Unless you live under a rock, you’ve been to Walmart before. Everyone has, but not everyone has had a job with them before. I’m here to give you some valuable Walmart job interview tips that can help you blow away the interviewer and get that job you want!
The first step in this kind of job search is to learn as much as you can about Walmart. That knowledge can be organically worked into your interview and show the hiring manager that you’ve done the legwork to know the company and understand their goals.
We’ll also give you some insight into how the hiring process works with Walmart, and help you plan out your answers to some of the tougher questions. Let’s do this!
Understanding Walmart’s Interview Practices
With over 2 million employees and a plethora of locations across the globe, Walmart is always in need of great talent. The hiring process here is fast and furious. You will usually have a definitive answer with three days or less.
The company uses both one-on-one and group style interviews to screen candidates. In both formats the main topic of discussion is going to be the company’s culture, job duties, and proper procedures in various scenarios.
Walmart is also known for a unique “board game” interview format. In this style, the candidates play in groups and move through spaces on a board. They pick up cards with questions on them which they must ask another candidate to answer.
No matter which format is used in your interview, you can expect to talk about the personal information provided on your application in addition to your availability and your previous experience.
Example Interview Questions and Answers
To round out our Walmart job interview tips, here are some questions you can expect and a quick example answer to help you understand what the interviewer is looking for:
1. What is Your Availability?
1a. Example Answer: “Well, I want to be as open as possible to work when the store needs me. These are the days I can work (list them out) and I’m free to work on weekends and nights.” (This part is important so be as open as possible.)
2. What would you do if a customer asked you for a discount?
2a. Example Answer: “I would find out why the customer is asking for a lower price first. Then I would look to see if there are any coupons for that item. If the product packaging is damaged I will call a supervisor over to assess the situation.”
These answers should help you better understand how to field some of the tougher retail interview questions. Best of luck to you!