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Sales Mobile Parts Pro Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in October 2013.
Interview Details – All testing is done over the phone including giving them all your personal information.This includes drivers license info and social security number.Testing is easy if you have common sense and sales knowledge.Auto knowledge is really secondary and pretty unimportant to be hired.Interviews at least where I worked were conducted by managers that have no people skills and are less than bright.I can't say if its like that at all the stores but was were I interviewed.
Interview Question – Have you ever stolen anything for a company that you worked for.WAS A VERY LONG TEST FOR SUBSTANDARD PAY.The hardest part is getting through the1 hr long online test which was more interested in sales skills than knowledge of auto parts. If you have any sales experience the test is common sense.After taking the job I continued to get calls from every Advance store in the city.This is the cheapest company that you will ever come across.No benefits except for 20% off on prts.Cheaper to buy from them online.Pathetic..I do believe that you can move up the ladder quickly if you have a little personality,averge IQ and a lot of patience.You will need to have a lot of outside financial help and a lot of patience if this is the career path you choose. View Answer
Negotiation Details – short interview by unqualified managers
Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in October 2013.
Interview Details – Must apply online first, then contact the store you desire to work at and notify the manager to pull your application for an interview. I visited the store and spoke with the manager. I had to return several times to meet with the local manager.
Interview Question – How would I handle a customer who is upset with our product and wants to return it without a receipt? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiating. I accepted the offer that was offered.
Mobile Parts Pro Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in August 2012.
Interview Details – I applied after about 2 days they called to go on a 1 on1 interview rom there I had to go on a small seminar on parts which took place the next day then we were told what our training store would be
Interview Question – There was really none, when they hit me was when I started working there Answer Question
Negotiation Details – not much he gave me a salary and I accepted
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Advance Auto Parts
Interview Details – very simple on phone interview and 2 people asked a few questions and they were very patient to listen to the whole thing till the time you stop saying and the whole thing lasted only 30 minutes
Interview Question – Nothing was unexpected nothing to worry about Answer Question
Delivery Driver Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in May 2014.
Interview Details – Phone interview, person to person interview, was hired and began testing on company history, company values, product expansion and future expectations. I was given criteria for delivery position and GS2 sales course which was passed and final decision was to hire me.
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Sales Person Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.
Interview Details – I was hired only because my ability to speak Spanish fluently. I think that my experience and education were not taken into account. Everything is managed in a rush. There is no time to ask how much are you going to receive hourly or monthly, Not even what are going to be your schedule.
Interview Question – They need me because they did not have enough people to fill the vacancies or maybe because people do no last longer there. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation at all.
Store Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.
Interview Details – Sent in resume. Received a call for a interview at a local hotel. There were three managers that conducted the interview. They were reading off a preset list of questions. Then they graded you on your response.
Interview Question – Questions were fairly common but they followed a script. Then you were graded on your response? Answer Question
General Warehouse Worker Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in February 2010.
Interview Details – First was phone interview, then got called in to do panel interview with head of DC for Lakeland facility in addition to two other managers. Asked me about past experience in warehouses and why I left. Overall was just behavioral questions to see how you would work in team environment
Interview Question – Just asked about past work history, basic behavioral questions, did I have any experience operating warehouse equipment i.e. pallet jack, cherry picker, forklift View Answer
Negotiation Details – Starting pay in 2010 was 10.75, take it or leave it, now believe it starts at 11.54 hrly without shift bonus ie first shift
Store Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.
Interview Details – I received a call from a company recruiter to schedule a phone interview then One phone interview and about a week later an interview with the district manager. A couple of emails later within the following week) I was offer the job.
Interview Question – standand structioned questions: Tell me about a time when... Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very close to what I asked for.
Key Holder Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in June 2010.
Interview Details – Short and basic. I had to discuss how i would sale add on items with major parts of sale. to max out sales goals. And when it came to my salary I said onr thing and her counter offer was minimum wage. At that time was only 8.45 pr hour and part time. Thats why ou wont to make this job only one of two that you have,
Interview Question – If i could speak Spanish? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Unfair, like pulling teeth.
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