BFS Retail & Commercial Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
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    Director of Stores Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at BFS Retail & Commercial in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initially, I was called to schedule a Skype, Face Time, video type of interview. This was changed to an in person interview. Then I received an email cancelling my interview. I contacted the person who cancelled the interview who indicated that this was only to cancel the video interview and that the in-person interview was still in place but the time had changed from 11 am to 9 am. I reply acknowledging that there was a time change. The reply indicated that I would be called about this time change. Nobody called. I arrived at my scheduled interview at 9 am. The interviewing managers didn't know anything about the time change. Fortunately, I brought the emails to prove my point.

    The managers were scrambling to rearrange their morning schedules to accommodate me. I wish they hadn't. My one hour scheduled interview was rushed to a 45 minute window.

    Basically, the interview abruptly ended. "You will hear from us. Good Bye."

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time when you used your financial data to form a strategy.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Human Resources Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at BFS Retail & Commercial in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    First: Phone interview with hiring manager
    Second: Panel intervie with hiring manager and 2 senior operators

    My process ended there because I made the decision to withdraw as a result of how the panel interview process went. I did not feel it was the appropriate cultural fit based on a lack of proessional courtest extended to me during the panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were not difficult, but also not behaviorial based and more theoretical than most employers prefer.

      I did not take notes during my process as I was told my notes would be collected and kept with them. I had questions written I wanted to ask, which indeed were collected at the end (again - took no notes because in general, my notes center on concerns I have with the company/their responses or positives which may benefit me, or help me benefit the company in the role).

      One member of the panel was checking and responding to text and emails on her phone while interviewing.

      Others on the panel were great, very engaged.

      I withdrew from consideration when I get to my car.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at BFS Retail & Commercial.

    Interview Details

    I Spoke with District manager after filling out an application online. I had friends who had worked there after coming out of college so that helped because my friends were hard workers.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    He said he has never offered more than a certain amount ($17/hour) to a college grad for this position. I naively believed that and shook his hand.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BFS Retail & Commercial.

    Interview Details

    Pretty easy. A lot of informal talk. They are just feeling you out for the most part. Not much to say other than, it was a great experience.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at BFS Retail & Commercial in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. I recieved a phone call asking me a few basic questions just to verify things on my resume. Next I was offered an Interview where I met with a district manager and a regional HR rep. Interview itself took about an hour. Mainly asked questions about my previous experience, education, group/team work ablities, and my goals.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your greatest strength/weakness?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you took a leadership role in a group situation.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiation. Sales associate is entry level.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Retail Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at BFS Retail & Commercial in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through Careerbuilder.com. I got the call to set up an interview with the manager of the store that I was going to work at. After that interview I went to Birmingham (the next day) to interview with the District manager. I got the call with the offer on my way home that day.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to handle an irate customer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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