Walmart Department Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 17, 2015
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Department Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Walmart (Indianapolis, IN) in April 2015.

Interview

Set questions that if you get right, it is easy to wow. All you need to do is make a solid impression on management and they will automatically favor you for the position. Favoritism is not a bad thing provided it is exclusively based upon merit.

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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bremen, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Walmart (Bremen, GA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The first interview is with one person. They ask questions that are situational based. The second interview is with three people. The same questions are repeated almost verbatim. After the second interview, you leave the room, they decide whether to offer you the job. Once they offer it to you, they tell you what the pay is and send you for a drug test. After the drug test and background check is complete, you start a one day orientation and then go to work.

    Interview Questions

    • Name one situation where had a deadline to accomplish something and how many people did you get to help you?   Answer Question
    • Q: What was one thing that they asked you?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There wasn't a negotiation process.

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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Walmart.

    Interview

    There will be two interviews taken place. The first is from a lower level member of management. The second from a higher level. They each ask a series of intertwined questions that have several questions within each. The first manager will either pass you on to the next manager or they will not depending on their level of interest.

    Interview Questions

    • All the questions are very difficult. Just try to focus on the question as a whole not the individual questions within. Most of the managers are pretty laid back so feeling extremely nervous is unnecessary.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There really wasn't any negotiating. They said this is what you will make and they kind of make you feel like it is that or nothing. There is always someone else who will do the job for that pay. Of course they don't say that.

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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Walmart in April 2014.

    Interview

    Easy and clean cut - completed the application online, called in for first of two interviews within one week, one interview was with an hourly supervisor and one interview with a salaried manager. Offered the job at the second interview and immediately went for drug testing the same day. Results back within 24 hours and began orientation

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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Walmart.

    Interview

    Interviewed with the Co-Manager at the time, sit down style meeting in an empty office room of the store, short introduction followed by a series of situational questions.

    Interview Questions

    • "Name a time you were given a difficult project to complete with a strict timeline, how did you achieve success, what policies and procedures did you use, and how did you improve the project for future employees?"   Answer Question
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Walmart.

    Interview

    I had twenty years experience in management and showed up to the interview in a professional suit and got hired as a department manager with half the pay. I interviewed the Asst. manager and she could not even tell me her sales quota for the month.

    Negotiation

    They had points for every year you are a manager with experience. What a joke.

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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    External interviews: One interview with an hourly supervisor, one with a salaried member of management.

    Interview Questions

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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mooresville, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Walmart (Mooresville, NC) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Basic questions about working with teams of people and coming up with plans to complete projects sample questions available on the net. 2 interviews first one by an hourly manager then a salary manager, usually as long as you give an answer and you can pass the background and drug test you will be hired.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had a disagreement with someone how did you get your point across while still respecting the other persons opinion.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation allowed they tell you what they are willing to pay which will be McDonalds money and you say ok and you are hired or no and go look for another job.

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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Walmart (New Orleans, LA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    I got interviewed by a zone manager and then the assistant manager.i then was extended te offer by the shift manager who really wanted to take the offer back because I was over qualified.i only wanted to work for the day hours.the money wasn't really important because I'm a new mother and wanted nights off.it took them almost a month to finish the process.i had to call multiple times to ask about my background returning and my drug test.rediculous.

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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mason, WV
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Walmart (Mason, WV) in August 2013.

    Interview

    This was my first interview at Walmart other than when I hired in. I was nervous, but after we got started I was okay. I answered a series of questions that wanted to know how I handle situations and steps that I would take to complete a difficult task. I just spoke from personal experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were in the middle of doing something important and an associate came to you with a problem, what would you do?   Answer Question
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