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Consultative Sales Associate - Electronics Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Sears in July 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online, was then sent a email the next day to attend there job fair. Arrived at job fair and the workers were very unorganized. Some of the people working didn't even know there was a job fair about to take place After waiting for them to set up a rep then checked my application status and sent me to a one on one interview. During this interview i was asked allot of hypothetical questions and availability questions. Then she broke down what my job consisted of and if I had any rejections. After that i was given a second interview with the store manager. The second interview was the next day and the manager went over the sears mission statement, and asked me what I expect out of a manager, the environments of where i previous worked at and then allowed me to ask him questions. I then received an email 2 days later with the the details of the job and i have been accepted The whole process took a week
Interview Question – How has your attitude effected your work with a customer View Answer
Negotiation Details – None, Sent you an email after interview as to what you will make.
Brand Central Assistant Store Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Sears in March 2014.
Interview Details – 2 interviews, one over the phone, one with store manager, very basic questions, it is retail after all. Was job offered a month later and it took 2 additional weeks to come on board
Interview Question – Talk about a time you had to help a difficult customer Answer Question
Negotiation Details – none
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Consultative Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Sears in November 2012.
Interview Details – 2 interviews. one with your intimidate supervisor and one with store manager. both are slow and go over are you trustworthy. all of the interview process is a question and answer based on if they can trust you with money to show up for work and that you will not give discounts to people unless they push up to next level of management.
Interview Question – can yo u pass a drug test. was most unexpected because private recreational drug use has nothing to do with standing around selling lawnmowers. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – there is no negotiation phase. you accept or decline job and they have set pay scale. no room for haggle.
Social Media Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Sears.
Interview Details – I got an in person interview via a recruiting agency. The interview was at their city location and was by 3 different people and took 2-3 hours. After all that, I sent thank you notes and follow ups and never heard back. Rude company that is always having turnover and you can always find the same social media positions being posted on job boards.
Interview Question – What do you think the next big thing in social media will be? Answer Question
Cashier Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Sears.
Interview Details – I applied online and a few days later, I got a call for an interview. I had my interview the next day and was asked simple questions that started with "Tell me about a time when..." The manager I interviewed with was very nice and friendly. After I asked my questions about the job position, I was told that I was offered the job.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had two tasks to complete, what did you do to complete them? Answer Question
Cashier Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Sears.
Interview Details – Applied online and scheduled an in-person interview right after submission of application. There were two interviews, first one with the HR manager, second was with store manager in the same day. Received an offer after second interview.
Interview Question – What experience do you have working in a team? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
Merchandiser Interview (Negative Experience)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sears in June 2014.
Interview Details – I was contacted about around two weeks. I was scheduled at 2:30, and arrived about 15 minutes early. No one was there, so I had to wait about 10 minutes. Finally, the manager shows up. He asked me about two questions, and then said because I was a minor, I could not work there. My advice for anyone under 18, don't apply because you will just be waisting your time. Very unorganized and annoying, I was very upset because obviously the manager did not look completely through the application to know I was a minor before he called. Don't waste your time.
Interview Question – What will you contribute? Answer Question
firstname.lastname@example.org Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Sears in August 2012.
Interview Details – I completed 1 interview in person and 1 informal phone interview. On the day I was hired I I was asked to fill out a questionnaire and completed background check and same day drug test. Bring your ss card and license
Interview Question – Biggest weakness Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate.
Senior Business Analyst Interview (Positive Experience)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Sears.
Interview Details – Three on line interviews and I was hired - did not get a total view of what the position was. I would have liked to be able to understand the manager and his insecurities
Interview Question – Was I looking to take the persons job View Answer
Counsel Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Sears.
Interview Details – Recruiter emailed and set up a phone conversation. Next was a phone interview with the hiring manager, which went well. Flew in for interviews with the team. The head attorney was added to the interview loop when I arrived. Interviews went well and I was told I'd hear back in a couple days. A week goes by, nothing. I reach out, hear back in a couple days that although it went really well with the group, it'll be a couple more days. Another week and nothing. I reached out again and heard I'd hear back soon. I finally heard back more than a month after the in-person loop that they wanted someone with more experience in the marketing field.
Interview Question – How do you work with difficult personalities? Answer Question
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