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Updated Jul 28, 2014
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Member Service Supervisor Interview

Member Service Supervisor
Evanston, IL (US)

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – Describe how you would manage the Member Services staff while you are out generating leads in the community?   View Answer

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Cashier Interview


Interviewed at Sam's Club

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 Question – why you want to work at sams   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Cashier Interview

Sioux City, IA (US)

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

Interview Details Filled out application on 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 Question – 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

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Mansfield, TX (US)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Sam's Club in June 2013.

Interview Details I put in an application and was called back the same day for an interview. I met three different people and they all asked me the same basic questions. I was hired that same day and so was everyone else I talked to. They like to insist the process is longer, it's not. They ask you questions and lead you to the right answers because they just want to hire a warm body. They do not care about the quality of their employees. If you have a heartbeat and pass a drug test, they're hiring you. I'm not even sure if some of the people I worked with passed the drug test, to be honest. They hired some of the most incompetent people I'd ever met.

Interview Question – The most difficult question I was asked was the classic, "At your last job, when a customer was unhappy, how did you deal with that?" That's pretty much as hard as it gets. They ask for two references, check your identity, drug test you, and you're hired.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I told the woman what the pay at my last job was, 9.50, and I told her I wanted more than that. She offered me 10.90 easily. The negotiation was so easy I wish I'd asked for more. I noticed that more articulate people got better pay, regardless of age or experience. A woman who was twice my age, but not as articulate made two dollars less an hour than I did. I barely negotiated and got good pay. I have to think that only people that don't negotiate were given only a little more than minimum wage.

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Team Leader Interview

Team Leader

I applied through another source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sam's Club.

Interview Details sams club asks multiple choice scenario questions about past experiences and hypotheticals. for instance name a time when you showed excellent leadership skills or if a co worker isn't being productive how would you handle it

Interview Question – none, they were all fairly cheesy   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – non existent

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Cafe Associate Interview

Cafe Associate
Phoenix, AZ (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sam's Club in August 2010.

Interview Details Got a phone call to set 1 on 1 interview. After an interview with a supervisor, management interviews you. HR. associate calls you to set up drug screening and background checks. Fast process. After passing screening and check, HR notifies you of Orientation

Interview Question – Average questions like do you recall when you helped someone out that didn't require you to do so. Questions are customer service oriented. Most time consuming for me to answer was if I would have done something differently, ie on a project or when I assisted someone.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Hourly wage was calculated by computer algorithm depending on work experience.

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Cafe Associate Interview

Cafe Associate
Richmond, VA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sam's Club in June 2014.

Interview Details I received a Phone call the day before, from the supervisor of the cafe department and she ask me can i come in for an interview the next day. When I got to the Sam's Club she asked me when will I be turning 18 and I told her I just turned 17 and she said sorry I thought you was turning 18 soon.

Interview Question – There were no questions just a waste of an outfit.   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager
Sioux Falls, SD (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Sam's Club in May 2011.

Interview Details Interview was for Manager in Training position. Interview process was relaxed and fairly easy. First standard phone screen, second met with District HR manager, and last met with the General Manager. The hiring process took longer.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Membership Associate Interview

Membership Associate

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sam's Club in July 2013.

Interview Details 3 total interviews, make it through the first two and you will have a job. Third "interview" is paperwork signing and a chance for the club manager to meet you.
1) Supervisor
2) Assistant Manager
3) Club Manager

Interview Question – Role Play, asked to sell a credit card.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate pay rate, was able to easily adjust my availability.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Cashier/Door Greeter Interview

Cashier/Door Greeter
Columbus, OH (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sam's Club in October 2013.

Interview Details The process was three tiered. The first was a mini interview of the STAR behavoral type questions that seems to be all the rage now. It was conducted by a junior shift supervisor that would in turn be a fellow coworker as well. The second was like unto it with a shift manager of the same department. The final took place in the HR office upstairs with all the sign off and entering of more details into system.

Interview Question – I was shocked to be asked the type of questions that only floor personnel should be engaged in since I would be stationary at the cash register solely.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no platform for negotiation.

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