Nine West Interview Questions & Reviews
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- Sale Associate (1)
- Senior Sales Associate (1)
- Part Time Sales Associate (1)
- Tell Me About Yourself (1)
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- Senior PT Sales Associate (1)
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Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nine West.
Interview Details – I walked in one day and asked if they were looking to hire and they were. When I told them that I already work at the mall, they seemed to want to interview me right away! I was scheduled for an interview for a couple of days later and told to go online and fill out every thing out. I went in and interviewed with an assistant manager. It was an easy peasy interview. Typical questions asked from predetermined sheet: What was your worst customer and how did you deal? How would you deal working at a busy location? It was a piece of cake and the assistant manager was young like me so it was no pressure at all. She told me that she liked me and would sell me to the store manager. I was told to call in a couple days to check and see if the store manager had made a decision. When I called, she informed me that I would need to come in and talk to her just to put a name to face and talk a little about the position. Went in a few days later and met with the store manager. She basically just told me a little bit about the store and company culture but did ask what I was looking for in the company. Next thing you know she asked what my availability was and what I would want my pay to be
Interview Question – Nothing surprising at all. If you have prior retail experience you will be ok. Have examples, be personable Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Really didn't know how to negotiate so I just told them current pay at my other job. I was told that they could offer me a couple more cents, so I took it. When I got my confirmation email, I had gotten what I asked for on my application which was .25 cents more than originally offered.
Store Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Nine West in September 2010.
Interview Details – 1 Interview with District Manager and 1 phone interview with the Regional Manager. Both were very brief for a Store manager position. I was surprised that I received an offer. I had networked with the District Manager and knew a previous Store Manager, so that helped. I did not think it was a thorough interview.
Interview Question – How would you handle employee theft? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate. It was a fair offer.
Senior PT Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Nine West in July 2013.
Interview Details – The process took very long, I applied for Senior Sales Associate pt but ended up working in place of an older manager. I took the job expecting 15-20 hours a week and ended up with 39 on the dot.
Interview Question – Predict an upcoming shoe trend. View Answer
Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Nine West in October 2013.
Interview Details – Recruited at a former job, 1 interview, negotiable pay, very quick hiring process. Easy background check, no drug test required. Interviewed by Store Manager
Interview Question – How long do you plan to be with the company? Answer Question
Key Holder Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Nine West in September 2013.
Interview Details – I applied and it took about a week to hear back. I then went to store and had face to face with Store Manager. The interview took about an hr. She asked question related to retail hardware and floor sets. Ask about my history and why i wasnt still at places. Then she told me what would be excpected of me and my role as a key holder. Then she said if interested she would set me up for an interview with DM over phone. The next day she called and said that i was hired the DM didnt need to speak with me. I accepted offer and thank them.
Interview Question – There was not really one that was asked they were basic questions typically asked. However she did ask why i chose Jones. View Answer
Negotiation Details – It was real simple. She told me the hourly rate even though i would like more i figured it was a stepping stone so i took it and just decided to network.
Key Holder Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Nine West in March 2012.
Interview Details – Submitted my application to the DMM, (she had previously tried to recruit me and gave me her card) Was called 2 days later to set up interview time. Met in Cafe across from hiring store and interview in there. Different, and a bit distracting but otherwise your average interview and questions.
Interview Question – How have you pursued leadership roles in your last position? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – When asked what my preferred rate would be I gave my goal (above my current) and she was able to meet it.
Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Nine West.
Interview Details – You basically go into a room with one of the managers and they ask a series of questions including your past experience, your availability, and why you think you are good candidate for the position that they have open.
Interview Question – Scenario questions Answer Question
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Temp Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nine West in November 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online, a week later i got a call to set up a phone interview friday. Friday i have my phone interview, her name was Jackie, she was super cool and laid back she asked a couple of basic questions, i was sooo nervous i kept stumbling my words, i apologized she understood and said it was ok. I was then invited to a group interview that monday. I was intimidated by the other 4 girls but i actually did very well. she asked questions like " what fashion trends are in" and tell a little about yourself it wasnt hard at all, plus she was really really funny.
Interview Question – Pretend to ask a customer a question that doesnt consist of a yes or no answer View Answer
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Nine West FT Senior Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person - interviewed at Nine West in December 2012.
Interview Details – 1st I handed in my resume in person. 2nd I applied online.There was months between applying and get.ting an interview. The first was all the basic questions about experience and education. On the second interview I was offered a the position and negotiated my pay.
Interview Question – Name a time you had to brake company policy View Answer
Negotiation Details – simple and easy. I got exactly what I asked for, later the company cut all commission.
Part Time Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Nine West in June 2013.
Interview Details – For PT sales you are only going to have one interview. Show up 10 minutes early and ensure that you are dressed professional and the interviewer can already see you working in the store based on your image. Smile and take your time answering questions. Brush up on current fashion trends. Customer service is the most important part of your job at Nine West. Ensure that every thing relates to making someone satisfied. Also know how you would engage with your guest. Asking someone questions such as; where are you from? I really like the jewelry that you are wearing, where is it from? Love your handbag, where can I get one? Open Ended Questions!
Interview Question – Not difficult if you are into fashion, but we do ask What Fashions trends are currently being promoted in your favorite stores? This question is asked only to see if you are current on fashion trends. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Rate was more than initially asked for