Office Manager Interview Questions in United States

Office Manager Interview Questions in United States

"Companies depend on their office managers to keep operations running smoothly by maintaining and supervising staff. Employers are looking for candidates who are reliable, organized, and can successfully devote attention to multiple tasks. Be prepared to show off your people-management skills, knowledge of how the company operates, and your ability to handle an office conflict or a difficult employee."

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Express Employment Professionals
Office Manager was asked...March 28, 2015

This position often requires multi tasking. Can you tell me in detail about a time when you had to multitask and prioritize several tasks at once?

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I worked for Brightview Senior Living for five years from pre start up and then some. That should say it all Less

I once held the position of Accounts Payable Coordinator for a major corporation, where I was the AP coordinator for 5 other locations throughout the United States as well as the location I worked in. There were many days I would received assistance requests from two or more locations at once, while simultaneously working on month end deadlines for my branch location. I would have to weigh the deadline dates with the urgency of the requests, and prioritize accordingly. If needed, I would delegate some of the work to my administrative assistant so that all priority work was completed that day in a timely and accurate manner, and others were completed within 24 hours. Less

The Mission Church

Name a difficult work related situation and how you overcame it.

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I was asked to create a spreadsheet to track nursing hours/patients that would allow the nursing staff to simply input nursing hour numbers and it would calculate specific ratios to assist with scheduling. This was difficult because of complex formulas need to evaluate specific criteria of nursing hours. I developed this sheet based on my knowledge of Microsoft Excel. This sheet remains in use even today. Less

Lansing Community College
Office Manager was asked...September 22, 2011

Tell us about a difficult interpersonal situation you encountered and how did you handle it?

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• Tactfulness • Problem solving skills • Interpersonal communication skills • Patience • Proactive behavior Less

Lansing Community College
Office Manager was asked...September 22, 2011

We work under pressured timelines and deadlines; the position also works with very sensitive and confidential matters and student records. How do you successfully manage yourself in this kind of environment? Provide details or strategies used.

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• FERPA or general knowledge of privacy laws • Multiple communication tools (e-mail, voicemail, face-to-face, etc.) • Efficient/Organized/Time management • Goal setting • Ability to delegate Less

Astron Consulting

How do you make a tuna sandwhich?

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Two ways: From a can, solid white albacore tuna, Helman's mayo, sweet and dill pickle, onion, mixed and spread on what ever bread is on hand. Fresh mahi-mahi, marinated in teriaki, lightly grilled and served on toasted sourdough bread with paper-thin sliced sweet onion. Less

I call "Jimmy John's"; they deliver fast.

Was very detailed and explained end to end...

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Name 3 previous Nobel Prize Winners

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Adolf Hitler never won the Nobel Peace Prize.

it is same as the previous 6 of upcomng 3

I don't care what awards they won, they'd better have turned in their expense reports for the trip to Sweden on time. Less

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Acme Brick

What is your experience.

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I told them my experience

I am working in luminous private limited as an contract base for 1 year in different luminous plants like 1)-switch assembly 2)-fan assembly 3)-battery assembly Less

I don't have any experience. I am a fresher

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What are you looking for in a company?

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Would Hyatt take someone who wants to relocate as I wish to leave my country ?

Good working environment, flexibility, equality and diversity

Good working environment flexibility equality and diversity

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Aspen Dental

Did you have sales goals in your previous jobs?

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It is basically a sales job. the office managers job is to make sure the office meets each mths budget. Budget is set by the corporation and each mth is based on the same mth the previous year plus a precentage more. No matter how well you do it will never be good enough . Office mgrs are paid a low salery but they offer a bonus. The bonus is paid only if the office reaches the budget and then office cost are subtracted from it like office employees overtime etc. Corporate also requires the om to be there usually an hour before the office opens and to be the last to leave. An om can plan on working at least 9-10 hour days m-f and then 1-2 saturdays a mth plus some after hour meetings, usually out of town that require the om to drive to after the office has been closed for the day. By the time salary and bounus is divided into the hours its almost minimum wage. If you want to see what an om's day consist of just google aspen reviews. Less

Blah, Blah, Blah.

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Oral Roberts University

Can you fill in for a system manager.`

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Yes, was my answer.

Absolutely, i can fill in for a system manager.

When I worked for ORU admissions, the office manager and the system manager both left and I took over for both of them. Less

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