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OfficeMax Store Manager Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at OfficeMax.

Interview Details

I was working for the company already as an assistant store manager when I was referred to the district manager for promotion. Our district manager interviewed every assistant store manager to get a bearing on where his district talent stood. Apparently he picked me and another candidate as his top two. About nine months later is was called for an interview for the store manager position by the district manager. He asked me primarily what I had learned under the two store managers I worked for. He asked what I might do differently than they did. He also asked me what kind of plans I would make for turning around a slow store in our district. There are other things he asked by I cannot recall all of them.

Interview Questions
  • What would you change about your current store manager's policy or expectations?   View Answer
Accepted Offer
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for OfficeMax

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    I completed an application found on officemax website, one day later I got a call from their recruiting department. I had a 30 minute phone interview and was immediately scheduled for a second phone interview with HR. the questions are the same typical questions all managers should be accustomed to; they want to know about your experience dealing with operations, staffing and and sales. I was scheduled for a third interview with the district manager at the location I would be running. My third interview was pretty much the same as the second interview. I had a fourth interview which was much more relaxed; after that interview i was told i had the job within 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • .What do you look for when You hire people? this is a hard question because of my experience of interviewing people that i though was a grate first that turned out to be disasters and vice versa. It is hard to truly tell how a candidate will perform during an interview and I dont want to say that during my interview so I usually give the normal corporate BS answer. I really look at the past experience of the candidate and grill them on how they handle different situations, how good are they with coaching and following up on commitments.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at OfficeMax in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Normal interview for position, with detailed questions about P&L and metrics. Big focus on people development. Requirement of full compliment of skills and balance of qualifications.

    Interview Questions
    • I expected at this level for the questions to be detailed and commensurate with the job level.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    Regional HR, Then DM and LP

    Interview Questions
    • What does the perfect sales team consist of?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    they were open and honest about pay abilities and increase if the right person where hired. I came in at top scale with my experience level.
    Accepted Offer
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed as an Assistant Manager for Logistics. position later changed to Assistant Store Manager. Later promoted to Store Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard interview questions, was interviewed at a job fair for a new location. First interview was with a store manager from the district followed by an interview with the District Manager.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was asked what I expected for pay in addition to standard benefit package. I quoted a number and they took that. Learned later that I offered a low number and they jumped on it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at OfficeMax in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a regional hr recruiter to schedule a phone interview. The day of the interview I called and left a voice mail message. The recruiter called me back about 30 minutes later and stated she had no record of my scheduled phone interview, but said she had time if I had time. We spoke for about an hour and the end of the interview, I was informed that my résumé and interview notes would be passed on to the local regional manager for the store that had the opening. A week has gone by and I never heard anything!!! Not an over all positive impression of the recruiting process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    Traditional hiring process. Interviewing has changed some based on the position. About 4 interviews for the Store Manager position including a group interview. It is a long process and there doesn't seem to be any sense of urgency.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing to out of the ordinary. Be ready to back your statements up with numbers. This is a number driven company. Be prepared to speak to selling strategies and best practices.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chillicothe, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chillicothe, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at OfficeMax in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Went through 2 interviews. One with a local Store Manager and the second with the DM. Situational questions were asked about selling processes. The DM was interested more in my background and how it would be a fit for Office Max.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very little negotiation was accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at OfficeMax in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Know your numbers, be prepared. Be able to speak to driving Sales and producing results as well as training others. Be a leader of change. Expect up to three interviews, sometimes with Store Managers as well as with District Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions are not difficult unless you cannot speak to driving a selling culture.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at OfficeMax in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied online
    Received call from corp recruiter.
    Phone interview
    in person DM interview
    Job offer
    Negotiate salary wisely you will be working 60/70 hrs/week.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Ask for what you deserve and is industry fair. They will low ball you every time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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