Pacific Sunwear / PacSun Sales Associate

PacSun Sales Associate Job Description & Interview

Job Description and Duties
Similar to other sales associate jobs in the retail industry, PacSun sales associates provide customer service. Additional job duties may include ringing up transactions, answering questions about products, services, and store merchandise, and ensuring customer satisfaction. PacSun sales associates must possess positive and friendly attitudes and exude confident and attentive demeanors to receive employment consideration with the fashion retail chain. Brand knowledge and attention to detail also benefit workers seeking PacSun sales associate jobs. Training for sales associate positions with Pacific Sunwear include a week or two of verbal and visual orientation. Supplementary training may prove necessary, in some cases.

Salary and Compensation
Sales associates working for PacSun typically earn starting pay just above minimum wage. Applicants with more experience may receive higher starting wages with Pacific Sunwear. On average, PacSun sales associates earn roughly $9.50 per hour. In addition to base salary, many PacSun employees receive several work benefits. Discounts on apparel and other merchandise, 401(k) retirement plans, medical coverage, and paid time off exist for qualified PacSun workers. Specific job benefits, availability, and eligibility typically vary by retail location.

PacSun Sales Associate Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.

PacSun Sales Associate: I was a sales associate – just sort of general level sales. Handled the cash register and stocking the floor.

Interviewer: What was the work environment like?

PacSun Sales Associate: It was pretty laidback. It was expected that you meet your sales goals. It wasn’t a very strict environment as long as you were doing your job.

Interviewer: Please describe a typical day as an employee.

PacSun Sales Associate: Firs thing I remember is we all had to pick up our nametags because it’s mostly high school kids, and they don’t trust you to take them home with you. Check your goals for the day and check in with management to see if we’re supposed to be working on a certain floor set or something and just go about selling clothes.

Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?

PacSun Sales Associate: They wanted to know if I had any retail experience, which I had some. I worked in a pro shop for a golf club, so I had some. And if we had any customer service experience mostly.

Interviewer: What set you apart from other candidates?

PacSun Sales Associate: I think I’m just mature for my age, so they saw that I was going to be able to relate to kids my age and handle it with some responsibility.

Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?

PacSun Sales Associate: I would actually recommend that they spend some time shopping there first. I had never really shopped in one because I’m from a small town, and we didn’t have anything like that there. So, just have some kind of familiarity with the brands and the clothes, so when you start working you know what you’re dealing with.

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