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O'Reilly Auto Parts Interviews

Updated Jan 13, 2015
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    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at O'Reilly Auto Parts.

    Interview Details

    They first did a meet and greet out side on a bench where the manager just asked me about my personality and why I wanted to work for the company and asked me about my knowledge and took my word for it. They then did a computerized test on my automotive knowledge which was fairly challenging even for me having had just graduated from a two year automotive trade school with a AS degree. Good news is that if you get a low score or even flat out fail they have positions at the company for just about any level of knowledge the test scores you to have from 0-Expert.
    Once I was scored they let me know what positions I qualified for which they had open for me to choose from and they let me pick the position which I was comfortable with starting with informing me that even tho i choose do delivery drive that I could move up when I felt ready (which eventually I did to parts tech) Once background search is passed they send you off for a urine sample and once they have the official word you have passed that as well then they bring you in for your uniform fitting and first day of training/work. Not bad.

    Interview Questions
    • What does ABS stand for?" and "What is a half shaft?" May ask you show knowledge and say assemble a sway bar end link in the correct fashion, may set a handful of sensors in front of you and ask you to identify the DPFE sensor.   Answer Question
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    I requested 15/hr and I was offered 10/hr while being informed that was the most they could possibly start me at and that most start at min wage which was 7.25 at the time so I was satisfied with this process and with the outcome.
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Website www.oreillyauto.com
Headquarters Springfield, MO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1957
Type Company - Public (ORLY)
Industry Retail
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

No need to jump O'Reilly Automotive's battery. The company sells automotive aftermarket parts (both new and remanufactured), maintenance supplies, professional service equipment, tools, and accessories through about 3,570 stores in more than 35 states and online. Many O'Reilly stores also offer a range of services, including oil and battery recycling, battery testing, paint mixing, and tool lending. The company wheels and deals with automotive professionals as well as do-it-yourself customers. Founded in 1957 by Charles F. O'Reilly and his son "Chub," O'Reilly Automotive... More

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