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Photographer/Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

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

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
They were willing to pay above min. wage.
Accepted Offer

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    Photographer/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Asheville, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Asheville, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Photographer/Sales Associate Interview

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

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotiate; starting pay is minimum wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Photographer/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Green Bay, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Green Bay, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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.

    Interview Questions
    • How much photography experience do you have?   Answer Question
    • Are you comfortable with cold calling customers to sell appointments and packages?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you had to deal with a very difficult customer and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    • Can you meet monthly sales goals?   Answer Question
    Reasons 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).

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Photographer/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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"
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Photographer/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Photographer/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Belleville, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Belleville, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Photographer/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't one.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Photographer/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • 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?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Photographer/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Sears in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I filled out the application online. I was called in to interview one-on-one with the studio manager. She asked about previous customer service experiences. She also asked why I chose to apply at Sears, and what my experience working with children is. I was hired on the spot, and have to go back to give her my information for the background check.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. They start you at minimum wage, and offer raises upon completing training sessions.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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