I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at J. C. Penney in December 2013.
Interview Details – It took about a week to get invited for an interview. It was a group interview and we first introduce ourselves and then we did an activity as a group with blocks.They were looking for people with retail experience. Hardest part was the scenario activity.Looking for people who can communicate effectively
Interview Question – no difficult questions just be able to present yourself professionally when communicating with interviewer. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and 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 Question – What is profit and loss in a business? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at J. C. Penney.
Interview Details – Only one interview that has changed from when I originally started. They have you do a team work activity now to see how you interact with others in the group interview. But before they use asked simple questions i.e (Tell us of a time you were patient, Tell us of a time you provided exceptional customer service). The hiring process differs in time some only took 2 weeks to get hired wile other took up to 2 months just to hear back.
Interview Question – No difficult questions if you have actually had customer experience. Should just be common sense. Answer Question
I interviewed at J. C. Penney in November 2013.
Interview Details – group interview, had to make a story of a bad monster with bad customer service, then we had to "inprop" it out. wasnt bad, but not very professional, expecially a place that claims to be "the best place"
Interview Question – are most of you just hear for Money or for a career? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J. C. Penney.
Interview Details – phone interview, group interview, then one on one, after that you get the offer.
Interview Question – Are you a customer service type of person? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at J. C. Penney in October 2013.
Interview Details – Applied I got a call was asked a few questions and told they were giving group interviews the following week. At the group interview we were asked to build something out of blocks getting instructions from the person who was looking at the finished picture. Next we had to pitch ideas from different departments.
Interview Question – What superhero would you be? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at J. C. Penney in September 2013.
Interview Details – Interviewer was very unfriendly and seemed very bored, not at all interested in hiring me from the start. It was my first job interview, and it was very awkward and super short. Interviewer asked what position I wanted, what hours I was available, and a few generic questions all beginning with, "name a time where you ________" etc.
Interview Question – Describe a situation where you had to make a sincere effort to succeed after a previous failure. Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at J. C. Penney.
Interview Details – Almost three weeks later after I submitted my application online, I was emailed to schedule a phone interview. During the short phone interview, they focused on the prior related experience I have. No sponsorship for this role.
Interview Question – No such questions. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at J. C. Penney in July 2013.
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 Question – What are your worse qualities? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J. C. Penney in June 2013.
Interview Details –
I applied for a sales associate position on line.
It was months before they called to set up an interview.
When I got there,8 other people were also there.
The hiring manager said that she doesn't tell people that a
it is a group interview.
She wants people to be surprised.
The ad did mot say it was part time. Disappointed to hear that.
It was disappointing to hear that they did not have alot of hours to give.
Hours are given based on productivity.
Seems to be the typical thing with some stores now.
That's tough to make decent productivity if you have hours when the store is not busy like around dinner time or closing.
Was disappointed to hear the we will call everyone within a week and they did not take the time to call or send a "we selected someone else" letter.
Although that seems to be normal now a days.
Interview Question – No difficult questions. Typical what do you consider to be good customer service. Answer Question
Pros: pre Johnson- The company encouraged an involvement in community and gave purpose to our tasks which encouraged us all. It was a home away from home. We all encouraged each other and worked to the highest company standards because of the conditions. – Full Review
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