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DSW Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014
118 Interview Reviews

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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

Apply online, got a call within a week. first interview was a group interview with four other candidates and a hiring manager. Second interview was with a hiring manager and. Store manager which lasted about halfan hour.

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+ monthsinterviewed at DSW.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, called for a follow-up and called back a month later for an interview. It was my first interview ever and was really nervous, so I don't think I did very well. Got an email a few days later saying they were pursuing other applicants. Make sure you know what their core values are and be sure to have some situational answers prepared

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you went above and beyond for someone   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at DSW.

    Interview Details

    All the process took about two weeks. the interview took about 20-30 minutes. Simple questions about previous experiences and your actions in modeled situations. the training phase took about 8 hours total.
    Overall, easy to get hired by this company.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at DSW.

    Interview Details

    Applied and the manager called me a couple of days later and set up an interview. Only had one interview and then was notified that I got the job not long after and was asked to come in for orientation. Overall the interview and the interview process were both very laid back and short, but that could be just because of the manager I was dealing with as he is generally very laid back compared to others. Not very hard questions, mostly behavioral/situational and asking you about yourself and what you like to do.

    Make sure to look up the four DSW values because they will probably ask you about them. My manager asked what they were and what they meant to me, so be able to explain them if they should ask. They are Passion, Accountability, Collaboration, and Humility.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, but could be because it was my first real job so I didn't attempt to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very straightforward process. Filled out application and received a call with an initial screening process. Was asked to come in for an interview, interviewed with two different managers on two separate days, then received offer. Whole hiring process was very quick, only about two weeks between first interview and start date.

    Interview Questions
    • All were very common questions, for example "Tell me about your favorite customer"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Online application then I had to go on two interviews. First with an assistant manager then the store manager. Took them like two weeks to be notify me that I got hired.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mays Landing, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mays Landing, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at DSW.

    Interview Details

    Group interview, pretty effortless, no need to have retail experience. As long as you don't have a 3rd eye, they'd probably hire you. They did check my references. I was called and offered the job soon after my references let me know they had called.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None.is what it is. Even my annual review was literally her telling me your raise is $0.25.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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