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Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores (Newark, NJ) in October 2016.

Interview

Applied online then received an email for a phone interview. Interviewed over the phone. Heard back a couple of days later to inform they were moving on with other candidates.

Interview Questions

Other Interview Reviews for Save-A-Lot Food Stores

  1. Helpful (4)  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores (New York, NY).

    Interview

    First a phone interview with Human Resources representative, then an in person interview with the district manager and the Regional manager. I later received a call and an email job offer within a week. I was also invited to take a drug test

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with an upset customer   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores in April 2013.

    Interview

    started with a call from the recruiter, then HR, which arranged the face to face interview with HR person, store manager, DM, and Asst.Mgr..we did a good store walk and the DM and HR with myself sat down for standard interview...followed by a phone interview with 2 regionals about 2weeks latter...followed by a call that afternoon from DM welcoming me to company pending background/drug test..approx. month and half process

    Interview Questions

    • none really..standard questions just rearranged to check your answers against what you said previously   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    annual salary excellent, relocation package took a little negotiating but I was treated more than fair.

  3. Helpful (2)  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Savannah, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores (Savannah, GA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Applied with resume online.. Got a call back from a recruiter at HR. 2 phone interviews, then you have to fill out an online application. Then take a test that took me 3 hours to complete. Phone interview with the DM. Now you get to the face to face interview. The district manager then made me fill out another application, by hand (add a good 45 minutes to navigate the 16 page application). When I finally got to interview, I was faced with a man who was so obviously dispassionate about the company he represented it angered me, an unemployed retail veteran with years of experience, which I felt this man was wasting not only my time, but the tank of gas it cost to get to the interview. His questions were vague; never even looked at the application I had just taken time to fill out. His reactions were brusk and really downright rude. I asked more questions than he bothered to. It was a very unsettling experience, which I felt was a waste of my time.
    I would like to say that I had better interaction with the HR recruiter, Porsha Finney. In speaking with her, it was her passion for her job that really had gotten me excited about working for SAL.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult or unexpected question I could come up with at the face to face with the district manager was to myself......Did I really want to work for a man so unhappy with his career. Where was his passion for his company?   Answer Question

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores.

    Interview

    We are a single store so our interview process is not very lengthy. we usually review applications and then after narrowing them down we do background checks and usually one interview is all we have and its more of a laid back, "tell us about yourself" kind of interview.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They put there offer on the table after thinking about I came back with a single counter offer and it was accepted.


  5. Helpful (2)  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores (New Orleans, LA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    Applied online, it's the only way to apply. Interviewed at a job fair, in fact it was quite a long interview. I spoke with a gentleman, who turned out to be a District Manager, for over an hour. It was quite informal and probably the least stressful interview I've ever had. I was quite excited about starting with this company. About a week later, I had a second interview with the Regional Manager. This was only slightly more formal. I definately got the impression they were trying to get a feel for me as a person versus just the experience that I brought with me. After this interview, which took place at one of the stores, I met with a store manager who took me on a store tour. He showed me the different areas of a store and explained basically what his day entails. He was trying to let me know that it was not an easy job, that the store managers are very hands on and don't just walk around pointing fingers and telling people what to do. Approximately a week later I recieved a phone call from the HR manager with a conditional offer of employment which was dependent on successful drug screening and background check. The results took around 8 days to come back. The same HR manager phoned to congratulate me and welcome me aboard. She then told me that I'd be starting in the training store in two weeks and informed me that this wasn't going to be my store, just where I went for 8 weeks to learn the Save-a-Lot way of doing things, paperwork, markdown policy, policy and proceedures.

    Interview Questions

    • This was by far the most stress free interview process I have ever been through. The most difficult question I was asked was, "Where do [I] see [myself] in five years?"   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiations, I was asked during my first interview what my previous salary was, when I replied I was quickly told that they couldn't match that but was given a figure that they had in mind. It was less than I had hoped for, but the promise of two days off every week was the tipping point for my decision. At my previous job I worked 6 days a week, and on the 7'th day I spent around 6 hours working from home.


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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockingham, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores (Rockingham, NC) in June 2010.

    Interview

    1 phone call interview asking me the same questions that were already covered in detail on my resume and cover letter.. Waited a month recieved a text telling me i didnt get the positon.. my curiosity got the best of me, i had to check out the new manager... After asking around i found out i had more experience then he did and im only 24.

    Interview Questions


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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fayetteville, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores (Fayetteville, NC) in February 2011.

    Interview

    This is the longest interview process that I have ever seen. You would think it is for a government job..

    *Sent application online

    Recieved an email back saying basically they are interested in me, fill out this form and email it back to us, which was basically another application but more in depth and specific

    Recieved another email stating that they would like to set up a phone interview, got to this website and pick an available time

    Recieved a call at the chosen time, talked to their talent aquistion person, which was basically a phone interview typical of any other interview, at the end (about 30 min) she said she was reccomending me for the next step in their interview process and to expect an email

    *Recieved the email, which was basically a 90 minute timed test, and then 130 questions, the no right or wrong personality test.. 2.5 hrs total for the test

    *Recieved a call from another talent acquistion person stating that they would like a face to face interview and set a date and time

    *I arrived at the store for the interview about 30 minutes early and walked around the store to get a feel for it, then I met the manager at the front of the store and interviewed with him which consisted of similar interview questions that were in the phone interview, filled out another application thanked him and left. The guy stated that the next step in the process would be that they would call back the most qualified persons and interview them once more

    *Recieved a call about 20 days later from the second talent acquisition person stating that they were going to persue other applicants at this time and my application would stay on file for a year.

    Applied in December, heard final decision Feb 19th

    Interview Questions

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Corydon, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores (Corydon, IN) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Business background to informal relaxed talked about merchandizing profit perishable department background leadership best practices budgets payroll business projections leadership styles further growth personal and business competition hiring and staffing motivation of team interview with two people hr director and dm

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Nothing


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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Easy, open ended questions ! I went into a store for interview met with an assistant manager he took me in a tour of the store explaining the process and how save a lot works. Then I met with two district managers where I was able to ask questions and they took turns asking me .

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate because I was promised a promotion within two months of hire


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