J. Crew Interview Questions

Updated Sep 4, 2014
Updated Sep 4, 2014
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    Merchant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at J. Crew in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    A lengthy process involving multiple visits. HR provided little background info to asset in prepping. First round I met with 4 different people. Second round I had a surprise style-out with a Merchant and then met with the VP and EVP of Merchandising. On my third round, I met with people from outside of the area I was interviewing for and then finally met with Mickey Drexler. It was a very abnormal interview, as they typically are with him.

    Interview Questions
    • Mickey fired off questions non-stop asking me about biggest risks I'd taken with follow ups on how much I bought, why didn't I buy more, how did this impact my business. His final question was "are you a good merchant?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was not told what my actual job would be and therefore had little room to negotiate. They feel that so many people want to get in with the company that little negotiating happens.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Supervisor Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Asheville, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Asheville, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at J. Crew in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went in for a series of panel interviews all in one day. The first interview they really drilled me with difficult situations that there was no way I could have had the answers to. They just wanted to see how well I responded to stressful situations. The second interview was more laid-back; it was with different people and it was more of a getting-to-know-me type deal.

    Interview Questions
    • They were all situational-based questions specific to their company. Obviously, there was no way I could know the correct answer, but they wanted to see how I responded to it all. After I answered the questions, they would say, "very good. Here is how we would handle the situation."   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Keyholder Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 months - interviewed at J. Crew.

    Interview Details

    initially recruited from another retailer by the store director. total of 5 interviews and process started and then disappeared. reappeared 5 months later. in person interview with store director(2), and phone interviews with the regional recruiter, district manager, and regional director before an offer was made by the store director.

    Interview Questions
    • would you give up your freelance personal consulting business if it was viewed as a conflict of interest?( this was a specific question tailored to my individual situation)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    money is low and there are ranges for each job tier. try to get as close to the top of your tier as possible up front. bonuses are based on whole store performance, so there is no guarantee that bonus is forthcoming. there was not much room for negotiating in the lower management tier. I was able to land in the middle of the salary tier based on prior experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J. Crew in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    They wanted to know your previous experiences and how you can deliver outstanding service.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Take it in this economy.....J. Crew is amazing!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Key Holder Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at J. Crew in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Came in on a Tuesday morning to drop off my application. Talked to the Assistant Manager. Scheduled and interview for the following week. When the day came i showed up. Was well prepared. The store manager asked me questions like. What is your current store intake? How do you communicated to your employees? How long have you been with your current company? Why Jcrew?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Front-End Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at J. Crew in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was misleading. They refused to tell me what job title I was applying for until the middle of the interview to which I realized I was not a fit. None of the interviewers seemed prepared nor did they take time to read my credentials. A couple were rather cold and checked out. I met over six people who asked the same questions over and over, more than half of which I could not answer because I was blindsided by the undisclosed job title.

    Interview Questions
    • What skills can you bring to this position?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at J. Crew in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Filled out an paper application. Called few days later to check the status and they gave me the hiring manager. She gave me an interview, on interview, she asked "What is the typical J.crew customer?" and a few other practical questions. Then had me pick out 2 looks.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They ask was the pay rate ok with me(9/hr + commission) I tried to negotiate but the said the rate was set in stone. I took it anyway because I love the store and plan on working my way up. Gotta start from somewhere. :-)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bloomington, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, MN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J. Crew in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I turned in an application and within a week, I got a reply back! had two interviews in the span of a week, and three weeks after turning in my application I was on the sales floor. They are very efficient.

    Interview Questions
    • "What is the nicest thing you've ever done for someone?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    J Crew Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at J. Crew in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    It was a group interview in a conference centre, it will take you at least 3 hours.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at J. Crew in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I first had to assemble outfits from the store for fictional customers with certain needs. I then had a 1:1 interview outside the store. I was told to dress as if it were my first day of work and wore mostly J. Crew. I was given a run-down of what the position would entail and what to expect.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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