DriveTime Automotive Group

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DriveTime Automotive Group Interview Questions

Updated 15 Jan 2015
Updated 15 Jan 2015
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    Leasing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group.

    Interview Details

    I received a call from a recruiter on career builder they scheduled a interview. I went to their campus in east Mesa and interviewed. I received a dry email stating that they have elected to go with another candidate. They are big on office culture. the question they asked me were about my knowledge of fdcpa cfpb and state specific laws.

    Interview Questions
    • Being that you just completed school in a unrelated field why are you going back into collections.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group.

    Interview Details

    Hiring recruiter is VERY aggressive and persistent, as I had never applied for his job on any job board or website. She left VM, e-mails, text messages and called constantly.

    Interviewed initially with the 2 General Managers that had opening in their stores on opposite sides of town. Casual but still with an agenda. 2nd portion of the interview was with the Regional manager, who seemed much more intimidating but also less interested and distracted. The regional manager asked initially about any hand/visible tattoos as a candidate before me had these.

    Interview was very calm, and for a previous hiring manager myself, this was pretty typical. The GM that was going to take me to his store rounded out the interview and confirmed schedules and start date, pending the background check pass.

    I did have to orchestrate most of my own background check to move it along.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about potential visible tattoos or my facial hair.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None needed, competitive salary and generous commission rates.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group.

    Interview Details

    I went through two interviews in the same day, first one is with the GM of the store and then the Regional Mgr., if they really like you then they will set up the second interview the same day or soon...also when they tell you to talk to other sales reps. after the first interview, this is a critical step because they want to see how the other advisors feel about you as well, so be energetic, ask quality questions and be extremely motivated because if the other advisors dont approve of you, the you may not get hired

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Base Salary is non-negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    the interview process is so easy and simple, you don't have to do 10 interviews in order to get the job like other companies, no need for math, science and biology test
    they call you back even if you have not been selected.
    HR follow up with you and they are so friendly

    Interview Questions
    • there is no difficult question, the interview went smooth and easy   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received a phone call from recruiter about resume I had submitted, after brief phone interview she said she would like for me to meet with the managers at the location. She told me the kind of questions to expect and how I should be sure to research the company. My interview was a day later, a Friday. I met with two gentleman who were very friendly from the beginning-they gave me quick tour of the location then off to the office for the official interview. The interview was good, they explained the day to day functions of the position and asked questions about my previous work experience and what I knew about the company. They wanted to know about areas I would like to improve on and what is my strongest trait that I could bring to the company. Then I met with another manager who was very laid back, he asked why did I want to work for DriveTime and ask about my weakness. After that I was lead out to the work floor, where I would be working to sit with someone for 30 mins. After that I was briefly introduced to the Director. I interviewed with the company on a Friday and heard back by Monday.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions. Just know about company and be confident...show them that you have confidence and be very friendly.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was contacted approximately 1 week later by a recruiter. Had a quick (about 20 mins) phone interview with recruiter. Questions involved what I knew about the company, why I chose to apply and how I thought my experience would be beneficial to them. From phone interview was given an in-person interview the next day. Was told by recruiter that atmosphere was very professional and to wear a suit if I had one. When I arrived at the business I found that the atmosphere was more like business casual. The workplace is basically a giant warehouse with a sea of cubicles with no walls and everyone can see and hear everyone. In-person interview was quite easy. I spoke to two people at once (not clear if they were management or just some higher level employees) and questions were very casual (again, what drew you to this company, where do you see yourself in 5 years etc) and then I was directed to sit with an employee for 20-30 mins in order to get a feel for the job. The employee I sat with was very nice and informative, however the people around us were anything but professional. They were cussing and trashing their customers and it was pretty apparent that most of them do not love their jobs; contrary to what the recruiter said, this was not a professional workplace but I did see a sense of camaraderie amongst the workers, so that was a plus. After I left, I was contacted later in the day by the same recruiter who then scheduled me to see the director a few days later for a 2nd interview. Basically same process at 2nd interview; it was short and casual. Was told I would hear something in a few days.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could do any job in the world, what would it be?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Just didn't seem like a fun place to work. People seemed somewhat disgruntled and the sea of desks was a little unnerving. No privacy whatsoever. (Think Office Space...and you really do have to come in on Saturday quite frequently, I was told)

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    HR found my resume and left me a voice mail (but did not state the open position). He later emailed the job description. When I called back, he seemed very inexperienced. "Cool, cool. So what did you like about the job description?" I have been a part of laid back, creative, matrix organizations as well as stiff, corporate ones. This was like talking to a fresh college grad. I learned the position had "senior" in the title but carried broad junior responsibilities as well as a 20% salary cut for me. Plus, it reported to someone whose related experience can be summed up by a few years as a "specialist" in a non-corporate environment. But, sincere kudos to DriveTime for giving employees opportunities from within. I mean that. After reviewing DriveTime, this appears to be a successful company and a great culture to work in if you are a junior employee, looking to learn role-related duties and advance into a DriveTime title you can then leverage elsewhere. If you have held actual senior roles at other companies, have broader business knowledge or global experience in your discipline, I am making the assumption that this is not for you. I returned their call just to confirm my suspicions and stated this would not be a good fit for either party before parting ways.

    Interview Questions
    • "Cool, cool. So what did you like about the job description?"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very lax and I think their decision was made right when I walked in. 2 person interview and one always seemed distracted looking out the window waving to coworkers. I felt discouraged from the get go since the other interviewer gave the feel that they weren't interested in what I was saying

    Interview Questions
    • Explain you, if you prepared for this interview then tell us the one answer you planned knocking out of the park   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was pretty flowing and comfortable. I had good opportunity to give information about myself along with learning about the company. I was able to learn about the training process time along with what DriveTime is about.

    Negotiation Details
    It was pretty relaxed and satisfactory.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied to posting online. Received a call about 1 week later from a recruiter. I was asked behavioral questions and the process took about 30 minutes. At the end of the phone interview, the recruiter scheduled me with the Manager of the store a few days later. The manager sat and asked general question, mainly about why Drivetime? There was no structure to the Manager's questions, it was as if he was unprepared for the interview. I had a second interview with a Market Manager. The Market manager asked background question, but again, no structure. About a week later, I received an email stating that they decided to go with another candidate and would keep my application on file for six months. I believe that had already decided on the new hire prior to my appointment. Most of the staff looked like kids fresh out of college.

    Interview Questions
    • What have you heard about working at DriveTime? Would you have problems with working a 50-60 hour workweek?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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