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Publix Bagger Interview Questions

Updated Nov 6, 2014
Updated Nov 6, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bagger Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Decatur, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Decatur, AL
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Publix.

    Interview Details

    I applied for Publix at the kiosk in the store and two weeks later they called me for an interview. The managers were very friendly and the interview was among the easiest I had ever been to. This being my first job they were very clear about the whole process and how everything works, just being very informative. I already had a job lined up at Kroger for the same position but since Publix is much closer to my home I wanted a job there instead. The manager asked me how much Kroger was going to pay me and I told her minimum wage, she offered me $8/hr as a bagger at Publix. I accepted.

    However, it took Publix two weeks to set up everything so I could begin my pre-orientation and go to the actual orientation so I could begin working. I was drug tested at the interview (which was on a Wednesday) and was told that if they didn't call me within the next week for me to call them. They never called me back, so I called them exactly a week after my interview and the manager told me to come in the same day and sign my papers for the background check. After signing the papers the manager told me that I would receive a call the next day to begin my pre-orientation. I never got a call the next day so I called them and a different manager told me that it would take several days before I could begin the pre-orientation. I waited almost another week and called them on a Tuesday and was told that I could come in the following Friday to begin my pre-orientation (which is tomorrow).

    To summarize, the interviews are a breeze as long as you use your manners and are friendly, but if you really want the job you better call them and don't sit around waiting on them to call you. If you wait on them you'll probably never start working. I suspect that since the holidays are approaching that they were probably hiring a lot of new people, so they were most likely a little behind.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you do in your spare time?
      Why should I hire you over the other applicants?
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Front Service Clerk (Bagger) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seminole, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seminole, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Publix in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied at the application center in-store. They had a sign up stating they were hiring for some new stores that were about to open in the area. I applied for 3 different positions (cashier, bagger, and stocking). I got called about 3 days later and scheduled an interview for the next day. The interview was about 10 minutes long. General questions like "why do you want to work here?", "tell me about yourself", "name a time when you showed that you were trustworthy and honest in the workplace", and a few others about customer service and wasting time. It was pretty simple. As long as you dress conservatively, emphasize how important customer service is, and seem trustworthy you'll do fine! They are 100% about the customer so just be sure to keep that in mind. They told me they would call me by wednesday (I had an interview on Monday), but they didn't call until Thursday. They had me come in for a saliva drug test and it was tested right in front of me. Once I passed, they just told me to come in on a certain day to get information about orientation. I got hired to be a front service clerk. Be aware that if you're working in an older store, this means you'll not only be bagging and doing customer carry out, but you'll also be basically a janitor after the store closes. They use the front service clerks for all the heavy cleaning once customers are gone-trash, bathrooms, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, these weird soap & water machines, using harmful chemicals...sometimes you don't get out up until an hour or so after your shift is scheduled to end. You can only do certain things if you're over 18, so if you're a minor you probably won't have to worry about too much heavy cleaning, plus they enforce minor's schedules strictly because they get fined a lot of money if a minor gets out after they are scheduled to leave. But if you're over 18 they don't care, you could stay there all night as long as you get done what needs to be get done. They don't tell you about all the cleaning until you start training, so just be warned.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were asked to clean this room and this was the result after 20 minutes of you cleaning it (the room was still messy), how would that be a waste of time?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bagger Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Publix.

    Interview Details

    She was very nice and easy going, made jokes it was really relaxed. Basically we talked about skills important to the job. We went to the back room and she asked me questions like how quickly I could work, and if I could work nights.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Bagger/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Publix in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application In-store and then went home and called I spoke with a manager at the store and went to the store and gave her my resume and I recueved a call 2 weeks later and I went in for an interview and the next day got a second interview and got hire on the spot and did a drug test

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Front Service Clerk (Bagger) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Told me a resume was not necessary, however I think it puts you over the top. Very casual, need to be extremely customer service oriented in many responses. Following up with stores regarding application is crucial. Also, be very energetic/charismatic during interview, Publix values employees that are happy and hardworking.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle a customer who was upset by a sale?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Was immediate, knew I received the job prior to leaving the interview.
    Accepted Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Front Service Clerk (Bagger) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hollywood, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hollywood, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Publix.

    Interview Details

    First off Ill say I didnt expect to get called since I have applied to Publix several times over and nothing. I managed to get in and also had someone reccomend me who worked there. The interview went very smoothly I didnt feel nervous in the least and they didnt talk like "manager and employee". Very at ease with just the basic questions, nothing over the top just things like this --> (How would you define good customer service?, or a scenario of how would I deal with a difficult coworker) and for the most part I did very well and was hired on the spot. An oral drug test was done on the stop so druggies beware lol and it took like 30 minutes. The drug test took up more time for me because there were technical difficulties but make sure your mouth isnt bone dry before going in as I had to do it three times.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Front Service Clerk (Bagger) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process was very simple. Sine you log in all of your information of the computer prior to the interview they have all of your necessary and basic strengths and weaknesses. I was first asked to describe myself and tell the interviewer about my basic day to day schedule and what projects and events I was currently working on. Took a drug test right after the interview. All together lasted about 30 minutes.

    Negotiation Details
    Starting pay of $8. Above minimum wage for a first job
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Bagger Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Publix.

    Interview Details

    I applied on the computer in the store but they never called me for an interview. So I passed by every week to speak to the manager until he finally succumbed to my persistence and interviewed me. I was a college student at the time so I already knew the basics of interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was not difficult at all. It was more like a conversation and getting to know each other.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Bagger Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Publix in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    applied online and got a call in a week for a interview.Very brief short and to the point,relaxing and great interviewer.They call back for a second interview in days if they like you.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    found a job doing construction

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Front Service Clerk (Bagger) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    i filled out the app it took about 45 min to fill out. got a phone call within two days asking for a interview with me. during my interview they asked if i would like the job and i said yes. next was the drug test.

    Accepted Offer

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