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J. Crew Assistant Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2014
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Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager
Fort Worth, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at J. Crew in August 2010.

Interview Details – Standard retail management questions. Lots go question that were sales based, development based. How do you grow your business, compete with other in the mArket place. What makes this company better than its competition etc...

Interview Question – Commission based management questions   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager
Westport, CT

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J. Crew in September 2012.

Interview Details – Interviewed by two store managers first interview. Then District Manager. It was done in a formal way. Wear their clothes if possible. Make sure you dress in a business manner. This company if more formal then many competitors. My experience was that the managers doing the hiring were sincere and made the interview very relaxed but business like. So be relaxed and dress the part. That is most of the battle. But be honest as well.

Interview Question – How do you dress in everyday clothes everyday.   View Answer


No Offer

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Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager

I applied online - interviewed at J. Crew in August 2013.

Interview Details – I was contacted by a West Coast recruiter and interviewed over the phone. The questions were basic and pertained to the position I was applying.

Interview Question – I was taken aback at the unprofessional manner of the interviewer because she was talking to the people working on her home in between the questions posed to me. I felt like she was more interested in what was happening at her home than interviewing me. At one point she left the interview to attend to her workers.   Answer Question


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Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at J. Crew.

Interview Details – Recruiter was easy to talk to and was very conversational. I was given a subsequent interview that went very well. I was told that they "loved" me. About a week after both interviews, I was told that I "would be contacted next week to get everything finalized" and that "everyone loved me" and that I would "be a perfect fit". This lead me to believe that I had the job. I was contacted later than I expected and was told "We had some last minute internal interest so we are offering you the position of Key Holder". The recruiter previously implied that I would be offered the AM position so this was extremely surprising and disappointing. The recruiter let me know that there was an "11th hour internal candidate" who they decided to give it to. I turned the job down. I was extremely turned off to the company. I appreciate that J.Crew values promoting internally but I felt like my time was wasted and I was mislead. Also, I was specifically told earlier in the process that there "were no internal candidates" so I was doubly surprised when I was given the news.

Interview Question – J.Crew seems to be very customer oriented, which is fantastic, so the interviews are very focused around how you train and develop your team to deliver great customer service.

How did you correct an issue with a subordinate associate?
What kind of leader do you want to work for?
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Reason for Declining – I was offered a position I was overqualified for after the position I interviewed for was given to an internal candidate last minute.


No Offer

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Average Interview

Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager
Pleasant Prairie, WI

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at J. Crew in February 2010.

Interview Details – It was a very simple and honest interview. I am still in the process, but it was very appealing. I liked the interviewer and the explainations of how the staff and store was run. It seemed like a very mature place to work that was not full of young people with tons of drama or backstabbing games. I would take the offer if offered here.

Interview Question – How would you handle an employee that was not doing what they were supposed to be doing?   View Answer

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