Williams-Sonoma Assistant Manager Interview Questions

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Assistant Manager Interview

Accepted Offer
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Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Williams-Sonoma (Houston, TX).

Interview

Interviewed with Store GM then interviewed with another Store Gm . A couple days later Store Gm Of the store I was interviewing for contacted me by phone. That was followed by a phone interview with District Mgr. Next day phone interviewed with Regional Mgr. I was offered postition a couple days later by phone from Store Gm

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Williams-Sonoma.

    Interview

    Interview process was very quick, they called me immediately after applying and I was hired and started within 2 weeks. Basic questions about customer service and operations. All very positive, nothing negative was a very comfortable process

    Interview Questions

    • Asking about specific situations about over coming objectives or about a success   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was pretty firm in my interview about what I was willing to accept and that is what they offered me

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Williams-Sonoma.

    Interview

    I had a positive interview experience, they moved very quickly, within 1 week I was hired. Very rounded questions, tasking, customer service, visual and stocking capabilities

    Interview Questions

    • Interviewing was a comfortable process, I have 10+ years in retail and didn't find the process uncomfortable or difficult   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was fairly firm on what my expectations were in my interview, when they made their offer they came in, in the range I expected

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Williams-Sonoma.

    Interview

    I was a walk in applicate and that is how many stores hire unless you are coming from within the store. I had two interviews first was with the general manger of the location and it was very quick because they did need someone to be ready for the holiday rush. All questions were based on experience and managing style. Design background isn't a requirement but it doesn't hurt. Second interview was with the District Manager similar questions based on management experience and communication style. There is a very steep learning curve for Pottery Barn and my interview with the District Manger turned into a working interview.

    Interview Questions

    • For the operations role, we did a walk through of the stock room. From a outside perspective it was difficult to know how the back of house process ran day to day but I was asked how to optimize the space and what systems would I put into place.   Answer Question
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Williams-Sonoma (Hackensack, NJ) in October 2009.

    Interview

    Was referred by an acquaintance who worked for company. Filled out application and submitted resume, Was contacted by GM and interviewed by both GM and DM. Very relaxed friendly setting.

    Interview Questions

    • How self motivated I was. Asked to give examples. Discussed how important multi tasking is in retail environment and gave examples from past employment experiences   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Was given a range, Due to my experience, I was offered and received high end of range

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    Assistant Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Williams-Sonoma in June 2011.

    Interview

    I originally spoke with the Manager to organize a time to be able to get back to speak further regarding the opening of an Assistant Manager position. We had a very relaxed, productive interview.
    The manager eventually did respond back to me that they had hired someone else~ someone with more experience and qualifications, but understandably the better person for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Think of a position in which you were challenged by a customer and what did you do?   Answer Question

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