Tk Maxx phone interview!!!

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.


Latest comments

  • 2 May 2014 - 5:42pm
    • bobtail_5

    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
    • 13553

    Has anyone applied for the 2014 intake?

  • 27 December 2013 - 3:08pm
    • 13553

    Has anyone applied for the 2014 intake?

  • 8 April 2013 - 5:54pm
    • sweetieface

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

  • 15 March 2013 - 12:23pm
    • Tommo92

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

  • 4 March 2013 - 7:36pm
    • SammyT

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

  • 4 March 2013 - 10:32am
    • Benbeau

    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?

  • 6 March 2013 - 6:28pm
    • CC1991

    Hello there!

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

    C x

  • 10 March 2013 - 10:30pm
    • NSarah

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

  • 2 March 2013 - 10:36pm
    • Dreamwonder

    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
    • Jonathan Cassidy

    Still no reply either.

  • 28 February 2013 - 8:16pm
    • NSarah

    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
    • Benji707

    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
    • SammyT

    I still havent heard anything have you?

  • 26 February 2013 - 10:58am
    • SammyT

    I still havent heard anything have you?

  • 18 February 2013 - 12:52pm
    • Jonathan Cassidy

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

  • 17 February 2013 - 10:49pm
    • hallfordbb

    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
    • SammyT

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


  • 19 December 2012 - 12:56pm
    • Dreamwonder

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

  • 12 December 2012 - 11:03am
    • SammyT


    Has anyone had an interview and not heard back yet?


  • 5 December 2012 - 6:32pm
    • CC1991

    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

  • 7 December 2012 - 6:24pm
    • RXC777

    good luck!

  • 4 December 2012 - 5:54pm
    • RXC777

    My questions were slightly different. There were 10 in all:
    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
    • pandajasper

    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
    • CC1991

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

  • 19 November 2012 - 12:00pm
    • CC1991

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

  • 19 November 2012 - 8:53am
    • mariamyy

    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.

  • 14 November 2012 - 11:22am
    • CC1991

    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

  • 19 November 2012 - 2:20am
    • Dreamwonder

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

  • 13 November 2012 - 9:33pm
    • KP9

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

  • 12 November 2012 - 3:17pm
    • CC1991

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

  • 13 November 2012 - 9:35pm
    • KP9

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

  • 6 November 2012 - 11:03am
    • mariamyy

    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.

  • 6 November 2012 - 12:14pm
    • Dreamwonder

    Hello Mariamyy,

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

  • 26 March 2012 - 10:32am
    • joey234

    Assessment day tomorrow.. who is going??

  • 22 October 2012 - 5:35pm
    • Dreamwonder

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

  • 18 March 2012 - 10:14pm
    • gurj89


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

  • 18 March 2012 - 11:07pm
    • louisehoang

    Thank you!
    Hope it goes well :D

  • 14 March 2012 - 7:30pm
    • gurj89


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

  • 18 March 2012 - 9:53pm
    • louisehoang

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

  • 28 February 2012 - 9:45pm
    • qiqi

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

  • 14 March 2012 - 1:02am
    • joey234

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

  • 22 February 2012 - 10:57pm
    • supersonic16

    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?



  • 24 March 2011 - 1:23pm
    • lou325

    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?

  • 17 April 2011 - 1:24pm
    • Clara__89


    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

  • 10 February 2011 - 4:31pm
    • bella_donna

    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

  • 3 February 2011 - 5:05pm
    • patronandlime


    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 - 11:40pm
    • janespain

    Thanks a million!! Regards, x

  • 31 January 2011 - 7:28pm
    • patronandlime

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

  • 2 February 2012 - 6:19pm
    • pinkandpeaches


    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 :)