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B&M Retail Interview Questions

Updated 11 Feb 2018
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  1.  

    Christmas Casual Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ipswich, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at B&M Retail (Ipswich, England) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Saw a poster outside the store that they were looking for Christmas temps and was asked in-store by one of the staff to hand in my CV. I visited the store again after a week had past with no word to ask for an update and was introduced to the store manager.

    A few days later I was contacted by phone for an interview the next day and was interviewed by the same store manager I met previously as well as another manager to moderate the interview. Was asked standard interview questions and two days later was contacted to hear I had been successful and accepted the role.

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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Aylesbury, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at B&M Retail (Aylesbury, England) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Very, very, very easy interview. I was invited in for a group interview where we first had to say 3 things about ourselves. We then participated in fun team activities and were given information about B&M's history and facts etc. All the while you are being watched by the managers to see how you interact with others and to see your personality. Afterwards we were allowed to go home and would hear back from the management team in the next few days.

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at B&M Retail (Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Apply through a friend, and then was contacted by area manager to meet up and told me what to bring and then met up at a store and then went through questions and was told about the company and what i knew and it was very honest which i like

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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warrington, North West England, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at B&M Retail (Warrington, North West England, England).

    Interview

    Was told by a family member that they were desperate for someone to start working. Went for an interview the day after I submitted my CV. Sat down in the office with the Assistant Manager. Felt really welcoming and friendly. She asked me to tell her a bit about myself and what other experience I had and hired me right on the spot.

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    Customer Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Llanelli, Wales
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at B&M Retail (Llanelli, Wales) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Hiring and interview process was very quick and professional. All staff involved in the process was very friendly and approachable, and treated with respect and honesty. The interview itself was very quick, with the interviewer asking different questions about my background.

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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at B&M Retail (Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I was taken into a private room with the deputy manager - he looked over my CV then took the time to ask me personal questions and confirm things on my CV. He discussed my background and took interest in getting to know me. He was calm, kind and genuine which made the experience so pleasant.

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    Customer Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ipswich, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at B&M Retail (Ipswich, England) in April 2017.

    Interview

    called to arrange interview date. Interview took place in a job centre for young people. Started off with the managers doing a presentation anout B&M, they then asked if anyone knew anything about B&M, I told them what I knew. We then did a group task, my group had to make a poster for the new store opening, then we presented and explained why we put the stuff we did on the poster. We were then taken to 1 to 1 interviews with bsaic team work and customer service questions. Should be hearing back today.

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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burton upon Trent, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at B&M Retail (Burton upon Trent, England) in April 2017.

    Interview

    A group interview where we were put into small groups and produced ideas relating to Christmas time at the store and how to maximise profits. There was then a short one on one interview.

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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northampton, England
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at B&M Retail (Northampton, England) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I felt it went well. The interviewers were very nice. Told us they recruited a lot based on personality. Made us feel welcome.
    It was a group assessment. Taken into a room where we were introduced to eachother. Asked to fill out form and shown a video about the company. Then split into groups and given task which was to be presented to everyone. Then waited one by one to be taken with one of the managers/interviewees. Interview wasn't too formal. Overall, not bad. Haven't gotten back to me yet though said they would within two weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself
      What do you know about B&M's?
      What is good customer service?
      Do you have any holidays booked?
      What is your availability?   Answer Question

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    General Assistant Evenings Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Norwich, England
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at B&M Retail (Norwich, England).

    Interview

    The interview was arranged for via Jobcentre Plus.

    The interview was arranged to begin at 2am. I was informed to be there 10 minutes early. Upon arrival I encounter a group of other interviewees standing around with bored expressions on their faces.

    The interviews finally began 10 minutes late. We were each interviewed on a first-come-first-served basis and lasted approximately 15 minutes each. The rolling, one-by-one interviews lasted for three hours and I was one of the last to go, at 3:15 pm.

    Each of us sat or stood around the corner of the store for the entire period.

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    Negotiation

    I was not given a negotiation phase. I received a date for an introductory day and I attended.
    When informed of this, I received a call from an Assistant Manager who did not show any interest in me. I gave it the benefit of the doubt but later learned it was a more general trait shared by management.


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