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Bon-Ton Stores Interview Questions

Updated Oct 28, 2014
Updated Oct 28, 2014
79 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Bon-Ton Stores in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, and received an email to come in for an interview.

    Questions:
    Tell me about yourself.
    Why do you want to work for us?
    Tell me about a time you had to work as a team.
    What do you think you will be doing as a sales associate?
    What department would you like to work in?

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think you will be doing as a sales associate?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Bon-Ton Stores.

    Interview Details

    First interview consisted of personality test questions. Second interview consisted of questions about me.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself.
      Why do you want to work here?
      How would you handle multiple customers in line?
      What makes a friendly employee?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Distribution Center Positions - All Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Bon-Ton Stores in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is very long and somewhat confusing. The website used to process applications has many shortcomings, which can complicate the hiring process. There is a very long sections of the application where there are up to 12 pages of questions that need to be answered prior to the application being forwarded to the facility you are applying to. Once your application is received, there are between 1-2 interviews, usually on separate days. If you are selected for a position, you are emailed an offer (so you better have an email address you check often). Once that hurdle is crossed, there is a 2-4 week waiting time while background checks are processing. Orientations are usually scheduled for new hires on Tuesdays and Fridays, and work generally starts the next week.

    Interview Questions
    • What skill would you like to improve upon?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Pay was too low.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Beauty Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Bon-Ton Stores.

    Interview Details

    Very easy interviewing process. Standard questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Make sure you know at least a little bit about some of the products you will be selling. I was asked what my favorite Clinique products were and why.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Assistant Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two 30 min in person interviews with upper management.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Visual Merchandising Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Seneca, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Seneca, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Bon-Ton Stores in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very through interview with HR & Store Mgr.,up front, professional, personable,quick decision makers.Didn't get job but loved the process & the store.

    Interview Questions
    • What can you offer me that no other canidates can?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinique Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bon-Ton Stores.

    Interview Details

    This was my first interview in over 10 years--certainly I was out of practice, and out of date, but I sure found it grueling. Despite having done my homework here on Glassdoor and on other sites before the interview, I felt I did not connect with my interviewer, who by the way was my same gender and age. I felt the interviewer was condescending and not the least encouraging. I have not heard back, but it has only been 3 business days. I am more than qualified for the position, so if I don't hear back I will assume my gut-level reaction to the interview--that I blew it--will be correct.

    Interview Questions
    • As I said, I did my homework--which I highly recommend to any applicant--so none of the questions themselves were difficult or unexpected. Perhaps I was just overly sensitive and need, next time, to be prepared for the fact that not all interviewers are going to immediately like me or go out of their way to be reassuring. I had forgotten the cut-throat part. So my advice is be prepared and go in with tough skin! Good luck!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Bon-Ton Stores.

    Interview Details

    I wanted seasonal work. I applied to numerous places. I applied to Bon-Ton online, and minutes after submitting my resume online I received a phone call for an interview. I was incredibly surprised at the eagerness to hire.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were basic behavioral questions. It's important to know how to deal with angry/frustrated people.   View Answer
    • Why Bon-Ton?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation was attempted. I accepted the wage offered.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Beauty Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Watertown, SD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Watertown, SD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Bon-Ton Stores.

    Interview Details

    Filled out application online received a call for a interview. I was then interviewed and hired for fragrance at first then moved to Clinique counter.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    You really cant negotiate starting wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate Trainee - Buyer/Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Bon-Ton Stores.

    Interview Details

    Invited to Pre-interview mixer with current employees at corporate, gives inside look into what to expect for the interview and what to expect on the job. Interview conducted day after on campus with two (two 30-minute interviews, back-to-back) merchandising managers. Second interview over phone with HR a formality to check basic boxes and questions. Nothing out of the ordinary, very friendly approach.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were very expected based on the pre-interview mixer, day before.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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1 person found this helpful

 Former Seasonal Service Clerk in Peoria, IL

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