I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Duckwall-ALCO in February 2010.
Interview Details – Apply Online at alcostores.com. It's one interview where the store manager asks questions from a checklist. It's maybe 15 minutes long. Then they have you complete a 5 page assessment test. Then they run a background check. If you pass, they call you and offer you a job. They were very open to questions and quite friendly. The time between when they called me in for the interview until my first day of work was 10 days.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you failed. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The manager's hands are tied as far as pay is concerned. Everyone starts at the same rate. I was able to negotiate a good schedule for myself.
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Duckwall-ALCO in March 2010.
Interview Details – I had to fill out three different applications because two were lost. Interview was alright, but she was very harsh in terms of schedule that I had
Interview Question – The most difficult question was how I planned to better the Alco store. I didn't. I just needed a job. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Took the job, needed money. huge mistake
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3+ months - interviewed at Duckwall-ALCO in June 2011.
Interview Details – Took well over three months after offer was made to start. First I interviewed with a recruiter on the phone twice, than a face to face with the District Manager. Than had an interview with the COO.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you were asked to perform a task that was not ethical? View Answer
Negotiation Details – My recruiter handled this process for me, we set a dollar amount and it was met.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Duckwall-ALCO in May 2011.
Interview Details – Phone interview by talent recruting manager from corporate office which lasted about 30 minutes. She was very upbeat and positive. Very detailed in what job consisted of as well as benefites and expectations. Followed by an interview by the nearest District Manager which lasted about an hour or so. Typical questions about past work experience and how you handle certain situations which is pretty typical in a retail management interview.
Interview Question – What do you think of when you hear providing excellent customer service? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate as I had a certain range in mind and they offered right in the middle. Research what the pay range is and decide what your personal thresh hold is. I was offered 45k a yr during training phase and it would go up to 46.5k after training. I think you could probably get closer to 50 with some upfront negotiation.
The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Duckwall-ALCO in August 2009.
Interview Details – Sent in Resume got a phone call from some one at HR waiting a week had a 1on1 interview did not go well it was like she was in a hurry and i was only stopping her from getting something done did not write any thing down or any of my responces.
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I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Duckwall-ALCO in January 2007.
Interview Details – Submitted online application, was invited by District manager to meet and interview. Was offered position as Asst Manager that day. Interview was 30 minutes long, including a math test.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself. What attributes do you have that would make you a good fit for this company? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I had a previous history of management and asked if they would take my previous experience into consideration when discussing salary. They offered a comparable salary to my previous work history. Only advice I could give is to take the local economics into consideration when applying for a job and discussing or negotiating salary. If the economy is on a downtrend, don't expect to get the same salary you would get if the economy was running strong. If you show the employer that you have a working knowledge of the economy, then that is one more reason they should hire you.
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