REI Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

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    Master Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Apply online. April and October are the best times to apply, they will be preparing for Summer season in April and Winter in October. Contact the store, ask for the department supervisor, the store manager is not directly involved with hiring.

    If applying directly to the shop technician position, stop by the store and introduce yourself to the existing shop team. BE SURE TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPRESSION ON THE EXISTING SHOP TECHS, they will be very persuasive in endorsing or condemning you with the hiring supervisor. There will only be one interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever had to support an unpopular management decision, what was it and how did you navigate negative feedback from your peers and employees?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Starting hourly rate was negotiable between $16-$18.50/hour.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at REI in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Fairly lengthy questionnaires were given, with a good deal of writing about job experience and the REI co-op structure. From there, approximately 30% of candidates were brought in for group interviews - these were large, consisting of about 30 applicants, and we were judged by members of management and staff. It was hard to judge what they wanted to hear, or what you were supposed to do in order to impress them. Group interview was followed up by a brief one-on-one interview, which was more clear. After that process, reference checks and phone interviews were conducted, which were more in-depth, followed by a job offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not attempt to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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