Sears Loss Prevention Interview Questions

Updated Oct 19, 2014
Updated Oct 19, 2014
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    Loss Prevention Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Passaic, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Passaic, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was very easy, if they need people, they will contact you quickly. I applied and the next day they called. Had interview the following day, had to do a drug test and background check and after maybe 2 weeks i started working.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Loss Prevention Detective Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Sears in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, took assessment at that time. Received a call from the LPM I would be working for to set up an interview about 3 days after applying. LPM was very laid back and around my age. Interview was mostly skipped as all the questions were about sales, LPM said "you aren't selling anything in this job". Set up a 2nd interview halfway through the first, for the following day. 1st interview took 45mins to an hour.

    2nd interview was with the store manager, who only looked over the first interview notes and verified it was correct. Was given notice I would receive offer via email later that day. 2nd interview took 10 mins.

    Email came with extremely low offer. Talked with recruiter about the pay and ended up getting exactly what I asked for. Which was $3.40/hr more than originally offered.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you had a difficult situation where you had to think fast?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated $3.40 more than original offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Loss Prevention Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sears in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    1.Submit resume online, sometime later you may recieve a reply from a recruiter from Sears, who may send you a link to complete their online assessment test. Or you may recieve a rejection notice, or nothing at all. If you pass the assessment test they may contact you a week or 2 later (or again maybe a rejection notice, or nothing. If they decide to go further, they will contact you via email to set up a phone interview. The phone interview is pretty short, where they tell you about the position, they may ask about some prior job experience, and basic get to know you questions, If they like your responses they will invite you for an interview and set a time and date. The interview maybe a "hiring event" where they schedual many people to show up at the same time, and you may or may not even interview with the manager of the store for which you actually applied. If you are just given a date and time, you may or may not even interview with the manager they arranged for you to interview with in the first place. They also have sent me to the wrong store location, and I was forced to drive many miles to the other store location. They may or may not make an offer for employment right away, and you will have to wait for them to contact you.

    I have noticed all the area loss prevention managers were hispanic, and the only candidates to recieve job offers were hispanic. (this has been the case for every retailer I have ever worked for)

    I believe there is a racial bias, and they do not have diversity or EOE.

    I have worked in retail for well over 10 years, and know the scams, the tricks etc. that theives use, additionally I am well versed in safety protocols that is also one duty of loss prevention as well. I have personally prevented numerous potential losses due to both customer and employee theft.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Loss Prevention Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    two interviews, one with DLPM and another with the Store manager. Both interviews were asked the same questions and they were the basic questions. The hardest part was the pre-test when you first apply.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Loss Prevention Detective Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Sears in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I started off by looking directly at the website for openings. I filled out the application around 2 in the morning. The hiring manager called around 3 in the afternoon asking if I would take the pre-employment test. It was 90 questions and you could not use any aid. Passed with flying colors, but I had managed a similar dept. since 2012 so I've been the interviewer asking similar questions. I then was scheduled for a panel interview. It was with the hiring manager and store manager. This was more of an interrogation and the questions were constant for 65 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • If you've never been a manger, you'd drown. They base their questions on being a "manager" not an employee working under someone.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They asked me what I wanted to be paid, and the hiring manager had to duke it out with the district manager. They really wanted me and offered on the spot contingent on a clean pee test and background check
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Loss Prevention Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Brunswick, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Brunswick, NJ
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was relatively simple. First, you interview with the manager of the department you'll be working in, then you interview with the store manager. Both interviews are fairly generic, consisting of typical interviewing questions. Then you go take a drug test and if hired, you come in for orientation, then a few days to a week of online training. Eventually you'll get a key to the LP office/camera room, then you're all set...

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question, which most employers typically ask during an interview, is, "Why do you want to work here?"   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Loss Prevention Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sears in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    My first interview went without a hitch, the loss prevention manager was a nice guy and easy-going, wouldn't have minded working alongside of him. Described to me in detail what was to be expected of me and what to expect on the daily basis. He gave me reassurance that I was pretty much ready to go and it looked good. Good guy like I said, I don't blame him. Was pretty sure at that point I got the job, WRONG. Said that he'd move me over to the meet the store manager for the 2nd interview. Never receiving a call from the store manager himself, a few days later I received an email saying "Your candidacy will no further be pursued at this time.".

    Store manager couldn't even bother calling me/meeting me to tell me in-person that the position had been filled, nothing. Now it goes without saying that I don't believe I'm entitled to such personal notification, but the reoccurring issue among today's employment opportunities is that "disconnect" that really removes the human element, simply resulting in laziness and an overall lack of motivation by management to keep candidates interested in other job opportunities by the same company/location. Not surprised at that point, I decided I would never bother dealing with Sears again because of the abundance of managerial issues I have read so much about thanks to this website; I should've known going into Sears to expect as much. Being that I had no loss prevention experience, I tried for an entry-level gig (this job posting listed "18+ years of age to apply.") at Sears for a good starting point to LP. My personal qualifications were well beyond what was required and that may have been the problem, for all I know. Those with college level degrees and certificates, be wary! Never again...

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time where you had to overcome a difficult situation; how did you proceed?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Loss Prevention Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews were squished into 1.5. There was the portion of the interview that involved scripted questions "describe a time you..." Then I was asked to tell a little more about myself. After that there was some questions about availability and salary requirements. I was sent home and called by the store manager later that week.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not receive many curve balls in this interview. My advice is fairly general. Be confident, be ready to show what you have to offer, and show genuine interest in the job.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Loss Prevention Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received two assessments and interviewed with Store Manager and District Lp Manager.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Loss Prevention Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sears in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was great and simple

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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