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Updated Nov 21, 2014
Updated Nov 21, 2014
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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burton upon Trent, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burton upon Trent, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PC World in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Overall, it was an average experience. Applied online, handed in my CV digitally and waited a week before they contacted me over my mobile phone for a 'first-stage' interview with one of the Recruitment Officers. That was a brilliant experience and I couldn't have felt more welcomed by the staff, they asked me standard questions that any other interviewer would and fitted in a few other random ones. After being a successful applicant for the first-stage of the interview I then received a call back from a random person - who didn't leave their name - after about 5 days. I then arranged a 'second-interview/assessment' with a person who didn't sound like the most positive of all persons, in which made me feel like I he didn't want to do the interview with me. I went down to the store to complete my second-intervie and honestly, it was probably the worst interview I have ever done, not because I thought - myself - I did 'not okay' with some parts, but the person who interviewed me wasn't the brightest of all employees. In fact he made me feel intimidated when he asked me to go around the shop-floor and ask other employees what it was like on the job. So, I went around asking employees but only got to one of them, the rest...well they seemed to just hide and not do anything so I ended waiting for one of them to finish with a customer - which seemed like ages because I didn't want to interfere with them. After about 5 minutes and still no movement from staff the assessor called me back into the room and then asked me what product I researched - which I didn't have the greatest of all time to do... - so I screwed that one up a little bit but managed to explain the vital services that KnowHow do - in which all employees try to sell - because the only person I managed to speak to was the front desk person at KnowHow who was really nice. At the end of the interview - now here comes the funny part - the person who interviewed me said that he'd call me back after Monday after he's had a decisive meeting with the recruitment officers. Monday, passed and along with it 2 weeks did too and NO call back whatsoever. How rude of them. In fact there wasn't many applicants remaining when I saw the pile he sifted through at the end of the 2nd interview, so why on earth didn't they have 5 minutes to spare to tell me I wasn't successful. So instead I went to call them three times in one day and still they didn't pick up!!!!

    Ruined my motivational state of getting a job, it felt like a complete waste of time.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were too difficult accept of the pressure you find when explaining a product to the assessor.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stafford, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stafford, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PC World in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    1 hour interview, applied via dixons careers website. Was generally fine typical interview questions themed around electronics that they have in store. Absolutely appalling communication, fair enough they had to clear something with head office but I had to ring them to see what was going on after 3 weeks. I wasn't overall bothered about not getting the job it was mainly the waiting next to the phone after he informed me that I would hear two-three days after my interview. Two weeks later no decision had been made, three weeks later was when I finally found out, ridiculous.

    Interview Questions
    • The staffordshire council chairman who has a credit with the PC World store of over a massive amount, we praise the ground he walks on, (his exact words) what certain personality characteristics would you do when approaching this customer?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Simple and quick interview. A bit of role play, but general questions about knowledge of technology and experience in sales targets.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Trainee Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PC World in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very relaxed interview. Two women from HR interviewing. More of a chat.

    Interview Questions
    • None really. All very basic. They want and allow you to talk for the most part.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Was organised through third party.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at PC World in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    called for an interview, a week later i had the interview, was asked a few questions mostly about my interests in computers, did some mediocre training, there was nothing special, sat in a room with a computer and watched videos about safety and customer service. no contract. unpaid with the hope of securing the job. started work the next day

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    worked through Xmas and maybe get a permanent job after, i was kept on after Xmas but left because they did not want to pay me, they just added me to the roster, gave my timesheet but i was to be unpaid.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Consultant But Ended Up As A Tech Guy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at PC World in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    You fill out on a online application form which is also a personality test to see if you are sutiable for the compnay, after that if you are succussful you will get a phone call from the manager or assistant manager.
    The telephone interview is pretty much just to gauge how good you are in general conversation/ you as a person, the manager can invite you for a 1:1 interviewn at that phone call or call you back in a day or not progress you any further. The 1:1 interview consits of three parts, in the first part you are asked general interview questions such as " what is custumer service to you". The second part is where you have to sell something to the interviewer, this can eaither be say your mobile phone/ipod or you can go down to the shop floor and choose something you want to sell to them.

    After that the manager will tell you stuff about the company, pay etc and ask you if you have any questions.
    To be good at the selling bit just ask the manager load of qyestions to talior the product to their needs.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretend i'm a custumer, sell a product of your choice to me.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation of pay for me but depending on you skills for the job you may be able to.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stafford, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stafford, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at PC World in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the job online, had a phone call within 3 days to confirm a interview date and time and the manager promised to phone back within 3 days.Went for the interview, quite relaxed environment, had problems with what sort of person they were interested in. Had to hassle the manager for feedback and if i was successful for the job.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you sell a laptop to a student starting university   Answer Question
    • How would you describe the differences between a netbook and a pc   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Computer Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at PC World in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    There is not much of a hiring process. You are put in a room with around 10 other people in front of laptops and you have to do basic tasks like write a word document, open an email, reply and then write a letter.

    Reasons for Declining

    I got a better job.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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