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Updated Dec 22, 2014
Updated Dec 22, 2014
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at ASDA in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    very good the staff were very good and easy to talk to they made you feel at easy and they want you to succeed and get on they are looking for people that are all rounder's that can help others

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    ASDA Colleague Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ASDA.

    Interview Details

    Had an interview for the position of Asda colleague this week, the interview was one of the strangest I have ever had. To begin with it was a group interview, with a manager leading it, and three colleagues around the room taking notes. We had to partner up with the person sat next to us, ask them some questions, and then present back to the room, introducing the person next to us. Next we were split into two groups of four, and asked to create a presentation about ideas for improving a customers experience in the store, and then present back to the room. Our next challenge involved us being split into 2 different groups, and we were told to go into a room and look at a structure which had been made from childrens building blocks, we were then told to go into our groups and recreate the structure, every 5 minutes 1 person from the group was allowed to go back in to look at the structure, so that you could make changes.

    The next stage of the process was the one to one interviews, which I felt were conducted in a strange way, as the asda colleagues interviewed me, I am not use to it being somebody who would be a peer conducting interviews, I am more use to speaking to a manager, or supervisor.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you were offered more training opportunities to advance your career?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Service Crew Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ASDA in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    There was an online application which included situational questions. After I passed that they rang me to invite me to a group interview (which they call a 'Magic session').
    In this session there were 16 on us. We were paired up with the person next to us and had to ask them general questions about them then introduce them to the rest of the group. After that we watched an Asda promotional video about how good it is working there, then had a do-it-yourself part where we basically went in-store and rearranged stock like a normal employee would. When we returned we got split into two groups and had to make a structure out of marshmallows and spaghetti, which one person from the team had to pitch to everyone else. It wasn't very serious at all and it's more to find out about your personality and teamwork skills.
    I passed that and got called to an individual one-to-one interview. Questions inlcuded previous examples of teamwork, good customer service, ability to work alone and use inituitive, what you'd do with an uncooperative team member etc. She also asked about my hours and flexibility, which was also a part of the group session. The interviewer was nice. A few days later I got an email saying I didn't get the job. Other people who did get the job got a phone call.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you were left on your own for a task when the manager/supervisor had left?
      What would you do if you knew you wouldn't be able to achieve your targets?
      How would you deal with a uncooperative team member?
      What is an example of good customer service you have received?
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    New Store Opening So Various Positions Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockport, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockport, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at ASDA in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was invited to a group interview. We were all put into pairs and had to find out three things about our partner which we then shared with the rest of the group, then we were put into groups of five and to make a presentation about a product then stand up with the group and present it. Then we had one to one interviews I felt mine went very well. We were told we would receive an email or phone call within a week, I received neither and had to keep ringing up to ask if I had been successful, eventually after a few weeks of calling I was told I passed the interview but there were no suitable positions available then a month and a half after the interview I finally got an email telling me I had been unsuccessful.

    Interview Questions
    • They were all pretty straight forward interview questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    ASDA Colleague Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Barking, London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Barking, London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at ASDA in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    We had a group interview and we were paired into groups of two and you talk about each other. I was paired with a lady who was borderline irritating and made both of us look bad. They wanted me to be available more than I could as I study I wanted a 20hour contract and they just wanted me to be around more which I couldn't do

    Interview Questions
    • They asked about how I helped my previous store save money   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Checkout Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at ASDA in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got interview call from ASDA asked me to bring along my Passport and NI no. The first thing we get to fill in the flexibility form and watched some videos regarding ASDA.
    we have to introduce our partner sitting our right in front of others candidates.Then we have given 30 sec to arrange ourselves in our date of birth order. Then half of us went for floor visit where we have asked to arrange shelves. then we had one on one interview with one of HR member. I had been asked questions about Punctuality and its importance among colleagues, example of good customer service, example of team work, importance of uniform etc.

    Interview Questions
    • As I am student having no work experience, for me example of good customer service was the most difficult question.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Colleague Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torquay, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torquay, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at ASDA in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, only as a result of employee referal by my neighbour was turned down. My CV and covering letter which my neighbour tried to hand in was declined. 10days later received email inviting me to asda magic assessment interview and was delighted. I was expecting to be interviewed by the recruitment manageress but not the case. Three out of seven turned up and we worked as a group as much as was possible. I found the entire magic interview etc delightfuland entertaining but not much forthcoming from 2 others in the group. We were then singled out and the 3 staff members of asda, one working floor security, one in the bakery and the other has been asda collegue for 15 years but had no input, took us individaully into rooms to be asked questions relevant to high quality of customer care. I was told by my interviewer that I was best he had ever seen in both team/group and one on one with him, which relevance pertained to the questions he asked and how I answered. I was told my interview of very high calibre which really made me feel good and also confident about being offered a post. We were informed that we would hear back in 3 days and shud we not be successful, not to worry because our details go into a silver box? which is forwarded to other branches should they need staff they already have our details. I received an email 2 hours after my interview stating I was unsuccessful and that I would not be allowed to apply for any positions withing the asda group in the next 6 months. I was astounded and saddened by this as I felt I was wrongly judged. Judged not by what I would have been able to give to asda workwise but as an individual.
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    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question being: To write a radio jingle lasting 30 seconds and promoting an ice-cream cake and asda! However, it proved to be great fun! And were able to deliver the 30 second jingle very successfully!!   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Communications Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leeds, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leeds, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ASDA in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Easy application, quick to respond, challenging but fun interview. They hire for personality, so make sure you're big on that. They want people who are really into the brand and want to make it better. Do your research. The interview is nothing to worry about. The people who interviewed me were lovely and overall the experience was very much enjoyed. Although I didn't get the job it was an overwhelmingly positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Customer Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at ASDA in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    invited to a 'magic' day involving speaking to person seated next to you , finding out some key things about them, and then introducing them to everyone else in the room. Divided into teams ( I noted the older people were put in one team..felt they had a;ready made decisions) then asked to make an item out of balloons to sell to other team. After this shown round store and a brief 3 mins interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most enjoyable part of the day? Give an example of your personal experience of offering customer service...Unfair if you a re using transferable skills and can't relate as such. i.e in a supermarket environment.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Store Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ASDA in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    After applying online I had to complete 2 maths and English tests. Then a week or so later I was invited to a group interview, there was about 20 of us with the session lasting about an hour. We were first asked to introduce ourselves to the person next to us and then relay that information back to that group. After this we were divided into separate groups and told we had to make a tower out of straws, competing against each other, the session was then over and we were told we would hear back within 24 hours.

    One week later they finally called back and organised an interview, this was very laid back with fairly standard questions, past experience etc etc. We also discussed available hours and what position I would like to work in.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you give an example of bad customer service?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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