Advance Auto Parts
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Advance Auto Parts Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2014

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Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied online and 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 Question – Questions were fairly common but they followed a script. Then you were graded on your response?   Answer Question

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Commercial Parts Pro Interview

Commercial Parts Pro
Skokie, IL

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 Question – What is an egr valve?   View Answer

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General Warehouse Worker Interview

General Warehouse Worker
Salina, KS

I applied online - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in July 2010.

Interview Details – Just know how to count a stacked pallet of boxes making sure you get every single one.

Interview Question – Do you see yourself with the company in 10 years?   Answer Question

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Delivery Driver Interview

Delivery Driver
Brooksville, FL

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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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Commercial Account Manager Interview

Commercial Account Manager
Toledo, OH

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – Star format. Situational questions. How do you lead a team of sales reps that you have no authority over?   Answer Question

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Category Manager Interview

Category Manager

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in July 2013.

Interview Details – Initital interview with HR recruiter. Most of the questions were related to my previous work experience. We basically just walked through my resumes and discussed former and current position and job responsibilities. After those initial questions, she asked what my current salary was, it was uncomfortable and I found it awkward to try and not answer the question. I was relocating from Northern Virginia, so I think my current salary was too high.

Interview Question – Most difficult question was "what is your current salary?"   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in March 2013.

Interview Details – Was contacted for a phone interview. The lady was really awkward and didn't have much of a personality. Unfortunately job interviews are tough to deal with over the phone but I got the impression that she was distracted.

Interview Question – It was pretty standard interview questions. The hardest part was trying to pretend I was interested in working there.   Answer Question

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Chicago, IL

I applied online - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in April 2013.

Interview Details – Via phone call, I was asked about my experiences with my previous employers, knowledge and experience I've had with my car or any other car, how I would work with other employees and customers.

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Retail Sales Representative Interview

Retail Sales Representative

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond for a customer.   Answer Question

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Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Troy, NY

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in January 2013.

Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter and conducted a phone interview. I completed an assessment online and was brought into a hub store for an interview. At my interview I had to complete a written test about profit and loss and gross profit questions. I then as given a panel interview by two area managers and was told I was one out of three candidates and I would receive a call back if I was selected for another interview. I was not contacted again.

Interview Question – Name a time when you solved a problem as a manager.   Answer Question

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