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Updated Sep 21, 2014
Updated Sep 21, 2014
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    Regional Merchandising Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at The Roomplace.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was pretty straight forward. My first interview was with the hiring manager. She asked questions about my experience then more situational questions. The next interview was with my soon to be peer. That interview was more conversational; she didn't ask any difficult questions. The third interview was with the VP of Merchandising (my supervisors manager). She asked situational questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Using the first letter of your name, give me an adjective that best describes why I should hire you?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They weren't will to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at The Roomplace in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    walk in, tell them your here for an interview and you will sit down and get straight to the questions

    Interview Questions
    • Do you like furniture?
      tell me about your employment experience?
      can u work evenings, weekends and holidays?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at The Roomplace in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    My interview for a sales position was somewhat old school and typical. There were few surprise questions from the GM who was doing the hiring. It was surprisingly routine and format. (e.g. tell me about a time you encountered a difficulty at work and how you overcame it ). The manager was very tightly wound during the entire process. She came off like a stoic librarian. She went over my work history in less than five minutes, asked few questions about it, then spent the next fifteen minutes talking about the company and her career with them.

    I had walked the sales floor earlier and had counted the number of sales associates on duty knowing fully well that a commissioned sales person can be easily undermined if there are too many sharks on the floor. I counted 11 salespeople and thought this was too high for a weekday Summer afternoon. When I asked the manager why she had eleven people on the floor she responded, "Eleven?! There should be sixteen out there!!" She then explained to me that the customer traffic ebbs and flows and seemed to be dismissive of my concern. This, of course, was the deciding factor in my not pursuing a position with them. Can't make any money if the deck is already stacked against you.

    The other factor that made me wary was that her employees seemed to be very oppressed and highly intimidated by her. She had already explained to me that she was the manager on duty at that time so I fully expected that we would be interrupted at some point. No biggie...it's retail....and the customer should come first. The first time a salesperson stepped into her doorway, she shot him a look of absolute death. I was a bit taken aback by this laser gaze. The poor saleman was so unraveled by this look that he started stammering. He couldn't get a sentence out and then sweat started beading on his forehead. This was yet another bad omen.

    The employees seemed generally unhappy, suspicious, or intimidated once they knew I wasn't a customer and that I had an interview scheduled.

    Interview Questions
    • How have you dealt with a co-worker that is always difficult for you to interact with?   Answer Question
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Too many sales people working on the commissioned sales floor

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at The Roomplace in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview itself was quick, simple, and to-the-point. The manager at the Schaumburg store at the time was very serious during the interview, but cared enough to actually listen and talk in-depth about things with you.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at The Roomplace in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    Applications for employment are submitted online. Human Resources submits information to hiring management of these qualified applicants. Store manager contacts those applicants to set up interviews. The process usually involves two interviews with both the Store Manager and an assistant manager. After a manager qualifies the applicant as a good fit for the position, a background check and drug testing is done. This process usually takes longer than a week.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you found that you work well with all managers that you have worked with?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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