J. C. Penney Interview Questions in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated Apr 15, 2015
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Dallas, TX) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Contacted by internal JCP recruiters for the position via LinkedIn, proceeded with telephone interview. In person interview was conducted at the Corporate Office over lunch in JCP private dining room. Additional interviews conducted in department meeting room. Total interview time around 2hrs.

    Interview Questions

    • Was why I was looking to leave my current company.   1 Answer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at J. C. Penney (Plano, TX).

    Interview

    I did a phone interview for the Business Analyst Trainee position. The interviewing process consists of 3 phases: 1) phone interview, 2) two 30-minute interviews with members of merchandising(?) team, 3) on-site interview at home office. In the phone interview, she began by asking up front if I had any questions about the position or anything. Then she asked questions like- Why you applied/interested in the position? What experience in excel you have? Explain how number manipulation works in excel (like formulas)? Explain product allocation and how it works? Explain how profit and loss work? (I saw this one on reviews but didn't think much of it, so make sure you have a way of answering that). Overall, she was very pleasant and friendly. My scheduled phone interview was at 10:00 am, and she didn't call until about 10:30, so I was kind of caught off guard because I didn't think she was going to call! Not a difficult interview, but not the typical screening/basic background type one either.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Plano, TX) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Uploaded resume via university career center & was emailed the same day from JCP recruiter. Had a basic phone screen. After passing that, went on to two 30 minute phone interviews with JCP employees in allocation. After that was flown out to Dallas to Headquarters for two days of final round interviews. First day was a tour, Q&A panel, and mingling hour. Second day was 2 live 30 minute interviews followed by an hour long group case study interview & presentation.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time you had to solve a problem twice? Talk about a time when a process you created was ineffective?   1 Answer
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    UI Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Plano, TX).

    Interview

    I was initially interviewed as a contractor and didn't have an interview since then. The interview was extremely simple: One interview, a few questions, hired on the spot.

    Negotiation

    My contracting agency negotiated everything for me. I didn't really have to do any of that with JCPenney myself.

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    Loss Prevention Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in DFW, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney (DFW, TX) in September 2013.

    Interview

    I submitted three applications via the JCP website for other positions but never received a response. I applied to this position via lpjobs.com and received a phone interview 3 days later with the LP Manager. I had an in-person interview with that same manager two weeks later and then a phone interview with a manager at the corporate office one week after that.

    JCPenney uses the behavioral interview centering around specific situations a person has been in, what actions the person took, and the results of the actions. This takes a lot of self-awareness and I recommend conducting an interview of the many types of environments you've been in and what you did to make it better.

    Interview Questions

    • All of the questions start with "Tell me a time when..."   Answer Question
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    Purchasing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Plano, TX) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online and three weeks later received a call from corporate recuriter. Called in for followup interviews at corporate office. Interviewed with all decision makers on same day. Process was well defined and interviews when smoothly.

    Interview Questions

    • Question from HR manager regarding the type of manager I wanted to work for was unexpected. It felt to me as though they were working to model managers with new or different managers going forward.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation phase went as expected with no material hurdles to over come. Benefits and salary were in line with the skill sets required and also within industry guide lines

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    Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Plano, TX) in September 2013.

    Interview

    I just had a group interview on Tuesday and was told I will receive a call Friday. Now I have a second interview hoping I will get the job! :)

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I accepted the second interview, I'm still waiting what the results will be.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Fort Worth, TX) in September 2013.

    Interview

    There are three interviews. They will ask basic and common interview questions. Dress nice, be polite, don't give stupid answers and you'll get the job.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at J. C. Penney (Plano, TX) in June 2013.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with a lady and she asked the following questions:
    Give an example when you worked in a group and why it was better to work in that group rather than by yourself?
    An example, when you used different variables to make a decision?
    2 reasons you wanna work for JC Penney?
    Have you been to a JC Penney store recently?
    Example of an excel project you worked on?

    Interview Questions

    • Describe profit and loss? Thought it was a funny question.   1 Answer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Dallas, TX) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online on my campus career site. Received basic phone interview a week later. After that, I received a subsequent phone screen with two interviewees in which I was asked basic questions such as "why retail" and "why JCP" as well pseudo-case questions like "we're thinking about rolling out a new jewelry line, what would you consider?" After that I was invited to the final round. Day before is getting staff acclimated with the company. The final round is pretty straightforward. The day consists of two behavioral interviews with two staff members each, as well as a group case interview with some basic math followed by a group presentation. Know stock/sales ratio and what it means and you should be fine. Speak during the group presentation and make sure they know what you are thinking. The group case is very qualitative with the math being very simple. Show them that you can think outside the box.

    Interview Questions

    • Should we roll out a new jewelry line? What information would you want to know? (Phone interview)   3 Answers

    Reasons for Declining

    I received a slightly better offer from another company. I was slightly worried about the company's direction and felt that my competing offer would reflect better on a potential MBA app. If I didn't have the other offer, I would happily take this job and feel great about it. Atmosphere seemed great and the work seemed fun.

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