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Banana Republic Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal Interview Questions

Updated Nov 1, 2014
Updated Nov 1, 2014
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Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
Application Details

I applied online – interviewed at Banana Republic in October 2014.

Interview Details

Very friendly and relaxed interview. Group interview with two other candidates. Manager discussed the company values and the store itself. Was asked to talk about myself and asked "Why Banana Republoc?"

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
No negotiation for salary which is kind of upsetting considering the offer is pretty low. Beggars can't be choosers though.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Banana Republic in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received a call and asked me questions about my application. Asked about my hours and explained what i wanted and when i was available. Then asked if I could come in for an interview. The interview was ok but person was rude.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    pay too low and received a better offer elsewhere

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vero Beach, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vero Beach, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Banana Republic in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied on a Thursday morning and later that day I got a call that afternoon from the manager to set up an interview. The following Tuesday I came to the store to meet with the manager. The interview itself was very quick. She let me know about the company and the kind of people she was looking for. We talked about availability and who I'd be working with.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were difficult but the one that stood out was: What does Joy mean to you?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. I wanted a certain rate but because it was seasonal that wasn't possible.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Banana Republic in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    1 interview. Awesome! Asked general questions and they were very nice. Wanted to know general experience and plans for the future. Had to act like I was greeting customers. Showed what questions I would ask. Showed potential to hold a conversation and had some interest in fashion.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Banana Republic in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got a call 1 week later to schedule an interview. When I arrived at the store, the manager held the interview on the sales floor. Basic questions were asked- are you familiar with the brand, retail experience, how would I handle stressful situations in the store, etc. I was also asked to put together an outfit for the manager.

    I received a job offer immediately following the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to put together an outfit that can go from "business meeting" to "night out" easily. (Layering was encouraged.)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Banana Republic in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and 2 days later received a phone call for an interview. Went in for a group interview with one manager and 3 other. The manager asked us to introduce ourselves and to tell her anything she wanted us to know about ourselves. Because this was a retail seasonal job, I told her I had 4 years of retail and holiday experience. Questions were normal questions that were geared towards past work experience, like "When was a time you went out of your way to help out someone at work?" However there were more general questions like "What was your biggest accomplishment?" We answered the same questions one by one and the process took almost an hour (but I had pretty talkative interviewees in my group). I was offered a position later that day.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Banana Republic.

    Interview Details

    The interview process for the particular store I work at was too easy. There is nothing to really say since he didn't really ask me much of anything.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lynnwood, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lynnwood, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Banana Republic in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for a seasonal position and got a call regarding the position ten days later. The person I spoke with said she was the store manager and told me she would call me for a phone interview some time in the late morning a couple of days later. She never called me for the interview and did not return my call after I left a message for her with a store associate... when I tried to contact her to see why my interview call was late/never happened I was told she was on break and to leave my name and phone number(which I did).

    I can understand that if I wasn't picked for the position or if the position had been filled that there wouldn't be a need to proceed with my interview process. However, I'm disappointed with the lack of communication on Banana Republic's part and have since withdrawn my application.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Banana Republic.

    Interview Details

    Group Interview with about 20 people with the general manager. Very simple questions but have to respond quickly.

    Interview Questions
    • Since I didn't have much retail experience, the most difficult question was describe a time when you went above and beyond to help out someone.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Banana Republic in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    I went to a local store and brought a resume into HR and had the Hr director come out and talk to me for a few minutes which was a nice change. she then asked me to attend a group interview a few days later. she briefed the five of us on the job details and the company, then had us answer some general questions about selling and had us role-play with her as a customer trying to sell a random item to her to get a sense of how we would think on our feet.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    low pay, $10/hr flat with no commission and I had other better-paying options

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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