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Dillard's Area Sales Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Dillard's.

Interview Details – Applicants must take a People Answers test before being considered for an interview. It is graded, if you test 2 or higher the applicant will be contacted for an interview. The applicant will interview with a manager of department where there is a job opening. If the manager likes the applicant, there will be a second interview with the store manager.

Interview Question – The People Answers test is very long, analyzes smarts and work ethics compared to that of Dillard's working environment. Best to take exam at home, where you are in a comfortable and quiet location.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation.


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Dallas, TX

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Dillard's.

Interview Details – got in touch with an internship coordinator (a job that no longer exists) and flew down for the interview. Got a call not long after where I was offered the internship (position (for not nearly enough pay to live on.)

Interview Question – Nothing unusual that I remember...   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Just took what was offered... needed internship to graduate


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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dillard's.

Interview Details – Was recruited right out of college. I had 2 in person interviews and was offered the position in the 2nd interview. I might with the Regional Manager and 2 recruiters, it was very laid back. There were no tough questions at all during the interview process. The interview was very quick and easy

Interview Question – There were really no tough questions in either of my interviews. They are just trying to get a feel for who you are.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation


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I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Dillard's.

Interview Details – Promoted from within

Negotiation Details – Shoot for the stars. If you low ball yourself you'll be working for pennies in the long run.


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I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Dillard's.

Interview Details – Interview consisted of basic questions. Nothing too extreme.
Typical questions: How will you drive business?, Do you consider yourself competitive?, Tell me about your work experience.

Interview Question – There weren't any   Answer Question


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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dillard's in March 2013.

Interview Details – I was referred by a friend who was a current Dillard's Associate. My resume had been shared with the Store Manager with whom I met once. The interview was very collegial and it mostly consisted of us discussing my past retail experience. I focused a lot on retail culture, effective management skills, and the Dillard's brand. I was told that there would be an available ASM slot, and, by the next week (following this interview) I was offered an ASM position.

Interview Question – There really were no difficult questions -- it was a very organic conversation between two individuals. I did however make sure that I knew a lot about Dillard's (history, culture, and private label) beforehand.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation as I was extremely happy with the offer (very high 40's).


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Saint Louis, MO

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Dillard's in April 2011.

Interview Details – Be young and underpaid with some sort of retail experience. They will hire you in at what seems like a decent wage until you actually experience the hours and the work load.

Interview Question – I had a decent amount of retail experience with a what was in hindsight a really good company, so I sort of led the conversation and blew them away. I feel like they're used to interviewing fresh out of college kids that just need a job and have no retail management experience. If you know what you're talking about you'll be fine.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate salary, but had a vacation planned that I was able to negotiate. Was not able to take another week off for an entire year though due to their awful policies.


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Dallas, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Dillard's in August 2010.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview with a recruiter and after many discussions I met with the District Sales Manager for an official interview. I was called back with an offer within 48 hours.

Interview Question – Are you willing to work 60 hours a week?   Answer Question


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I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Dillard's.

Interview Details – Submited updated resume to Operations Manager of store as a sales associate per her request for an updated resume. Interviewd with District manager and was told that he would have to think long and hard about what he was going to do with me.

Interview Question – What am I going to do with you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Was told by store manager what the salary would be and asked would I accept or was this my last day with company.


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Oklahoma City, OK

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Dillard's in November 2008.

Interview Details – I had 2 interviews. Typical retail questions. How would you deal with an associate that was not meeting their sales goals.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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