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Updated Oct 20, 2014
Updated Oct 20, 2014
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  1.  

    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Dots.

    Interview Details

    A phone and a 1 on 1 interview. Got called back a couple weeks later with an offer. They initially called to talk briefly post interview then stung me along with no update for at least a couple weeks. Eventually the extended the offer and it became clear there were extenuating circumstances causing the delay. They could have been more open.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Dots.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a contract recruiter. Following an initial phone screening, I was invited to interview with the Regional Manager. This interview was conducted in person, and included an in-store experience. The in-store experience is often a separate step, but circumstances aligned so that I was able to complete both steps at once. Contact and follow up was via the recruiter, who kept me informed every step of the way. I was then invited to interview at the corporate office in Ohio. I was flown in, met by a car service, and escorted to the headquarters. I interviewed with a representative from HR, the Director of LP, and the Director of Stores. I was then taken by car service back to the airport. The entire process was very professional and handled very well, with consistent communication throughout.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviews were entirely behavior-based-- I was expected to be very specific, and share specific experiences, examples, and names. No fluffy or generic answers would suffice; they were looking for what I had said and done, and to whom, and when, and the outcome-- not "I would do this. . ."   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I had some followup questions and some reservations, and they were very understanding of my desire to do some additional research and to reach out to existing peers in order to make a better decision.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Planning Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dots.

    Interview Details

    the process was somewhat non traditional which I actually appreciated. The interviews were handled quite efficiently in that all of them were scheduled on the same day, so I was able to knock all of them out in one sitting more or less. I also appreciated that they were less of a traditional interview and more like a conversation about my background.

    Interview Questions
    • all questions were standard and really we chatted about my background.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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  5.  

    Interview for Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Dots in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The position came open and another co-worker and myself both applied for the position. WE had to intervieew with our store manager and she had us complete an outfit for as if she was going for Girls Night Out with her friends. That process was fine. She then asked us a series of questions and informed us of the different aspectts of the position and explained how thte interview should go (if we were to get one) with our DM.The position was originallly full-time which I could not work due to my school schedule, so that left the other co-worker eligable. Eventually she got the interview, but the job was cut to a part-time position and the DM would not come back to interview others who applied and would have and could have qualified now that the position was at part-time.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you feel you could bring to the team if you are promoted?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The position was originally full-time so I could not work.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Palm Beach, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Palm Beach, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dots in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I happened to be shopping in the store when I asked if dots was hiring. The store manager immediately said yes and then asked me if i had and retail sales experience I said yes and she handed me a paper application right away. I filled out the app right in front of her it took me about 10 minutes. She took out her scheduling book and scheduled me an interview the following friday. When I got there I wore something fashion forward (a red high-waist pencil skirt with a vertical black and white striped blouse tucked in and black velvet wedged pumps). I didn't know it would be a group interview but it was. After the interview we were asked to sign a background check. I asked if there would be a drug test and the interviewer said no. A week and a half later on a sunday I got a call and the store manager offered me the job. I was asked to come in the following tuesday to do paper work and to provide my ss card and ID.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewer gave an occasion for which we were to go out on the sales floor and create an outfit. Her occasion: A date night at the movies with her fiance where she wanted to look really nice.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I got what I asked for
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Dots in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was supposed to be a group interview comprised of three or four people, but two of them never showed up. The store manager asked a few questions in what way our work history would help us achieve our goals as a company. After a few more regular questions. SHe then began to tell us our roles in Dots and what would be our dat to day goals. She blunt when saying the harder you work the more hours you'll get! When she was done giving us a run down, she gave us a skit where she was a customer and she needed to find a outfit in the next five minutes to go out in. She wanted shoes, accessories, everything. After that part of the interview she tol me and the girl that we would be contacted by another store manager for more details.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did I want to work for a retail store?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Will they are closing down which so unfortaunate because they are one of the best clothing stores out there. I hope one day someone could bring them back to there prime. My advice dont get too comfortable!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Dots.

    Interview Details

    Turned in app in store, l got a call back less than a week later, and went in for interview. It was a group interview with 2 other people and store manager was interviewing us. Very easy expected questions, why do you want to work here, your strength and weaknesses, so forth. Then the manager took us out to the sales floor and asked us to put together an outfit for a specific event and show them to her.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    After the interview i got a call about a week later after my background check cleared offering me the job. All associates start at minimum wage so there's not much room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Dots.

    Interview Details

    It took about 3 weeks and I interviewed with two different DM's and the RM. Very positive interview process. Very detailed interviews, the one with the RM lasted 2 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • describe a negative experience you have had with a previous employer   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Very fair offer, no negotiation needed.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alexandria, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alexandria, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Dots in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had four interviews one phone with DM and three in person with DM, store and assistant manager. It took them four months to eventually hire me and get me in the system.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked questions about your fashion and how you stay updated with the fashion world.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No they were set with an amount.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Dots in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Walked in get application and I spoke to store manager. She told me that I had to print one out from home and bring it in ASAP and we could set up an interview. So I rushed home to and brought back the application within the hour. She said that she'd call after looking it over. After waiting a week, I decided to call. She said she was just about to call and we set up and interview time with an assistant manager. During that interview the assistant seemed very unfocused, not sure, and very much in organized. After a series of questions she had me dress a mannequin after she told me that she had asked me the wrong series of questions and we started the interview over. She also said that i was dressed "cute" ( I was wearing khakis and a polo) but I HAD to dress like a "diva" for the next interview. After about 2 hours of being interviewed they said they would call. After waiting about a week, I called to try to set up a second interview. Again the store manager told me that she was about to call me and we set up a time. I had to wait for two more weeks for that interview. During this interview I had to assist customers and had to answer the first series of questions that the assistant asked me. This interview was about 1 1/2 hours long. I was then told she'd set up a phone interview with the DM, and that she'd call me and tell me what time it would be. The next day I was contacted by the DM and she conducted a very brief interview over the phone. She said that they were going to check my references and do a background check ad call me the following week. So I waited. And about a week and a half later I called. I was then told that they couldn't complete it because they didn't have my social. I wasn't happy that they never called me and I had already been waiting a while and was never called. So I waited another week. Called. Well I had to fill out another background check form. Waited another week. As of Friday was told that she'd call me right back to set up a time for me to come in. Never heard back. I do not like that I'm getting the run around. This is the longest hiring process I ever has been through.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

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