J. Crew

  www.jcrew.com
  www.jcrew.com

J. Crew Interview Questions

Updated Dec 17, 2014
Updated Dec 17, 2014
226 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

74%
19%
6%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

56%
22%
10%

Interview Difficulty

2.3
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview was good - easy but aimed directly at pulling in the best.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    2014 Merchandising Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at J. Crew.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, contacted in about a week had a phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • not too difficult, needed to know what the job entailed.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. Crew in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    For Jcrew and Madewell you have to apply in person, so I asked the sales associate if they were hiring and she directed me to a manager at the register who had me fill out an application. She looked it over and scheduled an interview with me for the next day. The interview was pretty standard. Be sure to dress in Jcrew's style (preppy, layered, etc.) and they really value knowledge of their products and any interest you have in fashion.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at J. Crew in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was shopping in store with a friend and asked if they had any openings. They handed me an app and I was introduced to the hiring manager who arrange an interview for the next day. Gave them my app during my interview and they asked me to describe my previous work experience (no previous experience in retail) and a few questions. They mostly stressed 'Why J. Crew?', but nothing out of the ordinary. They really seemed to want to get a sense of the person and how they would work in their store. The only question that caught me off guard was 'Describe yourself in two words.' Filled out paperwork for a background check and was told that it would take up to a week to hear back because of the background check being a little slow. Heard back today (so a total of about 4 or 5 days for the whole process) and I accepted!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate as I had no previous retail experience and I was offered more than I was expecting.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at J. Crew in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went in for an application and spoke with one of the managers. Another manager called me 10 minutes later scheduling an interview for the next day. The interview went well. Simple questions. Nothing unexpected. I was told that I would find out the results in 3-5 days. A week later I hadn't heard anything so I called to follow up and they told me they would let me know by the end of the week. About a month later I received a letter in the mail saying that they weren't going to hire me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at J. Crew.

    Interview Details

    Applied in person. Filled out paper application and attached resume. It took a couple weeks to get the interview process started but the interview was very relaxed and felt more like a conversation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Personal Shopper Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. Crew.

    Interview Details

    There was 2 separate interviews in store done by different managers and then a phone call to let me know I received the Job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I requested a certain hourly rate and it was accepted and I also received commission on top of that for every sale.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. Crew in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    On the day of your interview you talk to the hiring assistant who stand at the door and they'll tell you to wait up stairs until your interview time is up or until the person before you is done with their interview. When you finally get to your interview the hiring manager at the time will ask you things like "what brings you to J.Crew?" and based on your job experience they'll ask you "how that ties into j.crew?" "What's you thought on customer relations? "If a customer came in and didn't know what they wanted to buy how would you get them to leave with something?" "What interest you in fashion?" "What is the j.crew aesthetic and what draws you to it?" "Explain your outfit choice" after they're done with the interview they'll send you a letter in a bout 3 days to tell you if you have another interview or not.

    Interview Questions
    • At the end they might ask you where you're heading so they can get a feel of the demographic you hang around to see if they're the right kind of people that you might bring to the store.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The process takes a little while to complete. First you meet with the store director. Next you meet with the market director. The final interview is with the regional director.

    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. Crew in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I dropped off an application and a recommendation letter (Just turned 18, so the more the better for me!), and got a call for an interview within the next couple of days. I was hired on the spot. Very easy interview, not many questions asked.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none due to my age
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

See What J. Crew Employees Are Saying

 Former Sales Associate in Boston, MA

Pros: “Amazing management, great customers, amazing discount” Full Review

Work at J. Crew? Share Your Experiences

J. Crew

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.