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John Lewis & Partners Interview Questions

Interviews at John Lewis & Partners

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  1. Helpful (7)  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    This review is about the application process itself. The application form (I can't remember the last time I filled out a cgi form) and questions are very dated and full of faff. Some of the 'Role Specific Questions' aren't role-specific at all! Maybe I don't want to work with the people who came up with these questions and screen people based on their answers to these questions. They also ask for personal details that shouldn't be asked at this stage.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in working for us?
      What skills and experience do you have that would make you a good fit for this role?
      What would excellent performance look like in this role?   Answer Question

    John Lewis & Partners Response

    Jul 25, 2019 – Social Media Executive

    Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that you found the initial application a negative experience. As you have left the title of the vacancy you applied for, we will pass your feedback on for the relevant Partners to review the questions that were asked on this occasion. Please be aware that not all of the personal questions you are asked in the application are visible to the team who then screen your application. Some of the questions asked are for reporting purposes to ensure we remain inclusive with the process. Thank you for your initial interest in the role and the Partnership.


  2. Helpful (9)  

    Stock Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at John Lewis & Partners.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty easy. Applied for the position, completed an online assessment, called in for a group interview, followed by an individual interview, then received a job offer.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (35)  

    Loss Prevention Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at John Lewis & Partners (Glasgow, VA) in March 2018.

    Interview

    Applied online, had to complete a test then you get invited to group interviews. where is very relaxed but everything is being watched and marked. Always youse "partner" and not staff members

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Partner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at John Lewis & Partners.

    Interview

    A group role play activity followed by an individual interview where you were asked questions about your qualities, skills and initiative. The group activity was good to bounce ideas off of and the interviewers were really nice.

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Group interview no longer individual interviews. Interviewees will ask a series of questions relating to the role, fairly easy similar to Waitrose interview style. Lasts between 1 - 2 hours

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at John Lewis & Partners.

    Interview

    Really thorough process. We did group activities and had a chance to shine individually. This was a few years ago but you need good knowledge of the company. It was a big assessment day and only took the afternoon. Experienced manager will lead the interview.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Senior Marketing Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Terrible new application system. So I completed the initial application process. It's one of those annoying ones that make you manually add your work experience even though you upload your CV anyway, but ok, fine.
    I was then alerted to the fact that there was a task that needed to be completed before my application went through. I went to the right page and saw that there was 1 task to be completed. I spent the next 30 minutes answering the scenario and personality based questions. The scenario questions are quite unnecessary for an office based role, but thats ok.

    I have now been emailed saying that the application period has closed and that my application won't be submitted as I did not complete all of the tasks... well there was only one there and I did complete it... What a waste of my time.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Stock Filler Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at John Lewis & Partners.

    Interview

    online personality test and situational test, then accepted into an assessment centre where i was asked questions within a group of 5 or 6. once we had agreed on the answers the interviewee essentially marked it, and each individual on performance

    Interview Questions

    • how would you sort these jobs in priority order   1 Answer

  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    group interview process, given a customer brief and had to work as a team to select the best options for the customer. to have your voice heard, you had to direct the conversation to demonstrate leadership skills

    Interview Questions


  10.  

    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Calm and easy. You work with others and also complete tasks on your own. You have a John Lewis employee assessing you so it is important to make sure you talk as much as you can.

    Interview Questions

    • Determine order of tasks with the table you are sat with   Answer Question

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