Inside Sales Rep (Female, Age 26) in Seattle, WA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleInside Sales Rep
Salary$28,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
LocationSeattle, WA
Years Experience1 year

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
We offer pet insurance to customers in the U.S. and Canada. Though one of the newer pet insurance companies in the U.S., Trupanion has sold pet insurance in Canada for more than ten years.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Outbound calls to sales leads

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
2wks vaca, ~5 days sick pay, typical health insurance. no retirement plan.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 6
Benefits: 7
Hours: 3
Co-Workers: 2
Supervisors: 4
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 1

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am
8am to 9am(up for day)
9am to 10amarrive at work around 10am
10am to 11amReview emails, sales results from prior days, and begin follow up contacts. i sell pet insurance, so i start the day by reviewing my current leads. We have clients across the U.S. and Canada.
11am to 12pmMaking outbound calls to current leads or follow ups.
12pm to 1pmBesides follow-ups, I make many outbound calls to “warm” leads – people who already have had service with us in some way. I primarily contact clients who have received free trials of our insurance product. I assess their interest and explain the benefits of our service. I usually call around 80-100 people a day.
1pm to 2pm
2pm to 3pmlunch
3pm to 4pmIf a customer indicates they are interested in a competitor, I research and provide information on how we differ. Usually this discussion can be had at the current phone call, but at times may require an email follow up or phone call back.
4pm to 5pm
5pm to 6pm
6pm to 7pmI usually leave around 7pm.
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
friend referral

What was the application process?
Submitted resume and app via email, then had in person interview

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.

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