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Elder-Beerman Stores Interview Questions

Updated Apr 8, 2017
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    Seasonal Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Paducah, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Elder-Beerman Stores (Paducah, KY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Applied on online Came in
    He reviewed my resume I brought in
    He Asked questions about interests, customer service, skills, availability.
     I asked questions:: dress code, pay
    BAM Hired in the spot!

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have an retail experience or Customer service experience?   1 Answer
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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Elder-Beerman Stores (Toledo, OH).

    Interview

    I applied online and received an e-mail from the HR director asking to come in and interview. After e-mailing back and forth, we decided on a time. It was a very easy one on one interview. The HR director was very friendly and seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. She took me into her office and we small talked for a little bit, then she asked me a few questions about myself (education, etc). She only asked me about two "interview" questions the entire time. The majority of the time she was telling me about the company, their discounts/coupons/credit card, their employees, pay rate, and work environment. She read me some of the customer surveys and told me about how important their customers are.
    I was then give a piece of paper to look over regarding the dress code (all black, business casual-professional), and asked to fill another one out with my availability. One of the things that I liked about this job specifically is that although it's classified as "seasonal," she said they hire on anyone that wants to stay after the holiday season. Of course, they ask you if you would like to stay based on how hard you worked, but she said they do the majority of their hiring now and keep as many people as they can.
    After we discussed this and I answered the questions, she offered me a job right then and there. She was kind of pushy, but a very, very professional woman. She made me feel very welcomed and was incredibly encouraging, as I had some reservations. We set up a time for me to come in for orientation, and before I left, I asked her what department I would be in. She told me that I can basically choose whichever department I want, because they have enough differing requests to place people where they choose. I told her I had an interest for shoes or clothing, but I didn't really care too much where I was placed. Before I knew it she was on the phone with the shoe department head and he was in the room telling me about how he runs the department, expectations, and pay. Shoes is minimum wage + commission (after you sell a certain amount), which I thought was a nice added bonus. Once he left, the HR director offered me a position in the shoe department.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charleston, WV
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Elder-Beerman Stores (Charleston, WV).

    Interview

    Simple, training before the actual interview. It took me 3 days to complete the computer orientation & answer multiple questions..You will be scored . Then onto a personality test. Easy ! Then I got call in for the actually interview which was also easy as the HR manager wasn't intimidating so this set the tone.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you convince a customer to open a store card?   Answer Question
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    Sales Floor Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Toledo, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Elder-Beerman Stores (West Toledo, OH) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Went very smoothly... JS is a top rate HR Manager. Walked in, and I noticed shortly into the interview, just how comfortable and relaxed I felt. Call was made to the shoe department supervisor. I went to interview with the shoe supervisor. I felt just as relaxed and comfortable. Went back to HR same day, and got signed for new employee training. All done in less than a hour I believe.

    Interview Questions

    • Which department would I like to work in.   1 Answer
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    Warehouse Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Elder-Beerman Stores (Dayton, OH).

    Interview

    Calm laid back asked general questions about previous experience and situational questions. The hours. And availability you were available as well as the shifts that were available and pay differentials

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time where you didn't agree with a coworker   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Non negotiable

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Elder-Beerman Stores in August 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online, I got a call the next day, and an email asking me to come In for an Interview two days later. She asked me what my experience was with customer service, basic interview questions, and told me a few things about the company. I got hired on the spot and started a couple days later.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Elder-Beerman Stores.

    Interview

    The interview was very easy and laid back. She was easy to talk to, relaxed and gave a friendly vibe. She listened and asked appropriate questions related to the position I was interested in. She hired me on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • Define customer service in your own words.   1 Answer
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    Full-Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Elder-Beerman Stores (Dayton, OH) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Go to the store and fill out the application on the computer. Complete a personality assessment. There was an on the spot interview because they were doing open interviews when I applied. There was a 30 minute interview with the HR manager and I was hired on the spot. It is fairly easy to get hired if you can speak well, look professional, and have a nice personality.

    Interview Questions

    • What position would you prefer? Why do you want to work in retail? What is your availability? Can you work nights and weekends? Can you work during holiday season?   1 Answer
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    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Elder-Beerman Stores (Cincinnati, OH) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Very friendly interviewer. I answered an ad in newspaper. He asked me about my previous work experience, education, etc. Very professional and helpful to me as I was looking for a start in a management role at a company close to home.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Elder-Beerman Stores.

    Interview

    Simple questions, very nice. Was asked about experience with previous employers. Was asked to explain what I would do if put in a certain position such as dealing with angry customers or dealing with someone that stole an item. Also asked about my education and if I was currently going to college.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked how i would go about selling an item to a customer .   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Be down to earth and show the interviewer that you're not afraid to talk to anybody

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