Columbia Sportswear Retail Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

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Retail Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portland, OR
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
Application Details

I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Columbia Sportswear in June 2010.

Interview Details

One phone interview. In person interview held at a Starbucks. Great meeting. Lasted about an hour.

Interview Questions
  • Was asked to "sell" a product to the interviewer as I would to a customer. Creative approach that tested my skills in learning on the fly as I had never seen the product before.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
No negotiation. Was offered minimum wage and accepted.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Columbia Sportswear in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I decided to apply at Columbia on the recommendation of a friend of mine. After about a week of no word, I called one of the supervisors and ask about how the process was moving along. They told me they would let me know as soon as they hear anything from the store manager. After another week, I called again, and received the same spiel. A couple of days later, I got a call from the supervisor I'd been nagging for two weeks; it was information about setting up an interview within the next few days.

    I headed over to the store in my best hipster clothes, and talked with one of the head supervisors. I was asked your run-of-the-mill retail questions, like how I would approach certain situations, why I wanted to work with the company, and why I liked interacting with people.

    The second interview included the store manager. Not really much to say about this one; it was almost exactly like the first.

    Interview Questions
    • What's your favorite thing to do outdoors?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    This was pretty interesting. I'd never been asked what I would like to get paid. I needed a job, so I chickened out and asked the supervisor what the normal pay in the store was. I wasn't unhappy with the pay; it was almost a dollar more than I was getting paid at my previous job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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