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Accepted Offer – Reviewed Feb 24, 2013
Interview Details – Contacted through email to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview consisted of questions regarding your previous work experience, an explanation of the position of a retail merchandiser and why you want to work for this company. Very short, only lasted 15 mins.
Interview Question – Why you want to work for hallmark Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2013 – Reviewed Feb 18, 2013
Interview Details – Filled out and completed online application. Contingent upon submitted information, if a match, all available positions would be displayed. After applying you will be given the opportunity to schedule a phone interview either right away or at a later date (selected by you) requiring about 15min. The phone interview was very basic and monotone, just an overview of your personal information, the job position & requirements, also asking if physical ability would be an issue. I was then asked to summarize what was just asked of me to ensure that I understood the job in its entirety.
Interview Question – I was a little taken off guard when asked to repeat back what she had just said to me and what was already submitted in the job discription Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Have not begun yet
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Yucca Valley, CA May 2012 – Reviewed Dec 20, 2012
Interview Details – Filled out application, was selected for a interview, chose the first one available, was asked basic questions about my customer svc skills. Was told that my info would be forwarded.
Interview Question – None. It's really simple, you get trained. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The regional mngr called and ask would I accept the job, I stated yes so she emailed me my supervisors info. All communiciation is paid and done via email. Goodluck!
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Oct 2012 – Reviewed Oct 26, 2012
Interview Details – after completing an online questionnaire i received an email to schedule a phone interview. they gave 15 minutes intervals through out the day up to 10pm. She called me 4 minutes before time scheduled. It started off with her reading the description from a script, same info you see in job posting. Asked about work history, years with co's and what jobs entailed. she asked only a few questions and confirmed that i was willing to do all of the requirements. she asked how soon after acceptance i could start, said i would hear back within 10 days. I have received emails when they have openings in my area, applied 2 months ago, 3 emails of jobs.
Interview Question – asked about work history and ability to do all tasks, but nothing unexpected. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Chula Vista, CA Jan 2010 – Reviewed Sep 6, 2011
Interview Details – Received a call one month later after applying on their website. A phone interview was conducted asking 5-7 basic customer service questions such as, what would you do if you could not immediately solve a problem.
Interview Question – What are your strengths/weaknesses? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Saint Cloud, MN Feb 2010 – Reviewed Mar 28, 2011
Interview Details – Phone interview consisted of brief description of the job, merchandising background discussion and a verbal agreement to work holiday hours when needed.
Interview Question – Are you willing to work every holiday if neccessary? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation available. If you have experience, hold out for a little more per hour
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Kansas City, MO Jan 2009 – Reviewed May 24, 2010
Interview Details – The area manager, territory manager, store manager and store assistant manager were all present at the interview. I got the feeling that they wanted to make sure I looked the part. The area manager was very assertive and somewhat overbearing. And as if the interviewing process was not grueling enough, the positon only pays 7.85 per hour. Can you imagine, Hallmark Cards only pays 7.85 an hour
Negotiation Details – They will not budge on salary or hourly way for this position
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Jan 2010 – Reviewed May 8, 2012
Interview Details – was never interviewed...just hired on
Negotiation Details – na
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