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Kmart Store Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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Santa Barbara, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Kmart in December 2011.

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

Interview Question – 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 Details – The Main Recruiter base your pay from your past experience and pay range

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Store Manager

I applied in-person and interviewed at Kmart.

Interview Details – 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 Question – Did not ask me any questions.   Answer Question

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

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Store Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Kmart.

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

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Store Manager

I applied in-person and interviewed at Kmart.

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

Interview Question – All of the questions were straight forward   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no

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Store Manager

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Kmart.

Interview Details – 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 Question – no interview, handed job from DM   Answer Question

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

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Store Manager
Tampa, FL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Kmart in June 2011.

Interview Details – We went over previous experiences and achievements on leadership.

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

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Store Manager
Richmond, VA

The process took 2 months - interviewed at Kmart in October 2010.

Interview Details – slow process but they seem like they hire anyone

Interview Question – general interview questions with recruiter, then dm talked entire time with his interview, then panel interview with regional a better interview.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – 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
Ridgecrest, CA

The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Kmart in December 2008.

Interview Details – 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 Question – What relevant training or resource material have you completed in your retail career.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – 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

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Kmart in June 2011.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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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