Au Bon Pain
2.9 of 5 61 reviews
www.aubonpain.com Boston, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Au Bon Pain Cashier Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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Cashier
Brooklyn, NY

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Au Bon Pain in March 2014.

Interview Details – Au Bon Pain had a new store opening in the Jay St- Metro-tech Area. I received a call from the hiring manager of the store to come in for an interview. It was pretty easy. The manager started the interview with a question completely unrelated to the job I was applying for and I kept the conversation going because I wanted him to think that I had a strong personality. My planned work. We ended up spending almost 15 minutes talking about something that had nothing to do with the interview, but throughout the entire conversation he was observing me and realized that I fit the position he was looking for. I ended up ot getting the job because I was a full-time college student and I didnt meet the hours that he needed works for.

Interview Question – He did not ask me any questions about the job, but i overheard him ask another candidate: How would you handle an upset customer?   Answer Question

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Cashier
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Au Bon Pain in June 2010.

Interview Details – I just fill my application and have a interview with the two managers at the store, they did not care about my experience they where willing to train me, but what they care was that I have good aptitude and smile to the costumers, the costumer service is the more important thing for the manager time

Interview Question – How will you handle an upset customer   View Answer

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Cashier

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Au Bon Pain.

Interview Details – I met with the manager who hired me on the spot. This was a bit of a biased interview based solely on my appearance but it turned out well and I worked with the company for a year before turning it in for something better

Interview Question – Everything was pretty standard.   Answer Question

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Cashier
New York, NY

I applied in-person and interviewed at Au Bon Pain.

Interview Details – I went to a hiring seminar, then they asked me to come back on a tuesday at 2:00p.m. On that tuesday, i was suppossed to have another interview, but someone had quit that same day so i was thrust to work immediately.

Interview Question – How do you deal with a bad customer?   View Answer

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Cashier
Providence, RI

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Au Bon Pain in November 2011.

Interview Details – There were two steps to this. The first interview was 1:1 and took about 10 minutes. They asked the basic customer service questions and a time you were in a difficult situation. Then you had to do a simple math test to make sure you can work with money and numbers. It was a pretty basic test if you passed HS Algebra.

Negotiation Details – It was a simple hourly based job so there really wasn't negotiations. They started me out at $8/hour and you were paid every week.

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Cashier
Chicago, IL

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Au Bon Pain in November 2010.

Interview Details – This interview was very long, intense, but for me - ended up being well worth it.

Tons of people showed up and anyone who arrived after 2:30pm could not be a part of it.

Of the maybe 70 people who all came to apply and interview for jobs, about half of those 70 applications were called up by name to leave before even getting to do the skills test or the personality because after some introductions to lighten the tense aura of the room, the managers who were present took some time to talk, and glance over everyone's applications.

Of the remaining people, I and 2 other people were asked to move to a different side of the room for the skills test and I was the only one of my group of three that completed it under the set time limit, so I got to move onto the 50 question personality test. The other two individuals had to leave. Apparently every single person - from your boss's boss to the dishwasher - ABSOLUTELY has to pass this portion in order to be considered for the job no matter how awesome their skills and personality match up - you've got to also pass this.

The 50 question personality test was next. This test is probably the least intense part of the interview just bubble in your honest answers.

After waiting and watching more teams of three result in a few winners and more losers, I was asked to speak with a manager who was there who asked me your expected interview questions and also told me what would be expected of me in my desired position if I were to get it. I have no idea if the ABP interviews take 2 hours anywhere else, but in Chicago the hiring event was long.

**I didn't have to be a part of the group interview portion but 95% of everyone else had to. This was due to my group being the first to take it's skills test.

Interview Question – Why should I hire you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Arrive early, make sure you have hours to spare, be honest, stay confident, answer honestly, pay close attention and use common sense and you'll probably be offered the job right on the spot.

Don't be afraid to apply if you lack the experience. Open availability is a plus for cafe positions and the way that everything is set up gives you multiple chances to actually show how great you are rather than just telling someone so.

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Cashier Interview

Cashier

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Au Bon Pain in March 2011.

Interview Details – The interview came from the GM. Didn't ask many questions at all. Kinda just made sure you were awake. Some of the managers are great hard working teach and assist you. Others will complain about your work when they didn't even try to train you. From open to close your job duties have to be learned on your own. Don't work too hard though because management won't recognize what you did and associates will take advantage of it.

Interview Question – Questions weren't even asked   View Answer

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Cashier

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Au Bon Pain in January 2008.

Interview Details – very tedious interview process, you are interviewed by 2 separate managers, given a 100 question personality exam, and a very demanding timed skills test, if you get past these parts they decide if they want to hire you, and do a behind the scenes background check

Interview Question – How do you react in fast paced demanding environments?   Answer Question

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