I applied online - interviewed at DSW in June 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online and received an e-mail a few days later to set up an interview. My interview was that next week and arrived 5 minutes early. The interview was laid back and lasted about 15 minutes. There were a lot of situational questions and questions on company values. There was a list of set questions that were asked.
Interview Question – Which one of our values do you most identify with? View Answer
I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at DSW in March 2012.
Interview Details – I received a call asking me to come in to interview. I started with an upbeat positive energy trying to be joking because I knew I was super early and the interviewer was running a little late. Asked a lot of basic interview questions. How do you deal with difficult situations.
Interview Question – What would you do if a manager asked you to do something questionable. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate. I received an offer above minimum wage.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at DSW in June 2013.
Interview Details – I applied Online and got a call within about a months time for an interview... Really easy going first interview....was interviewed by two store managers, basic questions - your job experience along with education, "Tell me a time when... " type questions, questions about you and your interests, and how comfortable you are doing your job, etc. - it was a very comfortable setting - I smiled a lot too - they love that lol , aside from that, After about 2 days, I got a call for a second interview with the store manager, same questions - although this was a one on one interview. Got a call within about 3 days that they wanted me onboard.
Words of advice: Just a heads up, *generally they want very flexible people with completely open availability (pertaining to part-time positions only)... DO YOUR RESEARCH (Not just DSW but you should do this for any company you're interviewing with), Smile, ask them questions*, be genuine, and don't stress. Own it - confidence is key and be yourself. If you do that, you're bound to get the job!
Interview Question – How would you promote a companys credit card to a customer?
Name a time where your co-worker came to the job sad/clearly depressed, how did you handle dealing with them and why? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Granted an offer, I accepted. Non-negotiable.
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at DSW in March 2013.
Interview Details – Brand New unopened store, met the manager at the local Starbucks, she was kind of brash and abrasive, interview took all of five minutes and was very relaxed
Interview Question – Hardest question asked was why I prefer to work on the freight team instead of on the floor as a sales associate. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at DSW in September 2010.
Interview Details – First did a group interview... awful. I don't think that is the appropriate way to find good candidates for your store. Then, after I got the call that I was hired, I was "trained" for two hours, and then let loose. They make you memorize shoe categories and details about shoe types, and quiz you on them. Supposedly, you will be released within 90 days if you don't pass all your quizzes. My managers never completed my quizzes after two years.
Interview Question – No question was difficult that I remember. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at DSW in February 2013.
Interview Details – Two interview process, but I did both of mine in one visit.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work with us? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at DSW in May 2010.
Interview Details – Be well read about the company. Be sure to emphasize how you can be a team player and can easily perform job duties in a fast-paced environment.
Interview Question – N/A Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at DSW.
Interview Details – They called me up after submitting an application, and asked me to join a group interview. It was very relaxed, yet I was nervous and uncomfortable. A few days later they had me drive to another DSW thirty minutes away to interview with a store manager there, and he basically asked me about my future plans and what type of shoes brands I like. They called me up the next day and offered me the job.
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate since it was my first job
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at DSW.
Interview Details – 3 step interview, value based question based off the "values" collaboration, passion, accountability, and humility. 5 Peoplesanswers.com questions based off your assessment. 25 question on what would you do or tell about a time questions
Interview Question – What was you greatest contribution to a former employee and What didn't you like about your last job. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – got what I asked for
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