American Eagle Outfitters Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
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    Merchandise Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Filled out job application, then did a quick phone interview which set up a 1 on 1 interview. After the 1 on 1 interview after I accepted the offer I completed paperwork and was brought on board.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Part-Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went in & asked if they were applying and luckily the hiring manager was there.
    She gave me an application and asked if I've ever worked in retail. I told her that I worked in a portrait studio which was close by and she offered to give me an interview after I finish my application. Questions that she asked me only determined my confidence level and played a role as if I was trying to sale her something as if she was a customer.

    The interview was right at the register and it took literally two minutes. Afterwards, she told me to take a personality test that determines how I am at work as well as outside of work & all the information determines a position that is offered because of your personality. Luckily, my results came up as Sales Associate and she told me that that is exactly what they needed. She asked me if I wanted the job & I said yes. The ironic thing about was that orientation was an hour after I was offered.

    It's an okay job to work at --

    No background check was needed nor a drug test

    Worked for 5 months and decided to quit. Clothing retail wasn't absolutely for me, but a great benefit was the discount of clothes. That's about it.

    Interview Questions
    • everything that was asked was based about your personality -- i don't really remember. it's easy!   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was easy. I went in for an application, filled it out in the store, and was given an interview the next day. The interview was easy, asked if I was bilingual, asked me how to sell a credit card.

    The job is at one of the busiest malls in Las Vegas. We have lots of tourists. They are big on selling the Loyalty rewards and their Credit cards. Goal is to get one credit card per shift per employee. I got three credit cards on one shift, but a few days later, I was told I don't work hard enough to get the Credit Cards and my hours were cut by half. The store manager is not easy to talk to, they belittle and berate you if you get the slightest bit of confidence.
    Just work hard every shift to get the cards and rewards.

    One thing that is hard to work with is the Call in Schedule. You're scheduled shift is 3:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m. but your call in schedule is 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. meaning you have to call in at 1:00 p.m. to find out if they need you or not.
    Days off, you may not even be scheduled, but you will have a Call-In schedule for that day. So, you're basically setting up your day as if you're working, but they may not even need you at all. Read the fine print before you sign this page, they make you sign it before explaining.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were hard.
      If this were your store, how would you sell me a credit card?
        View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Pay is 8.75 and non negotiable. No raise either for Jean Experts or Stylists.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    All you need to do is show up when they ask you too and be dressed in a clean laid back style. be excited and outgoing. Make sure you get an answer by the end of the week. And do not call a million times if you did not get a phone call back. You didnt get hired dont embarrass yourself.

    Interview Questions
    • the managers might be a little harsh or busy and might not pay attention as much.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing really. You start as base wage in your area and work your way up.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Why do you want to work here?
    Are you into fashion?
    How would you style me for work?
    What was the last item you purchased from here?
    IF a customer is upset with size what do you do?

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There were a lot of interviews in a short period of time. The final interview event was in Pittsburgh at the home offices. The final interviews lasted 2 days and were a mixture of presentations, in depth interviews, and social experiences to gauge one's personality.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was finished with my masters degree and I needed a job. I dropped off my resume to the manager and she was a little awestruck at my educational background and work experience. She even said that I was so overqualified for this position. I told her that I really needed a job. She shook her head and said she would get back to me. I left and received a call ten minutes later from the hiring manager. She asked if I could come in now for an interview. I came back and met her outside.
    The entire conversation was quite easy and we talked about my going to graduate school in Michigan. She asked me if this was a goto job until I received a better offer. She told me three times that I was so overqualified. The entire interview lasted about a hour.
    The next day I was called for a second interview with the sales manager and store director. They asked me typical interview questions. That interview took close to forty minutes. I shook their hands and left. I got a call back in five minutes with a job offer. Even though I work for a communications company now, I still work holidays for this company.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about American Eagle? Do you think store expansion is important? How would you explain the history of the company to a customer? What is aerie? As a man I thought the last question was a little awkward. How would you rate us to our competitors and what are the differences you have seen?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Corpus Christi, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Corpus Christi, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters.

    Interview Details

    I walked in to turn in an application and I got interviewed on the spot. They had me take a "survey" at the cash register and it asked me to check the box's next to the words that described me and then the next page was to check the box next to the words that described how I thought you should act at work. After that the manager proceeded to ask me a couple simple questions. I got a call two days later from another one of the managers offering me the job. I accepted. That following Sunday they had me come in to the store at 8:00 am with three other new hires for our "orientation" we all sat at a table and watched training videos and read over the employee work book. They provided doughnuts and candy for us to eat while we got to know each other. Once the store opened we got trained by some senior associates on how to do simple tasks. They had my schedule ready and I started a part time position about a week after the orientation.

    Interview Questions
    • When are you available to start working?   View Answer
    • Do you have a reliable means of transportation?   View Answer
    • What is your current availability?   View Answer
    • Check the box next to the words the describe you.   View Answer
    • Check the box next to the words that describe how you think you should act at work.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    She said there was a possibility to negotiate my pay but I was too stupid to ask for more money!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Part-Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I only had one interview with the store manager.. The questions were about your experience, education and the most important if you have customer service skills. I had to answer questions like what do you deal with customers? What do you think about customer services? and what is your availability for work?

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Floorset Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Collierville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Collierville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was literally the easiest interview I've ever gone to. I found out about the job because the manager came into the store I currently worked at and asked if anyone wanted to come work overnights. I figured it would be at least an extra $100 a month so I said sure.. Filled out an application and turned it in. They called about a week later and set up an interview. The interview was with me and two other people. We went outside and sat on a bench, she asked each of us one question and then told us we were hired. I think they were just desperate to get people in there.

    Negotiation Details
    They basically said "you're doing floorset and it's only 3 nights a month, so we're giving you $7.50". I didn't argue at all.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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