Nordstrom Commissioned Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jul 25, 2015
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Commissioned Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nordstrom (Los Angeles, CA).

Interview

I submitted my resume and contacted the department manager to set up an interview. She contacted me and I went in to meet her at the scheduled time. We discussed the job and requirements. I had a friend working for the company so I understood the culture of exceeding customer expectations and exceeding sales goals.

Interview Questions

  • How would you reach your sales goal?   1 Answer

Negotiation

They explained the commission structure and I accepted the offer.

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    Commissioned Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freehold, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Nordstrom (Freehold, NJ).

    Interview

    Any sales experience? it was very easy and they asked if you had experience selling. Also asked if you're team-oriented. They will be pressure on making your numbers weekly and you will be reviewed. Interview went well

    Interview Questions

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    Commissioned Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Nordstrom (Detroit, MI) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I walked in and faced a group of about 20-30 young people waiting to be interviewed. They called my name and I went with a sales associate into a small room where multiple interviews were being held. I was asked questions and then went to the floor to do a mock sale.

    Interview Questions

    • What was one challenge you have had to face in your career   Answer Question
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    Commissioned Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nordstrom (Honolulu, HI) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Three step interview process: 1) department assistant manager 2) lead department manager 3) store manager ... while the interview process took about three weeks to receive confirmation, it was very informative and worth-while.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here?   1 Answer
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    Commissioned Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nordstrom.

    Interview

    Very easy. Selling techniques are sought after. You get a phone interview first. Once you pass that, you are told to come in for a one on one interview which was pretty easy.

    Interview Questions

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    Commissioned Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redondo Beach, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Nordstrom (Redondo Beach, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online for the Cerritos location. I got called for an interview about 2 days later from the assistant manager from the South Bay Galleria. I scheduled an interview for the next week.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked how I handled customer situations at my previous jobs. I.was asked to sell my handbag.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiating. You make commission only.

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    Commissioned Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nordstrom (San Francisco, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and received an email within 2 days saying i qualified. Then got a phone interview couple days later, the questions were fairly simple;(why Nordstrom and why should we hire you. then 2 in person interviews. I had 1 group interview and 1:1 with the store manager. Same questions were asked in all my interviews. Process took about 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions

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    Commissioned Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in The Woodlands, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Nordstrom (The Woodlands, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Process was VERY short. From the time I submitted my application about a week or 2 later I was called for a phone interview and immediately after that I was asked to come into the store to have a face to face interview with the department manager that I applied to and was offered a job that same day!!! Super quick process.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a customer who was rude? Explain how you are competitive, etc.   Answer Question
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    Commissioned Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Nordstrom.

    Interview

    Easy and brief. Interview didn't take long and it was like talking to a co-worker than a hiring manager which made it a lot easier to open up to. Try being yourself and have knowledge of the company and the products they sale. Also ask at least 3 question.

    Interview Questions

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    Commissioned Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Nordstrom.

    Interview

    I received a phone interview in which they asked some pretty difficult questions. It lasted about twenty minutes and they asked around 10 questions such as: How do you feel about a commission based environment, why do you want to work at Nordstrom, What is something you failed at and how did you overcome it?

    Interview Questions

    • What is something you failed at and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
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