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Books-A-Million Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2017
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  1.  

    Bookseller/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wichita Falls, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Wichita Falls, TX) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Came in for an interview, asked a lot of questions to get to know what kind of person you are, told me they would call to let me know whether I got the job or did not get the job

    Interview Questions

    • How would you define the word 'ownership'?   Answer Question
    • Would you feel comfortable selling membership cards?   Answer Question
    • Tell me a situation where you (had a difficult time/had a hard time with a fellow employee/had to accomplish a goal) and how did you go about it?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Customer Service Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Lakeland, FL).

    Interview

    You first must apply on line, Then come back in and do a face to face, Then they will of course want to see if you have customer service skills and up selling skills, This is a business they make alot of their extra money on the discount card and magazines, So they must have the strongest and most energetic working . Yes your hours may depend on it, But if you give all you have you would be surprised. You can make easy an extra 100 in your paycheck.
    They will ask you about books you have read and want to know what your 5 year plan is.
    I am no longer with them, I worked for them for over 4 years, they become your family and friends and that is you are blessed enough to work with great people like I did.

    Interview Questions

    • Sell this to me, It can be anything ! from a book to a pen to a toy.   1 Answer
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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Books-A-Million.

    Interview

    I applied and then got called a couple days later. When I went to the interview we sat at one of the tables at the coffee place in store . It was sort of distracting with all the noise. Theh mostly want you to sell their membership cards and magazine subscriptions which will influence how many hours you get, so if you do poorly you'll get less hours and be fired after the 90 days.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you fit in working at bam? what past experiences do you have.   1 Answer

  4.  

    Book Seller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairview Park, OH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Fairview Park, OH) in August 2017.

    Interview

    The person I set up the interview with, forgot about the interview and left the store. The manager on duty interviewed me. The manager seemed very interested in me and said he would pass along good word to the woman who was supposed to interview me.

    Interview Questions


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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Murfreesboro, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Murfreesboro, TN).

    Interview

    Very casual but thorough, talked a lot about the job and selling memberships and magazines. A lot of questions were based on my ability to upsell and make metrics, which I had experience with. They also wanted to make sure I was organized and could connect with customers.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mobile, AL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Mobile, AL) in July 2017.

    Interview

    It was an open interview. The interviews either kept on getting canceled or were very unclear on the exact time of the interview. Then, Finally when the interview wasn't canceled I went in, did my very best, and I was still turned down. it was quite irritating.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bradenton, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Bradenton, FL) in July 2017.

    Interview

    There were open interviews and I had my initial interview with the GM and the second with the other managers. When I left, I pretty much knew whether or not I got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • What was something your previous workplace lacked?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Books-A-Million.

    Interview

    There are online questions that one has to answer as well as a few short essay style questions. The online process is not that time consuming and if you application stands out they ask for an in person meeting, otherwise your application stays in their system. You can also add store locations to be considered at.

    Interview Questions

    • If it is 5 mins before your shift ends, and a customer asks you a detailed question, what do you do?   1 Answer

  9.  

    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Meridian, MS
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Meridian, MS) in May 2017.

    Interview

    It was an open interview. I signed a sign in sheet and then waited in the cafe for someone to call me back. She brought me to two chairs in the back corner of the store. It only took about 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • What is something you have learned in the past 7 days?   Answer Question
    • Other than a love for books, why do you want to work at BAM?   Answer Question

  10.  

    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (North Canton, OH) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Typical questions regarding availability. They also asked about your ability to sell discount cards and magazines. In addition I was asked a bit about knowledge of literature. Mostly they were interested in availability as they are a retail business you had to be available on weekends and holidays.

    Interview Questions


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