Interviewed at Sears
Interview Details – No words to describe how horrible the process was. Thought I was interviewing for a convenience store clerk position
Interview Question – How has Sears changed your life as a customer Answer Question
Reason for Declining – No interest after interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Sears in March 2013.
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 Question – 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.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Sears in December 2010.
Interview Details – D.M. called me, HR Regional, both interviewed me.
Negotiation Details – My salary. Do not sell your self short, otherwise it takes a long time to get more money.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sears in May 2012.
Interview Details – I was contacted my Sears to arrange a phone interview. The day of the interview, I waited by the phone at the designated time. I received no call. I sent an email to the person who had arranged the phone interview and she apologized for the mixup. She re-scheduled the interview for 2 days later. On the date and time of the 2nd date, I again waited by the phone at the designated time. She never called. I sent an e mail again asking if there was some confusion and perhaps a need for a 3rd date. I got no response.
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sears in June 2011.
Interview Details –
the interview is standard. Phone and two on one on interviews is the norm. Be professional and be prepared to give examples of results you have driven in previous jobs. Background and drug test will be necessarry. Be patient it could take a month.
The hiring manager doesn't complete all the onboarding so be patient he is probably working with a recruiter that he does not see everyday.
Interview Question – nothing unexpected Answer Question
Negotiation Details – you can negotiate vacation time.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Sears in October 2010.
Interview Details – Was contacted via email regarding position applied for requesting I take a series of skills tests/personality tests. After doing so I was contacted by a recruiter wanting to schedule a time to do a phone interview. He asked if he could call on Saturday, however I was not going to be available so we scheduled it on a Sunday! After giving some background on the interview process he asked standard interview questions for a management position. He also informed me that they did not actually have a position available in the area, but are always looking, but that there was an assistant position and asked if i would be interested. I said that I would be. He told me that the process takes about 4 weeks to hear anything back. I got an email about a month and a half later saying that the position had been filled.
Interview Question – What kind of management style do you use? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Sears in July 2010.
Interview Details – First a 1 on 1 interview, then 2 follow up phone interviews. First interview, disrict manager, 2nd regional manager, 3rd with VP of sales. Begining to hire was about 3 months.
Interview Question – Nothing was unussual or unexpected. Very vanilla. Answer Question
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