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It depends on who you interview with. If it's for Category Mangement, you go through a phone interview, a 4-panel interview. If it's for a Design job, you might have to take a test.

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The interview was simple and laid back. I was told the pay, I was told I would be hired on as part time, and we talked about my experience in both sales and logistics. I was hired and then I waited rather long for a offer letter by email after accepting the offer about 2 weeks later, I began work the following Monday.

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I was interviewed twice actually. The second interview was almost over when it was realized by the interviewer/store manager that it was a repeat. I was told that everyone is hired in as part time, which is true. I was told that becoming full time was a possibility since that was what I was seeking. When telling me about the ITC sales opportunities, I was told that when asked, as long as I could honestly say that I was presenting the ITC to the customers that I didn't have to worry about actually making the sale. I didn't know at the time that would determine who got the one full time job that was available, wasn't told there was only one ft job either.Training is hit or miss, management isn't really aware of how much training you get before you actually start working. What this all boils down to is this, HFT over hires, gives you 10 hrs a day for 2 weeks to GET THE NEW STORE STOCKED and it is not an easy job carrying boxes of tools, sockets, etc. plus the team of red shirts that are yelling that you only have so long to get it done. It is cheap labor to get a new store opened up then most everyone except management averages between 4 and 8 hours a WEEK.

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Scripted so don't expect anything special

Answered - Manager (Former Employee) - Alabama

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At the time, my interviewer just simply said, "sell yourself". Did my to best "sell" myself.

Answered - HELP DESK SUPPORT TECHNICIAN 2 (Current Employee) - Calabasas, CA

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The interview process was really a positive experience. Full disclosure on pay, commission, and benefits and asked excellent questions looking for a good fit.

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The interview process has 2 parts but both are very laid back and make you feel comfortable.

Answered - Pricing Coordinator (Former Employee) - Dunwoody, GA

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Easy, straight forward

Answered - Stock Associate (Former Employee) - North Olmsted, OH

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Quick, direct to the point, very relaxed.

Answered - Floor Personnel (Former Employee) - Spartanburg, SC

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Interview process is very well organized. You will meet with several managers as well as HR. A good mix of behavior based questions and resume/work history based questions.The Sr. Director is based on site so that adds an extra level of detail to the interview.

Answered - Manager (Current Employee) - Dillon, SC

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