SHI International Interview Questions

Updated 19 Sep, 2014
Updated 19 Sep, 2014
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at SHI International in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Process is inconsistent. Generally speaking, candidates will meet with the Sales Manager, and then the Director of Sales. Sometimes there is a peer interview. For the most part, SHI is looking for hunters who understand the IT market (Microsoft/nonMicrosoft software/datacenter solutions/commodity hardware). Experience in the field is a nice to have, but certainly not mandatory. Young, enthusiastic, hungry, coin-operated candidates will certainly have an advantage.

    Interview Questions
    • Familiarity with the VAR community, understanding of competitive landscape.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Unwavering - there is little room to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at SHI International in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was very straight forward. I ultimately was very unimpressed with the offer in terms of compensation and was turned off by the junior level HR person who made 5-6 mistakes with the offer letter.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Compensation poor, awful HR communication skills

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    N/A Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I interviewed for my company 5 years ago and the information and details have been adjusted since then but overall it was a pleasant experience. I talked with a recruiter and then took a written questionnaire. I was called back a week or two later and was offered the position.

    Accepted Offer
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    Inside Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    easy

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Inside Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    This interview process took 2 weeks I got a phone interview and ten met at the company headquarters. Very basic interview questions about my goals and my weaknesses. I wish they did a better job axing questions though because I feel as if those types of questions are not helpful in determining the validity of a good costumer or not. I had a good interview experience. The people were very friendly and knowledgeable about the company.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Account Executive Public Sector Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at SHI International in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I reached out to the corporate recruiter through email and he set up the initial call. After I got passed that interview I had a phone conversation with the hiring director, then another director. After I had to present a business plan to both the directors I interviewed with.

    Interview Questions
    • Preparing for the presentation. You have to do your homework and know what your going to do daily, monthly and quarterly.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    A little bit but I was given more than I was expecting in the first place.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Inside Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at SHI International in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Quick turnaround. I applied online, was called in for an interview, and offered the job within a week. The length of hiring process will depend on when their next training class begins for this position and if you already have a job. They're hiring a lot of people right now (20/month) and have an awesome training program set up that begins around the first or second week of each month. Ex) Applied in mid November, received offer, put in 2 weeks notice at current job (around Thanksgiving, so it was like 2.5 weeks), training class began December 9th.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I tried to negotiate, but there are no negotiations. All Inside Account Executives make 30k + commission. The commission plan is one of the best around and after 4-6 months of cold calling, persistence, and a lot of determination, you'll be well on your way to making 50-60k
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Inside Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Somerset, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Somerset, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at SHI International.

    Interview Details

    Met with HR, asked a few questions and then given a test that covered basic skills

    Interview Questions
    • One thing you are skill you are looking to improve on in this job   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at SHI International.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is managed through the company HQ in New Jersey, but the interviews are handled by the local sales manager, and regional directors. In my experience, the interview process was pretty straight forward, there is a lot of value placed on previous sales experience, and on cultivating long standing executive level relationships.

    Interview Questions
    • The most challenging aspect of the interview was the wide range of products that SHI sells. Depending on pervious experience the line of questioning can go just about anywhere. You're better off admitting that you don't have experience around a certain technology, but you're eager to learn, rather than trying to fake it, or study up for the interview process.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    For account executives, there in not much room for negotiating on the base salary. There is a very aggressive commission structure, and you have an opportunity to make as much money as you want, but it will be heavily weighted to commissions rather than base salary.
    Accepted Offer
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    Inside Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at SHI International in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Received a phone call an hour after I applied online asking for a interview. Phone interview was basic. Went in next day for a official interview.

    Reasons for Declining

    Had other job offers

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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