I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at VF in October 2013.
Interview Details – Interviewed over the phone for a senior finance position. HR person seemed extremely rushed and disengaged. She went through a list of standardized questions, why VF? what will you bring to the table etc. It became obvious during the call that they were interviewing me simply to "interview" someone for a job that was being filled internally. No subsequent communication from the company.
Interview Question – What dont you like about your current role? What do you hope to find here that you have not had in your previous professional experience? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at VF in September 2013.
Interview Details – Multiple interviews through recruiter (including backround check and personality assessment). 45 minute phone interview with hiring manager, then one on-site 2 hour interview with several department members.
Interview Question – Nothing was difficult. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation available.
Interviewed at VF
Interview Details – Interview was short. Was called the night before for a 15-20 min interview the following evening. Manager only asked 2-3 questions to determine hiring eligibility.
Negotiation Details – Pay was non-negotiable
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at VF in September 2011.
Interview Details – I applied online at the company site. Within a week the HR manager reached out to be requesting my resume. I next schedule a phone interview with her where we covered my previous work experience and she asked some questions around my work history. No behavioral standard interview questions. At the end of the interview she arranged for a second interview with the Regional manager. After the second interview the original HR manager reached back out to me within the hour and made the offer.
Interview Question – It was really all conversations around previous work experience and it felt much more conversational than Q&A Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I accepted the initial offer.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at VF in February 2011.
Interview Details – Received call from HR to setup interview with the manager. HR did not do a screening interview. I felt a bit overqualified for the position, but saw some potential upward movement. The interviewer wasn't very experienced in interviewing and was only relaying my answers to the SVP. It was pretty typical behavioral questions.
Interview Question – Name a time when you had to use creativity to solve a problem. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
The process took a day - interviewed at VF in February 2011.
Interview Details –
interview with store manager and assitant manager
asked simple questions
what did i dislike/like about previous jobs
how would i sell an item to a customer
about my customer service experience
talked about company job expectations and job details
Interview Question – how do you sell to a customer View Answer
Negotiation Details – no negotiation set salary get review after first year or less then get raises, get reviews and or raises as long as your working for the company
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at VF in January 2011.
Interview Details – Phone interview with HR and 1:1 interview with hiring manager
Reason for Declining – I gestured and declined to contribute interview and process. The impression left from the manager (VP of Marketing at John Varvatos) was that the environment is very unprofessional. She almost said it herself and she convinced me too. I got 15 minutes early for my interview and there was another candidate being interviewed right in front of me and I could hear everything. I spent 45 minutes waiting to be even acknowledged by the manager and only because I made them realize I was still there. Then the manager apologizes as she just came from Milan and said asked for two more minutes which turned out to be 15 more minutes. Some of the initial questions were where I was from. When I mentioned I was born elsewhere she quickly said how smart I was and kept looking at my lips as if I was speaking Martian. I asked if she was having a hard time with my accent, and she said no because she was once married to a French so she understood all accents, and also because she was Scottish. I guess once you understand one accents you understand all accents?? Then my presentation began and after I was told at least 20 times how smart and overqualified I was for the job, I finally said Yes, I am very smart and it's interesting how you would think of me as too smart and overqualified when you could think of me as the person who can take their digital marketing to the next level. She was looking for a pretext, so more of you are too smart and overqualified. Then I said I definitely don’t want to be where I am not wanted, but you have to be careful to put a person too smart and to high because what is that says about you? It almost makes you sound not so smart and look too low. Trying to easy the climate I was asked that if I was married, what I was waiting for to start having babies. My answer 'I kind of like people making their own decisions'. Just when I thought that person couldn’t be more unprofessional, I am asked what’s my favorite designer, and I say I have no preference as I am not very well knowledgeable in fashion design even though my experience is in Luxury brands. Then she made a big face like I FINALLY GOT YA!! What was wrong with that picture? Well, okay, it’s almost like saying she is not qualified for her VP of Marketing at John Varvatos job because she is a single mother, as it demonstrates she can’t understand men, and when she tries she fails, and John Varvatos is all about men luxury products. She said she would need some weeks to think about this so closed by saying please take all the time.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at VF in May 2010.
Interview Details – I applied this position through a 3rd party recruiter. I first met the people at the office and they selected the top 3 people to travel to the HQ in Greensboro, NC to meet with other folks. I met with the Corporate Controller, Treasurer, VP of Legal, other finance folks. They were able to make the decision on the same day.
Interview Question – How would you handle a difficult employee? Answer Question
Interviewed at VF
Interview Details – Recruiter made contact quickly after application was submitted and was very friendly and the actual interview was scheduled for within a week. Interviewers (2) were friendly as well and asked typical interview questions (strengths, weaknesses, tell me about past positions). The interview was very quick (under 10 minutes) but this was for a temporary position so I can see why it might not be a high priority.
Interview Question – Have you worked with I-9 forms? Answer Question
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