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J. C. Penney Sales Manager Interview Questions

Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Contacted by a College Recruiter. Asked different questions to determine leadership skills and work ethic. After phone interview with recruiter, a face to face interview with a store manager is scheduled. If he/she likes you then the recruiter sets up a phone or in-person interview (depending on location) with a District Manager. Pretty standard interviewing through the whole process.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Support Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very structured interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Very easy questions. Mostly regarding candidate's personality   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Sales Manager Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    Easy questions. Talk about your resume, tell me about a time you showed leadership, were involved in a group, tell me about project you worked on with difficult group members what did you do, why would you be fit for this position

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult- make sure you can talk about past projects and past experience   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lakewood, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lakewood, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I had 4 interviews before I was hired. Only one of them was a face to face interview. it took almost a month.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Corpus Christi, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Corpus Christi, TX
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The whole process from start to finish was easy. The only concerned I had with the hiring process is how they questioned me about my degrees. Fortunately, I explained it to them as best possible and it worked.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able negotiate a higher salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gaithersburg, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gaithersburg, MD
    Application Details

    interviewed at J. C. Penney in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    You will be required to take one phone interview, one in person interwove and maybe one with district manager. Phone interview is 25 mins, in person is one hour and one hour with the DM. Just be your self and be confident in your answer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    you can give an offer and they will negotiate with it, experience can get you more money
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Manager Trainee 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 November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview took a few weeks total. I was first given a phone interview where they asked basic personality questions such as "Where do you see yourself in 5 years" and "What kind of retail experiences you have". Questions such as what is sales margin, and retail formulas were asked. Then they flew me out to their corpoate offices in Dallas and we went through a panel, and then more interviews and questions.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I had a better offer with their competitors

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Manager Intern Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. First there was a phone interview with the HR rep. Then a one on one interview with the store manager of the JCPenney you would be interning at. And then there was another phone interview with the district manager.

    The first interview was the most nerve wracking and intense but after that it actually got much easier

    Interview Questions
    • Tell about a time you had to solve a problem when the solution wasnt intially clear   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Manager Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    There were 3 interviews in total. The first was with the campus recruiter over the phone which lasted about 30 minutes. If you pass that one she schedules an interview with the Store Manager. It is a 2 hour long interview all behavioral based questions. If you move on to the last interview she schedules a phone interview with the District Manager of the the geographic location you want to work. This interview last around 30-45 mins and is also all behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell about a time you had to make a quick decision yourself?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you motivated another person?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. It is a set wage at $14/hr. Which isn't bad at all for an internship.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at J. C. Penney in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview was a detailed Behavioral based interview that focused on 9 key job competencies. Which were Drive for results, Influencing, Adaptive Performance, Customer Focus, Organizing, Leading Diversity, Leading People, Communication and problem solving. The initial part of the interview was designed to create a relaxing atmosphere.

    Interview Questions
    • Upward Communication will be critical to the success of this position. What type of people do you find it most difficult to have productive communication with?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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