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TJX Companies Merchandiser Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2014
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Interview Experience  

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Merchandising Specialist Interview

Merchandising Specialist

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TJX Companies.

Interview Details – The whole process took about a month. Started with a phone interview, didn't hear back for 2 weeks and then was contacted for an in person interview. The second interview involved meeting with 5 managers, individually.

Interview Question – typical interview questions   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Merchandise Associate Interview

Merchandise Associate
Bronx, NY

I applied in-person - interviewed at TJX Companies in July 2014.

Interview Details – I thought the interviewer was relaxed but professional. Just be yourself and engaging. Make sure you have eye contact and smile. They asked very basic questions and the schedule seem to be very flexible.

Interview Question – what is your weakness...name at least one or two   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – it was personal reason....had nothing to do with the job


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Corporate Merchandise Training Program Interview

Corporate Merchandise Training Program
Framingham, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at TJX Companies in November 2013.

Interview Details – First interview was an online video recording, which was somewhat awkward, but convenient enough to complete. The second interview was a day-long process which included a set of three interviews by three different HR employees. The people were very nice, however I did not like that all three interviewers asked the exact same questions verbatim. Make the process somewhat awkward, because I was not sure whether it was best to answer with my best answer three times, or to respond differently.

Interview Question – A case study was presented to the group of candidates and was asked to allocate merchandise among different areas, and directions included guidelines and rules. Following this was a group discussion and evaluation, all of which was sat in on by HR reps.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Corporate Merchandise Training Program Interview

Corporate Merchandise Training Program

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at TJX Companies.

Interview Details – I applied online and the first step is to fill out a personality survey and a kind of math quiz. After that I was notified by a recruiter that I was being moved to the next step which was a one-way interview through Hireview. This consisted of 6 questions that you had 3 minutes each to answer. A few weeks after that I was contacted and told that I was through to the final phase which was an assessment day located at the headquarters. This consisted of a short presentation then a job shadow. After lunch we did an allocation exercise, which you had to complete alone and then come to a group decision. After that we had 3 interviews with recruiters.

Interview Question – Not super difficult questions, mostly behavioral, ex. tell me about a time you were creative. The hardest part was doing the interviews at the end of the day, it was definitely an exhausting day!   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Visual Merchandising Interview

Visual Merchandising
Framingham, MA

I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at TJX Companies in January 2014.

Interview Details – HR contacted me soon after applying for the position and set up a phone interview. Afterwards, they quickly set up a in-person interview. The HR staff was friendly, organized and available to answer questions. The in-person interview consisted of five interviews, one with the HR consultant and four with the senior managers of the team. Everyone was friendly, welcoming and offered me water.

Interview Question – - Walk me through how you set up and complete a project from start to finish
- Why do you want to move into the retail space?
- Provide one recommendation for the team
  Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Merchandise Assistant Interview

Merchandise Assistant

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at TJX Companies.

Interview Details – I applied for the position and got a call back for a phone interview 2 weeks later. Then it took about a month to get an in-person interview. Everyone I spoke with on the phone and through e-mail were friendly.

Interview Question – They asked a lot of behavioral questions for example, tell me about a time you didn't have all the facts and what did you do to complete the task and how did you go about it.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Merchandise Internship Interview

Merchandise Internship
Framingham, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at TJX Companies in February 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online through my university's career website. I then received an email for the first round of interviews, which happened to be a one-way interview on hirevue. This portion was a little awkward. It is basically a skype interview, but you're not having a conversation with another individual; you're just being recorded. These questions were very basic though. They just want to get a general sense of who you are. Then, 3 days later I received an email asking me to fly to their headquarters for a day consisting of a group allocation analysis, an office tour, and 3 interviews.

Interview Question – What was your biggest contribution to your last job?
Why do you want to work at TJX?
  Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Corporate Merchandise Training Program Interview

Corporate Merchandise Training Program
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


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Merchandising Assistant Interview

Merchandising Assistant
Boston, MA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at TJX Companies in December 2010.

Interview Details – perception of people was overall friendly and welcoming
started with a phone interview then was invited to meet in person at the office the following week
the office gave a good vibe and very welcoming
senior management seems very assuring and encouraging
two weeks later got a follow up interview and was offered the job a week later

Interview Question – any regrets in your life?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Corporate Merchandise Training Program Interview

Corporate Merchandise Training Program
Framingham, MA

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.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you failed at something and how did you handle it?   Answer Question

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