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Big Lots Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jan 31, 2017
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Big Lots (Modesto, CA) in October 2015.

Interview

Smooth Interview I got hired on the spot! The store hiring manager interviewed me he was very laid back and friendly I didn't feel nervous at all. Simple questions asked

Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ashland, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Big Lots (Ashland, MA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    With the current economy, they're flooded with job applicants. Try to make yourself seem relaxed, like someone they wouldn't mind working with every day in the soul crushing tedium of retail, yet also professional enough that they're assured you can do the simple tasks assigned to you without goofing off.

    Interview Questions

    • If you could have a super power, what would it be?   1 Answer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Big Lots in June 2014.

    Interview

    Had one interview with the associate manager and although I was nervous, I was surprised to find the process to be very laid back and the questions focused more on me and my back ground. A lot of the questions focus on you and how you tend to work, your previous work history, and basically about your life and what you hope to working with the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you think your biggest improvements are?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    If you don't have a lot of sales experience to bring to the company, you will not be able to negotiate what you will make an hour. Expects to start at minimum wage, which is ok because there are always advancement opportunities.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Big Lots.

    Interview

    Guy complained about his job, proceeded to complain about and insult his current staff

    Interview Questions

    • "You're not afraid of mice or squirrels, are you?"   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newburgh, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Big Lots (Newburgh, NY) in March 2014.

    Interview

    The manager called me to come in about a week after i applied on paper. I spoke to the assistant manager before I was called and introduced myself. The manager called me to come in and asked me basic questions on work ethic and availability.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have open availability?   1 Answer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Moses Lake, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Big Lots (Moses Lake, WA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Met the manger when I dropped off my app on a Friday. I Got called for a interview on Monday. The interview was good there were two mangers there asking questions normal ones nothing a person with a brain couldn't answer lol. I got offer the job on Friday not sure if I am going to take it yet the hours are 4am/9am. I think I might talk to the manager about if anything with different hours is open .

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing that wouldn't be asked in a interview. It was pretty laid back and both mangers seemed really nice.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    9.16 a hour minimum wage

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Big Lots in January 2013.

    Interview

    This was a new big lots opening in my area so I dropped off an application and they gave me an interview time. I went back and had my first interview. The first person I interviewed was so impressed with me he wanted me to do a second interview. While waiting for my second interview I heard a woman get offered a job during her second interview. After she came out I stepped into the room and had my second interview. The two people in the room after told me they were not hiring people yet but would give me a call. I still haven't received a call back and quite frankly I think if you don't think someone is a fit for your company don't lie and say we aren't hiring yet but we will start calling people hiring soon, just say we don't think you are the right person for the job.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Virgin, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Big Lots (Virgin, UT) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Applied in person, turned in few days later, took days later for them to call back on my application status, so i called them. Then had me come in for a short interview; one on one talked with manager, and hired the next day and started to do paperwork and then you're set.

    Interview Questions

    • general easy questions. "have you worked at a retail before?" Work experience, tell me about yourself, etcetc.   Answer Question
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    Sale Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Big Lots (Omaha, NE) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Very laid back process, nothing overly difficult and quizzical. More or less made up there mind before I went in for the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question was where do you see yourself in 5 years   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not very negotiable when hiring sales associates

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Big Lots (San Antonio, TX) in August 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process was a 2-step procedure. First you are interviewed by the assistant team leader (manager) then called back for a 2nd and final interview with the store team leader (manager). The interview duration lasts anywhere from 15 mins to an hour and you are immediately are of whether or not you are hired by the end of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you worked in retail before?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Please specifiy what shifts and days you are able to work. Also be aware of the fulltime or part-time position you are applying for as well as working under a set number of hours per work (40 for part time and 30 for part time)

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