Dillard's Area Sales Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jun 19, 2015
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AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Dillard's (Jacksonville, FL).

Interview

Store manager called me in and I met with her within the week. I had my resume ready and I was prepared for the interview. I had previously worked at a different retailer as a manager. It was a one on one meeting at first then about thirty minutes into the meeting she brought in the operations manager to ask several other questions about how i handle situations and to see my thought processes.

Interview Questions

  • What difference would I make if I had the opportunity to change something   Answer Question

Negotiation

I was able to negotiate because of my experience

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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview

    The process was fairly easy since I had already been working as a part time sales clerk.
    I interviewed with the area manager at the time and as well as the store manager for the position over the men's area. So it was a within the company advancement opportunity. The process went smoothly and my training began immediately.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   1 Answer
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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Dillard's in August 2014.

    Interview

    Went through 3 different steps. Had to drive to 3 different stores. My second interview the interviewer was late and I had to wait 20 minutes for him to get it together. The job they sold me was not the job I got when I started

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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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

    There is no negotiation.

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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Dillard's (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    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 Questions

    Negotiation

    Just took what was offered... needed internship to graduate

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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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

    There was no negotiation

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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hattiesburg, MS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Dillard's (Hattiesburg, MS) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I spoke with the store manager on the phone about the position then I went in the store and met him and filled out an application. I interviewed with him the next week and he set up an interview for me with the district manager. I interviewed with him the following week and I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions

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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview

    Promoted from within

    Negotiation

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

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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dillard's in March 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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

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

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