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Rainbow USA Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2014
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Average Interview

Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

Sales Associate/Cashier
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Rainbow USA in March 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online, received a phone call 2 weeks later for an interview. When I arrived it turned out I was being interviewed by the district manager. She was a nice lady. Some questions included tell me about yourself, if your manager did something wrong would you tell them?, do you mine taking orders from somebody?, what would you do if you could not satisfy an angry customer. She said I needed to leave 2 references because its mandatory that you have 2 good reference checks to get hired. I then received a phone call then next day to have a 2nd interview with the store manager. She told me to bring my id & ss. The 2nd interview was pretty much the same. She asked the some of the same questions as the district manager did no new ones. She also went over the store rules & policies. She also added that I didn't only have to give previous employment references, I could give them a friends number. So, I gave them two of my best friends contact numbers. After the interview was over she said she would call me the next day. I didn't receive a call so I decided to give them a call & she told me I got the job!

Interview Question – basic retail store questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – minimum wage


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Winter Haven, FL

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Rainbow USA in September 2012.

Interview Details – There is no streamline process to hiring with this company. Upper management is not very professional. Payroll hours are very tight and they absolutely do not tolerate any payroll overages, ever. This is stressed during the Interview. Most stores are at the minimum payroll allowance and they encourage single person morning coverage 7 days a week. The store manager often has to work open-close at least once a week to have double coverage to get tasks done. While you are interviewing, it is important to say if you are willing to do such things, that is what they are looking for. Salary managers are required to work 45-48 hours a week but it works out to more like 54 hours a week. It is a lot of work but it is not very hard. The company itself is not very professional. Their POS system is ancient. Company communication is also very poor and not very professional.

Interview Question – They are very big on shrink, so knowing your numbers does help. Knowing basic LP also helps.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The DM makes the offer and says something along the line of This is as good as it's going to get. They do not negotiate salary. As far as salary retail goes be prepared to not get an offer comparable to other retailers.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Payroll Clerk Interview

Payroll Clerk

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Rainbow USA.

Interview Details – I had applied for the position online. Hr reached out to me after two weeks time and told me what pay they were offering and how long the process worked. The pay was so below the market rate but it was in the neighborhood so I decided to give it a chance.

Interview Question – Where are you originally from? It was an illegal question and hence I decided not to go forward with the process.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Very unprofessional during interview. Asked me inappropriate questions. This came from the controller. Hello if you are upper management learn interviewing 101.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Rainbow USA.

Interview Details – Interview with DM, very relaxed interview, we went over my qualifications. You are told what the company expects upfront ex: 6 day work week during Easter, Mother's day, etc. Either befor the interviwed is scheduled or after the DM interview the company does a Background check, That goes for everyone employed not just management. Once they have confirmed you passed you will then get a call from the store telling you when the regional will call you for an interview. The regional calls and asks questions ( the regional has your application in her hand, so know where you worked and when you worked there. Remember the answers you gave the district manager because the regional has your answers. It's a very relaxed conversation ( like talking to a friend ) after the regional has spoken to ALL the candidates then the decision is made on who gets the job. The DM will call you with a salary offer, this company does not haggle. You get what they offer or the position goes to the 2nd choice.** Be nicely dressed, no piercings or visible tattoos.

Interview Question – These are pretty standard but they ask why you want to work for them? Give us a time where you were faced with a difficult situation and how did you handle it. What was your proudest moment? What are your weaknesses? So you have any questions for me?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – If you are still interested this is the amount $xx,xxx. We can not do any better than this so it will be the only offer you get. I said sure I'll take it District manager said great , start Monday at 9am to begin your training.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Rainbow USA in November 2010.

Interview Details – The initial interview was conducted by the District Manager and lasted approximately 1 hour. I was asked about my past experience in Retail, about my job duties. I had to give the reasons for leaving past employers, and ask what my loss prevention and sales figures where for past employers. After providing reference information from all of my previous employers I was told they would get back to me. After 2 days, I was called and offered the job and given a salary. This salary was not quite what I was expecting, but the District Manager promised that with the potential to make bonuses and their annual salary review and raises it would be equal to my asking salary. I excepted the position and only given 3 days training.

Interview Question – What were your shrink numbers from your past employer when you started with that company and what the shrink numbers were when you left?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cashiers Interview

Cashiers
Houston, TX

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Rainbow USA in September 2008.

Interview Details – I was interview by one person, easy question mostly about what you know about the company.

Interview Question – Honestly I can't remember the interviewer she was pretty nice and ask simple question. But It if I must Answere the most difficult question was were do I see my self in 5 years with the company.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – It was Pertty much laid out fOr me


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Miami, FL

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Rainbow USA in July 2008.

Interview Details – My first job. I went to turn in my application to the store manager, she looked at it and said " You've never worked before?" I said no, but I'm a fast learner & a hard worker. She looked at me and said, "I think I prefer that so I can mold you into what I need you to be". Then she told me to come back the next day to fill out some paperwork. I guess she just like me though.

Interview Question – You've never worked before?   Answer Question

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