Talbots Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
56 Interview Reviews

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Talbots.

    Interview Details

    This process was easy. It entailed filling out the correct paperwork on site and subsequent interview in store's manager's office area. It was very straight forward, focusing on prior work experience, job expectations on both sides of the table, salary and availability. It was mainly to see if you will fit into the culture of the store and are able to present yourself in a way the reflects positively on the brand. I was offered a job on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It was your standard give your asking price then offered a little less, which was expected.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springfield, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springfield, PA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Talbots in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process took more than 2 hours with the Store Manager. She asked many questions about my current job now and why I wanted to leave my current job. She also had me design an outfit which she liked and told me I would be getting a second interview with the DM. Which I never did.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle an employee who is not reach their sales goals.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Talbots in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Filled in application form in store. Followed up at store a week later and met with manager. This was my first interview and really had no clue as to the type of questions I would be asked.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Talbots.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application and was contacted within the week. I had known someone who previously worked forTalbots and she gave a recommendation prior to my interview. The interview was rather straight-forward. I was questioned about my prior work experience and availability.

    Interview Questions
    • There were specific questions about customer service. What would you do if a customer had a complaint about the product or how would you help a customer find her correct fit. How much time would you dedicate to one customer, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Sale Associate Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Talbots in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I sent in my resume to the Store Manager. She called me back within 1 or 2 weeks to come in for an interview. We sat and interviewed for about 20 mins. She called me back about 2 weeks later offering me a position. About a week later I came in for orientation and paperwork.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have experience selling credit cards?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didnt really feel the need to negotiate. I felt the offer was reasonable and higher paying then a lot of retail stores.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Talbots.

    Interview Details

    I came in for a one-on-one interview with the store's general manager. We sat in her office in the back of the store and spoke for less than half-an-hour about my experience and why I would like to work for her.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    This was an hourly position so there really was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Talbots.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by two managers: one seemed to be more on the ball than the other. They seemed to be nice people. They didn't offer a very good wage or compensation program.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The compensation was not as good as another opportunity.

    Declined Offer
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    Co-Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Talbots.

    Interview Details

    you will interview with someone who holds the position you are applying for-then move up the chain

    Interview Questions
    • they will ask you to go on the sales floor and play out a sales scenario   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    the offer was within my request-have a range in your head
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Talbots.

    Interview Details

    Interview comprised of a meeting with the General Manager and District Manager. It was pretty straightforward and simple. Since it was a promotion, there were obvious questions about ways in which I would do things differently as a manager in the ways of brand coaching and team development, visual/merchandising, operational accuracy, and other questions of that nature. The interview was no more than 20 minutes and I'd say a very comfortable experience.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you address an associate that's unresponsive performance-wise to touch bases and productivity talks?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It was non-negotiable basically. It was phrased that the position was only being offered at the amount and it was sort of a take-it-or-leave-it scenario.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Park City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Park City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Talbots.

    Interview Details

    Very informal; depends a lot on manager. It was pleasant, not intimidating.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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