Borders Interview Questions in New York City, NY

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    Bookseller/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Brunswick, NJ (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Borders (East Brunswick, NJ (US)).

    Interview

    Had a one round interview, first with the hiring manager/asst. manager, who then lead me to meet the store manager. Once approved by the store manager, I met the heads of the three different departments (music/cafe, cash/wrap, books). They decided where I would fit best but explained that I would end up working all over the store regardless.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me how to handle customers in difficult situations i.e. during a mis-handled purchase, a botched return, angry customer that felt mistreated by employee, etc.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I felt that the offer was generous for the work needed but I felt that I would not be able to negotiate.

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    Cashier/Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Borders (New York, NY (US)) in May 2010.

    Interview

    I met with the hiring manager and the store manager. Very normal questions. After the fact, they checked my references. The hiring manager was straightforward, and she knew the stress questions. Expect that the store manager is vague, unclear, and wordy in comparison to his hiring manager.

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    Reasons for Declining

    I needed full-time, not part-time work; they needed an answer to whether I would work for them in less than 24 hours.

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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Borders (New York, NY (US)) in January 2010.

    Interview

    I submitted an online application and customer service exam. I received a telephone call the next day from the training supervisor asking me to come in for an interview. Had a great interview with him and shortly after (within a few minutes) had a similar interview with an Ops Manager. Received an offer the next day.

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Freehold, NJ (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Borders (Freehold, NJ (US)) in April 2008.

    Interview

    It was just a five minute basic interview, not very difficult. They aready seemed to have their minds made up, so they weren't interested in anything I said. It didn't even last five minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in this position?   1 Answer

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