Advance Auto Parts Interview Questions

Updated Mar 19, 2015
Updated Mar 19, 2015
173 Interview Reviews

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    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    About a 15 minute interview. The interview was way under dress compared to me, but had a lot of questions on experience and achievements. Met in a conference room setting, one-on-one.

    Interview Questions
    • What did you do for blank company and what was your best achievement while you were there?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Mobile Parts Pro Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    online application, call from store manager, one on one interview with store manager, provide store manager with info that I already supplied in my online application; get drug test form from store manager. pass drug test, hired

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Commercial Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The application on the website was long but fairly easy. The interview was short, more conversational and they wanted to know my availability more and after a drug test I was hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't a difficult question, very straightforward   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Advance Auto Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    I only went on one interview with one manager. He asked questions about my previous work history. The interview lasted about five minutes. He was late for my interview because they were short on drivers. He told me they had to run a SLED background and a DMV background check.He gave me a paper to take for my drug test and said we will discuss what I would be getting paid after I took the drug test. (Which I thought was a little backwards most place tell you that information the same day they say you have the job)He called me back within three days of me taking my drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult question just all basic interview questions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    If you are going to work here find out what you are going to get paid before you accept the offer because there is no room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    You have to speak to several people and do some role playing for them to hire hard and the right mix. Upper management made you feel comfortable through out process. And good pace for the whole process.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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