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DICK'S Sporting Goods Merchandising Training Program Interview Questions

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Merchandising Training Program Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. I interviewed at DICK'S Sporting Goods.

Interview

The interview process took place on my college campus. The interview took place about a month after they came for the career fair. It was two separate interviews that were thirty minutes each. The first male interviewer was from HR and the second was a merchandiser. Look up Dicks in the news recently for good questions to ask

Interview Questions

  • Why do you want to work for our company? Can you use excel? Name a time you missed a deadline?   Answer Question

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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at DICK'S Sporting Goods (Pittsburgh, PA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email from a recruiter within a week or two. A week later I skyped with a recruiters. Following the Skype interview, I was invited to Skype with two other DSG employees in the merchandising department. I was then invited to the corporate headquarters in Pittsburg, PA with other candidates. The first day we had a presentation on the program, were given a great tour of Pittsburgh, and then taken to a nice Italian dinner. The following day we each had two interviews, lunch, and a campus tour. Everyone was extremely inviting, and the recruiters were great and really organized.

    Interview Questions

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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at DICK'S Sporting Goods.

    Interview

    Applied through campus/university recruiting; interviewed on campus for the first round. It was two 45 minute back to back behavioral questions interview. Nothing out of the ordinary. First guy was very disinterested in the whole process, while the second woman seemed to enjoy being there. Did not get a second Interview though they warned everyone they had been interviewing hundreds of students And had roughly 30 spots for the second round interview

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you delegated a task and if it was successful or not   Answer Question
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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DICK'S Sporting Goods in November 2014.

    Interview

    Started with campus recruiting- DSG has an amazing recruiting team. I did not meet GPA requirements but since I made an impression with the recruiter he waived it so I could get an interview. On campus interviews were back to back, with alumni of the program (and my school). They have a packet of required behavioral questions, so be prepared with a lot of STAR examples. (I reused some good examples in all of my interviews- not a big deal). Then I got invited to onsite interview at HQ in Pittsburgh, PA. Day 1: They gave us a tour of a large (maybe flagship?) store with former MTPs, then took us to a really nice Italian restaurant for dinner and you sit with the same MTP grad who was giving you a tour. Then your bus groups take a tour of the city, which is showing you basically the sports arenas, a little history of Pittsburgh, and where all the best bars and restaurants are in all the different neighborhoods. Day 2: Breakfast at HQ, 2 more back to back behavioral interviews, with more senior members of the team. Everyone seemed to have one person who was very laid back (like the first round) and one person who asked some tougher follow up questions- nothing crazy just fact checking your examples. Then they pair you up with a recent grad for a tour, lunch in the cafeteria, and to learn a little more about what you'd be doing on a daily basis. Very cool experience, their HQ is amazing and the company culture was so fun, young and more collaborative than competitive. Heard back within a full week.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time where you failed and how you have changed or improved because of it.   Answer Question
    • How do you keep up to date with news?   Answer Question
    • Name a time you had to make a decision quickly, and what did you use to research or support that decision?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Didn't negotiate much for program salary, but I didn't have much leverage when you factor cost of living adjustments from my other offers.

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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DICK'S Sporting Goods in October 2014.

    Interview

    two back to back 30 min interviews. both are all behavioral based. theyll ask what you know about dicks and do not use group projects in your answers! they were very nice. they make you feel relaxed and it isnt high pressured. not worth getting nervous about. just google behavioral questions online. go to their little info session, they give you a lot of info you can use

    Interview Questions

    • what is a time where you marketed something in a unique way   Answer Question
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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    On campus interview followed by an on site interview a few weeks after.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you keep up with current events?   1 Answer
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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DICK'S Sporting Goods (Pittsburgh, PA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Made contact at a career fair and submitted resume through University Career Center. Selected for an on campus interview the following week. The first round consisted of 2 45-minute behavioral interviews.

    The next week I was invited for an onsite interview in Pittsburgh, PA. The first day was dinner/tour of the city, and the second day was an overview of the company and 2 more 45-minute interviews. The interviews were with Buyers and were very similar to the first round.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to make a decision quickly and what was the result?   1 Answer
    • What is the most recent thing that you have read about Dick's Sporting Goods in the news?   Answer Question
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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DICK'S Sporting Goods (Pittsburgh, PA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    First round campus interview and second round on-site interviews. Professional attire required. Recruiters and interviewers were very friendly. Questions a mix of standard and situational, no case questions. Pittsburgh tour, dinner, and office tour provided. Compared to other companies recruiting students, their interview process was very organised.

    Non-competitive interview process--they are hiring a lot of people. Quality of applicants and of current employees is mixed at best. It seems they are not looking for very smart or dedicated folks--just those who can fit in. Diversity is severely lacking. Salary is low.

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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DICK'S Sporting Goods (Pittsburgh, PA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Signed up through University's job posting and company's website. 1st Round consisted of 2 30 minute interviews, one strictly behavioral based and the other more about character/fit with company. Received email within 2 days that I did not move onto the 2nd Round, which was scheduled for the following week. If you interview early on in the process, you may not hear back as early. Very friendly and enthusiastic employees and would definitely interview for positions with company in the future.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a goal you set for yourself and the steps you took to accomplish it.   Answer Question
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    Merchandising Training Program Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at DICK'S Sporting Goods (Pittsburgh, PA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with a recruiter. It was my first interview out of school and it is still the hardest phone interview I have had until this day. It consisted of about 25 intense behavorial interview questions, "Tell me about a time when".. "When was a time you went above and beyond". It also had a mix of the standard questions, "Why do you want to work for Dick's?" . At the end of the interview the recruiter was very adamant and firm when asking "What questions do you have for me". It was very intimidating for my first interview, but I definitely learned a lot.

    Interview Questions

    • "Besides a school group project, when was a time that you went above and beyond in a group setting?"   1 Answer
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