J. C. Penney Interview Questions

Updated Apr 22, 2015
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    Senior Loss Prevention Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Richmond, VA).

    Interview

    App is online and assessment challenging, but the interview was not difficult, the key is to be proactive in all your answers and you will be fine. If the hiring manager likes you as a person you will be ok in the hiring process since it is a one on one interview and not a panel interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you were faced with a problem, how did you deal with it and what was the out come?   1 Answer
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    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Columbus, OH).

    Interview

    very quick ,not many questions, interview seemed rushed and not very engaging. interviewer was manager, seemed like he was going through the motions and not listening. perhaps could be because the job was short-term, but turned into long term employment

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    Negotiation

    nothing

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview

    The woman conducting the interview made two other candidates and I build a picture she showed us out of blocks. She then made us pitch a possible idea to drive sales in a certain department of the store, like women's or kids. Once everyone was done pitching their idea, we had to vote on which idea we wanted to implement in the store and why.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me something I can't tell from your resume.   1 Answer
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    Salon Receptionist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Tulsa, OK).

    Interview

    The majority of the application process was done online. When asked to do actual interview, it was just a feel for you personally. The interview was short. When asked to come in, you probably have the job.

    Interview Questions

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    Replenishment Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Charles, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Lake Charles, LA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a call from the hiring manager 2 hours later. She asked me to come in for an interview the following day. The interview was more like a conversation and really relaxed. I heard of this company having group interviews but mine was a one on one with the hiring manager.

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    Customer Service Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norman, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Norman, OK) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I had a brief phone interview first, then was asked to come in for a group interview. The interview only involved myself and one other person. We had to build a structure out of blocks. Afterwards, we were asked what we thought we did best and if it could of been done again what would we do differently. Those were the only questions we were asked. Next we spoke with the store manager individually. I was offered a job starting on the floor. Now I am waiting for the background check to go through. Fails easy interview.

    Interview Questions

    • We had to build a structure out of blocks. Afterwards, we were asked what we thought we did best and if it could of been done again what would we do differently.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was none

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    Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Jacksonville, FL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was a single woman who interviewed asked questions about me and my experience as an office manager. She called and asked if I could come in the next day for a one on one interview. We sat in a small office and she really did not ask a lot of questions, just wanted to look at my hard copy of my resume

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    Sales Support/Replenishment Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview

    Interview went fast and easy,i I sat with a whole bunch of other people who applied for the job, and it first started as a group interview,then from there, they select the few who stood out from the others, then i recieved a call back within few days to have a one on one interview with the manager.The manager took me through the office and from there started the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at this Company?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Non negiotable

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    Senior Textile Designer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at J. C. Penney (Plano, TX).

    Interview

    They flew me, arranged hotel stay and car service to interview. You had to be interview by about 5 Heads of different department, all day very tense, fled you then flew you back home.

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    Negotiation

    I just accepted the first offer.

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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview

    Very quick and not very informative. Not a lot of information given about the job. The interviewer needed to be a little more informative about the job titles and responsibilities.

    Interview Questions

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