Kmart Store Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greensboro, NC
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Kmart (Greensboro, NC).

Interview

phone interview with recruiter, then set up to interview with District Manager. Took about a month to get offer and it was not anything like what had been discussed in both interviews. The training was a joke, You are trained immediately to be able to do the employees work so the store can use you because payroll is so tight they don't have any help. You don't get to learn a lot about your job in being a manager.

Interview Questions

  • Asked about my background, situational type questions, relocation questions. Typical questions, nothing difficult. Asked me the salary range I was expecting and stated the salary range to me which matched, when offered the job the salary was much less and not in the range at all.   1 Answer

Negotiation

Many Managers are leaving the company so you would most likely be able to be hired easily, however I would not recommend this company to anyone. I had no choice but to accept the position and that's the only reason to accept a position with this company.

Other Interview Reviews for Kmart

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Kmart.

    Interview

    Met with DM and DLPM over a beer, both were clueless. After being hired, I found out they were hiring military in as store managers. After 6 months, all of them quit

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Told them my salary, vacation time and what store I wanted. They do not do this anymore.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Kmart.

    Interview

    It was fairly extensive. I was recruited by a regional recruiter and they conducted the first interview on the phone. I was then scheduled for a face to face interview with the District Manager. I then had to meet with the regional sales manager for a brief interview to determine if I would advance to regional panel interview. All paperwork was handled via email through regional recruiting office.

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was not an option at any point of the offer.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Kmart.

    Interview

    Had to take a 3 hour long exam. Interviewed with the DM

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Kmart.

    Interview

    Being promoted to a SM was a simple process. District manager called me and said "your being promoted to a SM, don't tell anyone yet, because I have to do interviews of other candidates. I was not interiewed at all for the position.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Offered my salary, I countered with 5,000 more, and he gave me 4,000 more.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Kmart (Santa Barbara, CA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Phone Recruiter, Regional Recruiter, Application, Background Check, Regional Interview

    Interview Questions

    • Make sure you know EVERYTHING about the company, especially ALL the SYWR, SYWR APP, Gofer, Online Layaway, Max Plus, anything related to the customer "Member"   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The Main Recruiter base your pay from your past experience and pay range

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Kmart (Tampa, FL) in June 2011.

    Interview

    We went over previous experiences and achievements on leadership.

    Negotiation

    I was asked how much I would accept as a starting salary.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Kmart (Richmond, VA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    slow process but they seem like they hire anyone

    Interview Questions

    • general interview questions with recruiter, then dm talked entire time with his interview, then panel interview with regional a better interview.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    get it in writing, had issues with what I was told about how I could use personal days and holidays, not even the recruiter new policy not that they had vacation buy option

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ridgecrest, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Kmart (Ridgecrest, CA) in December 2008.

    Interview

    First received a phone interview. WIthin a week was called for a 1 on 1 interview with the district manger. A week later a panel interview with the regional manager and two other regional associates. Was called with a verbal offer within hours.

    Interview Questions

    • What relevant training or resource material have you completed in your retail career.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The regional manager asked in the final interview what my salary requirements were. From that answer I was offerred a slight increase above my answer. If you feel the interview went well, do not hesitate to state what you think you are worth.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Kmart in June 2011.

    Interview

    Easy interview. Study questions about how to handle different situations. Real examples are the best. Lots of questions about change management and how to work with associates that may disagree with you. Know the competition and what differences between them. Walk a few stores and make notes on things to do differently. Be prepared to talk about salary expectations and what is would take to get you hired.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were new to the work group and had to influence the team in the way in which things were being done.   Answer Question
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