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Updated Nov 1, 2014
Updated Nov 1, 2014
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    Wine Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Hiring takes a very long time so don't be discouraged. There is an interview with standard questions.There will be a written wine test. There is a personality test, drug test, and wine test. I felt like these tests didn't take place until they got the go ahead to hire. Then, as long as these tests are passed you will be hired. I felt like they wouldn't of bothered with testing if the interview didn't go well.

    Interview Questions
    • Very standard questions. Know how to answer things like 1. Tell me about a difficult position you've had at work...   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Get your initial offer as high as you can (be steadfast) because after that raises happen yearly but are miniscule.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Front End Supervisor Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Total Wine & More in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I emailed my resume was called within 30 minutes, was surprised that they were having problems getting people to come in to interview. Long interview, could be because no one else was interviewing, you will meet the DM for a short interview. Will want you to talk about add on sales.
    Must lift 50 lbs and climb ladders.

    Interview Questions
    • I found out later that they were not happy that I would be tough on my employees.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The pay was low for me but I knew they were at the top for them. So I didnt try for more.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Front End Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Total Wine & More in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted the next day by. Over the phone I was asked a few questions - had I worked in liquor or wine sales before, do I know how to operate a register, can I climb up and down a ladder carrying 50lbs, etc.

    I was asked to come in the following day to fill out a personality assesment and background check. I've done quite a few of the personaility tests online and have never filled out a paper version. It was kind of odd to sit in a classroom setting and take a scantron version of it.

    Three weeks later I was contacted and asked asked to come in for a formal interview. Many basic questions were asked about situations I've encountered in previous positions and how I responded (there was a lot of focus on the negative - 'Have you ever made a mistake at work?' 'How could you have improved your performance in your last position?') The only thing that disappointed me was that over the phone I had specified that I was looking for a full-time position. The manager hadn't said anything against it, but this manager told me they never start new hires at full-time. At the end of the interview I was offered a position.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever wittnessed an employee doing something dishonest?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    All new hires start at $9 - no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Total Wine & More.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is very standard. They sell you on a lot of things that they wish were true. One on one interview with upper management. They were selling me on why to work for TWM more than I was having to sell myself.

    Interview Questions
    • About my family, work life balance and what my spouse did for a living.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    straightforward. We compromised and were both satisfied.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Front End Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Total Wine & More in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed for Front End Supervisor. Pretty straightforward interview process. Got called back 3 weeks later with an offer for Front End Team Member with potential to move up to supervisor after a month. I called after the first week to check back and was told that I would hear back the next week after they got results back. Didn't hear back and wasn't expecting to get the job but then I was surprised!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Offered $9 an hour and told that I will be bumped up after a month
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Merchandising/Wine Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    apply online

    Interview Questions
    • why do you want to work for total wine & more   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Front End Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online and mentioned a friend that worked there already. Management called reference and set up an interview a week later. Asked a few questions about myself and availability.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Front End Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Multiple Interviews. Includes background check, personality test, drug test.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I got an offer, and I accepted
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Wine Grunt Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goodyear, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goodyear, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Total Wine & More in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    very lax, I was asked a few questions while standing in front of the registers, my application was looked over and the female manager said I have enough information and if we decide that you may be a good fit we will call you. Thank you for your time and she walked away.

    Interview Questions
    • Did you ever see someone steal from the company you worked for and what did you do about it.   View Answer
    • When you were working at your previous job did you ever have a disagreement with your boss and how did you handle it and what was the outcome   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    nothing to negotiate, you were told by the lady manager you will gett $9.00 per hour and you will be scheduled 40 hour per week.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Total Wine & More.

    Interview Details

    Surprisingly, this job required me to appear for three separate interviews on different days. First was a pre-screen by the manager on duty, then a standard interview with the hiring manager, and then a third, fairly informal interview with the manager of the specific department I'd be in. On the second visit I had to take one of those silly personality tests on paper which took about a half hour.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you acted out of line and how you learned from it or fixed any problems caused.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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