Kmart Store Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
Updated Apr 15, 2014
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Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Barbara, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
Application Details

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

Interview Details

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 Details
The Main Recruiter base your pay from your past experience and pay range
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Told them my salary, vacation time and what store I wanted. They do not do this anymore.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Kmart.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no
    Accepted Offer
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Offered my salary, I countered with 5,000 more, and he gave me 4,000 more.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Store Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed online. 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.   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
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

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

    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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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