Staples SALES MANAGER Interview Questions

Updated Mar 26, 2015
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Sales Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in Newington, CT
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Staples (Newington, CT) in January 2015.

Interview

The manager was prompt to the point. Asked all the right questions.she answered all of my questions and explained the position thoroughly. Although I was not as qualified for the position I still thanked her for the opportunity and I am currently still seeking new employment

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ithaca, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Staples (Ithaca, NY).

    Interview

    General questions on Customer Service, Sales and P&L Management, General review of Operations procedures and Product Procurement. Examples of Customer service and sales performances and greatest accomplishments. Local connections and events that I was a part of.

    Negotiation

    No negotiating allowed

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Hiring and interview was easy, as I was known by hiring manager. We had traned for the promotion to sales manager for about a year before the promotion.

    Interview was straight forward, we spoke about long and short term goals for the store, then moved onto situation questions regarding employees.

    Interview Questions

    • You have a customer who is upset with an associate (employee), how do you handle the situation?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation, I was offered a salary and bonus structure. I could accept or decline.

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Staples (Dayton, OH) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Management was excellent to follow up. I felt in the loop. HR is slow to respond though.

    Interview Questions

    • If you do not get this position, what are your plans next?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Persona;

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Staples (Houston, TX) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Interview process took months, called and talked to DM often. Had a total of 4 interviews.

    Negotiation

    Was able to get just under what I asked for, so really not bad.

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Staples (Cleveland, OH) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Pretty basic, just wanted to know if I had personal experience selling, and if I could train others to do so. Asked about ability to sell protection plans. Asked about technology experience and if I knew computers.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of selling a service plan to a customer.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Wasn't one.They threw out a number and I accepted.

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Staples (Dallas, TX) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Worst possible interview scenaro. I have applied at multiple locations as I am looking to relocate. I have had 1 call from a recruiter in Wooster. We had a very nice conversation and I thought did very well when she said she thought I would better serve the company by working in the Austin, Dallas area. GREAT! She said she was going to have the Area Manager call me to continue the interview process and that she would call me in no more that 48 hours. 2 weeks later nothing. Either the Recruiter lied up front or the Area Manager isnt doing her job. Either way. Not at all impressed. Very unproffesional.

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Staples (Stamford, CT) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Aphone interview with questions that could be found reading my resume. Very cold approach and no much information given about the position offered.

    Interview Questions

    • Why you want to leave your current job   1 Answer
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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Port Richey, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Staples (Port Richey, FL) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview pretty much normal normal. She said would send district manager an email and he would contact me. The district manager set up an interview and I meet him at a store. We sat in the middle of the furniture section and had the interview. I have over 15 years experience in sales and management but he said he was concerned because I did not have experience in technology. I told him that I enjoyed new things and am a fast learner. he asked me to list in one minute everything I could seel with a laptop. I said security software, extra battery, flash memory, screen cleaner, paper, printer, extra ink, blank cd's and or floppy's, cool pad, picture paper. he said not bad but I missed the thumb control, the camara and the carry case. He asked a little about my past but was more concerned because I did not know technology. He said he wanted me to interview with one of his managers and they would contact me. I met with a local store manager and after talking a little it was almost the same. She had a sign in her office that said sales and service and asked what that meant to me. i said it meant make the sale and back up the sale with service wich will add to more sales. she said wrong it meant sell the product and sell the service plan. She asked what would happen if i did not have an answer and had to ask for help. I told her no one knows everything and thats what makes for a great team, everyone works togeather for the good of the store and company. She said I was too much into team building and not strong enough as an salesperson for technology. This company seems like it is going away from supplies and want to get into sales of computers and like items. They are looking for computer salespeople with experience but just not saying that.

    Interview Questions

    • name everything you would sell with a laptop in one minute   1 Answer
    • what does sales and service mean   1 Answer
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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rialto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Staples (Rialto, CA) in April 2009.

    Interview

    HR recruiter calls for phone interview, then interview with District Manager. If you are chosen, then HR sends a letter confirming salary and starting date.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your weakness and how did you develop that?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    salary negotiation may be challenging but experience and education should justify the number

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