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J. C. Penney Interview Questions

Updated Dec 10, 2014
Updated Dec 10, 2014
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    Had 4 interviews and I did great. I was promised an offer in few days. But got a mail from recruiter after a month that the management has changed and they were unable to decide which group will fund that position. So they put the position on hold. I felt like I wasted time waiting for the offer.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online, through snagajob.com. Got a call only 3 days later. It was a weird group interview with 6 other people who weren't applying for the same position. it was a group puzzle that had to be solved to pass the stage of the interview. All in all it was ok

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview then the hiring manager calls. If they like you, they call you to the HQ. Prepare for a long day there. Seems like a nice place to work.

    Interview Questions
    • How do u manage time between between parallel projects?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Commissioned Window Coverings Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Riverside, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Riverside, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at J. C. Penney in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a group interview, I arrived early and asked for the interviewer and I had to wait until everyone else arrived. We sat down and we each had to fill out a paper on the job we where applying too and our availability. The interviewer asked about our current or last employment, what was our duty and what we disliked. later we where given another paper that had 2 options and we where to explain which option was going to drive sales. Another question was why we want to work in retail and why JCP in particular.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no difficult question nor unexpected question.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Terrible interview. it was a group interview we were seated around the room and human resources ask us one question: Tell me about yourself.
    Then they will give you a paper with 2 choices that can increase sales, you choose which would be a better choice and explain to everybody why. then we wait nearly 20 mins while the human resource manager goes check on the candidates i think?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Internet application and interview. Long series of questions about your personality, what would you do if type questions, profiling to see if your a match for the job, honest, or have half a brain. Probably used by many employers these days.

    Interview Questions
    • None were difficult. Just a bunch of questions to see if you were a match to jobs being offered.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  8.  

    Customer Service Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    it was a group interview. They had you build something and you only had a minute to do so, each person had a turn to explain to the group how to build it and when It was your turn you could not touch it. After this they gave each of us a department and we had to come up with a idea to better the department then pitch it to the interviewers. This is as far as I got in the process, there were four of us, only two of them proceeded to the next step.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked when J.C penny was founded and what J.C stood for.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Labor Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    I applied online to this position and was contacted by an in-house recruiter within days after. She phone screened me. I was then asked to drive to a center to take a 2 hour exam for candidate fit. I was then screened by a superior who did a second phone interview, which was more involved. Once they got my test scores back, they booked my flight for an in-person interview at world headquarters. The interview was very long, all day. I met with at least 2 Vice Presidents, 3 people under them and then 3 people at their warehouse. It was a VERY tiring interview, but most of the people there were really nice. I only ran into 1 rude person, and unfortunately she ran recruitment for HR for JC Penney. It was my one bad interview out of 8 or 9, and she made the final decision, so that was that. I was warned in advance by the recruiter that she could be exceptionally difficult, and the recruiter was right. She asked excessively difficult questions to make you feel meek and inferior. It was unfortunate, but everyone else was honestly great. I would still say that this would be a great place to work for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    I was chosen to interview through the career center at my university. The interview was very relaxed. My interviewer stated that this would be a relaxed interview and that she just really wanted to get to know me as a person. The first thing she asked is if I had any questions for her - so come prepared with at least 5-8 questions because they will ask this at the end as well. She pretty much just ran down my resume and asked questions about past projects and my experience with excel.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral Interview followed an initial handshake meeting at my college career fair. There were two interviewers that interviewed me. Fairly laid back. They got right to it, after two qualifying questions that I was ok to work in the U.S. without sponsorship and that I was okay working weekends and holidays they went right into the behavioral questions. Once I was done with the answer they moved to the next question. Not much feedback or probing questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions included a range of "Tell me about a time when....."
      -You solved a complex problem
      -You had to adapt
      -You had multiple deadlines
      and two others I don't remember but I do remember they asked me 5.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer

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