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Kmart Assistant Store Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jan 3, 2017
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Assistant Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Kmart in January 2017.

Interview

Application was presented to me in 3 emailed phases with the last phase being an assessment which took approximately 40 minutes to complete. Company wasted my time by having me to complete their assessment test as there is no doubt in my mind that I aced the test. However, I do not have a lot of retail hands-on experience but their recruitment team knew that in the beginning and still asked me to take the exam. I have an Accounting Degree and an MBA with a lot of years of leadership experience and within a few hours of taking the exam, received a rejection letter back from K Mart stating that while they were impressed with many of my talents, they would not be moving forward with my candidacy. In other words, I was older than what they were looking for in an employee. I'm sorry, but with all due respect, I've seen the quality of managers that K Mart has and to receive a rejection so quickly after my application leads me to realize that one of their many problems contributing to both Sears and K Mart's lack of success, is their apparent refusal to hire experienced business men and women that could turn their company around, one store at a time. It's obviously way past time for the company to be taking a hard look at their guidelines for hiring employees.

Interview Questions

  • The assessment consisted of questions pertaining to: 1) a lot of scheduling for training type of scenarios where you would have to determine how many classes you could schedule and how many you would have to postpone until you received more employee interest 2) conflict scenario resolution scenarios 3) reading graphs to determine percentages of budgeted expenses as they related to budgeted sales 4) some math related percentage type questions 4) your reactions to various employee related discipline scenarios   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Kmart

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Kmart.

    Interview

    There were two interviews for this position. I interviewed with the Store Manager first. After he approved, I interviewed with the District Manager. It was pretty much solidified after that.

    Interview Questions

    • All of the interview questions were very basic. There were not any questions worth noting. They were so generic that I honestly cannot remember any of them.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    HR called me after my last interview and offered me a salary of $45,000/year. I told them that I would be interested at $50,000. After she spoke to the DM, we settled on $49,000/year.


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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I applied online,then did the assessment.recruiter responded in about a week.I was asked to interview with a store manager and if that went well,you were asked to interview with another store manager who if you passed that interview,you then had an interview with the district manager


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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Multiple stages and interviews with different levels of employees. But was not given a true idea of what to expect.

    Negotiation

    No negotiating just an offer and acceptance.


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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Kmart (Salt Lake City, UT) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online and did alot of tests regarding charts and percentage sales question(s) was then contacted by HR Recruiter for the company with a phone interview of 10 detail question(s) regarding my retail background. I was Interviewed in person by a newly promoted District HR with doing another written retail test pertaining to my manager skills. Then a final in person Interview with the District Manager along with the District HR with more detailed question(s) regarding my Management background and skill set. Be prepared to know the company core values - I quoted the mission statement in my interview.

    Interview Questions

    • I answered all my question(s) with no difficult regarding my background. But, the DM can be quite questionable where he is going regarding your interview reply answers. It is almost like they don't want to hire you at all when your being interviewed.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Got another Managment offer that was a better fit.


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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Kmart.

    Interview

    No interview was promoted from within.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Always counter! You have nothing to lose.


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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Kmart (Jacksonville, FL) in September 2013.

    Interview

    There was a phone screening with the corporate HR rep. That was pretty much background and foundation for next interview with DM. District Manager interview was followed by offer after a couple of days. After offer forms were emailed to me from corporate HR and I did the drug test.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical interview questions about experiences and difficult situations I had faced and how did I resolve the issue. Like: Give me an example of a time when you had to find a way to deal with a difficult person or someone that you didn't like (or didn't like you).   Answer Question

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Kmart (Hoffman Estates, IL).

    Interview

    Round table interview process with a number of interviews prior, I went through three interviews before going to the round table.

    Interview Questions

    • None were really difficult that I felt just situational   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Received a call and then a letter giving you instructions.


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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Kmart in October 2012.

    Interview

    I met with 2 experienced store managers on separate occasions. It took close to a month for them to hire me. That was frustrating. Very relaxed interview. Felt more like just a conversation about what I've done over the course of my career.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions about your experiences in your career... Normal stuff   Answer Question

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Kmart (Bronx, NY).

    Interview

    Make sure you are strong relating company processes and follow up.

    Interview Questions

    • Was given a scenario where multiple situations occurred simultaneously and was asked to prioritize. Ex: Change order, customer at the service desk asking for a manager, delivery at the receiving dock, delivery in the garden shop.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Little room for negotiation.


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