TJX Companies Interview Questions

Updated 19 Sep 2014
Updated 19 Sep 2014
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Merchandise Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at TJX Companies.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got an email to set up a virtual interview that had to be done in the next 3 business days from when I got the email. the interview consisted of 9 questions. You had 30 sec to read the question and think of what you are going to say before it recorded you. It was very scary. I am still waiting to hear about the next step.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked :
      what my career goals were
      a time I made an impact
      why I wanted to work for TJX
      a time I had to analyze data
      what an allocation analyst does
      math question
      a time I made a difference
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at TJX Companies.

    Interview Details

    First round: screen with HR with lots of behavioral questions.
    Second round: onsite with three members from the team. Overall an easy, pleasant process. Some of the questions asked included why TJX, describe your credentials, past projects, etc.

    Didn't hear anything from them afterwards till I followed up

    Interview Questions
    • Things to consider when choosing a location for a new store   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Merchandising Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TJX Companies.

    Interview Details

    The whole process took about a month. Started with a phone interview, didn't hear back for 2 weeks and then was contacted for an in person interview. The second interview involved meeting with 5 managers, individually.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Buying and Merchandising Graduate Scheme, 2014 Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at TJX Companies in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through their website, and was required to fill out there questions based on past experiences, motivations to work for TK Maxx, etc. This process took around 20minutes. I was successful for their second stage process, and was invited to do a numerical and verbal test. They gave me around 5 days to complete this.

    The maths was average, usually with ratio and percentages. It primarily consisted of (LONG) word problems. Although the question were easy, they only give you 25minutes to complete 10 questions, each question with 3 parts - This could of been easy to do if they gave me enough time. The verbal was very easy, just reading an extract and then answering questions about it.

    They also required a video interview, where they give you questions (around 10), and you answer them by speaking to the camera, like a one sided interview.

    The questions were for me (these change!!) :

    1) What other brands did you apply to, and why?
    2) Why did you apply to the TJ Maxx Scheme?
    3) Describe a difficult task and how you achieved this.
    4) Describe a time when you worked within a team and its challenges.
    5) What do you know about "Off Pricing" in Buying?
    6) What did you recognise when visiting a TK Maxx store and why is there a different stock at different branches?
    7) Describe a time when you put plan into practise.
    8) Biggest failure in uni/work and how you overcame this.
    9) Biggest achievement in work/uni.
    10) What do you know about "Off Pricing" in Merchandising?

    Interview Questions
    • They ask you about merchandising even though you are applying for a buying position so be prepared.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at TJX Companies.

    Interview Details

    They came to my campus career fair and asked me if I wanted an interview with them the next day at my campus. I took the interview it went well, after that I never heard back from them, nothing.

    Interview Questions
    • What would make you a better manager than other managers?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Allocation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Framingham, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at TJX Companies.

    Interview Details

    You will first start with a video interview if your application is received well. That is pre-recorded and will be sent in. Then they will invite you to participate in a Assessment Day. They will cover travel and room and board. Once there, they will introduce you to the company, do a mock data testing where you allocate jackets to different stores, you will share and develop a strategy with a small group of other interviewees, interview with three different people, then tour the building, have lunch, and shadow an analyst. Overall, it is low stress and the people there are very nice.

    Interview Questions
    • We can tell that you are interested in fashion, trends, and the industry, are you sure you would like a job that is only numbers?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Corporate Merchandise Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at TJX Companies.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the first step is to fill out a personality survey and a kind of math quiz. After that I was notified by a recruiter that I was being moved to the next step which was a one-way interview through Hireview. This consisted of 6 questions that you had 3 minutes each to answer. A few weeks after that I was contacted and told that I was through to the final phase which was an assessment day located at the headquarters. This consisted of a short presentation then a job shadow. After lunch we did an allocation exercise, which you had to complete alone and then come to a group decision. After that we had 3 interviews with recruiters.

    Interview Questions
    • Not super difficult questions, mostly behavioral, ex. tell me about a time you were creative. The hardest part was doing the interviews at the end of the day, it was definitely an exhausting day!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Framingham, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at TJX Companies in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied via LinkedIn for an IR role but they were close to extending an offer to a candidate already in process. However, several days later recruiting emailed me to set up a phone call to talk about a couple of other finance roles as they liked my academic and professional background. I was really impressed with the TJX recruiter as she was very detailed in explaining the culture of TJX ("we're nerds about work and think about it over the weekend") and drilling down into my experience. She said that I'd likely be a good fit at the end of the call and 1.5 wks later they emailed me to schedule an on-site visit.

    The visit consisted of four 30-minute 1-on-1 interviews, mostly about my previous experience. I learned that TJX fosters an internal networking culture so coffee chats and lunches are highly encouraged. Due to a series of flight delays and cancellations, I ended up staying the night at a hotel by Logan and their travel agent was very helpful in arranging my unplanned accommodations. I received an expense reimbursement for all of my T&E costs within 4 weeks. I have recently traveled for other interviews and some companies have taken longer to mail a check or provided only partial reimbursement.

    Interview Questions
    • What are examples of fixed and variable costs associated with our business?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Merchandise Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at TJX Companies.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position and got a call back for a phone interview 2 weeks later. Then it took about a month to get an in-person interview. Everyone I spoke with on the phone and through e-mail were friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked a lot of behavioral questions for example, tell me about a time you didn't have all the facts and what did you do to complete the task and how did you go about it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Framingham, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at TJX Companies.

    Interview Details

    video interview, group project, then multiple interviews at Framingham headquarters

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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