Michaels Stores Sales Associate/Cashier Interview Questions

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014
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Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Colma, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colma, CA
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Michaels Stores in August 2014.

Interview Details

The interview went very smoothly.Because I am a college student,the manager inquired about my educational goals and she asked about prior jobs that I had worked at.She also asked if I was available for most times and I said that I was.Other than that,the interview wasn't very intensive and that was the majority of what she asked.It was essentially a light chat and ended within 5 minutes.

Interview Questions
  • There were no difficult questions,all of them were simple and straightforward.   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Michaels Stores in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got a call about an interview, was told to come in monday at 3:30. The lady was really nice, I told her that this would be my first interview and asked what do I need to know. She told me that all she would do is ask questions and see if I would be a good fit for the cashier position or sales associate. The day of the interview I showed up at 3:15 and asked one of the employees where do I go for my interview the manager was walking up when I asked and told me to follow her I apologized for being super early she said it was no problem she just finished up with an other interview and took me to a room in the back. She asked me simple questions like on a scale of 1-10 how would I rate my luck and asked me if I get aggravated easy, etc. She told me about the positions and what you do, then asked me what position did I see myself working in and why.

    The interview was fast and simple it took about 15-20 minutes. She told me that should would call me the next day or Thursday depending on when my background check came back. And she would let me know if I got the job or not.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Michaels Stores.

    Interview Details

    Completed an online application which consisted of a ridiculous timed assessment and personality test. Received a call to confirm interview appointment five days later. I thought it would be the usual face-to-face, but it was a group interview consisting of six other candidates. Definitely was not expecting it. Manager wasn't there so another employee and assistant manager hosted the interview. Basic interview with common retail questions. Because I didn't have any previous work experience, I was not qualify for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Tell me about yourself.
      2. Why should we hire you?
      3. Describe a time where you were faced with a difficult situation.
      4. During a busy day, you notice that another employee stole $100 from the cash register, how would you handle it?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sale Associate/Cashier Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Michaels Stores in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    call for an interview within a day or 2 from filling out the application on line. 5 minute interview with some really simple questions. Was offered a job right on the spot

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Michaels Stores in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a seasonal position at Michael's last fall. The application on their website is pretty simple, however the questionnaire is very tedious. I was contacted two days later and asked to come in for an interview. The interview was an informal conversation with the store manager.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Cashier, Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charleston, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charleston, SC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Michaels Stores in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Basically we just sat in an open room and I was interviewed in front of 5 other people. You should wear something nice-casual to the interview. Khakis and a tucked in shirt with dark sneakers are ok for men; women can wear the same or a nice blouse untucked with khakis and attractive shoes (not heels), skirts are ok too. Keep it tasteful and for God's sake, don't show up knowing nothing about the company or not having questions! The interview is a 2-way process and you need to ask questions even if you know the answer or don't care. Sit up straight - managers like to see that you are paying attention to them when they're talking. Do not chew gum, bring candy, food or drinks. Don't bring your phone into the interview with you - leave it locked up in your car if you have to. Always bring at least 2 hard copies of your resume and list of references. If you're really nervous and I mean really, I would advise taking something to calm you down because managers like to see you act confident. Please don't drink alcohol before the interview or stay up all night beforehand partying...trust me, they can smell it on you no matter how hard you showered. Tattoos and piercings are acceptable in some stores but for the interview, try to look at least a little like you have your life together. If the manager asks if you've applied anywhere else, just say no. Don't entertain his thought that you don't care by adding on to the end of the conversation, "Yeah, like 5 other places. And they pay better than here too." Michaels is one of the few companies that doesn't drug test. Just throwing that out there.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a little about yourself.   View Answer
    • What kind of crafts do you like to do?   View Answer
    • Would you plan on moving up in the company if you got this position?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    If you're desperate for work, try not to pay attention to the pay at first because it stinks and it'll get better. If you're just looking for something to fill your time, remember you have other options and this isn't the last craft store on the planet.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Michaels Stores in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I met with the manager at the front of the store then we went into the back class room for the interview. They went over the application then asked the standard questions, what made you choose this job? Here's a scenario how would you react? things like that. Then the pulled out a booklet and asked a few more questions and they rate how they liked your answer.
    P.S. smiling a lot really helps if you want this job, I was an hour late to my interview and because I was really polite and smiled I got the job. Having a awesome smile helps.
    When that was over, i think it was 2 weeks later or a week late I got called in for orientation.

    Interview Questions
    • This wasn't difficult but at the time I thought it was.

      You are helping a customer and another customer tells you she has been waiting for help for 10 minutes and you can tell she is getting impatient. As you are walking over to show the customer the item the other one is being rude and trying to get you to help them first. How do you react?
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waterbury, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterbury, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Michaels Stores in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    After applying online on a whim in July, I actually forgot I applied to Michaels. Which is why I was surprised when (four months later) I received a phone call from the Assistant Manager at the store. She asked me if I was still interested in working at the store, and I said yes. We set up an interview on the phone, and that was that. I went in for the interview with a copy of my resume and a cover letter, completely unsure of what I should expect.

         The Assistant Manager lead me into the classroom, offered me a seat, and I handed her my resume. She looked through it for a few minutes, commented on some stuff, asked a few questions about specific things, and then called in the Store Manager. She walked in, introduced herself, and the two of them started giving me a run-down of the job.

         They didn't ask too many questions, I figured it was because I had all of my information down in the resume. They finished up, saying they would call me by the following Friday (exactly 7 days from the interview) with their decision.

         The interview itself took about 20 minutes.

         I received a call from them about 10 days after the interview, asking me if I would be willing to join the team. I agreed, and began working as a Cashier the following week

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be willing to clean the bathrooms?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Michaels Stores.

    Interview Details

    Applied online via their company website, had to renew information after applying a few years prior. Received a phone call about a month after for an interview later that week. Arrived promptly and had to wait a few minutes for manager to become available. Was asked questions such as why do you want to work with Michaels? What kind of crafts do you like to do? Do you have any special skills? Is there anything you think you're the best at? If you had a problem with an employee what would you do? What kinds of crafts do you have knowledge in? How much, etc... Then I was told I would be called within a week. Received the phone call about 3 days later offering me the job. Then got on the job training the day after. People seemed friendly and helpful.

    Interview Questions
    • Name something you're the best at and why?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotiate, but higher than minimum wage at other locations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brandon, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brandon, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Michaels Stores in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was contacted by phone to schedule a face to face interview. Met in the classroom with the manager and had a very laid back interview during which I was very comfortable speaking about both my job experiences and my artistic experiences. Management looks for reasonably confident individuals. Be thorough about your past experiences, especially details of leadership positions and dealing with difficult customers. Exceptional communication skills and previous experience with successfully collecting emails is a huge plus.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example from your previous work experience in which you dealt with a difficult customer and was unsuccessful. How did you deal with it? Give an example of a difficult situation with a customer in which you were successful.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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