Customer service Interview Questions

Customer service Interview Questions

As the first point of contact between a company and the client, a customer service representative must have impeccable communication skills and conflict resolution abilities. Expect your interview to consist of a lot of role-play or "describe a time when..." questions that will test your ability to deal with irate clients, work well under pressure, and always keep a calm and professional composure.

Customer service Interview Questions

Customer service Interview Questions

As the first point of contact between a company and the client, a customer service representative must have impeccable communication skills and conflict resolution abilities. Expect your interview to consist of a lot of role-play or "describe a time when..." questions that will test your ability to deal with irate clients, work well under pressure, and always keep a calm and professional composure.

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Customer Service Representative was asked...February 8, 2015

How would you respond to a customer that is complaining they have a hole in a product they just purchased?

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Respond to the customer by apologizing for their inconvenience and let them know you will do everything in your power to rectify the situation. Never promise money or product as a solution until it is fact. Less

take care of them quickly with a refund & new product.

Respond to the customer by apologizing for their inconvenience and let them know you will do everything in your power to rectify the situation Less

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IRS

How would you deal with screaming customers or stressful environments?

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Let them vent. You have to understand the customer from their point of view. Sometimes you have to put yourself in their place. Make sure you reassure the customer the issue will be resolved. I may take sometime but their is always a resolution for a problem. Must have confidence. Because if the customer doesn’t feel you’re confident then they’ll doubt everything you’re saying. Do literally everything you can and be nice for quality purposes. Less

Real calm hear the customer out. Empathize with and assure you are here to help them Less

Calming voice, listen closely and stay optimistic without being defensive.

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Wells Fargo

Pretend I need to buy a pen, and your company sells pens. Why should I buy your pen?

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While this pen is slightly more expensive, it is of higher quality craftsmanship. It will not blot or leak like other pens tend to do and is most comfortable in your hand. Less

This pen is a little more expensive, but it is a higher quality than the others. It won’t leak, snap, or dry out. It has five star reviews! Less

Because you need one

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Affiliated Computer Services

What do you consider exceptional customer service?

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feedback, listening, patience, allowing a customer to vent before you are able to assist, but without swearing. Less

that was good, but I would ombit the swearing, also your tone of voice, and smile while talking to your customer Less

Give answers that are asked, using good listening skills, help the customer to the best of your ability. Calm the customer by staying calm at all times. Make sure you have answered all concerns the customer hash. Stay calm regardless of how rude the customers get. Ask if there is anything else you can help them with, and hang up if yo u have answered all questions have been answered. You can ask for their contact information too call back in a couple of days to make sure they are still satisfied Less

NCR

Describe a sales situation where price seemed to be the primary driver and how you overcame the focus on cost and made it more about 'value.'

2 Answers

I focused on the benefits of the product and the additional service that is provided to support them. While we are large enough to give the bast deal we are also small enough to give great customer service. Less

Yelp

If I was David's pizza and I wanted to cancel my subscription because it was costing me to much. What would you do ? Goal is to retain the account.

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Understand Davids true needs as a customer. Why is he cancelling? What's changed his mind? Has Yelp provided what he truly needs? Most likely he's canceling because he isn't happy with the service or his business is failing. If it's not failing before giving up on retaining the sell follow up with opened ended questions. An then make a strong recommendation for his true needs. Less

Find out as much as possible on the benefits of keeping the account and let the gentlemen know how it effects him and why he should keep it. Less

Zayo

I was asked how do I deliver a "no" to the customer when they are expecting and demanding a "yes" answer.

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I would affirm the client by acknowledging how strong of a desire it is to have that feature. I would propose a brainstorming session to look at how we could meet that need in another way that is viable with the company product or service. With this sort of investigation sometimes you can find out a deeper why of the client and come up with a creative solution. And, sometimes the client is looking for something that is not possible and you then need to do the best you can to explain to them why. If you can, work with your dev and TechTeam to find out if there are other solutions available from other providers that can work alongside your product. Less

I explained I would review all the avenues to get a yes and if the answer had to be "no" then that would be the clear and concise message I would deliver. No blaming, no excused, I would present a supportive and final company decision. Less

U.S. Bank

Describe a time when you had to sell something.

2 Answers

I sold different parts for repairing vehicles

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Santander

How would I handle an irate customer

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First you listen to what the customer has to say. Second look to apologise to the customer. Thirdly reassure the customer with what you can do, and what you will do. Explain the things you cannot change or things that cannot be changed and why? Lastly summarise everything you've said with a confident, firm and reassure voice. Less

With patience and a calm, friendly voice.

How would you sell our value prop?

1 Answers

This is really a solution sales question. The value of Tessco lies in a set of hard skills that create a need-based solution of single sourcing and availability. Less

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