Number of Employees: 45,000+
Headquarters: 3100 W BIG BEAVER RD, Troy, Michigan 48084
Kmart is a discount store chain that was founded in 1962; today it is the third largest chain of its kind in the world, behind Walmart and Target. There are locations throughout the US, Puerto Rico, Guam and the US Virgin Islands. In 2005, Kmart was acquired by Sears. Recent reports indicate that there are more than 1300 Kmart stores in the chain, including regular chain discount stores and nearly 30 Kmart Super Centers. Kmart became popular for its surprise sales occurring throughout the day, called "Blue Light Specials."
What to Expect When Interviewing
The majority of applicants that interview for a position with Kmart report a positive interview experience. Potential employees can expect a fairly straightforward interview process consisting of a face-to-face and/or group panel interview, in which a skills test and a personality test are given. A standard interview question might include, "Tell me about your work ethic." Potential employees can apply online or in person, and phone interviews are sometimes conducted prior to the face-to-face interview. Some applicants who are offered positions can expect to submit to a background check.