Ross Stores Area Supervisor Interview Questions

Updated Apr 28, 2014
Updated Apr 28, 2014
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Area Supervisor Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Ross Stores in August 2013.

Interview Details

Was informed about opening in store for Area Supervisor, asked for interview, interview was set up within a couple of days, interview lasted probably 15 minutes. Interviews for lower positions too easy compared to this one.

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
Nothing was negotiated. Not even pay.
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Area Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Ross Stores in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very easy system. Initial phone screening, interview with store manager and the a follow up with the district manager. I was hired and started work in less than ten days from the time of the phone screening.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical questions regarding my background. Difficult situations I had handled in the past. etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered more than I had expected given the company's reputation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Area Supervisor Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Ross Stores in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I received an e-mail saying that there was an Full-Time Area Supervisor position open, I decided to apply and heard back within 6 days. My interview was scheduled for 1:00pm and I arrived approx. 10 mins. early; the interviewer was notified and I waited about 15 minutes for her to come get me. In the interview they asked me the normal questions that everyone expects in a job interview such as :"Tell me about a time when you've had to deal with an angry customer..." and "What were the best and worst things about your previous jobs?" At the end of the interview the interviewer told me that the position I applied for was never open and that I was actually being interviewed for a Part-Time Sales Associate position at minimum wage. I was flabbergasted, I applied for and came to interview for an entry level management position and they tell me the position was never available in the first place? I felt I was brought there under false pretenses, I think they must have thought I was absolutely desperate for any job I could get. I was actually insulted, my experience does not denote that I would just accept a Part-Time position at minimum wage. Needless to say I will not ever be working for Ross.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    There was no respect. I applied for an Entry Level Management position and they offer me Part-Time retail work at minimum wage? No way would I accept that.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Area Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ross Stores.

    Interview Details

    Multiple in person and phone interviews. The process drug on for a long time

    Interview Questions
    • You have no retail experience, why should we hire you for this position?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You can always negotiate to some extent
    Accepted Offer
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    Area Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Ross Stores in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Through interviews with store manager and then district manager.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    We negotiated on wage rate and promotion options and time frame
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Area Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    The process took 5 days - interviewed at Ross Stores in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    As far as interviews go, it was rather informal. The format and questions were kind of made up on the spot, which isn't bad, but it shows that interviewing is inconsistant at Ross. This isn't necessarily the managers fault, because it takes strong corporate guidelines and training to implement consistant hiring practices company wide.

    Specifically, I wish the job in question was discussed more thoroughly, such as the level of responsibility, expectations, what is accomplished on a daily, weekly, monthly basis, etc.

    What was asked about and seemed important was: Relevant experience (working in retail previously), leadership (being able to supervise others and getting things accomplished), willingness to learn and be involved with any part of the store (as a man, I don't mind working womens, mens, childrens, etc).

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle difficult employees? What do you do when you are having a hard time getting work done with an employee?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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