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Lowe's Department Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jan 30, 2014
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Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lowe's.

Interview Details – Did Application online along with an assessment. Got a call about one week later to schedule an interview. My interview was with the Store Manager and the HR Manager. Basic questions pertaining to a Department Manager Position. Nothing to difficult

Interview Question – there was nothing difficult or unexpected in the interview   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. Offer was for more than I was expecting

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Department Manager
Lancaster, CA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Lowe's in June 2009.

Interview Details – It was a long time ago but management usually knows who they are hiring refused less of interview process. And non negoicable about pay.

Interview Question – What if a customer came to you with a question you didn't know the answer to?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Non negotiable about pay

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Department Manager
New Castle, PA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Lowe's in January 2011.

Interview Details – I can't remember much of the actual interview process

Interview Question – The questions were all scenarios must be very specific   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Altoona, IA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Lowe's in September 2013.

Interview Details – 1. Fill out online Lowes app including Cover letter and resume. Completed online 80 plus questions. 2. Scheduled interview. 3. Interview was straight forward and lasted about an 30 minutes.

Interview Question – They were customer service related question. Nothing difficult.   Answer Question

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Department Manager

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Lowe's.

Interview Details – I applied two weeks before I was called in for an interview. The first interview I dressed business casual. I arrived 15 minutes early and was then asked to come to a back office where the store manager was sitting. The HR manager and Store manager interviewed me together asking basic questions. First the Store Manager would ask a few questions and then the HR manager.

Interview Question – I do not have much experience in Retail and there was a question related to how the department would be run on a daily basis.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No room for negotiation. They have a system at lowes that calculates a suggested rate of pay for an employee. I was called in the next day for a second interview and to be extended an offer.

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Anonymous Employee

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lowe's.

Interview Details – A detailed interview with many questions about past experiences. Questions are open ended and rely on the candidate entirely.

Interview Question – All questions were expected. Mostly about retail experiences and life choices.   Answer Question

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Department Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lowe's.

Interview Details – Applied online. Interviewed with ASM and HR. Was called back in to meet with the store manager approx. 1 week later. They go back and forth asking questions. They are situational questions that are common in most retail management interviews. Meeting with the manager is about making him like you as a person, and convincing him that you can sale things by selling yourself.

Interview Question – Questions are standard "Tell me about a time when.." be prepared to tell stories about how you've lead a team to a goal, and what you've done to meet goals and make profits in the past.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was offered a position and took my drug test. I asked for more than they offered, and received it.

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Department Manager
Charlotte, NC

I applied online - interviewed at Lowe's in June 2012.

Interview Details – Typical interview to weed out non potential candidates

Interview Question – What are your weaknesses   View Answer

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Department Manager
Selinsgrove, PA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Lowe's in February 2013.

Interview Details – Two Interviews for external candidates and internal candidates for below Sale Specilist Positions...1. With Assistant Store Manager and HR Manager 2. with the Store Manager
Three Interviews with Internal candidates for above Sales Specilist Positions... 1. Assistance Store Manager and HR Manager. 2. With Store Manager 3. With Market Director

Interview Question – Describe a situation in the past that involved you having to go to extraordinary measures to help a customer?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Take it or leave it

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Department Manager
Shelbyville, TN

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Lowe's in February 2009.

Interview Details – applied online in-store via a employment kiosk. called in for an interview and had 3 interviews in one day. one with hr, one with store manager, and one with zone manager.

Interview Question – many questions that required past experience in retail management to answer   Answer Question

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