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Declined Offer – Interviewed in Highland, NY – Reviewed Apr 24, 2013
Interview Details – Applied online through indeed.com. Was called back about a week later and interview by the Store Manager and HR Manager. Learned that the HR manager does all the hiring and interviewing while talking to him. Went through situational questions, financial acumen, competing priorities, performance development and management, and about me. Was called a week later and offered a job by the store manager.
Interview Question – Difficult: Tell me about some of your opportunities and how have you gone about changing the way you approach them? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Amount of money they offered which was considerably less compared to the amount I am making now for the same title in a different company.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2013 – Reviewed Mar 14, 2013
Interview Details – Applied for an ASM position on line and was called back the following week for an interview. Interview went well with typical behavioral questions. Met with the HR and Store Manager with 8 questions being asked. Near the end of the interview, I was informed that there was another ASM position that they were looking to fill and that I would be considered for that one. The position was posted and I re-applied. I had called the store back at the end of the application deadline and found out that I was one of three being considered for the position. I was called back and offered the position but it was $20K below what I was currently making (which was included in my application). I offered the Store Manager additiional information about my background and experience that justified my current salary and he said he would see what he could do with HR. Never heard back from him and found out three weeks later that my application was no longer being considered by reviewing my application status. No phone call or email...very unprofessional experience.
Interview Question – None were unexpected or difficult... Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Offer was $20k below my current salary
No Offer – Interviewed in Saint Robert, MO Aug 2012 – Reviewed Nov 27, 2012
Interview Details – I was called for an interview about two weeks after applying for the job. I was asked to come in the next day for an interview. Wen I showed up all employees I interacted with we're very friendly. I waited in the training room for a while, while they were interviewing another person. When I went in for the interview they asked me to tell them a little about myself. There were two managers interviewing me. After I told them a little about myself they asked 8 behavioral type questions, alternating between the two of them. They gave me plenty of time to answer questions and would ask probing questions if I was having difficulty answering questions.
Interview Question – Explain your prior experience with ordering inventory for a store. View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Chandler, AZ Apr 2007 – Reviewed Jul 27, 2009
Interview Details – interview was very basic, asked for knowledge of merchandising skills as well as people handling skills. asked what to do with an angry customer, what to do with an associate that is underperforming, what the definition is of a "perfect aisle" by merchandising standards. also talked about what i wanted out of my future with lowes
Interview Question – What is your biggest weakness? View Answer
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Sep 26, 2012
Interview Details – long process with atleast three interviews and done on location
Interview Question – describe a customer experience that went wrong and how you handled it Answer Question
Negotiation Details – there really is no nogation set pay scales
No Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2012 – Reviewed Apr 10, 2012
Interview Details –
was a brief interview asked preset questions while they took notes.
questions were not very specific and required answers that reflected past experience that solved issues.
The questions were formatted as tell us about a time you had to ...
These are not the actual question but are similar to what they asked
1. make significant changes to inventory
2. complete an assignment where direction conflicted with other job duties
3. develop or train an individual or group
there were a few more that I don't remember at the time
aside from asking questions and thanking me for coming there was really no other communication or feedback.
Interview Question – Tell us about a time you asked questions to solve a problem where the issue / the solution wasn't immediately on the surface. Answer Question
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