History of Express

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Express is known as a very popular clothing retailer among both men, as well as women.  Founded in 1980, today they claim over 500+ stores that are located across the United States, primarily in the malls.

Each year, they generate over 1.8 billion in sales, and are publicly on the stock market under the symbol, EXPR.  EXPRESS Fashion was founded in the year 1980 with its headquarters located in Columbus, Ohio. This fashion retailer company operates in more than 550 stores in the US and has annual sales of $1.8 billion during their latest report.


Hours of Operation:  Mon-Sat: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sun: 11:00am-6:00pm

Minimum Age to Work Here:  18years old

Positions Available:  Sales Associate, Stock Associate, Fashion Expert, Sales Lead, Co-Manager/Assistant Store Manager, Store Manager, District Manager, Regional Manager

Background Check Required?  Yes

Negotiation:  Set hourly rate.  There is no room for negotiation.


Job Description / Average Wage

Sales Associate: You will be responsibly for handling just about all tasks in store.  You will ring up customers, stock the clothing racks, as well as make sure that the store is arranged in a clean fashion.    You are basically responsible in advertising and selling the products and available services of the company. A successful candidate must be a good contributor to the company’s sales by generating higher income and must give your best effort to raise the profit of the business.  You will find that the average associate will be paid $7 to $11 a hour.

Fashion Expert: You’re going to provide advices or recommendations to the customers on the different ways to enhance their wardrobe or fashion style. You will also teach them on what to wear or how to look depending on the event or occasion. Aside from that, it is also a part of your responsibilities to produce outfit designs and assist in performing individual makeover. The average wage for this job is $8 per hour.

Sales Lead: You will be in charge of running the sales team.  This is basically a main management position.  You will override any transactions, as well as assist the associates with any jobs that they need help with.  The average wage for a lead is $9 to $17 a hour.

Backroom Stock: You will primarily work in the backroom of the store.  You will receive stock off the trucks, organize the back room, as well as price the clothing.  You will also help stock the front of the store.  You will mainly work in the backroom, and not in the front.  The average wage is $9 to $16 a hour.

Store Manager: You’re going to manage and supervise the retail store activities and operation as well as to recruit, hire and enhance or encourage the top talent of the employees. You will coach and help the associates in performing their duties and optimize the sales potential of the floor staff. Aside from that, it is also your responsibility to plan and implement actions that will enhance the present status of the business. The average salary for this job is $32,000 to $36,000 per year.

Store Co-Manager: You will be the one to assist and help the manager in handling store operation as well as to supervise and guide both full-time and part-time employees. You will then implement plans and strategies in order to meet sales goals through assessing the business analysis and action planning. You will also make sure that all customers inside the store are having a great experience by proving them the best quality of customer service. The usual salary for this job is $26,000 to $31,000 a year.

Benefits

  • Big medical package that includes health, dental, pharmacy an dmore.
  • Life insurance package
  • Short term, as well as long term disability
  • FSAs (flexible spending accounts)
  • 401k
  • Merchandise discount
  • Paid time off for vacation, and personal days and more…

Atmosphere and Perks

Employees in a fashion industry is usually offered with perks that will surely benefit the them in all sorts – personal and professional aspects of their career. Express offers its workers with benefit package like competitive salary scales, paid on the job training and flexible working hours. Those who are already eligible will receive additional benefits like paid time off, future financial planning insurance, health and medical benefits and many more. The company also offers more avenues for professional growth and advancement; indeed, this is the best place to kick off your career.

Interview Questions

Why did you apply here?

What are your skill sets that are best suited in this company?

What do you know about Express as a company?

What kind of trends do you see at Express?

How is Express different from other fashion stores?

Why are you attracted to fashion?

How will you encourage customers to return to the store?

How you influence others to uphold the fashion you are setting in?

What will you do to impress your customers?

Can you deal with difficult people?

How will you deal with irate customers?

What is quality customer service?

How do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Interview Tips

Express interviews for potential applicants will come in multiple interview stages, such as phone, and panel job interviews. You will receive hiring consideration and notification for interview after your documents are screened and you are eyed as one of the best applicants to fill the vacant position. Express job interview questions cover a vast array of subject areas, such as work history, experience, and education. To impress interviewers, dress professionally and display a positive personality. While the interview is in progress, maintain eye contact with the interviewer and answer all Express interview .

How to apply

If you want to apply, you can either request an application in store, of if you wish, you can search for job openings in your local area.  You can start your job search on their website located here:

http://www.expressfashion.jobs/express/job_start.asp

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