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Advance Auto Parts Interview Questions

Updated Dec 7, 2014
Updated Dec 7, 2014
159 Interview Reviews

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    Commercial Parts Pro Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    Interview was very basic. Why you are interested in the position exc.... If you have Auto Parts experience you are basically going to be able to get a job at any auto parts company.

    Negotiation Details
    Very competitive. I was asked what I made at my past place of employment ( which was a competitor Auto Parts Store ) Advance paid me a substantial amount more at the first offer. I felt it was fair and I accepted the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I didn't even remember I had applied. They called me about a month later. I was the only female there but they were really cool. It was a simple interview, they checked my availability asked basic questions about me and if I could fulfill the job requirements. They called me back with an offer about 4days later.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were simple and typical interview questions   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I declined because I had already gotten another job.

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Mobile Parts Pro Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parma, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parma, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Key Holder Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    The interview was pretty basic. Was asked to explain a few parts of a car and how they worked. After that was offered a job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Unable to negotiate starting salary as I was desperate for a new job and had no experience.
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Commercial Parts Pro Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received a call about setting up an interview for part time job. Called back and set up an interview. During this first interview I was asked if i was interested in management, said yes and was set up for 2 more interviews, one at another store and another with the division manager. After the first interview I took an automotive knowledge assessment test. My second interview was with a store manager at a different store, this one wasn't really an interview as I wasn't really asked any questions, we really just had a conversation. The third interview was more intense and had some tough questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to inspire someone else   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate, did not feel like I was able to.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Commercial Parts Pro Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carthage, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carthage, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    Was turned onto the position by a current employee, brought in to interview, took assessment, received papers for drug testing, signed forms for MVR certification, took drug test, went for second interview, agreed on wage and hours, was put on schedule.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think you are worth for hourly pay?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    SALES ASSOCIATE BILINGUAL Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Davenport, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Davenport, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied through the careers site and I was contacted about a month later to interview. We talked about engines and practically mentioned every part and system in a car. We talked in both English and Spanish to demonstrate my ability to communicate in both languages. Received a conditional offer of employment and the paperwork for the drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • If you know engine parts and their job you won't have any problems.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate since I didn't have a job at that time and I knew that they wouldn't get close to what I wanted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Its better if you know somebody.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Retail Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    After Application received phone call to schedule a date of interview. Interview was re-scheduled 2 times. After interview drug test that was followed by a work week.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond for a customer.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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