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Southern Wine & Spirits of America Bewerbung: Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

Vorstellungsgespräche bei Southern Wine & Spirits of America

103 Bewertungen von Vorstellungsgesprächen

Erfahrung

Erfahrung
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Einladung zum Vorstellungsgespräch

Einladung zum Vorstellungsgespräch
55%
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Schwierigkeit

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  1.  

    Trade Development Director-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
    Kein Angebot
    Negative Erfahrung
    Leichtes Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 1 Woche. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Dezember 2014 bei Southern Wine & Spirits of America.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I was called right away after I applied by the Hiring Manager (a VP) to set up an interview for the following week. When the interview kicked off, the position was described as a manager position that would be replacing an administrative role that didn't work out. I inquired as to the title since the posting was for a Director role and I wasn't prepared to take a step back. He breezed over it and said it could be worked out. I had already read the mostly negative interviews from employees on glass door so I was walking into this hopeful that they had worked out the kinks and were a good employer. I intended to uncover that tactfully during the interview process. Most of the interview, the hiring manager talked about their company and his career. He didn't really have many questions for me at all. Overall, he was very professional and I learned a lot about the company. Near the end of the interview, he asked if I would share my salary to see if I was in the right range. I did and he said that I was one of three candidates in the running and that he would contact me by the following Monday or Tuesday to let me know whether he wanted me to go to Raleigh to meet with his boss or if I wasn't going to be selected. I was surprised that there wasn't a test or any other process before being sent to meet with the top guy.

    I never received a phone call. I followed up with a note once again thanking him for his time and expressing interest in hearing back from him. Nothing. It would have been nice since I had taken time out of my schedule and off of work to at least take 2 minutes to call me back or send me an email, especially sine this was a high-level position. I think some companies have become too impersonal and don't keep in mind that job candidates are forming an opinion about their company by their actions and behavior. My opinion is not good and their ratings on this site are probably accurate.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • He only asked me what questions I had about the company and the role. No questions about my experience.   Frage beantworten

  2. Hilfreich (11)  

    Sales Representative-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
    Angebot abgelehnt
    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im November 2014 bei Southern Wine & Spirits of America.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    The hiring process started with an online application. I heard back within 3 days of submitting.

    After hearing back I did a brief phone interview with the hiring manager, he liked what I had to say and it proceeded to an onsite interview a week later.

    During the interview he asked me about liquor knowledge mixed with basic interviewing questions (tell me a time when..What is your greatest strength...How did you handle a difficult customer)

    He then let me know there would be a second round of interview with a district manager and himself.

    I was called a little over 4 days later with an appreciation for my general attitude and to my surprise, an offer for the job.

    Now, this is sales, so I fully expected to negotiate my offer. I will detail that offer below, as I hope it will benefit some of you when "negotiating"

    Base salary- 30k (this was about 10-15 k less than i was expecting as a qualified candidate)
    Commission Structure- Up to 800 a month (9,600 a year) in incentives paid by the company
    Car allowance- 550/month (they expect you to use your own vehicle, this is a total compensation for mileage, gas and wear and tear)
    Medical/dental/401k- Not sure of the details, the offer letter didn't specify

    To be fair, he let me know liquor suppliers, distillers ect. provided significant monthly bonuses that could offer extra compensation of up to 1500 based on his personal earnings as a salesman.

    Upon seeing this, I was disappointed in the overall offer. I tried to negotiate, and sent an email back to HR with the corrections (salary increase) I hoped to see through. This was followed up with a phone call within 24 hours from the same hiring manager, explain that my salary expectation (40k) was nearing a managers salary and it was entirely unrealistic for the position applied.

    They were NOT willing to negotiate anything, at all. Even though I was told to be the hiring managers top selection. This part of the process left a bitter taste in my mouth, although I understood his position. To elaborate, sales is defined by negotiation, I figured doing so would show that skill-set, and illustrate good faith on their end. I will mention that even if my salary requirements were met, I would be taking a fairly significant pay cut.

    Although the offer letter had a 5 day window, he wanted an answer on the phone. I see that as fairly unprofessional, but understand he wanted to position hired as soon as possible.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Do you have liquor knowledge? Please rate it on a scale of 1-10. Based on your rating, what is the difference between burbon and whiskey? Which is the driest wine out of these four types? What is the major differences in these three types of tequila.   1 Antwort

    Gründe für die Ablehnung

    The salary was well below the market average and even well below what glass door has to say about salaried sales position in the company as an average. I expected around 45k, and was offered close to 30.

  3. Hilfreich (9)  

    Chain Sales Merchandiser-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Union City, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Kein Angebot
    Positive Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf Empfehlung eines Mitarbeiters beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im November 2014 bei Southern Wine & Spirits of America (Union City, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Filled out Application and submitted resume online, and was called back for an interview within the week. Interview was panel style within 3 regional sales managers. Very comfortable setting and described that there were only 6 questions to ask and then got started. lasted about 1 hour. I was told that they will get back to me with information over the next week and a half.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Tell about a time where you were able to be very creative, How do you deal with a unhappy costumer, Tell of a time where something went wrong and what you would have done differently, How do you plan for having a lot of tasks that need to be taken care of, Explain of a time where you were in a team leader position where a positive outcome was the end result and your role within the experience, They also asked what kind of wine and cocktails I enjoyed and brand names of them.   Frage beantworten

  4.  

    Sales Representative-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
    Kein Angebot

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    At a career fair at my university they first talked to everyone who was waiting in line. We then were each selected upon their choice as to whether or not we would receive an interview in the later time slot. After the interview few were invited to the Company's meet and greet.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


  5.  

    Inside Sales Manager-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
    Kein Angebot
    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 1 Woche. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Oktober 2014 bei Southern Wine & Spirits of America.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Contacted initially regarding the available position. Was contacted right on time which was awesome. Was scheduled to conduct a more in dept interview which was very thorough. This company obviously takes their time to hire the right talent.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Asked a lot of second and third level questions pertaining to experience. Not many employers go that deep. It was a challenge but very refreshing.   Frage beantworten

  6.  

    Merchandiser-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Phoenix, AZ (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Angebot angenommen
    Positive Erfahrung
    Leichtes Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf Empfehlung eines Mitarbeiters beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 4 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Oktober 2014 bei Southern Wine & Spirits of America (Phoenix, AZ (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Normal deal. Meet in conference room. 2 people. Started out chatting about backgrounds, then to "why did you apply here", then down a list of required questions to which they had to note your answers for your file I suppose. Then we chatted about time frames to hire and to get promoted to sales position (was told promotion after 3 months if I did well and position was open, they had no idea of hire date even though they needed me ASAP).
    They were helpful and fun, not stress giving. Decent all around. Oh, except Google maps had the location wrong which made me late.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


  7. Hilfreich (2)  

    Angebot angenommen
    Positive Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf Empfehlung eines Mitarbeiters beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im September 2014 bei Southern Wine & Spirits of America.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Applied via a buddy of mine. Since I knew somebody on the inside, it wasn't that long of a waiting game until hearing back. Met with the merchandiser supervisor. HR called the following week to set up the interview with one of the higher ups. Was working not long after that.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • What motivates you, why do you want to work here, what are your goals, typical stuff   Frage beantworten
  8. Hilfreich (1)  

    On/Off Premise Sales Representative-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Columbus, OH (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Kein Angebot
    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 2 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im September 2014 bei Southern Wine & Spirits of America (Columbus, OH (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I got an initial phone interview and the company asked me to drive to them over two weeks later for the actual interview. I drove about 2 hours to the office and arrived ten minutes early just to be sure I was on time. I waited 45 minutes in their office and was finally called in for the interview. When I entered the room there were three interviewers and they all have me their business cards. They spent the next 5 minutes reading over my resume. They finally began the interview by explaining to me more information about the job. Everything they told me was positive and the information was good. Then they asked me a few questions about myself and my experiences. When they asked if I had any questions for them I told them that they had answered all of my questions and thought for a minute to come up with another. They seemed incredibly turned off by this. The interview concluded and they seemed impressed with my answers and told me that I would hear from them after a few more interviews and a background check. I sent a follow up email the next day and I never heard back from the company at all.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • What are some of your best attributes when it comes to sales?   1 Antwort
    • What were your involvements in college?   Frage beantworten

  9.  

    Angebot angenommen
    Positive Erfahrung
    Leichtes Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im September 2014 bei Southern Wine & Spirits of America.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    The initial interview started out as a phone interview. It was somewhat of an unusual interview with a lot of unusual questions. Questions were in the realm of alcohol of course, however, other questions revolved around using past experiences in reference to previous jobs. I went on to a face to face interview. There was some role-play situations and a situation to test my mathematical skills. Overall the interview was easy-going and interactive. According to the hiring manager, it is quite difficult to continue on past the phone interview.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • How would you fix your car (broken) without using or calling a mechanic.   Frage beantworten

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    Chain Sales Merchandiser-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
    Kein Angebot
    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Leichtes Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf Empfehlung eines Mitarbeiters beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte eine Woche. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im September 2014 bei Southern Wine & Spirits of America.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Employee referred me to a DM. Met for a very casual interview and was offered the job then and there. But the territory of the position ended up being "frozen" and the position became unavailable. The employee that interviewed me put in a good word and I have scheduled an interview in a new territory.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Tell me about a time you experienced conflict at work, how did you resolve it?   Frage beantworten

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SWSAZ

StarStarStarStarStar   Ehem. Off-premise Chain Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)

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