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J. C. Penney Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Sep 21, 2017
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Palmdale, CA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Palmdale, CA) in April 2017.

Interview

Applied online a week later got called for an interview within 2 days. 2 women conducted the interview ver nice, make you feel comfortable. Group interview with 3 other people. Was suppose to be 4. Made us go around and introduce ourselves and say 2 fun facts about ourselves, ice breaker. Asked us basic interview questions. Did an activity where they made us choose a paper that had ideas on it (regarding jcp) and we had to choose one and pitch it and how it would benefit jcp. Told us we would hear from them within the afternoon. Got a callback and accepted.

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Other Interview Reviews for J. C. Penney

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denton, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Denton, TX) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I had a group interview where 5 of us had to do a team building exercise. There were no individual interviews. For the team building exercise, we had to look at a picture of a structure for 15 seconds each and then instruct the team on how to build it.

    Interview Questions

    • What could you have done better during the team building exercise?   1 Answer

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    You are put in a group and are given a paper with new implementations and have to go up and present which is the best in creating more sales. They are looking for confident people who can voice their opinion.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hampton, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Hampton, VA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I had only one interview. It was a group interview with me and 2 other people. They asked a few questions but they really want to get to know your work style and how well you would work with your coworkers. We did 2 activities that both forced us to have to work with the other people in the interview as both a leader and follower.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Relatively easy group interview. Went in and basically asked if it was OK to steal from the register, which is an obvious no. Mostly easy questions that alost anyone would know.


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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (New York, NY).

    Interview

    It was an all day interview, but the good thing is they let you know the same day. It was a group interview, went around the room, asked basic interview questions, very easy and then we just waited until they let us know

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Merritt Island, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Merritt Island, FL).

    Interview

    There were building blocks and a few moments to try to study a picture and try to recreate as a team. I find it offensive that I did not receive a job offer, because the few times I visit the store, the service is pitiful. I'm such a better, harder worker, so I guess it's for the best. I never liked games, so the blocks did not work for me.

    Interview Questions

    • After the building blocks ridiculousness, the one-on-one was obviously a courtesy and there were no difficult questions, just a feeling that he couldn't get me out of there quick enough. I don't fit in and now I am very glad I do not.   1 Answer

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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I applied online and called the manager next day. He said he would call me back when he got to my name, and he did call back a couple days letter to schedule an interview. The interview was a group interview consisting of different games. We were then interviewed individually, and that's where we were told if we were hired or not.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Jacksonville, NC) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I applied at the end of January and got a call the 2nd of March. She asked me to come in the next day. It was 1 on 1. She asked me about previous experience and told me about the company and openings. I was offered a job on the spot and told that they would be in contact with me after the background check came back to set up orientation.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at J. C. Penney in March 2017.

    Interview

    Was a group interview. We did an exercise to kinda bond a little and then were asked the real interview questions. After that we talked to the general manager and she hired all 7 of us! Everyone was really nice!!

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