Walmart Associate Interview Questions

Updated Apr 23, 2015
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Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Forsyth, GA
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Walmart (Forsyth, GA).

Interview

First you are given a call and asked if you are available to schedule an interview. When you go in you will meet with two hourly managers ( CSM, Dept Manager or ZMS). They will ask you 5 questions. Based on how they judge your responses, you may or may not be asked to stay for a second interview. This time its with 2 Salaried members of management, questions are very similar to the previous qustions. You can use the same answers. If they were pleased with your responses then they with call you references, next assuming you pass your background and drug screening they with give you a job offer. Personnel will call you to set up orientation with-in 4 to 15 days ,as soon as the background and drug screening results come back.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about a time you went out of your way to help a customer or member. What help did he or she need? How did you provide help this person? What tools or resources did you use? What did you learn from this experience that you could pass on to others? What, if anything ,would you do differently next time?   1 Answer
  • Tell me about a time you had to complete multiple work assignments at the same time. What were the assignments? How did you complete the assignments?What tools and resources did you use? Who did you ask?How did you complete these assignments on time while maintaining a focus on quality? What was your outcome?   1 Answer
  • Tell me about a time you had to deal with someone who was difficult or challenging? Why was this person difficult? How did you help this person? What help did he or she need? Who did you ask? What resources did you use? What was your outcome? What, If anyything would you do differently next time?   Answer Question

Negotiation

Pay is standard.You can nogotiate the hours and days you can not work however that must happen before the job offer.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Walmart (Columbia, SC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Long and tedious! I am still waiting for someone to call and tell me when to come in for orientation! When I arrived for the interview there were multiple applicants and all had been waiting for hours!!! I had to wait for over an hour! Now I took the drug test and guess what? Waiting for days!!!!!!

    Interview Questions

    • Would you be willing to work in produce?   1 Answer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Walmart.

    Interview

    same as any where. On store level they do not care about the training that you have from past jobs. They offer you $8.40 per hr., but do not tell you at store level you do not get 40 hrs. a week, it's more like 4 to 30 hrs.

    Interview Questions

    • will you work any hours they tell you, and week to week the time of day for start and finish per day changes. the are not truthful about this. the only ask what hours you can work like 7am to 4pm, and What days Saturday to Friday ...the hours total for the week changes every week your take home pay can be any where from $33.60 ish. to $319.20 ish. before taxes or benefit deductions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    they told what the pay would be, end of negotiations

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Recruiting assistant and upper mgt were clear and professional. Waited 2 weeks after submitting resume and was called within a day of my final interview. Company is very organized at the top and the managers are paid well

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Walmart.

    Interview

    The interview process was standard. You are asked to give examples of a time when you handled a difficult situation, and a difficult person. Your work history is touched on, and as long as you can answer basic questions, you'll get to the next step, which is a drug test. If you can past the drug test, and accept the extremely low salary, you'll get hired.

    Interview Questions

    • You are asked to give examples of a time when you handled a difficult situation, and a difficult person.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    If you can past the drug test, and accept the extremely low salary, you'll get hired.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Walmart (Newport, TN).

    Interview

    I was asked a bunch of questions that were completely stupid and had nothing to do with me or the job.
    Describe a time when this or that happened. You have no idea which ones they will pick. Most of the questions a normal person would have never had happen anyway. And if they did it is not something you can think of in 2 seconds.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't recall. All were unexpected. I was asked nothing about when I could work or anything that pertained to the job.   1 Answer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Walmart in April 2014.

    Interview

    The entire interview process took roughly thirty minutes and consisted of three interviews-the first by a department manager, the second by a zone manager, and the third and final one by the store manager. Each interviewer asked about three questions and sometimes they were repeated. It wasn't difficult. Example "Where do you see yourself in five years?" was one that all three asked me.

    Interview Questions

    • "Name a time when you had to assist a customer with an issue and explain the step by step process of the resolution." I only had trouble answering because I second guess myself all the time, but there aren't any true "curveball" questions.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There's no negotiation. they pay you whatever a certain departments pay rate is or the job isn't offered.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Walmart (Louisville, KY).

    Interview

    Applied under the Veteran programs. Received a call within 3 days. Was only offered part time, minimum wage even with all of my experience and college education.

    Interview Questions

    • It was all basic, easy questions pertaining to experience and college education   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I can't afford a part time minimum wage job with all of the experience I have. Especially with Bill Simon advertising veterans in management positions in a speech given earlier this month.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Walmart in September 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online and a week later received a phone call to set up an appointment. I was there roughly two hours. My first interview was with the zoning manager. She asked many questions and seem like they were all behavioral. It seemed like she kept asking me the same question over and over. I don't know if she didn't like my response or if she was seeing if my answers were consistent. She then informed me that I was going through to the next interview with one of the Assistant Managers and told me not to leave. I waiting an hour and I got to see the manager. He introduced himself and asked me to tell me more about yourself. A question I really hate. I was only with him for one minute and once I mentioned I was going to school the interview stopped. I said I was only going to school two days out of the week so I'm free for every weekend and all the other days. He then asked if he were to call me on my days that I didn't have school to come in at 5:00AM? 8:00PM? etc I would be able to come? I told him yes. He then said he couldn't hire me because my availability. I applied for a part-time position so I thought my school schedule wouldn't be a problem. So I was basically there for two hours only to be told that they didn't want to work around my schedule.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time in which you had to resolve a difficult task. What procedures did you take to resolve the task? What was the specific task? How were you able to tell that you successfully solved this problem?   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time where you had to resolve an issue without the guidance of others. How did you solve this issue? What procedures did you follow to solve this issue? How were you able to tell that this issue was resolved?   Answer Question
    • Explain a situation in which you had to accomplish a task with a group? What was the task? In what ways did you accomplish this task? How did you manage your time? Were you successful?   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Walmart (Cleveland, TX) in April 2013.

    Interview

    I was called in for an interview days after applying in-store. First of all, the interviewer was very unfriendly, which made me feel uncomfortable. This was my first interview ever, and I had no prior job experience, yet they asked me questions as if I had worked before, which completely puzzled me and I struggled to think of some example from school. Due to this, there was a lot of silence, and the interviewer stared at me, clearly bored and unamused. There were 5 questions, all basically asking the same thing; to describe a time I worked with a team. All I could give were horribly mediocre answers from school. Unsurprisingly, I wasn't called back.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you worked with a team, and you were the leader.   Answer Question

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