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Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at J. Jill Group.

    Interview Details

    It was quick and easy. They saw my resume, were impressed, literally met me, loved me and just asked me for my asking price. They hired me with what i asked for a few days later.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ridgeland, MS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ridgeland, MS
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at J. Jill Group.

    Interview Details

    A professional JJill recruiter made the first recruiting approach to phone interviewing and to set up first personal interview. The second interview was a phone interview with the District Manager and a personal interview was set up to finish the process in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The Regional Director was the final and the fourth interview by phone from San Francisco, California. The final approach and the offer of employment was made by the District Manager by phone. The excitement ended excepting the employment offer and the opening for the JJill company first store for the State of Mississippi.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview process was not difficult. The only unexpected questions were the comparisons of customer service of my extensive resume'.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    P/T Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oak Brook Mall Branch, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oak Brook Mall Branch, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at J. Jill Group.

    Interview Details

    Hired as seasonal help. No interview was given, but a check with former employers.

    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Key Holder Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at J. Jill Group.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is very simple.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Towson, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Towson, MD
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I called the store to see if they were hiring at the moment and the manager answered the phone and said yes. she also asked me to come in the next day to fill out and application and to interview. i forgot to mention that she interviewed me over the phone by asking a little about my retail history when i initially called the store. i went the next day, and after filling out an application we sat to chat and she asked 1. tell me a little about yourself 2. whats your job history 3. why i wanted to work at j.jill 4. if i had any strengths to open credit cards and 5. she asked about my responsibilities at my old job and lastly if i had any questions for her etc. it was a pretty easy chilled interview.

    Negotiation Details
    we were able to negotiate my pay. i should have negotiated better because i have a lot of retail experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at J. Jill Group.

    Interview Details

    Terrible. Desperate & egotistical. They aggressively recruited me, but the minute they figured out I was unwilling to put them before my family, they retracted their offer to bring me in for a third round of interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Rather than give specific examples of interview questions, I thought it would more beneficial for people to understand my overall experience. I applied for a marketing role while I was traveling. I didn't think this would be a problem as it usually it takes a while to get an in person interview based on time it takes for a company to sort through resumes, initially screen you via phone, etc.

      I heard from the recruiter the day after I applied. I had a phone interview scheduled for the following day. During a 45 minute phone interview, the recruiter fired "20 questions" like a drill sergeant and would not let me finish any of my answers. She interrupted me constantly throughout the interview. At the end of the interview, she asked me to come in later that week to meet with the hiring manager. I politely told her I was out of town and could not meet in person for two weeks. She expressed concern that two weeks was two long and suggested a Skype interview. I agreed to the Skype interview, but it was reschedule several times, and finally reschedule as an in person interview for when I was back in town.

      During my in person interview with her and the hiring manager, I mentioned I was leaving town again for a family wedding and would not be available for a follow up interview until a week later. They were OK with the timing, but the next day I got a phone call and email (while I was flying) from the recruiter asking to do a Skype interview while I was out of town. At this point, I did not have a computer, nor any of my materials I like to have with me during an interview. Why would I bring that to a family wedding? I politely responded saying I would be available next week. No response.

      The very next day I saw the recruiter re-post the role on Linkedin. I new immediately J Jill did not like that I wasn't willing to put them before my family. I emailed them when I was back in town to see if they still wanted me to come in for a third round of interviews and they said no b/c they found more qualified candidates. Huh? You wanted me, and then all of the sudden you have more qualified candidates? Fast forward another month and the role is still posted on their site, plus, it was reposted (for a third time) on Linkedin.

      My point of sharing this experience is to let people know their egos are too big for their own good. If that is how they treated me as a candidate, can you imagine how they would have treated me as an employee? Also, how short sided are they to not wait a week for me? I would already be working by now if they waited a week for me (assuming they offered me the job). But instead, they had to repost the role two month later and are still trying to fill the role two months later.
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accounts Payable Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quincy, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quincy, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at J. Jill Group in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    HR or Recruiting person was extremely short with me and spoke over me several times during the phone interview. I had seen some poor reviews here and I sent an email requesting explanation of them from the companies point of view. She would never let me speak through the whole interview. Then hung up on me. Not very profession behavior at all. The salary she quoted was EXTREMELY low for someone with a high level of experience as myself. They want something for nothing.

    Interview Questions
    • I cannot believe the recruiter asked me the most basic questions of where and what I did in my past. She had my resume right in front of her. So did I. LoL   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at J. Jill Group.

    Interview Details

    streamlined: recruiter, RD, recruiter hired.

    Negotiation Details
    streamlined. company was firm and not open to negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. Jill Group in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied by going inside the store, grabbing an application and meeting a store manager. I wanted to get my name out there and allow them to connect with a name later on. I got a call a week later for an interview. It was one-on-one with the head store manager, and it was just the normal questions you'd expect in a retail-related interview. It lasted about 30 minutes and then I received a call the next day offering me the job.

    Interview Questions
    • If you work at this store you'll be expected to get close to your customers, since many of them are regulars and spend lots of money. So to test your ability to connect and listen to the customers, they may have you do a hypothetical situation, where the manager describes a vacation that a customer might be planning, and then it is up to you during the interview to figure out how to "wardrobe" them in J.Jill clothing for their described trip, style, budget, and needs.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I accepted the given pay and didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Client Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quincy, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quincy, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at J. Jill Group in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of an hr interview, a technical phone interview, which consisted of OOD questions, followed by two in-person interviews with the development manager, a senior software engineer and the director of IT. It was an easy technical interview, if you know your core OOD principals, you'll be OK.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    It seems like a great company to work for, but their IT infrastructure is in the process of getting rebuilt. They don't currently have a formal development process, a project plan or even a QA department. They rely on other employees to get their QA done. The people seemed nice, but I rejected the offer because the offer was not what I was looking for and because they were in the process of creating a new infrastructure. It just seemed like it would be a very chaotic place to work in.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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