Dillard's Interview Questions

Updated Oct 18, 2014
Updated Oct 18, 2014
206 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview Details

    Had an on campus interview for internship. Very easy and relaxed interviewing style. Make sure you know a lot about the company (I didn't and looked kind of unprofessional).

    Interview Questions
    • -Favorite brand that Dillard's carries
      -Favorite item in your closet
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Dillard's in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process took about three days. I applied online Sunday night, got a call Tuesday morning to schedule an interview. Scheduled it for Wednesday at 1. Got to Dillard's at around 12:40, Walked in, she asked me why Dillard's, a quick question about my old job, and about my availability. Afterwards she had me fill out a background check form, and told me about how all the benefits (six days paid vacation, 401k, etc.). Walked out at 1. Got a call Thursday morning officially offering me the job at $12/hour. I go in Tuesday for training.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't bother negotiating. $12/hour is so much higher than anything else entry level down here, and I was so happy to finally have a job that I didn't even try.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fayetteville, AR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fayetteville, AR
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview Details

    Applied on computer at the store [personality test, tests your behaviors], then received call for an interview. Be prepared to tell about yourself and match your skills with the opportunity. Have questions for the interviewer. After the interview I received a call about a month later [and they said to call back about that time to see if any positions had opened up]. Very business formal interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview Details

    Called for interview a few days after resume submission. First interview was relaxed and casual. Typical interview questions. First introduced to sales per hour quotas. Not sure yet how difficult this will be to meet. Second interview with store manager. Felt manager hadn't reviewed my resume at all and didn't come across as interested in even conducting interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation on anything.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Dillard's in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Manager was very unorganized. She did not even have a hand book to prepare for the interviews. The manager did not even know that her other department is hiring.

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Women Shoes Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview Details

    You walk in and they ask some product knowledge and if you are comfortable with up-selling. They ask you some basic sales questions about how to approach people that may walk in to the store. It was a very simple interview which should have concerned me because the company just wants a live body to replace the last one.

    Interview Questions
    • "Are you comfortable not taking "No" for an answer at any time?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They pay everyone about the same rate, there is no room for negotiation as the more you make, they more ridiculous your quota is.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mesa, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mesa, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the position, literally got a call the next day to set up an interview. I was interviewed by the operations manager. Interview basically consisted of telling him about my work history and experience. He told me what was required to work at Dillard's as a sales associate. Asked me if I was willing to approach people and if I was comfortable starting conversations with strangers. I said yes so he told me he would go ahead and submit the background check. This was on Monday, my first shift was on Friday.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you feel comfortable approach customers and talking to them about items?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't even try to negotiate, starting pay is $12 an hour which is significantly better than most retail stores. I accepted it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview Details

    I was called and asked if I was still interested in the position. I said yes and set up an interview. I honestly cannot remember the questions but I wouldn't worry too much. Once you're interviewed you pretty much have the job. They will have you fill out a computer personality test after the interview.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview Details

    Started with questions like,"What do you know about Dillard's?" "Name a time when you faced adversity?" "Which days are you willing to work?" "Which department do you want to be in?" (they never place you where you want to be though). etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Definitely the one about Dillard's history. The interviewer just stared me down so i kept rambling on hoping that something would satisfy them/   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't much to negotiate. Take my advice and go somewhere else.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint George, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint George, UT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Dillard's in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Too many steps for an entry level retail job. Online application, then a test that requires 45 minutes, then two interviews and a background check, then hurry up and wait. The second interview was the bad cop interview designed to put stress on you. The first was really just to see how you look and if you fit the bill for their company image.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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