Walmart Store Manager Interview Questions

Updated Mar 5, 2015
Updated Mar 5, 2015
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Store Manager Interview

Accepted Offer
Accepted Offer

Interview

Initial interview is often by phone. Followup interview will be a panel. Both interviews are ten behavorial questions. Be prepared with a number of scenarios that demonstrate your leadership capabilities.

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  1.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    2-3 interview process. Usually takes 2-3 weeks.
    Usually never hire an outside candidate for store manager position.
    Have training positions.

    Interview Questions

    • All situational questions. Looking for specific examples of customer service, employee relations and/ or compliance and ethics.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Walmart (Silver Spring, MD).

    Interview

    It was online at first and then after a few weeks I called them. I waited a few more days and then finally got a call back. It was then another week before I had the interview and then 2 weeks after the interview I finally received feedback from the interview and was offered a job.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me about my family life which I thought was inappropriate.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    In the end, I didn't like the direction the company was going.

  3.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    There were at least 10-20 people for the interview. We were sitting in one room going over the company etc. Then we had to fill out another form with our availability, resume, references, etc. After that Q & A and we were done for the first interview. We were told to receive a phone call.

    Interview Questions

    • Most of the questions are related to your experience and how you would handle them. Therefore, any question could be considered difficult should you not have the answer to a certain scenario. Just make sure you are ready and can answer / relate to questions and answer them to the best of your ability.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Because I feelt as if I did not really like the environment, and what was expected vs. pay etc.

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    Store Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Walmart (Houston, TX) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Interview phone questions were strictly down the line of the WalMart job skills for the position, 12 of them. Face to face interview consisted of a "what if scenario" business plan development and presentation to a panel consisting of the HR person, and 2 Market Managers. 20 minutes to prep and 10 minute presentation. 2 of us were brought in at the same time given same criteria and prep time. Unfortunately the second person to present had an additional 10 mintues (my presentation time) to mentally walk through his more to improve overal presentation. That this gave an advantage to the 2nd one.
    Overall, thought the process was very shallow, not much face time to really sell yourself.

    Interview Questions

    • questions were basic to those skills expected of a retail store manager.   Answer Question
  6.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Walmart (Portland, ME) in September 2011.

    Interview

    Structured interview process, with Dist Mgr, then with panel. Took assessments on customer service, safety, leadership. Sent for drug screening & offered position. Good process overall.
    Also had 3rd. interview with Reg. manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Why I wanted to work for them.   1 Answer
  7.  

    Store Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Walmart in October 2010.

    Interview

    Initial interview was a phone interview. After that I was brought to a store to tour as if I were the store manager of that facility. A conducted a store tour with actual salaried and hourly associates with other there to observe.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a past experience that you had where you developed a strategy to grow sales in a competitive environment change. What was that change, what was your plan, what was the outcome.   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Store Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Walmart (Jacksonville, AR) in April 2010.

    Interview

    2 phone interviews, then a "walk thru" where I had to tour with associates in different ares of the store. Finished with a quick panel interview where I had to talk for 1 Minute about why I was the best candidate.
    Very professional. I thought that it all went good, but the position was given to a different candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Described some customer-focused actions you've taken or policies you've implemented that have produced positive results. Give me a specific example.   Answer Question
    • Have you ever been in a situation in which you had to redirect the activities of others to be in accord with the organizations vision and values? What did you do?   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (1)  

    Store Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Walmart (Ypsilanti, MI) in November 2009.

    Interview

    It was a very painful experience. I felt like the interviewer did not like me personally because of how I look. Anyway, Wal-mart is a cool place to shop but a horrible place to work at or interview at. Good luck.

    Interview Questions

  10.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Walmart (Toledo, OH) in October 2009.

    Interview

    The interview consists of phone interview with HR, phone interview with the market manager and market HR person. Then you are selected to perform a store tour which includes three areas of the store and a business case near the end.

    Negotiation

    No Negotiation. The company uses a national scale that is geographically based.

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