Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Sears in July 2012.
Interview Details –
This has to be the worst interviewing experience I have ever gone through. Sears outsources their hiring to a 3rd party company (The Right Thing Inc, an ADP company) and this is one of the most disorganized interview processes ever.
Sears is big on using assessments as predictors of future success, you will take about 3 assessments total including a Hogan Test with 400 questions, the other assessments are about 100 questions each. Pending you don't get screened out, which I did not, and pass both assessments you will move on to a phone interview.
The phone interview is NOT with Sears but with their contracted interviewing company. Most of the questions are about your resume and experience. Don't bother asking questions to this interviewer because they know NOTHING about the job or the company, surprisingly. Every answer I got was, “I don’t that information” or “you can ask that once you get an in store interview.” At one point she even admitted she did not work directly for Sears and was contracted to screen out applicants. This interview was rescheduled 3 times because they forgot to call me the first time, very unprofessional. The second time they ran over on a different interview and had no time to interview me that day. The sad thing about this is you schedule your interview from 20 minute blocks via an online scheduler. I’m not sure how they can mess that up 3 times, but they did.
Following the phone interview you will move on to an in store interview with the manager and the district manager. After the horrible experience and disorganized nature Sears put me through before even dealing with them, I told them I would not be considering the position any longer and withdrew my offer of interest.
Overall, this process will waste a lot of your time, just to determine it's not a company worth working for.
Interview Question – They focused a lot on salary requirements, mostly to rule people out. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The contracted out interview process was not a good sign of how this company conducts business, especially how poorly it was conducted.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sears in December 2009.
Interview Details – Very pleasant. Met with Store manager, then the District Manager via a phone conference. Definately wear appropriate office attire and go with resume in hand as well as references in the event your asked you have them. I also recommend you bring your drivers license as if they are really interested they will ask you for it for the background check.
Interview Question – When did you have to delegate something to someone and had to convince then they were capable even though they felt they were not. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sears in October 2009.
Interview Details –
First interview was conducted by the Store Manager with very basic general questions about strengths and weaknesses, be able to provide a customer service experience, greatest accomplishment, and methods of management.
Second Interview was a phone panel interview, consisting of 4 other store managers asking very tricky questions. Questions included name the type of person you have trouble working with, name a time that your own values were tested and how did you handle the situation, and again the 3 strengths and weaknesses question. The toughest question for me was when they asked me to define the word conducive and apply it to my previous work experience.
Third interview was with the district manager, and he asked very general questions, was very direct and to the point. He didnt ask any typical questions, and allowed me to do most of the talking and question asking.
HINT: Do your reasearch on the company's history and come prepared to every interview with a resume. Do not try to fluff your way through the interview, becuase it will not work and they will even call you out on it.
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