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Books-A-Million Interview Questions

Updated Apr 21, 2017
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  1.  

    Barista/Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Auburn, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Auburn, AL) in September 2015.

    Interview

    i ran into a friend working in the cafe who told me they needed people for day shifts. she introduced me to the manager who set up a meeting with me a few days later. it was a very laid back meeting, and i was offered the job at the end of it.

    Interview Questions

    • what kind of books do you like to read and why?   1 Answer
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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, WV
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Bridgeport, WV) in August 2015.

    Interview

    After a questionnaire screening, simple interview with both the store manager and assistant manager in attendance. Standard work questions, and personal questions about favorite books, series, shows, any sort of preferences for what is done in your spare time just to see if you'd be a good fit for the atmosphere of the workplace.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you able to sell our loyalty card?   1 Answer
  3.  

    Bookseller/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Baton Rouge, LA).

    Interview

    I had the job within her asking me three questions. Pretty cut and dry interview. Very basic questions and doesn't take much preparation. They were very desperate for people so I am pretty sure she didn't care what I was saying.

    Interview Questions

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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Books-A-Million.

    Interview

    I applied online two years ago and called about all day interviews on site. I came in for an interview. I was applying to become a Bookseller, but the manager wanted me to be a Barista or was implying this. It was a simple interview. I was called to come in to do paperwork because I was hired. I ended up quitting due to how unorganized the store was and unprofessionalism.

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  6.  

    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Laredo, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Laredo, TX).

    Interview

    Brief and to-the-point interview process; was asked specific questions and given valuable information about the importance of the company and customer service. From the interview to my work now, I feel very comfortable with the workings of the company and the store as well as the people I work with--company team members are always friendly and helpful.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Charleston, SC).

    Interview

    It was very informal, lasting maybe ten minutes with the AGM and another 3-5 with the GM. They asked why I was interested, whether I had worked in retail before, and what value I would bring to the team - pretty generic stuff. It was not the kind of interview that required any strenuous prep work.

    Interview Questions

    • They did ask how much I expected to earn.   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in South Portland, ME
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (South Portland, ME).

    Interview

    I was very patient as the store was understaffed. The interview was 30 minutes late and the interviewer had to leave and come back almost 4 times to back up in various parts of the store.

    Interview Questions

    • When would you be able to start?   1 Answer
  9.  

    PHP Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Over the phone with Corporate then face to face with team leader in Nashville, office was worse than a startup in a garage, I would be ashamed if this was the corporate IT department in my company...what an embarrassment

    Interview Questions

    • Technical Stuff   1 Answer
    • Questions were authored by another developer not available, so they were flying blind   1 Answer

    Books-A-Million Response

    Mar 10, 2015 – VP of HR

    We are always interested in feedback from candidates who are interested in working with Books-A-Million. Thanks for letting us know about your experience.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Destin, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Destin, FL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Standard interview. Show up in slacks and a polo. They ask you standard questions for the most part. They are desperate for employees because the company doesn't offer fair wages. It's a tourist area, so most employees are traveling from neighboring towns. Due to the price of gas, it doesn't make economic sense to work there.

    Interview Questions

  11.  

    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Concord, NH
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Concord, NH) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Basically they were looking for a warm body to fill their schedule. They discussed the duties but omitted their emphasis on the sale of discount cards. They were vague about compensation and opportunities in company.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever worked at a bookstore?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

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