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Arcadia Interview Questions

Updated 31 May 2018
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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Arcadia (New York, NY (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I had a friend who worked there already and hooked me up with an interview. It was a pretty easy process, I've worked retail before so it was easy for me

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a frustrated customer?   1 Answer

  2.  

    RN Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Arcadia (Akron, OH (US)) in January 2012.

    Interview

    I applied online; had worked there previously. Got the job.

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    Negotiation

    Easy.

  3.  

    Acquisitions Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charleston, SC (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Arcadia (Charleston, SC (US)) in May 2011.

    Interview

    had about a half an hour phone interview which went very well- a lot of questions about sales situations and how I would handle them- also about comfort level with cold calling. Then there was a panel interview 6 interviewees and 6 interviewers- typical questions about sales- and inquiries into candidate understanding of publishing and what Arcadia does ( half the candidates in the interview did not have a clue) - interview lasted about 1.5 hours- they said they would get back to us in a couple of weeks- we all had to submit credit and background check release forms-
    One month later.... a thanks but no thanks email with the ususal we will keep your resume on file-

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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Arcadia (London, England) in May 2018.

    Interview

    Applied for another role but then got an email indicating that I should apply for the Finance Analyst role instead which was an immediate start. I was given 5 days for submit a video interview which consisted of the basic why us, why you, experience and skills questions. Now, considering that I was given 5 days to do this, they have not responded to me for over 3 weeks despite making numerous attempts to contact them. Excellent worth ethos!

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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Arcadia (London, England) in April 2018.

    Interview

    The interview process started off well - i applied and heard back within a few days regarding setting up an interview. The interview itself was fairly okay, with standard background questions and hearing a little more about the role.

    Im marking this as a negative experience, as the company did not let me know the outcome of my interview process - i'm assuming it was a no! This is a very poor practice within recruitment for such a large organisation, and outlines some much needed improvement in terms of process.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your background/experiences   1 Answer

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    Service Desk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Arcadia (London, England) in April 2018.

    Interview

    General telephone interview as a screening process them a two man face to face interview. The interview was relaxed and not too pressured. Very transparent. Reassured me about career progression as well.

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    Junior Insight Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Arcadia (London, England) in April 2018.

    Interview

    Interview process was fairly easy. After the application process and a simple maths test, I advanced to the interview process. This was a self-recorded video interview which gets sent to the employer for review after. You have time to prepare for each question and about 1 minute to record and answer them. Although the interview process was fairly straightforward, I never got any feedback from this. Not even anything to say I got rejected. Tried to follow this up with the person who emailed me but no response from them either which is rather disappointing.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for arcadia?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Junior Insight Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Arcadia (London, England) in April 2018.

    Interview

    Interview process was fairly easy. After the application process and a simple maths test, I advanced to the interview process. This was a self-recorded video interview which gets sent to the employer for review after. You have time to prepare for each question and about 1 minute to record and answer them. Although the interview process was fairly straightforward, I never got any feedback from this. Not even anything to say I got rejected. Tried to follow this up with the person who emailed me but no response from them either which is rather disappointing.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for arcadia?   1 Answer

  9. Helpful (4)  

    Buyers Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Arcadia (London, England) in March 2018.

    Interview

    I applied online and then took part in a simple maths test. Maths really isn’t a strong side of mine but I’m brushing up on the necessary retail maths because this job is something I seriously want to pursue. I then went through to a video interview stage. For this I researched as many questions that people had been asked, did a tonne of research and wrote up all my answers to the questions just in case so I knew I had an answer to any question, that way I wasn’t entirely forming an answer on the spot. Although it was nerve wracking, I think it went well and I found the questions simple enough to answer. You get 30 seconds once the question comes up to prepare your answer and the time various from 60-90 seconds to give your answer, I would prepare to talk for both amounts of times just in case, have extra optional points to talk about because I had to cut my answer short on on of the questions because I had run out of things to talk about.

    I am currently waiting to hear back on the next stage.

    Interview Questions

    • Why a career in buying?   Answer Question
    • What would you expect to be doing as a BAA? Describe a typical day.   Answer Question
    • Naming as many sources as possible, tell us where you research your trend information.   Answer Question
    • From these sources, what 3 key items would you invest in for AW18   Answer Question
    • Is a £20000 your expected salary and are you aware that you could be placed with any of our 8 Brands? When are you available to start work?   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Arcadia.

    Interview

    Stereotypical graduate scheme: application process, tests, video interview, assessment centre. All in all a good experience. Would recommend if interested in fashion/ merchandising/ administrative roles. Good luck to anyone applying

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