C&S Wholesale Grocers Interview Questions

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
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    Associate Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Keene, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Keene, NH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview from a friendly person in HR. I was asked a number of questions about my background, experiences, and skills. The interview felt more like a placement interview than a filtering interview, though that may have been just the skill of the interviewer since I was not offered a job in the end. She was careful to ask me about what things I would be interested to do, describe the job in great detail, and tell me about things like salary, company environment, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing difficult or unexpected asked. Everything was a question I had heard before from somewhere else. All very straightforward.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Entry Level Rotational Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Keene, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Keene, NH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers.

    Interview Details

    Did an in person interview first at my university through recruiting, then was offered to travel to the company to interview there in a full day interview. Overall experience was great. I felt like the questions weren't that hard if you were qualified for the job and are interested in the position.

    Interview Questions
    • The case study. It wasn't really difficult, but I didn't really expect it. They just want to hear your thought process through the entire thing.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Selector Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Aberdeen, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aberdeen, MD
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is the easy part. If you can get your foot in the door, the thing you have to prove is if you can do it. And this is something you should strive to prove to yourself, not the supervisors. that way, it will shine though. they will acknowledge you if you're good at it. the interview is the same. but its also a walk-through. this way you could determine for yourself if you're capable of handling the work.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Warehouse Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hartford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Horrible experience! The recruiter (Judy/Julie?) gave me such an unrealistic job description - it is the reason I didn't get the job. HR covered for her but operations thought I was a complete idiot. It was obvious they thought I did no research on the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Don't ask the recruiter ANYTHING! She will cover for her lack of knowledge by MAKING UP LIES about the job and schedule.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted a resume, a recuriter called to set up an interview, and since I lived outside the commute area, an intial phone interview was set up. Basic quesitons were aksed, and it was readily apparent the recruiter was new, and had no in depth knowledge of the postion he was recrutiing for

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Business Analyst Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers.

    Interview Details

    Met with a recruiter at an on-campus event. Followed up with a phone interview that was basically behavioral and walked through my resume. Then, got flown out to their headquarters for a full day of interviews. One round was a case, one round was behavioral, and the last round was also behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    • What was a time when you made a mistake and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Utility Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chester, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chester, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    First Spoke with a human resource manager at a job fair who scheduled the interview for later in the afternoon. Upon arriving at the gates the security officer told me that they didn't have me on the list for interviews. I showed him the card that was given to me and he said that he couldn't let me in if I wasn't on the list. He wouldn't even call the office. Luckily the woman from the job fair drove by at the time and told him she had forgotten to add me and he let me in.
    I had to wait over an hour for the interview to begin. While I was waiting I was able to observe many employees come into the office and express there concerns. Everyone was given a chance to speak with a manager without needing to give any advance notice, and the managers seemed genuinely concerned with helping them. I first talked to the human resource manager and then to the shift manager. Both were professional but unapologetic about the long wait.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to remember three random words at the beginning of the interview. About a half hour later I was Asked what those three words were.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Administrative Assistant III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kapolei, HI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kapolei, HI
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had received a phone call from the HR manager regarding my resume & application submission via the C&S Wholesale Grocers website. I was asked if I would be able to go to their offices for an interview with the HR manager and Vice President. When I agreed, I received an e-mail with directions to the office. The office is easy to find and located in the industrial area of Kapolei. The Hawaii office operates as Hawaii Logistics LLC. When you enter, there is a receptionist in a booth. And as a visitor you are asked to use the phone to dial the extension of the person you are meeting with and sign-in on the sheet. The office is very secure. The HR manager met with me and escorted me a flight of stairs to the office area. It was very quiet. The interview was conducted in the Vice President's office. As I mentioned earlier, I was interviewed by the VP and HR manager. The first question asked, I believe was, "Tell me about yourself..." The following questions were also asked (not in the exact verbiage, nor in the exact order):
    - HR Manager: Tell me a time when you had a disagreement with a supervisor and how was it handled.
    - VP: What is your greatest strength?
    - VP: What is your greatest weakness?
    - VP: If asked, what 3 things would your previous supervisor say about you?
    - HR Manager: I was also asked a question on how I would handle a situation with regard to a client requesting for a last minute order to be completed ASAP, but I would receive push back from the warehouse.
    - VP: Would you feel comfortable going into my calendar to schedule an appointment? Or would you have to ask me?
    - VP: I was asked about my computer skills because they were looking for someone who had strong Microsoft Office programs, most especially Excel and Outlook
    - VP: When will you be able to start? They were looking for someone to start ASAP.
    They did explain what was expected of the position and emphasized that they needed someone who would handle all types of individuals (from high-level executives to everyday workers in the warehouse). They discussed salary and what the position would be starting at.
    I asked VP and HR Manager questions about the company (future growth, current success, etc), what they looked for in a successful candidate. I also asked what the next steps would be. They said they were going to have a few more interviews that week and would contact the candidates by the end of the week via mail or e-mail. I thought the interview went well and waited to hear from them.

    The end of the week came along and I had sent a follow-up e-mail to the HR manager to see what my status was as far as being considered for the position. Well it has been over a week since my e-mail and 2 weeks since my interview. I NEVER received a response to my e-mail, nor have I received one of those generic e-mails / mails regarding not being considered for the position. No hard feelings really, but the HR Manager could have at least respond to my e-mail with a simple statement. I thought that was a tad unprofessional on the company's part. By the way, I checked the company's website and the position is still posted. It's even posted here on glassdoor.com. I wonder if they hired anyone... we will never know.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Slow-the process is very drawn out.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Two person asked C++ and other technique questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview question:
      What happens between throw and catch for exception handing in C++
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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