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Updated Sep 6, 2014
Updated Sep 6, 2014
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    Second Assistant/Keyholder Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Zumiez.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very basic. This is a job targeted towards kids so it isn't difficult. They have you answer questions one might think is silly but there is a reason for it. If you move on to a second interview it is with a group where you are competing against them essentially. You have to be able to think on your feet and answer open ended questions. The culture is fun but competitive.

    Interview Questions
    • If you had a super power what would it be?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The pay will pretty much be the same for everyone. The more you sell the more you make.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate - Part Time Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Zumiez.

    Interview Details

    Went in to drop off resume, manager told me to apply online as well. TIP:Act like this is the only store you'll ever try to apply to, and you'll probably get a job there. They looove hearing "Zumiez is the best store ever, who wouldn't want to work here?" when they ask you why you want to work there. If you go in and bug them enough, they also like it. Helps them remember you, and shows you can't be stopped when you want to get something (likewise when you want to sell something). But basically he told me to come in the next day after I couldn't make it to the interview and hired me on the spot, which was awesome.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Pay is commission based, so no negotiation or wiggle room.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Zumiez in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got called into fill out a physical application in store (slightly tedious). The men working were very nice and encouraging we spoke briefly about being from the Bay Area. I don't know if that calls for an interview but I had gotten a call back within the next week to attend a scheduling meeting! Awesome

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Kid Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Zumiez in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was a group interview with no one on one time unless you were actually getting hired. I got the job by dancing obnoxiously during the last "portion" where the managers were talking to each other. Afterwards, they called the people in to the store that they were considering.

    Interview Questions
    • n/a, only question was if I was excited that I got the job   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Zumiez.

    Interview Details

    Hiring was quick and easy. Initially the company was a wreck being that they had just opened the warehouse in Corona, Ca other than that it was a very up and down company trying to put policies into place.

    Negotiation Details
    Since I was looking for a full time job with benefits it was a simple yes for me.
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    First Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Zumiez in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very relaxed. Most of the time was spent talking about hobbies and interests

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Was given a wage and accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Zumiez in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    At my particular location, they conducted group interviews. The group interview was conducted outside of the mall. The first thing we did was introduce ourselves. The first test came in at this time and the hiring manager asked each person to either 1. dance 2. sing 3. reenact their favorite scene from a movie. When we were told this, five people left. After this task, we were divided into groups and asked to make a skit including a product sold at the store. Our task was to show how we would sell the particular item to customers. Out of the group of about 15 people, I was hired with two other people. We were hired as temps and could work our way to being on a permanent schedule (if we interacted with customers well, met sales goals, etc.).

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Zumiez.

    Interview Details

    I applied and just kept on checking back with the store manager. There was only a single interview done. Most of the questions weren't serious but more about how creative you can be as an individual. The attire I wore was casual skate wear as that's the kind of shop it is.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiating really. It's a minimum wage paying job with the potential to grow into a more serious career.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Zumiez in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was very laid back i applied online, and the got a call to come in for an interview the interview was very formal but it happened while we walked around the store and the manager completed his duties. He wanted to see if i could think on my feet and keep up with him.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Zumiez in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    7 step interview with 2-4 other candidates. Very straightforward questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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