Dillard's Area Sales Manager Interview Questions

Updated May 28, 2014
Updated May 28, 2014
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AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Dillard's.

Interview Details

Applicants must take a People Answers test before being considered for an interview. It is graded, if you test 2 or higher the applicant will be contacted for an interview. The applicant will interview with a manager of department where there is a job opening. If the manager likes the applicant, there will be a second interview with the store manager.

Interview Questions
  • The People Answers test is very long, analyzes smarts and work ethics compared to that of Dillard's working environment. Best to take exam at home, where you are in a comfortable and quiet location.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
There is no negotiation.
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview Details

    got in touch with an internship coordinator (a job that no longer exists) and flew down for the interview. Got a call not long after where I was offered the internship (position (for not nearly enough pay to live on.)

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Just took what was offered... needed internship to graduate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview Details

    Was recruited right out of college. I had 2 in person interviews and was offered the position in the 2nd interview. I might with the Regional Manager and 2 recruiters, it was very laid back. There were no tough questions at all during the interview process. The interview was very quick and easy

    Interview Questions
    • There were really no tough questions in either of my interviews. They are just trying to get a feel for who you are.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview Details

    Promoted from within

    Negotiation Details
    Shoot for the stars. If you low ball yourself you'll be working for pennies in the long run.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview Details

    Interview consisted of basic questions. Nothing too extreme.
    Typical questions: How will you drive business?, Do you consider yourself competitive?, Tell me about your work experience.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dillard's in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a friend who was a current Dillard's Associate. My resume had been shared with the Store Manager with whom I met once. The interview was very collegial and it mostly consisted of us discussing my past retail experience. I focused a lot on retail culture, effective management skills, and the Dillard's brand. I was told that there would be an available ASM slot, and, by the next week (following this interview) I was offered an ASM position.

    Interview Questions
    • There really were no difficult questions -- it was a very organic conversation between two individuals. I did however make sure that I knew a lot about Dillard's (history, culture, and private label) beforehand.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation as I was extremely happy with the offer (very high 40's).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Dillard's in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Be young and underpaid with some sort of retail experience. They will hire you in at what seems like a decent wage until you actually experience the hours and the work load.

    Interview Questions
    • I had a decent amount of retail experience with a what was in hindsight a really good company, so I sort of led the conversation and blew them away. I feel like they're used to interviewing fresh out of college kids that just need a job and have no retail management experience. If you know what you're talking about you'll be fine.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate salary, but had a vacation planned that I was able to negotiate. Was not able to take another week off for an entire year though due to their awful policies.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Dillard's in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with a recruiter and after many discussions I met with the District Sales Manager for an official interview. I was called back with an offer within 48 hours.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview Details

    Submited updated resume to Operations Manager of store as a sales associate per her request for an updated resume. Interviewd with District manager and was told that he would have to think long and hard about what he was going to do with me.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Was told by store manager what the salary would be and asked would I accept or was this my last day with company.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Dillard's in November 2008.

    Interview Details

    I had 2 interviews. Typical retail questions. How would you deal with an associate that was not meeting their sales goals.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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