Southern States Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Customer Service Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Southern States in March 2013.
Interview Details – Phone interview, face to face interview, personality test, and presentation to managers about why they should hire you. Process was less than 2 weeks long. Work culture was great, Managers starting from the top down really care about employees. Be prepared to answer questions about your experience and how you would add value to the team.
Interview Question – How could you find new ways to create new business? What are some new strategies for creating new sales? View Answer
Cashier Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Southern States
Interview Details – There is a phone call, then there is a requirement to meet in person with store manager. There is an interview explaining yourself and what qualifications and experience you have while also stating what you can bring to the company and business. Then there is a tour of the building and meeting employers. Next, you will fill out paper work and then begin work.
Interview Question – Why should Southern States choose you? View Answer
Communications Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Southern States in July 2011.
Interview Details – Southern States was very professional. Communication was prompt and happened exactly according to the timeline I was given. The organization also communicated salary information up front. All of the employees I encountered were pleasant and helpful. I did not feel like I was a number while interviewing. I was treated with a great deal of respect. The people who interviewed me were interested in talking about communication strategy and not interested in talking about standard HR questions. It was one of the most engaging interviews I have ever had.
Interview Question – What would you add to our current strategy? Answer Question
Store Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Southern States in May 2010.
Interview Details – I applied online and was contacted by someone in human resources who set up an interview with the district manager at the Corporate Headquarters. Met the district manager and we discussed the position over lunch. Then we visited one of his stores. I had previously worked for this company nearly two decades ago and have patronixed their stores so I knew a little bit about them and their products.