Pacific Sunwear Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
Updated Jul 24, 2014
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Pacific Sunwear.

Interview Details

Come prepared even when you hand in an application was an on the spot interview I was asked the basic questions like why should we hire you what position and why did you apply to pacsun

Interview Questions
No Offer

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Leesburg, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Leesburg, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Pacific Sunwear in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went into the store and asked for an application.The next day when i turned it in the manager asked me to come the next day for an interview.The interview was me and another applicant.The questions were simple like Why do i want to work their? What makes customer wanna come back? How would you welcome a customer?How to prevent theft? and then she gave us a situation and find an outfit for her.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hawthorne, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hawthorne, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Pacific Sunwear.

    Interview Details

    The PacSun interview is very basic. The questions range from why do you think you are fit for the job to how well do you work under the pressure. You do not get the opportunity to negotiate wages it is minimum wage, of course. I was told I'd get a call back for the job the day of the interview, my next appearance at PacSun was for training.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you go about up-selling a pair of jeans?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Pacific Sunwear.

    Interview Details

    I applied to Pacsun on a Tuesday and the manager asked if I had any retail experience, I said yes so he offered me an interview for Thursday (2 days later). When I went in on Thursday it was a group interview with 2 other girls. They were dressed more laid back and I dressed up a bit more. I started talking to them showing I was outgoing and friendly. He took us to a sitting area and asked us to state our name and say a joke or sing a line of a song. I was hella nervous so my voice shook. But talking to the other girls made all of us feel more comfortable. Then he asked about our experience and asked us why we want to work at PacSun and told us information about the position. We then needed to pick an outfit for a guy in the store, all of use had a different style/situation type of guy. It was super fun! After we showed our outfits to the managers he said he would contact us by Monday. Less than 10 minutes later I got the call for the job! So just be really outgoing and relaxed. Show you're a better candidate, answer your questions throughly (I should have done that more but oh well).

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work at Pacsun?
      Name some trends going on?
      What experience do you have?
      What is your style? (something like that)
      What is influential selling?
        View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Buford, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buford, GA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Pacific Sunwear in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview was informal. It lasted about 30 min and had several different types of questions. It was held outside of the store on some chairs in the mall. The interview style was laid back. It seems like they're looking for someone who is comfortable talking to all types of people.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Pacific Sunwear in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I went into the store to place my application. I spoke with one of the managers and she set up an interview time for the next week. I went in and had a group interview with one other girl for the position. We went to the back to have our interviews. The interview was primarily about what our personal style was and what we thought was trending right now. After the interview the manager asked me to hang around to fill out a background check. After a few weeks of waiting for the background check, they called me to say that I passed the background check and that I had the job.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most popular trend in accessories right now?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Pacific Sunwear in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview was extremely casual. The manager took me to a nearby cafe and we sat at a table and had a casual conversation. All of the questions were pretty basic: what does customer service mean to you, what would you do if..., what is your biggest strength/weakness, etc. Overall, I felt comfortable because the manager was so down to earth.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Orange, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Pacific Sunwear in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a relatively simple process… unfortunately, this is one of the first interviews I've ever experienced, so I was too nervous to make a good impression. Went in, asked for an application, and got scheduled for an interview on the spot. The interview was a group one, and began with us introducing ourselves. We were then asked about the last time we showed leadership, and were asked to pick two items from the store and sell them to the group. We ended with a game where we all went around in a circle and tried naming as many PacSun brands that we could. They said they would get back to us in two weeks if we got the position. Altogether, the most important piece of advice I could give is DON'T STRESS because one thing the manager seemed to respond most positively to was someone who was easygoing and confident… overall, have a chill attitude and be positive and you have a pretty good chance of getting the job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tukwila, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tukwila, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Pacific Sunwear.

    Interview Details

    Got recommended by my friend who was their employee already. They decide the minute you hand in the application whether they even want you to come back for an interview or not. During the interview, they will usually ask you to pick an outfit and tell them why you picked the outfit.

    Interview Questions
    • Not sure, I don't really remember as it happened awhile ago   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They just told me how much they were going to pay me and when they expected me to start
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Garden City, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Garden City, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Pacific Sunwear in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Pac Sun conducts individual interviews, though often you'll find them doing group interviews. I was selected via a group interview, which entails management asking a series of questions to each of the candidates, and they choose candidates based on there responses. Candidates who are generally more outgoing, well spoken, and well poised are more likely to be chosen.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions are pretty run-of-the-mill; they ask you how you would react in certain situations regarding customer interactions, and they try to throw somewhat of a curveball where the answer to the question isn't clear, but it's more important that you answer with confidence and that you'd be trying to make the best of the situation.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not really much of a negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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