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J. C. Penney Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Feb 23, 2015
Updated Feb 23, 2015
201 Interview Reviews

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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Interview Details

I was called back quickly for an interview. Was scheduled fast and went in to find friendly manager interviewing me. They laid out the job description well and asked why i thought i would be right for the job. Lots of questions about scenarios and how i would handle that.

Interview Questions
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Group interview that involved teamwork. All interviewees built a house of blocks. Was strange, but everyone in my interview group was hired so we must have done well. I believe they were looking for teamwork skills and general personality traits.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation but they accepted the salary I requested on my application.
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was simple and easy. I didn't know companies still did group interviews. It was a group interview based on how you would interact with customers and how available you are

    Interview Questions
    • How would you Handle a customer who wants to return something past 30 days   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tukwila, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tukwila, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and there is a large questionnaire. You have to get a certain score or else it automatically declines you. Just when answering, ask yourself how a good retail associate would answer.

    Interview Questions
    • Once getting past the personality questionnaire, it is really simple. Just asked questions about how to talk to people, and what to do if a customer is upset.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Only one interview and they just went over why I wanted to be apart of the company. They also asked me if I had worked anywhere previous. There was an opening in the shoe department and told me they feel that would suit me so I accepted. The did seem desperate because it was before black friday and they hired me on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a difficult situation, in a professional workplace, that you have dealt with?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Terrible interview. it was a group interview we were seated around the room and human resources ask us one question: Tell me about yourself.
    Then they will give you a paper with 2 choices that can increase sales, you choose which would be a better choice and explain to everybody why. then we wait nearly 20 mins while the human resource manager goes check on the candidates i think?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport News, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport News, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at J. C. Penney in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Easy group interview. I applied through I need and got a call a couple days later. We had to read scenarios and see which one would be best for the business. We also had a building block exercise where we had to work as a team to remember the image they showed us to build.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for jc penny
      What other jobs have I had in the past
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wesley Chapel, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Wesley Chapel, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. C. Penney in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Group interview with three other applicants and HR supervisor as interviewer. Very informal and relaxed. The interviewer did all of the talking actually. We had to say our names and tell a little about ourselves. Then we had to attempt to build something as a team out of building blocks after seeing a picture of it for a few seconds.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Savannah, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Savannah, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    I saw a advertisement on a hallway billboard for a seasonal help position. I applied at the store and latter received a call for an interview. The interview was easy and i got the job on the spot. After the holiday season was over I was offered a Sales Associate position.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at J. C. Penney in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    They must have been in desperate need because I was not asked any particular question about my experience. It was a group interviewed, we all introduced ourselves and were taken to separate rooms. I was told right away that they wanted to offer me the job.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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