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American Eagle Outfitters Interview Questions

Updated May 25, 2017
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Macon, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters (Macon, GA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Easy going, informal, relax and be yourself! They ask why you picked to wear the outfit you did, so you don't have to dress super professional! I suggest wearing american eagle clothes if you have them, but make sure to dress appropriate for a meeting. The manager told me that they have the Asst Manager interview you, and then if the main manager likes your resume/application and the asst manager liked you they will call you in for a second interview, and after that if both managers think you are a good fit for the job then they will call and offer you a position, if not I guess you didn't make the cut :p I LOVE AEO, so I hope I get a call back and get a second interview :) Its been a week since my interview and i haven't received a phone call yet :p

    Interview Questions

    • How would you describe your style?
      Why did you pick the outfit you are wearing today?
      What are your hobbies?
      Tell me about yourself
      What position would you prefer to work?
      Why do you want to work for AEO
      How would you give great customer service to our customers?  
      Answer Question

  2.  

    Sales Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Port Huron, MI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters (Port Huron, MI) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I was called for an interview, I was asked to fill out an application, I was interviewed then had to complete a questionare on the stores iPad. Waiting for a call back.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Associate & Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I saw a job posting online and submitted my resume through email at a local AEO, I was emailed back telling me to come in for an prescreening the following week. I walked in, was greeted by one of the sales associates who kindly pointed me out to one of the hiring managers, the manager was very brief and asked me a few questions like why I wanted to work for AEO and a little of my background. He then lead me to a computer where I took a short personality test. I was going to go home and wait to schedule an interview the next day, but the manager mentioned how they were offering walk in interviews that same day and asked me if I'd be interested. I said yes, came back 15 minutes for an impromptu interview. I was interviewed by a different manager, he was very polite and informative. It was a group interview, he basically gave a little introduction about AEO and his experience working for the company. He then preceded to asking us multiple questions to get to know each one of us and our background. And that was it, he told us that he would call us the following week if we were hired, unfortunately as excited as I was to work there, I didn't get a call back.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you passionate about?
      Why do you want to work here?
      Tell me about yourself?  
      Answer Question

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    Sales Associate & Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Centereach, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters (Centereach, NY).

    Interview

    The interview was a one on one interview with the head manager of the store located in Centereach, NY. I had been asked to come in through a call and I later sat down with them to be interviewed. The head manager was surprisingly extremely nice and personable, so I did not feel uncomfortable within my interview at all. I managed to actually become friends with the head manager and got the job on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • An interesting interview question I had received was how I would handle a situation if a person had asked me to clock them in early, although they were not there.   1 Answer

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    Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters (Pittsburgh, PA).

    Interview

    I was given a challenge to work on after the initial interview but the interviewers for the second interview didn't even know that I was given a challenge. And they never got back to me.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Associate/Stock Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters in July 2016.

    Interview

    Interview less than 5 mins. It was one on one in between kiosks at the mall. Extremely easy with very little questions. Lots of people were there because it was open interviews

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rockaway, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters (Rockaway, NJ).

    Interview

    Short and brief, maybe 5 - 10 minutes. Walked into the store, did my application and then an assistant manager was there, he asked me and my friend a few questions and we got a call back later in the day. Did the 2nd interview with store manager in about 5-10 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for us?   1 Answer

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters.

    Interview

    Short process: applied, interviewed, & hired in the same day. Some interviews will be a group interview when hiring seasonal staff. You'll have to take a test afterwards to determine your personality to fit certain things they look for.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters (Madison, WI).

    Interview

    I had saw the job opening within the store, and had received an application and brought it to the establishment a week later. Upon turning in my application, I had waited a month, before I had received word that the establishment had filled its quota for underage, under eighteen years of age, workers and therefore did not have any available positions.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monroe, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at American Eagle Outfitters (Monroe, MI) in June 2016.

    Interview

    They are hiring for summer; if you need a summer job make sure you put your application in around mid April-May.... Took over a month to get an interview because of timing. Make sure to be social when you enter the store, throughout, and when you leave. Be prepared for questions like
    "How would you describe your style?", "Tell me about a time when you were... (In a competition, needed to do an important task quickly/how did you do it)", "what has been your best ever customer service?". If you cant think of an answer make a scenario to help you answer the question rather than say "I don't know".

    Interview Questions

    • hiring manager said, " I'm going to give you a scenario. A customer comes in looking for an outfit for a party. how do you go about helping them?"   1 Answer

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