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Chico's FAS Assistant Store Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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Anonymous Employee
Baltimore, MD

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chico's FAS in May 2013.

Interview Details – with in 2 weeks. every district trains differently, if you move from one district to another they might tell you, that you are violating companies policy and procedure.

Negotiation Details – easy

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Assistant Store Manager

I applied in-person and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Chico's FAS.

Interview Details – This process starts with an online application.

You do two quizzes during this process. Either one could eliminate you right off the bat.

If you make it past that you interview in the store with a manager. Pretty standard interview - they are looking for communication skills, working with people, skills for handling situations (angry customers, shoplifters).

You then do a phone interview with the district manager. Here they are looking for your communication skills, how fast you can think on your feet about dealing with people, dealing with associate feuds, how to handle customer complaints, work ethic, your views on staying within company policy limits.

Then you interview again with the store manager on a set list of questions regarding company policy, performance and your previous sales experience.

Finally you do another face-to-face interview with a district manager.

Then you get a phone call either yes or no. If yes, you are offered a salary for your base pay - try to increase this to at least $15.00 an hour. Otherwise you are stuck with a low base pay for management.

Chico's does not offer great pay raises - max is 33 cents a year. So your base pay is what you will get plus bonuses (which are not easy to make).

Interview Question – tell me about a difficult associate situation you had to resolve, what was the situation and how did you handle it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was an fool and did not negotiate the base pay.

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Assistant Store Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chico's FAS.

Interview Details – I applied for the position on. Three weeks later I received a called from the store manager. I interviewed the a week later. I then had a second interview with the District Manger. She informed me that they were going to call my references. One week later I was offered the job.

Interview Question – It was all standard questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate I was happy with the offer.

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Anonymous Employee
Mission Viejo, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chico's FAS.

Interview Details – procedure phone interview,than face to face,districtmg thant regional mgr

Interview Question – nothing at all if you have alot of experience   View Answer

Negotiation Details – asked for the maximum salary

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Assistant Store Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Chico's FAS.

Interview Details – Two interviews with the Store manager, and District Manager. DSM interviews were phone interviews

Interview Question – Questions about loss prevention and how it is handled.   Answer Question

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Assistant Store Manager
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Chico's FAS in August 2012.

Interview Details – Send in my application on a Wednesday, was called in on the Thursday. Was interviewed by two store managers and the district sales manager.

Interview Question – Nothing, normal questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was given a great offer, better than what the others I work with got.

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Assistant Store Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Chico's FAS in May 2010.

Interview Details – The interview was easy because I already had retail experience before. They gave me a scenario and told me to pull an outfit appropriate for given scenario. They asked me why I wanted to work for the company. Make sure to dress brand appropriate when going to the interview.

Interview Question – There were not any difficult questions. As far as unexpected, see previous response regarding pulling the outfit.   Answer Question

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Assistant Store Manager
Redmond, WA

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Chico's FAS in February 2008.

Interview Details – My interview was different because I was brought in by a former employer so I just filled out paperwork and then immediately jumped out onto the sales floor.

Interview Question – None.   Answer Question

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Assistant Store Manager
Greenville, SC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Chico's FAS in January 2012.

Interview Details – Went online and applied - submitted my resume. Also a personality/ skills test. Got a call from store manager Because someone i know worked there and saw my app. Met with store manager first then had phone interview with district manager. Offered position to me the next day. She made it sound like I would make alot of $, but sales goals unattainable. Not a good place to work.

Interview Question – Where do u see yourself in 10 years?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No

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Assistant Store Manager
Harrisburg, PA

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Chico's FAS in October 2010.

Interview Details – The interview went very well. Asked about previous management experiences, gave me scenarios and how would I handle them, visions and goals as a manager, etc. I was interviewed by a different Store Manager at the time (and different store location). Filled out application, asked me a difficult time with an employee and how did I manage it, difficult time with a customer and how did I manage it. Previous retail experience; asked questions that reflects your personality and management style. Dress to the part. Look the Chico's look....they do not want to see you in a business suit. That would be way over dressed. If you look like a Chico's girl, a DOUBLE plus. Knowledge of product is always helpful.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a co-worker and how was it handle.   Answer Question

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