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Jim Calhoun (C.E.O and President)
Converse /?k?nv?rs/ is an American shoe company with a production output that primarily consists of Apparel, sportswear and lifestyle brand footwear. Converse is known as one of America's most iconic footwear companies. The company was founded in 1908 by Marquis Mills Converse and has been a subsidiary of Nike, Inc. since 2003. The Company was one of the only few producers of athletic shoes and for a period running roughly from 1920 to 1980 the company dominated the American shoe market. Converse shoes are distinguished by a number of features, including; the company's star insignia, the All Star's rubber sole, smooth rounded top, and wrap-around strip that have become extremely distinguishable internationally. Converse manufactures its products under the Cons, Chuck Taylor All Star, John Varvatos and Jack Purcell trade names. In addition to apparel and footwear, the company sells other items globally through retailers in over 160 countries and through approximately 75 company-owned retail stores across the U.S. The Company employed around 2,658 people in the United States as of 2015.
What to Expect When Interviewing
The interview procedure at Converse is straightforward. There is a basic skills assessment
which covers subjects including but not limited to reading, writing, articulation, and simple math. Applicants
must bring their resume with them to the interview. Some applicants go through a phone screening prior to
progressing to an in person interview. Former employees have reported that it is important to show that
you are capable of coping with stressful situations, working in a fast paced setting, have a flexible schedule,
and communicating with colleagues. Once through the screening process, all new employees are required to go through
a introductory training.