Interviewed at Chanel
Interview Details – Contact was through a connection who then set me up with the contact in the PR office. The interview was mostly a review of my resume and a bit of Q&A about the opportunity. After walking through my resume and highlighting relevant experience we wrapped up. It was no more than 20 minutes. I followed up with an email and never heard anything back.
Interview Question – Are you prepared to work in an environment like Chanel's? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Chanel.
Interview Details – I applied for a position at a Macy's. I met with the cosmetics department manager who asked me typical sales questions and about customer service. I was then passed along to a regional manager who extensively described the Chanel culture and position. I then had to interview with the counter manager.
Interview Question – Tell me a time you witnessed poor customer service Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was entry level so the offer I was given was very pleasing. I was asked if I was satisfied. Had I had a certification and more experience, I definitely could have negotiated for more.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Chanel in December 2011.
Interview Details – Went through my resume, discussed the role of a PR intern and then discussed why I wanted this position and how it would help me achieve my long term career goals
Interview Question – How will this internship prepare you for your future career goals? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Chanel in August 2011.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter working with Chanel about an opening in their supply chain planning department. I spoke at length on a Saturday afternoon with the recruiter on the role. Monday emails were exchanged seeking a Tuesday meeting, when I met on site in NYC, with the hiring manager and a demand planner. I felt that my meeting with these two people went well. I am experienced in the role, it's responsibilities and the software tools associated to perform the job.
My final meeting was with the Director of HR. My meeting was delayed due to errors in scheduling by Chanel. I waited for approximately 45 minutes in a lobby having an impressive view overlooking Central Park. Upon meeting the Director of HR, apologies were offered for being tied up in another meeting and the Director immediately indicated that there areas of my resume that could be improved upon and to not leave without talking about these changes. This exchange did not give me a good feeling of my opportunity for this role. I learned that the Director dismissed my skills and experience in supply chain planning due to a lack of knowledge of the luxury goods market and her determination was made before meeting with me. Our meeting proceded with several of the typical interview questions and a review of my resume. I was unable to convince the Director that in my role, I manage numbers and that the numbers are validated with various members of the organization, per the plannning process and cycle. I left my interview, knowing that I could perform the job, but I questioned why I was invited to interview?
I contacted the recruiter and informed her of the meeting events and my opinion on how the interview went. My subsequent followups (email and voice mail) with the recruiter were not answered. Three weeks later, I was notified by the Director of HR that I was no longer being considered for the position.
Interview Question – Please describe a difficult situation you had in performing your job. View Answer
The process took a day - interviewed at Chanel in August 2008.
Interview Details – Had initial interview with HR which went fabulous. Came back a couple of weeks later to speak with my would-be coworker and would-be boss. Both were loopy as hell, very distracted, kept giggling to eachother and explaining "Sorry we're so tired, ITS FRIDAY!" They described the role then cut the interview short. When asked if I had any questions I replied "Well, sure, why don't I tell you about myself..." They hadn't asked about my education, work history or relevant experience! I felt like I was in a bad, idiotic, judgmental sorority movie until I realized 1 of the women was overweight and the other was ugly with a lisp. Not that it matters but these ladies treated me like dirt.
Interview Question – Why would you use a Macro in Excel? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Chanel in August 2013.
Interview Details – recruited as a temporary sales associate to cover the christmas period
Interview Question – what do you know about chanel?
Which bag is most popular?
you are very academic why do you want to work here?
How have you shown excellent customer service?/dealt with difficult customers Answer Question
Negotiation Details – immediately given an offer verbally
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chanel in April 2013.
Interview Details – had 2 round of interviews, 1st with HR, self introduction, standardize HR questions, testing your language level. 2nd with line Manager, more technical regarding to the system.
Interview Question – No difficult questions. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Chanel in February 2013.
Interview Details – email communications to schedule an interview with HR, then proceeded to take a personality test, lastly, interview with communications manager.
Please describe yourself
Are you a meticulous person
Why do you want to work for Chanel
Tell me about your past work experience
I need someone that is competent, do you think you can do this job, give example.
Interview Question – If you can do something better in your past job, what would it be? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Chanel in November 2012.
Interview Details – I was recruited through the Chanel Campus Recruitment in Paris. All of it was in French, and to my knowledge, they only recruit for this event from French business schools. Basically I filled out the application online, got a call, and then got invited to the big event. The event started with a presentation of the company and a description of the Chef de Produit position, then there was this horrible "speed-dating" in the cafeteria where all the potential interns were fighting each other to interview with the managers on their list. It was really disorganized. Finally I got a call back for three interviews with managers within the week. I only did two before I got to my dream-team so I accepted.
Negotiation Details – For the salary, you get what you get. It's decided by the ranking of your school.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Chanel.
Interview Details – I had a total of four interviews. One with HR who approved of me and passed me along to Cosmetics Manager, who then passed me to the Chanel Manager and then a phone interview with the Chanel Regional Rep. The questions were focused around three things: Macy's history and reputation, Chanel's history and reputation and my experience, selling ability and demeanor. All my interviewers made sure to move me into the position that I would fit into best. The process was very positive and I'm really enjoying my job.
Interview Question – Q: Explain to me how you would go about selling a Macy's Credit Card.
This isn't unexpected and it shouldn't be difficult if you do your homework. But I'm highlighting it here because it is absolutely the most important question/answer of the interview. Macy's is big on getting new account, so make sure you know the amazing benefits and are truly comfortable selling these. Answer Question
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