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Top 30 Assistant Manager Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
When have you shown a flexibility in your work schedule? When have you picked up shifts?
List of Assistant Manager Interview Questions
  1. When have you shown a flexibility in your work schedule? When have you picked up shifts?
  2. Name three areas you believe you could improve as a manager.
  3. Give me an example of when you have worked under stress and pressure. How do you handle those situations?
  4. How would your current or former co-workers describe you?
  5. Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.
  6. How do you show your co-workers the importance of communication in the workplace?
  7. What characteristics or events have contributed towards your success as a leader?
  8. What has made you ready for this responsibility?
  9. How do you successfully motivate your team?
  10. As a manager, what is your greatest weakness?
  11. How many people did you supervise at your last position?
  12. What do your team members think of you as the team leader?
  13. What type of team members do you dislike working with?
  14. What qualities do you believe are most valuable for a team?
  15. Tell me about a time there was a serious conflict with your team. How did you resolve it?
  16. Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
  17. Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.
  18. When have you had to enforce company policy in which you disagreed with?
  19. What qualifies you to become our assistant manager?
  20. Why do you think that the position of an assistant manager is important for the company?
  21. When have you had to let an employee go?
  22. What characteristics do you think a manager needs to succeed in their position?
  23. Tell me about a challenging task you completed in your previous job and how you tackled it.
  24. When has your performance been criticized? How do you handle that type of feedback?
  25. What do you know about our company?
  26. What are your career goals?
  27. What was the toughest decision you have had to make as a leader?
  28. When have you made an unpopular decision? How did you stick with it and what were the end results?
  29. Why are you leaving your current position for this role?
  30. What leadership qualities do you possess?
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Assistant Manager Information
February 2nd, 2017

An Assistant Manager has managerial duties to help assist the store manager. Typically, they work in a retail or restaurant environment. Their duties are to create a positive and motivating atmosphere for the team. They work more directly with employees and therefore, report to the manager about an employee's performance.

Assistant managers should be able to complete many duties for their company. One, and perhaps the most important is the ability to deliver outstanding customer support. They should be able to complete routine inventory reports and basic bookkeeping functions. They should have excellent cash handling skills. Employees will be relying on the trustworthiness of an assistant manager to count their cash drawers at the end of their shift, and therefore must be incredibly trustworthy. Assistants should be able to help the manager in their efforts to train new and existing employees. They should be a natural role model for sales techniques, specifically the techniques the company wants their employees to use. Assistants may need to fill in for employees that call off and should have flexible schedules. Lastly, they should help the store manager in their effort to reduce store costs.

The hiring process for assistant managers will be relatively straightforward. Most assistant managers move up in the company and were once entry-level employees. However, assistant managers will look for better opportunity and switch companies for a more advanced role within a store. For these interviews, the assistant manager should research their potential company. Understand their products and services, as well as their business culture. Here are some interview questions to expect: Why do you want to leave your current position for this one? What was the toughest decision you have had to make as an assistant manager? When have you taught and enforced company policy in which you did not agree with that particular policy? What are your career goals? When have you helped a troubled employee progress in their role and became an asset to the company? For more interview questions, keep browsing Mockquestions.com.
Assistant Manager User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 30
When have you shown a flexibility in your work schedule? When have you picked up shifts?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I will do whatever necessary to earn this position.
2.
Yes i am wiling to work overtime.
3.
Yes I can work out of hours, I have undertaken shift work previoulsy therefore i know I can manage this.
Question 2 of 30
Name three areas you believe you could improve as a manager.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Open minded, people's person quick learner.
2.
Excellent customer service, work well under pressure, work well on my own and as part of team.
3.
I'm honest, dependable and learn fairly quick.
4.
Honesty, loyalty, and dependability.
5.
Good interpersonal skills, good managing conflict situations and at motivating others.
Question 3 of 30
Give me an example of when you have worked under stress and pressure. How do you handle those situations?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
2.
I work quite well under pressure.
3.
I work best under pressure and I like to stay busy.
4.
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.
5.
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.
Question 4 of 30
How would your current or former co-workers describe you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I'm ambitious able to count on & work with easy to get along with.
2.
Coworkers say that I am friendly, professional, and informative.
3.
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.
4.
What do you feel is an acceptable amount of days to be absent in a calendar year?
Question 5 of 30
Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.
Question 6 of 30
How do you show your co-workers the importance of communication in the workplace?
Question 7 of 30
What characteristics or events have contributed towards your success as a leader?
Question 8 of 30
What has made you ready for this responsibility?
Question 9 of 30
How do you successfully motivate your team?
Question 10 of 30
As a manager, what is your greatest weakness?
Question 11 of 30
How many people did you supervise at your last position?
Question 12 of 30
What do your team members think of you as the team leader?
Question 13 of 30
What type of team members do you dislike working with?
Question 14 of 30
What qualities do you believe are most valuable for a team?
Question 15 of 30
Tell me about a time there was a serious conflict with your team. How did you resolve it?
Question 16 of 30
Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
Question 17 of 30
Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.
Question 18 of 30
When have you had to enforce company policy in which you disagreed with?
Question 19 of 30
What qualifies you to become our assistant manager?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Leadership ability, people skills, attention to detail, communication skills, reliable, and decision making skills.
2.
I have great leadership skills,I am responsible, follow directions, and I have the capability to make quick but rational decisions.
Question 20 of 30
Why do you think that the position of an assistant manager is important for the company?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Because it assumes the important roles of the manager, instills the businesses practices, and leads employees.
2.
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.
Question 21 of 30
When have you had to let an employee go?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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
Question 22 of 30
What characteristics do you think a manager needs to succeed in their position?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
2.
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.
Question 23 of 30
Tell me about a challenging task you completed in your previous job and how you tackled it.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
2.
Being triple sat as a waitress ... I got all tables drinks first then orders and everything went smoothly.
Question 24 of 30
When has your performance been criticized? How do you handle that type of feedback?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
2.
Rarely criticized, but when I was criticized I listened and improved. Turn it into positivity and make improvement.
Question 25 of 30
What do you know about our company?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
This unit just opened on June of 2015 and it is a division of Feury Image Group.
2.
Its an easy to shop, neighborhood location; most items within the store are priced at ten dollars or less.
Question 26 of 30
What are your career goals?
Question 27 of 30
What was the toughest decision you have had to make as a leader?
Question 28 of 30
When have you made an unpopular decision? How did you stick with it and what were the end results?
Question 29 of 30
Why are you leaving your current position for this role?
Question 30 of 30
What leadership qualities do you possess?
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