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QVC Senior Analyst Interview Questions

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Senior Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
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Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at QVC.

Interview

Interviews are very typical in that they are situational in nature (tell me about yourself, strengths, weaknesses, past job experiences, etc.) However, the company thrives on relationships and how you plan to collaborate (befriend in this company) individuals in other departments. I can not express enough how important it will be for you to elaborate on your ability to work with others. In addition, the company is constantly changing. The employees commonly joke that Q-V-C stands for "Quick-Violent-Change". With that said, it is important to touch on your ability to work effectively in an ever changing environment. The company consistently promotes their 8 core values (Transparency, Communications, Respect, Trust, Fun Along The Way, etc.) I would not hurt to touch upon how you have operated in these areas in past employment.

QVC goes through great lengths to insure every candidate is a "good fit". Therefore you will likely have in excess of 8-10 interviews before you are made an offer.

Ask for your top dollar during negotiations because pay increase is enormously slow once you are in the organization.

Step 1-phone interview with HR recruiter who gives information to the hiring manager
Step 2- phone interview with the hiring manager
Step 3- 1:1 with the HR recruiter and the hiring manager (same day, but separate interviews)
Step 4- A day of interviewing with several individuals (VPs, Directors, etc., they will all be separate interviews)
Step 5 - More days of interviewing with several individuals (these will be executives you will work with. They will all be separate interviews)
Step 6 - Offer of employment

If you are hired, expect your first day to be a day of filling out paperwork and receiving feedback on the QVC culture and the QVC way of doing things. They generally have several (15-30) people start work on the same day. You will all be from varying backgrounds, being place throughout the company. They will bring in IT security to explain the QVC IT rules and standards, you will receive your badge, and get a tour of the company.

The next 3 months of your employment will consist of onboarding and 1 on 1 meetings with various individuals throughout the organization. This will be arranged by your superior to get you acclimated with the organization. At this time you will likely be told you are not allowed to do any type of work, to just "learn". One thing that is not mentioned is that all your opinions and ideas SHOULD NOT be expressed during your 90 days of onboarding. QVC does not receive the feedback of new hires very well. They believe you can not contribute ideas or opinions until you learn and understand the "QVC way" of doing things. Not following this unwritten rule can hurt your brand early in the game (a work hazard you may never be able to recover from).

Interview Questions

  • How do you feel about being the only minority in a non diverse environment.   1 Answer

Negotiation

I gave the HR rep a value that would be more comparable to my current salary. She took this information to the Finance team for approval and returned with an answer within the hour.

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    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at QVC (New York, NY (US)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    It's a pretty long interview process.
    1. HR Rep
    2. Supervisors in group
    3. HRBP
    4. Supervisors in outside groups
    5. Director

    As an internal candidate you would think the process would be better for you but it's not. The decision is not based on your experience or your accomplishments while you have worked there. It's based on perception and if they like you. If your a minority forget about it. They don't ask to many technical questions because honestly most of the people in upper management positions don't even have IT backgrounds so they really don't even have the knowledge to ask you those kinds of questions. They tell you they want new ideas and opinions but in actuality they don't want it from you. They want you to sit back and listen even if it makes no sense to you. So advice if you are going to take a job here prepare to be a yes person and try not truffle feathers . The interview was based on relationships you have even if you have great relationships it goes unnoticed. You actually get more appreciation and praise from other teams that you work with not even from your own group. and don't say that you want to learn what the team does it's frowned upon to say you want to learn. But don't you have to learn how they do things wherever you go? withwithyoimmedigroupI'advjust.

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