Ethan Allen Interior Designer Interview Questions

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Interior Designer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Accepted Offer

Application

I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Ethan Allen.

Interview

They were very accomodating with my schedule, friendly and helpful. I was told to come again for the day to do a mock up design plan. I finished that in 2-3 hrs.

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    Interior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Ethan Allen.

    Interview

    Initial interview, return to complete a design exercise and speak with the District Manager, if available. A phone interview may be completed with the District otherwise. You then wait until a call is scheduled with the CEO of the company for final approval. The entire process can take up to 4 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation with a difficult client and how you were able to turn things around and close the sale.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Pay is commission based, so negotiation is not necessary.

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    Interior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ethan Allen.

    Interview

    Involved one phone interview w/district manager. If approved, then a formal interview follows w/store manager. Upon his/her approval, you are asked to present a design board w/manager and all other design staff present for critiquing, before final decision is made. The entire process was fairly quick, management was very nice.

    Interview Questions

    • It is company policy to work Saturday & Sunday, w/one possible wk end day off per month, do you foresee that as being a problem?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The base pay was low, and the structure of commission seemed to set up an uncomfortable and highly competitive environment.

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    Interior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Ethan Allen (Colorado Springs, CO) in August 2012.

    Interview

    A very long and drawn out process. "Design" test is required...All that is required is to over come abjections and "close" the sale. They don't really care about the "design"

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None. Take it or leave it

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    Interior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Ethan Allen (Oakbrook Terrace, IL) in July 2009.

    Interview

    You will meet with the design center manager and will be asked a series of questions. The next step in the process is doing a design test and presenting it to a group of three people. The design test takes about two hours.

    Interview Questions

    • Define success in Design and explain how you are going to achieve it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiating they tell you a base draw and you can take it or leave it.

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    Interior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Ethan Allen in December 2012.

    Interview

    - Apply on-line.
    - Receive call from Manager to set up interview.
    - Interview with Project Manager and Design Center Manager.
    - Return for Design Test (Approximately 3-4 hours)
    - Interview with Regional Director.
    - Fill out application and take drug test.
    - Your credentials will be presented to the C.E.O.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None.

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