J. C. Penney Interview Questions & Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    PA Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J. C. Penney in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    The first step was an HR phone interview. The second step was a phone interview with 4 Managers, 2 half an hour interviews. The third step was an office interview with 4 Directors, 2 half an hour interviews and a group case study.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at J. C. Penney in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    phone interview was the first step and then if they liked you they would be calling you in to have another two phone interview. last step is a small case study

    Interview Questions
    • Will ask you if you have any questions before you start   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Customer Service Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Waxahachie, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Waxahachie, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    The supervisor was so kind & friendly it makes you want to work for her. It was a group interview which I was a little surprised by and no one got the position we all originally applied for we were offered other positions nor were we told it was part-time until the end of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Business Analyst Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at J. C. Penney in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    First step was a phone interview with the recruiter, second step was 2 30-minute phone interviews with 2 executives on each call, third step is a home office tour and then the home office interview. The home office interview consists of 2 30-minute face-to-face interviews, followed by a group case study project with up to five executives sitting in on the process. They were very quick in letting you know ASAP that you made it through to the next round.

    Interview Questions
    • 1) Have you manipulated data to solve problems, 2) Describe a situation when you came up with a solution to a problem but it didn't work out so you had to come up with another solution, 3) Have you ever taken a leadership role in your classes, doing something that wasn't required of you   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J. C. Penney in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    First HR, then Skype Interview then in person interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at J. C. Penney in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    There are three interviews. They will ask basic and common interview questions. Dress nice, be polite, don't give stupid answers and you'll get the job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    I did a phone interview for the Business Analyst Trainee position. The interviewing process consists of 3 phases: 1) phone interview, 2) two 30-minute interviews with members of merchandising(?) team, 3) on-site interview at home office. In the phone interview, she began by asking up front if I had any questions about the position or anything. Then she asked questions like- Why you applied/interested in the position? What experience in excel you have? Explain how number manipulation works in excel (like formulas)? Explain product allocation and how it works? Explain how profit and loss work? (I saw this one on reviews but didn't think much of it, so make sure you have a way of answering that). Overall, she was very pleasant and friendly. My scheduled phone interview was at 10:00 am, and she didn't call until about 10:30, so I was kind of caught off guard because I didn't think she was going to call! Not a difficult interview, but not the typical screening/basic background type one either.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at J. C. Penney in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    The whole process took over 6 months and at the end they decided on me but funding got pulled. I interviewed 4 times and also did two projects.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Merchandise Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    After giving my resume to a recruiter at a Career Fair, I got a call about a week and set up a phone interview. The recruiter never called during the scheduled time, I both emailed and called recruiter to reschedule for another time (after waiting for about 45 min). When the recruiter finally called on our second attempt, they made no apology for missing our first interview (I understand that things happen, so a simple apology would have been fine). The phone interview was one of the most uncomfortable interview I have ever had. She seemed like she was doing something else during the interview, and I felt no connection during the interview. I had been interviewing with a lot of companies, and this was by far my most uncomfortable and worst interview. Surprisingly, a week later I got a call saying they would like to fly me down for round 2 interview. The second round interview was two days, all expense paid. The first day we got a tour of HQ and talked to previous interns. .Afterwards we went to dinner and I could tell they were trying to make it seem more laid back, but was definitely part of the interview process. The next day was the interview, it was a 3 on 1 interview, and everyone in the room had been with the company for more than 15 years. It was a lot of behavioral questions and asking about your knowledge with excel. I felt much better about this interview than the phone one, but still not confident. Although I did not get an offer, I think it was a positive thing in the long run as the company seems to be going down hill fast.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Supply Chain Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4 days - interviewed at J. C. Penney in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    First part of the interview was with an individual who started as a supply chain trainee, was given the opportunity to get more information about the program.

    Second part was with an HR person who asked a series of behavioral questions, no surprises. Then talked more in-depth about the program, responsibilities, career patch and such.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell about a situation where you faced a deadline and had to decide how best to handle not being able to finish a task in time.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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