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  in  Woodbridge, VA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodbridge, VA
Application Details

interviewed at J. C. Penney in May 2014.

Interview Details

There are group interviews every Tuesday followed up by an individual interview. It is fairly simple and easy to get hired if you have the right attitude. The HR is very nice, and I actually enjoyed the process.

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
No negotiation
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Questions was not that difficult. Know about the company values. Know what is on your resume. Hiring manager was nice. I had two in person interviews. Overall it seems like a great place to work.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. Offer given and I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Be prepared for group interviews. Tons of example questions, customer service questions, scenario questions. They ask which department you would like to work in and they really do take that into consideration because you might get stuck recovering in it until 12 at night. They will not let you leave until its cleaned

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    8.00
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  El Paso, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Paso, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at J. C. Penney in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online in Nov right after black Friday...I actually had forgot I applied when I got a phone call and the next day I had an interview it was a basic interview. The man offered me the position and I came in the next day to start the training that last two full days and then I was placed out on the floor now tho the interview follows with a team building exercise where they weave out those who do not speak up and are not leaders so speak up and be loud and proud at that time because they are watching you.

    Interview Questions
    • Everything was straight forward for me but like I said the interview thing has changed it is now done in a group and you play a leadership game then is deff not the time to stay quite.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation you got min wage and that is where you will stay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    First interview with direct supervisor, very relaxed, asked about experience, aspirations....then interviewed with Assistant Store Manager, very quick, greet and meet, how are you..I was told the hourly rate and I accepted pending my background check. All very easy.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations, take it or leave it
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Called for interview within week which was in person and not over the phone. Applying was like part of process because it was in front of human resources department

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Sale Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Port Arthur, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Port Arthur, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at J. C. Penney in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    The process during an interview was easy because the interviewer did not necessarily show a serious face when asking a question. He was willing to listen to my answers so everything went smoothly. He seemed attentive and respectful. The interviewer was able to make contact eye with me and the experience was great for me.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult questions: How do you deliver a good customer service while working independently? What makes you choose this company and be more specific about it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 5 days - interviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    After applying online, I was called a couple days later to come in for an interview. There were three other applicants present. We were told that the interview would consist of exercises instead of the traditional question/answer format. For the first exercise, we were shone an image of a structure consisting of wooden blocks. Then we were instructed to take turns giving the other applicants direction to build the image using the same wooden blocks spread out on the table before us. For the second exercise, we were each given a set of four unique marketing ideas then told to pick one and pitch it to the other applicants. We then had to decide which one idea we could all support. The entire interview process took about an hour and a half. I was told they were conducting more interviews but that if I was selected to be hired, I would get a call and an offer letter within the next few days. I received a call the next day offering me the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview format was a bit of a surprise but I think it was less stressful than a traditional one.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offered a rate I thought was acceptable for my level of experience. Did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    I had two interviews in one day and was asked to train the following week. There was really no training involved. they took me on a tour, then had me watch a video and take a test on my first day of training. On my second day, I was asked to work on the floor.

    Interview Questions
    • When I started, everything was unexpected because I never got a chance to learn anything. To me the most difficult was having to ask everyone the same question 100 times.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Slidell, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Slidell, LA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at J. C. Penney in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    No interview, was just told i was going to be payed $8.50 and to wear casual clothes, then if that was okay, afterwards told me to come in at 9:45 the next morning for training.

    Negotiation Details
    If $8:50 was okay; i said yeah that fine
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Pros: “The best reasons that I worked at JCPenney were associate discounts, styles of clothing and home merchandise. I also loved talking to other associates when business slowed down.” Full Review

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