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Updated Dec 4, 2014
Updated Dec 4, 2014
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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blyth, North East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blyth, North East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Maplin Electronics in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    interviewed instore by Store manager - General interview questions starting with what do you know about Maplin. Interview lasted just over an hour and was a relaxed format with interviewer getting a feel for the type of person you are and how you would fit into the team. Team ethos is important to Maplin, as is customer service, make sure you can give examples of good customer service

    Interview Questions
    • Would you tell your manager if you see a colleague stealing money from the charity box located at the till?   View Answer
    • Customer wants a printer, how would you identify what printer they need.   View Answer
    • Give an example of a difficult situation where you achieved a good outcome with a difficult customer.   Answer Question
    • What do you know about Maplin.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, minimum wage
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Adviser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Maplin Electronics.

    Interview Details

    As long as you show you know something about the company and about something in which they sale you should get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing shocking. What do you know about the company and why do you want this job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no choice of an offer, lots more donkeys to hire.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Maplin Electronics in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Regular questions on background, previous work experience, education... Then the focus was on skills and competences to see whether the candidate would be able to cope under stressful situations.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you tell your manager if you see a colleague stealing money from the charity box located at the till?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation was possible
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Maplin Electronics in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    filled out a form with interview questions which was quite simple then the management went over it and made me expand on my answers. All in all it was very easy and very straight forward but I don't know if all Maplin's follow the same procedure as their management is very poor and the company is run very badly.

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Maplin Electronics in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Online application with long fields asking many cliched questions, after they have been evaluated you may be invited to an interview in the shop you are applying for or another if the shop in question isnt open yet.
    1 Interview, either with one or two interviewers, personal questions asked about CV, mostly about getting a feeling of the person being interviewed and if they would be a good fit for the company and shop.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions such as try to name as many components on a given list of images   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Maplin Electronics in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Application started at maplinjobs.co.uk, sign up there using the lock icon in top right. Fill in the survey for any job interested. Attach CV. Then have telephone interview if selected, then if selected from telephone interview go to formal interview at local store/ jobcenter/ meeting space. Two people on panel (store manager and regional manager) standard retail questions, some more technical and specific to work

    Interview Questions
    • If you saw a manager taking money from a charity box what would you do?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotiate, very little choice about where to do training and hours for training. No negotiation on pay; they ask in questionnaire DO NOT BE SHYVTO ASK FOR MORE MONEY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Adviser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Maplin Electronics in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    Relaxed informal chat format, smart casual dress is advised.

    Interview can be misleading, it was claimed that I would receive full and structured training but to date I have received none, nor have any of my colleagues.

    Interview Questions
    • What skills can you bring to maplin?   View Answer
    • Can you tell me a moment in retail when you were proud of your achievement?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, minimum wage or nothing.

    If you need just any job, it should be easy enough to get one here, however Maplin have a lot of students working for them which guarantees they can keep the pay low. Don't bother trying to negotiate, they're not interested.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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