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B&M Retail Interview Questions

Interviews at B&M Retail

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Retail Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at B&M Retail (Dundee, Scotland (UK)) in October 2020.

    Interview

    I handed in my CV on Thursday, got a call back on Friday offered and interview on Monday at 12 and got offered the job Monday at 5pm. Everyone was friendly.

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    Management Development Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at B&M Retail (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Applied online, initial phone call with resourcing team (who were lovely!), video questions (very poor system), face to face interview with presentation.
    Overall, a very slow process in the current market (6 weeks between application and face to face interview).

    The whole process was pleasant until the face to face interview. No zoom/Skype/teams option offered, so had a lovely 4.5 hour drive to arrive at a depot. Interview room was an empty stock room. No bother, I thought, must be a COVID safety measure to allow social distancing.

    The job advert didn't match the job itself at all. The questions I was being asked caught me off guard. I'd recommend looking at this! Had the job advert explained the role more clearly, I would not have applied.

    Interviewer was incredibly patronising. Making patronising comments when I was describing my previous work achievements. I pulled out of the process after this interview as I could not see myself working for this person. Felt like I had wasted an entire day and would never apply for a job there again.

    After I pulled out, I heard nothing from them. No thank you for your time, or thanks for letting us know. Nothing.

    Overall, I felt like I was being strung along the whole time, they had no interest in me, yet still invited me along anyway. I hope others had a better experience and this was a one-off.

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    B&M Retail Response

    1 Oct 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are very sorry that it didn’t match your expectations (or in fact ours on this occasion). We acknowledge that the process took longer than is usual. There was an overwhelming response for this role and it was important to us, that all candidates were considered.

    We also send our sincere apologies that you didn’t have a good interview experience or hear back from us after you withdrew from the process, this would not normally happen and we will certainly look into this further. Please feel free to contact the Recruitment Team, if you would like to discuss this further. Thank you again for your feedback and we wish you the best of luck in your job search.

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    Store Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at B&M Retail.

    Interview

    they asked me about my previous job and why did i leave the job and about customer service . they asked me about my availability and how many hours I can work a week . Also asked me if i can work late shift as well. Asked about transportation as well.

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    • why did your leave your previous job?   1 Answer

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at B&M Retail.

    Interview

    Gathered many of us potential employees into a room and gave us a presentation about the company, followed by scanning ID's and providing right to work forms. Then was sent to 1 on 1 interviews with one of several managers/ deputy managers.

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  5.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at B&M Retail.

    Interview

    Was super informal, had it with the customer service manager. The first question I was asked was about what shift work. Was very calm and felt very relaxed - good environment overall.

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    Shop Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at B&M Retail.

    Interview

    Handed my cv in. Had a phone call a few days later from the manager inviting me in for an interview. Asked me a few questions and got told I had the job and I would be contacted to start induction within the week. I would print out the application form from their website and fill it in before your interview to be prepared and save time there.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at B&M Retail.

    Interview

    Handed CV into store.
    Called me a few weeks later asking if I could come to an interview.
    Interviewed with manager and assitant manager.
    Very friendly and relaxed. No tough questions, just asked about CV and about your personality. Called me the same day as the interview to offer me the job.

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    • Tell me about a time that you succesfully worked in a team.   Answer Question
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    Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cheltenham, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at B&M Retail (Cheltenham, England (UK)) in July 2019.

    Interview

    It was good. they went through couple of OOP design related question and design pattern. Although this was my first interview outside my country therefore i was a bit nervous at the beginning but the person took my interview was very friendly. i felt confident after talking couple of minutes with him. he kept it going for about 30 -45 min i guess

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    • Why do you want to work for this company   1 Answer

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at B&M Retail (Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)) in May 2019.

    Interview

    Got a phone call asking questions about salary, was told to expect a call from area manager . Did not receive any call back , I received an email to say the role had been filled. Then received another email saying email was an error! Then another email saying role was filled?

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  10. Helpful (1)  

    Customer Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at B&M Retail in April 2019.

    Interview

    Nothing special. The woman interviewing me asked me some hypothetical questions as well as if I have any experience in customer service. Then some technical questions such as my availability and any holidays booked.

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