J. C. Penney Interview Questions

Updated Mar 19, 2015
Updated Mar 19, 2015
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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    Very quick and not very informative. Not a lot of information given about the job. The interviewer needed to be a little more informative about the job titles and responsibilities.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    Applied about 10 times a day to finally get a call for an interview in October 2014. The person who scheduled the interview was in such a rush to get off the phone I couldn't ask proper questions. She never told me exactly WHERE the interview was being held. On the day of the interview I went into the store to be told their Human Resource office was on the side of the building and also that their were no managers in the store what so ever. The side of the mall building is painted to look like the rest of the wall who on earth would know that? By this time I'm already late and wanted to be professional and reschedule rather than be late. I called the office from the time I left the property until about 5 pm that evening. There was no one in the office all day. When I finally reached through to someone she was extremely rude and howled at me like she was my mother. I politely asked to reschedule and she lied and said she didn't know when there was another session. That did it for me and the company. Worst experience with this place ever

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
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    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  7.  

    Commissioned Window Coverings Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in North Riverside, IL
    Anonymous Employee 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 Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  9.  

    Logistics Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Application was forwarded by former intern to recruiting officer. Received a notice of initial phone screening interview via email. The phone interview was behavioral based inquiring about one's experiences with difficult situations encountered while working with a team. Another question involved "tell me a time where you had to deliver constructive criticism to a co-worker or a team member". Once i answered all the questions, I was already met with an offer for a face-to-face interview in northern California. I traveled to nor Cal two weeks after my initial interview (expenses paid) for an interview held at their supply chain facility. At the facility, I was interviewed for 5-6 hours with 4 different managers (HR, three supply chain professionals) all questions were behavior based and one grand tour of the facility was given (while taking the tour make sure to ask a lot of questions).

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time where you above and beyond and what was the result?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wesley Chapel, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Wesley Chapel, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. C. Penney in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Group interview with three other applicants and HR supervisor as interviewer. Very informal and relaxed. The interviewer did all of the talking actually. We had to say our names and tell a little about ourselves. Then we had to attempt to build something as a team out of building blocks after seeing a picture of it for a few seconds.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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

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