The Cleaning Authority Cleaner Interview Questions

Updated Apr 13, 2015
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    House Cleaner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Chester, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at The Cleaning Authority (West Chester, OH) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Basically the guy called me over and over til I got time to call him he asked for a interview I came into the interview and he gave me the job right away, he let me watch a video and then when I was done he came and got me and said so when can you start.

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    House Cleaner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at The Cleaning Authority (Colorado Springs, CO) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I spoke to the manager for less than 20 seconds and she only asked about transport. I drove 20 mins for a one on one interview and I got nothing. The rest of the interview process was the application and then a questionnaire. It was a lot of questions about weed usage and your opinions about that and the government and if you think all laws are good. Also, they ask a lot of questions about stealing. Basically, I felt like they assumed that since I was cleaning houses I must be a drug using, law breaking, thieving individual....or that's what they have been hiring. That's not a group I want to get caught up with.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about 15 different questions about Marijuana alone. It was borderline ridiculous. The question that surprised me the most was about cell phone use. They have a policy that you can not for any reason ever have your cell phone. In fact, you have to leave it at the office before you go, Then they went on to state that you have to be there by 7 am and sometimes you wont get back to the office until 6pm on long days and you are only allotted one 30 min lunch break all day. So, I can't let my family know I'm running late and I'll basically work myself to death or starve to death...either way...its slavery IMO   1 Answer
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    Cleaner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at The Cleaning Authority (Mount Laurel, NJ).

    Interview

    Very fast. They give you an application. Ask for last 3 places worked, 3 references etc. After filling out my application and handing it to the interviewer she had me wait in the waiting area while she looked it over in her office. I heard her whispering to the other girl in the office but I couldn't make out what she was saying. When she came out and approached me she had a very long face on. She said that after reviewing my resume and seeing that I've worked as a receptionist, I am "used to sitting", therefore I wouldn't be "a good fit" since this is "hard work".

    I am clearly able-bodied and this struck me as outright discrimination on her part to rule me out since I've done desk work. Ridiculous. They just let a reliable hard worker with transportation walk out the door because of this woman's presumptions. After all of this, she goes on to tell me about the job anyway and says she will speak to her supervisor about me to see what he thinks.

    The pay rate is lower than some other cleaning companies too.

    Interview Questions

    • Not difficult but last question asked "why should be hire you"?   Answer Question
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    House Cleaner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Exton, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at The Cleaning Authority (Exton, PA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    A brief in-office interview after the application was submitted. I was handed the application and completed it at the office. After completing the application I had to wait an additional 25 minutes for someone to take it. I did not get a good feeling about applying here and would not recommend it to anyone else.

    Interview Questions

    • Not many questions, only concerns about being able to physically do the job. Their newspaper advertisement was not at all accurate. The interviewer (franchise owners wife) was more of a salesman trying to sell the job to me. After another phone discussion prior to employment, I did not get a good feeling about the job but still decided to accept it.   1 Answer
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    House Cleaner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Martinez, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at The Cleaning Authority (Martinez, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    I applied got a call within a week for an interview. He he asked the basic questions, and i was pretty much hired on the spot. I was pretty proud i got hired so quickly. Come to find out later he has a high turn over rate and hires a lot of people on the spot.

    Interview Questions

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    Professional House Cleaner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Bend, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at The Cleaning Authority (North Bend, WA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    I answered an ad on Craigslist for house cleaning, and received an email back the same day, asking me to come in the next day for an interview. I sat down with Paul for about 30 minutes, and my first impression of him was rather rude - he kept looking at the clock and had obviously scheduled himself a little short on time because there was something else he said needed to attend. We discussed the terms and whether this was something that could even work for me.
    The same day, I was called for a phone interview with his son, who makes the final decision on hiring. This conversation took about 20 minutes, and I was asked all the normal interview questions.
    I was not informed that I didn't receive the job (on the day they said they would call), but a week later they called me back with an offer, which I foolishly accepted.
    They did not check (or even ask for) my references.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe something from a previous job that was disappointing to you.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I wasn't able to negotiate anything. The terms were already there, and he was insistent that this was a very job with really good benefits and pay.

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    House Cleaner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lees Summit, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at The Cleaning Authority (Lees Summit, MO) in December 2010.

    Interview

    It was very brief, almost desperate. But since I was also desperate I took the job. I learned very quickly it was a rotating door as to who came and went at this business. No experience necessary.

    Negotiation

    SAY NO.

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