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TJX Companies Corporate Merchandising Training Program Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2014
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Framingham, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at TJX Companies.

Interview Details – Submitted my resume through my school's career website, and on TJX's website as well. Took a 15 minute online test about personality and mathematical questions. Passed that which got me a online interview. Consisted of 7 questions.

Interview Question – 1. What interests you about the CMTP 2. name a time you had to use your analysis skills 3. where else are you interviewing   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at TJX Companies in November 2013.

Interview Details – There is an online interview process where you record your answers into the camera. Then there was a group interview where you analyze data about allocating jackets to different stores. You have to come to a group agreement. They are looking for a leader that is not to talkative but is assertive. Then I got invited to the final round which is at there corporate headquarters in framingham. It was a job shadow and 4 rounds of interviews with HR reps.

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I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TJX Companies.

Interview Details – Submitted through campus, then had a video interview where they asked several questions, then had an on campus interview which was a group interview. Overall okay interview process except not much one-on-one time before the final round. Friendly recruiters, pretty easy process

Next step they fly you to their corporate headquarters for final rounds

Interview Question – Why TJX? Name a time when you had to use analyze data.   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at TJX Companies.

Interview Details – I applied for the internship though campus recruitment. I went to an information session they held, and they liked me enough to set up a video interview for me (one way interview). After that I went in for a group interview where we were each given data to analyze, and we would discuss it with one of the senior representatives. After that they put us in a large group to have us discuss our findings together, mostly to test our team work capabilities.

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I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at TJX Companies.

Interview Details – Met a recruiter on campus at an information session. Then continued to followup with the recruiter up until the on campus Career Fair where I talked to him again, along with a woman who had started in the Corporate Merchandise Training Program.

I was invited to do an online interview where I answered questions and was recorded. I followed up with the recruiter about how I hope it went well and then a day later, I was invited to interview on campus in a group interview.

Sat around a table with fellow peers and had to allocate jackets to different stores and answer some questions. After, we all had to talk as a group to allocate the jackets.

Interview Question – Nothing was very difficult-you have to be outspoken at the group interview, but not too outspoken.   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at TJX Companies.

Interview Details – Five interviews with variou HR management. Data analysis test.

Interview Question – What differentiates you from other applicants?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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I interviewed at TJX Companies in October 2012.

Interview Details – • Explain a time where you had to use analytical skills to solve a problem.
• Explain a time where you had to use negotiating skills to solve a problem.
• Why do you want to work for TJX?
• what do you know about CMPT program?
• How do you use analysis on a daily basis? Or describe a situation where you used analysis to solve a problem.

Interview Question – • How would you describe the TJX business model?   Answer Question

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Framingham, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TJX Companies in March 2012.

Interview Details – Learned about the position through a campus job fair. Submitted my resume through my school career center. Was contacted a few days later via email for a on-campus interview/assessment exam.

The first interview/assessment exam was an individual/group activity which consisted of about five merchandise analysis questions. You were asked to answer individually and then asked to reveal your answers and deliberate with the group to present the interviewers with one answer all within ten minutes.
In my group I noticed that they were looking for someone who is assertive and will lead the deliberation and manage the time wisely.

I was then emailed two days later with an offer for an interview with other HR recruiters at the TJX Headquarters located in Framingham, MA expenses paid (hotel, car service, breakfast and lunch at the HQ)

The day of the one-on-one interview we met the rest of the candidates and later found out that we each would interview with 5 HR recruiters back to back. The interviews were approximately 20 minutes and consisted of mostly the same questions but each recruiter varied the order and some threw in new questions.
The questions were all scenario based. I had one recruiter actually time my answers due to the limited 20 minute interview. If i was too short on my answer, she would ask for more details and if my answer was lengthy, I was cut off. That was my first interview of the bunch and was the most intense. The rest were a bit more relaxed but the questions were basically the same and not rushed. The very last interview was the easiest as the recruiter was the one I had initially met at my college and basically consisted of why I would be able to relocate to MA.

All candidates were contacted 2 weeks after and were either offered or denied an offer.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you failed.

Tell me about a time when you used your analyst skills.
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Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable

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I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at TJX Companies in July 2012.

Interview Details – The interview process was a bit intimidating though well done on the part of TJX. You can tell they have been working out this process for years and have found a system that works best for them.

After doing an online interview through Hirevue, which consisted of 4-6 basic interview questions, I was reached via e-mail a couple of weeks later to interview at headquarters in Framingham, MA

They send you an itinerary of the day, and I was surprised to see that the day would start and 8am and end around 3pm. Upon arrival, you are seated in a room with your fellow interviewers and HR people of the day. We got a brief orientation and then delved right into the Data Analysis exercise which was intimidating at first, but once taking my time and reading through it came together. We are then set to discuss the exercise with our peers. This was an exciting part to see how people came to their conclusion. My advice is to speak up and connect during this portion, even if you are unsure of the outcome.

We were then sent to do 5 20 minute one-on-one interviews with different HR people. I found this to be a good part of the day. The HR team was very friendly. Though on your 4th and 5th interview you are finding the questions to be redundant. Keep on giving your best answer even if it is the same from previous interviews.

 We were then given a peroson who works within TJX in the program to 'shadow' and ask questions about their feelings of the company. And then a tour.

Overall, semi-intense... but well set up process.

Interview Question – When have you used analysis in your work and or school life to solve a problem?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was not much of a negotiation coming in... they had a set salary to start in the program which i believe to be fair.

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Framingham, MA

The process took 2 months - interviewed at TJX Companies in April 2012.

Interview Details – I applied for TJX's CMTP through the company website at the end of February. Two weeks after I applied I received a phone call from a recruiter giving me a more thorough description of the job and requirements, and she asked me to proceed onto the next step which was a video interview through this site call "HireVue". Basically you were given a series of questions and had to record your answer within the allotted time. I really didn't like this interview, and I thought I did poorly, but I received a phone call a few days later asking me to come in for the next round. The second round interview was a group interview, where they gave us a scenario and we had to solve it on our own for 20 minutes, and then we discussed it as a group for 20 minutes to come up with another solution. This was very intimidating because you were working with other interviewees who you are "competing" with. But since this is a training program, and they run numerous sessions, you need to keep in mind that there are multiple open positions that they are looking to fill. A few days after that I received a phone call from my recruiter saying that they were pleased with my performance and wanted me to come in for a full day interview at HQ's in Framingham in a couple of weeks. I went in for my interview which took the entire day and consisted of 8 20-minute interviews with various recruiters, who basically asked the same questions, but they were relatively basic. After the interviews, we had lunch (there were about 8 of us interviewing that day), and the recruiters joined us for lunch and were extremely friendly. After lunch we did a job shadow, which was my favorite part of the day, because it really gave you the opportunity to see what you would be doing on a daily basis. About 3 weeks later, I received a phone call from HR offering me the position and I accepted.

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