Sears Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Sep 28, 2014
Updated Sep 28, 2014
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

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

Interview Details

Phone interview and one live interview with manager. Both interviews were a breeze. Should be no problem if you have half a brain. Appeared to forth with about job, except probably exaggerated commission possibilities.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    I worked at a hometown store, so I just talked with the owner and manager for a half hour. They asked about my past work history, and schedule availablty. They never discussed how much I would be making until after I started.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Maria, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Maria, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Sears in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Application, next couple days you get a call by a recruiter, and then finally you go for a nightmare. Got to interview at 11:50am for a 12pm interview. 12:10pm interviewed by a really nice white guy in the department I applied for. Then 2 hours later....After waiting in a small lobby where you can overhear the corporate recruiter talking behind your backs on the opinion of candidates. She was a younger black lady and she seems to give favor to black candidates. I had previous customer service experience, a college degree in a related field, and the first manager who interviewed me I heard saying great things to her about me. Then I heard her talking down my degree and making assumptions like some one with a bachelor's degree really won't be here long. I was appalled by this and finally she came in offering me a position in another department. I had a bad gut feeling, but I said yes, but did some investigation and it turned out the manager in that department is one of the worse and they don't get a lot of business. I went back in there and asked what was going on and I would not work in that department. She created some lie and wouldn't say straight to my face why she had a problem with me. The lady who they hired had less experience and was black and maybe they thought a female could sell shoes better? Still I think it was discriminatory and after 2 hours a sorry or giving me an alternative would have been nice. I will never shop at Sear's again. I would not tell even the most desperate to work here. Commission is so low. You get $7/hr plus like $2 or $3 for commission on that day.

    End corporate America now!

    Reasons for Declining

    Department manager is a jerk and low pay.

    I would not recommend this company even to my worse enemies.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at Sears in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online application, then they called with an interview offer. The lady was very nice and open talking to me. The conversation was easy and the questions were understandable and easily answered. They were very interested in personal challenges I've overcome.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I decided to go to college instead.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    I sent a resume online and was called in for an interview. At the interview I met with the manager of my department and then with a manager from another department. Pretty standard interview questions that were just read of a paper. I was offered the position on the spot, which could be due to the fact that I had previous experience at a Sears location.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate. Low level position.
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    There was an automated application process, with an interview almost immediately following. I was surprised that I got as far into the process as I did, as I was too young to be hired at the time.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Received an email from a recruiter that asked me to apply to one of the companies positions once I applied I received a call back the very next day and was scheduled an interview. After the first interview the hiring manager told me I would be called back upon them reaching their decision but the next call was for me to have another "interview" during which I was told I basically had the job but a week later after me calling to check the status and being told they were working on the schedule I received an email stating I did not get the job. V

    Interview Questions
    • The particular hiring manager was not experienced in giving interviews so she was just "winging" the interview. Nice lady but very unprofessional.   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  El Paso, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Paso, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    Applied at the store. Received prompt reply. Interviewed twice. Hired quickly.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    The interview was not too bad. They asked out former employers and some things about yourself. The usual, strength, weakness, what can you offer. They would like someone who has previous experience so that the training process would be easier.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Depending on location, interview can either be one on one or group style. Takes about an hour and it's pretty straight-forward.
    No experience is necessary!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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