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Prepare for L.L. Bean's Tests

Regardless of whether you are applying for a corporate or in-store role, the recruitment process is very similar. Find out what to expect during the L.L. Bean hiring process below

  • Application Process: Once you have selected a suitable position from the L.L. Bean careers website you will then be prompted to create a new user account. From there you will need to fill in your personal details and upload your resume.
  • Initial Interview: Your initial interview with L.L. Bean will either be held over the phone, Skype, or in-person. The kind of initial interview that you will need to participate in will be determined by the role you have applied for.
  • Pre-Hire Tests: In order to determine whether your skill sets and abilities are the right match for the vacant position and the company's standards, you may be asked to take one or more pre-employment aptitude tests.
  • Personal Interviews: If you have passed all other stages of the L.L. Bean recruitment process, you will be invited to participate in an in-person interview. Retail positions will often require a group interview with other applicants, then a one-on-one interview with members of the management team.

L.L. Bean uses the iCIMS Applicant Tracking System (ATS) as a screening tool for resumes. To ensure that your application and resume are up to par with the iCIMS ATS, please click here.

L.L. Bean’s Psychometric Tests

Psychometric testing is very important for many companies these days, and L.L. Bean is no exception. If you have applied for a managerial or corporate role, you may be required to take a test provided by Watson Glaser. The Watson Glaser test was designed to evaluate your ability to look at situations and assess them, to consider and understand multiple points of view, and to recognize and extract facts from opinions and assumptions.

I you have applied for an in-store role, you may be required to take an assessment that evaluates your customer service and/ or sales skills, as well as a work persona test.

To ensure your ability to take and pass your L.L. Bean pre-hire entrance exam, it is crucial to give yourself time to properly prepare. Our exclusive L.L. Bean PrepPacks™ have been designed with your success in mind and include all of the tools you need to excel throughout the L.L. Bean hiring and interview processes. Begin practicing today to ensure your ability to surpass other applicants and land the job you are after.

L.L. Bean Interview Questions

The purpose of your pre-hire exam and interviews is to evaluate not only your ability to perform the duties of the open job effectively and efficiently but also to evaluate where you may fit in the company's culture. To get a sense of the type of questions that you may be asked during your L.L Bean interviews, we have included some sample interview questions below:

  • Why would you like to work at L.L. Bean?
  • What sorts of outdoor activities do you participate in regularly?
  • Do you find that you work better in a group or on an individual basis?
  • How would you handle a workplace conflict between yourself and another co-worker?

It is always recommended to use the STAR interview method when answering questions of a behavioral nature. This will ensure that your responses remain both organized and engaging for your interviewers.



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