American Eagle Outfitters Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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  1.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I saw on Craigslist that AE was having a new store opening in St.Augustine Florida. I sent my resume via email at the address provided. The interview was not long, they just asked questions like tell me about yourself, what's your availability, what is customer service to you and what area do you want to work. Fitting rooms, stock, sales floor or cashier. There was four women who sat across from us and five candidates. We filled put applications and a questionnaire about words that describe you. The store opens at the end of July. It seemed like as long as you had retail experience and looked like you wanted to be there did you get hired. Overall pretty easy.

    Reasons for Declining

    I was offered a job closer to my house and with better pay.

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I didn't even have an interview. I walked in and asked for an application and because i shop there so much the manager, Stephanie, just told me to fill it out and come back the following Sunday to fill out paper work. It also was around the holidays so they were mass hiring

    Interview Questions
    • She just told me, "I know you'll be a great fit here."   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went in to ask if they were hiring and was told that they were and given an application. I went back in the next day to turn it in and gave it to the hiring manager. She told me I could expect a call for an interview the following Monday. I was called the next day and was asked if I could come in on Monday for an interview. I did and the interview went very smoothly. It was a group interview but there were only two of us. We were both told by the assistant manager that she wanted to hire us but had to talk to the manager for a final decision. That interview was three weeks ago and I still haven't gotten a call back from them. I've called twice and the second time I was told that by the employee talking directly to the manager while I was on the phone that I could expect a call from her on Monday. It's Tuesday night right now so I will be calling again tomorrow to see if I am still being considered. Overall I was very impressed with the interview process but not at all impressed with the way they have handled getting back to me.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions were asked. We were asked to tell about ourselves and previous work experience.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Paramus, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paramus, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters.

    Interview Details

    I applied in store and heard back for a group interview about two weeks later.

    The group interview was pretty standard. Try to dress like their company style (it really helps). They take you on a tour of the store and show you how operations are run. They tell you about the company's vision and style of clothing they like to portray. We did the interviews in a group setting. The manager of the store takes you to a room with other applicants and ask questions there.

    Interview Questions
    • Everything was pretty normal in terms of interview questions. You answer them in a group setting so others will hear your answer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Marcos, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Marcos, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters.

    Interview Details

    turn in your application. follow up with it and yo ll get interview day. just be yourself and make sure your interviewer knows your abilities and what you can do for her/him.

    Interview Questions
    • there was not any hard or unexpected question. just use your common sense. if you were the owner of the AE, what would you do improve the company?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Amherst, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Amherst, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I called the store and asked if they were hiring and the manager said they were based on availability and experience. I went in the next day to get an application and filled it out and returned it the same day. The manager was very nice and asked me a couple of questions like why AE? After she had me take a online personality survey thing and said that it was to see if you would be better off in the back with shipment or in front with the customers. I read the reviews here and most people said that if you don't get an interview right then and there, they don't want you. So to my surprise about a month later I received a call from them asking if I would like to come in for a interview that same day. I was like hell yea lol so I arrived at the store and the manager greeted me and we went to the back. She asked me about my past jobs and what I did there, then asked me why AE? about my availability, what I like to do in my free time, and what's the craziest thing I've ever done. It was more of a conversation then an interview. After she said that I'll get a call either the next day or Tues. To my shock she called me like 30min after with a job! I start the next day

    Interview Questions
    • The only unexpected question was "What's the craziest thing you've ever done?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was none, I only had 3 months of retail experience so minimum wage
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters.

    Interview Details

    There is a few round interview. You interview with the store manager and if you pass that interview you move on to the district manaager. After the district manager you phone interview with the regional.

    Interview Questions
    • Our conversation talked about conversion. At that point in my retail career I hadnt dealt with traffic or conversion. It was clearly stated to me and then I understood.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    We are offering you a postion at such and such an hr would you like to accept?
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Jean-Expert/Stylist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lake Grove, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Grove, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    The usual questions expected during an interview (past experience, wages, reason for leaving, what brought me to the company). The assistant manager who interviewed me was very nice and personable. We clicked right away. Hired right on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Straightforward and quick paced.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Easy interview, they give you a computer personality test, this determine if you'll be a good fit for the company and the team. Interview was super easy and they hire you on the spot if you make it.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the worst part of working at your previous job   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Walked into the store to ask if they were hiring for any positions, and they said yes and gave me an application. Filled it out, and the same day got a phone call asking for an interview. It was few minutes for the manager to interview as she was busy. When it was time for the interview, it was held on the sales floor. The questions were easy to answer. She wanted to know about my job experience, if I've ever worked in sales, and what I like about American Eagle. The whole process took about 15 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were difficult or unexpected. It was very easy to answer the questions, as I have worked in retail before. I knew what to expect.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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 Former Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

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