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New here - can we call out companies not to work for?

I've been interviewing a lot recently and I've been shocked at the quality of recruiting. Internal recruiters barely know what the job is. Turning up late without apology is a regular occurance. Once you get further in the process some of the questions I've been asked are ridiculous. Behavioural questioning seems to be the norm these days, however only one company has asked me an actual sales question!!! I'm a little disillusioned with recruitment processes at the moment among other things. Anyone else feeling the same?
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Gyro25
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Account Executive
I had to take an aptitude test similar to the GRE/SAT for a sales role.ย 

I told the recruiter after passing me along that the process is cumbersome and unnecessary and only slows hiring.ย 

She said it's "company culture" or some bullshit along that line. Definitely a shitty recruiting process, especially for sales.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
Not a culture I wanna be a part of.
TwoShakes
Fire Starter
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Senior Sales
Had that recently too. Not sure whatโ€™s to be gained by that stuff. Completed a psychometric test in which I was asked โ€œdo you hurt the ones you love?โ€. Iโ€™m applying for a sales role not a nursing role.
AgastyaAdams
Politicker
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Sales Development Manager
Salesforce
Qman
Opinionated
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Business Development Rep
Really? Apart from the scary cult like culture, I've heard some good things
ezeemac
Good Citizen
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Account Executive 2
I can tell you from my interview with a higher up at Rokit, itโ€™s not a company you want to work for. Iโ€™ve heard itโ€™s top down & from my interviewโ€ฆwell letโ€™s just say that Iโ€™ve never said โ€˜nevermindโ€™ in the middle of an interviewโ€ฆuntil them.
SunTzu
Opinionated
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Legendary Historical Figure
Splunk. Interviewers consistently had the worst energy
bomboclat
Good Citizen
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BDR
Two I had were pretty cool, last one just seemed totally out of it
Reviked
Contributor
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Federal Account Manager
Really? I just applied to a few positions there
Sunbunny31
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Sr Sales Executive
The first part of the process can be a challenge, but I'd be much more concerned if you had issues when you got to the hiring manager.
BostonHound
Good Citizen
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Enterprise BDR
Been doing interviews as well recently and totally agree. Frusturating when you go through three rounds of interviewing and have essentially the same questions asked each round. No excuse for talking to hiring sales managers/ Sales VPโ€™s and only getting questions like โ€œtell me about a time you failed!โ€
TwoShakes
Fire Starter
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Senior Sales
โ€œTell me about a time you experienced conflictโ€, โ€œtell me the best feedback youโ€™ve ever hadโ€, what does anyone learn from these same questions? We all know they are coming and have prepared answers.
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
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Account Manager
I don't even look at job interviews for sales jobs as a regular job interview.ย  I just bring about 15-20 questions that I want THEM to answer and I moreso interview THEM for the chance to hire ME.ย ย 
playerone
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Regional Account Executive
Especially because references are rarely contacted these days
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
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Dialing for Initiative
I don't think I've been asked for any from my last two jobs..
playerone
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Regional Account Executive
Mine had me fill it out AFTER the offer letter. Only to not even call lol
Reviked
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Federal Account Manager
Dell technologies. Company survives because itโ€™s number 1 in the market place. Horrible place if youโ€™re a sales rep. They have let go all of their senior reps and are replacing with newer reps at lower pay
Oldskool
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Senior AE
It is a goat fuck out there. Recruiters are for the most part the D students of the workforce, add little value and bloat/delay the process. As for personality tests, culture fit and all of the other horseshit, hard pass.ย 

And yes, we should absolutely be calling out companies not to work for not just because of a heinous, misguided hiring process, but for management jerkoffs who don't know how to run sales teams, for stiffing on owed commissions post termination and for bad sales practices.
TryingToGetBuy
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SDR (Sales Development Rep)
Rhymes with brodoor. In the final interview they said the comp plan changed but didnโ€™t know how or by how much. There were a bunch of issues before but that was my breaking point.
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