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Dillard's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Mesa, AZ (US)

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Dillard's.

Interview Details Applied for the position, literally got a call the next day to set up an interview. I was interviewed by the operations manager. Interview basically consisted of telling him about my work history and experience. He told me what was required to work at Dillard's as a sales associate. Asked me if I was willing to approach people and if I was comfortable starting conversations with strangers. I said yes so he told me he would go ahead and submit the background check. This was on Monday, my first shift was on Friday.

Interview Question – Would you feel comfortable approach customers and talking to them about items?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't even try to negotiate, starting pay is $12 an hour which is significantly better than most retail stores. I accepted it.


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Assistant Buyer Interview

Assistant Buyer

I interviewed at Dillard's in November 2013.

Interview Details The interviewer seemed to talk and "lecture" me the majority of the interview. When he did let me talk he asked very general questions and did not seem at all interested in what I had to say. In general, the interviewer seemed very cold and impersonal. I was surprised that I was offered the next round of interviews.

Interview Question – Explain a time when I worked well with a team   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Saint George, UT (US)

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Dillard's in July 2014.

Interview Details Too many steps for an entry level retail job. Online application, then a test that requires 45 minutes, then two interviews and a background check, then hurry up and wait. The second interview was the bad cop interview designed to put stress on you. The first was really just to see how you look and if you fit the bill for their company image.

Interview Question – Tell me all about yourself.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Interview

Sales

I applied online and interviewed at Dillard's.

Interview Details I was called and asked if I was still interested in the position. I said yes and set up an interview. I honestly cannot remember the questions but I wouldn't worry too much. Once you're interviewed you pretty much have the job. They will have you fill out a computer personality test after the interview.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Lawton, OK (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Dillard's in January 2010.

Interview Details walked into Dillards,I saw the now hiring, filled out application and spoke with a manager I got the job,, started to work on hr paperwork 1st day more paperwork, I was shown the dept I was going to be working

Interview Question – would you like to choose the dept, you will be working in?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Dillard's.

Interview Details Started with questions like,"What do you know about Dillard's?" "Name a time when you faced adversity?" "Which days are you willing to work?" "Which department do you want to be in?" (they never place you where you want to be though). etc.

Interview Question – Definitely the one about Dillard's history. The interviewer just stared me down so i kept rambling on hoping that something would satisfy them/   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There wasn't much to negotiate. Take my advice and go somewhere else.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Salon Manager Interview

Salon Manager
Saint Louis, MO (US)

I applied online - interviewed at Dillard's in April 2014.

Interview Details Had phone interview. Had in person interview with store manager. Had another phone interview. Never heard back from anyone for 3 weeks. I found out they were still looking for candidates when they reposted the job on every career website. Very unprofessional. Salon was in despair because no one was attending to it.

Interview Question – Why are you the right person for the job?

What would you do to drive more clients in?
  Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Atlanta, GA (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Dillard's in September 2013.

Interview Details Went through three interviews. First was with the Women's RTW Department Manger. Second was with the Assistant Store Manager. Final was with Store Manager. It was simple and easy. The store was hosting a career fair.

Interview Question – General retail sales questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Orlando, FL (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dillard's in June 2014.

Interview Details I was called in for an interview with the department manager, a week later I was called in again to have an interview with the store manager. They were both nice and the questions were basic, everything was what you would expect for a job interviewing process.

Interview Question – Basic questions   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Cosmetics Associate Interview

Cosmetics Associate
Memphis, TN (US)

I applied through another source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Dillard's.

Interview Details Craigslist ad--I responded, Cosmetics Manager emailed back, we scheduled an interview. She had a "flair for fashion" form she had to fill out on me. We talked about my clothes and "look." I answered standard interview questions regarding customer service and team spirit type questions. She asked about my availability. The interview ended. About two or three weeks later, I got a job offer from the actual assistant manager.

Interview Question – What would you do with $100.00 in our store?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I just took what they offered, which was $13.00/hour.

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