I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Aaron's in March 2013.
Interview Details – Easy to follow, online, and a great opportunity to find out about Aarons first hand from those who work in the stores. All interviews are conducted at the store so you will able to watch and ask questions about the day to day operations.
Interview Question – Tell me what you know about Aarons? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Aaron's in January 2013.
Interview Details – Supposed to be two interviews but ihred me after one. Interview was relatively easy no difficult questions, just questions based on assessment answers and work history.
Interview Question – None Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Job entailed calling people of accounts who haven't paid bill and collecting.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Aaron's.
Interview Details – Was passed along to other managers, each of whom had different roles in mind. The last person wanted to set up another interview but never returned my call in order to do so. All stated they would call regardless because that's the right thing to do, according to them. None ever did.
Interview Question – Never had interview questions presented. Each person I spoke to explained the role and then we would have a conversation about my experience and how it tied into their role. View Answer
I applied online - interviewed at Aaron's in November 2012.
Interview Details – The hiring proccess is not that good. I was called in for an interview and was told that there was a 99.9% chance that i was hired. I never got called back.
Interview Question – What is the most difficult sales posiiton that i've been in Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Aaron's in October 2012.
Interview Details – Applied online and received a call the next day to schedule an interview with GM. Standard questions about background. Since mine was military, I got through easy on the management experience. Salary and hours are discussed, with no room for negotiation on hours.. They are long. Sunday is the only day off. Salary turns out to be less the minimum wage because of the hours.
Interview Question – Would you be comfortable going in to high crime areas to make collections? View Answer
Reason for Declining – I am retired, and don't need a position that desperately.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Aaron's in August 2012.
Interview Details – made to appear tough but very laid back once the questions start flowing
Interview Question – Do you value your personal time? View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – pay and overtime
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Aaron's in June 2012.
Interview Details – the interview went great. The regional manager was very informative and laid everything out on the table. The hiring process was horrible. I was lead on, told they were looking at other people before i was finally offered the job.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Aaron's in February 2012.
Interview Details – I was first contacted and eventually met with the General Manager of the Dade City location. After the initial interview, I was recommended for a follow-up meeting with the District Manager, who's office is within the Spring Hill location. I felt comfortbale and relaxed with the first interview in Dade City and honestly got along with the GM. Job details were somewhat vague, with compensation being the major one that somehow was unable to be discussed in this interview. I felt that was a bit sketchy and now I know why. The expectations I got from our conversation were that I would be working 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday with Sundays off), 45-50 hours per week depending on need, and be required to make collection phone calls and/or visitations to customer's homes between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 pm. I then met with the DM in Spring Hill and the opportunity went from being exciting to almost a scary joke. The DM made several comments in an attempt to down play my experience so that I would feel humbled enough to accept his less than adequate offer that would eventually follow his browbeating style of conversation. I was basically told that my 15+ years of successful sales management meant little and that I was merely an "unproven commodity" in his eyes. The attempt to make you feel less about yourself and downplay your experience is simply a tactic to ease you into their under paid and overworked management positions. He suggested that in order to become a GM of my own store I would need to train and work in the other two remaining manager positions, which could take anywhere from 12 to 18 months depending on how fast I learn each role within the store. Needless to say, I did not accept the position. This position pays anywhere from $25,000-$35,000 before bonuses, with the base salary being based off of your previous experience. The constant hiring posts and re-posts on internet job boards is an obvious statement that very few people accept these positions and/or work in them very long. I am not suggesting that all locations are the same, but that is for you to compare and contrast on your own! Good luck and happy job hunting!
Reason for Declining – Too low of pay for requirements of position.
Very Easy Interview
The process took a day - interviewed at Aaron's in January 2012.
Interview Details – I was called by the regional manager and invited to come to a store 35 minutes away from where I live for an interview. Over the phone, he asked two preliminary questions: (1) what sports I played in college and (2) what military experience I had, if any. (He might as well have asked me what my favorite boy band was; it would have been just as relevant.) On the evening of the interview, I waited, seated on a scratched ("certified pre-leased") leather love seat, for forty minutes while the regional manager talked with someone else. Once it was my turn, I was ushered into a small, bizarre office (the "closing room") and asked the same questions he had asked me over the phone and very little else. I was offered a job on the spot--and I really don't think it was because I had an especially outstanding resume or qualifications. I think he looked at me and saw a doughy, malleable little twenty-something who would do anything to get paid more than $9 per hour--and that was mostly true.
Negotiation Details – I was told what the job was called and what it paid. I was told I would get commission for furniture and appliance I sold, but this was a blatant lie.
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Aaron's in December 2011.
Interview Details – I initially applied for the position on an internet job board. They are always accepting applications, but I was lucky that they were about to open a brand new store and needed to hire someone within a few weeks. I had a one-on-one interview with the Assistant Regional Manager. It was a very laid back interview with good conversation both ways. After the interview, I was scheduled for the drug test/background check and hired when the results came in.
Interview Question – What are you goals that getting a management trainee position can help you achieve? Answer Question
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