Sears Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Buyer Apprentice Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Buyer's Apprentice Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Sears in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Quick and easy to accept.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sears in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    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).   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sears in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    2 hour online testing, 2 person panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    was able to negotiate, just ask for what you want then take it from there.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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