J. C. Penney Visual Merchandising Interview Questions

Updated Jun 1, 2015
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Visual Merchandiser Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in National City, CA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at J. C. Penney (National City, CA) in August 2014.

Interview

It was a group interview where they made you do little projects with other people. It wasn't boring at all. They provided the room with snacks and something to drink.

Interview Questions

  • They asked you to tell them a little bit about yourself.   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for J. C. Penney

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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview

    Generally one home office interview, one local interview, one interview from field agent, and final interview with district manager for management positions.

    Interview Questions

    • What have you planned and failed?   1 Answer
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Santa Rosa, CA).

    Interview

    Got called a day after I applied online to come in for interview. It was a group interview with about 10 people and the first thing that was said was that the position I applied for was filled and they were just looking for holiday temps.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I was going away for the holidays.

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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Richmond Heights, Cuyahoga, OH) in July 2012.

    Interview

    Was contacted by phone at 3:30 one afternoon, possibly a week after filling out an application online. The woman asked me a few questions about my schedule and what hours I was comfortable working. She warned me the schedule varies widely and I might only get 15 hours one week and 40 the next. I said okay. She asked if I could go in for an interview at 6:00 and I panicked a little because of the short notice, but I agreed to it anyway. The interview was the best I have ever had. The interviewer was really nice and treated me with a lot of respect. I interviewed with him and the department manager. The department manager was very busy but took the time to meet with me, which was nice. I accepted the position despite the fact that it was $1.00 less an hour than I wanted because I just felt like they treated me so well.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions. Describe a time when you worked on a project as part of a team.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I told him I was hoping for more but he assured me if I worked hard I could move up quickly and he seemed authentic. Also, the hours would save me childcare expenses, so it was win-win.

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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at J. C. Penney in May 2012.

    Interview

    They do perform group interviews. There were three of us during my hire. They ask many scenario questions...just remember to have the company's best interest in mind when answering.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask many scenario questions...just remember to have the company's best interest in mind when answering.   Answer Question
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    Visual Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at J. C. Penney (Pleasanton, CA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    This was thye easiest interview I've ever been through. It was actually fun! It wasn't like Kohls - where they went around the table and asked for everybodies answer to thier questions. It was a free for all when they asked the questions. You could respond or not respond. It was great! In the end they went out of the room to discuss between themselves. They came backj and said this group needs to go here- well, that meant - see y7a!. Next, they called us in individually to discuss placement. I applied for full-time and they didn't really accommodate me. I pretty much wasted my time going to this interview because they only offered me part-time employment. WTF?

    Interview Questions

    • They gave us 3 different questions with difficult customers.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Applied for full-time. They hired me and only offered part-time. THANK-YOU

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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Why do I want to work there.

    Interview Questions

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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at J. C. Penney in November 2012.

    Interview

    I applied online a month before I was called for an interiew. I was interiewed by the store manager. He didn't ask me any interviewing questions. He only asked questions about previous jobs I had. Took less than 3 min! I was hired on the spot.

    Negotiation

    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?

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