Hancock Fabrics Interview Questions

Updated Aug 24, 2015
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    Sales Associate, Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Henrico, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hancock Fabrics (Henrico, VA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Basically walked in and asked if they were hiring, they gave me an application. filled it out, the next day I turned it into the manager and had the interview at that moment. I was very presentable, and acted accordingly.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you sow, make you own cloths, etc.?   1 Answer
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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Hancock Fabrics in October 2014.

    Interview

    Was having conversation with manager while shopping in the store and mentioned I was looking for employment. She ask me to fill out application - she was needing part time help. At her request I returned a couple of days later to fill out application. We talked about the position. She was friendly and it was very casual - she was waiting on customers while we talked.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Low pay and too few hours.

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    Cashier/Cutter/Stocker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Suwanee, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Hancock Fabrics (Suwanee, GA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I inquired about an application on a whim while shopping at Hancock Fabrics as I am a frequent shopper at this particular store and I really enjoy the store's environment. I returned the application and sat down for an interview with the store manager the next day. The interview process was very straightforward as were the questions asked. I filled out some hiring paperwork that day despite not yet having the job - the manager needed to speak with his assistant manager before completing the hiring process. Several days later, I filled out the rest of the paperwork (such as direct deposit information) and I was hired.

    Interview Questions

    • Most of the questions were very straightforward - the hardest thing asked would be a standard such as "what are your weaknesses?"   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hancock Fabrics in May 2014.

    Interview

    I barely had to fill out an application, they brought me back to the managers office. They asked me a handful of questions that were mostly about my availability and how soon I could start. They went on to ask what my experience was with past jobs I have held and why I was qualified to work for them.

    Interview Questions

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hayden, ID
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hancock Fabrics (Hayden, ID) in May 2014.

    Interview

    The process was very professional and well managed. I found the opening on snag a job site on line and submitted my resume. I was called within a week and asked to come in for an interview. The store manager asked me about my experiences, past jobs, skills and hobbies and shared her vision for the company with me. By the time I left the interview I felt very clear about what was expected and ready to take my place in the company if hired.

    Interview Questions

    • I was prepared for all questions so nothing took me off grad but when I was asked why I left my last job I had to explain the situation with the failing health of my last boss and her failed store. This was hard for me as the situation was very sad.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was asked to come in for a second interview with the store manager and the regional manager as well. We discussed the terms for my employment with openness and came to a agreement in terms of benefits and compensation. I felt all my concerns and needs were respected.

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    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Interviewed with District Manager.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The hiring practices of Minnesota Fabrics were like night and day compared to Hancock Fabrics. Most store managers were hired from sales associates within the company and completed a 1-2 year training program at 1-2 different stores to experience a variety of management styles and merchandising situations. The key factor in your training was to provide Excellent Customer service

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    Floor Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hancock Fabrics (Tulsa, OK) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Interviewed over the phone and in person once

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    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Topeka, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Hancock Fabrics (Topeka, KS) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Submitted a hard copy application. Months later received a call asking if I was still interested. Scheduled a time for an interview, went in at the appointed time and sat and talked to the store manager for a few minutes. She was very personable and I liked her a lot. She was obviously frustrated with the corporate culture of the company and indicated that she was looking for another job. She asked what I was working on....ie what sewing projects were in process at the time. She asked what days and hours I was available and if I would be interested in a supervisor position. At the end of the interview, she said I'd be starting in a couple days.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult or unexpected, other than asking if I wanted to be a supervisor.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. It was a retail job. There's no negotiating

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springdale, AR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Hancock Fabrics (Springdale, AR) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I went into the store , put in an application and was hired 3 days later. The manager was very nice at first, after I started the manager turned into a real nit-picker. Always looking over your shoulder, coming over when you are running the register and taking over.

    Interview Questions

    • How old I am. Please....is my age important in rather I get a job or not.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was nothing that could be negotiated

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