Dillard's Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
222 Interview Reviews

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cedar Hill, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Hill, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dillard's in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied at the store on a computer application. They called me about 3 days after I applied and got an interview with a department manager. After the first interview I received another interview with the assistant store manager, and after that my third interview was with the store manager. So basically if the first two like you its a big chance that you get hired. The interviews are basic sit in an office at the store and ask questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. They just asked about availability and sometimes are able to work around them, especially if you go to school or have a second job. Pay was so good that no negotiation needed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Reno, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reno, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Dillard's in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had 3 interviews with store manager and assistant store manager and department manager all were fairly easy, but they took 2 months to decide. I think they were waiting for a place in the right department for me.

    Interview Questions
    • Fairly easy interviews just show your personality and smile   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was offer $13 to start. Not bad for retail. I ended at $15.70
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was called by the hiring manager that she found my resume on monster.com and she wanted me to apply on their website and she would give me a call back shortly after to schedule an interview. So I did immediately after the phone call. Well, a few days past by and I never received a phone call back. I called them and asked for the hiring manager and they hung up on me more than once. I finally got a hold of the store manager and she apologized and said she would send the message to the hiring manager that I was trying to reach her. A couple of days went by afterwards and received a phone call from the hiring manager stating that the position was no longer available. I was extremely upset that they did not even give the chance to come in and interview. The hiring manager psyched me up for no reason.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Dillard's in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Process took less than a week. I applied by sending my resume via Monster. Got a call about two days later from the HR secretary asking if I wanted to come in to fill out an actual application and possibly have an interview the same day. Went the next day, but the store manager was busy with a conference call. Called in the evening to come in the following day. Sat down with the store manager, and asked the normal "Why here?" question. It was a typical interview for about two minutes before he switched to talking about the Men's Department floor, which products they had, etc. I knew I had the job then.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, just a set salary at $11 an hour.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Dillard's in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Management is polite but It can be very intimidating and it is very much judges on your appearance and wether you have experience or are applying for multiple jobs at once. Multiple interviews and the training isnt very elaborate.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Burnt Store Marina, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnt Store Marina, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Dillard's in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application and got called in for an interview two days later the following week was my interview my interview consist of two interviewers one was easy going the other not so much

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Meridian, MS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Meridian, MS
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dillard's in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Brief interview was recruited training could have been a lot better this was very skippy .They do not go over policy very good or how your pay will be cut if your sales are not there.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I only work part time They have to work around my other job because I do not have to worry about my pay there.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    EDP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Little Rock, AR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Little Rock, AR
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Dillard's in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    There were 2 interviews. A phone interview and an interview in Little Rock. The interview in Little Rock was very educational and I was able to interact with buyers and other senior management.

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't find the interview process that intimidating. They did most of the talking.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Women Shoes Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview Details

    You walk in and they ask some product knowledge and if you are comfortable with up-selling. They ask you some basic sales questions about how to approach people that may walk in to the store. It was a very simple interview which should have concerned me because the company just wants a live body to replace the last one.

    Interview Questions
    • "Are you comfortable not taking "No" for an answer at any time?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They pay everyone about the same rate, there is no room for negotiation as the more you make, they more ridiculous your quota is.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mesa, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mesa, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the position, literally got a call the next day to set up an interview. I was interviewed by the operations manager. Interview basically consisted of telling him about my work history and experience. He told me what was required to work at Dillard's as a sales associate. Asked me if I was willing to approach people and if I was comfortable starting conversations with strangers. I said yes so he told me he would go ahead and submit the background check. This was on Monday, my first shift was on Friday.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you feel comfortable approach customers and talking to them about items?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't even try to negotiate, starting pay is $12 an hour which is significantly better than most retail stores. I accepted it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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