Winston Retail Interview Questions

Updated May 20, 2014
Updated May 20, 2014
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    Merchandise Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Winston Retail in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    All communication is via phone, email, Skype, Ovoo. During my whole duration at the company I've only had the opportunity to meet with other employees or management twice (annual met and greet) or if I happened across someone while working in the field, or was on a temporary assignment with another employee. Communtication starts with emails, inquires about job history... then phone interviews of the same, with in-depth job description and salary discussion. Then emailed paperwork to sign once they offer you the gig.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions, just questions about you work history... they want to know details.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated for my salary. Make sure to negotiate if you want to get paid, because there is a good chance you will stay at that salary for a long time to come. Ask, "Is that as high as you are will to come up, because..." list your reasons and why you're worth it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Stock Squad Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Winston Retail.

    Interview Details

    phone interviews

    Negotiation Details
    there's an hourly salary that tops out pretty low
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Merchandise Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Winston Retail in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Winston gave two interviews, mostly based on work performance. Over all experience was pleasurable. HR representative very friendly and allowed time for all questions. They took the time to describe the job and work requirements in detail.

    Negotiation Details
    Hiring manager explained pay scale - range for job and years of experience determined the pay rate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    SSA- Junior Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Winston Retail.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application online and submitted a resume. I then did a telephone interview and was hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • No real difficult questions. Most memorable question was. Why I would want to work for this company.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    To be hired as a contractor for a junior merchandiser position for $11.00 an hour. I had just received my Bachelor's in Fashion Merchandising and thought this would be a great way to get some experience in the field. Once i started working I got SSA or Stock squad associate visits and pay instead of junior merchandiser positions/pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Newark, DE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, DE
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Winston Retail in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    My interview was over the phone. The recruiter was very friendly and her excitement rubbed off on me. She explained the job details wonderfully. There are several contracts you have to sign prior to being hired but as long as you have access to a scanner or fax machine, it makes the process run faster. The hiring process could not have been any smoother. I was actually laying pool side while being interviewed.

    Interview Questions
    • My resume and application was very detailed so the recruiter pretty much knew my entire background proir to the phone interview. She just verified everything. I pretty much had to job before she called.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The pay rate that was offered I accepted immediately because I thought it was very fair. Once I received my contract they bumped it to one dollar more, which I did not argue with!!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Campus Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at Winston Retail in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of a phone conversation with the HR rep for around 45 minutes. Then I received an email instructing me to interview one on one with the store manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you were faced with a difficult decision.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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