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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Associate Interview

Associate
Fredericksburg, VA

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at J. C. Penney in August 2012.

Interview Details – I understand I got lucky, but this is how it went down for me. I went in to meet the manager and to ask if there were any openings, before I left the store manager had me fill out an application on their computer. I received a phone call before I got home. **Make sure when you have any contact with a manager to have a nice happy smile**. I came in maybe 2 days later for the interview. It was the typical questions that you would expect to hear from a hiring manager. He asked about experiences related to team work and leadership.

Interview Question – It was very normal, nothing unexpected   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was my first job, so I took what he offered me.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Associate Interview

Associate
Elyria, OH

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at J. C. Penney in May 2013.

Interview Details – It took me one interview after having my application in for about a week. The interview was with the store manager and lasted about a half hour.

Interview Question – I experienced no questions that were out of the ordinary, aside from asking about future plans. Which obviously would be relative from person to person.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very simple, although truthfully I just took what they gave me.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Associate Interview

Associate

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at J. C. Penney in January 2013.

Interview Details – I was interviewed and hired for a job that I did NOT apply for!

Interview Question – Nothing was really discussed in the interview! We talked as if we were friends forever!   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Easy!


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Associate Interview

Associate
DeRidder, LA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at J. C. Penney.

Interview Details – Applied online in the store, the interview was the next day and I started the following Monday.

Interview Question – There weren't any that I recall.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Associate Interview

Associate
Moreno Valley, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at J. C. Penney in February 2011.

Interview Details – is a great place to work for 2 income households not if your paying bills alone or if your signigifcant others job pay little as well

Interview Question – How old are you?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Associate Interview

Associate
New Hartford, NY

The process took a day - interviewed at J. C. Penney in September 2011.

Interview Details – Went in to the store to interview with the HR person. Asked me a quick rundown on work history and told me what to expect at the store. She called in the department manager and he asked me the same questions. They told me on the spot I was hired and set up a schedule for three days of training.

Interview Question – Tell me about your work history.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Associate Interview

Associate

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at J. C. Penney.

Interview Details – very easy, asks the general interview questions, cashiering experience, availability, those types of thing, then if they like you youre immediately sent to a higher up manager for a second interview

Interview Question – Really nothing unusual, just a general interview   Answer Question

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