Orchard Supply Hardware Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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  1.  

    Stocking Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Orchard Supply Hardware.

    Interview Details

    It was a two interview. The first one was with one of the Assistant Manager. She had ask me very common questions in my opinion. When it was time for me to ask questions she was very open and honest. The second Interview was with the Store Manager. That interview was a little longer and more detailed. Plus he was very encurageing with some of the questions that I've ask like about promotions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Cashier Orchard Supply Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1 on 1 with the manager. Ask generic customer service and situation questions.
    Just want to know you have some customer service skills. As long as you are a live body, they will use you since they have high turnover rate.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    offered min. wage
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    GL Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Orchard Supply Hardware in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    i applied online and their HR specialist called me next morning. Nothing special, just the basic behavior questions i.e. what's you strength and weakness, why would you like to work for this company, etc. and also went through my resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Customer Service Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Orchard Supply Hardware in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very polished! They talk a very god game in the beginning and make you want to be part of their team.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should we hire you over everyone else here?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Very brief. I asked for a higher starting salary and they gave me higher than normal but not enough to be comfortable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Pick-up Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Moraga, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moraga, CA
    Interview Details

    The interview process was fairly simple. You will receive a call from the manager to set up a time to interview. They will bring you in and ask you some pretty standard questions about past experience, why you chose OSH, and a few situational questions. After you're hired they will have you take a brief test on the computer. A lot of common sense questions about safety. There is also a mandatory urine test.

    Interview Questions
    • Probably the question: "Why do you want to work at OSH?" Not a difficult question, but it may make you rethink your decision to work at a hardware store.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Clayton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clayton, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Orchard Supply Hardware in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very smooth process, interviewed with Assistant Manager, then a few days later with Store Manager. Hired, Drug Tested, Onboarding paperwork, then working to prepare for a No-tax Holiday weekend.

    Interview Questions
    • Would I back the Manager in is store operations.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Asked for an amount and there was a counter, wasn't too off, so accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Cashier Orchard Supply Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Woodland, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodland, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Orchard Supply Hardware in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a very smooth ride. Very straight forward questions, and very honest managers when it came to the chances of getting the job.

    Interview Questions
    • none of the questions to my experience were hard, pretty straight forward.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Orchard Supply Hardware.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and store manager contacted me within about a month and we set up an appointment at the OSH store I applied to. Asked me few personal questions and previous work experience. I only have worked at my family's small business for a few years (unpaid) which I guess why I didn't get the job offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
      How many sick days a year do you think an employee should have?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Orchard Supply Hardware in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Entire group was lied to about how important they were to the company and that they had a future with them.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Part time leading into Full time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Plumbing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Orchard Supply Hardware in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very simple, first he asked why I applied there. Then he asked what departments I knew about, my previous experience in retail, and if I would later be interested in management. He talked to me a few minutes about customer service and selling, and the specific job I would be doing. Then asked how much I expected.

    Interview Questions
    • No question was difficult, but it helps to know what you are going to talk about related to your knowledge of a specific department.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I told them what I was recently offered at another job interview, and he offered an extra $0.50 above. I accepted and was hired.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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