Bath & Body Works Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Oct 22, 2014
Updated Oct 22, 2014
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Bath & Body Works.

Interview Details

Brought an application to the store around late October, and talked to the hiring manager. The next day I was called for an interview. The interview went well, the manager asked a range of questions like 'tell me about yourself' and 'what's your favorite Bath & Body Works product and why'.

Interview Questions
  • "If a customer came to the store with a candle all the way burned down and said they didn't like the smell, how would you handle it?"   Answer Question
Accepted Offer

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bath & Body Works.

    Interview Details

    When you apply in store, you receive a call around September (seasonal). You go through a group interview, and then you are on boarded which consists of training videos and valuable hands on experiences.

    Interview Questions
    • If it is your first retail experience you may have a hard time with the "What would you do if..." questions consisting of how to deal with customers.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Bath & Body Works.

    Interview Details

    The interview went well. It was a group interview so shine by knowing something about the products. However, the person I interviewed with no longer works there.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your favorite products at Bath and Body Works?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Falls, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Falls, IA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Bath & Body Works.

    Interview Details

    It was a group interview, which I felt was not the best way to do it, but I don't make the rules. It's awkward enough to go into a interview alone, it 's more awkward when there are 5 other people who you don't know.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Bath & Body Works in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I walked and spoke to the manager and was given an application to fill out. I brought it back and was told a group interview for temporary, seasonal employees would take place soon and I would be called if chosen for the interview and I was.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were very fair and I responded well having had prior retail experience and working with a wide range of customers and dealing with them in many situations.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Bath & Body Works in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a group interview. We ached picked an item from the store that we liked and then met in the back to practice sales techniques in front of one another. That was followed by a series of "open floor" questions. We sat in a circle and just threw out answers. I noticed that a few people did not answer many of the questions. They were not at orientation.

    Interview Questions
    • A time at work when you had to problem solve...?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It was standard. $9.25 / hr?
    Yes, please.
    Ok, you're hired.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bath & Body Works in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Apply inside at store, wear something nice, be sure not to catch the store when it is too busy, then ask to see manager in order to drop off app. They will call all your references then call you in for a quick interview, hire you on spot and do your I-9 papers and what not.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bath & Body Works in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I gave my application to the hiring manager and made small talk with her the same day I got the interview. It was a night interview as well.

    It was supposed to be a group interview, but I was the only one who showed up. I arrived ten minutes early, but I had to wait about twenty minutes for the interview to actually start.

    The questions were fairly easy and expected. They were things like: What's your favorite scent and why? How did you settle a conflict at work or at school? Why did you apply for the job? Things like that.The mood was friendly and light. I thought it was great!

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if a customer came in with a used candle and wanted to return it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't much of a negotiation. She just told me that I got the job and if I could start that weekend. The used the hourly pay rate I placed on the application which was $8.00.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I got a call for a interview at the store. It was a group interview with about ten people. I unfortunately got a group with one girl who took over the questions, so sometimes you had to speak up very quickly to be heard.

    Interview Questions
    • Sometimes they make you sell a random object, like a pen or pencil, so that can be hard if you aren't used to working a sales job.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Juan, PR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Juan, PR
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Bath & Body Works.

    Interview Details

    Via internet. Then group interview. Then call

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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