I applied through a recruiter and the process took 12 months - interviewed at Office Depot.
Interview Details – It was a very LONG process. Here was the process:
-Phone screening by HR recruiter
-Phone screeing by hiring Director
-Long Wait (8 plus month)
-On-site interview at DC with Director of Operations and HR Manager
-Long wait (4 month)
-On-site interview with hiring director and 6 other employees in different departments (Panel interview, behavioural questions, case study review and presentation)
Interview Question – The business case had a lot of information to review, analyze and develop strategies in 75 minutes. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Office Depot.
Interview Details – Customer experience, retail experience, tech experience, decision quality
Interview Question – Situational awareness questions View Answer
Negotiation Details – na
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Office Depot in December 2012.
Interview Details – I applied on-line in November of 2012, I believe, I took the initial step to call about if management could check my on-line application(If I recall correctly). The in-store manager said they would check it out and they called me back to take a personality assessment.
After passing that, I waited until, I had to call again to check the status, they called me in for an interview. The interview with the male manager went smooth but the female was skeptical but of who she hires but was cool, I now know why the long wait because of a background check. I was told to take a Urine Analysis in early part of December and by the time I started working was in mid to late January 2013. So the hiring process was a run-around episode, for me!
The interview was easy, mostly about customer service experience: what would you do if you had an irate customer? Can you give me an example of a irate customer and what did you do? Tell me about yourself and why would you like to work here? Typical interview question, one of the easiest, but I don't know if it's because the manager's have a lot on their mind and tired that you have to keep calling them or their just lazy.
Interview Question – I don't recall anything to out of the ordinary to be honest, it's a fairly simple job, unless your working in the 'copy and print' department which is more involved and faster paced. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Office Depot in October 2011.
Interview Details – Hiring process was easy my boyfriends older brother was the asst. manager at a different office depot store so I really didn't have to do much He basically got me in good with the manager.Told him about my previous customer service experience and he hired me on the spot. Started my training the next week.
Interview Question – Basic customer service questions. Easy to answer. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Office Depot in February 2009.
Interview Details – Nothing extraordinary - just going over my resume and some additional questions about accomplishments. Several interviews with different people, all of them similar.
Interview Question – None really - all interviews were pretty standard. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Office Depot.
Interview Details – To start: I was career switcher and didn't have any Merchandising experience when pursuing an Assistant Merchant job, but I did have 10 years of management and director level experience in operations. That was very hard to overcome since I was viewed as "over qualified". I was prescreened by HR, which consisted of a 15 minute conversation covering high level qualifying questions for the position and pay. I was then scheduled for a day of interviews with 8 hiring Directors. Each interviewed was a two person panel that lasted about 45 minutes. The interview style varied but the core questions were the same from all. I didn't receive an offer. The feedback I received from a few interviewers: internal candidates offered more relevant experience; not having retail experience put me at a disadvantage; my level of experience over qualified me.
The result: I got a 9th interview a few weeks later and received an offer. That interview stemmed from recommendations given by a few of the hiring Directors.
Interview Question – I was asked a litany of "how would you handle" questions. These questions covered many critical problems Merchants face. Inventory issues, retail space problems, product issues, uncompetitive pricing, loss of marketing space...etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offered more than I asked. My offer was based on my career experience.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Office Depot in March 2009.
Interview Details – Call from recruiter to review qualifications. 1st interview with manager whos ussually the pushover, then 2nd interview with the "bad cop"
Interview Question – Tell me about your most successful sales presentation... Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Office Depot.
Interview Details – I had 3 1:1 interviews on 3 separate days and they went well. The questions were more open than scripted and the dialogue was friendly and comfortable. Went on a tour of the facility and was pleased with the information and the size of the building. Was excited about the growth potential of the position.
Interview Question – There were no difficult or unexpected questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Great offer after I told them what I wanted they delivered that. No negotiation necessary.
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Office Depot in January 2010.
Interview Details – Had a phone Interveiw with the district manager for about 45 minutes. Was then called in to the facility and the operations manager. Interveiwed for another hour an a half. Then was grilled by the 2 leads on the floor. No follow-up and no job offer. Complete waste of time.
Interview Question – Concerning Individual product's quality control and how to manage it. View Answer
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Office Depot in November 2012.
Interview Details – It was quick interview with a little bit of worry for me because it was my first serious job interview. However, manager of duty was friendly and he was listening for all my answers. He asked me questions about my knowledge in computers area and if i have a sales experience. And than he asked me, how can i sell this pencil for him. It was funny.
Interview Question – I think there is no very difficult questions. Answer Question
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