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Assistant Manager Interview Questions

Ryan Brown
    Job Interviews Careers Sales Assistant Manager

30 Assistant Manager
Interview Questions

  1. As a manager, what is your greatest weakness?

  2. Name three areas you believe you could improve as a manager.

    Community Answers

    • "Open minded, people's person quick learner."
    • "Excellent customer service, work well under pressure, work well on my own and as part of team."
    • "I'm honest, dependable and learn fairly quick."
    • "Honesty, loyalty, and dependability."
    • "Good interpersonal skills, good managing conflict situations and at motivating others."
  3. What characteristics or events have contributed towards your success as a leader?

  4. Tell me about a time there was a serious conflict with your team. How did you resolve it?

  5. What was the toughest decision you have had to make as a leader?

  6. When have you had to let an employee go?

    Community Answers

    • "I do have experience in hiring and firing.I worked for Arby's for 4 years I interviewed, hired, and trained employees while going to different towns and opening new stores in PA"
  7. How would your current or former co-workers describe you?

    Community Answers

    • "I'm ambitious able to count on & work with easy to get along with."
    • "Coworkers say that I am friendly, professional, and informative."
    • "They say that I am a good leader and when I train employees I try to make fun/ easy ways for them to remember how to do a task and to do it correctly every time."
    • "What do you feel is an acceptable amount of days to be absent in a calendar year?"
  8. Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.

  9. What has made you ready for this responsibility?

  10. What qualities do you believe are most valuable for a team?

  11. When have you had to enforce company policy in which you disagreed with?

  12. When have you shown a flexibility in your work schedule? When have you picked up shifts?

    Community Answers

    • "I will do whatever necessary to earn this position."
    • "Yes I am wiling to work overtime."
    • "Yes I can work out of hours, I have undertaken shift work previoulsy therefore I know I can manage this."
  13. Give me an example of when you have worked under stress and pressure. How do you handle those situations?

    Community Answers

    • "I'm able to work under stress.. I don't let rudeness or stress get the best way of me it doesn't effect how I talk to my customers."
    • "I work quite well under pressure."
    • "I work best under pressure and I like to stay busy."
    • "As previoulsy mentioned I am used to working to timescales and carrying a complex case load. I am aware whn to seek support and advise."
    • "I have experince and knowledge of working in crisis situations and under pressurised time scales I am aware of the need to take care of my own well being and have an awareness when I need to seek support and advice."
  14. Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.

  15. What leadership qualities do you possess?

  16. How do you show your co-workers the importance of communication in the workplace?

  17. How do you successfully motivate your team?

  18. How many people did you supervise at your last position?

  19. What do your team members think of you as the team leader?

  20. What type of team members do you dislike working with?

  21. Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.

  22. Why are you leaving your current position for this role?

  23. When have you made an unpopular decision? How did you stick with it and what were the end results?

  24. What are your career goals?

  25. What do you know about our company?

    Community Answers

    • "This unit just opened on June of 2015 and it is a division of Feury Image Group."
    • "Its an easy to shop, neighborhood location; most items within the store are priced at ten dollars or less."
  26. When has your performance been criticized? How do you handle that type of feedback?

    Community Answers

    • "Yes, there were a few occasions where I make mistakes updating numbers for guest events. In one instance there was not enough menu food for guests and substitutes had to be provided."
    • "Rarely criticized, but when I was criticized I listened and improved. Turn it into positivity and make improvement."
  27. Tell me about a challenging task you completed in your previous job and how you tackled it.

    Community Answers

    • "In an attempt to increase sales I was tasked with finding products that weren't moving. I performed a query on many products through Blackboard the point of sale software to determine the products that were selling the least and most."
    • "Being triple sat as a waitress ... I got all tables drinks first then orders and everything went smoothly."
  28. What characteristics do you think a manager needs to succeed in their position?

    Community Answers

    • "Assistant managers are in charge of ensuring everything in the store is running as it should be. Assistants typically recruit, interview and train new staff members. They deal with comments, questions or complaints from their employees or customers while consistently monitoring customer service. Although a superior usually oversees this, assistants may be responsible for meeting monthly targets established for product budgets and labor costs."
    • "Assistant managers are in charge of making sure the store is running as it should be. Recruit, interview and train new staff; deal with comments, questions, and complaints from employees and customers; monitor customer service."
  29. Why do you think that the position of an assistant manager is important for the company?

    Community Answers

    • "Because it assumes the important roles of the manager, instills the businesses practices, and leads employees."
    • "The role off the assistant manager is to assist the store manager in daily responsibilities and to keep things organizied to make the work place run smoothly."
  30. What qualifies you to become our assistant manager?

    Community Answers

    • "Leadership ability, people skills, attention to detail, communication skills, reliable, and decision making skills."
    • "I have great leadership skills,I am responsible, follow directions, and I have the capability to make quick but rational decisions."