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Marshalls Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Marshalls in July 2014.

Interview Details Short easy interview (more like a conversation) with the assistant manager. Apply in person, it helps a lot. My interviewer was impress when I brought my resume in with me.

Interview Question – Literally not even a single hard question.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Got a better paying job.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Olathe, KS (US)

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Marshalls in February 2014.

Interview Details Applied via Snagajob. Got a call the next day and went in two days after I applied. During the "interview", I was asked to describe myself. Then they asked a couple of easy questions. Then explained what Marshall's/TJMaxx (they're part of the TJM family) is and what kind of job duties you would be doing. Only one interview with the HR manager. Got a call the next Monday saying to come in a few days later for Orientation.

Interview Question – Not really difficult but unexpected was to describe myself.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Minimum wage, no negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

Interviewed at Marshalls

Interview Details One on one interview with assistant manager

Interview Question – Describe a stressful time at a previous job and what you did to overcome it   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Starting salary at minimum wage and a possible increase after a year of service


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Loveland, CO (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Marshalls in June 2011.

Interview Details I was called and brought in for an interview at the store after submitting a paper application. I dressed professionally. The hiring manager was very welcoming and made the interview less than stressful, and this is coming from someone who gets very nervous about interviews and meetings with supervisors.

Interview Question – Difficulties regarding previous employment/ if I had been let go from a previous position. I had been let go from two positions but this allowed me to posit my possible concerns regarding conflicting duties and priorities from management. It was not an easy question since it highlighted something I was not proud of, but it made the experience I had at Marshalls all the more easier.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very straight forward and easy


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Tracy, CA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Marshalls in March 2014.

Interview Details Applied online and received a call 2 weeks later for a group interview. There were 10 people including myself being interviewed. Both people conducting the interviews made me fell welcome and were very nice and professional. I was called about 45 minutes after the interview and they asked for my availability and if I had any references. 15 minutes after that I got another call and was offered the position.

Interview Question – They have a credit card that they want the customers to sign up for, so one of the questions was to attempt to sell the card to the manager as if she was a customer. Total curveball but be creative and you will be fine! They are VERY big on customer service!   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No price negotiation.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Marshalls.

Interview Details Called for an interview a week later, interview was informal, just waiting for a callback.

Interview Question – If I called your references, what would they tell me about you.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Marshalls.

Interview Details They ask you basic questions. Why do you want to work there? Do you see yourself staying? Nothing difficult whatsoever.

Negotiation Details – They offered me the job the next day


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Marshalls in September 2012.

Interview Details I was called after about two weeks for an interview. The hiring manager was personable and understanding. She didn't just read the questions off of paper, but the interview flowed more like a conversation. She also described several positions she could see me filling.

I snagged the interview via Snagajob, so she just asked that I fill out a paper application so I could be given a background check. From the way she talked it seemed more than probable that I'd get the job, but I cut the process short for personal reasons.

Interview Question – I think it was a question about hobbies or experience. I don't really remember.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Marshalls in March 2009.

Interview Details One interview: met with two managers. They were both relaxed and professional and asked basic questions. They explained they were eager to give young people their first jobs. Elaborated on expectations and suggestions for the job and were gracious in offering training.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Lawrenceville, GA (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Marshalls in January 2013.

Interview Details I received a call for an interview a week ahead of time. I went to the interview and was asked basic questions, i.e. "Tell me a time that..." I was told that I would receive a call if I had been hired a week and a half later.

Interview Question – None of the questions were particularly unique or difficult. It's always a good idea to have some scenarios were you've helped someone in a previous job, etc. in mind before an interview.   View Answer

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