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SanMar Interview Questions

Updated Feb 18, 2017
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  1.  

    Distribution Center Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Applied for the job and was phone screened about 2 days later. Scheduled for my first interview a week later. Received an email to meet with the Generalist and Coordinator the following week.

    Interview Questions


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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at SanMar (Issaquah, WA).

    Interview

    At submission of application I took a brief assessment and then they called me for a phone interview. I passed the phone interview so they invited me for an in person interview.

    It took place one on one, and after chatting with the recruiter I took a brief may assessment and listened to call and took a computer based assessment about the call.

    Drug testing afterward.

    Interview Questions

    • What was one time you went above and beyond what was expected of you to help a customer?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They told me they do not negotiate pay for call center positions.


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    Manager In Training Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SanMar (Issaquah, WA).

    Interview

    Phone screen followed by a panel interview and then a one-on-one interview. There was a math test and a simulated order system that they asked questions about. Don't be fooled. This is a Call-center.

    Negotiation

    Yes. I negotiated. They offered me a ridiculously low $17/hr. I told them I needed at least $23/hr. They offered me $23/hr, I accepted.


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    Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at SanMar (Phoenix, AZ) in October 2015.

    Interview

    I received a call from a recruiter which went well and was invited in for an in-person interview with the HR Manager the next week. The in-person interview went well so much so that the HR Manager asked if I'd be available to come in for a final interview as well as asked what times and days I would be available. I waited a week, sent a follow up email, waited another two weeks, sent a second follow up email and never heard back. The HR Manager seemed very bright and thoughtful but her refusal for follow up was very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your careers goals? What if your favorite thing to do during your work day?   Answer Question
    • What are your strengths/weaknesses?   Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at SanMar in October 2015.

    Interview

    The management was relaxed. I had two interviews. One interview with the direct hiring manager, a PM and another QA. Each had their own set of questions relating to their field. Second interview with the QA manager's boss.

    Interview Questions

    • Different QA test methodologies. Second interview was more technical. Testing how you think.   Answer Question

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    Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at SanMar (Issaquah, WA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    I was offered the opportunity to interview for this internship after being interviewed for a previous position with the company. I was contacted a few weeks after my first interview to interview for the internship position. I interviewed for the position on a Friday and I received an offer 10 days later. There was a delay with the offer because the staff was out of town for a conference.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked questions based on your resume and personal experiences   Answer Question

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    Resale Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at SanMar (Issaquah, WA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    2 sessions, first was skills assessment and second was a departmental interview in which they asked question after question, looking for short answers. Not as boring as I make it sound, but they read off of a list and I felt like I was taking yet another test. HR rep makes you feel welcome and included in the company. Questions ranged from perfunctory to somewhat stimulating.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not able to negotiate


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    Interviewer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Avondale, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at SanMar (Avondale, AZ) in June 2015.

    Interview

    They had arranged a group interview , very unprofessional , they also asked personal information in front of everyone and no one seemed to want to answer the questions the interview was just a fail

    Interview Questions

    • They asked everything negative about our selfs   1 Answer

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    Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Issaquah, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at SanMar (Issaquah, WA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview (after weeks of back and forth emailing), went well and had an in-person interview the following week. I Interviewed with the person I had interviewed with on the phone plus two others. Said they would be in touch within a week of my interview date. Sent them a thank you note and a follow-up email after interview as well. This was over a month ago and I still haven't heard anything. Haven't been able to get ahold of them by phone (left more than a few voicemails) and have sent numerous emails. I at least deserve the respect of being politely declined, rather than being left hanging. Terrible business practice - beware.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself.
      What are skills have you gained from previous positions that would translate to this one?  
      Answer Question

  11.  

    Low Bay Restocker/Puller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sparks, NV
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at SanMar (Sparks, NV) in September 2014.

    Interview

    The HR lead called me within a month of turning in my application. Interview was short and direct, asked what I did to reach a goal and if I could lift 30 pounds. Easy questions and took the drug screen test within the interview week.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a supervisor had questioned you about your work?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not much, $9.50 is starting wage, non/negotiable.


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