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J. C. Penney Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Feb 16, 2017
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Sales 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 February 2017.

Interview

The interviewing process was fairly easy. Myself and three other interviewees participated in a group activity. After the group interview, we were interviewed individually and asked questions pertaining to our application and availability.

Interview Questions

Other Interview Reviews for J. C. Penney

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    friendly, fast, east, good, they wanted people as seasonal position, computer based, easy to understand. i was able to start working from the very next day. only one person in the interview board

    Interview Questions

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    They just try to fill spots with if they're in need they'll take anybody and everybody who interviews basically they really don't care about your experience they just want to push you in but once your hired in with no real training they pick on every single thing you do and make excuse for why they couldn't train but hey made when you don't know the ins and outs within your first two weeks

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever pushed credit because that's all they care about is getting people to open credit cards   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Indianapolis, IN).

    Interview

    It was fairly easy, I was called in for an interview and the process was very fast. I was able to have a one on one interview and also a personality test that was part of my online application.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you hope to learn from the job?   1 Answer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Walked into the store a week after applying and handed the store manager my resume. She invited me to sit down and asked a few questions (one of them being "pitch the stapler as if I were a customer", so I had to sell her the stapler!)

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I had to wait over an hour to get interviewed, which obviously upset me a little. The woman who interviewed me apologized and said she had to help a customer, which was okay. She was very nice and didn't make me feel nervous at all.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at JCPenney?   2 Answers
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview

    Applied online, got called a week later for an interview on the same day. Had an interview with manager, told me about the position, salary and expectation. The interview was super easy, asked me one question. Got hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales 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 November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied at midnight on Friday and at 2pm that same day, I got a call. We talked briefly. She asked my age, my availability and why I was looking for a second job. She told me that I could come in later that night for an interview or early the next morning. I decided to come the next morning. I arrived 20 minutes early, but looked around for a little bit before going up and asking where I go to take the interview. The ladies at the cash register called up the woman who called me, and another girl showed up. She walked us back and asked us questions about what we were doing for Thanksgiving. When we sat inside she asked us a few small questions, but mostly talked about the job. She genuinly wanted to get to know us and our expirence. After about 5 minutes, she told me to go wait outside while she finished the interview with the other girl. I sat in their breakroom and waited for probably 7-8 minutes. She called me back and offered me the job. She explained that I would be working the register, and that the HR department will call me back after my background check went through.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell Me a Little something about yourself   Answer Question
    • Name one retail experience at another store that you enjoyed. Explain what made it enjoyable.   Answer Question
    • Availability. She asked about my school/how many hours I wanted to work   Answer Question
    • Are you able to work Thanksgiving?   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Albuquerque, NM) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Filled my application one night. The next day I received a phone call to come in for a group interview the following day! Interview was based on team building and working together.

    Interview Questions

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at J. C. Penney.

    Interview

    After passing the personality test online, they bring you in and 2 sometimes 3 people interview you. Most of the time it's different department managers, even the assistant store manager (sometimes the store manager). They ask you questions mostly trying to grasp if you have what it takes for that position which you get an explanation and other tips while signing up online and taking the personality quiz.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to sign people up for credit cards, ask them to sign up for the rewards program, and ask them to fill out the customer service survey while following "G.R.E.A.T!"?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    (Hey, I'm new at this. Please give me a job. "Are you okay working for peanuts?" Sure. I just need a job. "Sure, we'll pay you in peanuts and only give you a raise MAYBE once a year that may only be 3 cents.")Okay, it was more like, "I am willing to accept entry level, because I have no experience with being a sales associate and would love to learn more."

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