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The Children's Place Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2014
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No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Scarborough, ON

The process took a day - interviewed at The Children's Place in August 2014.

Interview Details I applied online and got a call about a week later. The interview wasn't hard, it was a group interview with me and one other girl. We just sat down with the manager and talked about our experience and why we're a good fit for the company, the usual stuff. Then the manager had the other girl and I go out on the floor to try our hands at working the storefront for a while. Overall the interview was easy and the manager made us feel very at ease.

Interview Questions

  • What was a time where you had to take the lead? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
  • Why do you want to work for us?   Answer Question
  • You're in charge of greeting customers, a little boy is running around throwing clothes everywhere and a customer is at the same time asking for your help. What do you do?   Answer Question

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at The Children's Place.

Interview Details Applied online, got called a week after to set up interview, basic interview questions assessing my resume. Asked situational questions like, "How would you handle a situation where there's a child messing up the store, and his/her parents not responding, and you have to greet people entering the store?" (multitasking question).

Interview Question – Multitasking question   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Windsor, ON

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at The Children's Place in March 2014.

Interview Details Last minute interview it was just me with the manager and sales lead in the back stock room. Said they would contact me for another interview after speaking with the regional manager, but they never called.

Interview Question – very standard interview questions. Tell me about yourself, why should we hire you ect.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Windsor, ON

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Children's Place in March 2010.

Interview Details Was called in to have a group interview. We were just asked a bunch of questions and each of us took a turn to answer them. Following this, we were contacted via phone for a secondary interview, which was individual. This time, the questions were more about our availability, duties required during employment, etc.

Interview Question – What are your weaknesses?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Mississauga, ON

I applied in-person - interviewed at The Children's Place in June 2010.

Interview Details Had a group interview the employer that lasted around 35 minutes. We sat in a circle and he asked questions that everybody had to answer, so I tried to be as creative as possible, so to not repeat anyone's answer. Then I heard back from the employer a week or two later.

Interview Question – If your shift was over and you still had a huge pile of clothes left to fold, what would you do?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Mississauga, ON

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at The Children's Place.

Interview Details I applied online and got a call from the manager 2 days later. The interview wasn't nerve wracking as i thought it would be. She asked me about a time i recieved good customer service, why the stock room should always be organized, and a time when i had to solve a problem and how i did it. It was a fun interview and i got hired on the spot :)

Interview Question – Why should the stock room be organized and clean at all times?   View Answer


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Toronto, ON

I applied online and interviewed at The Children's Place.

Interview Details First I had to take an online test. It was mostly about what would you do in different situations with customers (customer service) as well as dealing with coworkers (job ethic). They don't give you the results. About a week later, I received a phone call for an interview. When I got there, The manager told me to spend 10 mins. on the floor to see how I deal with customers. Since I have experience in retail, it was easy for me to greet the customers, offer help, and just seem friendly. Once the 10 mins. were over, the manager asked me some questions about retail experience, etc. Then she told me that another manager was going to interview me and this time was more about merchandising. The interviews were the same day. One after the other. Then they told me to wait for a phone call. It took like a week or a little more. I received a phone call from them to discuss an offer of employment. They offer very little hours and don't guarantee a minimum of hours at all. I was told than I could be working around 20 to 25 hrs in high season and in low season as low as 2 hrs a week. Who could live with 2 hrs a week? And all the responsibilities they listed and told me that I was supposed to be having were way too much for the hours and the salary. I didn't accept the offer.

Interview Question – Unexpected: To be put out on the spot to take care of customers and sort of pretend I was actually working already. It wasn't difficult just a little uncomfortable since I didn't know what to answer to some customers about prices, sales, and merchandise. But not really difficult. They were mostly checking for customer service. Specially greeting the customers during the first few minutes.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – 1. Too little hours. 2. Many responsibilities for the salary and the hours given.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Mississauga, ON

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at The Children's Place in August 2012.

Interview Details They called me 2 weeks after I submitted my application online. The interview was really easy. It was a group interview, asked the basic questions and lasted about 10 minutes. I got the call the next day.

Interview Question – Advertise a piece of clothing.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online - interviewed at The Children's Place in April 2013.

Interview Details I filled out an application online. A few days later I got a call saying to come in for an interview a few days later. I was taken to the stock room and the store manager asked me a few questions. After the interview, she said she would call me with a decision in a few hours.

Interview Question – What is customer service to you when you walk into a store?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online - interviewed at The Children's Place in December 2013.

Interview Details Filled out application process was easy online. All i did was the store and then scheduled an interview with the store manager. the interview process was easy and was called the next day to find out i was hired

Interview Question – Nothing was difficult at all.   Answer Question

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