I applied in-person and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Sports Authority.
Interview Details – Interview process was terrible. This should have been a tip off of the horrible company culture. Went to two initial interviews, over a period of six weeks in which my phone calls were very rarely returned. It seemed as though they could not seem to make a timely decision on how to proceed, but kept stringing me along. Finally they told me I was definitely hired, then all of a sudden out of nowhere told me that the position had been filled.
They kept telling me however that I was perfect for the company and should be patient. Eventually they did contact me again and after another two months and three additional interviews, again with few phone calls returned, I was finally hired.
Interview Question – No real difficult questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No real negotiation, just an offer.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sports Authority in May 2010.
Interview Details – It was a regular interview and normal questions were asked. They asked me about my sneaker knowledge and how I could apply it to their establishment.
Interview Question – Why should I choose you? Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Sports Authority in August 2010.
Interview Details – Came to a conference room with District Managers, Regional Managers and HR Managers. Given a packet of information about a "fictional store' and asked questions about what you would do as the store manager to turn things around, what things stand out to you, etc.
Way too much emphasis put on non-important factors. i.e. Work history, education history, etc. (I'm already employed with the company, this was a "promotion evaluation".
To be honest, I can do everything that the DM's RM's, heck, even everything David Campisi does. But I would do it better, make the company more succuessful and actually have employees who like to work for TSA.
Interview Question – What would you do to turn this store around? View Answer
Reason for Declining – I have come to realize that without a BA degree and without knowing someone to give me a "leg up", I'm never gonna get out of working at the store level. I'm sorry, but I'm not gonna spend 10-20 years working for TSA to top out at a Store Manger or even at the DM level. The people at the store level are the ones who bust their butts making sales and dealing with customers. People at Corporate don't have to work on Sundays and don't have to work till 10, 11, or 12pm and have no life.
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