UniFirst Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated 21 Oct, 2014
Updated 21 Oct, 2014
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Sales Representative 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 UniFirst.

Interview Details

First interview with the sales manager, then do a field exercise where you go around and talk to businesses about their uniform programs, and then report your findings to the company at a seconds and final interview with the branch manager. After reference check, came the job offer. no flexibility on salary negotiations.

Interview Questions
  • if you are good at sales, there are no difficult questions at this interview. All sales related.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
No negotiation, standard corporate salary and benefits package.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at UniFirst in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was brought in for 3 interviews, including a field exercise. I left early from my current job to show up early and make a good impression. It has been over a week now and i have not hear anything from them, not even an answer to my follow-up emails. These people are hypocrites and do not practice what they preach. Don't waste your time with this 5 step interview process. They clearly have no problem just dumping you in the middle of it.

    Interview Questions
    • Being asked to come to 4 seperate interviews, this is uniform sales, not the secret service   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview Details

    I received a call from the sales manager. He asked the "so tell me a little bit about yourself". I was then given the choice for an official "Skype" or face to face interview. I chose a the face to face interview

    Interview Questions
    • There were not any unexpected or difficult questions. However, I felt like the person interviewing me was talking me out of the position. The interview lasted for more than one hour. I have not heard back from them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marysville, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marysville, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview Details

    I had similar experinces to what the people before me have written. They want to know your life story, especially anything that shows your competitive edge, starting with highschool. Hopefully you are not currently employed because they will want to interview you 5 times. They will likely also give you a field exercise or ride along. If you really want the job be persistant they like that. Word of caution though, they will monitor your every move (with consistant phone calls and gps tracking) and expect you to be in the field cold calling from 8am to 5pm. The cold calling schedule isn't bad unless you are good at sales and need to do order write ups, and presentations or proposals. If you need to do things like that it has to come out of your own time. As does anything else you need to do to create an order. Planning for you weekly check in meetings happens on your own time too which includes scheduling your cold call route and writting plans on how you are going to penitrate your large accounts. All in all the employees that work for the branch I was at were either constently in trouble or worked 60+ hours a week. I urge you to talk to any current employee to see what the work conditions are because it becomes hard to apply for other jobs and interview when you work so many hours.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me what you were like in highschool. I would recommend asking them what they are looking for during the interview and package your anwsers accordingly since that is what their training will tell you to do.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non negotiable and complicated as far as comission goes.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Myers, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Myers, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at UniFirst in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    was contacted after i applied to Unifirst by the sales manager. quick response with an interview shortly thereafter. Sales manager was up front with all details of the career opportunity. Had me do a unique pre-offer presentation to show my level of comittment. Found sales manager to be honest, up front, high expectations, and seemed genuinely interested in my success.

    Interview Questions
    • asking me to detail my accomplishments via awards, letters and or accolades. Which I did.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    negotiation was negligable since comp structure is what it is...found it to be very fair
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submitted application to Sales manager's email. Called back a week later to set up a time for a phone interview. 15-20 mins conversation phone interview asked questions such as what's your ideal type of position, what do you know about UniFirst, Why do you want to work here, do you know what this position entails and what interest you about sales?

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to deal with an angry or upset customer?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Florida, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Florida, NY (US)
    Interview Details

    Extensive four step interview process. Phone interview, then with sales manager, then with GM, then Power Point presentation. Study the company, behavioral based questions, and other interview questions and why you would be a candidate for outside sales. The total process took over a month from the phone interview to getting hired. The reason being is that the sales manager works extremely long hours helping his current sales reps which is a good because if you are hired as a sales rep, he will be your boss. So yes the interview process takes awhile but the company is rewarding.

    Interview Questions
    • What threw me for a loop was the fact that I had to give a presentation with the sales manager and regional sales manager as part of the interview process. When they first explained it I thought they were joking. But they were not, LOL. Consists of seeking 8-12 businesses who RENT uniforms and documenting their uniform situation and presenting. However, it is a great way to see if you actually want to do the job and if you are a fit for the company. I enjoyed the process and they are definitely the best uniform company when it comes to service in the industry.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview Details

    If you are interested in the job..... ask for it.
    UniFirst is looking for people who want to grow from within not a short stay.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview Details

    Very extensive interview process. Know the company before walking in the door. Be able to talk about successes and failures in your jobs, and what you are looking for in a career. Have a plan on how you will prospect new business.

    Interview Questions
    • Coming up with a creative and unique approach to prospecting   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    simple
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at UniFirst in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    The office manager first called me on the phone and screened me with a quick 20 minute interview. He asked about my work history and what I was interested in, going back as far as high school. He then set me up for an interview a few days later. This was a one to one interview at their office. The office was stale but the interview was somewhat grilling. Focused mainly on why I am the best, what drives me to be number one, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do in your first month to be better than our current representatives?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    compensation was below my desired level.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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