I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at WalMart Canada in October 2013.
Interview Details – Make sure you apply online and submit your electronic resume. Your post secondary institution may host a WalMart information session, and if they do, make sure you attend and network as much as possible. After this information session, the recruiters they bring there will mention the top 3 people that made a lasting impression on them. From this they will generate a pool of candidates. If successful, they will call you back for a short phone interview. There are 10 candidates that they do 1-on-1 45 minute interviews with. Again, from this top 10 they pick the 4 best candidates and invite you to their head office. The head office interview is the hardest and most intimidating. If you make it to this last stage, you are apart of "the Final 32" (4 per school x 8 schools including Schulich, Ivey, Laurier, Ryerson, Queens). At this all-day final interview, you do lots of stuff and will be very tired by the end of it. First everyone introduces themselves and you get a tour of the head office. You do a case about NASA and ranking 15 items in order based on need and survival in groups of four that will test your personality, how you think and how you work with others. You meet VP's and talk to them and lastly, you do 5/7 back to back panel interviews with about 2-3 employees probing you with questions.
Their hiring process is a total mess - the recruiter for this program is very unprofessional, oddly aggressive and unorganized. I made it to the final round, but going into every round they forgot to contact me and always did it last minute, putting me in a disadvantage compared to other candidates. They will try to pressure cook you with questions, be calm and answer them to the best of your ability! Although it was a long process and messy at times, some people there are actually really nice! Others just hate their life.
They ask a lot of questions about their competitors, strategy related questions, behavioural questions, etc. Make sure you're up to speed about big-box retailers and the changing Canadian retail landscape!
Interview Question – "With the recent entry of Target into the Canadian retail landscape, how will they cannibalize WalMart?" "With Loblaw's recent acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart, how will this affect WalMart?" View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at WalMart Canada in October 2012.
Interview Details – Round 1: HR interview on campus (MBA program) Regular interview
Round 2 (Final):
Part A: team building activity. Your ship crashe in the moon, which kind of items you would take with you (prioritize items) and compare your list with your team
Part B: 5 interviews with different people from HR. Each interview had 2 persons and the questions were more behavioural.
Interview Question – Wierd behavioural questions Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at WalMart Canada.
Interview Details – Contacted for interview. Had 1:1 phone interview. Was then called in for a group/panel interview.
Interview Question – How would you handle gosip in the workplace? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None.
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at WalMart Canada in May 2012.
Interview Details – Initial communication was fine. Interview was fine. A little but lengthy process but it is ok now a days for this 30 days process.
Interview Question – Past job history Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at WalMart Canada in March 2011.
Interview Details – Positive experience, positive environment.
No feedback loop for the interviews
Interview Question – Create a presentation and deliver in 20 minutes Answer Question
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.
The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a recent interview experience or current/former employer. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –