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    Receiving Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Sears in December 2014.

    Interview

    Applyed in January, got a call around May to set up an interview. Interviewed with the assistant store manager, then got called by the receiving manager and was offered a job.

    Interview Questions

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    Receiving Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    applied online, came in talked to two managers and the backroom lead

    Negotiation

    negotiation? im at 7.25 after 2 years. there is no negotiation

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    Receiving Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Sears (Columbus, OH).

    Interview

    The process was rather easy, they seemed desperate to find individuals that were willing to work for them on second or third shift. They asked very basic questions about previous warehouse jobs and if you had at least 4 to 5 years of experience they put you on a fast track to being hired.

    Interview Questions

    • If you have done distribution in a large box then all questions were easy.   Answer Question
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    Receiving Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    They hiring process is a very smooth process that is not that difficult at all it is usually seperated into two interviews. One will be with a particular department manager and then another one will be with another manager andf they will give you a tour of the store and all the areas.

    Interview Questions

    • Not really any difficult question   1 Answer
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    Receiving Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morrow, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Sears (Morrow, GA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    I applied to sears originally for cashier position online not too bad there were 65 questions on there but pretty quick short questions and got called the next day offering a receiving associates position and I agreed to it after they briefly described to me what they do. That same week on a Friday I had the interview first with the receiving sales lead and then I thought I was done but he had told me he enjoyed listening to my responses and that he was going to see if his supervisor approved of me .....then his supervisor interviewed me minutes later lol but both interviewers were fair and were friendly except for the first one lol but I guess cuss the supervisor was only working there for six months as he told me in the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • the 2nd interviewer had the hardest questions but only hard if you had no experience .....like discuss a time you had to deal with a irritated customer and how did you handle it ?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    my offer was just 7.25 hr no negotiation ...only 25 cents less then what I was making at mcdonalds so wasn't really a big deal to me only about 9 dollars less a week then what I use to make at mcdonalds so ......

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    Receiving Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Two interviews back to back, professional, hired on the spot

    Interview Questions

    • They have a script of questions that HR often will ask at many companies, just company policy I thought   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, I just had to start at what they asked

  8.  

    Receiving Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westminster, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Sears (Westminster, CA).

    Interview

    I got interviewed during hiring season for Black Friday, so they needed the extra help. That's probably why I felt the interview was very rushed and throughout the whole thing, I had a good feeling they were already going to hire me. They asked more than once if I was able to work on Black Friday, so I assume that's what they needed workers for. I got hired as a seasonal worker.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you received very good customer service.   1 Answer
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    Receiving Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Sears (Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online, passed the assessment and was able to automatically schedule for an interview. I recommend calling 24 hrs before your interview to make sure they've got you on file, because they didn't at first when I got there, but they managed to check the site for my application. Anyways, it's a 2 interview process. Both have some sort of template for questions. Both managers were super cool and friendly to interview with. It was a great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you made a mistake and were held accountable for it.   1 Answer
    • Tell me about two goals that you accomplished that other people set for you.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you exceeded someone's expectations.   Answer Question
    • What do you expect of your manager?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a challenge you had and how you overcame it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, they start out at minimum wage.

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    Receiving Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sears (Bowling Green, KY) in June 2012.

    Interview

    This has changed since I was hired there they now have a three step interview process. Where it was just a one step when I started.

    Interview Questions

    • Management hires who they want not who's best for the job.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Pay wasn't enuff.

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    Seasonal Receiving Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Sears (Jacksonville, FL) in November 2011.

    Interview

    All applications are filled out online. If you answer questions appropriately, you will get an opportunity to schedule an interview at the end of the application.

    When I showed up for the interview, I initially spoke briefly with the HR manager and then was brought to a small (claustrophobic) office where a myriad of "official" questions totally unrelated to the job and its duties were asked. The interviewer (Lead Associate) even remarked during the interview how he hated asking all of these stupid questions that had nothing to do with the job.

    After that was done, I spoke again with the HR manager who scheduled me a drug test at a local clinic (paid for by Sears). After a background check was run and the drug test results came back, I was offered the position.

    The advice I would offer is that although the position could be filled by a highly trained chimp, come prepared because the typical interview questions are asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you made an error and how did you fix it?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. The salary for this position was minimum wage... $7.31 an hour.

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