Marshalls Retail Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2014
Updated Aug 6, 2014
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Retail Sales Associate Interview

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

I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Marshalls.

Interview Details

First I filled out the application. Then I got a call back after a few weeks. I had actually forgot I applied for the job by the time they called me back. I set up an interview which went perfectly. He asked me the usual questions. I was studying engineering at the time and he was concerned I was over qualified at the time and was confused as to why I wanted the job, but I was honest and told him I needed money to pay for books and he respected that. I was hired and then started training shortly after the interview. The work environment I actually did not like at all, because everyone was rude. I can understand rude customers, but the employees were rude as well. I'm not saying all Marshalls have rude employees though. It could have just been my location. The store was always a mess too no matter how much you put clothes back where they belong someone always takes it back down and the employees don't put clothes back correctly either. I also worked in the dressing room giving people numbers. I never worked on the register. I was either on the floor organizing or in the dressing room. I liked working in the dressing room because it was quiet and I had control to keep it organized. It was peaceful back there most of the time too.

Interview Questions
  • My unexpected question was when he said "Well I see here your studying engineering? I'm confused as to why do you want to work here?"   View Answer
Negotiation Details
I didn't have to negotiate he offered me a slightly higher hourly pay.
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Marshalls

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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Marshalls in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    they just want to know what you see yourself doing in 5 years and give you a written psych test to see if you are crazy. i was a referral but that did not matter. i was put through the same interview as all others were.

    Interview Questions
    • as long as you pass the criminal backgropund test your good   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    they called
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Euless, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Euless, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Marshalls.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews--one with the Store Manager and the second with the Assistant Manager. Both of them were very personable and planning both interviews went very smoothly. The overall perception I got of the office was not very special, just noted that the computers and software in the main office seemed old and outdated.

    Interview Questions
    • Don't remember very well as the interview was around two years ago--they were mostly behavioral questions e.g. A time you showed leadership experience, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate much due to it being my first job starting at minimum wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Marshalls in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had a manager whom I rarely had to deal with. The real party started two days after the interview when I was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult or unexpected. That doesn't happen until you start working. Then the most difficult and unexpected occurs nearly daily.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation? HAHAHAHAHA! What negotiation? The manager I interviewed with was very firm on not negotiating anything. I shouldn't have taken the job, so that was my fault. I was only one month out of being unemployed and should've expanded my options more. Customers have more room to negotiate prices on items they damage on purpose with approval from management. Because the customer is ALWAYS right, folks!
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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