I applied through other source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Mills Fleet Farm in August 2012.
Interview Details – interview was just asking about my past work history, skills, strengths, weaknesses, asked a couple questions on encounters with customers and how I would deal with them. Affect of interviewer (manager jason) was upbeat, and not neutral which made it easier to act the same. I was then called back a couple days later and hired, and started the following week
Negotiation Details – they said "we want to hire you as a cashier for $8.5 an hour, do you accept?"
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Mills Fleet Farm in May 2013.
Interview Details – Through a headhunter, I was recruited to manage the entire Automotive categories. First I was required to fill out an application by hand, and fax it in. On the day of the phone interview, I was speaking to senior managment through the speaker phone. One guy asked all the questions while the 2nd one would periodically interject. It felt like an interrogation by the police. For every answer I gave, the second guy would parce my words or point out what was perceived as a contradiction. "How do you negotiate?" "What is a typical day?" "What percentage do you do X or Y in the course of the day?" Their tone was deadly serious.
They billed them selves as a fun company with loyal employees.
As a Category Manager, I would be expected to show up to work at 7AM and work through 545PM, and work Saturdays from 8AM to Noon. There is a chain of command that a CM would follow, and a CM could not have direct access to collaborate with store personnel except for designated managers. Maybe once or twice a year, a CM may get permission to visit their 32 locations.
Before the interview, I spoke to one of my suppliers who calls on this family run business who emulates their business model off Wal-mart. The supplier forewarned me that it is a very rigid environment. Vendors are discouraged from even having lunch with employees because it might pervert objectivity.
At the end of the interview, I felt that I had been subjected to a sterile environment, and hadn't even made it to an on site interview.
Interview Question – Describe a typical day. What percentage to you truly negotiate? Tell us about what you know about Mills. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Mills Fleet Farm in April 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process seemed to start off like any other normal job interview. One thing that I noticed right from the start was that the Assistant Manager never did crack a smile the entire time. I thought to myself, "If he is this unhappy in his career, what kind of environment does he really work in?" I arrived around 20 minutes early before my scheduled interview time, and the Assistant Manager seemed unsettled by this with him saying, "You're early!" I responded by saying, "Yes, I like to be prompt." He said Mills Fleet Farm has a problem with employees showing up for work late, or not showing up at all, which when I arrived early for my interview I would have though it would have impressed him. But it seemed to do just the opposite. Like I was interrupting his freetime? I mean, there was no other candidates in the room waiting to be interviewed? Again I thought to myself, " I'm early, let's get the ball rolling, why wait?"
Interview Question – Why did you choose to leave the job you had 20 years ago? View Answer
I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Mills Fleet Farm.
Interview Details – Interview was mainly aimed at personal responses. Content didn't feel as important to the interviewer as was your attitude, confidence and speed of train of thought
Interview Question – What is going to be the easiest part of working here Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate price to $1.50 over minimum wage.
I applied in-person and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Mills Fleet Farm in March 2012.
Interview Details – I dropped off an application. Within a week or so I received a phone call requesting to set up an interview .
When it came time for the interview I met with a manager, he asked general questions like;
why do you want to work here?
Do you have any prior experience?
Interview Question – What former employer of yours do you dislike and why?
But since I only had 3 previous employers, he changed the question to: while you where in school, which teacher did you dislike and why? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation, weekdays minimum wage , weekends premeum pay.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Mills Fleet Farm in February 2008.
Interview Details – I applied to the job online through their company website, e-mailed the appropriate contact my resume and waited, I received a phone call and set up a good time for a phone interview. The phone interview was brief, basically a feeler, a few days later they scheduled me for an in store 1 on 1 interview and I got the job. Very casual interview, mostly behavioral questions.
Interview Question – Have you ever had to confront an employee and if so what was the outcome? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Mills Fleet Farm in April 2012.
Interview Details – Within 2 weeks of submitting an application a recruiter called me and set me up for an interview.
Within 5 days I was interviewed (lasted an hour) and was offered a position.
The interview consisted of the detailed history of my work, why I want to work at Mills Fleet Farm and character questions.
Interview Question – Would you ever work for (insert previous employer) again? Why/Why not? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The salary didn't meet my current financial obligations.
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Mills Fleet Farm in April 2011.
Interview Details – The interview was mainly conversational, plus a background check. It was difficult to get in contact with them after the interview and begin actually working. The interview was very thorough and was an overall positive experience.
After the Interview:The interviewer turned out also to be the manager that would be giving me my 30 and 60 day reviews. It was nice that the process came full circle, so they can see that you were a good choice on their part. Additional training also took place afterwards during the first month of employment. Topics included safety, protocols, etc.
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate by .75/hr. During the interview it appeared as though it was unsuccessful, but the hiring manager did consider my input and when I was offered a position offered me a compromise.
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