J. Crew Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2014
Updated Aug 19, 2014
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    Sales Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at J. Crew in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Application is submitted in-store only. At submission of application a manger will ask basic questions such as availability, why J Crew, and work experience. Following, a manager will reach out for an interview. My interview for a small store was pretty quick and one-on-one, with the HR manager asking many questions such as why J Crew, basic selling strategy, etc. Nothing out of left field. Then the store manager also does an interview. Few personal questions are asked, but the managers are very attentive to responses.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to request a schedule I liked and negotiated a possible raise in the future based on performance.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Part Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at J. Crew in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got interviewed on the spot at a job fair. Very easy, it took only 8 minutes until I got hired. I think they were also impressed because I was a design student. They asked very simple questions, such as "What do you do during your free time?", "Why do you want to work for J. Crew?"

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at J. Crew in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Went into the factory store and overheard the store director talking about a need for employees to work in the men's section, so I asked for an application. Filled it out, brought it back in, and the store director set up an interview right then. Came back for my interview on a Friday, and it was nothing extremely difficult. A good bit of personal questions. He told me once the interview was finished that I should hear from him by Monday if I got the job or not. Monday came and no call, so I waited until Tuesday and called the store and the store director finally told me that I was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation that didn't go exactly as planned, but you made work despite the issues.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manchester, CT (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, CT (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at J. Crew in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a friend so the actual hiring process was expedited for me. Because I had a strong resume the interview seemed more about ensuring I was a good fit (i.e. personable, well-spoken, polished, etc.)

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult or unexpected, it was a fairly easy and straightforward interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Merchadise Processor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at J. Crew in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Put in an online application, received a phone call the next day to schedule an interview. Scheduled interview for 20 days later. Interview is a one on one interview process where they ask you questions about previous work experience and responsibilities, your personality, and what kind a person you would want to work for.

    Interview Questions
    • none of the questions were difficult, it was just a basic assessment of your work ethic, history, and personality.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at J. Crew in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through the store and filled out the paper application. After a week I received a call to have an interview in the store. The interview was with one of the store managers and it was very casual and informal. Some of the questions that were asked were: how would describe Jcrews style? what stores do you buy your clothes at? who would you say Jcrews competitors are? where do you get your fashion inspiration from?

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were very straight forward and easy to answer.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    My work load for school became to heavy.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Part Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at J. Crew in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied this position on their hiring system, and it took me a while to finish all the process. Next day, I got a call to have my first interview, and during the interview, I filled up the application form and asked many questions about my previous working experiences, what did I learn, and why I left...etc., and the most related questions are about why choose J.Crew. After a few days, they called me to set up the second interview with another supervisor, he asked me my personal style, what are my favorite shops, and what do you think of J.Crew...etc. The result came out for a long time, it took about 2 weeks to process and check background.

    Interview Questions
    • If your friends don't know J.Crew, how would you introduce the brand to them? What is different between J.Crew and other competitors?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Working schedule
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Part Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at J. Crew.

    Interview Details

    I saw a posting outside of a new J. Crew store to open in my city and sent in a resume to the email address. I was contacted back within a few days to schedule an interview. I went in for an interview that was mostly fit--asked me about who I was, what my interests were, why J. Crew, what my favorite style was, what was my personal style, my greatest strengths and weaknesses, all pretty straightforward and what you would expect from a reasonable fit interview. My employer called me back within a few days to give me the offer but said that the background check needed to formally go through before he could extend the official offer. The background check came back clean, I was extended the offer, and went to training and work fairly shortly afterwards.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Selector Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at J. Crew.

    Interview Details

    The process was very easy and very short. I was only brought in once for a single interview and was practically given the position on the spot. They reviewed the job functions and salary and asked me if I was okay with everything that they had outlines

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Hackensack, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Hackensack, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    interviewed at J. Crew in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Pros – The discount is great! 50% off all sale items that end in .99
    Depending on what store you are at the hours may not be that bad
    The managment was relaxed but strict when they needed to be

    Cons – You need to have pateinces to deal with the clients that come into the store
    Many will mess up a pile of freshly folded clothes that you have to go back and continue to fix

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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