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Updated Nov 9, 2014
Updated Nov 9, 2014
29 Interview Reviews

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    Cashier/Front End Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Sobeys.

    Interview Details

    It was a group interview, and we were asked 3 questions. First one was to look at the flyer and plan a meal. Second one was to take a product from the table and "sell" it. Final question was a role playing scenario. Everyone will get a card describing the scenario. One example is, you are working at customer service when a customer returns a rotten watermelon, what do you do? You don't need to bring a copy of your resume, but do bring your references.

    Interview Questions
    • Role playing questions, but they aren't too bad. Just use common sense.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    If you get a group interview its basically three questions for mine. I had 3 role playing scenarios with 3 other people; expect to have more people in your group. I started off by planning a meal; you are given the flyer and you're asked to create a meal based on creativity. In the next question we were allowed items to choose from a shopping cart (only a few items less than 10) and we were supposed to role play a scenario where a customer would come up and ask about the specific item you chose. Basically giving detailed facts on why they should purchase the brand or item they asked about; how it's healthy etc. Last question we were given slips of scenarios to play out. In my example; a grocery line stretches about 20 minutes long and a customer only has 3 items, he comes up to you and begs you to check his items out since he has so few, how would you handle that situation? (tip: you don't let him cut the line.) That was about it and remember to bring three references that they WILL call.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    very good, self teaching aids for training and very in depth, not enough practical training time once you are on the job you are expected to perform at 100% far too quickly. mostly due to there not being enough wages in the budget to train extensively

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Courtesy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Sobeys in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Simplest interview I've had. Handed in an application and resume, got a call a couple months later asking me to come in for an interview. Interview was one on one with manager, he only asked three questions. He asked "When can you work?" "What are your hobbies?" "Why should we hire you?"
    I awnsered
    Evenings and weekends
    Volunteering
    (Akwardly) I think I'd be a good employee
    And he hired me on the spot, told me to come in for an orientation and shook my hand.
    The orientation was the next day, 4 other people were hired, we got our schedules, filled out pointless safety quizzes, got our uniforms, and were sent to follow around previous courtesies. The shift was 3 hours. Everyone had a trainer for 2 days, they gave me one for 5 because I was "nervous" and that was it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, minimum wage. It wasn't really an offer, he didn't ask if I wanted the job, he accepted for me.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Category Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Sobeys in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and through a recruiter it took 2 weeks, I got a phone call from a recruiter who asked me basic questions like, my salary expectation, availability technical skill sets. This took 10 minutes, he then said they will get back to me; five days later, on Friday at 3pm I got an email scheduling me for an appoint for Monday morning. (Thank God for Smartphones and the fact that I check my email every 30minutes). I met with the director and an HR lady who explain the position and then asked me questions:
    1. Tell me about yourself.
    1. What application do you know how to use?
    2. What can you do in excel and what function are you familiar with.
    3. How do you manage your schedule to stay on top of things?
    4. How do your skill set and past experience qualify you for this position?
    5. What is your strength and weakness?
    6. Tell me a time where you have use communication skills to resolve the problem.
    7. Why do you want to work for us?
    8. What is your goal i.e. Where do see yourself in 5 years.
    9. Rate your skill set from 1-5.

    Two days later at 5:30pm I got a call for a second interview with the actual hiring manager that I it would be working with. This was very similar to the first interview, it's more to get a feel of your personality. The next day I was made an offer. (If you are applying for a job with Sobeys make sure you check your email and junk email at all times and answer every call after business hours.

    Interview Questions
    • What step do you take to prove your value when hire.
      what step do you take when you miss a deadline
       
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    Negotiation Details
    The offer was fair so there was no need to ask for more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Meat Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It is very simple behavior-based questions. For example, give me a example in which you showed a good customer service experience and how did you greet customers and provided good service. It only took me 15 minutes to finish the interview. And the next day after interview, I got hired.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Sobeys in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submit my resume through linkedin . Had not got response for 3 month . Got interview notification suddenly and ask me to go their office the next day. First talk with hr manage and then department manage was asked to come in and talked for a while. Just talk interview with manager and human resource manager directly. and then after 1 weeks, got the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Deli Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Sobeys in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Came into the interview in casual attire - everyone in the interview room was probably twice my age. Once in, the manager didn't expect many people to come (probably because me and some other girl came without the manager knowing).

    So first, the manager and Deli manager went around the "group" and asked us about ourselves and what we did. People in the group had business degrees, previous experience (in short, I was the only person who had NO experience whatsoever).

    All I remember is the manager asking random people questions like "what would you do if an employee stole" or "what if there is a long line up and customers are getting frustrated" and basically whenever I answered, the Deli manager always nodded her head.

    After the interview, we were told that we would get a call back and lol I got a call back within 4 hours of the interview.

    Training began a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • If you had a long line-up of customers and no one was able to help you at that time, what would you do?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Brought in application to customer service. Waited a few days, then decided to call in to ask about my application status. Talked to the manager and we set up an interview. Interview was easy, basic questions like "Tell me about yourself".

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sobeys in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was first contacted by HR person, briefly asked about past experiences. Then went to 2nd interview with managers

    Interview Questions
    • just talking about the experiences on the resume, but I've done a detailed research   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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