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Accepted Offer – Interviewed on Malta, NY (US) May 2012 – Reviewed Oct 03, 2012
Interview Details Overall was a great experience, took longer than I had anticipated, but everyone was very nice and got back to you in a timely manner. Still work there today
Interview Question – describe a difficult situation and how did you deal with it Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed on Chicago, IL (US) May 2012 – Reviewed Oct 01, 2012
Interview Details I got an interview through a mutual friend who was working at State Farm and had an initial interview over the phone. At the end of the phone interview, I was asked to come into interview in person. Standard interview questions based on sales. The company is great!
Interview Question – Other than graduating college, What is your greatest of achievement in life thus far? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation...90 day commission only window and then you can negotiate a base salary afterwards
Accepted Offer – Interviewed on Tucson, AZ (US) Oct 2011 – Reviewed Mar 13, 2012
I switched offices so it was an extremely easy process. Even the first office I was hired at was easy hiring, but that was kind of a sink or swim hiring process. If you're licensed, moral, and determined there shouldn't be a reason you can't get a job at an agent's office and succeed. Good entry level position, but the small office structure means the culture will differ depending on the agent. State Farm as a company though has an awesome culture, I feel it puts the customer first.
The downfall is that it is somewhat selective on who should be customers.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed on Philadelphia, PA (US) Jan 2009 – Reviewed Apr 27, 2011
Interview Details A sit down interview with the agent followed by a personality test. It was very laid back and open but it would depend on which agent you interview with. Some have different requirements of their workers. Salary and commission structure vary also.
Interview Question – What attracts you to a career in sales? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – An offer was made and it was take it or leave it. A great place to work if you are more concerned with the work environment than salary.
No Offer – Interviewed in Pomona, CA (US) Feb 2011 – Reviewed Mar 08, 2011
Interview Details The interview was about 30 minutes long and they asked me some pretty technical question regarding the insurance industry and why I would be a good fit. They ask you about your personality and how you would resolve certain situation given a scenario. I was interviewed by the manager and another sales agent and I guess he's the HR manager.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed on Atlanta, GA (US) Jul 2010 – Reviewed Oct 18, 2010
Interview Details Agent was looking for college graduates who could assist in growing his book of business. Follow-up was sporadic, but I believe that was due to the agent's frequent absence from the office.
Interview Question – Are you comfortable speaking with individuals you have no prior connection with? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Difficult to leverage prior salary for an increase. Major selling point is potential to inherit your own agency and book of business once you establish yourself as a regional leader.
No Offer – Interviewed in Allen, TX (US) Jul 2010 – Reviewed Jul 29, 2010
Interview Details Brief interview. He was very friendly, but not a great interviewer. I spent time preparing but he did not ask anything specifically pertaining to my experience. Anyone could have faked the interview.
Interview Question – What is AV? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Pasadena, CA (US) May 2010 – Reviewed Jul 18, 2010
Interview Details Asked me some questions, had me take an assesment test.
Interview Question – Time you had to resolve a conflict Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Sep 2009 – Reviewed Jul 17, 2010
Interview Details asked typical questions regarding sales experience. had to take multiple short tests online that showed personality traits, etc. at the end of the interview was asked to sell a random object to the interviewer. overall, a positve experience.
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