Kohl's Store Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 17, 2014
Updated Aug 17, 2014
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Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Kohl's.

Interview Details

Phone interview was a little odd. Recruiter wanted names of others that she could recruit which didn't make sense. Online assessment included 20 math story problems that were irrelevant for the job.

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Reasons for Declining

Better offer came along.

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Kohl's.

    Interview Details

    Limited questions about me more interested in my prior employer

    Negotiation Details
    Stated desired salary and got it
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Athens, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Athens, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Kohl's in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I received the opportunity to interview with Kohl's by attending an on-campus career fair. I spoke with one of the recruiters and she offered me an interview. I thought the interview went ok considering it was my first real interview. It was very laid back and conversational. I could have answered a few questions more thoroughly, but overall, I think the interviewer was pleased with my responses. Afterward, it took about two weeks for them to send a response. i did not get another interview, but it was a good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell be one of the biggest mistakes you have ever made and how did you overcome it.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond the call of duty in order to complete a task.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

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

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Kohl's in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by an assistant recruiter of the company and she conducted a telephone interview.
    After this initial interview ,I was passed on to the regional HR manager and the interview took one hour.
    Specific questions about leadership, promoting associates, difficult customer and employee problem
    solving, what methods were used to drive sales and merchandising were asked.

    Interview Questions
    • As I am a retail management professional for over 20 years, the question about where I see personal improvement possibilities.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Kohl's in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Questions are all about People, Service, Credit and driving sales.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashua, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashua, NH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Kohl's in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    great process...they got back to me quickly...very happy i chose to work for this company

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    • they wanted to know specific numbers that i drove at previous company   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    normal
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Kohl's in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviews are initiated by HR and recruiting departments. Once you're pre-qualified here you are sent to the DM for another interview usually done one on one. Sometimes the DM will include other SM's to assist in group interviewing process. Standard behavioral interviewing process is used and same questions referred to. As long as you can provide specific examples that relate to team building, soliciting credit and servicing customers to drive results, you're in. They eat that junk up...

    Interview Questions
    • Most impactful - Tell me about your most significant accomplishment .....   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations, offers are thought out and managed through DM/RM and HR to be as fair and as competitive as possible.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Kohl's in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by the recruiter to set up an interview. It was a three step interview process that included two phone interviews with HR recruiters and one DM interview with general behavioral based questions. I knew going in to the interview that they didn't have immediate openings available but I have heard great things about the company from employees so I wanted to get the experience to meet with them. Everyone that I have dealt with was pleasant and it seems like a great place to work. Growth however is minimal until they expand further in our area.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you leave your current job without a job in this economy?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kohl's in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    What would your Present boss say about you? They questioned all about financials like volume of previous stores, number of employees, number of assistant managers, sales numbers for day after Thanksgiving. Also wanted to know if you can handle non-performance problems with associates and managers. They asked mostly situational questions like what would you do if you ran out of an advertised item.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you made a bad decision and what happened.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    When I was job offered I expressed disappointment in salary and the recruiter called me an hour later with an additional $4000 and I accepted at that point.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Kohl's in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    I was first contacted and screened via telephone. Once that was completed I was set up for a one on noe intervirew with an HR rep that was doing interviews in my area at a local hotel. The interviewer was over one hour late. He seemed bored and not very personal. He suggested that I apply at other retailers. a total turn off due to how unprofessional the interview went. a total waste of time

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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