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American Eagle Outfitters Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Saint Augustine, FL

I applied online and interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters.

Interview Details – I applied for American Eagle in June 2014 and about 2 weeks later i get an email inviting me to a hiring event in July 2014...Its for a new store opening up near me... I went on that and thought i did great... it was easy questions....
1. Tell me about yourselves
2. why should we hire you
3. Availability
4. Why do you would be perfect for this job
5. What position interests you

Interview Question – But now i'm confused... I didn't get a call yet but another email inviting me to another hiring event and it looks just like the first one... Is this a mix-up or should i attend the second hiring event??   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

Interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters

Interview Details – I had a Group interview at soho. The manager brought us to the back to a very dark area. We sat in a circle and basically the only way you could stand out was contribute in discussion.

Interview Question – What's the latest trend ?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in June 2014.

Interview Details – I went in to ask if they were hiring and was told that they were and given an application. I went back in the next day to turn it in and gave it to the hiring manager. She told me I could expect a call for an interview the following Monday. I was called the next day and was asked if I could come in on Monday for an interview. I did and the interview went very smoothly. It was a group interview but there were only two of us. We were both told by the assistant manager that she wanted to hire us but had to talk to the manager for a final decision. That interview was three weeks ago and I still haven't gotten a call back from them. I've called twice and the second time I was told that by the employee talking directly to the manager while I was on the phone that I could expect a call from her on Monday. It's Tuesday night right now so I will be calling again tomorrow to see if I am still being considered. Overall I was very impressed with the interview process but not at all impressed with the way they have handled getting back to me.

Interview Question – No difficult questions were asked. We were asked to tell about ourselves and previous work experience.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in February 2014.

Interview Details – Easy interview, they give you a computer personality test, this determine if you'll be a good fit for the company and the team. Interview was super easy and they hire you on the spot if you make it.

Interview Question – What was the worst part of working at your previous job   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate
Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in May 2014.

Interview Details – Walked into the store to ask if they were hiring for any positions, and they said yes and gave me an application. Filled it out, and the same day got a phone call asking for an interview. It was few minutes for the manager to interview as she was busy. When it was time for the interview, it was held on the sales floor. The questions were easy to answer. She wanted to know about my job experience, if I've ever worked in sales, and what I like about American Eagle. The whole process took about 15 minutes.

Interview Question – None of the questions were difficult or unexpected. It was very easy to answer the questions, as I have worked in retail before. I knew what to expect.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Anything Interview

Anything

I applied in-person and interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters.

Interview Details – I walked in one day to apply for a job, when handing in my applications she told me to take a personality test and then she then invited me to a group interview later that day. She asked a lot of questions about why you would work there and why you would want the job. I finally got a second interview call today a little over a week later...

Interview Question – Why do you want to work at American Eagle?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
East Brunswick, NJ

Interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters

Interview Details – I filled in the application immediately after receiving it. When I went back to return it, I was directed to the store manager. She flipped through it quickly and said she would look at it that Friday and call me in for an interview. Memorial Day is on Monday so I hope to hear back sometime in the upcoming week.

Interview Question – Haven't had the interview yet!   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Lancaster, OH

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in May 2012.

Interview Details – After applying, it took some back and forth until I could finally get an interview. Once I did, the process went very smooth. The interview focused around behavioral questions, and was very laid back. The interviewer was friendly, and had a lot of questions to ask. The only negative was that I had to call back in order to find out if I had received the job or not (even though they said they would call).

Interview Question – How will hiring you contribute to American Eagle's image?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Merchant In Training Program Interview

Merchant In Training Program
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in January 2014.

Interview Details – I did the first round of the math exam and passed. From there I finished the online interview given to me from AEO recruiters. The interview was very impersonal, it was pre-recorded online. As you answer online it would lead you to the next question with no interaction with human feedback etc.

Interview Question – One of the most common questions asked was "Where do you see yourself in the industry"   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Buying Intern Interview

Buying Intern
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters.

Interview Details – I currently work for the retail end of the company in the store and was referred to the internship by my manager. The process seemed to be going great, I was referred, they like my resume then I had to take an online math exam. I was then passed on to the first round of interviewing. The interview was done online which I felt I couldn't express my true personality because the interview itself was impersonal. It consisted of pre-recorded questions in which you were given a certain amount of time to read each question then it would start recording you and your response. I wish I would've prepared more for the questions because they certainly were not get to know you type of questions they were all very specific to the job. It was a bit on the stressful side and hard to get comfortable since the process was done online but it better prepared me for future similar interviews. Although I did not get the job I still have interest in the company and will try again if the opportunity was right.

Interview Question – Describe the current top competing companies that AE has to face, what are the competing trends and describe your likes and dislikes of this years spring line up now in the AE stores?   Answer Question

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