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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2009 – Reviewed May 21, 2013 New
Interview Details – Interview lasted 10 minutes. I was hired on the spot.
Interview Question – Interview was easy. They'll hire anyone. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Norridge, IL May 2013 – Reviewed May 18, 2013 New
Interview Details – Three interviews, met with the department manager, talent plus call from bonton and final interview with account coordinator and counter manager. Received a call day after submitted application. Told i would be notified if i was to be hired or not. Never recieved a call. poor quality of human resources.
Interview Question – explain a difficult time with a customer and how you handled it Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Orland Park, IL Jan 2009 – Reviewed Mar 21, 2013
Interview Details – There really was very little to the hiring and interview process. After starting with the company working in sales, an opening came available in security. At the time I was looking to go into law enforcement and thought that it would be a good idea to get into a security team at a local retail store. I already knew the manager of security so I sat down with him, talked about why I was looking to get into security and I was hired.
Interview Question – Can you sit in a small room and look at cc tv's for hours? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation -- the offer was made on a take it or leave it basis.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Feb 17, 2013
Interview Details – Total of two interviews
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was not a negotiation
No Offer – Interviewed in Danville, IL Jun 2012 – Reviewed Jun 14, 2012
Interview Details – horrible. I was interviewed first by a lady leaving her position the next week, then by the store manager that was confused and looking for something she didn't know how to convey, plus had a upper management visit on her mind, not the interview
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Calumet City, IL May 2012 – Reviewed May 25, 2012
Interview Details – I filled out an app in the beginning of May and was called a week later. I arrived at the defunct service center to meet in the management offices. I was led to a clean and tidy office and the interview began. It was a pleasant interview, I was asked why Carson's, How I felt about commission sales, how would I handle my down time, how would I draw customers to the counter, how would I handle fellow co workers taking my customers and for the first time ever I was asked about my Internship at a local salon/day spa. Overall I felt as if I was talking to a friend and my interview flowed well. I was told I'd hear something in a week. I waited a week and heard nothing and called back. I was told he was super busy and I would hear back in 3 days. I continued to play phone tag and yesterday I was called back and told they wanted someone more experienced in Cosmetics but I was offered a part time position in Sportswear that I took.
Negotiation Details – I said I would work for $8.25/hr and was offered $9.00/hr. I never asked for a higher wage
No Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Apr 2010 – Reviewed Jul 23, 2010
Interview Details – the interview process was very long and tedious. appeared to be a good position but turned out i was asking for too much money. three interviews and 5 weeks later i got a call saying that they were hiring someone else who was willing to take lower pay. advice: dont highball them when it comes to salary if you really want the job because they will not negotiate instead just hire the next guy for min wage.
Interview Question – describe yourself Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Schaumburg, IL Nov 2008 – Reviewed Mar 15, 2010
Interview Details – fill out application online; if they like your application they will call you in for a one on one interview with the hiring manager. She asks the basic retail sales questions, like why retail sales, and then giving examples that relate to sales from prior experiences. I got the job that day, but I heard it can take up to one week. After the interview they do a background test and then train you on these computers and on the floor.
Negotiation Details – Make sure you are energetic and have a flexible schedule to work with
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Oct 25, 2012
Interview Details – I received an email from the regional recruiter. I had a 30 minute phone interview. I was to be contacted by the store manager within a couple of days. I didn't receive a phone call for almost 2 weeks. The position needed to be filled quickly. I was asked if I could come for the interview Monday afternoon, I said no because I had to work. My days off conflicted with the store manager and HR manager. We worked out an unconventional time.
Interview Question – What is the most challenging part of your job. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Easy.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Aug 2012 – Reviewed Aug 13, 2012
Interview Details – I applied online which included an assessment. I got a call about a month later asking if I'd like to come in to be interviewed. The interview consisted of questions relating to retail situations and to gauge how I have handled similar situations in the past. It was an enjoyable interview. The interviewer and HR staff were very professional and courteous. I got a warm vibe from the floor staff as well.
Interview Question – Have you ever had a dissatisfied customer? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Standard hourly rate.
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