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Belk Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014
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Anonymous Employee
Charlotte, NC

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Belk in August 2012.

Interview Details – Interview process was very short. There was an in person interview with Human Resources and I was hired on the spot because of my background and experience.

Interview Question – No difficult questions.   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Belk.

Interview Details – Interviewing was simple and quick.. Fill out a application and couple days later had a interview and it was simple just question to see how you are as a person

Interview Question – Which do you prefer success or money?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Shallotte, NC

I applied in-person - interviewed at Belk in May 2011.

Interview Details – I had two interviews. One with the HR manager and one with the department manager. first I completed the online application and then I followed up with a phone call. I did get the job and worked there for more than 2 years but overall it was a miserable experience and I do not recommend it.

Interview Question – There wasn't any question that sticks out as being unusual or difficult. However, I was able to negotiate a better starting salary. They won't tell you that, but if you have exprience and fight for it, you can get a higher starting salary.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I mention all of that that above.

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Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Belk.

Interview Details – 3 stage interview set up by HR Representative. Each of the first 2 interviews asks basic interview questions from department managers. The final interview is with the store manager and is focused on department placement and compensation.

Interview Question – Describe a situation in a previous job where a fellow employee dropped the ball and how you contributed to remedying the situation.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They had an unexpectedly high base salary. I don't believe there is much room for negotiation for part-time employees.

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Anonymous Employee

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Belk.

Interview Details – Went in, filled out paper application and interviewed the same day.

Negotiation Details – It was a take it or leave it.

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Sales Associate

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Belk in June 2013.

Interview Details – Filled out the application online took the behavior test. A few days later got a call from a manager to set up an interview.

Interview Question – All the question were about my previous work experience.   Answer Question

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Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Belk.

Interview Details – Simple process, apply online. Received a call from the assistant store manager, he hired me on the spot pending a background check.

Interview Question – There really wasn't any difficult questions.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, it was a take it or leave it

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Sales Associate
Greeneville, TN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Belk.

Interview Details – Hiring process was pretty straightforward. After submitting an application, I received an invitation to interview in person with the store manager. She asked basic questions about my customer service skills and abilities, how I would handle difficult customer interactions, and etc. Little of the interview focused on selling abilities, which I thought was odd at a retail store. Nothing was mentioned of credit solicitation, which I later discovered was the main expectation by store and regional management.

Interview Question – Asking if I see myself with Belk in five years. While this is a standard question for most job interviews, I thought it was strange that it was asked for an entry level position.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was little negotiation. All sales associates at that time started at the same base pay.

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Sales Associate

I applied online - interviewed at Belk in June 2010.

Interview Details – Take an online assessment. Interviewed by store management and assistant manager.

Negotiation Details – Go in with a pay in mind. Managers are tough negotiators.

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Sales Associate
Little Rock, AR

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Belk.

Interview Details – I was told after I got hired that if you didn't smile during the first interview that you didn't make it to the second interview. Also there is a survey you have to take during the application process, it measures your work ethic and personality, if you don't meet those requirements you will not even get a call back.

Interview Question – The only question that I really had to think about was that they asked me what my strength and weaknesses were.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They asked me what my minimum was for the job before they gave me a number. I've had this experience before so I always ask for more on my application than what I expect to get. Be warned they will try to low-ball you in salary. If it's just a little lower than expected don't fret, there is a lot of room for growth after the first year.

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