Pier 1 Imports Retail/sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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Retail Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Pier 1 Imports in July 2014.

Interview

I applied with a million other jobs at the time, so it was honestly at the back of my mind when they called me about 2 weeks later. But it ended up being the job I went with! It was a group interview with 3 people in total. Very casual, very friendly. We went around introducing ourselves and then the SM asked us each a question. They were easy questions like, "Tell me about a time you gave a customer excellent service" and "Describe a time when you had to multitask or were overwhelmed with a task at work". It took about 2 hours in total, mostly because we were all chatting together over each question. All three of us got hired on the spot, and I started training that next week.

Interview Questions

  • Group interviews can be difficult when trying not to repeat the same answer as the person before you. Try to stand out!   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Pier 1 Imports

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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CT
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Pier 1 Imports (Fairfield, CT) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Group interview with role playing questions. They had 8 candidates sit in the back room for an interview. There was a brief company overview and then what they expect from the sale associates. Mainly, they have the applicants role play as the sale associate and customer. They only offer 12 to 15 hours a week and the schedule changes weekly. You have to find coverage from other employees yourself to cover time off or if you are unavailable the days they require you to work.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you sell a credit card after a client said no.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Minimum wage

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    Retail/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Watertown, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Pier 1 Imports (Watertown, NY) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Not impressed with the hiring process. Too lengthy and I feel like I won't ever get a call back even though I did well in the group interview. Waiting for mgr to "verify" my references and then maybe I will be offered position? Who knows...

    Interview Questions

    • Series of open ended questions in group interview..."name a time when you helped a customer make a decision that was both good for them and your company"   Answer Question
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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Pier 1 Imports (Milwaukee, WI) in October 2011.

    Interview

    They interview people in groups - managed to find a way to make the interview process even more uncomfortable! Due to timing issues I ended up interviewing alone and it was just one on one with the hiring manager of the store. The questions asked were typical for any sales position. They did require me to act out a scenario with a customer. The process was pretty quick and painless.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle a customer that looks liked they are stealing?   1 Answer
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