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American Eagle Outfitters Interview Questions

Updated Feb 21, 2015
Updated Feb 21, 2015
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied to American Eagle as a part-time sales associate in October and about 2 weeks later I got a call for an interview. I sat down in the corner of the store with a manager and after a few questions he told me I was hired. However, he told me I would be a seasonal employee because I did not have any previous experience in retail, but if they liked me, they would offer me a part-time position. I was thrilled to even be offered a seasonal position. He told me that my first day would be Black Friday, which I did not have a problem with. After my first shift, I asked how I would find out my hours every week. They told me to call every week and they would tell me when I was scheduled. For about 2 weeks I called and I was not put on the schedule. The 3rd week I called, they had told me that they never meant to hire me as a seasonal employee. They just wanted me to work on Black Friday.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Model Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at American Eagle Outfitters.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through a computer they had in store. When I arrived at the interview, (it was a group interview), there were 4 other interwiewees and one interviewer. The questions where what you would expect; "Tell me about a time where you had to make a quick decision and show leadership." and "What do you think of when you think about the American Eagle brand?"

    Interview Questions
    • What comes to mind when you think of the American Eagle brand?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at American Eagle Outfitters.

    Interview Details

    Seemed like a great company. The interview went really well and I felt like I was given a great amount of time to sell myself and I learned a lot about the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at American Eagle Outfitters.

    Interview Details

    Was called to schedule for an interview a few days after turning in my application in store. Had a group interview later that weekend. The interview/hiring process was fairly quick.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Store Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at American Eagle Outfitters.

    Interview Details

    very unprofessional company, I realized I might not want to work there. The guy that called was not even the hiring manager, so why did he even call. I missed his call, then I called him back, he then told me to call the company hotline. I was slightly confused, I knew at that moment the interview process might take longer. I have yet to receive a call back from the manager or HR people.

    Interview Questions
    • HR did not get back to me, after several attempt to speak to the manager. Very unprofessional.   View Answer
    No Offer
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed at the 14th street location. When I arrived I asked the greeter where to go & he directed me upstairs. I went to wait & there were about 11 or 12 other people waiting there to interview with me. We all waited another 30 minutes for someone to come get us. Then we went downstairs to interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a good customer service experience.   Answer Question
    • Why should you work here? It's your first day on the job & someone asks you where a pair of jeans are but you don't know where they are, what do you do?   Answer Question
    • Someone is looking at clothes but you see that someone has just messed up the pile of shirts you just neatly folded, what do you handle first?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Traverse City, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Traverse City, MI
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American Eagle Outfitters.

    Interview Details

    My local AE was hiring like crazy with an application table in and outside of their store. I turned in my application to a manager who skimmed over it and said she loved how energetic I was, and that the hiring manager would love me, she told me he would call me in a few days to set up an interview, after 1 week without a call I called the store and asked to speak with the hiring manager and the guy who answered was very rude and said he's not here now bye and hung up. I went into the store the next day and talked to the hiring manager directly. He wrote my name on a piece of paper and said he'd call me within the week for an interview. 2 weeks went by with no call, I called again and the hiring manager answered and I asked about my application once more and asked if there was any improvements or experience required for the position I was missing. He said no that my application looked great and that he'd for sure get back with me in a week to set up an interview. Again he never called. This seemed very unprofessional to me especially for a hiring manager, I have lost all interest in ever working for American Eagle Outfitters. Z

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I walked into the store and asked for an application, I filled it out at the counter and turned it in and she asked me why I wanted to work there. A couple days later I got a call about having an interview the next week and I agreed and came in about 10 minutes before the requested time but had to wait for a while.
    The interview seemed about average to me, but I think I came off as too anxious and unsure of myself and did not receive a response post-interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What is something that you bought recently that you absolutely had to have and why?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Elmhurst, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Elmhurst, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online in October then they send me a email for a hiring event and I went I bring my resume and the application for the first interview it was a one on one interview then I got email back for second interview it was a one on one interview they said they will call me for an orientation then I missed the call from them I will reapply to this store again

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters.

    Interview Details

    The process was very bizarre. I only went through the first step in the interview process which was a pre-recorded interview. It was basically a Skype interview but it was pre-recorded. You set yourself up as if you are going to Skype someone and a HR person comes on the screen and asks you a question. You have one minute to think about your answer and then two minutes to respond. The whole process is very nerve racking and un-natural. It is hard to get across your personality and come off relaxed when there is a timer in front of you and you are rushing to answer the question thoughtfully in under two minutes. The questions were pretty standard, but you definitely need to be prepared and do your research before.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you add to American Eagle based on current trends that AE does not currently carry?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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