Interviewed at Sterling Jewelers
Interview Details – Application. Minimum 2 interviews. Testing, background and credit check.
Interview Question – Prove you can sell. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. They offer what they have on a list and you accept or decline.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sterling Jewelers in August 2012.
Interview Details – I had just moved to the area and was looking for jobs. I walked to several stores in the mall dropping off resumes and Kay Jewelers was one of them and that was when I met the store manager, although he did not announce himself as a manager. He gave me a call within 2 weeks and set up an interview for the following week with his assistant manager. It was the assistant manager's first interview and she had a checklist of questions and follow-up questions. Following that interview I was given an interview with the district manager a week later who makes a habit of speaking to all potential new hires. They were all very kind and specific about what they needed from me. They also showed a lot of pride in the company.
Interview Question – I was asked to role play a sales pitch of a pen that the district manager had in his pocket. He then gave me some pointers and asked me to do it again. It served 2 purposes, seeing my ability as a salesman and also my ability to implement new information. View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation for a hourly position with no specific jewelry sales experience.
Interviewed at Sterling Jewelers
Interview Details – HR staff was uncomfortable to be around. She had a grimace on her face the whole time.
Negotiation Details – Prepare to be turned down. Ask for more vacation time.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sterling Jewelers in October 2012.
Interview Details – I received offers to interview from two different locations: a Kay store and a Jared the Galleria of Jewelry. I interviewed with both and subsequently chose Jared.
First, I met with the store manager of Kay. We interviewed in the food court of the mall and the interview went well. Upon returning back to the store, a customer was talking to a sales associate and an assistant manager. After leaving, the assistant manager and the associate began making fun of the gentleman. This left a bad taste in my mouth.
At Jared, I was amazed by the store! I met with the manager, a seasoned vet, who told me the earning potential I could reach and explained why, given my background, Jared was the place for me. After the interview, I left and he said he'd be in touch.
He called a couple of days later and invited me back in to meet with his diamond department manager. Upon arrival, I only met with him. He offered me the job on the spot and told me he'd call me with my pay rate.
A couple more days passed and I got a call letting me know my payrate and the date I would start.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected considering I'd worked in sales before. Basic things like:
"Tell me about your biggest sale"
"What is your experience building a client base"
, etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – My payrate was exceptional; I know it's far more than the starting average (even above those who had jewelry experience, which I did not). I didn't need to negotiate.
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sterling Jewelers.
Interview Details – Applied in store with a referral from one of the sales associates (they get a referral bonus - $50). Got a call within 2 weeks for an interview. Got interviewed by one manager on the floor and then took a test (to see if you'd steal ect.) and got the job.
Interview Question – How would you sell this (ring) to me? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I should have asked for more.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Sterling Jewelers.
Interview Details – 4 basic interviews about your sales back round and what your goals are as sales person.
Interview Question – All questions are pretty basic Answer Question
Reason for Declining – pay was way to low for what i was making before
I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Sterling Jewelers in June 2009.
Interview Details – Interviewed with District Manager; lasted about 30 minutes. Offered the position a few days later.
Interview Question – Asked questions about background and what I would do with customers. Nothing out of the ordinary. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sterling Jewelers in April 2013.
Interview Details – Called, interviewed, discussed qualifications, accepted, started working.
Interview Question – How comfortable are you getting a Credit App a day? Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Sterling Jewelers in July 2013.
Interview Details – long interview done bye 2 people most time manager and assistant manager. Questions about times you were put in difficult situations
Interview Question – average just be prepared Answer Question
Negotiation Details – talk about benifits
Pros: “Pay is adequate and geared to the region where the store is located. Benefits are reasonable Vacation is accrued from day one. Training is good, but as with all corporate training they…” “Pay is adequate and geared to the region where the store is located. Benefits are reasonable Vacation is accrued from day one. Training is good, but as with all corporate training they idealize a "lay down" customer. Life isn't quite like that.” – Full Review
There's a sparkle that comes from each one of us. Something special that commands attention. And in the right environment, we can shine. As the largest retail jeweler in the country - with respected names like Kay… — Full Overview
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