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Victoria's Secret Stores Interview Questions

Updated Dec 4, 2014
Updated Dec 4, 2014
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  1.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Little Canada, ME
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Little Canada, ME
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores.

    Interview Details

    Very easy and friendly interview. Basic retails questions. Applied during job fair and got scheduled for a group interview. Was interviewed by two category manager. After interview was over was told that we would be hiring within a week and if we didn't then they have our files for 6 months. No unexpected questions everything was typical questions about yourself or work background.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was interviewed at the storage room of the store and the atmosphere was kind of serious and professional. The hiring manager held a pretty quick interview for me so I could say that she wasn't interested in me. Overall the interview isn't hard. It all just depends on the need of the store for new associates.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntington Station, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntington Station, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went to the store myself and handed in my application. The manager said she would pass the application down to the manager of the department I wanted to work in (Intimates) and i would receive a call soon. My phone rang a few days later for an interview in two days. The woman on the phone seemed very bubbly and friendly. I arrived, dressed in all black, and the same manager told me to wait because the girl is supposed to interview me wasn't here yet. I had to wait for 15 minutes with this other girl. The interviewer came out with another woman to help her and escorted us to the lobby of the mall. Since it was a group interview we took turns answering. When on group interviews remember to be attentive and answer with confidence and grace. I was asked the questions first so I had to act fast but not rush my answer. We were asked the typical 'Why Victoria's Secret?', 'Tell me about your work experience?' 'Why should we hire you?'..also ' describe a time where you reached your goal during difficult circumstances?, and ' have you ever seen anyone cheat?'. Basically questions that don't determine who you are but if your able to come up with an answer good enough for them. While the interviewer asked away the other woman that came with her was writing stuff down.When i would answer, the woman who was writing would look at me and kept saying 'Yes!' and nodding her head. Towards the end the interviewer tells me that i will go on another interview next week. She was about to offer me cashier, saying that was what they were looking for but i insisted on sales associate. I even said the manager told me the position was opened( Which was true) and so she said I could get that position either way...

    So now i go on my second interview wondering if this is where i get the job since they basically covered everything on the first one. I go in and run into the same manager that tells me to wait. I got there super early according to her (10 minutes early to an interview is definitely not super early, its standard) and she gave me a bit of an attitude which i did not enjoy. So I wait for 10 minutes and she still doesn't show up. I ask someone else and they told me the woman would come out. 20 minutes later she finally comes out as if she was on time. She takes me to the same lobby and doesn't even apologize for anything. until we get there and shes all like ' Oh. sorry for being late'. whatever...so she proceeds to tell me 'Why Victoria's Secret?' and I'm wondering how inefficient this entire interview process is..really? again..? So what was the woman writing down on a pad, the first interview, if this one has to ask me the same thing again? They don't communicate to each other about anything i guess. I tell her that i was asked the same thing last time but will answer once more. She then asked me about my work experience..just like the first, in fact every question was identical. So then she asks me if i have any questions and i asked what the pay rate was. She answered by saying ' Here at Victoria's Secret the pay we give out is highly competitive. We would have to go through a thorough check of your references" She acted as if i could get 10 dollars an hour, yeah right they would have started me off with less and i even have experience. And that's it folks..she told me my application would be passed back to the hiring manager and to wait for a call.

    All very redundant. Victoria's Secret tries to exude professionalism but fails in doing so. I will admit, this store is very deceiving. There was no need for a second interview..i wasted my time . They could have covered everything in a first one but they decide to pretend to look all professional and make a second one full of the same fluff they gave you in the first.They were late and rude. Boring overused and unoriginal interview questions but lets be honest, we are talking about a retail store. Both of the girls who interviewed me lacked a finesse for handling people..they fake smiled, weren't even genuine and came off as unintelligent. I'm sure not every VS store is like this but the one i went too really lacked in every sense. I cant believe one of my favorite stores are run by half-witted women who are incapable of handling an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing difficult..the women i had to deal with couldn't even formulate a difficult question even if their lives depended on it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sale's Associate Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had previously applied for the job during the summer around the 4th of July. I didn't hear from anyone so I applied to other places. I was getting no where on my long job search so I called the PINK store to check on the status of my application about a month later. I was told it was because of the availability I put down and I said I could change it and was told to fill out a new application. I filled out a new application and took it up to the store. I was told to give it to a manager and right there on the spot I set up a interview date which was for 2 days later. I went to the interview and it went great. The manager I met with was so down to death and she made me feel very comfortable. She asked questions out of a pink book full of interview questions and she kind of picked at random. Questions such as why work at pink? How would you describe the PINK girl? What age do you think the PINK brand is directed too? So the interview was about 15 minutes and after we set up a second interview with another manager. The next week I met with a higher manager than the one I met with for the first interview and her questions mostly focused on my previous job which really threw me off because my previous job was in the mall as a Abercrombie Kids associate but the store is now closed. I also quit long before it closed. She asked did I know why the store closed? What my job title and description was? Why did I choose to leave (school). Did I know anyone from the job for her to contact because like I said it was closed. Were there any employees I stayed in contact with and so much more that I couldn't truly answer because the job was just a summer job while I was in high school. At the end of the interview she told me about different job positions and that if I didn't hear from her in a week to call. I called the next week and was told I would receive a phone call because the manager wasn't there. I called a few hours later and was told that I would receive a letter in the mail which I knew what that meant and I was right. I did not get the job because I did not have a strong work history even though I had great interviews and talked about available positions.

    Interview Questions
    • If multiple customers needed your help how would you go about on helping them all in a timely manner.
      What is your favorite Pink clothing item?
      Why work at Pink?
      How would you describe the Pink girl in 3 worlds?
      What age is the brand directed to?
      How would you handle an angry or frustrated customer?
      At your previous job did you focus on selling or pushing an item very hard?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Managers came to school job fair...offered out interviews. Went in on my interview date and brought my application with me. Led to a room for a group interview with 11 other people.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work here? Describe a situation in which you had to deal with a untruthful team mate.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    PINK Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Coral Springs, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Coral Springs, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied in person to manager and she stopped what she was doing to ask me questions about my application like, why I'm choosing to apply to pink? What customer experience do I have? When have I had to deal with an upset client and how did I overcome it? After that about a week and a half later I got a call to set up an interview, for a few days from then. I went into the store on my interview day about 10 minutes early and was told to walk around the store because the interview was going to start on-time. When it came time to have the interview the manager had accumulated 2 other girls and we were all on our way to interview at the food court. We then sit down and she tells us about herself and more about the company. She then asked us a series of questions about our self and our experiences. After the interview she told us we would hear back from her to set up a second interview if she was interested in no more than 3 days from then. I got a phone call 5 days after the interview to set up a second interview with the store manager a week from then. I went into the store for my second interview and they weren't prepared for me, like they forgot they set it up. I went into the back with the store manager about 15 minutes after my interview was scheduled for. She asked me the same questions she asked me when I dropped off my application. And once again asked me about my availability and since I dropped off my application I was hired some where else part time, and she did not seem to like that. She wanted seasonal associates to have full time availability. Even if you do only get scheduled for one shift a week.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between servicing a customer and selling to a customer?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I found the interview process to be quick and the communication to be very through, which is very professional! The District Manager and Regional Manager were both fantastic, seem like great people you would want to work for!

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary. All questions regarding hiring talent, recruiting capabilities, how will you drive retail sales and overall business. Basic interview questions that most companies would ask.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I printed out an online application and brought it into the store, about a week later I got a call back for an interview. The interview was one on one and very simple. The manager told me a lot about the company, store, and expectations about the position. At the end I was told if I would continue on to the next step I would have a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montclair, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montclair, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I walked in and filled out a resume and i turned it in to the manager, she asked me questions on the spot, why do you want to work here, etc. The the next day I received a call for a group interview, which was just myself and another lady. It was very odd given that it was taken place at the food court, but the manager, Rene just asked questions, rather easy, and when we were done she said to expect a call in a week for a following interview, and after that possibly be hired.

    Interview Questions
    • What comes to your mind when you hear 'the customer rule"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate, Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wellington, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wellington, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    After printing out an application and filling it out, I called VS and ask them are there any qualifications (days that not a lot of people work on such as weekends) and she replied no. Upon getting there in professional attire and my application/resume ready as I hand it her, she flips through and ask why cant I work weekends. Before i could even give my response she drops my resume/ application on the counter not even into my open hand. She was very rude never again will i apply here rude customer service.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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