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Interview Details – Not difficult. Spoke with the manager and one other associate. Discussed experience with photography and customer service.

Interview Question – How well do you work with customers   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They were willing to pay above min. wage.

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Photographer/Sales Associate
Asheville, NC

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sears in April 2012.

Interview Details – Manager was really nice at first, letting me know everything about the studio, she showed me around and everything, and it seemed like a good place to work for. The questions they will ask you are pretty obvious, so it doesn't take a rocket scientist to get this job. You don't have to know everything about photography (although it is a plus), because they train you with the camera and all of the poses and everything.

Interview Question – It's an easy, no sweat interview. You don't have to be professional at all, considering they train you with the camera/poses/props.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I'm not too sure how to answer this, because I don't want to sound too negative. This company didn't work out for me. You can read the reviews to see if you will like it or not.

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Photographer/Sales Associate
Arlington, TX

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Sears in October 2008.

Interview Details – Not too difficult, they will ask about previous photography experience, bring a portfolio to help. It didn't last more than 20 minutes. You were to utilize the props in the room and try to make the interviewer laugh.

Interview Question – What is your most embarrassing moment?   Answer Question

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Photographer/Sales Associate
Salinas, CA

The process took 3 days - interviewed at Sears in April 2012.

Interview Details – Very relaxed interview. I was called in for an interview two days after I applied online - the downside was that it was scheduled for that day, forty-five minutes from the call. I went, was late because it was out of town (should have been the first sign). Questions involved photography basics, how much you like children, how far you go to connect with customer, etc etc.

Sales-oriented job. And inadequate training. Sorry.

Interview Question – Do you have a sales background?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate; starting pay is minimum wage.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Green Bay, WI

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Sears in March 2012.

Interview Details – I received a call the day after applying online. After a few questions about the job I found that this is a 90% Sales job and only 10% actual photography. She claimed she was very impressed with my back ground (I do freelance photography in my spare time while a part-time student), however after learning this is mostly a sales position, I lost interest. Pay is strictly minimum with commission and pushy sales/telemarketing is required with meeting monthly goals. After talking a bit more about my personality, she asked me to come in for a formal interview but I declined.

In my opinion (and many others as customers) they should keep sales associates and photographers separate.

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Reason for Declining – Misleading position, I am not looking to do mostly sales and be forced to telemarket (one of the most hated marketing tactics by customers in the world).

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Photographer/Sales Associate
Madison, WI

I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Sears in October 2009.

Interview Details – It was a brief phone interview, then a first interview in person. They said there was a second interview but the at the second interview I was already hired and doing paperwork.

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  • What is 10% of 90? I just found that kinda funny... they also asked what 50% of 100 was ...   View Answer
  • Tell me about a time that you bent a rule for what you thought was a good reason?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiating.. the wage was "what everyone started at"

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Photographer/Sales Associate
Belleville, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Sears in May 2013.

Interview Details – Easy, they sat you down asked you questions on past sales experience, photography and made you sell a pen. They hired me right on the spot because they were desperate for employees at the time. I don't think she listened to me talking she seemed happy someone applied for the job.

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Very Easy Interview

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Photographer/Sales Associate

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

Interview Details – I didn't have much of an interview process, he was very prepared to hire me on the spot. Which he did. He asked me a few questions and listened to my answers but I think his mind was made up.

Interview Question – There really wasn't a difficult question.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There wasn't one.

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Photographer/Sales Associate Interview

Photographer/Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sears.

Interview Details – As soon as online application is processed, interviews and then hiring.

Interview Question – What is more important quick and friendly service or quality product?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?

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Photographer/Sales Associate

I interviewed at Sears in October 2010.

Interview Details – The first and second interview consisted of a group interview. The two interviewers asked questions and waiting on a response from the interviewee's which would determined who they wanted to move forward with and who they wanted to let go.

Interview Question – Why should we hire you?   Answer Question

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