Publix Bagger Interview Questions

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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    Bagger Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Publix (Gainesville, FL).

    Interview

    Just smile, and emphasize your ability to be a compassionate individual. Make sure you imply your long-term intentions, and how the long term is what is really attracting you to the company.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about premier customer service.   1 Answer
  2.  

    Cashier/Bagger Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Publix.

    Interview

    You apply in store at a kiosk and once you submit your application the hiring manager will review it and call you back for an interview if they want to hire you. If you're called back for the interview you're already hired. However, getting a call back is so hard. To have the manager take notice of you you have to go into the store after you apply and ask to speak to the manager to introduce yourself. They want to see initiative and they want to weed out the shy people.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Publix? How do you spend your free time? What are you going to school for?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Publix.

    Interview

    it was a very relaxed interview, I was still very nervous though because it was my first interview ever, but it wasn't hard at all.. I applied for the job and then about 3 weeks later I got scheduled for an interview. I followed through with the job twice! and me following through has definitely helped... And I should be hearing back from them in a few days!

    Interview Questions

    • tell me about yourself?
      why Publix?
      what/who would be your transportation here?
      how would you start up a conversation with a customer?
       
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    Front Service Clerk (Bagger) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Publix (Gainesville, FL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied at my chosen Publix in the store and got called in for an interview a week later. The interview was slightly casual and overall a good experience. They asked fairly simple questions and at the end I was offered a job making $8.50/hr and had to take a drug test.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Why do you want to work for Publix?
      Q: What kind of plans do you have for the future?
      Q: What do you think the responsibilities of a Front Service Clerk include?
      Q: What kind of chores do you do at home, if any?
      Q: Why Publix?
       
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  6. Helpful (7)  

    Bagger Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Publix.

    Interview

    Applied at the machine and then introduced myself to the hiring manager and let them know that I applied. Got a call back within a week and got asked to come in for an interview. Interview was very relaxed, manager was very personable. Thought I came off as an outgoing friendly person. He thanked me for my time and told me I would hear back from them in a week or so.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me what you know about Publix (the company) and why you want to work here.   1 Answer
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    Front Service Clerk (Bagger) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Daytona Beach Shores, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Publix (Daytona Beach Shores, FL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied at the machine at the store. I was busy for about a month with interviews with other places, but got a call from a different Publix store than the one that I applied to asking for an interview in a few days(I guess it automatically considers you for stores in the vicinity). I would hardly call it an interview though- it was very easy and I felt as if they had already decided to hire me before I even walked in. I brought my resume, but the manager only asked me a handful of questions and then had me do a drug test. The results came in a few days later and I was called and set up a time for orientation. (by the way- I think having a reference from one of my friends at that store is what distinguished me from other candidates. If you know ANYONE who works at Publix, put their name when you apply at the store)

    Interview Questions

    • What is your availability?   Answer Question
    • Can you handle large equipment and some physically demanding jobs? (like cleaning the floor at closing time with the large scrubber machine)   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Front Service Clerk (Bagger) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Publix.

    Interview

    I filled out the application on-site and got a call within 3-4 weeks. At the time, I was a teenager on summer break from school. The interview process was very efficient; it was only the second job interview I'd ever had and I was pleased with how quick, professional, and respectful it was. Whenever I had to wait in the break room to be called in, the employees were very friendly to me. I received a phonecall giving me the job offer within two days after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in the future?   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    Since this was my first job and I was 18, I was not offered any negotiations, nor did I request any.

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    Bagger/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Publix.

    Interview

    Do not remember the questions foer the interviews. I was hired the same day after training and drugs text.I got the job.iwas happy with the result because I did nott know what to expect

    Interview Questions

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    Cashier/Bagger Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Publix.

    Interview

    I talked to two people and went in for the interview only one time. I knew I had the job before I left.The interview was really easy. I then had to go to another store to do my training for another two days.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me why I wanted to work there and questions about situations withy customers if they occured..   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    They offered more money at the time

  11. Helpful (2)  

    Bagger Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Decatur, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Publix (Decatur, AL).

    Interview

    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?
       
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