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Advance Auto Parts Interview Questions

Updated Mar 23, 2017
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  1.  

    Delivery Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lincolnton, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts (Lincolnton, NC) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Online, phone then face to face with the district manager. He was concerned that I would not keep the job because of the distance traveled to and from work. My driving record was clear and nothing was said about a drug test but I expected one.

    Interview Questions

    • Was I willing to drive the distance to and from work.   1 Answer
    • Applied online got a phone call and an interview. I also got hired.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Fixed hours and pay with no advancement or in reach in pay in the near future

  2.  

    Delivery Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    the interview was pretty easy. They asked me basic questions. And i answered common sense answers. I don't know what else to say. Please i just want to get this over with. Thank you.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Commercial Parts Pro Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Questions about customer service, they mostly want you to have a good attitude and no how to keep their customers happy. You are the only face to face contact that most of their customers see. They are looking for very cheerful, upbeat employees. I just tried to make sure every answer was geared toward the happiness of the customer.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a nasty upset customer?   1 Answer
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    Assistant General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    Mainly unstructured for the entry level positions. Some key points brought up but nothing unusual. The requirements for the position is minimal and management is more focused on the personality aspect rather than the automotive experience. Although this can be trained, the training is informal and minimal at best. In supervisory and management interviews there is a long, on line personality test.

    Interview Questions

    • What skills or attributes that you feel you will bring with you for this position?   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (4)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts in April 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview, then panel interview with district manager and commercial sales manager, then phone call with regional Vice President. After that you get an offer, contingent upon mvr record. Interview questions are in STAR format.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you used your competitive advantage to sell a product.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time where you solved a problem and went above and beyond.   Answer Question
    • What is your primary and secondary role in sales?   Answer Question
    • What are the most important traits a salesperson can have?   Answer Question
    • What would your manager say about you (good and bad)?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation on salary. Was offered the max. Salary is low with huge potential for bonuses.

  7.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts (Miami, FL).

    Interview

    Initially, a phone call, then a personal meeting, both with standard questions (profiling) Then a team of 2 interviewers (district managers) will follow a company provided profiler script to conduct the formal interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were presented in a casual way, but following a script.   Answer Question
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview

    They briefly ask about your background. Then they proceed to ask you about running a business and ask you to answer questions based on previous experiences. Then they will ask you questions pertaining to automotive knowledge.

    Interview Questions

  9.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lenoir, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts (Lenoir, NC) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a store manager to come in for an interview. The interview took approximately an hour and a half and was very thorough.
    The questions asked were form questions for consistency and conversation was easy.
    I was told the interview was positive, but never heard back- yay or nay.

    Interview Questions

    • Several automobile systems, components, and operation.   1 Answer
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    Delivery Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts (Richmond, VA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    When the pay is inadequate and management takes a myopic view in which employees are considered ineffectual and dispensable you simply need to just fill out the application and show up for the interview. They are always hiring because it is an unfortunate place to work,

    Interview Questions

  11.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts (Huntsville, TX).

    Interview

    Met with another General Manager and the District Manager, we sat down and discussed Auto Parts, previous experience along with community involvement. It was a fairly informal interview. Generating more business and repeat business was the most important factor to the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do to generate more business   1 Answer

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