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Sears Loss Prevention Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
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Loss Prevention Detective Interview

Loss Prevention Detective

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Loss Prevention Manager Interview

Loss Prevention Manager

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed 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 Question – All question were basic   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Loss Prevention Associate Interview

Loss Prevention Associate
New Brunswick, NJ

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – The most difficult question, which most employers typically ask during an interview, is, "Why do you want to work here?"   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Loss Prevention Associate Interview

Loss Prevention Associate
Lithonia, GA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sears in August 2013.

Interview Details – I have no idea how the actual interview was supposed to go. Within five minutes of the interview starting I swayed away from the interview questions and began talking about fishing. My supervisor was awesome, he knew his stuff and really didn't care about how much you knew already because he was going to train you his way.

Interview Question – What is your favorite bait on a big lake for large mouth bass?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Job or no job.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Loss Prevention Associate Interview

Loss Prevention Associate
Brea, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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 Question – Explain a time where you had to overcome a difficult situation; how did you proceed?   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Loss Prevention Manager Interview

Loss Prevention Manager

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Average Interview

Loss Prevention Manager Interview

Loss Prevention Manager

I applied online and interviewed at Sears.

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

Interview Question – How would I reduce shrink in a store.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiations.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Loss Prevention Associate Interview

Loss Prevention Associate
Mary Esther, FL

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Sears in May 2012.

Interview Details – The interview was directed by the LP Manager, and was a series of questions about past work experience and the standard "tell me about a time that you..." queries.

Interview Question – The most unexpected questions that I got during my interview was when the "supervisor" began to ask me about my law enforcement background. He wasn't asking for interview purposes, he was trying to leave Sears and was asking for my advice on how he could best get into the police field.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Loss Prevention Interview

Loss Prevention

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sears in January 2014.

Interview Details – Interview process was great and simple

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Loss Prevention Manager Interview

Loss Prevention Manager
Austin, MN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Sears in November 2010.

Interview Details – The hiring process is very strict. Hiring managers are only allowed to look at people who pass a behavioral test with a "green" rating

Interview Question – When was a time where you had to crunch numbers?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They flat out told me I was going to make what I was going to make and I couldn't ask for more

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