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J. C. Penney Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Feb 28, 2015
Updated Feb 28, 2015
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Sales Associate Interview

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

I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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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    Sale Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at J. C. Penney in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Great experience, the first interview was very different unique and fun. But the second one with the store manager was just a standard interview. The first interview was in a group setting which we did team exercises to see how well we worked together. Then they called me a couple days later and asked if I could come in for an interview with the store manager, I accepted. The interview with the store manager was just your average interview not too hard and good experience I was offered the job on the spot at the end of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed 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 Employee in Joplin, MO
    Anonymous Employee 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 Vernon Hills, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at J. C. Penney in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application online and was called the next day. I was asked when I would be available to come in for an interview. Since I was at school, I had to wait two weeks before I could come in. Before I had the chance to call and set up an interview time, I received a call to set up a time. I went in two days later. I thought that the my interview flowed very well. It was scary or intimidating. After talking about my availability and a few other questions I was offered the job on the spot. I'm soo excited to be starting next week!

    Interview Questions
    • I did not really think that there were any tough questions. I was asked where I would prefer working?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate because this is my first job so I was happy to just have a job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Katy, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Katy, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at J. C. Penney in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Called to set up an interview fairly quick. It was a group interview of 6 people and it was in 2 parts. The first part was setting up blocks. Each interviewer would go look at a picture of a block structure for 30 seconds and then have to tell the other interviewers how to build it without touching the blocks. After each interviewer had their turn then you would do it again but this time you could touch the blocks. The second part was a presentation. They gave you a sheet with 6 ideas and you had to pick which idea was the best for JC Penny; you then had to present your idea and say why it was the best. I was interviewed by the manager and HR but manager was only in for the first part.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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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 in Brentwood, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brentwood, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at J. C. Penney in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    they call first and do a over the phone interview, after that over the phone interview they ask if you can come in to do an interview, but little do you know when you get there they have you watch videos with other possible hires then, they put you in groups of two and have yoou play with building blocks, you take a look at the picture and try to build it to the best of your ability. this is just to see if you can work as a team. then if you get it they'll call you later that day and tell you they want to hire you and in which department and the pay rate.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    they told me what my base pay and department would be in and i took it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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