Oriental Trading Company

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Oriental Trading Company Interview Questions

Updated Dec 4, 2014
Updated Dec 4, 2014
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    Associate Brand Merchant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Oriental Trading Company in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Worst interview I've ever been through! During my initial phone interview the recruiter had no in-depth information regarding the position I was applying for and couldn't answer a single question of mine. I was asked basic questions that I'd expect to be asked for someone coming out of Jr. High. The recruiter was not only incompetent about the role but also their company. I quickly withdrew myself from consideration.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you used Microsoft Word before? Please provide and example.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Oriental Trading Company in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    saw add on linkedin, applied on their website. it took about 4 weeks to hear something, i frankly forgot i even applied. the first was a 20 minute phone interview which was very basic. then i was asked to come and meet the boss. again i didn't hear anything for nearly a month.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    didn't like how long it took. would have been fine but i was left in the wings. if they would have communicated with me, I wouldn't of had to find another job.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Inventory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Oriental Trading Company.

    Interview Details

    Within a week I was contacted and conducted a phone interview. Ultimately the job was not exactly what I was looking for and did not proceed in the process.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really unexpected. Standard screening interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Merchanise Planning Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ralston, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ralston, NE
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Oriental Trading Company in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initially replied to an ad on LinkedIn. Spoke by phone with HR Rep, hiring manager, and two higher level individuals. Eventually ended up flying out (from NYC area) to interview in Omaha, and received an offer 1 day after my visit.

    The entire process was transparent, responsive and very positive, especially considering that I was an out-of-state candidate.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was more than fair, and negotiation was not necessary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Oriental Trading Company.

    Interview Details

    Quick HR phone interview and then quick turnaround for a second interview. Second interview was with potential boss and her manager. This company does not seem to care for those with an education, many employees do not have a college degree and this company does not attend college career fairs.

    Interview Questions
    • None, easy interview if you are prepared. Try to beef up your experience because college graduates do not seem to be their cup of tea.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  7.  

    Inventory Demand Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ralston, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ralston, NE
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Oriental Trading Company in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    4 interviews (1 call, three in-person). Each interview was the same questions just with a higher level on the totem pole.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your best achievement at your current place of employment.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations involved. I accepted as I was actively seeking employment.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Personalization Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Oriental Trading Company in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was almost non-existent. I came in, was instructed to take an extremely basic proficiency test that only required reading labels and matching them to an assigned cubby space. In the actual interview I was asked if I understood the job description, to explain it in my own words, and asked if I felt I would be able to perform all that was required of me. Then we started on paperwork and set a time and date for my drug test and physical testing. Very simple.

    Interview Questions
    • No challenging questions, the few questions I was asked pertained very specifically to the job listing's description.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation for my position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Inventory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ralston, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ralston, NE
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Oriental Trading Company in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    you go in a room full of people and answer how 'you would do a job', then you would be questioned by their management and then they determine if you should get hired or not

    Negotiation Details
    when would you be able to start
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Oriental Trading Company in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    The position's supervisor called me for an unscheduled phone interview. When I asked his name, he told me his first, but said his last was too difficult. He provided me with no contact information. I heard nothing from the company for almost a month. Then I was asked to come in the following week for an interview consisting of 3 1:1 interviews. That structure did give me the opportunity to discuss company dynamics with those at the same position level, without the supervisor present; but some of the questions were repetitive. Oriental Trading emerged from Chapter 11 in 2011, so I was interested in how management may have changed. A five year employee said it basically hadn't--which I think was the answer I wanted, but obviously I wanted to be certain they were changing their business model moving forward.
    As I had not used a software required for the position in several years, one of the interviewers brought in a sample print out for me to review, which was understandable. At the end of the interviews, no one offered me any contact information or business card. After learning more about the position and the company, I had determined that, should an offer be extended, I would likely decline. I heard nothing from the company for over two months, when I finally received a message from Human Resources saying they had filled the position but would retain my resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Customer Service Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Oriental Trading Company in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    For a CSA position you have to call ahead to set up an assessment and interview with an automated system. When you go in you have a skills assessment test that asks questions about customer service skills as well as math and some English. Once you're finished with that you meet with an HR rep who conducts the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • At the end of the call you need to upsell something from the catalog to the customer. The interviewer handed me a catalog and told me to upsell something to her.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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