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Assistant Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

I applied online,then did the assessment.recruiter responded in about a week.I was asked to interview with a store manager and if that went well,you were asked to interview with another store manager who if you passed that interview,you then had an interview with the district manager

Accepted Offer

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Multiple stages and interviews with different levels of employees. But was not given a true idea of what to expect.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating just an offer and acceptance.
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Kmart in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and did alot of tests regarding charts and percentage sales question(s) was then contacted by HR Recruiter for the company with a phone interview of 10 detail question(s) regarding my retail background. I was Interviewed in person by a newly promoted District HR with doing another written retail test pertaining to my manager skills. Then a final in person Interview with the District Manager along with the District HR with more detailed question(s) regarding my Management background and skill set. Be prepared to know the company core values - I quoted the mission statement in my interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I answered all my question(s) with no difficult regarding my background. But, the DM can be quite questionable where he is going regarding your interview reply answers. It is almost like they don't want to hire you at all when your being interviewed.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Got another Managment offer that was a better fit.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Kmart.

    Interview Details

    No interview was promoted from within.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Always counter! You have nothing to lose.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Kmart.

    Interview Details

    Round table interview process with a number of interviews prior, I went through three interviews before going to the round table.

    Interview Questions
    • None were really difficult that I felt just situational   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Received a call and then a letter giving you instructions.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Kmart.

    Interview Details

    Make sure you are strong relating company processes and follow up.

    Interview Questions
    • Was given a scenario where multiple situations occurred simultaneously and was asked to prioritize. Ex: Change order, customer at the service desk asking for a manager, delivery at the receiving dock, delivery in the garden shop.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Little room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenbelt, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenbelt, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Kmart in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was actually quite pleasant. It began with an interview with the DM, followed by an interview with a recruiter. I then completed a battery of tests administered online. HR couldn't believe how well I did, which really doesn't speak highly for their rank and file because the tests were basic math and leadership skills. I then had an interview with a store manager, then got my job offer. I was shocked at how low the pay was, but with the economy in the tank I took it. There was just a urine test before I started training.

    Interview Questions
    • I wasn't surprised by any of the questions, nor found any of them to be challenging. In fact, in the interview with the store manager he answered a lot of the questions for me.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation possible. They said take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Kmart in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    The process started with a phone interview. once satisfied, step 2 was a 1 on 1 with DM. Next came an interview with the training store manager. All were fairly personable interview with standard what ifs. I was then given drug testing instructions and when that and background check came back, then I was given an offer

    Interview Questions
    • don't remember specific questions, but they were pretty standard with some situation inquiries.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation, just an offer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kmart in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied online in response to a listing on an internet job board. I think it was monster or career builder. I received an e-mail from a regional human resources manager and did an interview over the phone. It was basically a "tell me about yourself" interview and discuss salary expectations. Then she asked me to complete an IQ and personality assessment online. The online IQ assessment was mostly situational management questions and reading graphs on department profits and employee metrics/kpi's. The personality test was a basic "are you a good leader" assessment. If you look at the website of the company that does the assessment, you can pretty much figure it out. I think it was Hogan Assessments. Then I received a phone call from the district...I guess I talked to an assistant there about setting up a 1:1 interview and discussed relocation, salary expectation, etc. THEN I met the district manager. He had a script of about four questions and described the training and job. He asked questions like, "tell me about a time you couldn't make a customer happy." Then we talked about salary expectations and he said someone would contact me within a week to tell me either way. I didn't think the interview went exceptionally well, but I received an offer. The whole process took about two weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you couldn't make a customer happy.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Well, let me say this, before you give them a number, do some research. My salary expectations were about what I made at my last job as an assistant manager in a small store. However, at this position you are expected to work a lot more hours. They came back several thousand dollars higher than my salary expectations (not including a possible bonus) plus a pretty awesome benefits package. I mean benefits from day one--medical, dental, and all that jazz. I'm just hoping after working all those long hours if I will feel its worth it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Kmart in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Situational Interviews. Three part process after application:
    1) Interview with 2 people (store mangers)
    2) Interview with District Manager and Store Manager
    3) Phone interview with HR
    Acceptance of offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you have met with a problem or task and failed.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    In this economy I didn't negotiate much. With a corporation that is large the benefits will be the same and the salary gives room for advancement.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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