Eastern Mountain Sports

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    Store Guide Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyannis, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyannis, MA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Eastern Mountain Sports.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process starts with a walking application. Once this is completed, you wait for the hiring manager to call you in for an interview. You might end waiting for a few month depending on the season, but it could only be a few weeks.After the interview, it takes another week or two while they verify references then they call you with an offer if they decide to hire you. Do not expect a call back if you are not hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Its been a while, but beware the dreaded "sell me this pen question".   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Guide Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Eastern Mountain Sports.

    Interview Details

    I came into the store and filled out an application. I spoke with the store manager and explained why I wanted to work there and asked if I could come in for an interview. I was given a date for the following week for an interview. I arrived for the interview and was only asked a few simple questions. The conversation quickly turned to how much the pay would be and when I could start.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. I was told that $10 /hr is the best they can do.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Guide Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    hiring process was just an interview and then a reference call check. there wasn't really too much to it, basically just like any other retail interview process. then you go through some video training (which isn't really that useful) and you are ready to go

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    If you get called in for an interview, chances are you have already secured the job. It is a pretty easy process. Best ways to impress them is sharing previous outdoor experience and gear knowledge. The next best thing is going to be to have some sort of customer service experience. If you have those, and they have an open position, you'll get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • What is an experience you had that you felt you had failed?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not have a chance to negotiate, not sure if there was even an opportunity to. Wasn't prepared.
    Accepted Offer
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Eastern Mountain Sports.

    Interview Details

    As an internal applicant I had to do a career advancement form. This form should be extremely thorough and endorsed by your store manager. I had 5 pages for this, including examples from this and other jobs. After this goes to the DM, you are offered an interview. You are then interviewed by the regional manager. It is a fairly straightforward process. Just be sure to be thorough and to ask a lot of questions from others already in this position.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked if I could be given an extra $5000 in my budget where would I use it. I opted for training, which was a good response. Always try to think what would benefit the store the most in the long run, and what will affect the most customers immediately.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Another great opportunity presented itself simultaneously.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Maintenance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peterborough, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peterborough, NH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Eastern Mountain Sports.

    Interview Details

    The interview process took place at the annual Job Fair and my Resume was reviewed by a Warehouse Supervisor and the Facility Manager decided to hire me Full time due to a situation where I needed insurance. It was a pleasant experience and they made you feel like part of the family! Later into the Employment my resume was reviewed again and I replaced an Associate who was leaving Maintenance.

    Interview Questions
    • I do not remember any for Warehouse Worker. Maintenance came at a later date because of another review of my Resume.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Guide Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Eastern Mountain Sports.

    Interview Details

    I got called in for an interview, and granted that i have worked many jobs and have 2 degrees, this was one of the most intense interview for a 10/hr position. Questions varied from describe a position of leadership, or a time in your life when you had to convince someone to do something that they didn't want to do. Very strange questions for a regular sales position for poor pay. Following the manager could not verify all of my references and made me submit new ones.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a tough work situation which you managed to resolve?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I needed a job
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Eastern Mountain Sports/Bike Shop Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Collegeville, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Collegeville, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Eastern Mountain Sports in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Pretty straight forward process. Sent my resume and meet with the Bike Shop Manager and Assistant Manager. One interview and had the position.

    Negotiation Details
    I got what I asked for, but I could have gotten more. Times have changed since, so that may not be true today.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Guide Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Eastern Mountain Sports in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    4 interviews to become a part time guide. A little excessive. What can I say: it was 2009 and I was desperate for a job like 1,000,000 other Americans. The process seemed lengthy, unorganized and a little over the top. It was difficult to determine if it was a legitimate and thoughtful delay to ensure smart hiring or if the powers that be were uncertain of what their precise needs were. Could be really intimidating for younger applicants that are new to interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be willing to relocate? (for 12-15 hours a week)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Eastern Mountain Sports in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was relaxed but in depth, and indicative of the corporate culture. Eastern Mountain Sports has honed their corporate culture over the past decade or so and takes great strides to hire individuals who embody "the mountain life". Although I was not offered the position, I feel a good foundation was laid for me to explore other opportunities with the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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