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Shft Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at ASDA
Interview Details – off the wall, competence no barrier to employment
Interview Question – Tell me about your most difficult emotional experience View Answer
Negotiation Details – easy straight to top dollar, pay scales are low though, they cannot negotiate, if want you
put a gun to their heads
Checkout Operator Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at ASDA
Interview Details – asda magic session, volunteer work within the store (usually stock work eg filling shelves/ clearing up) & finally a one to one interview (generally with one of the store managers but could also be with a long term employee)
Interview Question – 1) why do you want to work for asda? 2) what can you do for them? 3) why should they hire you? 4) what would you purtchase from the store and why? View Answer
Very Easy Interview
Asda Process Colleague Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ASDA in October 2012.
Interview Details – Initially an online application, then if you're accepted through to the next stage, you go to an "ASDA Magic" event whereby you are in a large group of potential candidates and are required to perform certain "Team Building Exercises" which vary from store to store. If you pass this, then you'll be invited for an interview with the manager of the department they're putting you forward for, this will be an informal interview to get to know you and why you believe that you are the best for the job. After this, you'll usually get a phone call in about 2-3 working days to tell you if you've got the job. If you have, then you're invited to a "Best Welcome" which is where you're shown your new department, the rest of the store and also receive your first (small) bit of training.
Interview Question – There were no difficult or unexpected questions. The interview was informal and there were no questionnaires to be filled out. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Delivery Driver Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at ASDA.
Interview Details – Hired at startup of new store - started as Photography Section leader but moved to driver as a choice after 4 years in store.
Interview Question – What benefit I could bring to ASDA View Answer
Negotiation Details – Easy, they need good staff
Very Easy Interview
Store Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at ASDA.
Interview Details – You apply online, you will be approached by a member of HR, an interview in arranged with a group of around 15 of you. Some will be adults teenagers and students its a real cross section of society. you do some group work where you are being watched, then watch some safety videos and general intro stuff (very basic), you are then have a 1:1 interview with a middle manager and a store walk round. The atmosphere is relaxed
Interview Question – How can you fit this job around your studies Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Sales Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at ASDA in May 2011.
Interview Details – Asda Magic consisted of about 12 of us in a group interview with four observers. We had numbers on Post-It notes attached to our backs and had to get ourselves in to numerical order without asking anyone what our number was. We then had to work in three groups, discussing how we could make Asda more envinmentally friendly. We had a tour of the store and watched an Asda DVD. The whole thing took about 2 hours. If you were sucessful, you were phoned to come back for the 'Have a Go' which is basically a try out on the shop floor filling shelves etc, for about 3/4 hour and then you get a face-to-face interview with your soon to be Section Manager. I think unless you are a complete dodo you have got the job.
Interview Question – What would you change in the store? View Answer
Negotiation Details – THey will always work around you to find the hours that suit you best.
Night-Shift Stocker Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at ASDA in June 2010.
Interview Details – I filled in an application form and dropped it back in January, I got a call in JUNE! As it was initially for a 2nd job I agreed to attend the selection evening. This was a room full of around 20 people where we had to do standard "team building" exercises. At the end of the selection evening the manager conducting the meet asked if anyone wanted to work that night! As in directly after the group selection. Some of the people said yes and were offered contracts there and then. Others like myself were called back as "reserves" The group selection was at 8pm on a Friday night finishing around 9.30pm. The shift the manager wanted people to work was from 10pm that night to 6am the following morning. There was meant to be a 2nd personal one to one interview and a 2 hour trial shift they call Best Welcome. I did not have either of those prior to being offered my regular shifts.
Interview Question – Most difficult part of the hiring process was why did I want to work for Asda? Also during the group selection it was difficult to work together with people that were not really interested in the job without making myself look bad. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Rates of pay, holidays and benefits are all the same they have no minimum wage banding anyone under 18 gets paid the same as everyone else, Company has an annual salary review in October every year, usually around12-15p an hour for standard colleagues. The only thing negotiable was your department of choice, IF they had vacancies you got the job if they didn't, you didn't but they didn't tell you which areas had vacancies.
Provisions Assistant Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ASDA in June 2008.
Interview Details – was pretty straight forward. first had to fill out a questionnaire and hand it in. the usual type where the questions are rather obscure to try and get a good judge of your character.
passing this you move onto a group recruitment process involving 10-20 people. there are team building and problem solving exercises. nothing too hard so long as you dont get too flustered.
passing this you are invited to an interview. reaching this point you pretty much have the job. just more of a formality than anything and they find out what you want from the job, what sort of hours etc.
Interview Question – nothing shocking really. just keep your wits about you and you will fly through no problem. only thing i would say is don't be over confident. they hate that just as much as some one who is shy and reserved, they seem to be looking for a good middle ground. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – only hours were negotiable and even that not very much. i started at 16 so they, like most places, feel they can assign you what ever they please and expect you to agree. was more than likely just the manager at the time, and not the overriding company policy
ASDA Colleague Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at ASDA.
Interview Details – The interview process is an "Asda Magic" event, where about 10 to 15 potential colleagues are invited to a recruitment event. The interviewees are observed by about 4 existing colleagues and managers on their suitability for the company. The beginning part mostly consists of breaking into pairs and finding out about eachother, then presenting information. Following this the interviewees are split into groups and asked to do a task such as a poster for a product or an advert for example. The shortlisted colleagues are later contacted and asked back for a mini interview.
Interview Question – As it is all about personality it is hard to prepare. There are no real questions to answer. personality is the most important thing. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was barely any negotiation. They offer you certain hours but there isn't much room to change these.
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