Walmart Department Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 21, 2014
Updated Jul 21, 2014
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Department Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Walmart.

Interview Details

You are interviewed by an assistant manager. They ask 5 situation questions. What did you do when this situation arrose type questions.

Interview Questions
  • Describe a time when you had a difficult project due, how did you handle it, what was the outcome, what did you do to ensure you finished on time.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
There wasn't one
Accepted Offer

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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Dept manager in detail would be filling of products. Makings sure employees have been trained fully in all aspects of the dept, Making sure all your counts are accurate for the department inventory to ensure all products come in on a timley manor,

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if a an customer comes to you with a complaint how would you handle the situtation?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Prior to taking the dept mgr position i worked in the electronics dept. also covered for 2 different depts i worked hard for my position so i believe when you work hard you will be given opportunities to move up.
    Accepted Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Moline, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moline, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    A 1 on 1 interview, then a panel interview, drug test and background check. For management positions an assessment test is given.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you .... What did you do or how did you handle the situation, what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations when I was hired. It was more, accept this offer or don't accept the job.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sumiton, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sumiton, AL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Walmart in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I went to 3 interviews and then went for a drug test and then i was trianed to do my job for a week.

    Interview Questions
    • Why they have overlooked me for jobs that i am qualified for and i have been overlooked on them all.?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kennesaw, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kennesaw, GA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Walmart in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Panel interview with Zone Manager, Store Manager, and Shift Manager. Situational questions

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to coach an associate for improvement?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The hours were not as good as the hours i am getting now in a lower position and I am full time and the position was part time

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Department Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Walmart in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    The main personnel manager who initially contacts people does a great job. It would be the failure of the upper echelons of management that seem to drop the ball. They have a "Tier" based hiring system that excludes people who do not test very well for Walmart as a whole, not just the job that they're applying for. The pay compensation is NOT even remotely competitive whatsoever.

    It took a few days to actually get the ball rolling after the initial interview with the main personnel manager, but again, not his fault. Upper management were too busy dragging their feet to get anyone into a position that's been vacant for almost a year!

    Interview Questions
    • The questions are extremely easy, I anticipated exactly what they would ask. I would advise people to not so much pay attention to the company history of Walmart or Sam Walton, but think hard about team work based questions, even though this company doesn't emphasize a whole lot of it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Dead ended so to speak. I would ask questions that were open ended to hopefully get more money for what I would be doing at my position but the pay structure is "job-coded" and your pay is "SET IN STONE" and "they can't do anything about it."
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Department Manager Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Walmart in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews, then at the 12 o'clock hour offered different position.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bemidji, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bemidji, MN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Walmart in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Thre interviews was basically the same with each person who interviewed me. Then I went to a drug test and waited for my background test. Thie process took 2 weeks. Then I was called back for an orentation process. Then whats called CBLs.

    Interview Questions
    • We can all be difficult at times. Tell me about a time someone was diffucult how did you handle it? Did you ask them any questions?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing. They put me in an area that I didnt want to work and they also gave me a low wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Walmart in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Your interview will most likely be one of a few for the same position. The interview will assess your problem solving, communication, and poise in a leader role. Market yourself. What "you" did and how "you" were important to the process is what they are looking for in you answers. Be specific about details and events.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to resolve a problem and the asnswer to that problem was not immediately apparent. Whats tools did you utilize/ Who did you involve? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • Descibe a time when you had to critique someones performance. How did you do so What Methods did you use? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Little to none.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shelton, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shelton, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Walmart in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    I worked in a department for 4 years and was treated like I was in charge of people and should be babysitting them. I applied through the wire for a department manager position whatever was available. I then got an interview and was promoted with the week since I guess the managers have been wanting me to show initiative and move up for a while.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to resolve an issue with a customer?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    there was no negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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