Sears Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Jan 17, 2015
Updated Jan 17, 2015
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    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Sears (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Applied on-line. Had a phone screening, followed by a panel interview with VP and DMM. Then had 2 more interviews with Buyers and DMMs. Everyone was very nice and friendly. No hard questions. Mostly we discussed my previous experiences and their relevance to this position

    Interview Questions

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    Buyer Apprentice Program Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Sears (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online, received phone interview ( lots of behavioral questions ), online math test, then got in-person group interview invite. Group interview involved two separate interview wih buyers and HR. They really want to gauge your interest and fit for the program. There will be a lot of " tell me a time when you.." Types of questions. You will also visit a Sears store and answer a questionnaire. The interviewers will ask you about that visit during that interview. Afterwards, you will complete a simple math test. Lastly, you will do a case study of which you will come together as a group to pick an investment of your choice to invest in. Advice: Be logical, be able to organize your thoughts on pros and cons of each investment and communicate them to your team.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the hardest assignment/ project you ever done. Tell me a time when you wish you can go back to do something. What does a buyer do   Answer Question
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    Buyer's Apprentice Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Sears (San Francisco, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Extremely lengthy interview process. 2 month's of interviewing before an offer was extended. It begins with an online personality test and retail math assessment if you score well you move onto a phone interview discuss your relevant experience, retail math skills, interest in the position. You are then invited for the final 3-5 hour group interview.

    Interview Questions

    • During the group interview you are required to present a case study off information given to you 10 minutes prior.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Quick and easy to accept.

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    Finance Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sears (San Francisco, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    After responding to six identical emails requesting information that was already on my resume, I was asked to take an assessment test that took about an hour.

    There was absolutely no follow up, positive or negative, after that.

    Interview Questions

    • What is/was your current/last responsibilities? Please do not cut and paste from the body of the resume.   Answer Question
    • Many questions regarding how one would deal with a variety of management issues (employees who are always late, customer service issues, etc).   1 Answer
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    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sears (San Francisco, CA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    2 hour online testing, 2 person panel interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you think of the store?   1 Answer
    • Who do you think are our competitors?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    was able to negotiate, just ask for what you want then take it from there.

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