Sears Store Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
Updated Apr 13, 2014
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Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
Application Details

I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sears in July 2013.

Interview Details

The interview process consisted of a phone interview, face to face interview with the district manager, a phone interview with the regional manager and a phone interview with a corporate manager (I hear it varies who you get). The biggest issue with the process was the amount of time it took to go through the interview process, then go through the offer process, then the background check, etc. From start to finish it was over three weeks by the time I finally was able to start.

Interview Questions
  • No huge curve balls. Questions that are difficult for me are ones that deal with, "what are your worst qualities as a manager?" That one came from the corporate interview.   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    No words to describe how horrible the process was. Thought I was interviewing for a convenience store clerk position

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    No interest after interview

    Declined Offer
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Sears in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Completed an application online and had 2 phone interviews with regional vice president and president of the company.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at Sears in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    DM, Regional recruiter may look at internal candidates. Interviews could be over the phone or in person.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Sears.

    Interview Details

    I had one interview for a K Mart store. It was a short interview and I had to do most of the talking. The person interviewing me was playing with his phone and seemed very disinterested.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Macomb, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Macomb, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Sears in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I went through the interview process with SEARS Holdings Corporation and the process was pretty typical of a large corporation. The interveiw process for franchised or dealer stores is quite different. This can vary by employer. This current owner would probably have a traditional small store mentality for the interview process. I would say that as long as someone is hard working and presentable they should be able to pass the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • As always the most difficult question is "What is your greatest flaw". People try to turn the flaw into an asset, which typically consists of something like "I work too hard" or some other BS answer. As a manager I would prefer a realistic flaw and a plan to overcome that flaw included in the answer so that I know the person is being real with me and has a plan to challenge themselves.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was not readily able to negotiate at the time, as SEARS had a structured pay rate. I was offered a little less at first but because I was familiar with the company and it's operations I was able to show them that I knew what I was talking about and got the 'correct' hourly pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The job interview process can be lengthy. Being interviewed once and getting a job offer is typically a thing of the past. Today, many companies have an involved interview process starting with screening interviews, followed by in-person interviews, second interviews and even third interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Woodbridge, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodbridge, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sears in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview with recruiter, DM, then RVP. Drug and background

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sears in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial Resume Review
    Phone Screen with Recruiter
    Live Interview with Managers/Directors
    Phone Interview with Regional HR Director
    Background and Drug Tests

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Vienna, WV
    Anonymous Employee in Vienna, WV
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Sears in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Called by recruiter, emailed an accessment, received positive feedback from accessment

    Interview Questions
    • Received email position was filled without a face to face interview   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

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