Decathlon Interview Questions & Answers

4.7252774/5based on 13 reviews. Ranked 62 out of 343 companies

Difficulty rating 6 / 10

Interview experience

  • Positive 12/13
  • Neutral 1/13
  • Negative 0/13

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  • Department Manager

    5.0/5 | Interview date: May 2017 | Job offer? Yes |

    Was this helpful? Yes

    Sectors: Management

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    The interview was focused on discovering if I was a good fit for the company, and whether my values matched Decathlon's values, rather than my prior experience and skill set. Both managers were very friendly yet professional and created a comfortable environment for me to be able to present myself.

    Most difficult question

    Describe a time when you have tried and failed at something. Explain what you have learnt from the process.

    Interview tips

    Research and explore what the company looks for in their staff members before you apply or attend the interview, as they prefer to recruit the right types of people rather than those with the most experience.
    Be prepared to back up claims about yourself with examples.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    Group activities and presentation

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 5/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 5/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 5/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
  • Customer Service Manager

    5.0/5 | Interview date: April 2017 | Job offer? Yes |

    Was this helpful? Yes

    Sectors: Management

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    The company policies are well describe, it's dynamic interview with different type of questions, with friendly approach that make you feel comfortable during the process, the interview is tailored to the vacancy that needs fulfilling.
    The application process is also efficient and you have a quick answer.

    Most difficult question

    Which are the main reasons that made you apply to work for Decathlon?

    Interview tips

    I'd like to see group interviews as part of the interview process. It's another way to show some skills and behavior, as for example team work that they can only be explained but not shown with a one to one interview.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    Organised

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 5/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 5/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 5/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
  • Department Manager

    4.7143/5 | Interview date: April 2017 | Job offer? Yes |

    Was this helpful? Yes

    Sectors: Retail

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    It was a relaxed face to face interview with the store manager and a department manager. They wanted to know more about my personality and experience to see whether I would be a good fit. They were both friendly and made me feel at ease. More specifically I was asked about previous management experience, why I wanted to work at the company and what I thought I could bring to the role.

    Most difficult question

    I was asked to walk around the shop floor and pick 3 good things and 3 bad things about the store. This was a good exercise as it made you think on your feet and gave them an insight into how I thought.

    Interview tips

    Make sure you understand the core values of the company. They are key to how the company is run and the products designed and sold by Decathlon. In the interview make sure you let your personality shine through. The company wants passionate and energetic and it is important this comes across in the interview.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    There was no assessment centre, I had to complete an online application. Once I had passed this stage I had a short telephone interview before being invited in for a face to face interview at the store.

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 4/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 4/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 5/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5

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