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Dick's Sporting Goods Merchandising Training Program Interview Questions

Updated Nov 30, 2014
Updated Nov 30, 2014
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Merchandising Training Program Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through college or university – interviewed at Dick's Sporting Goods.

Interview Details

Applied through campus/university recruiting; interviewed on campus for the first round. It was two 45 minute back to back behavioral questions interview. Nothing out of the ordinary. First guy was very disinterested in the whole process, while the second woman seemed to enjoy being there. Did not get a second Interview though they warned everyone they had been interviewing hundreds of students And had roughly 30 spots for the second round interview

Interview Questions
  • Tell me about a time you delegated a task and if it was successful or not   Answer Question
No Offer
Average Interview

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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Dick's Sporting Goods in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Started with campus recruiting- DSG has an amazing recruiting team. I did not meet GPA requirements but since I made an impression with the recruiter he waived it so I could get an interview. On campus interviews were back to back, with alumni of the program (and my school). They have a packet of required behavioral questions, so be prepared with a lot of STAR examples. (I reused some good examples in all of my interviews- not a big deal). Then I got invited to onsite interview at HQ in Pittsburgh, PA. Day 1: They gave us a tour of a large (maybe flagship?) store with former MTPs, then took us to a really nice Italian restaurant for dinner and you sit with the same MTP grad who was giving you a tour. Then your bus groups take a tour of the city, which is showing you basically the sports arenas, a little history of Pittsburgh, and where all the best bars and restaurants are in all the different neighborhoods. Day 2: Breakfast at HQ, 2 more back to back behavioral interviews, with more senior members of the team. Everyone seemed to have one person who was very laid back (like the first round) and one person who asked some tougher follow up questions- nothing crazy just fact checking your examples. Then they pair you up with a recent grad for a tour, lunch in the cafeteria, and to learn a little more about what you'd be doing on a daily basis. Very cool experience, their HQ is amazing and the company culture was so fun, young and more collaborative than competitive. Heard back within a full week.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time where you failed and how you have changed or improved because of it.   Answer Question
    • How do you keep up to date with news?   Answer Question
    • Name a time you had to make a decision quickly, and what did you use to research or support that decision?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate much for program salary, but I didn't have much leverage when you factor cost of living adjustments from my other offers.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Dick's Sporting Goods in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    two back to back 30 min interviews. both are all behavioral based. theyll ask what you know about dicks and do not use group projects in your answers! they were very nice. they make you feel relaxed and it isnt high pressured. not worth getting nervous about. just google behavioral questions online. go to their little info session, they give you a lot of info you can use

    Interview Questions
    • what is a time where you marketed something in a unique way   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On campus interview followed by an on site interview a few weeks after.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you keep up with current events?   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Dick's Sporting Goods in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Made contact at a career fair and submitted resume through University Career Center. Selected for an on campus interview the following week. The first round consisted of 2 45-minute behavioral interviews.

    The next week I was invited for an onsite interview in Pittsburgh, PA. The first day was dinner/tour of the city, and the second day was an overview of the company and 2 more 45-minute interviews. The interviews were with Buyers and were very similar to the first round.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to make a decision quickly and what was the result?   Answer Question
    • What is the most recent thing that you have read about Dick's Sporting Goods in the news?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Dick's Sporting Goods in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    First round campus interview and second round on-site interviews. Professional attire required. Recruiters and interviewers were very friendly. Questions a mix of standard and situational, no case questions. Pittsburgh tour, dinner, and office tour provided. Compared to other companies recruiting students, their interview process was very organised.

    Non-competitive interview process--they are hiring a lot of people. Quality of applicants and of current employees is mixed at best. It seems they are not looking for very smart or dedicated folks--just those who can fit in. Diversity is severely lacking. Salary is low.

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Dick's Sporting Goods in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Signed up through University's job posting and company's website. 1st Round consisted of 2 30 minute interviews, one strictly behavioral based and the other more about character/fit with company. Received email within 2 days that I did not move onto the 2nd Round, which was scheduled for the following week. If you interview early on in the process, you may not hear back as early. Very friendly and enthusiastic employees and would definitely interview for positions with company in the future.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a goal you set for yourself and the steps you took to accomplish it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Dick's Sporting Goods in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with a recruiter. It was my first interview out of school and it is still the hardest phone interview I have had until this day. It consisted of about 25 intense behavorial interview questions, "Tell me about a time when".. "When was a time you went above and beyond". It also had a mix of the standard questions, "Why do you want to work for Dick's?" . At the end of the interview the recruiter was very adamant and firm when asking "What questions do you have for me". It was very intimidating for my first interview, but I definitely learned a lot.

    Interview Questions
    • "Besides a school group project, when was a time that you went above and beyond in a group setting?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Dick's Sporting Goods.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume and was contacted by e-mail shortly after. I had a 30 minute interview with a recruiter. After that I was invited to interview with 2 associates who had completed the training program. The last round of interviews was a Site Visit where many potential trainees were given tours and interviewed with two different managers. 5 interviews total at 3 different times.

    Interview Questions
    • What skills have you developed in past positions that you believe will translate well in to a retail environment?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Dick's Sporting Goods.

    Interview Details

    The people who work at the company are very casual and make you feel comfortable. However, you must know a lot about the company and get that across to them in the interviews I would suggest going to info sessions, connection with recruiters, and going in the store to see the merchandising and talk to managers.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the blue...like I said, know the company inside and out.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer

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