J. C. Penney Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
Updated Apr 15, 2015
793 Interview Reviews

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    Customer Service Associate Interview

    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

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    nothing

  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    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
  3.  

    Replenishment Associate Interview

    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

    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

  6.  

    Salon Receptionist Interview

    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

  7.  

    Sales Support/Replenishment Interview

    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

  8.  

    Senior Textile Designer Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I just accepted the first offer.

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    Management Interview

    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

  10.  

    Bill Bass Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Very quick and easy. They called me within a week of applying and said that they liked my resume and did a group interview before doing a one- on one interview

    Interview Questions

  11.  

    Replenishment Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at J. C. Penney (Saint Louis, MO).

    Interview

    Simply we were in groups did 3 things they wanted us to do. Then one by one they called us in to tell us if we got the job. The first two or three days are tranning days.

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