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Advance Auto Parts Store Manager Interview Questions

Updated Dec 6, 2016
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Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts (Baltimore, MD).

Interview

There was a couple phone interviews, then an interview in a store with two District managers, the process took about two months wich was the first red flag, i interviewed well, but the hiring District manager decided to go on vacation in the middle of my hiring process , then i recieved an offer letter in the mail with a congratulations, a packet about bonuses and benefits wich all weren't very good, and a follow up phone call,

Interview Questions

Negotiation

Wasn't able to negotiate,

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts (Huntsville, AL).

    Interview

    Applied on line and had to take an assessment test and get an passable score in order to move forward. The first step was a phone interview with the area DM for the store in which you applied, then a one on one interview with the DM, panel interview with other store managers and DM, and a phone call with the RVP.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a lot of questions alone with some role plays   Answer Question

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts (Rochester, NY) in December 2015.

    Interview

    I had a pre-screen phone interview. Then I came into a store and spoke with 3 men about the position and my experience. Then, a phone interview with the regional HR which led to another phone call about offering me the position and the salary and benefits offer.

    Interview Questions

    • When it comes to discipline, what is your best approach to firing an employee for insubordination?   Answer Question

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parkersburg, WV
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts (Parkersburg, WV).

    Interview

    Phone first, then in person. Very standard. Spoke with HR representative before meeting with AM. Met in dirty back room of store. No real complaints. Probably should have taken the position when offered.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Current position matched offer.


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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts (Arlington, VA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Scripted, well organized. Asked a series of questions that were on a scripted format. Interviewers alternated asking questions, then jotted down notes. Was about an hour long including the role playing. Followed up with a phone interview with regional manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Role play several common occurrences. One a employee not performing up to standard, and customer who has received the wrong part.   Answer Question

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview

    The interview was performed by the division manager and district manager with basic store operations questions including details about a P & L statement, inventory control, and employee training. The interview process was driven primarily in driving sales including commercial accounts and developing the talent the store needed to better serve the customer, retaining current staff to deliver a profitable store and following policies and procedures to ensure the store was successful.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most difficult situation you had to deal with in a retail environment and how did you handle it?   Answer Question

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth, MA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts (Plymouth, MA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online, got a call back from an interviewer to set up a phone interview. After phone interview, given appointment for an interview in person with the District Manager, about an hour's drive away. Upon arrival for my interview, after a few questions, was told that the position I had applied for was filled two weeks prior, and another position within a reasonable drive had been filled just that day.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work in an auto parts store, even though you have no auto repair experience?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    The job offered was NOT in the region I had applied for.


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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview

    Sent in resume. Received a call for a interview at a local hotel. There were three managers that conducted the interview. They were reading off a preset list of questions. Then they graded you on your response.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were fairly common but they followed a script. Then you were graded on your response?   Answer Question

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview

    I received a call from a company recruiter to schedule a phone interview then One phone interview and about a week later an interview with the district manager. A couple of emails later within the following week) I was offer the job.

    Interview Questions

    • standand structioned questions: Tell me about a time when...   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Very close to what I asked for.


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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts (Salt Lake City, UT) in January 2014.

    Interview

    To be honest I basically fell into the job. I knew next to nothing about retail or commercial sales. Luckily I lived close to the store and no one else wanted the job at the time.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you familiar with auto part So?   1 Answer

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