I applied in-person and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Chico's FAS.
Interview Details –
This process starts with an online application.
You do two quizzes during this process. Either one could eliminate you right off the bat.
If you make it past that you interview in the store with a manager. Pretty standard interview - they are looking for communication skills, working with people, skills for handling situations (angry customers, shoplifters).
You then do a phone interview with the district manager. Here they are looking for your communication skills, how fast you can think on your feet about dealing with people, dealing with associate feuds, how to handle customer complaints, work ethic, your views on staying within company policy limits.
Then you interview again with the store manager on a set list of questions regarding company policy, performance and your previous sales experience.
Finally you do another face-to-face interview with a district manager.
Then you get a phone call either yes or no. If yes, you are offered a salary for your base pay - try to increase this to at least $15.00 an hour. Otherwise you are stuck with a low base pay for management.
Chico's does not offer great pay raises - max is 33 cents a year. So your base pay is what you will get plus bonuses (which are not easy to make).
Interview Question – tell me about a difficult associate situation you had to resolve, what was the situation and how did you handle it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was an fool and did not negotiate the base pay.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Chico's FAS in November 2013.
Interview Details – Was called for interview but was not told this was a temp 90 day position until I got there. Would have appreciated learning this at time interview was set. It took over 30 days from time I filed application on line to get the initial call to come in for interview.
Interview Question –
Unexpected - What is the least amount per hour you will accept.
Most Difficult- Tell me about a time you defended a company position, even though you did not agree with it. How did you handle this situation? Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Chico's FAS in November 2013.
Interview Details – I walked into Chico's and asked if they were hiring. They told me that they were and that I needed to apply online and take the online personality assessment. The day after applying, I called them to make sure that my application had gone through (I hadn't received a confirmation e-mail). During this phone call, the hiring manager asked me to come in for an interview in two days and to dress "Chico's-like". When I came in, I was led to the back office by the assistant manager and then was asked a few questions about my former positions. The whole interview process was generally light-hearted and we all joked around with each other quite a bit. They asked me questions about what I would do if I got a customer whose taste differed from mine and what could I contribute to the company.
Interview Question – The hiring manager did a bit of role playing with me where she pretended to be a customer that was buying clothes for a vacation. I was told to go out to the floor and pick out a full outfit, including accessories, and attempt to sell it to her. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No real negotiation, she named 9.50/hr and I took it.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Chico's FAS in April 2009.
Interview Details – Interview process was great. I had 2 phone interviews followed by an in person, which Chico's paid for travel fees. Relocation was also offered.
Interview Question – An interviewer told me that the job would be to easy for me based on my current experience Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I actually declined the first offer based on salary and job title but was they came back with a better salary and a job function
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Chico's FAS in February 2012.
Interview Details – So, I live in NYC. And when a recruiter calls me from Fort Misery Florida for a job, I'm a bit skeptical. But they said they would pay what I was asking so I rolled with it. I went through several phone interviews, then they flew me down, did a city tour and everything. I acutally didn't mind the area. Did the in person interviews, and the whole process. NEVER HEARD BACK!! How weird is that? Obviously, I didn't get the job and I'm not heart broken about it. But not even a letter in the mail. I did call 2 weeks later to follow up and the recruiter told me they were still interviewing. But never heard back. Very strange that a company would pay that much to fly someone down like that and then not even send a letter saying thanks, but no thanks.
Interview Question – There really wasn't anything that threw me off. I felt I was a good fit for the job. Answer Question
Interviewed at Chico's FAS
Interview Details – Got called in for an interview... They called me a few days later for another interview but I was babysitting that day so I could'nt go in and the manager said she was gonna call back to schedule another interview. Well she NEVER called
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Chico's FAS.
Interview Details – I walked in and asked if they were accepting applications. The manager asked me to fill out an application and bring it back to her. As it happened, another associate did not show up that day so she needed more help. She interviewed me immediately after submitting my application in-person. Nothing too difficult, basic personality questions. She followed up a few days later after contacting my references and offered me the position.
Interview Question – Unsure. Nothing too difficult, mostly behavior based interview questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and interviewed at Chico's FAS.
Interview Details – Applied via online ad and was scheduled an in-person interview with Assistant Manager. Very straight forward and typical questions regarding customer service and sales. The initial interview was about 20 min long and then I received a phone call a couple days later with the Store Manager, in which they also asked similar interview questions about sales and customer service. A couple days later, I received a phone call with a job offer.
Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary or difficult. Questions like: "What defines good customer service?" Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chico's FAS.
Interview Details – I met the recruiter at a campus job fair. We set up an interview on the spot. The person that interviewed me barely even paid attention to my answers. It seemed like they were just trying to get to the next question. I think they already know who they want to hire even before the interview
Interview Question – There was no really difficult question. They were all those "tell me about a time when..." questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. They are very upfront about the pay. Low and non-negotiable
Chico’s FAS, through its brands –Chico's, White House | Black Market,Soma Intimates, and Boston Proper, is a leading women's omni-channel specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing… — Full Overview
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