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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by internal JCP recruiters for the position via LinkedIn, proceeded with telephone interview. In person interview was conducted at the Corporate Office over lunch in JCP private dining room. Additional interviews conducted in department meeting room. Total interview time around 2hrs.

    Interview Questions
    • Was why I was looking to leave my current company.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Uploaded resume via university career center & was emailed the same day from JCP recruiter. Had a basic phone screen. After passing that, went on to two 30 minute phone interviews with JCP employees in allocation. After that was flown out to Dallas to Headquarters for two days of final round interviews. First day was a tour, Q&A panel, and mingling hour. Second day was 2 live 30 minute interviews followed by an hour long group case study interview & presentation.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a time you had to solve a problem twice? Talk about a time when a process you created was ineffective?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    UI Developer Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    I was initially interviewed as a contractor and didn't have an interview since then. The interview was extremely simple: One interview, a few questions, hired on the spot.

    Negotiation Details
    My contracting agency negotiated everything for me. I didn't really have to do any of that with JCPenney myself.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loss Prevention Investigator Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I submitted three applications via the JCP website for other positions but never received a response. I applied to this position via lpjobs.com and received a phone interview 3 days later with the LP Manager. I had an in-person interview with that same manager two weeks later and then a phone interview with a manager at the corporate office one week after that.

    JCPenney uses the behavioral interview centering around specific situations a person has been in, what actions the person took, and the results of the actions. This takes a lot of self-awareness and I recommend conducting an interview of the many types of environments you've been in and what you did to make it better.

    Interview Questions
    • All of the questions start with "Tell me a time when..."   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Purchasing Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and three weeks later received a call from corporate recuriter. Called in for followup interviews at corporate office. Interviewed with all decision makers on same day. Process was well defined and interviews when smoothly.

    Interview Questions
    • Question from HR manager regarding the type of manager I wanted to work for was unexpected. It felt to me as though they were working to model managers with new or different managers going forward.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation phase went as expected with no material hurdles to over come. Benefits and salary were in line with the skill sets required and also within industry guide lines
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Support Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I just had a group interview on Tuesday and was told I will receive a call Friday. Now I have a second interview hoping I will get the job! :)

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I accepted the second interview, I'm still waiting what the results will be.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at J. C. Penney in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with a lady and she asked the following questions:
    Give an example when you worked in a group and why it was better to work in that group rather than by yourself?
    An example, when you used different variables to make a decision?
    2 reasons you wanna work for JC Penney?
    Have you been to a JC Penney store recently?
    Example of an excel project you worked on?

    Interview Questions
    • Describe profit and loss? Thought it was a funny question.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online on my campus career site. Received basic phone interview a week later. After that, I received a subsequent phone screen with two interviewees in which I was asked basic questions such as "why retail" and "why JCP" as well pseudo-case questions like "we're thinking about rolling out a new jewelry line, what would you consider?" After that I was invited to the final round. Day before is getting staff acclimated with the company. The final round is pretty straightforward. The day consists of two behavioral interviews with two staff members each, as well as a group case interview with some basic math followed by a group presentation. Know stock/sales ratio and what it means and you should be fine. Speak during the group presentation and make sure they know what you are thinking. The group case is very qualitative with the math being very simple. Show them that you can think outside the box.

    Interview Questions
    • Should we roll out a new jewelry line? What information would you want to know? (Phone interview)   View Answers (3)
    Reasons for Declining

    I received a slightly better offer from another company. I was slightly worried about the company's direction and felt that my competing offer would reflect better on a potential MBA app. If I didn't have the other offer, I would happily take this job and feel great about it. Atmosphere seemed great and the work seemed fun.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 phone interviews, first one was an easy HR one. Second was split into 2 interviews with management.

    3rd interview is at the home office. 2 face to face interview and 1 group case study. Case study mostly focuses on group collaboration and thought process.

    Interview Questions
    • It was a typical corporate interview so nothing really caught me off guard   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. C. Penney in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter via Linkedin. She set up a phone interview that took 30 minutes in which she asked me screening questions about planning & allocation and retail math. After that, she set up an interview at the headquarters. I was flown out on a Monday night, picked up by a limo service, then taken to a nice hotel. In the morning I took the shuttle from the hotel to the HQ and met the recruiter.

    I was actually interviewed by 4 different people - one HR director and 3 hiring managers. The HR director asked me various behavioral questions. The 3 hiring managers also asked me behavioral questions, as well as technical questions and employment history.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time when you had to solve a problem twice.   Answer Question
    • How do you stay up to date with what is happening in the industry?   Answer Question
    • Explain a time when you had to work with a difficult person. How did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • What is your favorite store to shop in?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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