Ethan Allen
2.7 of 5 86 reviews
www.ethanallen.com Danbury, CT 1000 to 5000 Employees

Ethan Allen Interior Designer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jan 23, 2014
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Interior Designer

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ethan Allen.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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

Reason 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
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

I applied in-person - interviewed at Ethan Allen in July 2009.

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

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

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Interior Designer
Colorado Springs, CO

I applied in-person and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Ethan Allen in August 2012.

Interview Details – 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 Question – Over coming client objections to close the deal   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None. Take it or leave it

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Interior Designer

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Ethan Allen in December 2012.

Interview Details – - 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 Question – Design Test   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None.

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