History of QVC

The name QVC is an initialism standing for Quality, Value, and Convenience. QVC was founded on June 13, 1986 by Joseph Segel and is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Today it is a multinational corporation, specializing in televised home shopping.

It is present in four countries which are the United States, UK, Germany and Japan.  They sell to over 141 million consumer’s name brand products of all variety.  In order to get enough credibility they launched a two year contract with Sears to sell their products.  They started out with fifty-eight cable systems in twenty states signed on to carry its first broadcast which took place 7:30 PM ET on November 24, 1986.

They were able to reach 7.6 million TV homes.  They set a new record for first full-year fiscal sales for a new public company of $112 million dollars.  In the beginning they broadcast weekdays from 7:30 PM ET until midnight and all day on Saturday and Sundays. QVC.com was founded in 1996 and it attracts more than six million unique visitors each month.


Hours of Operation:  Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Minimum Age to Work Here:  18 years old

Positions Available:  Retail Store Associate, Distribution Center Associate, Call Center Associate, Accountant, Administrator, Copywriter, Customer Service Representative, Inventory Controller, Engineer, Food Services Associate, Human Resources Associate, Information Technology Associate

Background Check Required?  Yes

Negotiation:  There is no room for negotiation.


Job descriptions/Average wages

Systems Engineer III: This position is very important to the process of getting the merchandise on the air, making sure that details are seen and that the sound runs correctly. It entails a lot of specific assignments. In order to get this position you must have the proper college and expertise training as an intern. To find out more about this position you would need to contact the QVC headquarters. The average wage for a Systems Engineer III is $84,548 a year.

IT Developer III: This is a very important position that requires a professional who is familiar with IT equipment in connection with television programming. This position has certain specifications that you would need to contact QVC headquarters in order to apply. The average wage is $86,834 a year.

Content Manager: The content manager helps determine what items are going to be presented on air during a specific show. They are familiar with all working parts of the shows and how they are to be presented from merchandise to guests. They too must contact QVC for specific job assignments since QVC is such a specialized type of business it is necessary to find out from corporate what is expected in just about all of their job positions. The average wage for the year is $54,219.

  • Benefits
  • Medical Benefits
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Prescription Drug benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account Benefits
  • Life Insurance/ Disability
  • 401 (k) and retirement benefits

Atmosphere and Perks

QVC is a fun filled workplace very much ideal for people who can potentially grow professionally with the help of their co workers and superiors. The company offers a wide array of benefits. The entry level workers will receive paid training benefits, competitive salaries and flexible working hours. If you become an eligible employee, perks to avail can now include future financial planning benefits, health and medical insurance and other employee support programs.

Interview Questions

What do you think are the most important qualities that can be a great reason for QVC to hire you?

Can you work for the company for several years?

What are your reasons of applying here?

Will you be willing to work during weekends or when the replacement failed to report without notifying the management in advance?

Why do you think our customers like QVC?

How would you encourage customers to patronize the store?

Can you describe your past working experiences?

How will you deal with difficult customers?

Can you still work well even under pressure?

Describe your strength and weaknesses.

Who are you as a person?

Interview Tips

QVC hiring manager after reviewing your qualifications will call you for an interview which can be one-on-one or panel interview in setting. The questions will generally be about your previous job, your personality and especially your ability to handle with people. The retail industry needs people who have positive attitude. You should show your professional personality which is very much suited to the company. The way your answer questions can tell your interest and suitability for the position you have applied. Show your sincere interest by maintaining an eye to eye contact with the interviewer; doing so will also manifest honesty in answering all the questions posed.

How to apply

In order to apply for a position you need to go to their website and make a request at which time someone will call you giving you an appointment that you can come and do an application and interview with the proper department heads. Visit their website at: http://www.qvc.com/careers