Navy Exchange Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Navy Exchange.
Interview Details – I was hired through their mass hiring process where the marketing personnel asked me about my experience in retail and he just forwarded me to the manager he thought was deemed appropriate to handle my interview. Not very thorough I must say but I guess they were just looking for people to fill in their staffing right away.
Interview Question – How do you handle difficult co-workers? Answer Question
SALES CLERK Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Navy Exchange
Interview Details – applied online was called within 2 weeks for an interview. was interview by two-man panel. questions were why do u want to work there? whats EEO? how you manage a difficult customers?initiatives you have taken in the past
Loss Prevention/Safety Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Navy Exchange.
Interview Details – Interview was great and related to questions about the Loss Prevention field. Questions were direct and not meant to trick or confuse you. Safety questions were not in depth, as Loss Prevention questions. Questions regarding the use of the Aspect program were asked.
Interview Question – I can honestly say there were no difficult questions asked, if you had experience in the Loss Prevention and Safety fields. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation on pay. No relocation money.
Very Easy Interview
Cashier/Checker Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Navy Exchange in October 2013.
Interview Details – The interview was awesome. The people their are great and helpful. The manager of the store came and picked me up herself and she was pleasant. A wonderful lady and made u feel welcomed.
Supervisory Sales Clerk Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Navy Exchange in September 2013.
Interview Details – apply online then manager will call to set up the interview. I went through panel interview. There were 3 managers took turn ask me questions. They will write down your answer.
Interview Question – When they ask "do you have any question for us?", try to do some research about the company and the department you apply for. It is a good time for you to sell your idea and what you know about company. Answer Question
Sales Supervisor Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Navy Exchange in July 2010.
Interview Details – Online application, call from HR to set up interview, call from Manager to set up interview, had to wait 2 hours to get a pass to get on base, interviewed with Manager and his Manager. Was called back one week later and was hired.
Interview Question – The questions were very simple and took about 15 minutes. The General Manager was very rude and she made you feel like she was judging you harshly. View Answer
Negotiation Details – They ask me how much I wanted to make. The position was listed at between 39,000 and 49,00 or something like that. I ask for 45,000 to start.
Very Easy Interview
Receptionist for Beauty Salon and Barber Shop Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Navy Exchange in August 2011.
Interview Details – One interview. Simple. Basic questions.
Interview Question – None. They were all expected and easy to answer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Less than I wanted but better than my current job.
Warehouse Worker Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Navy Exchange in March 2013.
Interview Details – I applied on a thursday and got a call for an interview a week later. An "unknown" number called me twice. The first time I didn't answer and no one left a message. The second time I answered and was asked to come in for an inteview at 10:30 the following day.
I wasn't sure what to expect in the interview but I brought my resume just in case. I had 2 interviewers. Both interviewers we're monotone the entire interview so I couldn't get a feel of if they liked me or not. They didn't talk about the job at all but just asked me questions.
First they had me read the job description then they started asking me questions a sheet and they wrote my answers down. Some of the questions were:
What experience do you have that applies to this position?
What experience do you have with using computers and scanners?
What does EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) mean to you?
Do you know how to operate a forklift/pallet driver?
Can you work the scheduled hours?
There's benefits for anyone that works over 20 hours. They had to interview other people before they decided if I got the job.
Interview Question – What does inventory shrinkage mean to you? View Answer
Very Easy Interview
Sales Supervisor Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Navy Exchange in February 2009.
Interview Details – I was already an employee of the Navy Exchange so the interview process may be different for outside applicants. First I applied for the position via internal job postings. These positions are also open for outside applicants as well. I was called in for an interview with the Branch Exchange Manager. She offered me the position and low balled a salary. I requested more money based on my knowledge of the position and longevity with the company. I was given what I requested.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for the Navy Exchange? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Definitely able to negotiate salary. ADVICE: Know what you are worth. There is a salary limit that hiring managers must stay within. For example for an NF-2 sales supervisor the lowest they will offer you is around 11 dollars an hour depending where you live the highest (to start) is around 21 dollars an hour. If you have a high salary history you can get it matched if your skills and knowledge are impressive.
Visual Merchandiser Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Navy Exchange in July 2009.
Interview Details – Over the phone interview was basic, understanding of Visual Merchandising and expereince. Actual interview involved one on one time, and then a store tour, which lasted about 2 hours. The final interview was a week later and involved creating a same of work. The offer took about 10 days to come through.
Interview Question – What is the most transferable trait? Answer Question