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Updated Jul 18, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Office Administrator Interview

Office Administrator

The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Bass Pro Shops.

Interview Details – It took awhile after putting my JOA in to get an interview like 2 or three weeks. The interview was with the HR manager and the Operations manager. They made the interview exreamly comfortable.

Interview Questions


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Group Sales Manager Interview

Group Sales Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bass Pro Shops in February 2010.

Interview Details – Very awkward due to being interviewed before store was being built. Interview took place at a Hilton Garden Inn hotel. I arrived 20 minutes early and noticed two Bass Pro employees eating breakfast in the lobby. The male was wearing khakis and a BPS polo shirt and the female was wearing a business style skirt and blouse. I checked in at the hotel desk and stated who I was and why I was there and they told me to be seated in the lobby. Thirty minutes later I was told by the hotel clerk that they were waiting for me in room 411. I approached the elevator and arrived at room 411 and knocked on the door. I was summoned in by a the female who was sitting on the bed as I opened the door all I saw was legs. It felt like an episode of Dateline as I cautiously introduced myself. The male counterpart arrived a few minutes later and started a panel style interview with my resume in each of their hands.

Interview Questions

  • Basic questions about outdoor passions such as hunting, fishing, and camping knowledge.   View Answer
  • Tell me about yourself without mentioning your work history.   View Answer
  • Tell me about your work history, career, ambitions and why you applied for this position.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was contacted within a week with a lowball offer that I declined but told them I was interested for "x" amount. I was employed and didn't need the job without getting what I wanted. I was told that they would get back with me as I had the experience they wanted. I received a 2nd phone call a few days later with another offer. This one was a little closer to "x" amount. Still I would giving up more due to losing vacation time and a lower salary. I declined yet again. At this point I knew I was being recruited and the ball was in my court. I received another phone call 2 days later and the store manager told me he battled with the home office and this is his final offer and the last phone call. He came back with an increase which was dead on to the current salary I was making. I accepted the offer contingent to the working schedule stated in the interview in which I didn't get in writing.

PS-the schedule never came to fruition. The store manager denied promising the scheduled work days. I had no proof due to the HR person leaving the company and shortly after the store opened the store manager left the company.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Customer Relations Interview

Customer Relations
Katy, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Bass Pro Shops in May 2013.

Interview Details – The interviews are very simple and basic. They ask you a series of questions that don't really mean much.

Interview Question – What are your flaws?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Working inside and outside to do events for the kids.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Front End Cashier Interview

Front End Cashier
Lawrenceville, GA

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Bass Pro Shops in November 2013.

Interview Details – I filled out an application and was given one of the personality assessments on the spot. Within minutes I was sitting down having an interview with the department manager. She seemed fairly cold, but was interested enough in my work experience and goals to allow me an interview with HR. The process was easy, with your average questions.

Interview Question – What could your previous employer have done to get you to stay?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Maintenance Manager Interview

Maintenance Manager
Miami, FL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Bass Pro Shops in May 2010.

Interview Details – Phone interview, store interview

Interview Question – why do you want to work here?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Team Lead Interview

Team Lead
Myrtle Beach, SC

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Bass Pro Shops in June 2010.

Interview Details – First contact is with HR manager, then a GSM of the department they feel best fits your skillset will talk with you, generally on the first visit. A standardized personality test is then administered. If satifactory test score is obtained a second interview with the Operations or General manager is needed before hiring. All job offers include a drug test and background check.

Interview Question – What can you do to help build a better team in your department?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Front End Lead Interview

Front End Lead
Manteca, CA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Bass Pro Shops in June 2011.

Interview Details – Hiring process was straight forward. It involved and initial phone interview, then an interview with a direct supervisor, and a final with a store manager. Orientation was efficient.

Interview Question – Be prepared to explain in detail why you left your last job. There will be a lot of questions about your work history.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, take it or leave job offer.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Leeds, AL

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bass Pro Shops in October 2012.

Interview Details – Very little relevant questioning, I felt that my previous experience meant nothing. Manager gave you the impression that your salary compensation would be higher than you actually recieved. Intimidation is a tactic, nobody had the chance to apply for higher position unless you knew someone within the company.

Interview Question – How did you deal with a problem in your previous jobs?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No, there is no room for negotiation, you get minimum salary for maximum work.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Houston, TX

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Bass Pro Shops.

Interview Details – Very smooth interview process and they were very friendly and made me feel welcome about working with them. Explained all the company policies and did not hide anything.

Interview Question – Trying to set the amount of hours or commitment you can give them since retail demands a lot of weekend and holiday hours   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no comment since I do not remember


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Cashier Interview

Cashier
Springfield, MO

I applied in-person - interviewed at Bass Pro Shops in August 2010.

Interview Details – Asked a lot of questions about how you would handle certain questions and your interest in the outdoors.

Interview Question – The situational questions like telling about a conflict with a co worker and how you handled it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Offered me the job and i said yes.

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