Zara Interview Questions

Updated Oct 28, 2014
Updated Oct 28, 2014
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Zara.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for a cashier or sales associate online for zara. Four days late I got an email inviting me for a group interview. It was pretty intimidating, everyone was dresses professionaly and there were around 20 people applying. The question where "what is the difference between good customer service and excellent customer service?" "What do you like about zara" "what are the qualities a cashier should have?". After the group interview, I got a call that night telling me I had the second interview the next day, it was me and two other people. I had the interview and the manager basically went through my employment history. Later she told me she'll give me a call if I ve been sucessful but I haven't received anything yet. But it was a pretty easy interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Responded to a hiring event at the mall on a Thursday for a store opening, got a notice for a second interview on Tuesday, had second interview on Thursday. Process took one week.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Got another higher paying offer.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interview process, as least for me, was fairly easy. The questions that they ask are not so much to size you down as they are to identify if you have anything that will contribute to the company. For example, one of the questions they ask, in addition to almost every other company out there, is, "What is your availability?" Another question they might ask is, "What are your expectations for the company?" "Why are you interested in working at Zara?" By asking these questions, they're trying to find out if you are the qualified employee they not only want, but more importantly need. All you have to do, really, is answer affirmatively, to the effect that every answer sounds exactly like what they wanted to hear, maybe even better.

    Negotiation Details
    The sooner you decide to start, the sooner you get your piece of store commission. Start soon!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Stock Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Zara in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview Process was during a week long hiring event. I went to the store and asked for a manager. She had me fill out a short application and then asked me a few questions about what position I wanted to work. Once that was discussed she had me talk to a manager in the department I would be working in. He asked me to tell him about myself and my retail experience? Why did I want to work for Zara? What were my future goals? What was my availability? He offered me a position on the spot and I filled out my paperwork that day.

    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Zara in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went to a recruitment event at a hotel, applied, and had a one-on-one interview on the spot. The lady interviewing me asked general questions like why I wanted to work there and how well I'm able to work in teams. They had already been recruiting for two weeks and had hired most of the workers they needed for the opening of the new store so I did not receive an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for Zara? What interest do you have in fashion merchandising/sales? What was the most difficult aspect of working at your last job?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Zara in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Zara is hiring for two weeks for their new store opening (their location in the mall right now is temporary) but the first week it was in the hotel connected to the mall and the second in their store. I went to the hotel and I was actually the only one there. The person doing the interviewing process had me fill out an application and then had me sit down while she talked on the phone and did some work on the computer. After she finished she came, looked over my resume and cover letter, and then interviewed me on the spot. I interviewed for both the Stock Associate and/or Cashier position but I sold the Cashier position more.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation but I was told that I would not be receiving the commission bonus until the new store would be open.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Zara in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Open interviews before the stores opening in which applicants have a few minutes to meet the hiring managers. Try to arrive early as you speak to the managers in the order you arrive and at this particular open interview there were many applicants and the wait time was over an hour.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in one year?   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Advisor Interview

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

    The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Zara.

    Interview Details

    I applied instore and brought in my resume as well. After a few hours, I got a call from the manager asking to schedule an interview with me two days later. On that day, I came on time and we had the interview at the bench outside. She had my resume and we talked about my past experiences and when I'd be able to work.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    One day I decided to go in and apply for a job. I was fortunate that I met a friendly lady associate that carries the title "Mentor". She handed me an application form that I had to send in with my resume, I did and I got a call back maybe a few days later. Interviewing was fine, I had an interview with one of the assistant manager and I got a call back just a few hours later informing me that I was hired. I wasn't questioned much about anything basically. I was only asked about my previous job experience as a cashier and my favorite past time hobbies. Oh and also why do I want to work at Zara.

    Interview Questions
    • There is no difficult questions or unexpected questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Zara in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    As a student who recently graduated from high school and going to college, its tough to find a job especially if you have no work experiences whatsoever. They were having an open call at my area so I gave it a try. I went at the store and I introduced myself theb one of the workers took me in an area and told me to fill out an application. As soon as I filled that out I was interviewed by the Mens department manager and the Womens department manager right away. The questions weren't that hard but I highly suggest doing your research first and make sure you are prepared. Also make sure you have a resume in hand because they will ask you.I wore black skinnys with a dress shirt and high heels that day. After the interview they told me they would call me within a week. I waited for them to call but I never got any calls. So I went in the middle of the week and spoke to a different manager and told her about my case and that they would get in touch with me if I got the job but I never got any call. So she told me to fill out an application again and interviewed me there for 5 minutes on the spot. She was a very nice manager. After the interview she said she would call me if I got the job in a couple of days. The next day she called me and offered me the job and I gladly accepted it.

    Interview Questions
    • Why Zara?
      Why did you choose retail?
      What are your future goals?
      What is your availability?
      Describe the time when you were in a stressful situation and how did you deal with it?
      What are you currently doing?
      Tell me about yourself?
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    Negotiation Details
    It was not negotioble, as a sales associate you start off at $9.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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