J. C. Penney Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014
174 Interview Reviews

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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at J. C. Penney in April 2013.

Interview Details

It was VERY easy nothing scientific, come on, is for a sales job, he just talked about the infinite don'ts: don't do this, don't do that. Then he play a video with examples of how to sale something. then an easy test asking questions related to the video.

Negotiation Details
no!
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at J. C. Penney in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    this would like the most toughest part of your day. the interview was so nice. i could not believe my ears when i heard i got the job. i survive the day.

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Joliet, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Joliet, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at J. C. Penney in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    They call you and tell you that they've received your application, ask you a few questions such as: why do you want to work at JCP? Or what department you'd like to work in. After that they'll decide if they want you to come in for an interview. Once your there, the head of that JCP will interview you. :) If you get the job, they'll give you your start date and train you.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Roseville, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at J. C. Penney in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    same as all other interview processes for entry level sales. what you did before and what you can bring, your personality and to measure how outgoing and friendly you are. Interviewer hardly looked like she was listening.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at J. C. Penney in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the job in store computer, received a call from a manager couple days later, then had a group interview where I got hired on the spot. The interview was a group interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at J. C. Penney in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Short interviewing at the job fair. I was looking for informational interview so it was very easy and the interview was very open and willing to give all the details about the position and what someone could expect

    Reasons for Declining

    only personal reasons

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at J. C. Penney in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and within days i was called by the manager for an interview. When i went inside, surprisingly there were 3 other people waiting inside. (Southland Mall in Miami Florida) The manger put us in a room and gave us a sheet of paper and we had to pick 1 out of 4 new business ideas for the company. After that the managers walked out to talk about us i guess. When they came back they gave us a scenario. I had to act like i worked in the footwear department and i had to sell the product to the manager. We were all told to come back tomorrow and meet th manager so im guessing we all got the job.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if your department didnt have the correct shoe size?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was open to any pay. Thats the best way to go
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Paramus, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paramus, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at J. C. Penney in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and the next day I called them for a follow up. I asked for a application status update and an interview. The HR replied by asking me the questions "tell me about yourself and why J.C. Penney?"

    Interview Questions
    • 1. If you could change one thing about your previous job, what would it be?
      2. Why do you want to work here?
        View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered $9.00/hr and took it without negotiation since it was more than what I wanted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Concord, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at J. C. Penney in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with manager. The interview consisted of 30 minutes of conversation. Was hired immediately. I was given a quick tour and was told the department I was assigned to work in. I then had to sit at a computer and input personal information for HR. Once that was completed I was given hours and told they changed weekly there were no set schedules.

    Interview Questions
    • I was't given difficult questions. They were all pretty basic.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. They pay low and don't give you room to move in.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Farmington, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Farmington, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days - interviewed at J. C. Penney in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I really wanted this job, I called many times asking for an interview. I finally got it. It was quick and painless. Looking back I would have thought more inquiry would have been necessary.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you overcame a difficult decision.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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