a reasonable idea of what to expect going into an interview for a similar position at Digitas. Clearly my background and skill set qualified me for the position, or I wouldn't have even made it in the building. Reading the job description, one would not expect to receive the types of questions I fielded during the interview. I spent my time preparing for traditional interview questions, researching the company and its work, and learning about the function of the role - all components that I believe paint a better picture of a candidate than the case questions that made up 75% of my interview. I think 9 out of 10 people would agree with me that some of if not all of these questions were ridiculous, especially in an already stressful interview environment. Im so glad you had an easy time answering these at your computer as you troll GlassDoor to hate on people's shared experiences. You must be a master blaster, all hail to the mighty case study question god. You should spend your time adding value to the community instead of detracting from it with your holier-than-thou attitude.
To original poster, I actually worked as an analyst at digitas. And have worked as an analyst at other companies. Case questions are designed to test your ability to think critically and in high pressure situations. They are always expected and it simply sounds like you did not do your homework on the division within the company you were interviewing for. Did you think you would get hired for an analytic role in which you need to be able to manipulate large data sets from multiple sources by simply answering behavioral questions? I don't think so.
I can see why it sounds like no business begin there. But look at this point view, it might be interesting. Question 3 can been seen both as a mock question and as an analytic question. There isnt a real answer to that just how you answer the question. In an interviewer perspective, this is a question to judge the way you think. Question 2 is actually a marketing question rather then selling. This question actually judges you how well you know marketing and advertising. It also judges how well you think. Sounds dumb but imagine the question was sell me a paper clip. Thank you for sharing your insight, but a lot of questions interviewer throw at interviewee is to determine how they think or will act at work.
Just be able to explain example of your sales success. They will bring you on regardless as a contractor before being offered full time employment. They are looking for as many bodies as possible for market penetration whether you are qualified or not.4 Answers
1099 gets paid $150 per sale usually need 8 to become full time
The phrase "usually" is shading. I brought on 8 accounts and was told to sell more to receive salary. That is a lie.
weren't they 9 sales in order to receive the salary? it's just a question
So shady...don't go there...look at the three comments above...the answers always change in order to move up...like carrot in front of a donkey
"Why do you want to work at Red Ventures?" Followed by.... "That's interesting, but really, why do want to work at Red Ventures... what is it about this company?"6 Answers
It appears they are looking for a cult like response to your interest in Red Ventures - preferably focusing on the culture
That was my experience, too.
Agreed, this place is a total joke. I currently have a GREAT job but am trying to relocate and am only on the market for this reason (my company has no branches where I would like to move to). I just got a call from their recruiter about five minutes ago and what a joke that lady was. I do outside b2b sales with a great base salary for a billion dollar corporation. Let me tell you, I can read people FAST. This lady was all about the intimidation and drinking the kool aid. She was so insulted when I didn't know anything about the company. She was so insulted when I didn't know anything about the company, then I said "you called me". Who actually researches and remembers every job they apply to on careerbuilder? She told me to do some research on the company then call her back. I DON'T THINK SO. I told her I wouldn't be interested in interviewing without knowing the pay structure and she gave me the baloney used car sales answer of "just do the research and call us back". I got news for you guys, any REAL job will give you pay structure right up front so if there is not a mutual interest there is no wasted time.
Sounds like you mass apply to job postings...in this economy you are shooting yourself in the foot because your competition takes time to track what companies they applied to...Red Ventures might not have been a fit for you but your lack of knowledge about the company clearly should your lack of interest or desire to get the position...just my two cents.
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I accidentally hit the down vote button on the reply to the third submission. You should always do your homework. Always!!!!!
Here is the brain teaser question: Given integers as 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., N. Every time you remove an alternative element until only one is left. If you reach the end, just do a rounding. Return the remaining element. For example, given 1,2,3,4,5,6, you remove 1, 3, 5 and then 2, 6. So the remaining element is 4. What is the remaining element if N is 2000?8 Answers
You need matched experience. Otherwise don't waste your time.
I'll try to explain why everyone says the answer is 1024. 1) You start from removing all *odd* values, which would leave you just the *even* numbers. (2, 4, 6, etc.) 2) In the next round, you remove all numbers that are *not multiples of 4*. Remaining with (4, 8, 12, etc.) 3) In the next round, you remove all numbers that are *not multiples of 8*. Remaining with (8, 16, 24, etc.) If you repeat this process, you are basically scaling the leading value by 2 and dividing the length of this array by 2. Once the array is size 1, you are returning the leading value. So effectively, you're just going through the values 1, 2, 4, 8, etc. until you reach the biggest value that is smaller than the size of the array.
1024 is the answer
Palindrome date.4 Answers
took me some time
12/31/1390 it can't be after the 1300's because the highest date in a month is 31 (inverted to 13xx for the year). the highest xx is 90 to make the month 09. the only choices are 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 01 11 and 21 for the xx anyway since there are 12 months.
i mean 09/31/1390
shouldn't it be 08/31/1380, instead of 09/31/1390 as there is no 31st in 09 (Sep)
You have 8 coins. One is slightly heavier than the other 7. You have a scale. It costs $100 each time you use the scale. If you identify the heaviest coin you will get $250.4 Answers
The closest I could get was losing $50.
Easy, I can get it done for $200 and still gain $50.
Take 6 coins and weigh 3 on each side (cost: $100). If they are even weigh the remaining two coins (cost: $100). You get $50. If they are NOT even take the 3 coins on the heavy side. Weigh two of the coins (cost: $100) Either way, you have the heavy coin and have $50.
First, I'd ask what the coins are (nickel, penny, etc.). If 7 are pennies and one is a nickel, I don't need to weigh them. I'll take the entire $250 thank you.