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Updated Mar 12, 2015
Updated Mar 12, 2015
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    Assistant Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Wilsons The Leather Experts in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a current employee that I previously worked with. I filled out the application and turned in my resume to the Store Manager which immediately scheduled me for an interview. The interview was very engaging and explained the responsibilities of the position I applied for, also the kind of leader the store manager was looking for. A few days later I was contacted by the District manager for an interview. I met with her in store and this too was a great experience in which the DM was looking to get to know my style and work ethic along with past experiences. I was then called back by the store manager with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time where you had a conflict with another peer at work and what you did to handle the situation.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    With no past management experience, I believe I was offered a fair hourly wage and no negotiation was needed.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Wilsons The Leather Experts in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 interview. Both phone. Both interviewers were late calling. 1 was 2 1/2 hours late other was 20 minutes. No apology from either. Highlighted the lack of respect they have for you as a person when you work there. Received an offer over the phone. Was told I would receive an email with specific such as start date and location. Received 48 hours before starting.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Got what I asked for. Accepted offer, wish I hadn't.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Wilsons The Leather Experts.

    Interview Details

    I was searched out for this position. Word of mouth had put me in the running for an interview. I had a phone interview followed by a meet and greet with DM a week later. Interview was very casual, i actually filled out my application during my interview. I wasnt bombarded with the standard "what if and how would you" questions. I was given a lot of background info on companyand the changes they were making. I was given a brief overview of job description, benefits, vacation time. I feel the interview was looking just to see my personality and how I would fit in this company as opposed to looking at numbers. Very comfortable and left with a positive feeling that it had gone well.

    Negotiation Details
    I got a call with an offer,I countered with a higher salary request as I had been in retail for 16 years and knew what I was worth. Was told that was much higher start pay for my store volume but they would get back to me. later that afternoon they came back to me with offer with what i was requesting for pay. I took the job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Wilsons The Leather Experts.

    Interview Details

    Got called the day before the interview. Was only hired based on looks. Got bumped up to MT my first day. The other MT is very rude though. Wasn't asked any questions about work. They were willing to give me the same pay as my last employer though, which was $0.65 higher than everyone else there.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The application was fairly typical of a retail job and the interview was the same. I think the face to face meeting was to make sure I was social more than anything else.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to give a quick sales pitch on leather care.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Wilsons The Leather Experts in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed and hired on the spot

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    ask for more moeny
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Wilsons The Leather Experts in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I just apply online and got a call few weeks later. Met with District Sales Manager at the location in need of store manager. The interview process was fairly easy asked simple questions about myself. Then she ranted and raved about how this store manager was poor performing and others in her district weren't doing well. I felt like I would be walking on eggshells if I would be working for her very unprofessional. I felt like over all interview went good as I have the experience and leadership to run the business. I had a phone interview with Corporate HR few days after really went well as she admired my experience. I emailed the District Manager her a thank you letter next day. Took over 2 weeks to hear back she reply to my email and said thanks but I will keep you in mind for the future. That's a kick to the heart I mean for one they couldn't pay me what I'm worth and 2nd they are looking for people they can micromanage I don't play that game. I have a lot to offer and great skills but I will keep looking. This company went threw bankruptcy and closed like 60% of it's stores not long ago and they aren't looking that good I heard more stores will close. Sales are down in the MidWest District so they will start closing them here if anything.

    Interview Questions
    • If your a Retail Manager you must know about KPI's your Category Department Sales like the back of your hand they want you to be a pro at this before hand which I was.. So just an insight what you will be asked for sure. Oh at the end of the interview they will make you try on coats like a little kid It was a waste of time I just wanted to get out of there. My whole visit I didn't see one customer walk in the store It was pretty dead.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Wilsons The Leather Experts in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and contacted about three weeks later by the Store Manager for a face to face interview. The interview was very comfortable and engaging. Contacted by the DM for a second interview. Offered job, accepted offer and started training.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic interview questions nothing complicated if you are already from a retail background.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offered a pay rate and felt like it was what I deserved, based on experience. No negotiation needed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Grapevine, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Grapevine, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Wilsons The Leather Experts in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    quick and easy, hired me on the spot

    Interview Questions
    • if i am good at sales (it is my first job) and I am good   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    easy
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Grapevine, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Grapevine, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Wilsons The Leather Experts in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    General questions what I know how to do and what I don't, training on the job and working with managers to get the job done right the first time. Manager was really casual and easy going so that helped alot.

    Negotiation Details
    Take the highest pay you can get, do not settle for less.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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