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Payless ShoeSource Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
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fast, got hired within the same day. i actually walked in. i did not apply yet he just started to interview me and told me to go online and apply then call when done and thats it

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First you will have to fill out an application online and they will review it. You should go in and follow up because they have a lot of people applying, they will ask your name and see if you qualify for interview and if you do , you're in luck. if not then try applying again and pay close attention to the questions

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Payless ShoeSource.

    Interview Details

    I walked into the store to drop off my resume and was told to apply online. I did and then i got a call about 3 days later and was told to come in for an interview 5 days from the call. I went in the day of the interview and was asked questions such as, what was a mistake and how did you overcome, or whats your greatest weakness, some stuff about my past work experience. Then the store manage made me role play selling shoes to the her , which i highly recommend practicing for. The store manage said i was smooth so i'll tell you what i did. I greeted the customer and offered assistance " Hey, Good Afternoon, is there anything i can help you with?" Then she gave me a scenario which was, i'm looking for some brown shoes for my husband, he wears size 9. Whatever the scenario is, just pick two or three different styles. Like this brown shoe can be for casual and business situations, or this shoe has a classy feel to it. After she says okay i'll choose this one, try offering her some socks or accessories that can go with the shoe. After everything, offer to take her to the counter and it looks better the more items you offer to the "customer". Relax, cause the manager probably understands if you can't do it perfectly especially if its your first job. After that i was told to wait for a call for the a second interview. Haven't gotten a call yet, it'll be a week after tomorrow.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your greatest mistake? It just really through me off. You should prepare for that.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Apple Valley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Apple Valley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Payless ShoeSource in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went through a first interview. It was great and the manager was really sweet. We hit it off. She got myself and three others in a week later for a second interview with the District Manager. That one did not go so well. He was a little...well, he didn't like the fact that I had no retail experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked if the manager had gone over daily schedule with me and when I answered, I was given 'well that's different' in response. Huh? I answered the question!   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Payless ShoeSource.

    Interview Details

    I had to do two interviews. One with the manager of the store ad then another with him & some other guy. The questions were pretty basic, like why do you want to work here and availability. I also had to take a drug test.

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    No Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Payless ShoeSource.

    Interview Details

    Very basic stuff. Tell about yourself. Previous experience. sell a shoe to them. why are you a good fit. ect.

    Negotiation Details
    This is what we offer. take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Payless ShoeSource.

    Interview Details

    I called, asked about the status of my application, and after a few basic questions she asked me to come in for an interview around a week later. Came in, got there a little early, and she asked me very standard questions. Honestly most of the interview was more of a conversation based off of the questions that she let me ask. Then she asked me to mock sell her something. At the end she said I did great and wanted to set up a second interview that still has not happened yet.

    Interview Questions
    • Being asked to sell her something - I had no retail experience so it was a little scary but went fine.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Payless ShoeSource in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I recommend that when you submit your application, call the store you're interested in because I got a store that was a bit far. At the interview, I had two managers interviewing me and don't be surprised if the supervisor and maybe a employee be there. You get the typical interview question and then you get to do an example in the store acting like the manager is your customer and try to sell her a shoe. I got a call back 3 days later and went back to sign a paper and got told what I was going to be paid. The day you start working, it's all paperwork through the store computer and easy tests, talking on the phone to confirm some personal information.

    Interview Questions
    • If bi-lingual, talk the language   View Answer
    • If I was your customer, how would you greet me, make me try on the shoe and make me buy it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, the manager pays you what they want
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Payless ShoeSource.

    Interview Details

    organized, drug test mandated, took long to hear back

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online and received a call a week later to set up an interview the following thursday. Interview went well not any hard questions. Received another call after to set up an interview with DM the following day. It was very easy going with her. Received a call a week later saying i had the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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