Goodwill Assistant Manager Interview Questions

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Assistant Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goodwill in February 2014.

Interview Details

Two telephone interviews. Then interview with retails ales department. Then interview with HR and Director of Operations. Common interview questions. Why Goodwill? Describe your typical workday.

Interview Questions
  • How did you help a co worker advance within the company   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Assistant Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Goodwill in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was given shortly after initial resume submission. General questions on back ground. Brought in for in person interview in one of the stores to review processes and store layout. Took additional assessment test on site. Fairly straightforward interview. Nice recruiter and staff in the store. Lots of background provided on the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really anything unexpected or difficult. Fairly standard questions throughout.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Goodwill.

    Interview Details

    Turned in an application, Was called to come if for an interview with the store manager. The interview consisted of the manager telling me what the job duties were. She briefly reviewed my resume and asked me some very basic typical interview questions related to my job experience. The entire interview lasted about fifteen minutes. I was offered the job at the conclusion of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. You either have to take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Menomonee Falls, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Goodwill in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    It was a 3 step hiring process- phone interview and in person interview with a recruiter and then a 1 on 1 interview with the regional manager. At the in person interview with the recruiter you will take some sort of personality/ethics test and are then asked 7-8 behavioral questions. The interview with the Regional Manager was also behavior questions. I was interviewing for an assistant manager position, but they pulled the Bait-n-Switch on me and said that they had no open assistant manager positions and asked if I would take a lower position as a Retail Coordinator. I was told they like to start applicants with "Big Box" retail experience in a lesser position, but I was guaranteed that I could move up very quickly which ended up being a total LIE! Everything that I was told I would be doing in the Retail Coordinator position was a complete lie. I didn't have any additional responsibilities and felt like I was just a regular employee who had to put away clothing and items with the added responsibility of doing returns and dealing with upset customers! Goodwill is not a good company! I don't recommend working for them at all.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your weaknesses or where do you see yourself needing the most improvement?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation! Was interviewed 3 times for an assistant manager position and was then offered a lower position of Retail Coordinator
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goodwill in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    phone interview then 1on 1, waited 2 days they need more references then in 1 week got a e mail saying not interested

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Antioch, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Antioch, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Goodwill in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    One time orintation and application process.

    Negotiation Details
    No need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Goodwill in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Pick a good example with a positive outcome where you can speak comfortably about a serious challenge and the logical steps you took to overcome it. Outline the situation, talk about the action you took, talk about what the results where and try to quantify if possible. For extra points use reflection to indicate what you learnt from this situation and how you would do things differently if faced with a similar problem.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult situation you have had to deal with either professionally or personally   View Answer
    • Tell me about yourself, starting from when you were a child through education and work to bring me up to the present day   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Pick a good example with a positive outcome where you can speak comfortably about a serious challenge and the logical steps you took to overcome it. Outline the situation, talk about the action you took, talk about what the results where and try to quantify if possible. For extra points use reflection to indicate what you learnt from this situation and how you would do things differently if faced with a similar problem.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goodwill in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    original interview was with store manager and the manager from a second local store which went very well. Was called back for a second interview with the regional manager, who alluded to me having the job when she said she would be in contact in a few days to get new-hire info from me. Didn't hear anything, so called the 7th day after 2nd interview and was told they were still deciding. Called again the following week and was told they didn't know what they wanted to do. At three weeks after 2nd interview, received call from store manager saying they had decided to hire within.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about Goodwill Industries besides the retail stores?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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