Walmart Shift Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
Updated Jul 25, 2014
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Shift Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
Application Details

I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Walmart in February 2012.

Interview Details

The Walmart hiring and interview process is effective to some extent. The problem is the amount of time it takes to go through the entire process and once you finish the process you have to wait for the background checks and the drug screening process to go through from an out side company which sometimes can take weeks.

Interview Questions
  • All of the questions in the interview are experienced based questions where they ask you about 10 questions according to the job competencies. The questions usually start with "tell me about a time"   View Answer
Negotiation Details
Depending on your credentials it is negotiable. Ask questions about the store bonus history, management turnover, shrink, etc.
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Shift Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Walmart in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received a call one week ago to schedule an interview. Phone interview lasted roughly 30 minutes and consisted of 8 standard questions. The crucial part is to make sure that you have detailed examples for each. If you find that there are many probing questions (questions asking for more detail off of the original question) then you need to be more explicit in your answers. If your interviewer asks the main question and all of the probing questions initially - they have no idea on how to interview! Focus on the answering the first question in great detail and the probes will be answered.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a little bit about yourself. This is the time where you get to sell yourself. Pick your strongest qualities. If you need to discuss your areas of opportunity, select something that can also be a strength. For example: I tend to analyze problems down to the smallest detail which can be time consuming.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    All interviews are scenario based - first interview with an hourly supervisor and the second with a salaried member of management.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Walmart in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    2 step process. First a phone conference call with store manager and market human resources. The last step is the 2nd interview with market manager and human resource manager. The questions are read off a sheet based on the competences of a shift manager. It is a good sign if you get the second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What do I think the greatest challenge of the job will be if I am selected?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. Salary is pre-set
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    applied, got a call, 1 hour interview, got a call back and accepted the job.

    Accepted Offer
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    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    For salaried position there is a pannel interview, either shift managers/store manager for an assistant manager position, or store managers/market managers for a shift position. The interview consist of 6 competancies and they are based on how well you managed/adapted/reacted to challenges and the results.

    Interview Questions
    • They are all straight forward questions and answers, so there are no trick questions. It has to do more about how confident you are on your responses and how well spoken you are.   View Answer
    • The questions are in the following format: "tell me about a time when you were faced with a difficult assignment that needed to be done in a specific time", "tell us about the assignment, who did you involved, what were the challenges, what was the outcome, what would you do different?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiating with Walmart, the offers are non-negotiable...unless you are being hired for the store manager or market manager position. Also, if you apply for their inner city stores you will be offered an incentive
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    Called me to schedule interview and then called back the day of to reschedule. It was a panel interview of two store managers and a shift manager. Had questions that were read off, each person taking a turn. Questions were looking for specific examples of how you demonstrate your management skills. For example "Give me a specific example of a time your lead a team through a difficult situation were there was a short time frame?"

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult part of the interview was just relaxing and not getting to nervous.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offered the position told the pay scale and that it was non negotiable after accepting I was given a start date.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Walmart in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    1 interview and promoted within the company

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Exton, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Exton, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    Panel interview via phone. Then a Market management walk at a neutral store. If you make it through those two processes there is a third interview with Regional management.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary. Walmart's questions are ethical and steer towards black and white answers. Competency based questions based on job description. STAR.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary is not negotiable. RPZ rate additional to base salary with accordance to geographic location.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Walmart.

    Interview Details

    The first interview and second interview can consist of 10 behavioral questions each, that seek to determine your abilities based on past experiences and your reactions to them. They generally cover basic retail topics, like: sales, store standards, diversity, ethics, financials, customer service, etc.
    It is always best to remember to answer with specific projects or experiences, while omitting other people's personal details. Remember to hit all the bases, who, what, when, where, how, and the result of your experience.

    Accepted Offer

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