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DSW Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 3, 2014

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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Orange, CT

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at DSW in April 2014.

Interview Details – I filled out the online application and got a call about a week later to schedule an interview, the co-manager who spoke to me on the phone was extremely friendly and outgoing, and I expected to interview with her. However, I showed up the next week for my interview with the store manager, who made up his mind with the first answer I gave that he was not going to hire me. He first asked about my sales experience, to which I replied that I didn't have any. He seemed surprised by this and continued on to be a bit condescending through the interview, even though my lack of experience was on my job application and they invited me to interview anyway. The questions were very easy, I had no trouble answering them in detail and with enthusiasm. Very typical interview questions; "if you saw this happen..", past experience with handling peoples specific needs, etc. He told me he would need to email me the background check that I would have to sign off on within 24 hours, and said he would get back to me by Monday. I left the office and received a rejection email less than 2 minutes later.

They likely won't hire you if you have no experience in sales, so unfortunately my time was wasted.

Interview Question – No difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question

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Sales Associate Interview

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Interviewed at DSW

Interview Details – I complete the application on line and the day after DSW call me for the interview.

Interview Question – No difficult answer or unexpected question.   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Springfield, PA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at DSW in March 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online. Filled out an application on February 24th. I got a call the next day to come in that Thursday. I accepted, but due to scheduling conflicts, the interview was moved to Saturday, March 1st.

I was interviewed by the store manager, 1-on-1. The process was quick and efficient. The interview was very positive with not so difficult questions.

Interview Question – Why DSW? Followed up by: What do you know about the company?   View Answer

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Springfield, PA

I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at DSW in February 2014.

Interview Details – I applied for the position at DSW at Marple Crossroads on February 21st and was called to schedule an interview a few days later. The interview process was very smooth and comfortable process. The assistant manager who interviewed me did not ask any difficult questions.

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Average Interview

Merchandisng Assistant Internship Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Columbus, OH

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at DSW in January 2014.

Interview Details – Contact through phone and email. Scheduled interview to meet.

Interview Question – What would your past employer say was your biggest weakness.   View Answer

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Manchester, CT

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at DSW.

Interview Details – I went in, asked for an application and filled it in right there. I got a phone call the following week for a group interview. I couldn't make the day that they wanted me in for so they scheduled it for another day. It turned out to be a solo interview which went by okay.

Interview Question – If it was okay with me to do other work besides ringing up customers since apparently they rotate the job duties.   Answer Question

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Sales Associate - Hourly Interview

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Interviewed at DSW

Interview Details – There was only one interview for me. They interviewed me as a group. Three people in including myself. They pretty ask you straight-forward questions, like your previous work experiences and list your duties, etc.

Interview Question – They will ask how many shoes you have, how many you own, and shoes questions.   Answer Question

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at DSW.

Interview Details – group interview

Interview Question – easy questions, some difficult if no experience   Answer Question

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Saint Louis, MO

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at DSW in August 2013.

Interview Details – One interview, solid corporate culture, standard questions styled to get detailed responses from interviewee. Questions from a script, but may be asked out of order. Feel free to be stylish for interview, it's definitely a plus. Pick your shoes wisely. They will look. Interview is more conversational. Corporate values are mentioned throughout interview.

Interview Question – What's your favorite shoe?   Answer Question

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online - interviewed at DSW in June 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online and received an e-mail a few days later to set up an interview. My interview was that next week and arrived 5 minutes early. The interview was laid back and lasted about 15 minutes. There were a lot of situational questions and questions on company values. There was a list of set questions that were asked.

Interview Question – Which one of our values do you most identify with?   View Answer

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