Ocean State Job Lot Interview Questions

Updated Jun 7, 2015
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Ocean State Job Lot.

    Interview

    For management position I strongly recommended you have some background with softline/clothes if you want serious consideration for this position. Talked at about sales from previous company and how I achieved those results. Talked about processes I put in place, people I got promoted extc

    Interview Questions

    • Can't recall. Standard Interview questions for management position   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spring Valley, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Ocean State Job Lot (Spring Valley, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied for the position online, took less than a week. Got a call back to come in for an interview that week. Took a basic math test with 3 questions mainly about how to figure out the change to give back to the customer. Basic and straight forward interview. This is a new opening store so everything is starting new and all new hires.

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangor, ME
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ocean State Job Lot (Bangor, ME) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied may 2nd, was called next day an interviewed the 12th, offered the position on the 22nd. Then 10 day wait for background to clear. Keep you informed the whole way

    Interview Questions

    • Was no structured questions, wanted to know what I did and see how it fit with OSJL   Answer Question
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in North Kingstown, RI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Ocean State Job Lot (North Kingstown, RI) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The review process was very organized. I was contacted by the external recruiter and a phone interview was conducted. All my questions were answered. There was then a follow up conversation with the internal recruiter. Coordinating an interview date/time was challenging as there were 4 people trying to juggle schedules.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you manage multiple priorities?   1 Answer
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Randolph, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Ocean State Job Lot (Randolph, MA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    It Wasn't hard at all.It was and Easy I didn't get nervous at all because the manager was a great person and give me time to answer all the questions he was asking.I don't think other people would of give you time to think about your answers.

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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Middletown, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Ocean State Job Lot (Middletown, NJ).

    Interview

    In person interview with three home office folks and managers. Questions were highly structured and followed a specific format that they used. It was me sitting at the end of the table talking to three three managers at the first interview and the same talking with four managers at the second interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Give us an example of a time when .....strengths and weaknesses, etc   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was none

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    Recever Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clifton Park, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Ocean State Job Lot (Clifton Park, NY).

    Interview

    good and fast was easy took about 15 min . everyone was friendly and took time to see what i had to say. think if you get the right one doing the interview you would be ok

    Interview Questions

    • do i know anything about retail   1 Answer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Ocean State Job Lot in January 2015.

    Interview

    They run a back-ground check which takes forever and when you finally get a call back they expect you to drop everything to start working for them, training is horrible monkeys can teach better

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    Receiving Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Ocean State Job Lot in May 2013.

    Interview

    There were simple questions, just review simple interview questions and you'll do fine. I was given a super easy math test. I think there were only 3 or 4 addition and subtraction questions. Research the company before you go in and compliment them on something you like about it. What I did not like about the interview was that I applied for a job in receiving and after the interview was finished I was told that there were no receiving positions available, but asked to re-apply for a sales associate position. When I didn't hear anything back for 4 days I called and they said they were still reviewing applicants. Two days later I got a job as a sales associate.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Ocean State Job Lot in May 2011.

    Interview

    The entire process took about 3 to 4 weeks. During the process the company was very helpful and understanding . They kept me informed at each spot in the process. The entire process was very enjoyable and interesting.Over the phone Then one on one

    Negotiation

    took offer

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