QVC Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
Updated Apr 15, 2015
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    Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at QVC.

    Interview

    Applied Online and was contacted by a recruiter via email they wanted to do a phone screen. Did a phone screen with the HR rep. A week later I received an email that the hiring manager wanted to do a phone interview. Had a phone interview with the phone interview with the hiring manager. At the end of the phone interview, the hiring manager said the recruiter would be in touch with me. I received an email from Startwire (a program that tracks job applications) that I hadn't been selected. I went to check my application status and it said not selected. I was supposed to hear back from the recruiter. It's fine I wasn't selected, after two interviews, I'd like to get an email from QVC rather than Startwire.

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    Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at QVC.

    Interview

    Apply online, two phone interviews, in person interview with HR and specific department - the process was expedited a little bit as they were hiring in late May. Be confident in your skills and goals. Prep is key.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical interview questions - lots of behavioral and situational questions   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (4)  

    Senior Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at QVC.

    Interview

    Interviews are very typical in that they are situational in nature (tell me about yourself, strengths, weaknesses, past job experiences, etc.) However, the company thrives on relationships and how you plan to collaborate (befriend in this company) individuals in other departments. I can not express enough how important it will be for you to elaborate on your ability to work with others. In addition, the company is constantly changing. The employees commonly joke that Q-V-C stands for "Quick-Violent-Change". With that said, it is important to touch on your ability to work effectively in an ever changing environment. The company consistently promotes their 8 core values (Transparency, Communications, Respect, Trust, Fun Along The Way, etc.) I would not hurt to touch upon how you have operated in these areas in past employment.

    QVC goes through great lengths to insure every candidate is a "good fit". Therefore you will likely have in excess of 8-10 interviews before you are made an offer.

    Ask for your top dollar during negotiations because pay increase is enormously slow once you are in the organization.

    Step 1-phone interview with HR recruiter who gives information to the hiring manager
    Step 2- phone interview with the hiring manager
    Step 3- 1:1 with the HR recruiter and the hiring manager (same day, but separate interviews)
    Step 4- A day of interviewing with several individuals (VPs, Directors, etc., they will all be separate interviews)
    Step 5 - More days of interviewing with several individuals (these will be executives you will work with. They will all be separate interviews)
    Step 6 - Offer of employment

    If you are hired, expect your first day to be a day of filling out paperwork and receiving feedback on the QVC culture and the QVC way of doing things. They generally have several (15-30) people start work on the same day. You will all be from varying backgrounds, being place throughout the company. They will bring in IT security to explain the QVC IT rules and standards, you will receive your badge, and get a tour of the company.

    The next 3 months of your employment will consist of onboarding and 1 on 1 meetings with various individuals throughout the organization. This will be arranged by your superior to get you acclimated with the organization. At this time you will likely be told you are not allowed to do any type of work, to just "learn". One thing that is not mentioned is that all your opinions and ideas SHOULD NOT be expressed during your 90 days of onboarding. QVC does not receive the feedback of new hires very well. They believe you can not contribute ideas or opinions until you learn and understand the "QVC way" of doing things. Not following this unwritten rule can hurt your brand early in the game (a work hazard you may never be able to recover from).

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel about being the only minority in a non diverse environment.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I gave the HR rep a value that would be more comparable to my current salary. She took this information to the Finance team for approval and returned with an answer within the hour.

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    I T Interview

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    Negative Experience
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Resume is submitted through their website. In this case, a recruiter did a phone screen and candidate never heard back either way, on the position. This lack of follow-up either way seems unprofessional i.e. at a minimum/worst case a "Thank you for your time and a 'canned' rejection letter or email, we'll keep your resume" would be much more professional.

    Interview Questions

    • None the H.R. person talked about the company most of the time, with only a few basic questions   Answer Question
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    Senior Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at QVC (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    It's a pretty long interview process.
    1. HR Rep
    2. Supervisors in group
    3. HRBP
    4. Supervisors in outside groups
    5. Director

    As an internal candidate you would think the process would be better for you but it's not. The decision is not based on your experience or your accomplishments while you have worked there. It's based on perception and if they like you. If your a minority forget about it. They don't ask to many technical questions because honestly most of the people in upper management positions don't even have IT backgrounds so they really don't even have the knowledge to ask you those kinds of questions. They tell you they want new ideas and opinions but in actuality they don't want it from you. They want you to sit back and listen even if it makes no sense to you. So advice if you are going to take a job here prepare to be a yes person and try not truffle feathers . The interview was based on relationships you have even if you have great relationships it goes unnoticed. You actually get more appreciation and praise from other teams that you work with not even from your own group. and don't say that you want to learn what the team does it's frowned upon to say you want to learn. But don't you have to learn how they do things wherever you go? withwithyoimmedigroupI'advjust.

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  7. Helpful (2)  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at QVC.

    Interview

    The interview process was very comprehensive. I went through a phone screen, then two rounds of in person meetings. Every one who attended the interviews seemed well-prepared and was able to clearly answer all of my questions. The interviewers were extremely knowledgeable about the company and the position and were able to accurately describe the day to day life in the role.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult part of the process was the time spent in the face-to-face interviews without a break. Three-four hours of time is a lot!   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Normal, nothing crazy.

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    Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    I interviewed over 10 years ago so it is hard to remember details and I know the process has been refined since my first experience. Today's process includes phone interview and usually 1 or 2 rounds of in-person interviews depending on level of position. Behavioral interview questions are used.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral-based interview questions that ask for specific examples. Be prepared.   Answer Question
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    IT Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at QVC.

    Interview

    The hiring process was pretty long. I submitted a resume via their website and received an email requesting for a phone interview, which lead to an in-person interview. The interview itself are all non-technical. It's mostly behavioral-based interviews, which, if you practiced for, is pretty easy. As long as you know your stuff and be prepared, it's much better than other companies.

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    Order Entry Representative Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Very easy, typical questioning, hired from their yearly job fair. Very self explanatory. Once hired you begin approx. a week later with their orientation and training sessions, from their they place you on to their floor and begin working. Its a very hospitable work environment with opportunities to advance.

    Interview Questions

    • None, the questions were the typical job interview questions   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    none

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    Merchandise Buying Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at QVC (West Chester, PA).

    Interview

    I applied for this position on the website and was contacted shortly thereafter about setting up a phone interview. The phone interview process was very easy and the interviewer, Kristen, was extremely nice. I instantly felt at ease. We talked a lot about my schooling, background, and college courses I had taken that helped shape my skill sets. Before hanging up the phone I was told that I would be contacted by email to set up an in-person interview. Within 24 hours I was contacted and an interview was scheduled. The in person interview was great, everyone I met was very nice and welcoming. It was thorough and took about 45 minutes in total. I was contacted after the interview to say thank you and to tell me that they would let me know when a decision was made. It took a few weeks but I was contacted at least once a week and updated about where they were in the process which was very nice of them and made the waiting not so bad. I was offered a position and instantly accepted. It was definitely worth the wait!

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked for three adjectives that my co-workers would use to describe me and then three adjectives that my best friends would use to describe me. It was a cool but unexpected question.   Answer Question

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