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Eastern Mountain Sports Interview Questions

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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Eastern Mountain Sports in February 2016.

    Interview

    I walked in on Friday with a completed paper application and came back for the interview the following day. The store was very understaffed, so the manager was effectively trying to run the store while interviewing me. As a result, the whole interview took place on the sales floor, which made it somewhat more relaxed and easier for me. This is not the norm though.

    Interview Questions

    • If a customer needs help buying their first pieces of gear to get started at a climbing gym, how are you going to help them walk out with the right stuff?   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (3)  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Eastern Mountain Sports.

    Interview

    I went through a process of 3 interviews with different members of the upper management. I participated in both phone interviews and in person interviews. Overall the process was smooth and they were willing to work around schedule constraints during the interview process which was helpful as I was relocating. Once offered the position I was also granted flexibility in choosing a start date. All persons involved with my interview process were quick to get back to me after each interview step.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you envistion maintaining sales floor merchandising standards?   Answer Question
    • Describe previous leadership experience.   Answer Question
    • What outdoor sports are you passionate about? Do you have experience using or selling the gear EMS sells?   Answer Question
    • What are some ways you can motivate your staff besides financial incentives?   Answer Question
    • What were some of the main initiatives at your previous company?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiating took place. They made it clear their initial offer was firm.

  3.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Meriden, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Eastern Mountain Sports (Meriden, CT) in March 2015.

    Interview

    This was a fairly easy process that began with a prescreen with the head of HR> After that it was a panel interview with the GM, peers, and VP.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time your ethics were challenged in the workplace, how did you handle the challenge?   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Floor Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Was pretty laid back overall, we sat outside. It was done very well, initial contact was quick, efficient and professional. Job was offered and was happy to accept. I felt welcomed onto the team in a very short amount of time.

    Interview Questions

    • How can you tell if a person is genuine?   1 Answer

  5.  

    Store Guide Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hyannis, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Eastern Mountain Sports (Hyannis, MA).

    Interview

    The hiring process starts with a walking application. Once this is completed, you wait for the hiring manager to call you in for an interview. You might end waiting for a few month depending on the season, but it could only be a few weeks.After the interview, it takes another week or two while they verify references then they call you with an offer if they decide to hire you. Do not expect a call back if you are not hired.

    Interview Questions

    • Its been a while, but beware the dreaded "sell me this pen question".   1 Answer

  6.  

    Guide Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Eastern Mountain Sports.

    Interview

    I came into the store and filled out an application. I spoke with the store manager and explained why I wanted to work there and asked if I could come in for an interview. I was given a date for the following week for an interview. I arrived for the interview and was only asked a few simple questions. The conversation quickly turned to how much the pay would be and when I could start.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. I was told that $10 /hr is the best they can do.


  7.  

    Guide Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    hiring process was just an interview and then a reference call check. there wasn't really too much to it, basically just like any other retail interview process. then you go through some video training (which isn't really that useful) and you are ready to go

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    If you get called in for an interview, chances are you have already secured the job. It is a pretty easy process. Best ways to impress them is sharing previous outdoor experience and gear knowledge. The next best thing is going to be to have some sort of customer service experience. If you have those, and they have an open position, you'll get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • What is an experience you had that you felt you had failed?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Did not have a chance to negotiate, not sure if there was even an opportunity to. Wasn't prepared.


  9.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Eastern Mountain Sports.

    Interview

    As an internal applicant I had to do a career advancement form. This form should be extremely thorough and endorsed by your store manager. I had 5 pages for this, including examples from this and other jobs. After this goes to the DM, you are offered an interview. You are then interviewed by the regional manager. It is a fairly straightforward process. Just be sure to be thorough and to ask a lot of questions from others already in this position.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked if I could be given an extra $5000 in my budget where would I use it. I opted for training, which was a good response. Always try to think what would benefit the store the most in the long run, and what will affect the most customers immediately.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Another great opportunity presented itself simultaneously.


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    Guide Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterford, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Eastern Mountain Sports (Waterford, CT) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Assistant Store Manager interviewed me. I had been a faithful client of the store for many years and they offered me the application. The application asks you what outdoor pursuits do you engage in so the interview matched what I had already been doing for recreation passions. The second part was about retail experience (I had none) and selling (as a military pseudo-recruiter I could seal a deal). (The ASM told me later he was impressed by my affiliation in a charity that the store wanted to do outreach with.)

    Interview Questions

    • What interests do you already engage in that you can bring to the job and help yourself and the store fulfill our mission statement?   1 Answer

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