Advance Auto Parts
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Advance Auto Parts General Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in June 2012.

Interview Details – Online process and Pre-Screen personality / ethics evaluation. Phone interview, then interview with DM. Final decision made by Panel interview with RVP for General manger positions only.

Interview Question – Auto Technical Questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Salary and a week of immediate vacation available.

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I applied in-person and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in February 2010.

Interview Details – i interview with a idiot first who hired someone with no automotive exp and then i was hired by a friend that worked in another state so i had to travel for over a year at my exspense

Interview Question – its easy to get hired just say what they want to hear   Answer Question

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General Manager
Greenville, SC

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in September 2012.

Interview Details – Called by recruiter, phone interview with recruiter, panel interview with tests, interview with District Manager. Process took around 2 weeks.

Interview Question – Typical coaching and personality based interview questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Salary was offered thet was in line with median salary and expectations.

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General Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in January 2010.

Interview Details – I believe there was 2 interviews. The first one was in font of a panel of 3 people.

Interview Question – Role playing on the spot felt uncomfortable at first but after a few of those questions it came naturalI went t   Answer Question

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General Manager
Worcester, MA

I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in April 2009.

Interview Details – You typically only advance here if the person above you is fired or quits. Ten years of experience with this company.

Interview Question – The only difficult thing was figuring out who the hell hired the unintelligent district leaders.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – You're already doing the job, would you like more money and a different title to continue doing it????

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General Manager

I applied online - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in May 2009.

Interview Details – Panel interview with a math quiz.

Interview Question – Various values related questions. Tell me about a time when.....   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None

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Assistant General Manager
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in October 2011.

Interview Details – Email contact initial- phone interview, store interview with two store managers lot of questions on how you respond in situations that happen in retail must phrase answers without using we or team all I, emaled offer after call from District Leader, after signed acceptance send you for drug test and start.

Interview Question – Most difficult was the fact the questions would lead you to a team situation but you had to answer as you did it not the team.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – asked what I was making then talked about advancement opportunity would have and how soon and then made an offer I declined first said it wouldnt be enough for me to leave where I was since it was so much less they then came up to the 18.59 which was still less than what I was making but with the opportunity to move up quickly I accepted

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General Manager
Bristol, VA

I applied through other source - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in August 2009.

Interview Details – Panel interview

Interview Question – Nothing difficult   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – You have little input, take it or leave it!

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General Manager

I applied through other source - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in April 2009.

Interview Details – It took a long time for them to hire me of course i was working at the time. about 4 months
to be exact.

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General Manager

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

Interview Details – Required to take a test which took about 45 minutes which consisted of different scenarios of what if's as well as some financial questions and alot of it had nothing to do with being able to run a store it was just to see if you were the right puppet for the job. Then you have to sit in front of a panel which would consist of several upper management people(DL, HR, RVP or any other that might be around at the time of the interview) They would each ask different questions and as long as you are quick on your feet and can come up with what they want to hear and it sound like you are seeing that they like the answers then keep making stuff up as you go and do what they say and you will be a perfect fit for the puppet they want.

Interview Question – Being able to put the store before my family. If family is your answer then think twice it is not what they want to hear. Store first family 2nd.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was none. I was told what I would get and that was that.

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