DSW Interview Questions

Updated Aug 14, 2015
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at DSW.

    Interview

    The interview went south immediately. I was waiting in the lobby for 45 minutes and as soon as we went to the back to review my resume, the manager began to talk down on my credentials with complete disrespect. She Interrupted me every 20 seconds when she proposed scenarios of what I would do if a certain situation was to occur. Very distasteful with the way she presented store as a whole and the clearance floor was completely disheveled. I wouldn't advise anyone to work with this store manager for Nanuet. Not to mention, the operations room was completely in an upheaval.

    Interview Questions

    • Q. What would be a solution if the woman's shoe section was completely untidy, a mother lost her children, and the checkout line is moving extremely slower than normal all at once?   Answer Question
    • Q: What would you do to improve the UPT? (Units Per Transaction)   1 Answer
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    Part Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at DSW (San Diego, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    I got hired after applying online and submitting my resume. I was called in for an interview about a week later, where I had a group interview with 2 other people.

    Interview Questions

    • -What type of shoe is your favorite? -Tell me About Yourself? -How important is creativity at work? -Tell us about a time you dealt with a frustrated customer? How did you handle it? - Why DSW?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at DSW (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    I was interviewed by two different locations. I put in back to back, for a span of 9 months. _1st Store I got my first interview call 4 months after putting in. Which was fine, because there was no opening at the time I applied. The manager that was suppose to interview me was not there. He left for launch a couple hours before and never came back. I was left walking around the store. So the assist or second manager finally took it upon herself to interview me. I got asked 5 questions, while standing in the middle of the store. Never got a call back. -2nd Store The second store actually had an opening. Keep in mind this is at least 5 months since my previous interview. I put in and was called within the same month. I was told to come in for an interview same day. I called the manager to ask if the following day was okay. She agreed. I arrived on time, was taking to the back office area. She was very nice asked me just related questions. I fudged up on 2 questions due to nervousness. I was told a background test will be sent over and then she will follow up. YAY I thought I got the job. Well I have yet to get a call back. A couple weeks later I see the same job re-posted on indeed. So now I feel quite foolish. I would love to work at the 2nd store location, but I will not apply again. :-(

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time where you had to work with a difficult team member? What does favorite mean to you? What is your favorite restaurant? Are you passive of aggressive ? What is your ideal pay?   Answer Question
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  5. Helpful (3)  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Nyack, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at DSW (West Nyack, NY) in July 2015.

    Interview

    It took them a week to call me.The interviewer was nice and she kept it real quick and short. But she told me that 4 other people applied for the job. Everything was good and fun but i didn't get the job at the end of the day so.

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    Part Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at DSW (Brea, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Series of 2 interviews each about 10 minutes, both easy going no grilling questions. The managers that interviewed me were both very personable which made the interview less nerve wrecking.

    Interview Questions

    • Why DSW? What's the best/worst customer service you have received? What's your favorite shoe?   Answer Question
  7.  

    Part Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at DSW (Columbus, OH) in July 2015.

    Interview

    It was fine but the manager who interviewed me was very unprepared and uninterested in hiring me. It was fairly standard but the manager seemed surprised by my background as she glazed over my resume for the first time when I walked in. I did not fit her ideal candidate in the end because she asked few questions and said she would have to wait to get back to me because her hiring manager was out for the day.

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    Merchandise Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at DSW (Dallas, TX) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Came in and was greeted by a manager and told to wait for head manager. Everyone there was really nice, went to the back and asked about availability. Good to know about the company and read up about values and such. Asked what I was involved in school, customer service.

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  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at DSW.

    Interview

    I applied online and got a call a couple of weeks later. The first interview was pretty easy and consisted of behavioral questions. The second interview (if you make it) is more intense and is with the store manager. Still waiting to hear back.

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  10. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at DSW in June 2015.

    Interview

    It was a two part Imterview. The first was with an employee, the second with the hiring manager. It was easy and straight forward. Both interview were finished within an hour.

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  11. Helpful (1)  

    Part Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Carle Place, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at DSW (Carle Place, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a call the next day saying that I got an interview. I had a 1 on 1 interview with one of the managers in a back room. It was shockingly short. I got there at 5:17 and I was out of there before 5:30. As soon as we sat down the first thing he said was, "I am out of here at 6pm thank god." He asked me only three questions before he just cut to the chase and said well it comes down to availability. When I left he said we will call you if we move forward. Honestly I don't think I will accept the job if I get it. He let me know up front that there would be weeks I would only get 4 hours and some where i got 20.

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