American Eagle Outfitters

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American Eagle Outfitters Assistant Buyer Interview Questions

Updated Oct 28, 2014
Updated Oct 28, 2014
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Assistant Buyer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American Eagle Outfitters.

Interview Details

I applied through a posting on our university jobboard. After an initial phone interview with HR, I was flown to Pittsburgh to interview with a buyer and then participate in a 2 day interview program. There were probably 2-3 dozen candidates and 2 days of activities including rounds of interviews back to back in a hotel meeting room (where 10 other candidates are interviewed at the same time at different tables), meet-and-greet the buyers at happy hour etc. Like someone mentioned, it was like a sorority rush event.

FYI: The company is not very diverse. Most employees are from Pittsburgh and/or University of Pittsburgh.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for American Eagle Outfitters

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    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There were a lot of interviews in a short period of time. The final interview event was in Pittsburgh at the home offices. The final interviews lasted 2 days and were a mixture of presentations, in depth interviews, and social experiences to gauge one's personality.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was initially really impressed with the company during the first round. The final round was a lot more shady. It seemed as if right off the bat the HR people had favorites and if you weren't one of them, it felt as if you were literally wasting your time. They spent a lot of time badmouthing Abercrombie and trying to convince everyone how great Pittsburgh is. It was also a little bit too casual almost bordering on unprofessional. Unlike the first round where they prepared us well for what to expect, the final round seemed like more a gotcha game with surprise challenges. It felt like America's Next Top Model and not in a good way. It seemed like the chosen few were already hired and pretty much just had to show up. Everyone else was basically a seat filler. Overall, I feel like they hired people who are a lot like the people who already work there.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    The people are really nice and kind. They take every effort to meet with you. However, be prepared to make adjustments as they were constantly rescheduling me for my second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What is one of your weaknesses and how are your working to better that weakness?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you went out of your way to help someone and why you did it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was basic from a HR standpoint and then the interview process included multiple 1 on 1 interviews. If passed, a super day was scheduled with all canddiates at their headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. The 3 day process included presentations, challenges, and group interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the one item the retail store is lacking for men and women?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    salary was not competitive

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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