Sears Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014
173 Interview Reviews

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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
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Sears in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a call almost 30 minutes later asking to come in for an interview. The interview was pretty simple the only question I was asked was what department did I want to work in.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Sears in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    There was about five people interviewing and it took about three interviews to finally get the job. I was actually placed where seen fit according to the interview. After the panel decides who is more qualified to fit the positions the employees hired were placed.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    We would love you on our team if accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sears in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews to go through. Very polite and curious hiring staff.Felt very comfortable during the hiring process. Asked questions on experience and prior jobs and other skills and public relations and how I work with other employees.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you do when 2 customers start fighting and throwing punches? What should I do?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They offered 9 and I said Ill take the job if its 10 an hour.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy 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  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  Barboursville, WV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Barboursville, WV
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sears in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I used one of their in store computer stations to apply to Sears. I then received emails asking me to complete situational surveys. Afterwards, I was called by the store manager to schedule an interview. I then came to the store for the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Will you be available if you are called in on short notice?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Sears in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    She was very nice open and generous. I loved working with her because she was understanding. I felt comfortable and at ease when interview so i was relaxed.The interview was short and sweet then next thing you noticed i was being asked to take a drug test so that's when i knew i was hired

    Negotiation Details
    nothing
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Winston-Salem, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winston-Salem, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Sears in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Short and simple, wasn't too difficult, asked about past retail experience, availablity, why i want to work there explained there would be training which was done and computers and very organized - had good training for position.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Minimum wage - no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Yonkers, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Yonkers, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sears in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Group interview with about 6 other people in a conference room sitting at lunch tables with manager sitting facing all of us asking questions and going over each of all of our availability and experience one by one, encouraged asking questions and joked around.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think they didn't keep you at your last job?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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