WalMart Canada Interview Questions & Reviews in Mississauga, ON
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Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 months - interviewed at WalMart Canada.
Interview Details – Was contacted by recruiter and put forth as a candidate a couple of times, after about a six weeks, was selected for a phone interview. Had phone interview with hiring manager and was told I would hear back shortly after this round.
About a week later was asked to come in for an in person interview. Met with the hiring manager and the director of their department. This interview seemed to go really well, was asked some great questions, it felt more like a conversation than an interview. Was told that a decision would be made and responses given after the long weekend. Long weekend went by, and hiring manager went on vacation for a week and a half. Three weeks after the interview I was told that the role was put on hold with no feedback from the hiring manager or director.
Interview Question – There really was none, just spoke about volumes and if I had experience handling them Answer Question
D A R E Program Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
DARE PROGRAM Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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
Customer Services Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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.
Store Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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
Manager Merchandising Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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