Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Victoria's Secret Stores
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- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person – interviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores (Burnaby, BC).
It was a group interview with 2 other girls. I did not know they were interviewing us for 3 different positions all at the same time. There were 2 females that interviewed us and asked each of us different questions. I was nervous but I thought I handled the interview well. At the end of the interview we were told we would be hearing from them next week for the next step in the interview process. Also, one of the ladies made it known to us that she read through a large stack of resumes and our stood out from all of them and that we should feel good about that. I left the interview feeling confident. However, the week later I did NOT receive any such call... EVER. A huge, highly well-known, global company couldn't be professional enough to give me a courtesy call to let me know that I am not the right fit for this company. I actually waited for their call which delayed me finding another job. This actually disgusts.
- What position do you think you would be best at and why? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores (Calgary, AB) in March 2015.
Applied online, and got a call about a month later to come in for an interview. It was a group interview of 8 girls in all. The interviewers asked a couple questions and they went around the room, and each girl gave an answer. They also went around the room and asked each of us 2-3 questions that were only for the one person to answer. At the end of the interview, they asked some of the girls for references because they did not have them for everyone.
- What was your most and least favorite part of your previous job? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores.
It is meant to be a 3 step process. Your initial (1st) interview is generally a group interview. You sit with a member of management and anywhere from 4-8 other applicants on average.. Tho I have seen 20 person interviews, but this is rare and usually during a hiring crisis or seasonal hiring.
They usually start the interview with an ice breaker question. Tell us about your self, another topic, and a third topic. Make sure you answer all the questions in this ice breaker... its the first opportunity for them to see if you are listening. Then they go on to ask about 4 open ended questions that all have to do with the companies values. Usually something about customer service, team work, conflict resolution, and meeting sales goals.
From there, the yes applicants are then called back anywhere from the next day to a couple weeks afterwards (depending on how busy the managers are) and you are invited back for a 1-on-1 interview with the category manager of the category they best see you fitting with. You may apply for a certain job posting, or requesting a specific position, but they only just take that into consideration, and they'll place you where they think is best, or where they desperately need associates During your second interview, they'll ask you a bunch more questions relating to the company values. These questions tend to be two parters, make sure to answer both parts!!
Then, after the second interview, the company generally starts contacting your references. 2x Professional [ex-manager,boss,supervisor,etc], and 1x Personal [family friend, teacher, coach, councilor, colleague, etc]. This tends to be the slowest part of the process, so if you want things to move quickly, bring in your three as Letters Of Reference [they are also time saving for your references if you are applying at a couple places, and nice for you to just always have on file!]
The final step of your interview process is a third interview with the General Manager. This may or may not be another group interview. You will be called sometime in the next few days if you got a job, and they will job offer you on the phone, and then schedule you in for training.
Really, if you want the job, just be excited about the brand, excited about the company, pay attention to the questions, and speak up.
Training is a 3 day process for core associates.
Hope this helps.
- Tell me a time when you were presented with a difficult situation in the work place, and how you dealt with it. 1 Answer
I definitely recommend negotiating wages, there is a bit of wiggle room, and if you don't do it at the beginning during the job offer, then you will not get another opportunity to discuss your wages.
there was a group interview. there were lots of behavioural questions like what customer service means to you ? what do you do if there is a long line of customers....
- they were straight forward questions Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores (Surrey, BC) in November 2014.
Was sent an email days after submitting my resume for a phone interview, had the interview and was told she would review the notes with the DM and if they decided I would worth interviewing I would go to an interview with him and then the country manager would interview with me. She was nice enough but the interview wasn't what I was expecting. They are very picky and bc I didn't have high volume experience I wouldn't be going past a phone interview.
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores (Toronto, ON).
Applied in store and was asked to come in for a group interview later that week. The interview had roughly 20 people and was extremely unorganized and very long. After the interview, I was called that same night and asked to come back the following week for another interview. Thinking this would be a one-to-one interview, I was shocked to once again be apart of another huge group interview. Again, it was a very long, unprofessional, nulling process, in which they asked the same standardized behavioural questions to every single person in the group.
- Why do you want to work for Victoria's Secret? What is great customer service? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores in October 2014.
Got called for a group interview shortly after applying. Group interview was super easy (even as someone who hasn't worked in retail before). They asked a total of three questions and you didn't have to answer them all if you didn't want too (although I would suggest doing so!). After that interview, I got called for a one on one interview. The interviewer was so nice and we got along great. Unfortunately I was looking for a short term position that they didn't have available so they weren't able to hire me. But she told me she really liked me and if I was around for longer I would have got it for sure. She was very outgoing and made me feel comfortable talking to her.
- None that hard or unexpected. Answer Question
Applied in store in dt toronto with a quick screening process with a manager on duty. She asked why I was applying, why VS etc. What makes a good sale associate. Offered a interview on the spot for the following week. It was a group interview with 12-14 other girls, it was a little crammed in the back office with 2 managers. We went around answering questions. it took about an hour in total.
- Last question, if you had to pick 2 people in this room to get the job, whom would it be and why? Answer Question
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores.
I walked in with my resume and filled out an application form in the store. And i was set up a group interview with the other three girls, which was easy with no unexpected questions. I was informed immediately that i would get a call and set up a time for second interview. The second round went around 20 minutes with category manager. It took 2 weeks.
- What is your best scenario for customer service? Answer Question
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Victoria's Secret Stores (Toronto, ON) in August 2014.
Applied online, received a call about a week after for an interview the following week. Interviewed in a group and by 2 managers. It was overall a pretty relaxed, and great experience. No unexpected questions that were difficult in nature. Just make sure to be outgoing, and have genuine interest in working for the company.
- When was the last time you got bra fitted? How would you change that experience? Answer Question
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