The 401 Group of Companies
Happiness score is 75 out of 100
4.2 out of 5 stars.
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Interviews at The 401 Group of Companies

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at The 401 Group of Companies.

Interview experience

Based on 285 interviews
Favourable

Interview difficulty

Based on 281 interviews
Easy

Interview process length

Based on 267 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at The 401 Group of Companies

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a day or two
74%
About a week
17%
About two weeks
6%
More than one month
1%
About a month
1%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
82%
Phone call/screening
51%
Background check
24%
Group interview
8%
Other
8%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
2%
Take-home/sample work
0%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at The 401 Group of Companies

  • Good, professional and straight to the point! There is usually a two interview process.
    Shared on 8 November 2021 - Finance Manager - Cambridge, ON
  • Spoke with Marty, discussed the position and wages. Spoke about the process of how they work, and having sold cars before I was very excited!
    Shared on 10 December 2020 - Finance M - Cambridge, ON
  • Very easy and relaxed
    Shared on 19 August 2020 - Service Advisor - 20 Frank Nighbor pl, Kanata Ontario
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Interview questions at The 401 Group of Companies

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • To be frank can't remember the questions but they were easy going, straight forward ones.
    Shared on 4 May 2022 - Finance Manager - Barrie, ON
  • Very little. Its a personality test. You could have no experience and they'd hire you. They just want to make sure that you're submissive enough to do everything they say
    Shared on 28 January 2022 - Manager - Innisfil, ON
  • Most of the questions centered around being qualified for the job, salary expectations, and available start date
    Shared on 8 June 2021 - new car sales - Barrie, ON

Interview tips at The 401 Group of Companies

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)47%
  • Formal (business suit)43%
  • They didn’t have a dress code5%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)4%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at The 401 Group of Companies

  • Show them you want to succeed
    Shared on 10 March 2022 - Finance Manager - Ottawa, ON
  • Show initiative and describe how well you are at closing and working with others.
    Shared on 20 December 2021 - Finance Manager - Kanata, ON
  • Keep searching for other dealers that are not thieves. The easiest people they can steal from is the staff and that's just what they do.
    Shared on 7 December 2021 - Finance Manager - Lindsay, ON

The first interview at The 401 Group of Companies

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed51%
  • Employee referral24%
  • Walk-In9%
  • I called them7%
  • Other5%

How candidates received their first interview at The 401 Group of Companies

  • Was through COVID, and received an email and then arranged for our first meeting
    Shared on 8 November 2021 - Finance Manager - Cambridge, ON
  • I had a friend who was working for them and he connected me with them
    Shared on 7 June 2021 - General Manager - Tillsonburg Kia
  • I was referred to the company.
    Shared on 7 June 2021 - RV, Marine and Powersports - Sudbury, ON
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