Ace Hardware Sales Associate Interview Questions

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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pensacola, FL
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Ace Hardware (Pensacola, FL).

Interview

Talked to both managers. One about knowledge of hardware and landscaping. I knew quite a bit because my father is a landscaper. I grew up helping him and that is how I met this manager at this particular Ace. It was the only hardware for miles. You need to be able to lift 10+lbs because they sell concrete, wood, and many other things that sometimes customers need help getting in to their cars. The other manager (his wife), I talked to her about how to handle customers, the phone and POS. I became their cashier BUT I also re-stocked when the trucks came in weekly, loaded cars, cut keys, filled chlorine containers, helped customers find what they need (gave recommendations) and answered the phone. This job, even to this day, has been my favorite. I knew the customers by name and my managers gave me the chance to prove myself at such a young age. It was an amazing learning experience.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Not that great. i wish it could have gone better but I guess I didn't have what they wanted. It's a shame but I wish it was managed better as well.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oceanside, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Ace Hardware (Oceanside, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Walked in completed application to store owner; was in for personal interview about 2 weeks later- interview consisted basically of few specific questions regarding my work in sales and if I had any specific hardware knowledge and the like. 20 minutes duration.

    Negotiation

    was able to start at pay just slghtly above min. wage

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Ace Hardware (Atlanta, GA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    The hiring process was very smooth and fast. Someone called me back a few days after I applied. The interview was casual and stress free. All the employees were very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • My interviewer asked me if I knew who tom cruise was...   1 Answer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Iowa City, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Ace Hardware (Iowa City, IA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Ace was still doing walk-in applications in 2008. I filled out an application on site, got a phone call, came in for an interview that lasted for less than an hour

    Interview Questions

    • I didn't get a difficult or unexpected question. The manager was looking for a specific skill set, experience, reason for interest in the job. My Dad worked construction. That worked for him   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation phase

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Ace Hardware (Pittsburgh, PA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    My interview was quite simple. The owner of the store asked me basic questions about myself to see if I would be a good fit. We talked about my current experience and weather or not I was qualified for the job. I was then hired at the end of the interview and began to be explained store policy.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you approach a customer that looks like "they are lost"?   Answer Question
    • What would you do in the even you witnessed shoplifting?   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Ace Hardware (Minneapolis, MN) in April 2010.

    Interview

    I was looking for a job with flexible hours because I was in college and needed a part-time job. I was directed by a friend who works for a family owned hardware store and decided to give it a shot. Actually, I was helping him out with a project when the owner came in and liked my shop skills. He basically hired me on the spot without conducting an official interview. I am now management.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ace Hardware (Chapel Hill, NC) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Spoke with manager while shopping and scheduled an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Reason for gap in employment?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Was offered a full time position at another company.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dover, DE
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ace Hardware (Dover, DE) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Met with the manager to review job. Basic questions. Nothing over the top.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    none

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Ace Hardware (Salt Lake City, UT) in April 2009.

    Interview

    filled out simple application and was called days later. Very simple interview nothing to worry about.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    How does 9.00 sound?

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