SHI International Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
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    Account Executive Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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
  2.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed 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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    Inside Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at SHI International in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a SHI recruiter through Linkedin. I interviewed with her for about 5 minutes and she asked very basic questions. Then she sent in 2 sales managers whom asked me typical interview questions. This was about 30-45 minutes. After they left, the sales director came to interview me as well. He grilled me about my sales experience. Overall the total time for interviews concluded to about 3 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you different than any other collage graduate that thinks they deserve this job?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no room for negotiation. They hire 20-30 collage grads a month. They will easily move you aside and hire the next kid in line who will gladly accept the $30,000 base pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inside Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    easy

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Logistician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at SHI International in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was very standard. Not a lot of work. You show up and explain that you are ready to work and willing to put in the work. They currently are undergoing management changes so things are a little different now. Just prove you want to work hard and have what it takes.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Inside Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at SHI International in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    There was a 10 minute phone screening, and then a follow up in person interview that lasted between 1 and 2 hours. They were very nice and easy to talk to. Fairly basic questions about your past experience and why you want to work at SHI.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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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
  9.  

    Inside Account Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at SHI International in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    If they like you, the interview can last up to 4 hours. If they do not, youre out sooner than later.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a 10 question quiz at the end. Its not difficult but I was not expecting it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Account Executive Public Sector Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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
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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 interviewed online. The process took 4 days - interviewed 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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