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How do you feel about performance incentives?

1 of 10 Salary Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 29th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know if you are the type of employee to be motivated by financial incentives or rewards in the workplace. If you are not incentive-driven, you can clarify for the interviewer the other ideas in which you are best motivated. Discuss any performance incentives you may have earned in the past.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I feel that performance incentives are a great idea. They keep an employee motivated to do a great job and ensure that they are on top of their KPI's. The majority of people are very enthused about being rewarded for their successes, myself included."

Admin
Answer example

"I cannot say that I have been offered performance incentives in the past, but that sure sounds like a nice idea. I am a high-achiever, regardless of an incentive being present but it is nice to feel appreciated."

Manager
Answer example

"I think performance incentives are important for driving people to get results. For me, as a manager, I feel incentives give me some skin in the game and get my team engaged in making an impact towards the company's desired results."

Marketing
Answer example

"I love performance incentives! In my current role, we have a few contents per year, primarily based on financial goals and project results. So far, I have one a free day off, and coffee from Starbucks for a week! What types of incentives do you have for fun, here at Company ABC?"

Retail
Answer example

"My current company always runs a sales contest of some sort. Usually, the win is tied to sales results but sometimes to customer feedback. I think these incentives are fun! I have earned a couple of gift cards so far."

Sales
Answer example

"As a sales professional, it's important to me that I have the opportunity to work towards fun and challenging incentives. Currently, my company does not offer anything like this and if I could change it, I would. It's amazing what a little bit of healthy competition can do amongst a sales team."

Advertising Manager
Answer example

"I feel that performance incentives are a great idea. They keep an employee motivated to do a great job and ensure that they are on top of their KPI's. The majority of people are very enthused about being rewarded for their successes."

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Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 01/10/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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