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Sears Operations Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 22, 2017
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Operations Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Sears in August 2016.

Interview

I was promoted from a lead position and had already been with the company for awhile so interview was a piece of cake as I knew what questions were going to be asked.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me how you helped improve an associate's performance.   1 Answer

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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sears (Minneapolis, MN) in June 2015.

    Interview

    My interview was very brief, they will ask about leadership, training, and any team accomplishments. Just be genuine and be yourself, they are searching for YOU because you will contribute to the company. If you got the interview Congrats!

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you would be a great fit?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate the pay.


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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Sears (Boston, MA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    There is a lengthy and challenging assessment that has to be taken by an candidate prior to interviewing. You are time only being allowed 1.0 to complete 145 questions. If you pass the assessment you will then be called for an interview. Once the interview is complete it can take up to 3 days before you hear weather or not Sears will make a tentative offer for employment. You will have to pass a background check and drug test first to receive a start date. The background check can take from 2 weeks to 1 month to clear.

    Interview Questions

    • Once you reach this stage there are the general questions about work history, what you have to offer if hired and salary.   Answer Question
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Sears (Seattle, WA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    long, drawn out, repetitive, 3 different people interview you, same questions are asked over and over. pointless back dated questions that dont apply to the modern work place blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

    Interview Questions

    • give an example you were required to do that right thing at work   Answer Question

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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Sears.

    Interview

    Since I was already employed with the company, my interview was less formal. Basically, I was asked if I had alliances with the associates and would I be able to hold them accountable.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negative. I was told my promotion was a lateral move, which was an unethical statement by the District Manager.


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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sears in September 2013.

    Interview

    Applied for position on linked in a a Wedensday evening, received a call back by a recruiter the next day (Thursday). The recruiter referred me to the online application system which I completed the same day. On Friday the recruiter sent me the link to their online management questionaire which I completed on Saturday. On Monday the following week I was contacted by the recruiter to establish an on-site interview appointment for the coming Wednesday. Arrived for the interview early, was greeted by three levels of managment and a recruiter. The interview went extremely well, no issues, all questions were scenario-based "What would you do if..." type of questions. The interview was formal but relaxed, more like a two-way conversation.

    Interview Questions

    • If you had a veteran subordinate employed by the company for many years whose retirement plan and or pension was altered or reduced, and you had to inform the employee, how would you handle the situation?   Answer Question

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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manteno, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sears (Manteno, IL) in September 2013.

    Interview

    I had 3 interviews starting with a phone interview in which I was asked general questions about my resume, work history, and leadership style. I then had my 2nd one with the Assistant General Manager who asked questions concerning my knowledge of warehousing. I had my last interview with the General Manager.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your leadership style? How many employees have you managed at one time?   Answer Question

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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sears in August 2013.

    Interview

    4 panel interviews before initial offer

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    HA! There was none.

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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Sears.

    Interview

    I interviewed with the Store Manager. It was fairly simple since I was already working at the same location. I then interviewed with the district manager to be since our district manager had left. The questions were typical and straight out of a guideline book. They're looking for basic things. It definitely help if you've managed somewhere else before.


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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sears (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Interviewed with a Store Manager. Pretty basic questions for the position I was applying for(questions about work history and experience). Interview lasted an hour. I did a follow up interview with the District Manager. He did not press me for answers. I had a sense that he trusted the judgement of the store manager and by meeting with him if was more of a courtesy interview. Our meeting lasted about 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • No specifics just a lot of hypothetical situation base type of questions.   Answer Question

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