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Updated Feb 24, 2015
Updated Feb 24, 2015
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    Supply Chain Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Potomac, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Potomac, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Total Wine & More in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen and then 4 hour interview. The interview process was relatively easy, but long, and boring considering the fact that I knew right off the bat that I didn't want to work there. The interviewers ranged from director level up to VP. As a whole, the group that I interviewed with lacked enthusiasm for the company and there were some red flags that made me not want to work there:

    1. One manager mentioned that there was not much of a "water cooler culture' at the office i.e. people worked hard and just went home.
    2. A manager mentioned that they were required to wear ties to work. What is this 1975?
    3. The hiring manager just looked exhausted and did not smile once during the interview.

    As a side note, I put in 4 hours into the interview process even though I knew I didn't want to work there in the first 10 minutes of the interview. A phone call stating that I was not selected would have been the proper way to provide feedback after I was not selected. I didn't even receive an email stating that I didn't get the job.

    This lack of common courtesy confirmed my initial gut feeling that that Total Wine and More is not the type of place that I would want to work.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a project that your worked on that used an analytic approach to solve a complex supply chain problem.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Junior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Total Wine & More in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through Linkedin, and got a call from HR after 1 week. Had a screen call, really easy and informative. Got contacted that the Hiring Manager wanted to have a phone interview, the interview went extremely well and the manager was nice. The next day i got a generic email saying i didn't pass to the next process (i appreciate that they didnt let me hanging).

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions, just talked/ questions about my current experience and what im looking for   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Customer Service Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Total Wine & More in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted in late February after apply online at the beginning of the month. I spoke with a recruiter first and she setup a time to speak with the head of the customer service department. The phone interview was the following week and it was a 30-minute call ranging from experience to my current job search. They wanted to bring me in the following week for a one-on-one interview. I was notified by email that they would have me meet with a series of staff from different departments. I arrived for the interview and was herded to a conference room, where the revolving door of interviews began. I spoke with 5 people in total, all jotting down little notes. I was given face time with some sort of VP and he took a call in the middle of the interview (apparently one of the owners) about some bid to open Minnesota stores, highly unprofessional. I was asked to head over to the newer offices to tour and meet a few people from the customer service department, after all was said and done (total of 3.5 hours of MY TIME) the gentleman escorting me around told me that they would make a decision in 2-3 weeks. I received an email one week later saying I was not a suitable candidate, when I followed up just to get some critical feedback I did not receive ANY response in return. Three words: unprofessional, unresponsive and unimpressed.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Total Wine & More.

    Interview Details

    Called in for an HR Assistant position. Very straight forward interview. Testing did not work so I was unable to finish interview process. I did not get the position but they called be back in for a higher position- HR Generalist. I met with two HR executives. Interview went well I thought, no call back. I called twice. On the second call the woman told me that there was a " hiring freeze" at their company..... (even though they just hired the HR Assistant.... it was total BS. Needless to say, the woman who was organizing my interview has since left... typical.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Business IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Potomac, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Potomac, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Total Wine & More in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I saw a posting, and sent did the usual interview process. I received an initial call with their HR. I was asked a few basic questions, and then explained the interview process. Which, as listed out by the earlier candidates is quite a process.

    Interview Questions
    • None. However, they make you take an IQ test, which I was unaware of, and took their 'logic test' at 7:30 am on a Saturday. I had assumed it was just going to be some basic job related questions. Be prepared for a long test, and be awake.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Total Wine & More.

    Interview Details

    First standard phone interview, where they ask you standard questions for a BA. Tell me if you have created tests scripts and/or what part of the SDLC have you worked with. If you pass that part then they have you take an analytic test which is conducted by Walden testing. You are given 75 minutes total to finish the test. There are four parts to the test. I passed the test but did not know the score required. After the test I met with 5 employees, 1 of them was the HR manager. Each Manager asks you standard BA questions like about different processes within the SDLC and most difficult time you have faced during your time as a BA and how you handled it. They tell you flat out they micro mange you. I'm not sure how many would take that but they do not hide it. After you finish your interview you are given a HW assignment, yeah really a HW assignment. All this work for a position where you are micromanaged and told you HAVE to do it their way for 6 months before you have any right to speak up about a process or how something can be done better. The entire interview process I felt as if I was interviewing for a JR BA position where I had over 9 years’ experience.

    Interview Questions
    • The homework assignment given where ask you to do several calculations then create a reports, then creating test cases and scripts.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Online application, Phone interview and then in house interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Total Wine & More.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, if you pass, you go on to logical test.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wine Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Total Wine & More in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied at a job fair that was held on October 4, 2012 at the Total Wine and More store location in Orlando Florida near the Millenia Mall at 11:20 am. Despite the reviews this company has received on this website, I gave this company the benefit of the doubt.

    The application process was direct, simple, and the interviewing manager was very courteous and respectful. I was able to answer the questions well and displayed my knowledgeability in wines and spirits having worked over 7 years in Food and Beverage as a bartender. I enjoyed the interview and I was told by the manager that he was impressed enough to set up a second interview. At that point, he shook my hand and informed me to check in on my application. After that point, I would check in a total of three times, following up the next week and every other week after that for a total of three times.

    The first week, I was told he had to see his general manager in Tampa. That he'd be undergoing the background checks.Understandable. The second time I followed up, he stated he received the background checks and began reviewing the round of qualifying applicants for their second interview. He shook my hand and promised me he would call me.
    The third and final time I had stopped in to express I was still interested in the job, he was visibly annoyed but managed a smile, a handshake, and expressed that I would be called.

    I understand, as a professional, that no company is obligated to hire me. I understand that no application is a contract and I understand that you should contact a company sparingly in regards to a job application sparingly (which is why I only contact a total of three times in a four week period). A job-seeker should be afforded the same respect given to the hiring company or it's management. A job-seeker would no doubt be held accountable had they shown up late for an interview, failed return their calls, or was caught lying.

    It's been over a month. I can understand if the company decided to move on with a more qualifying candidate. It's their right. However, there is no excuse as to why he could not have been honest with me. Lying to me was unnecessary.

    Interview Questions
    • None. If you prepare for your interview, review the company's websites, and understand what they're hiring for then it should not be an issue at all.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Total Wine & More in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    VERY unprofessional.

    1) Had a phone interview with HR
    2) Filled out long assessment on computer
    3) Many emails back and fourth.
    4) Received email from another HR rep. Unaware I had already had an interview
    5) Had a face to face with DM, went well
    6) More emails
    7) Had another phone interview with VP
    8) Heard noting for a week. Sent MANY emails trying to find out status with no response
    9) After 2 more weeks called DM and emailed DM to find out status. Was told they were still weeding through applicants and they will get back to me shortly
    10) Another week sent another email to the HR and got a standard rejection email.

    I have over 25 years of manager experience. Only had 3 jobs my whole life and have never been through such a ridiculous process. Dont know what this company is looking for, and they do not handle business very professional.

    I would not recommend this company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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