Mervyns Interview Questions

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    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Slidell, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Mervyns (Slidell, LA).

    Interview

    I applied two or three times over 6 months. By the time I got called for an interview, I had forgotten that I even applied there. Initial interview was a 30 minute phone screen, 2nd interview was with a training store manager in kenner, LA. Interview lasted about 45 minutes. Both interviews had all of the standard questions that you would expect from someone with prior management background.

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    Negotiation

    A week after my 2nd interview, I was called by HR and offered more money than I asked for initially. I accepted on the spot.

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    Retail Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Mervyns (Torrance, CA) in June 2009.

    Interview

    The interview was very straightforward. I was interviewed in person by the Team Lead. I was asked a series of questions to determine how I would handle different incidents in a retail environment. I was given a background check. The Team Lead was very personable and listened well and made the effort to be sure we could communicate well. She demonstrated by example the leadership skills she was seeking in new employees for the store. I was impressed by this.

    Interview Questions

    • In which order would you handle these multiple incidents, a customer that needs someone to ring up their purchase, an accident in another department, a team manager who needs you to report to another department and clothing that is on the floor that needs to be picked up and detailed.   Answer Question
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    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Mervyns (Tucson, AZ) in November 2008.

    Interview

    Very basic and typical interview. Asked standard questions via an in-store terminal multiple choice survey. HR team was friendly and patient.

    Interview Questions

    • Any question dealing with an angry or irritated customer.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Nothing special, they quoted a starting pay, I accepted. No negotiating.

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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hayward, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Mervyns (Hayward, CA) in October 2008.

    Interview

    it wasn't bad. easy behavioral questions.

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    Negotiation

    not really happening

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    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ontario, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Mervyns (Ontario, CA) in June 2008.

    Interview

    I was given a background of the position over the phone and I was screened. Second I was invited to a tour and 1-on-1 with the Director. Lastly, I was invited to another interview with a two other managers.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you handle a difficult employee?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Its gone, doesn't matter anymore.

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Mervyns (Torrance, CA) in April 2008.

    Interview

    Had two face to face interviews after applying online

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me alittle about yourself?   1 Answer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Mervyns in January 2008.

    Interview

    Applied at store's kiosk & had waited over 2wks for response for consideration for employment. Mgmt. was busy which explained the delay for consideration. Received call to come in for first interview. After interview, decision was made on the spot & employment was offered & accepted. Next scheduled appt. was for orientation/training of store's policies, cash register training...

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    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Mervyns in August 2009.

    Interview

    Interview consisted of a group interview asking a series of questions of how to deal with angry customers, how you would solicit credit, and questions regarding your personality. Overall, the interview went well and it was an easy process.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No.

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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Mervyns in September 2008.

    Interview

    First it will be a phone interview, if they select you, then they will call you with in a week and would like you to meet one of the store manager. They will set up an time and day with the store manager. Once you meet the store manager for an interview, they will let you know next day or day after that, whether you are selected or not. If selected, you then meet with the District manager and district loss prevention manager for third interview. After that you get a call from Human resource if you get selected or not. They will ask you which day you can come in to talk about salary and benefits and then you start from there.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the 2 things I like about Retail?   1 Answer
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Mervyns in January 2008.

    Interview

    I first had a phone interview with a recruiter with consisted of a few general questions about the posititon. Then I did a 1:1 interview with a store manager that lasted about 30 minutes answering situational questions. Lastly I did an interview with a district manager which had more situational questions. I was offered a position and took it immediately.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a situation where you disagreed with a superior? How did you handle it?   Answer Question
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