Talbots Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Aug 17, 2015
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Talbots (Nashville, TN) in December 2014.

Interview

Fairly brief and to the point. Since I had seven years experience I didn't get asked the scenario questions. I knew the manager so she made this very easy. She knew my skill level and what I was capable of doing. She knew what was expected of me at Macy's and Talbots was not the same so I would be a good fit.

Interview Questions

  • What salary was I looking for?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Talbots

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Talbots (Birmingham, AL).

    Interview

    I went into the store and filled out an application. This Talbots was in a mall. After a few days I got the phone call that I had gotten the job. It is a fun place to work.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Talbots (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    This process was easy. It entailed filling out the correct paperwork on site and subsequent interview in store's manager's office area. It was very straight forward, focusing on prior work experience, job expectations on both sides of the table, salary and availability. It was mainly to see if you will fit into the culture of the store and are able to present yourself in a way the reflects positively on the brand. I was offered a job on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    It was your standard give your asking price then offered a little less, which was expected.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Talbots.

    Interview

    I filled out an application and was contacted within the week. I had known someone who previously worked forTalbots and she gave a recommendation prior to my interview. The interview was rather straight-forward. I was questioned about my prior work experience and availability.

    Interview Questions

    • There were specific questions about customer service. What would you do if a customer had a complaint about the product or how would you help a customer find her correct fit. How much time would you dedicate to one customer, etc.   Answer Question
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    Sale Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Talbots (Atlanta, GA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    I sent in my resume to the Store Manager. She called me back within 1 or 2 weeks to come in for an interview. We sat and interviewed for about 20 mins. She called me back about 2 weeks later offering me a position. About a week later I came in for orientation and paperwork.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have experience selling credit cards?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I didnt really feel the need to negotiate. I felt the offer was reasonable and higher paying then a lot of retail stores.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Talbots (Columbus, OH).

    Interview

    I came in for a one-on-one interview with the store's general manager. We sat in her office in the back of the store and spoke for less than half-an-hour about my experience and why I would like to work for her.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    This was an hourly position so there really was no negotiation.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Talbots.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by two managers: one seemed to be more on the ball than the other. They seemed to be nice people. They didn't offer a very good wage or compensation program.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    The compensation was not as good as another opportunity.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Park City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Talbots (Park City, UT).

    Interview

    Very informal; depends a lot on manager. It was pleasant, not intimidating.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Talbots.

    Interview

    Walk-in dropped off my resume and filled out a application. two months later I was called in for an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • I found the interview to be very welcoming. I don't remember speicfic questions that were unexpected. Fashion, the brand and women were mostly what we talking about   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lee, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Talbots (Lee, MA).

    Interview

    Was interviewed by assistant because the store manager is not allow to interview people because she scares them off.

    Negotiation

    there was none

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