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Maplin Electronics Interview Questions in London, UK

Updated Nov 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Maplin Electronics (London, England (UK)) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Took four days to get a call for an interview. The interviewer was very approachable and easy to approach. Was ask about 7 to 10 question that is fairly straightforward, but definitely looking for specific answer (She writes it on the paper)

    Interview Questions

    • What does it mean to use your initiative   1 Answer
    • What does it mean to work on a team   1 Answer
    • If you work on Maplin how will you keep yourself motivate.   1 Answer
    • Did you ever experience working in a bad team, how did it go.   1 Answer
    • Pick a product that's not part of a computer and sell it to me.   1 Answer
    • What makes a good customer service   1 Answer

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    Sales Adviser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Maplin Electronics (London, England (UK)) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Ask me about 7-10 questions, was very straight forward, but definitely looking for specific answers. The interviewer, definitely has good personality and friendly. They do expect you to know a lot of new products such as wireless devices, CCTV and home electronic devices that are now popular such as temperature controls and devices that can connect to your oven and controlled through the phone. Try researching almost all the item they sell. While the questions are straightforward they do look for specific answers.

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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Maplin Electronics (London, England (UK)) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Quick and easy. However it seemed like they needed staff fast, so it didn't feel much like an interview. More like a "get on board with us, we're desperate and want to go home early" meeting.

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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Marble Arch, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Maplin Electronics (Marble Arch, England (UK)) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Stated my background and knowledge of electronics, began training. The interview was very simple and basic, I felt that management was so desperate, they would have hired anyone for the Christmas period. As stated by my former manager "I can hire any average Joe to do the same job you do"!

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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Streatham, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Maplin Electronics (Streatham, England (UK)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Sat opposite the store manager and assistant manager, they asked me my area of expertise, what I liked, what I aspired to do, what my plans were. It was fairly laid back, but still professional and well considered.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you like cleaning/Are you OK with cleaning?   1 Answer

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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Maplin Electronics (London, England (UK)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview, then was invited in for a one to one interview which wasn't easy nor hard as the questions were the typical ones such as Why Maplin. Process was really quick.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Maplin Electronics (London, England (UK)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    very brief, wasn't asked many technical questions but still was decent for entry level job. I was called to come in three days after applying and we discussed the business, why I wanted to work there, and a time when I felt like I was very successful, all the basic questions. The interviewer was the manager and liked me straight away so didn't ask a lot more than those things.

    Interview Questions

    • what would you do when there are no customers?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Adviser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Maplin Electronics (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    As long as you show you know something about the company and about something in which they sale you should get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing shocking. What do you know about the company and why do you want this job.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no choice of an offer, lots more donkeys to hire.


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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orpington, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Maplin Electronics (Orpington, England (UK)) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Quite informal, one to one interviews in a conversational manor. Lasted about and hour long where I sat in an office with the store manager. I still went wearing a smart outfit, I think I was wearing a black suit and tie.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of how you helped an angry customer, where you received no award.   1 Answer

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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Maplin Electronics (London, England (UK)) in April 2011.

    Interview

    I had the interview with the then store manager who left not long after. He was pretty nice. I generally got the impression, however, that he didn't really care about the interview. He was just looking for someone to fill a slot that he needed filled pronto and since I knew two product ranges the stop sold, I was pretty much handed the job by the end of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you know much about technology?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiations. I no longer had to work for Tescos doing menial labour and thought this would be a good step up to a carrier. How wrong I was. If I'd stayed with Tescos, I'd be earning about twice as much as I am here.


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