WalMart Canada Interview Questions

Updated Mar 22, 2015
Updated Mar 22, 2015
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    Walmart Pharmacy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at WalMart Canada.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for a cashier position and the process took 2 weeks

    about 4 days after I applied (for a cashier position, not pharmacy sales) I received a phone call from a department manager from Walmart who did a phone interview right there. It consisted of basic questions such as my availability and experience, and also some more challenging ones such as a time when I've been under stress. It took a total of about 20 minutes, and at the end of it she asked me to come in to the store two days later for a group interview

    The group interview took about 2 hours and it was actually pretty fun. There were about 7 of us applicants, and we were all there for different positions- there were three there for the auto department, two for overnight stock, and two of us for cashier. We started out by talking to the person next to us and then introducing them to the rest of the group, and then the department manager running the interview told us all about Walmart, the employee benefits, etc. Then we had a speed interview, where 7 more managers came into the room and sat in chairs across from the applicants so that we each had someone in front of us, and each manager would ask the applicant in front of them a question, the applicant would have 1 minute to answer, and then they would rotate so that each applicant was asked 7 questions; it was sorta like speed dating. I appreciated it because it was a lot less stressful than a one-on-one interview, and it was a pretty casual environment. They told us they would call us within 48 hours and tell us if they wanted us, and I was called back within a day and asked to come in in a few days and fill out a background check. As it turns out, I was too young for the background check, so instead she just checked my references and then called me back a couple days later and asked me to come in on Friday to meet the Store Manager.

    I went in on Friday and the store manager just asked me two questions- "tell me about yourself" and "why did you choose Walmart". I answered them and then she said that she would like to offer me a job in the pharmacy, and that it has higher pay than cashier. I was very surprised because I had applied for a cashier position, not a pharmacy, but I was happy to accept. I then filled out some paperwork, and I was told that I would start orientation the next week.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about a time when you were under stress and how you dealt with it"
      "Why did you choose Walmart"
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at WalMart Canada.

    Interview Details

    poor and unorganized

    Interview Questions
    • none except the person was late and another person was interviewing for a different position I had applied for   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    a waiting game again
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Lot Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at WalMart Canada in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got a completely unexpected call from Walmart about 2 months after I had applied. During the call, I was asked a variety of thought provoking questions which I assume are designed to see how well you are at thinking on the spot. They were pretty difficult to answer but I managed to get through them. The lady I was speaking to informed me at the end of the phone call that I will receive a call from them in a few days after the interview has been reviewed and if they choose me to go on to the next step.

    A week later, I get a call saying that I have been selected for the group interview. The group interview consisted of most of the department managers (around 8 or so of them) and 10 other applicants. The first thing we did was talk to one of the applicants sitting beside you and then introduce them to the group. Pretty short and simple. The next thing we did was sing the Walmart cheer. Don't be afraid to let yourself loose during the cheer, this is what they are looking for, to see how enthusiastic you are. After that was all said and done, we did a bit of role playing. We had to pair up into group of twos and sell a random object of the manager's choice. All of the objects were pretty irrelevant to the character you were playing which made it tricky but still fun at the same time. Last but not least, we did speed questioning. Basically what happens is each of the manager's have 60 seconds to ask you two questions. The questions are very similar to the phone interview, ranging from easy ones such as "What are the hours you can work?" or "What position did you apply for?" to "Explain a situation where you came up with a simple solution for a difficult problem?". I highly recommend preparing for these questions as it really helped me get through this stage of the interview. To conclude the interview, they told us that we should expect a call within a week if we got the job.

    A week later, I got a call from Walmart asking me to come in for a background check and reference check. They will only do this if you are 18 years or older. I went in, filled out some paperwork, gave them 3 references and was off. The lady I spoke to said it should only take a few days, but the whole process took a whole week.

    Finally, I was called for the last time and offered a position. They asked me to come in and fill out the paperwork. I did not get the opportunity to negotiate my pay however I was very happy with what they offered me based on my prior work experience (over minimum wage).

    Interview Questions
    • "Explain a situation where you came up with a simple solution for a difficult problem?"   Answer Question
    • "What would you do if a manager told you that you were doing your job wrong when you were doing it correctly?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not get the opportunity to negotiate my pay however I was very happy with what they offered me based on my prior work experience. Considering I had less then a year of prior work experience, they still offered me well over minimum wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at WalMart Canada.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is a joke. I show up wearing nice clothes, and there were 8 other people there dressed in clothes ranging from pajamas to just sloppy clothes in general. Any normal company would not hire these people based off first impression alone. But they did, every single one of them got hired. You get to do musical chairs in front of department managers who ask you the usual pointless questions. What would you do in such and such a position? Why do you want to work for us? etc. Then you get to do a skit with the other people about how you would help a customer. And then you get to play a dumb boardgame dealing with walmart's philosophy and learning about their history. Also, there's a phone interview you have to pass before you get the second group interview. I applied at two locations, one closest to me and one a lot farther. Of course I didn't pass the phone interview for the one closest to me, though of course I got in at the other one even though I answered the questions in the exact same way. Oh, and prior to this of course you have to complete and totally lie on a personality quiz.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for Walmart? (this is where you have to lie big time) And What problems did you have with your previous employer?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    lol, there was no negotiation. They give you this bogus overview about how because you had 4 years of prior customer service you get a measly 25cent raise above minimum wage. Woo-hoo.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Walmart Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sudbury, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sudbury, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at WalMart Canada.

    Interview Details

    Applied on line and got a call the very same day.

    Interview Questions
    • Taking matters into your own hands by finding an answer to a specific question where you do not know the answer   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Inventory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at WalMart Canada in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Pretty easy. I applied online and had a group interview session which as pretty easy. The whole process took approximately 4-5 week (because the HR lost my documents and i had to keep on follow up).
    My over all experience with the job was average.

    Interview Questions
    • what is the biggest mistake have you ever done at work ?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Jewellery Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at WalMart Canada.

    Interview Details

    The interview only took 5 mins of the Personnel Manager asking me questions about how long I planned to stay with the job and which position I preferred(I had originally applied for cashier).

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Walmart Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at WalMart Canada.

    Interview Details

    phone interview first, and then group interview. orientation. work.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Walmart Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Went in for interview
    1) Was asked to introduce partner
    2) Did some skit scenarios (Sell walmart credit card and deal with irritable customer)
    3) Listen to management preach the benefits of being a WM employee

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    You can negotiate with them if you have prior work experience.
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at WalMart Canada.

    Interview Details

    internal hiring so my interview was my area of responsibility was reviewed for performance

    Interview Questions
    • the most difficult was the test that we had to do online test that was challenging in the math and problem solving skills   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    it was available but you needed to be assertive to bring it up
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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