Brown Shoe Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jan 26, 2015
Updated Jan 26, 2015
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Sales Associate Interview

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Neutral Experience
Average Interview
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Brown Shoe in October 2014.

Interview

Applied online, contacted at a later date. Was called on a Thursday and had an interview on Sunday morning, it was also a group interview. They had a panel where each of the three assistant managers asked one and the other questions coming from the manager. Straight forward questions. There was to be a one on one interview to follow, but I believe I was overly qualified and didn't receive a follow up.

Interview Questions

  • Typical questions:
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    What is your greatest accomplishment?
    What's your five year plan? (In 10-20 seconds)
     
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Other Interview Reviews for Brown Shoe

  1.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Brown Shoe.

    Interview

    I went into Famous Footwear just to shop and the manager asked me to apply. I applied later that day and had an interview a few days later. The manager was really nice and made the interview super comfortable. She offered me the job at the end of the interview and I started work just a few days after that.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no extremely difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Brown Shoe in February 2014.

    Interview

    I was called the same day I applied to come in for an interview. Went in the next day to interview with the AM, was called a few days later for a second interview with the GM. GM told me she wanted to hire me as an AM (I applied for associate). She called her DM that day and he called me on Monday for a phone interview. Took over 2 weeks for them to get my references checked and then was offered an associate position with the opportunity to be promoted after the training period.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard questions, lots of "tell me about a time when you..." questions which are sometimes difficult to answer   Answer Question
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Brown Shoe in February 2014.

    Interview

    It took some time to get a call back for an interview from the time I put my application in. The interview itself only lasted 15-30 minutes. The questions were worded very differently and not typical. They were challenging to answer, but luckily the interviewer understood they were difficult and helped to explain the questions as best they could.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain what you would do when you encounter an angry customer.   Answer Question
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  5.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Brown Shoe.

    Interview

    My friend told me her boss was hiring and said it was an easy job, so I came in to apply. She asked me about my availability and how many hours I was looking for. I said I could work evenings and weekends, and that I didn't care too much about how many hours I worked. She had me fill out a miniature store application for her to keep, and then gave me directions for a complete online application to do later. She said she'd call if interested.
    The online application consists of a personality, skills, and traits assessment. Takes about two hours. It was only a week I think before she called me in for an interview, and my friend said you've pretty much got the job if the manager calls you back to interview. I do not remember the questions asked, but she (the store manager) and her assistant manager basically told me what the day to day looked like and what I should expect and I said I was fine with it. If they asked me any real interview questions, they were easy and I think only gauged my personality. I am very outgoing and personable, and I think that's all they look for in their sales associates. Just be friendly, smart, and look like you're going somewhere in life. SMILE.

    Interview Questions

    • I remember the interview being short and easy. Appropriate for minimum wage job.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was my first job, so I only put down minimum. Looking back, I wish I would have asked for $8.50 to start because I probably would have gotten $8 or so instead of $7.35.

    Ask for more than you want. They are pretty negotiable. Plus, your raise in the future is a tiny percentage of what you're currently at, so you want to start high to end high.

  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Brown Shoe.

    Interview

    Got a call and had an interview.

    Interview Questions

  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Brown Shoe.

    Interview

    One interview and hired. The only question I remember was.... What is you pet peeve? It was a very simple and laid back interview. Not to much to say about it. But when you're being interviewed for a mindless job with no benefits and 10 to 20 hours a week making 8 bucks a hour you shouldn't expect it to be to hard!

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiating. I needed a job at the time so I took the $8.00.

  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Brown Shoe (Petaluma, CA) in July 2012.

    Interview

    The process was simple, but tedious. You have to be persistent, don't just come in once. Come in and fill out the in-store and online applications and keep coming back once every week and keep checking in.

    Interview Questions

  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Brown Shoe (Phoenix, AZ) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Only one interview, mainly just a conversation. Very easy. Professional casual attire. Basic questions. They do need references and they do check them, where other places may not. It was mainly her asking the same questions as the application.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you name a situation that you were confronted with an unhappy customer and had to problem solve the situation?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Moved out of state.

  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Brown Shoe in August 2011.

    Interview

    Will be asked to briefly tell your story, what skills you have and how they can relate to this position. You may be required to "try" to sell certain accessory items to the interviewer to see if you have what it takes to sell their products.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There is really little to no negotiating.

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