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J. C. Penney Associate Interview Questions

Updated Feb 8, 2017
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Associate Interview

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

Application

I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Brooklyn, NY) in October 2016.

Interview

Short interview with one person. Seasonal job. We hit it off personality-wise and they offered the job on the spot.
They are letting me work in home goods department, which suits me very well.
It took a while to get a call back after the background check.
There are two days of orientation.

Interview Questions

  • What is important when working on a team?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for J. C. Penney

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview

    The interview was with a group (a handful of other individuals) and was actually very comfortable and positive. Not quite informal, but almost. We played a teamwork game and answered a few easy questions.

    Interview Questions

    • As a sales associate which departments do you prefer to work in (i.e. women's fashion, home goods, etc.)?   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Woodbridge, NJ) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Telephone Interview. Then Group Interview, we each read a scenario and determined what which one would suit the organization. And then explain to the group why. We then took a vote on who's scenario sounded better and would actually be beneficial to the store.

    Interview Questions

    • We had to sort cloths on a rack. they want all shirts on one, all shorts on another.   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Henrietta, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Henrietta, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Fast, rushed and awkward. I had to go thru a group then a solo. And the other from the group neer even got an offer. I dont have 30 words for this so im now just typing anything until i feel i have accumulated 30 words

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fredericksburg, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Fredericksburg, VA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Friendly atmosphere nothing out of the ordinary phone call received in order to set up a time for the interview nothing out of the ordinary had one on one interview

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Boston, MA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    The first step was an HR phone interview. The second step was a phone interview with 4 Managers, 2 half an hour interviews. The third step was an office interview with 4 Directors, 2 half an hour interviews and a group case study.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you prepare for this interview?
      What is your salary expectation for this job?
      Tell me about a time when you had to plan and coordinate a project from start to finish?  
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    if you are offered this role I would suggest to take it

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Elyria, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Elyria, OH) in May 2013.

    Interview

    It took me one interview after having my application in for about a week. The interview was with the store manager and lasted about a half hour.

    Interview Questions

    • I experienced no questions that were out of the ordinary, aside from asking about future plans. Which obviously would be relative from person to person.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Very simple, although truthfully I just took what they gave me.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at J. C. Penney in January 2013.

    Interview

    I was interviewed and hired for a job that I did NOT apply for!

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing was really discussed in the interview! We talked as if we were friends forever!   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Easy!

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in DeRidder, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (DeRidder, LA).

    Interview

    Applied online in the store, the interview was the next day and I started the following Monday.

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fredericksburg, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Fredericksburg, VA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    I understand I got lucky, but this is how it went down for me. I went in to meet the manager and to ask if there were any openings, before I left the store manager had me fill out an application on their computer. I received a phone call before I got home. **Make sure when you have any contact with a manager to have a nice happy smile**. I came in maybe 2 days later for the interview. It was the typical questions that you would expect to hear from a hiring manager. He asked about experiences related to team work and leadership.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    It was my first job, so I took what he offered me.

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