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SYKES Interview Questions

Updated 3 Dec, 2014
Updated 3 Dec, 2014
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at SYKES in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    This was for a position working from home. The interviewer went through a presentation about the job requirements and information about the position. You then have to answer 5 questions.

    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Call Center Representative Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at SYKES in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very straight forward, computer testing was new to me. I did better than I thought I did. The interviewers from Human Resources were quite good and helpful. I would recommend that they give more information about the job itself.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you resolved a difficult situation   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Digby, NS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Digby, NS
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at SYKES in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    very easy to apply and interview was great

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at SYKES in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    I had to do a couple aptitude tests and then a face to face interview

    Interview Questions
    • After being given a sheet about a product, and 2 minutes to read it, I had to make a sales pitch for it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered the position with no options to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eugene, OR (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eugene, OR (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at SYKES in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I initially applied online for Sykes at about 11 am. By 5pm I was called to set up an interview.

    Interview 1:
    The first interview is what is called an Optimized interview. In this interview you are directed to sign into a website. This website is a chat room with an adobe slideshow. Upon entering the chat room, you are directed to call a number. You enter the conference number and press #. Then you enter the rooms password, and press # again. Once you enter the call, you are directed to mute your phone.

    When your interview time rolls around, there are several other people in the conference call and chat room.

    The interviewer will then go over the basics of compensation, time requirements, and what is expected. During this process, you get several pop ups asking whether you do or do not accept what is offered. You are then directed to hang up.

    After that, the interviewer will then place you in a breakaway room. While you are in this room, you are on your own. On your screen will be a few different questions. You are given about 20 minutes to type out answers to the questions. When you are finished, and the 20 minutes are up, you will then be put back into the main chat room, and directed to call the same number, with a different conference number and password.

    After everyone has reconnected, the interviewer will go down the list of names and have you each read off your answer to one of the questions. When the interviewer has heard from everyone left in the chat room they will then go into another breakaway room. On your screen where you had typed your answers will be information on scheduling another interview if you made it that far.

    If you did this interview on site, you will quickly be pulled to the front desk and scheduled for an interview the same day if possible. You don't even get the chance to read whats on your screen and let it sink in. If you are off site, they offer an interview a few days later.

    Interview 2:
    This is where the face to face interview comes into play. Myself, I was interviewed by 2 of the managers. One sat off to the side while the other asked questions.

    Some of the questions that I remember are:
    Why do you want to work for Sykes?
    Is there anything else that was not on your resume that you would like to tell us about? (Job wise, extra qualifications)
    Do you have a cell phone? Try to sell it to me.
    What is necessary to be a good Salesperson?
    Give me an example of a time where you excelled in a purely performance based environment.

    There were about 15 other questions to their interview. They went through this part of the interview rather quickly, cutting me off mid sentence in some parts.

    If you get the 'We'll call you back in 2-3 days' it is quite likely you will get a call or an email saying something similar to this:

    "I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time recently to speak with us regarding our need for a Customer Service Representative with Upsell Support. We enjoyed speaking with you and appreciated your patience throughout our search process.

    While we were very impressed with your qualifications, we are focusing now on candidates who have the skills we believe more closely match what we are looking for in the position.

    SYKES will be glad to keep your resume on file should we become aware of any other appropriate positions in the near future we will contact you. I would also encourage you to visit our website as new positions become available.

    Thank you again for your interest and good luck in all your future endeavors!

    Best Regards,"

    If you did get the position, congratulations! I'm sure the second manager will take your ID, get your information filled out, and have you sign your paperwork. They hire you straight out of your 2nd interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of a time where you excelled in a purely performance based environment.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at SYKES.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is fairly simple. You apply, they contact you in a mass interview and weed out the weak ones, then you do some assessments, then it is a face to face followed by offer or the door.

    Interview Questions
    • By far, because the turnover is high here, it would have to be "Why do you want to work for Sykes?"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Financial Services Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at SYKES.

    Interview Details

    Application process is broken and cannot even get to apply to s job as there are coding issues with the process where the ATS screen mandates a county be associated with a phone number. It states loading in drop down and nothing loads and when you type a county nothing appears and because it has an asterisk it is required so nobody can even spy to get an interview. This is why we should not offshore jobs. Also nobody at company is available until 8am MT - what about life in the east coast?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at SYKES in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Application worked beautifully, I experienced none of the issues I had read about online, either here or in other forums. I took about 1 1/2 hours to complete the application and got an interview scheduled for 2 days later. The interview I participated in was through a meeting style chat room. Looking forward to becoming a proud employee of the Sykes Company.

    Interview Questions
    • What made a job easier and more difficult in the past?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    really easy to get an offer. they seemed to be really desperate at the time to hire people. I have heard alot of bad things however. if you are looking to get a quick job this is prolly the place to go.

    Interview Questions
    • the questions were very basic. nothing unexpected or difficult.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at SYKES.

    Interview Details

    I really enjoyed the interview process. It was virtual and really cut and dry. Basically it is all done online, you and other potential employees are in a adobe flash room where the interviewer conducts a group interview. You all get a number to call and they ask questions and also see how you navigate around a computer. At the end, if they give you another number to call, you're hired. Then the second interview is face-to-face, where they just ask personality trait questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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