Whole Foods Market Interview Questions

Updated Oct 27, 2014
Updated Oct 27, 2014
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted three days later. We set up the interview for a few days later. I showed up and they had me sit in the cafe. I talked with one of the team members first and then to the interviewer and another team member. They asked if I could come back the next day for another interviewer with the store manager. I came back the next day and didn't even have to interview. I was offered the job. The questions were all super basic and they didn't even ask me anything about Whole Foods other than why I wanted to work there.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate. Best paying part time job I could find.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Customer Service Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, AL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview Details

    Asked behavioral questions that referenced former jobs; asked questions regarding to customer service and how I had implemented it into certain jobs listed on my resume; asked about my knowledge of the store and products

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Customer Service Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview Details

    They first conduct a pre screening phone interview (TMs from the store call and ask why you want to work for whole foods, and sometimes ask random personality questions like "what is your favorite movie, and why?", and then candidates usually meet with store leadership, and then the 2nd interview is with leadership from the team they are applying to. Some positions require a panel interview. The panel is usually made up of 6 people from the store: Leadership and Team Members. They also started doing group interviews for cashier positions.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about Whole Foods Market? Why do you want to work here?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation phase is pretty laid back. They usually call all candidates the same day that they are interviewed and let them know either way.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Front End Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview Details

    I got an initial call about a week after I applied. Was hired right after the interview and offered a Full-Time position. You do about a week of training (watching videos, going over job expectations, exc.), and after that you work as a bagger and do carts (go through the parking lot and round up the stray carts and put them away) for 2-4 months. After that point, you shadow a cashier for about 2 weeks and then you get your own till to work.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Prepared Foods Team Member Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Whole Foods Market in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for Whole Foods in Clearwater. The same day I get a call from Whole Foods. Over the phone they asked me some basic questions about my employment history. They invited me to come in for a group interview for 2 hours the week after. First saw a presentation, filled out an availability sheet, introduce ourselves, say what our favorite foods were and why Whole Foods. Then we were divided into groups a couple of times. First we did a skit, then we did a 30 second commercial related to the core values. I thought it was challenging because they wanted to see how we interact. At the end, I told the team leaders that I was very interested in working for Whole Foods and that I would like a chance there. They told us to keep checking for our emails from them. A couple of days later, I received an email congratulating and welcoming me aboard the team. First, we had to complete the online paper work like for background checks, etc. Then we had to schedule a post offer employment test to see we can lift up to 50 lb., push and pull a cart with weights in it, etc After that if we pass that, we found out when the start date is as soon as Whole Foods has the results. I know I did great. Now I have to stay positive and see how things go.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your favorite food? Why do you want to work for Whole Foods Market?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    $11/hour
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Cake Decorator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview Details

    Panel review. Short 15-25 minute interview. Was asked a series of casual questions regarding experience, attitude towards learning, willingness to work overtime to complete projects. Seemed as though they really just wanted experience and a positive attitude. Was hired and offered the job five minutes after I left over the phone.

    Interview Questions
    • What did you dislike about your previous job? Do you have any food allergies?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Meat Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Background check, regular hiring process of calls, interviews, etc. Applied online, got a call from the head of the department and given a brief phone interview. Then was told to come in for a sit down interview and was offered the job afterwards.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical interview questions. Greatest strength, weakness, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview Details

    Submit online application, you will then be contacted for a phone prescreen, you will be assigned a homework assignment to present to the panel interviewing you, reach out to team members for research, and then panel interview where you present your homework and are asked questions by the panel.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    General Submission Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was a group interview with about 10-12 other people. They made you do these skit type things like "pretend a customer comes in and is angry...play out the situation" or "Create an ad based on our core values." The whole thing lasts about 2 and a half hours, but they feed you and give you some breaks.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really difficult. They just look for people who get along anyone.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Grocery Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview Details

    I sent in my application and got a call back in about 10 days.
    The team leader asked me to come in for an interview on Monday (three days away) after she asked me a few simple questions over the phone.
    When I arrived on Monday morning I went to the customer service desk and told them I was there for an interview, they told me to go ahead and sit at 'The Porch' and she would see me shortly. About 10 minutes after that she arrived and we started the interview with a casual convo , questions like 'How's your day going?', 'Its hot out there today isn't it?", etc. She then told me how she has received numerous applications regarding this position and got to the point that she would only look at applications that were COMPLETLEY filled out and she thanked me for doing so. She then started just confirming things I had stated on my application questions like my name, have I worked for Whole foods before, where do I work now, simple questions like that. The rest of the interview questions were fairly easy, I was asked questions like 'What's your biggest strength?", "Weakness?", "What makes you want to work for whole foods?", "Why are you considering leaving your current job?", "Have you ever received any promotions at your past jobs?", "What was a time where you really made a customers day?" To which I answered as honestly and professionally as possible. She seemed rather happy with my answers so she called one of the Assistant Store Leaders to come interview me as well.
     (Before she left she told me she had a few more interviews that day and tomorrow and that I would hear from her around Wednesday or Thursday. )
    When the Assistant Store Leader came he was very laid back , friendly and asked the same questions but in a slightly different way, for instance , rather than saying 'Why do you want to work for Whole Foods Market?' he said 'So....Why a grocery store ? What makes you want to work for a grocery store of all places?' To me, it kinda seemed like a way of tripping me up and getting me to say something like "Ehh, it seems cool ya know? moneys good" but rather than saying that I said "Well...I like to think of this place as more than 'just a grocery store', this place has such an upbeat feel about it. I love the way the employees all get along, how each and every customer is served above and beyond their expectations , thats what I love to do in any job I have." he seemed very happy with my answer and with that he just wanted to know if I had any questions for him. I asked him what was his story in moving up with whole foods,if he really enjoyed it, things like that. That part of the interview was very short, lasted maybe 10 minutes. He told me to have a good day and id hear from my team leader soon. The whole interview lasted about 30-45 minutes.
    3 days later, I got a call from the team leader offering me the position, she sent out my backround check, Monday morning I got a call asking me to come in for my first day of training, and Ive been working there ever since.. :)

    Negotiation Details
    They start all Team Members out at $10
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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