Sears Cashier Interview Questions

Updated Oct 27, 2014
Updated Oct 27, 2014
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Cashier Interview

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

I applied online – interviewed at Sears in October 2014.

Interview Details

I had a two-part interview and they both asked a lot of specific questions and examples are listed below. There was over 35 questions that was almost all experience related and majority had very difficult words in them. For example, "impenetrable", so make sure you're good at vocabulary or they will surely make a fool of you. Other than that, it went well.

Interview Questions
  • Have you ever had a difficult situation at school or work? If so, how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
  • Have you ever had to sell something? If so, were you successful?   Answer Question
  • Have you ever done something wrong and admitted your error?   Answer Question
  • When was the last time you had great customer service? Why would you consider that great customer service?   Answer Question
  • What are your expectations for your manager?   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
They are not willing to negotiate. $7.93 is the only pay they will give and if you want another position then you can start over from square one.
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Sears

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online at Sears after the application there is an assessment test. It is very easy to apply online rather than going to the store. After about one week or so they contacted my through phone call. The interview was a few days after. At the interview it was a simple interview. The interviewer was very nice, but it was unorganized. They did not know I was coming in for an interview. Other than that it was a regular interview. It took about ten minuets and there were no other interviewee.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time you provided excellent customer service.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Sears in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I initially started the hiring process by walking in to an open interview job fair. I had a quick interview, I was told about sears programs and asked one question. I was offered a second interview right away. The second interview was a group session we were asked about 5-7 questions. The session was about 30-40 minutes. I was hired on the spot. However, I was offered a different position than what I applied for but I'm still happy with my offer as a merchandiser. To give a quick time frame: First Interview "Friday", Second Interview "Tuesday" = Hired. Drug Testing & Orientation Next, we're scheduled for orientation based on how quickly we finish our paperwork.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you achieved a goal?   Answer Question
    • There's only one position and everyone in this room is competing for it, why should we hire you?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you helped someone with technology?
      "Work environment example preferred"
        Answer Question
    • Define excellent customer service   Answer Question
    • Tell me about your most recent job(s) and why you left   Answer Question
    • What would prevent you from shopping online?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Everyone was asked what position, they preferred but not everyone was offered their desired position. They offered opportunities based off where they felt you would fit best. "take it or leave it".
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Sears in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got a call for an interview the next day. My interview was the following day.The interview was like 20 minutes. All we talked about was asking customers to apply for the credit card and how sears was know for their appliances not their apparel. I got an offer right there. I got an email to complete the drug test and background check 2 days later. I went the next morning to do my drug test and by the morning after that I got a welcome aboard e mail to fill out hr documents online. Total time- applied Thursday,called for interview Friday,interview was Saturday, got e mail for background and drug test Monday, did drug test Tuesday, welcome e mail on Wedensday. Fastest interview process for a retail store ever.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. I didn't even ask bout the pay. Completely forgot.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There were 2 interviews,I had to call in many times previously to make sure they noticed me. Both interviews were really easy due to the fact that they were low on employees, so they really just need more people

    Interview Questions
    • what would you say to someone to get them to sign up for a sears credit card   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sears in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied, that same day got a phone call saying they wanted to meet me. I did two interview the same day with two different people, questions were easy a lot of questions were they ask for an example for a personal experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of a time you had to provide great customer service.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied online about 4 or 5 hours later I got a phone call from the HR manager to come in for an interview the next day. I went in for the interview. I had to wait for a few minutes because there was an issue with a customer. He took me in sat me down and just asked the regular questions. And we kinda just chatted. He told me what the job entailed asked me if I was ok pushing credit. All of which I was used to I had worked at Sears before so it was nothing new. After the interview concluded he said did I have more time to sit and talk with the operations manager I did have time however the manager did not have the time. He said to come in the next day for the interview and to bring my drivers license and SS card because he felt I was going to get a job offer right then. So I went in the next day and the operations manager was a little more of a business interview and it lasted longer. She said she was going to talk to the HR manager she left for no longer than 2 minutes came back and said that they were offering me the job. I filled out all the paperwork right there and that afternoon they called and set me up for orientation.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any hard questions. They just asked if I was ok with asking people for credit applications several times.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  8.  

    Cashier Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Sears in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a call within about a week to come in for an interview the next day. I completed a job simulation on the computer the night before. It wasn't super hard. The guy that interviewed me was very nice. He described the position to me, asked if I would be okay offering credit cards to customers, and we briefly went over my work history. I spent a lot of time wondering when the actual interview would start. When it did, he asked a total of 2 questions and then offered me the job. The entire meeting took about 20 minutes. Overall, a wonderful experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to provide great customer service.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you had a very important task to complete.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They first make you take an hour and a half quiz. It is very repetitive. Based on the results of the quiz, you are either prompted to choose a time for an interview or they just say "thank you, we will contact you if you want to be interviewed." If you aren't prompted to choose a time, you won't get the interview. Then you get interviewed, and they ask you almost nothing.

    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Quick and easy. Got invited in for an interview with an assistant manager within 3 or 4 days. Interviewed with assistant manager and followed up with a store manager immediately after the first interview. Hired on the spot. E-mails indicating further steps.

    Interview Questions
    • A customer has been waiting on a sales associate on a day where lines seem endless and everyone is busy, when addressing the customer, why do you want to refrain from saying "sorry for the wait"?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Straight forward acceptance with pay and job clearly defined beforehand.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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