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DSW Interview Questions

Updated Dec 17, 2014
Updated Dec 17, 2014
182 Interview Reviews

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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at DSW in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online to a completely different store. Got a call from the DSW in Tyson's Corner. I went in for the interview that same week. I received a phone call when I got home saying I had recieved the job.

    Interview Questions
    • What did you like most about your old job?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Quick and easy because I had other offers
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Part Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at DSW in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position online on 10/28/14. Received a call to schedule an interview on 10/31/14. Interviewed on 11/2/14. Interview was pretty easy. Normal customer service questions. I was offered the positioned at the interview. Next step was to complete background check and begin training next week. Overall good experience, manager was very cool.

    Interview Questions
    • Why DSW? How do you handle an upset customer? How would you get a customer to buy a boot when coming in store for a formal shoe?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Depends on experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They ask you all the normal interview questions...strengths/weaknesses,etc. They asked you why you want to work at DSW and DON'T answer "because I like shoes." They said they will automatically write NO at the top of your resume.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at DSW.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, went into the store and introduced myself to the manager. Within the next couple of days I was called to schedule an interview. There are 2 interviews - one with the hiring manager and one with the store manager. They were each close to an hour long. I was asked about the store values and to explain what they meant to me, and to provide examples of times when I felt like I showed those qualities. I was also asked my favorite types/brands of shoes.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was called and offered $9 over the phone. I said that my previous job had paid $9.17, and I had closing and cash register experience and we agreed on $9.25
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Dsw Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at DSW.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application online. Received email with link to additional application and personality test. Received call interview following week (this was around the holidays.) Had two interviews separate days hired during the second interview with store manager.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at DSW in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Complete BS taking the extensive assessment test. I wasn't even able to complete the times one. 10 minutes is far to short of a time period to be able to take in each question and find the correct answer. All this for a part time store job is ludicrous and not cost effective. I've had 9 years retail experience and could be a proven asset but because I can't "pass" an assessment test I can't qualify for an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The times assessment test was way to complex to think and finish all the questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Stock Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at DSW in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Filled out application online. Was called for interview next day. Most questions were geared toward team work. There seemed to be a set list of questions the manager was following. The job description was for a stock associate, but the actual position involved all duties, including sales and cashier. I was called in for a second interview but decided not to accept based on that factor.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at DSW in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was great. The atmosphere is nice and the people are friendly.
    The interviewer was very clear with the aspects that they want for this opening. They ask why you chose to apply to DSW, How would you help customers, etc...
    They required to work most weekends and assist to clean the Restrooms .

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do when there are many people in the store and they also ask you to go to help in the cashier?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    the salary was too low

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at DSW.

    Interview Details

    The people who called me were very friendly and made me feel very comfortable and I was excited about the interview.

    HOWEVER. When I went to the interview the store manager was VERY condescending and the company values are a joke. Being Humble is one of them and I had to explain how I would apply that to business. I had a hard time with this because business is about making money. Not "being humble" interview pretty much went downhill from here. He asked me what my favorite band was? How does that pertain to the interview? Basically DSW could be making a lot more money if they turned slightly more toward making money and being the best... Than being "humble" they weren't ready for me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Part Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at DSW in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position online and a month and a half later I was called in for an interview. The interview consisted of basic questions. My interviewer immediately let me know that I would probably net get the position due to my availability. The interview lasted less than fifteen minutes.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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