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Walmart Shift Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jan 12, 2015
Updated Jan 12, 2015
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    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 9+ monthsinterviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    If you need a job now or in a month, avoid Wal-Mart. They have the longest hiring process I have ever experienced. 9 months! Most of the time you have no idea where you stand, DO NOT quit your job until you are working for the company, expect an 8 week stay away from home while in training, expect to be placed far away from home, I have seen so many managers get placed hours way from where they live. The AMT training class does NOT prepare you for how crazy and wild a real store is or how insane some of the managers are, if you are hired as an ASM, GOOD LUCK, you will most likely have multiple Shift Managers bullying you around all the time, and most of the time none of them are on the same page. Forget what they taught you in AMT, that is just a PR machine churning for no reason at all except to give people a false hope and sense of what a REAL manager position at Wal-Mart is like.
    They fly you through that class so fast you most likely will not have learned much from it. You will learn early on , within a week or two, that your HR Market Manager, Market Manager, Store Mnager and Some Shift Managers did not go through that training.
    Yeah they teach about taking temps on trucks and that ONLY salaried managers can unload a truck, or break the seal BUT, you will most likely be so overwhelmed that you make a Zone Manager or Support Manager do it, and guess what, they most likely did not check temps, left a pallet on the truck, left a pallet in the backroom off refrigeration.
    So give these things some thought as the AMT training is part of your on-boarding, also you can fail this class, but the facilitators can care less if you succeed or fail!! But they will send you packing if you break the rules, and that means no job!
    Good Luck!

    Interview Questions
    • One of the interview pieces is for you to present a business case. In my scenario it was a Pharmacy down the street that Wal-Mart ironically put out of business. How would you get the customers in to your store, for me it was obvious, Wal-Mart shut everything else in town down, BUT, you have to come up with plans to get the business, very basic presentation to be honest.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Long, exhausting and far too many interviews.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Situational based questions that are open ended questions. Always looking for what you would do as a leader in the work force. Previous interviews with Wal-Mart set a similar basis for the questions asked during the interview. Always prepare situations that show a positive outcome for the decision made. Always be prepared to end with what the outcome was for the situation.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Pay is based on regional area
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    All interviews are scenario based - first interview with an hourly supervisor and the second with a salaried member of management.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warrenton, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warrenton, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Walmart in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received a call one week ago to schedule an interview. Phone interview lasted roughly 30 minutes and consisted of 8 standard questions. The crucial part is to make sure that you have detailed examples for each. If you find that there are many probing questions (questions asking for more detail off of the original question) then you need to be more explicit in your answers. If your interviewer asks the main question and all of the probing questions initially - they have no idea on how to interview! Focus on the answering the first question in great detail and the probes will be answered.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a little bit about yourself. This is the time where you get to sell yourself. Pick your strongest qualities. If you need to discuss your areas of opportunity, select something that can also be a strength. For example: I tend to analyze problems down to the smallest detail which can be time consuming.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    applied, got a call, 1 hour interview, got a call back and accepted the job.

    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    For salaried position there is a pannel interview, either shift managers/store manager for an assistant manager position, or store managers/market managers for a shift position. The interview consist of 6 competancies and they are based on how well you managed/adapted/reacted to challenges and the results.

    Interview Questions
    • They are all straight forward questions and answers, so there are no trick questions. It has to do more about how confident you are on your responses and how well spoken you are.   View Answer
    • The questions are in the following format: "tell me about a time when you were faced with a difficult assignment that needed to be done in a specific time", "tell us about the assignment, who did you involved, what were the challenges, what was the outcome, what would you do different?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiating with Walmart, the offers are non-negotiable...unless you are being hired for the store manager or market manager position. Also, if you apply for their inner city stores you will be offered an incentive
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    Called me to schedule interview and then called back the day of to reschedule. It was a panel interview of two store managers and a shift manager. Had questions that were read off, each person taking a turn. Questions were looking for specific examples of how you demonstrate your management skills. For example "Give me a specific example of a time your lead a team through a difficult situation were there was a short time frame?"

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult part of the interview was just relaxing and not getting to nervous.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offered the position told the pay scale and that it was non negotiable after accepting I was given a start date.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Exton, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Exton, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    Panel interview via phone. Then a Market management walk at a neutral store. If you make it through those two processes there is a third interview with Regional management.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary. Walmart's questions are ethical and steer towards black and white answers. Competency based questions based on job description. STAR.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary is not negotiable. RPZ rate additional to base salary with accordance to geographic location.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    The first interview and second interview can consist of 10 behavioral questions each, that seek to determine your abilities based on past experiences and your reactions to them. They generally cover basic retail topics, like: sales, store standards, diversity, ethics, financials, customer service, etc.
    It is always best to remember to answer with specific projects or experiences, while omitting other people's personal details. Remember to hit all the bases, who, what, when, where, how, and the result of your experience.

    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Walmart in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    1 interview and promoted within the company

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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