Sears Assistant Store Manager Interview Questions

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Assistant Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Sears.

Interview Details

Filled out the application on line. 2 days later got a 45 minute assessment that had to be filled out. 1 week later I received an email confirmation that they were interested in me. 1 week later I received a call from the Store Manager for an interview. 2 weeks later I had a phone interview with the District Manger. He presented an alternative option to the original position that I interviewed for. Another Store Manager called to offer me the job and salary. I turned it down. I heard back from the District Manager several times before I accepted the job. He did get closer to what I was wanting as my salary requirement. I should have stayed with my previous job because promises were made that never came close to what was agreed upon in taking the job.

Interview Questions
  • None of them were. If you have been in any kind of Retail Management position, you are familiar with all the scenario's that they throw at you.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
I was able to negotiate. I later found out that vacation time is negotiable, you can ask for a third week off.
Accepted Offer

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewed with Store Manager and then District Manager. In person and phone interview respectively in that order. Was transferring from a Sears store in another state and I had previously worked for the DM. There was no moving allowance provided and only a slight bump in salary for the cost of living increase.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you instill and excite Sears culture into associates who were not motivated and resistant to change?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sears in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had to not only Interview for the job but had to take 2 separate tests which required 65 minutes of my time. The initial application had a 45 minute test. After the test I felt as though i had been interrogated by police. In the end after about 2 weeks I heard back from them and wanted to almost turn it down due to the complexity of this part of the process.

    Interview Questions
    • There are alot of the "Tell me about a time when.." questions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offered lowest possible salary for the job but because I needed a job I accepted. After 4 months I did receive a mega raise due to performance.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sears in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews one

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    Interview process consisted of two pre hire assessments. Contacted by recruiter to set up interview with store manger. Interview was very relaxed and what you would expect at management level. Asked to describe past experiences and work history. Also required to review sales metrics and determine areas of opportunity and what actions would be taken to correct those issues. Follow up phone call with District Manager, which was very brief. Contacted by recruiter with offer. Entire process was 4-6 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • As previously stated, asked to review department specific metrics and highlight areas of opportunity and what actions could be taken to resolve those issues for future success. This was a little difficult as there was little instruction and key metric initiatives were not explained (i.e., I was not advised on the current company standards and store, department or associate goals.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was not negotiable except for a few thousand dollars. It was much lower than I had anticipated. Offered two (2) weeks vacation, but was easily negotiated to three (3) weeks based on salary restraints.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    The process began with my application and taking numerous tests. Upon completion I received a call from Corporate recruiter inviting me for an interview with some regional management. Had two interviews with two interviewers at a time. The following week I received a call from a Store Manager. She would hire me on the spot but I preferred another location; thus, she referred to my former Sears store manager who turned out to be not a nice person.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  South Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Sears in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with recruiter then face to face with local store manager. I then got a job offer from the original recruiter. Overall process went smooth I did have to take an online assessment that lasted a little over an hour. I know now they have to do a face to face assessment however because of when I was hired I was exempt from it. Ensure you have fairly astute financial acumen or you will not pass the test as it is harder than a few other companies. P&L based questions and behavioral questions will be asked. Be prepared to answer team building related questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing very difficult. However I know now they have you examine a case study and give you about 30 minutes to look it over before presenting it and answering questions regarding it. Be sure you are familiar with basic financial documents to ensure you will be successful in that part of the hiring process.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I gave a range they met me in the middle.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    Long and drawn out - three assessments to be passed before interview. Then interviewed first by SM and then DM in second interview. Took 4 weeks to get onboarded once hiring decision was made. DM interview included a case analysis.

    Interview Questions
    • Case analysis. Given 45 minutes to review case and develop action plan - then present to DM, followed by questions by DM and SM.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Able to negotiate for more pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    Posted resume and applied for position. Was contacted by recruiter. Had to take 3 online assessments then phone interview with recruiter. The contacted by store manager, and met face to face for 2 interviews. 1st with the operations manager the final with store manager. I was called less then a week later and offered a position. The pay was set. I accepted, had to go online from home to fill out HR paperwork which I was paid for. I started approx 1 month after my first contact with the recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were normal situational based questions relating to management experiamces.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    you will interview with the district manager for a specific location, if accepted you will then interview with the store manager, if you pass the interview with the district manager, you pretty much have the position, it is just the store manager giving you a walk through of the store

    Interview Questions
    • nothing unexpected, it is usual retail based questions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    they have a wage cap 55,000, this is only in the high volume stores, depending on the volume you can start off at 41000
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

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