Total Wine & More
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Total Wine & More Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2014

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Junior Business Analyst Interview

Junior Business Analyst

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed 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 Question – No difficult questions, just talked/ questions about my current experience and what im looking for   Answer Question

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Training Director Interview

Training Director

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Total Wine & More in May 2012.

Interview Details – Phone call with recruiter who really oversold the job. Then a phone call with someone in their HR department that made the job sound completely different than the recruiter had. At that point, it sounded like a terrible fit for me, so I let the recruiter know to remove me from consideration.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected or difficult in the questions; in fact, they were very easy and not at all thought-provoking.   Answer Question

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Senior Customer Service Specialist Interview

Senior Customer Service Specialist
Bethesda, MD

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – No difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question

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Manager Interview

Manager
Rockville, MD

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Total Wine & More in January 2011.

Interview Details – It took a full day, they make you feel welcome, they are all nice. You are interviewed by several people but it is not a panel interview. The final result is that they do not know what they want even when they get the best candidate. i was told by several recruiters that it tales them a long time to make a decision. it seems that they do not know what they want.

Interview Question – You take a strange test and no one gives you the outcome   Answer Question

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Wine Associate Interview

Wine Associate

I applied online - interviewed at Total Wine & More in September 2012.

Interview Details – It was very rigorous, which is good. I like that they screen candidates thoroughly. I dont want to be working with someone who does drugs, or is a criminal.

Interview Question – all the questions that they asked me where very straight forward. very simple.   Answer Question

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Human Resources Generalist Interview

Human Resources Generalist
Rockville, MD

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Why HR   Answer Question

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Business IT Analyst Interview

Business IT Analyst
Potomac, MD

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed 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 Question – 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

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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – The homework assignment given where ask you to do several calculations then create a reports, then creating test cases and scripts.   View Answer

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Human Resources Coordinator Interview

Human Resources Coordinator

Interviewed at Total Wine & More

Interview Details – Online application, Phone interview and then in house interview

Interview Question – Pretty Standard Questions
No Unexpected
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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst

I applied online and interviewed at Total Wine & More.

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

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