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Advance Auto Parts Interview Questions

Updated Jan 27, 2015
Updated Jan 27, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Usual questions. Panel type intreview. Focused on customer service. Not concerned if you had auto parts experience. Please don't lead people on. Lead to believe I was a great candidate and would get their decision in a week. No call weeks later. Very unprofessional very glad I didn't get an offer

    Interview Questions
    • why are you leaving your current job? really why do you think.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and contacted by telephone one week later. Interview consisted of an explanation as to taking a test and filling out a questionnaire on knowledge of retail sales in auto parts and customer service. At no time did the manager personally ask any questions of me. Claiming to be to busy to talk. Process took 35 minutes and when finished no one was available to talk to me concerning the position for the manager had left for a lunch brake. Another sales rep. told me I would be contacted in three to five days with an answer. I stopped by the store eight days later to follow up was greeted rudely by manager told interview process would end January 01,2015. No additional follow up made have very poor opinion of manager.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Delivery Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    Be prepared for some serious ridiculousness here. Before the interview, they're already asking questions that it's illegal for them to ask. If HR represents the rest of the company, just pass on these guys. They asked for my birthdate. That's asking how old I am. They asked if I had recently been released from a penal institution and asked it in such a way that one could see that a yes answer wasn't a deal breaker. They asked for my social security number. I have had my accounts hacked already by a different employer who did that and had a less than honest HR person working there. They had a test that wanted to know how I work under stress. The whole process was meant to be, and is, demeaning.

    Interview Questions
    • How old are you?
      What's your social security number?
      Have you recently been released from a penal institution?
       
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Retail Salesperson Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Be sure that when the manager is going to tell you when can you start and or tells you to start at certain day, ask for the salary you will get. You can negotiate a higher salary than what you filled out, depending on the need of the store; within 1 to 2 dollars per hour the average you see on glassdoor.

    Interview Questions
    • What is one problem you had at you other job? And how you where able to solve it?
      Are you willing to get ahead in this company?
      Really, these are easy cake questions.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    Sent in resume. Received a call for a interview at a local hotel. There were three managers that conducted the interview. They were reading off a preset list of questions. Then they graded you on your response.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were fairly common but they followed a script. Then you were graded on your response?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Commercial Parts Pro Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Spoke with the manager over the phone who said he's looking for a commercial parts pro, so we set up an interview. Once I got in, he switched it to part-time key holder. Took the parts test and waiting on response, but the system didn't disclose any results. I asked about compensation, but he did not want to provide that information. Currently, I hold 2 Associates Degrees, am A+ certified & a US citizen. Waiting for his call, but doubt it'll happen. Can't wait until graduating to get on board something corporate.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Delivery Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brooksville, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Brooksville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    After an exhaustive online profile, testing, and application process and sending out my resume to over one hundred stores I was finally called for an interview.

    Met the Store Manager and we walked back through the store to a small cubby/office. He asked a series of open ended questions most of which did not seem that relevant to the position, but which I answered as honestly as I could.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult part was that he was following a script and it felt forced.

      I'd answer a question and give enough information for the the next question without realizing it, but instead of skipping that question he'd go ahead and ask it and then look bored by my answer because I'd already given it to him. Instead of a conversation it turned into me answering the questions before they are asked and then repeating myself when he asked the same question I already answered.
       
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Salesperson Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was alright, I mean I feel I was hired out of desperation. The interview was short maybe ten minutes long. The actual hiring process took almost three weeks before I took the drug test and received my start date,

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question I received was " how do you install wiper blades?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Retail Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    After Application received phone call to schedule a date of interview. Interview was re-scheduled 2 times. After interview drug test that was followed by a work week.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond for a customer.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Commercial Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Mine started with online, application, then panel interview with commercial sales manager, retail district manager and HR manager, questions are basic in star format. A few days after I was contacted for a ride along in the field, spent a few hours with the rep made sales calls visited retail store... This is where it gets weird. After that I was told by hiring manager that a new round of interviews would be opened to see if anyone else would qualify as well. I then received a phone call to tell me that someone did and would spend a day in the field as well. At this point I offered to spend a day in the field with a retail manager and this offer was accepted. After great feedback I was told I would be moving forward. The hr manager contacted me for my background check info and all I had to do was interview with RVP and an offer would be made. Interview with RVP was over phone and a few basic questions were asked, pretty causal. Later that day the hiring manager told me all went well and said a blessing was given for an offer. She didn't make one and instead asked me to lunch and said an offer would be given by the end. Day of lunch called and told it was cancelled and agreed to meet at a Starbucks at this time she starting interview me again and said an internal candidate expressed interest so she wanted to make sure I was the right fit. Mind you the listing was pulled and I'm in background. I was told the next day she would let me know... At this point I was told I have the job twice. Next day no phone call but an email saying no decision was made. The following Tuesday I get a phone call saying I wasn't being hired because she wanted to start a new search for someone with more experience in automotive. The following day I get a letter in the mail saying my background returned clear and was ok to start work for them.

    Interview Questions
    • Star format. Situational questions. How do you lead a team of sales reps that you have no authority over?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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