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Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
147 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Mobile Pro Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    I applied online where I had to take a personality and ethics test. Then I received a phone call for a interview within the week. At the interview I was asked about general car knowledge and customer service experience. After the interview I was offered the job after I passed a drug test, background test, and driver history.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Commercial Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was straightforward and easy

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    the interview included background check, asking about previous employment and the second round included a tour of the store and general staff.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Genera Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    met in store and interviewed with dl

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    It was normal

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Received less than I asked for.
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Key Holder Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Barboursville, WV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Barboursville, WV
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Hired on the spot. No interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Was none.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Floor Plan Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Roanoke, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roanoke, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    First was a phone interview with the HR recruiter. She didn’t know anything about the position other than what the hiring manager gave her (which was the same as the description of the job posted online). She asked questions that could be typed into an answer box...just qualifications, experience, etc. A few days later was a phone interview from the hiring manager (I was not local so this may be in person for others). He asked lots of questions pertaining to the job, what I know, programs I’ve used, etc. Also asked questions about working in teams and how you led them. I used all examples from college experiences as I was a recent grad. A few weeks later I was then invited to the Roanoke Office for an in person interview. This was a panel interview with 5 people (one from each team I collaborate with). At this point I cannot remember many questions they asked. I don't remember them being very difficult. Most questions related to team work, being professional, etc. They knew I had no experience in doing what I was applying for so wanted to know I was going to be a good fit for the team. A week or two later the HR recruiter called me and offered a position. I asked for more money, and as expected they did not give it to me. I didnt try, but would reccommend asking for extra vacation days if no pay increase.

    I also worked at the store level before coming here so the personalitly test/drug test was not done but I know the company does this at corporate level.

    EDIT: After my first full year at corporate, no raises were given.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for a little bit more money to the HR recruiter. She talked to the hiring manager/team. She came back and said "They are staying with their current offer." I accepted anyway. Maybe try asking for more vacation if they dont give on salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Greenville, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenville, SC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Called by recruiter, phone interview with recruiter, panel interview with tests, interview with District Manager. Process took around 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical coaching and personality based interview questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was offered thet was in line with median salary and expectations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Parts Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Cloud, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Cloud, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    Personal interview manager at time of hire was thorough!

    Interview Questions
    • Was not difficult at all basice knowledge of Auto repair would get you through   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiation was take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Manager In Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Greer, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greer, SC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process at Advance Auto Parts today is automated .Through our website you place your information into a que that is rated and moved through the process based on your answers to an assessment. Based on your application job preference the assessment can be different.Individual Store Managers or regional HR reps place requisitions for job types onto the hiring system. After that any store or Hr rep can pull that information and disseminate it to the appropriate departmant.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the proper plastigage clearance for the main bearings on a 1978 Chevy 350 cid engine?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Typical negotiation. A few days of back and forth before a conclusion was reached.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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 Former Sales Associate in Xenia, OH

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