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Whole Foods Market Team Member Interview Questions

Updated Feb 24, 2015
Updated Feb 24, 2015
224 Interview Reviews

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    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

    Submitted application online. Received email about one week later inviting me to a group interview. There were quite a few Team Leaders present for the group interview. They were all professional and very friendly. Applicants were divided into small groups and asked to work together as a group to handle a situation and then present it to everyone. The applicants were then divided into different groups and the Team Leaders took turns asking questions, giving each applicant a chance to respond to the same question. Had typical follow up interview a few days later.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Prepared Foods Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got a call about 4/5 days later. Set up a time to come in for an interview. Casually was asked questions about experience, why I wanted to work there. Told me expectations for the position and pay. Then talked to the manager of the store for about 20 minutes. I was hired on the spot and was taken on a tour of the store and of my department.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sanitation/Housekeeping Team Member, Cashier Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Whole Foods Market in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Started smooth but turned rougher talking about negative qualities of my job history and also I explained why I had yet to been given the opportunity to work for Whole Foods despite around 70 individual applications over 2 years. But Sally the store manager was the kind to give those a chance that haven't been fairly given a chance. She offered the chance to interview for Cashier assistant because I was hesitant about lifting heavy garbage due to lack of working out recently/lack of strength. It was a breeze because she had already mentioned to Nick the Front End Lead that she wanted to give me a chance, etc. If you haven't been given the chance yet, talk to Sally. She's a godsend.

    Interview Questions
    • Hardest one by Nick: You haven't opened at a store before. What do you do when you arrive? If there isn't any higher ups what do you do?   View Answers (4)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Bakery Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Whole Foods Market in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Found job listing Tuesday & applied online. Received a call from the bakery department team lead & was asked to come in for an interview that following Friday..
    I interviewed with the team lead & the bakery assistant, then had a quick interview with the store manager..interview was very straightforward, relaxed--overall simple & easy going..very quick process. I had no prior bakery experience (only 1 yr customer service/cash handling) & I was offered the job on the spot. Starting pay at $11/hr, 30hours a week
    Every location will be a different experience but I'd recommend being confident, be yourself, & be truly enthusiastic about learning skills from the job..growing within the company & building good work relationships. Emphasize your values & beliefs about healthy living/eating/positive lifestyle changes & you should be fine.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Grocery Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got called within 3 days later. They asked me a couple questions on the phone as to why I wanted to work there and what my availability is. Then got schedule for an in store interview. Very friendly and laid back interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Able to negotiate your schedule and position
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview Details

    Can be chaotic. Every one is winging it. Not always a bad thing. Its just that most interviewers have never done this before as they are not in the position due to their qualifications, but, more of their being a buddy of the right person or a "chosen" one by management.

    Interview Questions
    • The usual "what if " scenerios, and "why us?" .... You need to know the company and its mission.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    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

    Applied online. Followed up by going into the store and speaking to manager (not hiring manager). Got a call. Went in for two interviews. Received an offer. It was a pretty straight forward process. The hiring manager was polite and friendly. The second interview was with an asst store manager and took all of five minutes.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    N/a
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grocery Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Whole Foods Market in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    A new store was being opened so they were mass hiring people. I applied online and received an email back a couple days later with some pre-interview screening questions that I had to respond and reply back to. A few days later I received a second email with a date, time, and location confirmation of my interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What was my previous work experience?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when your manager or supervisor asked you to improve on something you were doing.   Answer Question
    • When was a time that you had to take a risk in life and did you succeed? If not, why did you fail?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Be enthusiastic and outgoing, they like meeting people with positive energy.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Customer Service Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Whole Foods Market in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    applied online, got a call a couple days later to come in for a prescreen interview. the interview was in the cafe part of the store, which was noisy but fine. interviewed with one person, after that was over, the department manager came over to give me another interview. super easy questions, nothing out of the ordinary. they seem to be looking for people who know at least something about the business and who smile alot. the second guy offered me the job right away.

    Interview Questions
    • none, all were pretty standard customer service questions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none. everyone starts at part time and increases to full time are all merit based, not based on seniority, which is awesome. starting pay is $11 an hour. for an easy job like cashier, that is pretty good money so you'd be an idiot to try and negotiate for more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Customer Service Team Member Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Whole Foods Market in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    First a pre-screening. Then later that week a group interview where you had to work together to make the 30 second commercial and act out what good customer service is. The following week is the one on one interviews. First with the department Team Leader, and a second one with the Store Team Leader.

    Interview Questions
    • What should I ask you to find out if I want to hire you or not?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Starting rate is $11.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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