Tk Maxx phone interview!!!

Original Post

10 May 2009 - 8:59pm

Hello everyone,

I am going to have a phone interview with Tk Maxx for their trainee allocation analyst role.

What questions should I expect? Any other suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Thanks,,,,,

Recent Comments

2 May 2014 - 5:42pm

I just applied for the 2014 intake for the Merchandising and Buying Graduate Programme yesterday and received an email early this morning inviting me to complete an online test (verbal and numerical reasoning) as well as a video interview. From what I gather, the video interview gives you 30 seconds to read the interview question and prepare before having to answer it. I have previously done a video interview for Trainee Buyers role at Next and with their video interview it enabled you to re record over your video if you wasn't happy with it. Which was great for me as I have a lisp and wanted to make sure this didn't come across so much in the video so I liked having that control over it. Thanks so much to those of you who have taken the time to let us know what questions were asked, it has been a real help.

27 December 2013 - 3:12pm

Hiya,
Has anyone applied for the 2014 intake?

27 December 2013 - 3:08pm

Hiya,
Has anyone applied for the 2014 intake?

8 April 2013 - 5:54pm

I'm attending the assessment centre on Wednesday too. What is the data analysis all about?

15 March 2013 - 12:23pm

Invited to an assessment Centre next week, NSarah any heads up on the exercises we've got to do there?

10 March 2013 - 10:30pm

Well done! I'm going to the buying and merchandising one on Wednesday, how about you?
x

6 March 2013 - 6:28pm

Hello there!

I got through to the assessment centre too, what job have you applied for and when are you attending?

C x

4 March 2013 - 7:36pm

Which role is this for BenBeau, Finance, Merch&Buying or Distribution? And are there two assessment days then?

4 March 2013 - 10:32am

Hi guys! After one month of nothing I heard that I have got through to the next stage.
I have been told that the first assessment day is focused solely on data analysis and group exercises - and that we do not need to prepare.

Has anyone got any feedback about their experience with the TK Maxx assessment centre?

2 March 2013 - 10:36pm

Well..i was told I got through the video interview stage late last year only to be mailed last month that I didn't get through to the assessment day...was told to apply 4 a 6 months business analyst role...n got rejected again few days ago.

1 March 2013 - 10:44am

Still no reply either.

28 February 2013 - 8:16pm

Does anyone know what the assessment centre entails?
I have got through the video interview but I have no idea what to expect next!?
Thanks so much!

26 February 2013 - 6:06pm

Hi guys. I had a video interview earlier this month also and haven't heard anything back so assumed they didn't want me. I didn't even get a confirmation email saying that I had done the interview so was worried. I emailed them to chase them up but didn't get any reply :S What does everyone think? Does it seriously take this long? Even to confirm a video interview??

26 February 2013 - 10:58am

I still havent heard anything have you?

26 February 2013 - 10:58am

I still havent heard anything have you?

18 February 2013 - 12:52pm

Still waiting too, been like 2/3 weeks since my video interview.

17 February 2013 - 10:49pm

hey Sammy T- did you ever hear back?? I did mine a few weeks ago and am yet to hear anything :\ It's annoying that they don't even have an online application thing you can log in to to check the application progress!!!

9 January 2013 - 2:39pm

Still nothing... would have been nice to have just got the "No" E-mail.

S

19 December 2012 - 12:56pm

It did take them a good while to reply....hang in there

12 December 2012 - 11:03am

Hey,

Has anyone had an interview and not heard back yet?

S

7 December 2012 - 6:24pm

good luck!

5 December 2012 - 6:32pm

I got an e-mail saying that I had been unsucessful, however today I recieved another e-mail saying I had been shortlisted and would be contacted in February in regards to whether I have to attend an assesment centre. x

4 December 2012 - 5:54pm

My questions were slightly different. There were 10 in all:
Strengths
Weaknesses
Your biggest mistake in studies or work and how you handled it
How you chose your university and degree
Why you chose the TJX merch and buying scheme
Talk about a store and why there are different products in different locations
What part do you play in a team and what skills do you bring
Explain off-price buying and how it differs to normal buying
Explain off-price merchandising and how it differs to normal merchandising
Have you got anything else to add

Hope this helps for future interviewees!

1 December 2012 - 8:57am

I done the video interview last night, and awkward, nerve-racking, uncomfortable and just odd, are a few words that come to mind. My nerves definitely got the best of me unfortunately, with awkward silences and uhms and ahhs as well.
The questions: whats your reasoning for going to uni and your degree choice, what are your strengths, what are your weaknesses, how does the off-price model work compared to normal retailers, how would you react in a group discussion, your experience of visiting two stores and product layout and an open question at the end.
Definitely practise beforehand, even then my nerves still got me unfortunately

19 November 2012 - 12:00pm

I haven't had any word back, but my guess is that I have failed. Very disheartening ! x

19 November 2012 - 12:00pm

I haven't had any word back, but my guess is that I have failed. Very disheartening ! x

19 November 2012 - 8:53am

Yes I have, I didn't pass it. the questions were basic but nerves, stumbling on words, lots of em ehm. The interview just felt awkward.

19 November 2012 - 2:20am

Hello CC1991,
Had my video interview too and ve to say same. It felt more like a race against d clock...loads of nerves...ve u gotten any feedback or confirmation to say you took d interview? I've not heard anything since then. Fingers crossed though.

14 November 2012 - 11:22am

Hello, done the Interview last night. Did not go well at all. I am good at speaking to people face to face but the concept of talking to a computer screen made my mind go blank so much so I missed very importnat things out, said eh alot and clisked on the next question without answering properly. I didn't write done the questions but there were ten. Some were basic interview questions one was about a weakness, I was asked about university, My store visit-make sure you visit a store, a question about the Off-price model too, last question was open and asked if you would like to add anything. I had revised for all the questions that came up so it was like a basic interview, nerves just got in the way for me :( x

13 November 2012 - 9:35pm
KP9

hi how was it..what did they ask you..was it mainly like a normal interview?

13 November 2012 - 9:33pm
KP9

hi cc1991 how was it ? What questions did they ask you?

12 November 2012 - 3:17pm

Im doing my video Interview tonight! for allocation analyst role so nervous. does anyone have any feedback x

6 November 2012 - 12:14pm

Hello Mariamyy,

No one ever seems to want to give feedback.....wonder why?
I guess they've got jobs now n cant be bothered.

6 November 2012 - 11:03am

Please can anyone share there experience of there video interview. I have on e soon and i am so nervous. any info will definitely go a long way.

Thank you.

22 October 2012 - 5:35pm

Hello Joey234, can you kindly share your experience from the web interview and assessment day. Did you get the job?

26 March 2012 - 10:32am

Assessment day tomorrow.. who is going??

18 March 2012 - 11:07pm

FAB! Thank you! Hope it goes well :D

18 March 2012 - 10:14pm

Hey,

I haven't done my interview just yet. But will defo put something up once I've completed it.

18 March 2012 - 9:53pm

hey gurj89, have you had your video interview yet? what type of questions do they ask? thanks in advance

14 March 2012 - 7:30pm

Hey,

I've been invited to a video interview for the finance role. Would some please provide me some advice?

14 March 2012 - 1:02am

Hey. How was your video interview. I have one next week. I would be grateful if u replied back. Finance Placement

28 February 2012 - 9:45pm

Did anybody have a video interview?? What kind of questions can I expect?? Thanks a lot!!!

25 February 2012 - 7:27pm

Hey supersonic16,

I'm also invited to attend the online interview for the Finance Scheme until 28th of February. How was your interview? Can you please share your experience about the questions they ask, the duration etc?

Hope you are successful :)

Cheers, Liam

22 February 2012 - 10:58pm

Hey pinkandpeaches!!

I'm invited for the video interview too!! I still have like 5 days to complete it. Never had sth similar before. I'm applying for finance grad programme, though think the questions they would ask would be the same as on your programme. Have u already completed the interview? What questions did they ask?

Regards,

supersonic16

22 February 2012 - 10:57pm

Hey pinkandpeaches!!

I'm invited for the video interview too!! I still have like 5 days to complete it. Never had sth similar before. I'm applying for finance grad programme, though think the questions they would ask would be the same as on your programme. Have u already completed the interview? What questions did they ask?

Regards,

supersonic16

2 February 2012 - 6:19pm

Hiya!

im invited for the video interview for tkmaxx merc and buying graduate programme and would be excellent to get to know what kind of questions do they ask you.would really appreciate it. Thanks :)

17 April 2011 - 1:24pm

Hi

I had an assessment centre on 16th Feb, I was wondering have you heard anything yet? because I haven't did they say when they we're going to let you know

24 March 2011 - 1:23pm

Iv got an assessment centre on 7th April...does anyone else?

Has anyone been for one yet and can give some advice on things they ask, even just the timetable for the day?

10 February 2011 - 4:31pm

Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone had any information on the maths test at the assessment centre day with TK Maxx? and how the personal interviews are?

I'm starting to get a bit nervous!!

Thank you so much x

3 February 2011 - 11:40pm

Thanks a million!! Regards, x

3 February 2011 - 5:05pm

Hey

Its pretty simple, 40mins or so.

They ask a lot about uni, what you liked and disliked. Also about the store you visited, make sure you go to one! Like what you saw and what brands. What you know about the industry and the role.

The lady I had was really nice and friendly.

She told me straight after that I got the interview.

Good Luck!x

3 February 2011 - 12:14pm

Hi Patronandlime,

I´m having a phone interview next week for the allocation analyst role, I would be very grateful if you could provide me with any help. Thank you!

31 January 2011 - 7:28pm

i've had the phone interview if anyone needs help. it was for the MBGP.

31 January 2010 - 5:52pm
klt

The online tests were provided by SHL and were pretty standard as far as online tests go. I have recently done the online tests for some of the big 4 accountancy firms and compared to them the tkmaxx tests were slightly easier. You are required to do one numerical and I think the other one was verbal. I'm not sure what the pass rate was on these but it didn't seem too difficult, just practice lots before you do the real one.

31 January 2010 - 5:52pm
klt

The online tests were provided by SHL and were pretty standard as far as online tests go. I have recently done the online tests for some of the big 4 accountancy firms and compared to them the tkmaxx tests were slightly easier. You are required to do one numerical and I think the other one was verbal. I'm not sure what the pass rate was on these but it didn't seem too difficult, just practice lots before you do the real one.

29 January 2010 - 1:11pm

hey klt,

how was the online tests for tk maxx? what sort of test was it?

29 January 2010 - 1:01pm

thats strange they told me straight after on the phone, i just asked them and they told me... id say call up or just keep pestering them by email.

29 January 2010 - 12:36pm

I never heard back after my phone interview.So presume I didnt get through.I emailed someone yesterday about it. Don't know what else to do really. I thought theyd have emailed me to say I was unsucessful. You know anyone I can email?

29 January 2010 - 12:09pm

oh rite kool yeh just havin a look online now, really dont no what to expect :( u still going to the tk maxx assesment centre in feb? :)

29 January 2010 - 12:03pm

Not done online tests for TK Maxx just a phone interview. Iv done them for a few other places. Verbal Reasoning is fine but the maths is pretty hard cos the time limits so short. Theres loads of practise websites though so I'd try that first

29 January 2010 - 11:24am

hey mini egg was the online tests hard? what can i expect?

26 January 2010 - 4:45pm

O Right cheers, yeah I might do. Its not the first job I want but I thought it was odd. I'm sure she said on the phone I would hear in 2-4 weeks and I didn't. Thanks I'll give them a call.

26 January 2010 - 3:11pm
klt

Hi minieggs,

That's strange, I had my telephone interview (for allocation analyst role) early jan and she actually told me on the phone on the same call that I had passed and I would receive online tests to complete. I received the online tests the same day and now have been invited to an assessment centre in Feb. I would contact them quick to see if you can get a place in the assessment centre - the office number is 01923 473000 from the emails I have received from them...

Hope that helps and good luck. klt

26 January 2010 - 12:54pm

Hi. Have you heard back yet? I had a telephone interview mid November last year and still haven't heard back. I presume I wasn't successful but there's noone to contact and ask : s

7 January 2010 - 6:50pm
klt

hi, can any of you detail the types of questions you were asked at the telephone interview please? would really appreciate that!

Thanks

9 November 2009 - 7:17pm

Hi I had a telephone interview with TK maxx about 3 weeks ago. The lady said I would hear back after a week, however I have had no response...

Just wondering if anyone has had an interview and how long they took to respond.

Thanks in advance

BTW it was a phone interview for a trainee allocation analyst

12 August 2009 - 2:25pm

how did your phone interview go? What sort of questions did they ask you??

1 August 2009 - 6:26pm

Hey I sent you an email as well...can you let me know what kind of question they asked you? and i hope that the interview went well!!

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20 May 2009 - 1:55pm

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