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What is the interview process like at Cato Corporation?

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The interview is long. Lots of questions and tests but pay wage is way too low for what an employee is required to do Starting at $7.50/hr.

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About the “taking you out on the floor to have you pick out an outfit” bit. Do not sweat this and just do the best job you can. A manager told me years later that this is not so much to see if you are a fashion DIVA who belongs on a runway in New York as much as it is to see how you would speak and act in front of a potential customer who might ask for your help finding a particular outfit for say, a funeral or a bridal shower. If you just stand there like an idiot or you don’t speak or carry yourself well, you’re “not the one”. However, they usually need people so badly that if you don’t do a terrific job, they usually are willing to train you.

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I did not go through a formal interview. I was basically hired on the spot as a part time person because they needed someone so badly. I did take a little “test” which is a bunch of multiple choice questions about whst you would do in certain situations. Not sure but I think they are NOT looking for people who think, who may “be on the fence” about certain issues, who may think that the circumstances surrounding a situation matter. Instead, I believe they are looking for people who blindly follow rules, ask few if any questions, are quick and decisive. (This is just my opinion.). Don’t be “wishy washy” when answering these questions. Pretend it is YOUR own store and merchandise/your bottom line, then what would you do in that situation. There was a ton of focus, videos, discussions about theft, especially employee theft. So they must have a lot of theft. This is a big deal for them. However, once I was hired, I found out that there are even more rules about how to handle a situation where you suspect theft. So make sure you know the store’s rules. And yes, just as in any store, there is theft. Sometimes, the best people to spot and report theft are other customers.

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Easy, straight forward, 15 min with store manager.

Answered - Sales Associate/Assistant Manager (Former Employee) - Knoxville, TN

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The interview process was very good.

Answered - Assistant Manager (Former Employee) - Breaux Bridge, LA

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Pretty laid back they talk about several real life experiences dealing with retail.

Answered - Retail Associate (Current Employee) - Columbus, GA

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Laid back for the most part. You must be professional and have some experience in retail. Must be 18 or older

Answered - Retail Associate (Current Employee) - Columbus, GA

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If you get a call back, they will invite you to fill out a sort of personality test paper on how you would treat your customers and how you would work at the store. If you pass that, you would be called back for an interview of which you would give scenarios of times that you proved yourself in a hard situation, where your areas of expertise apply and may be asked to do a test of putting an outfit together to show you have basic knowledge of fashion.

Answered - Sales Associate (Former Employee) - The Colony, TX

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I did two interviews, one with the store manager and one with the district manager. It's pretty easy just dress to impress.

Answered - Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) - Winder, GA

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It was very easy and organized

Answered - 1st Assistant Manager (Former Employee) - Georgetown, de

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