J. C. Penney Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Oct 22, 2014
Updated Oct 22, 2014
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

Applied online, contacted by the assistant store manager to come in for an interview a few days later. Went in for the interview; one on one interview with the assistant store manager; asked me a few questions regarding previous sales experience; nothing too specific; also asked about some persona experiences.

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
no negotiations
Accepted Offer

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. C. Penney in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    There are three interviews. They will ask basic and common interview questions. Dress nice, be polite, don't give stupid answers and you'll get the job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and they took around 3 weeks to respond. Finally they called and gave an appointment for the interview. The interview went smoothly. The HR manager was very nice and friendly. It went on for around 30 mins and right after that she asked me if I have time. I said yes and she called the store manager for my second interview right then and there. They were quite impressed with my attention to details, knowledge about the company and appearance. Its been 7 month now and to this day my store manager compliments my shoes.
    Tip: Be yourself, open up and be friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was difficult or unexpected. Most of them were experienced based questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Awesome. Wasn't much of a negotiation. She said something and I agreed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    They called me up after about a week later after applying on their website. Came in for an on-site interview and was hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interview and hiringprocess was easy. you go in and talk to the assistant manager who is very nice and you get basic interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in King of Prussia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in King of Prussia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and actually they called me the next day. I had a group interview scheduled for a couple days later and there were 4 other people in the interview. they asked questions about experience and asked about a time where there was bad customer service and why.

    Interview Questions
    • You have to sell your self at the end of the group interview.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had no work experience and had been applying for jobs for a really long time and coming up with nothing. I'd applied at JCP several times over the years never hearing back at all. On a whim I applied there again not expecting a call back but they actually called. Spoke briefly with a manager on the phone (previous experience, goals with company, availability, departments i'd like to work in). She asked me at the end of our call if i wanted to come in for a group interview that Thursday (it was tuesday) i accepted. Showed up about 20 minutes early and walked around, notified an associate about 10 mintues til that i was there for an interview, i was told to wait near customer service. It was supposed to be 5 people interviewing but only 3 of us showed up and we were interviewed by 2 managers. It was a really laid back interview...in fact it was fun, we started of going around the room answering tell me about yourself, an unique quality about you, and why jcp? We then did a communication exercise where we had to build a structure out of blocks by memory from looking at a picture for 10 seconds a person in 15 minutes. While instructing the others on what to do/use to build you could NOT touch the blocks to help. Afterward we were given papers with different departments with 4 choices of events that could drive sales and had to pitch them to the managers. At the end we were told we would hear back by 5pm that evening.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, offered me 8.00 an hour. (I only asked for minimum wage, which is 7.25)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    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 Buffalo, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview Details

    They can give you a few situational questions, like a customer is looking for some dress, you don't have it in stock. What will you do? Also they can ask some behavioral questions.

    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very quick, asked a few basic questions, then hired on the spot

    Negotiation Details
    Because of my previous experience I was able to get 9.25/hour, that was the maximum they said they could offer.
    Accepted Offer

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