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About Belk

Number of Employees: 17,900+

Headquarters: 2801 W Tyvola Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217-4500, United States (704)357-1000

Belk is an American department store chain that was founded in Monroe, North Carolina in 1888. Its headquarters was later moved to Charlotte, NC, because it offered a more centralized location for the chain?s stores, located throughout the southern United States. Belk gained notoriety with its ?bargain sales,? which boosted the chain?s profits, not to mention locations. Today, there are more than 300 Belk stores in 19 states, with the largest concentration of stores in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama. The largest of the four flagships location is at the South Park Mall in Charlotte, NC; it has 330,000 square feet.

What to Expect When Interviewing

The majority of applicants that interview for a position at Belk report a positive interview experience. Potential employees can expect a fairly straightforward interview process consisting of a face-to-face interview with a store manager, in which a personality test may be given and standard interview questions are posed. An example might include a question such as, "What would you say to encourage to customer to sign up for a Belk credit card?" Potential employees can apply online or in person, and phone interviews are sometimes conducted for those who apply online. Applicants who are offered positions may need to complete a drug test and submit to a background check.

Recent Awards

  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008