ShopKo Stores Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
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    Executive Merchant Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at ShopKo Stores (Green Bay, WI) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online for another position, a couple days later i was contacted for a phone interview. The recruiter mentioned the EMT program since I was a recent college grad. I was defiantly interested in the program. To me the phone interview was ok, I was just thrown off to be interviewing for another position.

    About a week later I was contacted again to come the headquarters in Green Bay, WI, for a all day interview. They paid for my hotel and gas which I thought was nice. Now when I got to Green Bay it was another story. You will NOT like Green Bay if you come from a big city. I live in a suburb outside a major city (30-40 min away). So suburb life and city life i totally get. But Green Bay is super rural! After settling in the hotel, I drove around to see what there was to offer... there was nothing. You would think since it was the home of the Packers it would be a happening place, its not. If you are ready to settle down this could be the place for you. The mall in Green Bay sucked and the next mall was about a 40 min drive away (that mall wasn't that great either). I also really did not see much diversity around town either.

    On interview day there was about 18 candidates (2 guys and the wrest girls). This group really depends on how many apply. I was shocked to see so many people, I was thinking there would be like 6-10. First was a tour of the Shopko store. I found out that I wasn't the only one who never heard of Shopko before. I really didn't see the point of showing all the candidates around because its not like we all were going to make the program. But I guess they use it as a way to see how we interact. I suggest in this tour you ask questions, stay in front and be engaged in the conversation. After you go back to headquarters and the interviews start. You get to interview with the 3 buyers/category managers/inventory analyst. And they ask you the same questions for each interview. So imagine being asked the same question 3 times. I suggest you try to click with who you interview with. After all the interviews are done you get lunch and past people in the program come in and you have a Q & A (they say they are done interviewing, but i could tell they were watching who was speaking). At one point the question of how do you like Green Bay came up, and you can tell they were being nice about how they really feel. In a nice way they pretty much said there was nothing to do there. After the vp of merchandising talked to us and then it was done. I was so drained and ready to leave.

    I personally would have rather went through the 3 interviews and be done. No tour, no Q & A, no speaker, I found those a waste of time. Save that for the first day of the actual program! At the end of the whole thing I really didn't care if they offered me the position or not. Building seemed old fashioned, I didn't care for living in the area. I see the position as a stepping stone, work there a year or 2 and move on to something better. They said they would get back to everyone by the end of the week, and that was a couple weeks ago.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to be in the EMT program? What is the difference between Shopko and other department stores?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    I had a phone interview on a Thursday morning. The recruiter asked questions about my previous work experience; nothing personal was asked. He seemed very disinterested with what I was saying. Toward the end of the interview I asked if there was anything on my resume that he questioned or that made me unqualified for the job and he said no everything looks great and I was qualified for the position. I sent a thank you email a week later since I hadn't heard from them and I got a template reply that stated I was not chosen for the position because I was not qualified(?). Very strange process and outcome.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I went through 3 interviews, the last of which lasted 3 hours. There were long lulls in between communications, but company was going through an acquisition at the time. About 4 months total between first interview and first day on the job.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at ShopKo Stores.

    Interview

    Barely interviewed me and just asked me about availability and previous experience. When I said i had none they told me that was okay. The only question that was hard at all was "do you have any questions for me?" Because that's a trick question to ask if you were listening and actually care about the job. Said that they'd call me back the end of the week for orientation in the beginning of the next week but still haven't gotten a call. Called back once and the hiring manager was gone, and today I talked to her and she said she'd call me back in half an hour 2 hours ago.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at ShopKo Stores in November 2014.

    Interview

    I arrived 15 minutes early and waited about 20 minutes. I was interviewed by one person. He asked me to tell him a little about myself and past job experience. Asked me to tell him what I think good customer experience looked like. Left the the room, came back in. Told me I Interviewed great. Asked about my expected salary. Made an offer. I accepted. Said it may take a few days for my background check to come back. it came back the next day. I now have orientation.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a difficult position you were put in at work and how y out handled it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I asked to start at 8.25 an hour. They said I will be getting 8.25 - 9.00/hr

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    I had an interview and it seemed pretty professional. I thought I did well, but I got an email saying I didn't get the job (with very poor spelling and grammar).

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    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Belvidere, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ShopKo Stores (Belvidere, IL) in July 2014.

    Interview

    The interview lasted about 10 minutes. I believe the drug test took longer than any questions asked. The Pharm mgr did not ask any behavioral type questions, only about experience. I had no experience other than a 120 hr Internship & was offered the position on the spot. I then waited for the background check from the headquarters which took about 5 days. Made an appointment with the store manager to go over all the company details & set up pay deposit. Immediately after the 2 hours with HR, I was working 4 hours in the pharmacy.

    Interview Questions

    • He didn't ask any behavioral type interview questions at all.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiating. He said "..even certified, this is the highest corporate will allow me to offer you."

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    GM Salesfloor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lincoln, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ShopKo Stores (Lincoln, NE).

    Interview

    Normal interview and hiring process. After getting hired there are a few days of paid orientation to adjust to the company atmosphere. A background check is usually ran on the applicant. No drug testing is required. The overall process is quick and painless. Before the interview there is an online personality test.

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    Customer Service Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delavan, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ShopKo Stores (Delavan, WI).

    Interview

    Minimal questions. Not impressive. More often than not, incompetent people were hired by upper management. Seemed if one was a warm body you were hired. Also false promises made during interview that my many years of experience would be brought to attention of DM. This NEVER happened.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. Plan on 7.25 to 8.00 an hours regardless of your experience.
    Deep regret I accepted employment with Shopko. Had MUCH more experience than interviewer and 95% of employees on staff.

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    Sales Floor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at ShopKo Stores in June 2014.

    Interview

    They gave me a call and set up an interview. The interview was 4 minutes and he left during part of it. Wasn't sure I got the job and just left me hanging. Background check almost took a month to get done.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiations

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