Sam's Club Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Duluth, MN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, MN (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sam's Club in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Called within two weeks to set up in person interview. Interview lasted an hour with two people interviewing me. At the end of the interview they offered the position if I could pass a background check and drug test, was working (training) less thar two weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • Very common and simple interview questions, nothing unexpected.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Checkout Supervisor, COS Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Sam's Club in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    They ask you basically about previous experiances with retail situations i had had at other jobs, then about possible situations i may encounter at sams. Followed by common sences questions about what if senarios to get a feel for how i would act as a cashier. I start off as a cashier then moved on to a supervisor when i transfered to another sam's club over a year later.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if a upset member were to yell at you?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    You will get $9.40 starting as a cashier but its easy to move up. heres a form for a drug test "IF" you pass welcome to the club!
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Member Service Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Sam's Club in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed twice. First interview was pretty general questions followed by the same in the second interview. accepted position and then told will be called back to set up drug screening and background check. The total process should take about a week. Workplace had an upbeat fast paced attitude. Like the fact that you don't wear a uniform. Management was very professional and the store was very clean. There is plenty of room for advancement..

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sam's Club in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I received my call in for an interview about 10 days after I applied on the Sam's Club website.

    The interview began with a chief supervisor who asked me several questions regarding my credentials that I had documented in the online app. It was required that I bring my resume with me to the interview (as is usually expected). While she asked me questions she was looking to both my resume and my completed job application.

    I was asked about my education status (diploma received, which helps with hiring).
    I was also asked about my experience in sales, which was completely zero (this was okay, since all associates receive extensive training regardless of their prior experience in sales and/or marketing)

    I was briefed on safety protocol and asked if I felt that I would be able to uphold the safety requirements of Sam's Club and Wal Mart. Of course, my answer was in the affirmative.

    Basically, a lot of the questions that were asked on the job application were asked with different wording during the interview. The only tricky thing about the whole thing was remembering some of the information that the application had described to me that I was questioned about later (however, I do not thing that it would have negatively contributed to my hiring process if I had not remembered it).

    After that initial interview with the chief supervisor, I was introduced to the store manager who asked me some further questions to get an idea of my creative strengths and what I might positively contribute to the company.

    He asked me: "What would your friends say are some of your strengths?"
    "What do you believe makes you efficient in the workplace?"

    and a few other questions that just evaluate how best you can think innovatively "on the spot".

    After these questions I was told of the pay rate "$9.89 per hour" and if I would be satisfied with that.
    I said yes, and after they confirmed that I was in fact hired I was told that I was required to be drug tested. As all other requirements prior, this is satisfactory as well. After I received some official paperwork I directed to the facility where I would submit my sample.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question was "Name something unique about you that positively contributes to your work performance". If only startled me because it wasn't as business-inclined as the past questions had been. It wasn't too difficult in the end, I just paused for several moments while thinking over my response.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Photo Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vero Beach, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vero Beach, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sam's Club in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    it was easy. they asked the usual questions. like, when was a time in your life that you identified a problem and what were the steps you used to fix the problem. what are your weakness'. what are your strengths. the whole hiring process took about 3 weeks. the supervisor, manager and general manager interviewed me on the same day. the background check took the longest.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Sam's Club in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    If there is a spot open, they open up a thing called an MIT. If you are lucky enough, they call you in for a first interview, if they like you, you get a second and then third interview. Though, recently I heard they changed it into a panel interview process now.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had difficulty completing a project or task, what did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations, pay is as is... it is a merit system.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Cafe Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Sam's Club.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and I got a call to come in 2 days later. My first interview Was fairly easy, only about 5 questions that referred to my past work experience. My second interview was the same day about an hour later with the manager. The second interview was a bit harder for me only cause he spoke pretty fast. It made me a bit more nervous. He asked me questions referring to what I learned from my previous interview and what I know about working in the food industry. He had also asked me questions referring to my past work experience. He told me to come in the next day for my backround check and and drug test. For the background check, I spoke to the general manager for quite a bit, he asked me a few questions. Then he had me sign stuff and I left to go get the drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when have to finish something important in a short amount of time, how did you come about finishing it?   Answer Question
    • What's your definition of reliable?   Answer Question
    • If you were trying to sell me something, what would you say and how would you do it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Member Service Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Evanston, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sam's Club in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was first interviewing at Sam's Club for a department manager position which pays more and requires more experience. I did not get the job and one of the store's managers liked my resume and set me up on the interview for this position. To me, interview process was very long for this job... it only paid 9.00 per hour... I felt that it should have been a lot easier. There was also a lot of competition for this position. I went to about three interviews total. When I was at the final interview, they ley me know that I was being considered for the job against one other candidate. I was asked a question about analyzing sales goals. They handed me a document with a financial chart on it and asked me to describe what it was. I had a little conversation with the interviewer about it and they said that I was correct. However, the store never contacted me again regarding the job. They did not follow up with me after all of those interviews...

    Interview Questions
    • Describe how you would manage the Member Services staff while you are out generating leads in the community?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    did a computer test, must have pass since i received a call and was scheduled for a face to face interview had behavioral questions and then the second part they ask you about your preferred pay and advise you on how much this position normally pays and ask if you are comfortable with the pay, afterwards they advise they will get in touch for a final interview where you meet the store manager

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sioux City, IA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sioux City, IA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sam's Club in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Filled out application on samsclub.com Got interview with hourly team lead then second interview with manager. Be prepared for drug test and background check. Background check can take a while to get back depending on the county if you have any charges.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to complete many tasks at one time, how did you determine what to work on first.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Can not negotiate hrly rate but can negotiate schedule.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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