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Supply Chain Trainee
Columbus, OH

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J. C. Penney in March 2011.

Interview Details – 1st I had an interview with a manager and former supply chain trainee on campus. This was followed by an online test. After the test I had a day of interviews/tour at a DC. Finally, one last phone interview. Pretty basic interviews, however, I never interviewed with the people I will be working with.

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Negotiation Details – Not much negotiation power for a new college grad.

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Supply Chain Trainee

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J. C. Penney in February 2011.

Interview Details – Started off with a phone interview, went well and was asked to take an assessment. The phone interview was pretty easy, just basic behavioral questions. Give me a time when... The assessment was super easy, I wasn't really sure I wanted the job and waited 2 weeks to do it (they say do it within 48 hours) and they called me a few days later asking for an in person interview. I interviewed at their Cedar Hill distribution center. There were two one on one interviews that asked pretty much the same questions as the phone interview, so pretty easy. Just ask questions and have an idea of what you want to say.

Interview Question – Give me an example of a time when you did something outside the box?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I was offered to train it Atlanta, which was fine, but the hours and not knowing where I would be after those 4 months didn't appeal to me. The first shift, which is what 95% of new hires go to is from 5am-2pm and you are expected to be there 30 minutes early. Waking up at 3:30 every day didn't really sound appealing. Also the other shifts are no good either, 2:30pm-11:30pm and 9pm-6am. All those seem horrible to me. I declined also because they only gave me 2 weeks to decide and I still had other interviews scheduled. I tried to ask for an extension, but was only given a few days which did nothing. I think taking a job is a huge decision and due diligence should be given, I guess they didn't. When I called to decline I said, "Due to the time constraints I will not be able to give a definite answer in time, so I am going to have to respectfully decline. But I really appreciate the offer and would like to thank you and J.C. Penney for everything." Her response, "OK bye." Maybe I'm young and naive, but I think an interview is a two way road and that I am interviewing them as well. I felt like they thought just because they offered I had to accept.

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