Coach Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
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  1.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Coach.

    Interview Details

    A group interview, with personality questions and questions concerning details of the company. First interview was a group interview with two hiring managers. Second interview was one on one with the manager of the department I was applying for. Background check once hired and a 90 day probation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Coach in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I walked in and turned in the application personally. The same day, I got a call from the HR, and set up an interview the next week. I totally had two one on one interviews, one was with the HR, and one was with the Store Manager. The HR was nice to me, and asked me some simple questions like introduce yourself, why Coach, how would your previous employer describe you in three words, how would you describe yourself in three words, and what was your strength and weakness etc. At the same day, the HR called me and set up a second interview with the Store Manager. For the second interview, the store manager looked not very professional. First of all, he did not show up on time, and it seemed that he even didn't know there was an interview, because he didn't have any knowledge/information about me, no resume in hand. Also, the interview happened outside the store, on a bench, a super hot afternoon. But the interview was not hard. He asked why coach, how would I describe my personal style, what my other favorite brands, my previous work experience etc. Right after the 15mins interview, the store manager asked me to fill out a background check. I got the offer by a phone call from the HR after 2 weeks. She offered me a part-time, sales associate position.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no difficult questions, but the candidate would better prepare some standard questions to make good impression. At least it can show that you know the company well, and you are very interested and passionate to work at the company. Both of the HR and the store manager cared about the candidate's schedule. On the application, I wrote 7 days available, and they liked it very much.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is not an exactly negotiation process. They already set the orientation day, and hourly pay rate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Temporary Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Coach.

    Interview Details

    Process was quick and efficient, questions were direct but friendly. Each individual I interviewed with knew exactly what they wanted to know about me, and each wanted to know something different. Each were more than happy to share necessary information to provide context before I answered. It really didn't feel as though anyone were trying to "trick" me or ask confusing questions, or grill me. Concern was focused more on personality fit among the team, and skills and abilities to perform well.

    Interview Questions
    • I have a bit of an interesting (though once explained, logical) work history. Very few people look closely enough to see that, on paper, it seems a bit scattered, until you have the complete picture. One of the senior level directors I interviewed had truly read my resume thoroughly, and asked me to explain my background - not what I did (a question I've answered a thousand times) but why I was at all of these places, how I got there, and how any of it was of any value. I first it caught me off guard, but was easy enough to answer; I just appreciated that someone actually read in enough detail to see that!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Because of Glassdoor I knew exactly what I felt was reasonable to ask for. When I received the call that they were interested after the interview, they asked what my salary request would be. I confidently told her, and she said she would call me back. Two days later she called meeting my exact request. There really wasn't much negotiation necessary, because I knew my salary requirements would fall squarely within their pay range.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Coach.

    Interview Details

    Ultimately, the hiring and interview process went very well; however, my experience is probably different from almost everyone else's as I was applying for a position out of state. I had a number of interviews - initial conversation with the store manager, a more formal telephone interview with the same store manager, a face-to-face interview with a store manager in my area, a telephone interview with the District Manager and then another interview (though very brief) with the store manager of the store I would ultimately wind up joining (though I did not realize this at the time).

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were very typical for a retail management position. 1) Tell me about a time you developed someone for a promotion/ fill your position?   Answer Question
    • Tell me how you manage having to complete multiple tasks at once?   Answer Question
    • Why Coach?   Answer Question
    • How do you like to lead? How do you like to be led?   Answer Question
    • Where do you want from Coach?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Coach in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went in the store one day after seeing a sign outside indicating, "employment opportunities." I went inside and requested an application. A couple days after I submitted my application with an attached resume. An associate made sure I filled everything out and said I would be contacted soon. I never got contacted, but about 3 weeks later I went back in and submitted an updated version of my resume. This time, an assistant manager spoke to me and instantly looked over my resume. She was somewhat impressed and I had told her that I already had submitted an application. I never left a number on my resume, so I figured I'd call back a few days later and simply follow up. The manager said they couldn't find my application and that they were still searching for it. Keep in mind, my number wasn't on the resume, but I included it on the application which they somehow had lost. The next day I got a call from the manager requesting for an interview the following week after. This indicated that they found my application since my number was included on it. The interview went well, it was a group interview with another candidate. They went straight asking to fill out an availability form and background check, to attire expectations. I'm assuming I got the job? After discussing expectations, they went on asking me questions which were expected, they also discussed a brief history of the brand. It doesn't hurt to have some knowledge about the brands history since they may discuss this and it makes you stand out. Make sure you mention customer service, they may also ask questions relating to it. Over all, it went very well, the interview lasted a little over an hour. The manager then said that they have to submit the background check before they can contact me with further details regarding obtaining a sales associate position. To end it off, they asked me if I had any questions for them which I did, my advice would be that you should probably come up with some questions before you attend the interview. After about a week, I called back in monday following up with them requesting to see if they received my background check. They said they'd call back later on in the afternoon after a conference call that was going to be held later on. Finally, I got a call offering me the job, they actually wanted to give me more hours than they wanted so they asked me if they could move me over to a different store location. Overall, great experience, and everything in the process was very formal and had a good business tone to it. Definitely would recommend for others to work here.

    Interview Questions
    • What was a difficult situation that you came across in your past experiences, and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Associate Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Deer Park, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Deer Park, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Coach in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    How many languages can you speak. I can speak 2 foreign languages.
    Do you have sales experience. No.
    Do you know about fashion. Yes.

    I went to store to fill out an application. One week later they called me and scheduled and interview on following week. I went to the interview and they asked some easy questions. The process was not really hard.

    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate People, Office, Work Culture Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Coach in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I dropped in to drop off my resume and the Supervisor called the Manager to interview me on the spot. It was around Thanksgiving so they really needed the help. The interview was held right there in the store during normal business hours among the customers. All of the staff were professional and pleasant. I was nervous as the Manager was a no-nonesense one. I got through the interview and they called me back to make me an offer!

    Interview Questions
    • The Manager asked me to sell her a bag on the spot. Wasn't prepared for this at all. Especially not working or specializing in hand bags. I made a few boo boo;s but they were willing to accept and work with me!   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Coach in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I walked in to fill out an application. Once i was done they set up an interview right away with the store manager the next week. After that interview i met with the District manager and was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • First question in the interview was Why would I come to an Interview with a handbag that isnt Coach? Good question but I found it to be a little out of line. They will always ask you to sell a handbag and know a little about Coach.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Over the phone, talked for a few minutes
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Product Development Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interviewing process was intimidating. The interns were all interviewed at the same time in one big conference room; about 150 applicants. Each applicant had several 2-3 minute interviews which were held in front of the other applicants.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever had a tough experience at work and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Coach in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    I came into the store and asked for an application. A girl gave it to me and said that they are having a group interview that Saturday. I went to the interview and it was with the store manager and two other girls. We filled out some paperwork first and then she started asking us questions. After the questions we each did a role play of how to sell to customers. After the interview was done, I got a call later on that day from the store manager asking if I can meet with the District Manager at another location. When I met with the DM, it was another girl as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Between a 1-10, what would you give yourself for selling?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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