Lowe's Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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  1.  

    Flooring Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Farmville, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Farmville, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Lowe's.

    Interview Details

    Put in for job and about 3 weeks later HR contacted me to set up interview. after the interview it was about a week before I heard if I got the job or not. I had gotten the job so I had to come in for an oral drug test, which was sent off and I had to wait another week to actually start work. The whole process was about 5 weeks long.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you had to work with someone as a team to meat a goal. What was the task, how did you go about it, and what was the end result?
      Name a time when you were tasked with a job where you had little supervision.What was the task, how did you go about it, and what was the end result?
      Name a time where you gave a customer the wrong information. What was the situation, and how did you correct it?
      Name a time when you had to deal with a difficult customer. What was the situation, and how did you correct it?
      Name a time when your manager disregarded a idea or job you did?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, I was told what they would offered and I could take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Csa Front End Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Birmingham, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, AL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Lowe's in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, i got a call about four days later to come in for an interview. I met with the hr manager first. Then i met with the store manager both of them were nice! i got another call back to discuss salary and then to do a drug test they swab your mouth. Then i got scheduled for orientation a week later and i went to orentation went over new employee packets and class A violations, termination, and employee discounts the first week is hectic you are on the computer doing learning skills then you are out on the floor with other employees.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell about a time you went out your way to help a person   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered more than i expected
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Pro Sales Specialest Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Lowe's.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed twice. Applied online. Was asked detailed questions, but was fairly easy.
    Most were about how I might handle certain situations. Think back to a time in the past......
    What would you do if...

    Interview Questions
    • Think back to a time when you had an angry customer.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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  5.  

    CSA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Lowe's.

    Interview Details

    Two interview, one easy one with HR with very general questions including some "tell me about a time..." type questions, followed by an interview with the dept manager. Depending on the dept manager it will most likely involve how you handle difficult situations with customers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Fsa Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Lowe's.

    Interview Details

    The interview is not that hard, but if this is your first interview and you've never had a job before it can be a little difficult . I got through by using experiences from school . The main thing is always be prepared to have more than a two sentence answer for the questions and this is coming from what my boss told me when I asked him what I could do to move up in the company. Oh and remember when they ask you a follow up question on an answer you was struggling with - THINK UP SOMETHING FAST ! They are trying to help you so they can give you a better rating on their paperwork . The main thing is to stay calm and be prepared . Usually if you get an interview you get the job they interviewed you for 70% of the time and you usually get hired the same day. You have to have three interviews with three managers .

    Interview Questions
    • "Name a time when you went out of your way to help a customer . " Simple but crucial question. For some it'll be easy for people who've never had a real job before this will be tough ,but just give an honest well thought answer and you;ll be fine ,   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Csa Front End Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Lowe's in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I initially applied online for a CSA Front End position and got a call back later that day about coming in for an interview on that position. When I arrived, I could immediately tell it was a professional environment. I shook a few hands and filled out some paperwork and was immediately led back to the conference room where my interview would be conducted. I first interviewed with a assistant customer service manager and then did my second part of the interview with the direct hiring manager. Both interviews lasted about 15-20 minutes long for a grand total of about an hour for the full process. At all times I felt I was in a professional environment and was respectably dealt with. I was very interested in what each of the managers had to say and how they felt about the entire interview process. In the end, I was very satisfied and all of my questions/concerns were answered on the spot in a very professional manner.

    Interview Questions
    • "When presented with a new or challenging task, how did you handle it and was the outcome successful or unsuccessful?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation phase was simple. The advice I would give is to be as professional and confident as possible. When asked questions, really give specifics and evaluate in the best way possible. Show them you aren't just there for an interview. Show them you are there for the job and interested in becoming an employee ASAP.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Project Coordinador Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Staten Island, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Staten Island, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Lowe's in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Human Resources will personally call to setup interview. Generally, you will have 3 interviews in total. First initial with HR, then two more with 2 members of the Assistant Manager team.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I put my requested pay rate and received 10 cents more than what i asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Three Interviews. All pretty easy. The purpose is to show that you are gregarious enoungh to engage customers. Additionally, unlike some retailers, they want you to have some relevant background in home improvement or the products offered at Lowe's.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Lowe's in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews. Doesn't matter is you know anything about what your selling. They expect you to do your job and do the training within 40 hrs. It is just not possible.

    Interview Questions
    • So many times it is so under staffed. You are running from from on end of the store to the other all day.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Unload Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Got a call about a week after putting in a few applications at the store. Came in, and they said they wanted to interview me for both departments. Went in a room with the HR and Assistant manager. Asked about a time when....:

    Worked with a team. How do you go about it.
    Why Lowe's/This Department.
    Time you worked alone or with little supervision.
    Had to sell something.
    Had a difficult customer.
    Couldn't give a customer something you promised.
    Time I was interrupted, and how I dealt with it.
    What attributes are needed for Lowe's/this department.

    Was told there would be a final interview within a few days, that they were still doing interviews.
    Got a call two days later and wanted to do the final interview, it was the store manager. Asked a combination of the same questions above. Told me to wait about a week to see if they wanted to do a drug test/background check. Called me a few days later asking for me to come in for the drug test, had to sign a piece of paper and stick something in my mouth for about 10 minutes for the drug test, and was told it would be about a week for the drug test/background check to get back to them, where they will call me if they were okay with what they saw and give me my position.

    I will not be accepting it, as I did the process above with 3-4 Lowe's stores during the same week and basically get to pick which store I want to work for, which is not this position/store. But basically the above is the standard procedure for Lowe's. Sometimes there will be only 1 person interviewing, sometimes they want to do 3 interviews, and sometimes they will only give you 1. They will let you know, and just be sure to ask at the end when they ask if you have any questions. ALWAYS ask some kind of question, even if it's as simple as "what does a typical day for this position look like" and/or "What can you tell me about the team I'd be working with?"

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you couldn't give a customer what you promised.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Did the process above with multiple stores, and picked the full time position at the distribution center.

    Declined Offer

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