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Updated Dec 5, 2014
Updated Dec 5, 2014
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  1.  

    Produce Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at The Fresh Market.

    Interview Details

    Very straightforward interview. I completed online application and was called back in less than 24 hours. I'm not thrilled with the pay and I'm seriously overqualified for the position but I see many opportunities for advancement especially considering that I do not have a problem with relocation.

    Interview Questions
    • I was not asked anything remotely, technical, analytical, behavioral, business case related, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Coffee/Candy Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The Fresh Market in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    A little over two months after applying, I was called on a Thursday evening for a Saturday morning interview. When I got to the interview I was asked my pay range. Using the numbers from Glassdoor.com I asked for $14 an hour. I was told the position did not pay this amount any where in the country that he was aware of. Also told that most likely nothing paid over $10 an hour. Then, I was told the position wasn't available. When I got home to write this review the position is still listed on the internet as open.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Baker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at The Fresh Market.

    Interview Details

    Went to an open house, and was interviewed by someone that took my preliminary information. This lead to a second interview for apposition that would have been for a grand opening of a new store. They were balking at paying more than about 11-13 per hour, surprisingly taking into consideration the shifts and hours necessary to get them up and running. On the second interview, the couple of guys in ops that sat me down and talked it over with me, to be honest had an aura of complacency and arrogance. I knew the interview was heading south when they alluded to the effect it would be very much of just a drone job, no creativity, no input on ramping it up and being better...fresh market is a whole foods wannabe, they talk that talk, but they can't walk that walk.

    No Offer
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Regional Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at The Fresh Market in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter to schedule a time to speak. I spoke with her for almost an hour and she advised me that she would get back to me after speaking with the hiring managers. I got a call a few days later and was invited to interview with HR Management. The interview went very well and the 3 people I interviewed with were very pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult or unexpected questions. Very standard HR questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Laguna Hills, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Laguna Hills, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at The Fresh Market in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and heard back within a few days for an in store interview. I showed up early and ready to go for my interview. I couldn't have been more disappointed. The manager just sat there with his legs and arms crossed almost as if it was an inconvenience to be interviewing me. I could tell from the very outset just based on the managers body language that even though I have 11 years retail experience as a cashier I wouldn't be hearing back from Fresh Market.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Front End Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Mary, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Mary, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at The Fresh Market in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, three hours later I received a phone call from the hiring manager to set up an interview later that week. I showed up ten minutes early giving me time to walk around the store. I then proceeded to walk to an associate at the front asking for the manager only to have to stand around for about ten minutes. The manager then came out walked me over to their indoor dining tables where he conducted the interview within ear shot of customers. Basic questions were asked, mainly went over my resume. The whole interview it self lasted maybe eight minutes, which at the end I was told to call him at the end of the following week to check with him to see if I got the position or not because he was going out of town and he would most likely forget. Needless to say, I never called to check because to me it was unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever worked on a grocery store or retail store before?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Floral/Gift Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Laguna Hills, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Laguna Hills, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at The Fresh Market in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I aced my first 2 interviews. Looked forward to my 3rd interview. This was for a new store opening in Laguna Hills, Ca. My last interview was at a hotel. It was conducted in a conference room occupied by 4 or 5 employees working on their computers. The store manager was poorly trained and had no interviewing skills whatsoever. Not what I expected from Fresh Market talent. Very unprofessional interview environment

    Interview Questions
    • I had originally showed on my application that $12 was expected salary. When I was asked in my 3rd interview if I was still interested in working for $12 I stated that my research had shown that an acceptable salary range would be between $12-$15. Apparently that was the wrong thing to say and I was "accused" of now wanting $15 hr. Which was not the case. I explained I was only expecting a salary that was fair.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Cheese Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at The Fresh Market.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer first asked me why I applied to Fresh Market where I said that I enjoyed shopping there etc and she became short with me and said that I didn't have anything else to say(?)...and that I had "no experience with cheese, let alone like cheese" (?)
    She moved on and asked me about my current enrollment in college and began belittling me - asking me why I thought that I could manage a full-time job and go to school full-time(I currently have straight A's and work full-time). Plus, implied that the schedule was not flexible(I had asked for 2 out of the 7 days off a week for classes). I knew then that it wasn't going to work out, and I also didn't want to be under a manager like her anyways. She said some other rude comments and then asked me what I expected for pay- and I said $11-$12/hr. I had done my research and saw that $12/hr was the average for this position. Plus, I have years of management and food experience. She laughed at me and asked how I thought that that was reasonable amount. I kindly told her that I average about $15/hr at my current job.

    Long story short, this woman was straight up rude and I was in shock by how she treated me during the interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Payroll Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at The Fresh Market.

    Interview Details

    it was a friendly interview but never heard back.

    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Front End Manager Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at The Fresh Market in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was ask only one question, then was described the company in whole. Was told there was internal candidates and "if" I don't receive a call back then there are other positions (cashier type) available. Seemed like he store manager has never done a real interview before which is sad cause the next company that interviewed me snatched me up very quickly.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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