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J. C. Penney Loss Prevention Interview Questions

Updated Dec 6, 2014
Updated Dec 6, 2014
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    Loss Prevention Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edina, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edina, MN
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Easy interview 1 interview not much was asked just experience. I interviewed with one person and I received a call back that day. The background check can take sometime depending on the timing of it. If you have a record don't bother.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Really none. Base it off experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loss Prevention Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They mostly asked situational questions such as: "What would you do if this happened," or "Tell me about a time when this happened and how did you handle it?" Other than that the interview was fairly easy. I think just about anyone can pass it.

    Reasons for Declining

    I would've had to take a pay cut

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Loss Prevention Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received a call a few weeks after putting in the application. Interviewed the next day, received an email a week later asking to come back for a second interview with the Store Manager. The interview was a week later, the Manager was very nice and seemed happy to be there. He told me to expect a call in a week. Got an email 3 weeks later saying I did not get the job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loss Prevention Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Laid back atmosphere. Met with Loss Prevention Supervisor and talked with her in the training room. Interview lasted about 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were very basic. "Explain a time when...."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loss Prevention Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Called me to set up an interview. Went to the interview and was told they would call me about the job once they finished all of their interviews. I recieved a call a few days later to come back for a second interveiw with the store manager. I was offered the job after the second interview

    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Loss Prevention Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Called and asked to come in anytime. No initial time set. I gave a time I would be there and basically sat and talked for 45 minutes with the supervisor. I was then asked to come in for a formal interview a week later. We talked a little more about the scheduling and personal things. I was told I would hear something when their manager returned from their vacation.

    Interview Questions
    • No specific questions. It was more of a conversation between two people. One question asked was "What do you think a loss prevention officer should stand for"   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    .The interviewer seemed to give the run around from the get go. Although they were VERY personable and friendly it seemed as if though they were going behind their managers back and interviewing.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loss Prevention Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. C. Penney in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Make sure to do plenty of research on what exactly the job is and entails. They will ask you a lot of situational questions. You will need to explain the situation, what you did and the result. Dress for success! I went in a jacket and slacks. I was told they turned several away for showing up in jeans, shorts, etc. Come on! Practice, practice practice the possible questions. Be confident! Own it. Be early. Firm hand shake.

    Interview Questions
    • I studied for a few days and really thought hard about any questions I could get asked. My LP manager gave me a heads up on what his boss would ask me in the next interview. He gave me the confidence to just go in there and own it and I did.   View Answers (2)
    • Describe a time you made a suggestion that would better the operations/sales and what was the result?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Probably not much negotiating if you have no prior experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Loss Prevention Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chattanooga, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chattanooga, TN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    one interview with dlpm then job offer over phone with recruiter

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    offered 36k negotiated to 42k
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Loss Prevention Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I got a call from pretty quickly after applying. I was able to set up an interview with the supervisor, complete a phone interview with the district manager and get hired within a couple weeks. The interview was easy, talked about some scenarios and processes related to the job. For the hiring process, about a month's worth of classes are required to become certified.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not take full advantage of the negotiation phase, not knowing exactly how to go about it but it was conducted well.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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