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Walmart Area Manager Interview Questions

Updated Nov 3, 2014
Updated Nov 3, 2014
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Area Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Walmart in October 2014.

Interview Details

Applied online and received a call from one of the HR managers to set up an interview. Interview was with 2 HR managers and included around 9 situation based questions. Followed all suggestions I found online and used the STAR format to answer. Was told I would hear next week the results. I received a call the next day setting up a "final" interview. It was a very similar interview using similar questions, however this time it was with the general manager and assistant general manager. Both interviews were very tough and would have been devastating without studying and practice. Even with all the prep I found them both very difficult, though everyone involved was friendly.

Interview Questions
  • Name a time that you had to influence a group to adapt to a change in operational procedures. Were you met with any resistance and how did you overcome it? Please be specific.   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Lunas, NM
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Lunas, NM
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Walmart in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied on-line. Got a call from the Wal-Mart DC at Los Lunas, NM. The interview a 3-on-1. 9 difficult questions on a STAR behavioral and analytical format were asked.

    Interview Questions
    • Did you education grow at work? Tell us why- how did your education helped others? A simple "no" or "yes" is not good enough. And then they asked questions about drugs...   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    There were 2 interviews for me to become a manager. I have had numerous interviews in my time with Walmart and each of the questions boils down to 3 things they are looking for. 1) Give a specific example of the situation the question is asking about, don't be general or vague. 2) Give a detailed accounting of your role in the situation. 3) Provide a resolution as a result of your role in the situation.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time when you had to do a difficult task because it was the most ethical thing to do.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buckeye, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buckeye, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    There will be at least two interviews sometimes 3. The first with HR manager, then with a panel of ops or assistant General manager or general manager. There will usually be almost a week in between interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had a problem with a co-worker and how did you resolve the situation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, initial process took about 6 weeks. They ask a lot of behavioral questions and refrain from asking anything off of the script they are given. Does not allow the interviewer to really get to know who you are, what your accomplishments are, and what your goals are. Despite being awarded a position, the whole process seems very biased.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to deal with an integrity related situation.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    Arrived at DC, met with 2 Ops managers, both were very cool and laid back. They both ask you questions. After them, you have one with the General Manager, AGM, and Human Resource Manager, all in the same room. Same questions pretty much. Everyone was cool and jolly.

    Tell me about yourself
    Why do you want to work for Wal-Mart?
    Tell me about a time that you participated in a team, what was your role?
    Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a co-worker who wasn't doing his/her fair share of the work. What did you do and what was the outcome?
    Give me an example of a time when you took the time to share a co-worker's or supervisor's achievements with other?
    Tell me about a time that you didn't work well with a supervisor. What was the outcome and how would you have changed the outcome?
    Have you worked with someone you didn't like? If so, how did you handle it?
    Tell me about a time that you helped someone.
    Tell me about a time that you misjudged a person.
    How do you get along with older (younger) co-workers?
    Under which situation you need to motivate other members?

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself. It sets the stage for the rest of the interview   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Just starting out it's $45000, I'm content with that. You'll also get free stocks given to you after a year and you'll get a yearly bonus also. Bonus is around $5000, and stocks are $8000 (you can't cash in the stock until 5 years later though)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got a call from HR to set up a phone interview the following week. They called me seven minutes after the set time. The lead manager and two other managers we're on the phone. All we're friendly, professional, and explained everything about the interview clearly. Each asked three situational questions for a total of nine. After that they ask if you have any questions for them. They thank you for your time. In all it took about 15-20 minutes.

    Question examples:
    -Describe a time when you had to influence a group to support a significant change in a work process.
    -Describe how you would disipline a employee that has refused to do a task you had given.
    -Describe what you would do if an employee was underpreforming at their job and what you would do to correct it.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult or unexpected, but its a phone interview so it can throw your interview skill off.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shelby, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shelby, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Walmart in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hire process is fairly simple. Once you apply for the job and are considered a good candidate, you will receive an email from one of the Ops managers from the distribution center. The email will set up a phone interview with a panel of 5 or more senior management team members. If you pass the 1st phone interview you will be asked to come into the facility for a walk though and a face-2-face interview with another panel of management. At this point you are probably one of 3 candidates and will be notified within a week if you are the right candidate for the job.

    Interview Questions
    • If you have prior management experience, the questions should be a breeze. There are really no surprised questions. They are straight forward behavioral based questions. You will be ask 9 questions from the 1st phone interview and another 9 during the face-2-face. Some of the questions may be repeated. You will need to explained specific situations from you're management experience. Take your time and answer the questions with confidence. Do not rush. And be sure to show how safety has been a huge part of your culture.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    Apply online, make sure to include a resume. The interview questions will mirror the job qualifications. Make sure to write down about 4 real life examples using the SHARE model for each job qualification and take them with you to the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • All of the questions are difficult if you did not prep.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not very interactive
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tomah, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tomah, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Walmart in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Three interview process that includes situational based questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time in which you had to deal with conflicting direction from two more senior managers.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Typical
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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