Talbots
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Talbots Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 28, 2014
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Sales Associate
Park City, UT

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Talbots.

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

Interview Question – None that I recall.   Answer Question

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Sales Associate

I applied in-person and interviewed at Talbots.

Interview Details – Walk-in dropped off my resume and filled out a application. two months later I was called in for an interview.

Interview Question – I found the interview to be very welcoming. I don't remember speicfic questions that were unexpected. Fashion, the brand and women were mostly what we talking about   Answer Question

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Sales Associate
Ardmore, PA

I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Talbots in September 2010.

Interview Details – Very basic. Just asked if I had sales or customer service experience and when I was available.

Interview Question – What would you do if you had an unhappy customer   Answer Question

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Sales Associate

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Talbots in September 2012.

Interview Details – It is a very simple hiring process. It includes a general paper application with detailed questions about work history, history with the company, history with fashion and interests in fashion, followed up with a brief one-on-one interview with a store or assistant manager. The process is not intimidating. The managers are approachable and sincerely interested in your fit with the company. Just be yourself! If you are interested in high-end, classic, sophisticated style this is a solid fit.

Interview Question – Are you current and up-to-date with fashion trends and seasonal color collections? How often do you read fashion magazines?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very little negotiation possibility.

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Sales Associate
Lee, MA

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Talbots.

Interview Details – Was interviewed by assistant because the store manager is not allow to interview people because she scares them off.

Negotiation Details – there was none

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied in-person and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Talbots in August 2011.

Interview Details – Paper application, they call and do an in store interview

Interview Question – how much money do you expect   Answer Question

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Sales Associate
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Talbots in April 2013.

Interview Details – I went 4 times to the store to finish the hiring process

Interview Question – How you convence the customer that he could buy a clothe on a regular price   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I could have best rate hour them I wanted. Be very welll dressed as the store clothes.

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Sales Associate

I applied in-person and interviewed at Talbots.

Interview Details – Manager asked me about how I would asset to this company, what style Talbots is and how would I help other coworkers. After my answers he said that he was looking for more team member person, but also mentioned that he will suggest me to other Talbots store, because they were looking for somebody "like me".Still waiting

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions.   Answer Question

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Southlake, TX

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Talbots.

Interview Details – I had one interview and was called afterward saying that I was offered the job. It was a basic retail interview.

Interview Question – I don't remember the most difficult question asked.   Answer Question

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Sales Associate
New York Mills, NY

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Talbots in February 2010.

Interview Details – Talbots is desperate for sales associates; the hours are long and the pay isn't that great although it is above many other retailers. But you earn every cent of it. After the application was submitted I went to another store for an interview. Turns out I knew the manager interviewing me so it was more of a chit chat session than a real interview where I was asked to sell an outfit to her like many others are asked to do.

Interview Question – Wasn't any.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, it was this is the hourly rate and that's that.

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