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Updated Jan 18, 2015
Updated Jan 18, 2015
166 Interview Reviews

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    Can be a long process depending on district needs. Panel interviews , role playing Waiting on call backs. The process can be daunting patience is a plus. Job offer is basic very little room to negotiate salary

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Delivery Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    The interview was simple and quick. It took two weeks to get a return on back ground check and MVR status. I was interviewed by two men for the job as their delivery driver. I was asked various questions about vehicles, delivering parts, and up selling.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and contacted by telephone one week later. Interview consisted of an explanation as to taking a test and filling out a questionnaire on knowledge of retail sales in auto parts and customer service. At no time did the manager personally ask any questions of me. Claiming to be to busy to talk. Process took 35 minutes and when finished no one was available to talk to me concerning the position for the manager had left for a lunch brake. Another sales rep. told me I would be contacted in three to five days with an answer. I stopped by the store eight days later to follow up was greeted rudely by manager told interview process would end January 01,2015. No additional follow up made have very poor opinion of manager.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Retail Salesperson Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Lengthy online test process before you even get considered for an interview, but after that it's pretty easy. Got an interview with two different locations within a week. Interview will vary greatly depending on your location's General Manager, but both of mine were extremely easy. I got 1 or 2 very basic automotive questions. At this time I knew almost nothing about cars and still answered the questions fine. A few very basic questions like why do you want to work here, past job experience, schooling, etc. At both of my interviews, there were basically no situational or behavioral questions (ie tell me a time that you... what would you do if... etc). Basically after that, I got a job offer on the spot, pending a drug test.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    My manager was very nice about the offer. He offered $0.50 above minimum wage because he thought that I knew a decent amount about the automotive industry based on interview. Not much negotiation seemed available, so I accepted the offer without negotiation. He gave me a $0.25 raise within a few months without me asking for it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Delivery Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    Be prepared for some serious ridiculousness here. Before the interview, they're already asking questions that it's illegal for them to ask. If HR represents the rest of the company, just pass on these guys. They asked for my birthdate. That's asking how old I am. They asked if I had recently been released from a penal institution and asked it in such a way that one could see that a yes answer wasn't a deal breaker. They asked for my social security number. I have had my accounts hacked already by a different employer who did that and had a less than honest HR person working there. They had a test that wanted to know how I work under stress. The whole process was meant to be, and is, demeaning.

    Interview Questions
    • How old are you?
      What's your social security number?
      Have you recently been released from a penal institution?
       
      View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Assistant General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    Informal but professional. Once the online app was complete, I went to store and did a 1 on 1 interview with the GM. After a 20 min interview, I was offered the position and took it on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Short & sweet
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The hardest part of getting the job is the online application. if you can manage to pass it, and there is an open position, you most likely will get it. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT CARS.

    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Commercial Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    The company will make you go through what is probably a very typical hiring process while the assessment you are required to take in the beginning is very long & you answer the questions over & over.

    1. Assessment (Very Long)
    2. HR Phone Interview
    3. Face-to-face interview / panel interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Normal
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    First step was a call with a recruiter and a "personality" test, pretty standard. It was followed up by a panel conference call, personally a first for me. Approximately 2 weeks later I had a formal panel with the Area HR manager, Regional HR ,the RVP and another personal who's title escapes me. standard behavior questions with some others added to the mix.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you waste money by going to an ivy league school if you were going to work in the automotive industry?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The personality fit between myself and the person who would be my direct supervisor did not feel like it would be a great partnership.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    COUNTER SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One interview by general manager. Was asked basic automotive questions. Very short interview. Asked about previous work experience, nothing to difficult to answer. Very laid back experience. Had to pass a drug test. Started the following week.

    Accepted Offer

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