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Au Bon Pain Interview Questions

Updated Dec 14, 2014
Updated Dec 14, 2014
22 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Au Bon Pain.

    Interview Details

    i had one interview with the store manager, where she explained the work environment and what my job is as the cashier. She gave me an employee book to read through and explained each section carefully and asked if I had any questions, and since she liked my attitude and my previous work experience, I was hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Au Bon Pain in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had an interview at the airport. Their manager came out to escort me in who was completely not friendly at all. Good thing I have worked at the airport so I know how ignorant some people are but more importantly, how the escorting process worked, otherwise I would have been lost!
    Whom I was supposed to interview with apparently didn't have time for me so sat me with his manager of that store who knew nothing about any of the questions I asked.
    It was a horrible interview process and I didn't get the position for whatever reason. Ironically enough, the manager I spoke with said she really liked me and would like for me to work with her!
    Onto the next..

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if a union worker came and handed you a paper, do you read it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Au Bon Pain in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via email to set up an initial interview over the phone with the Dir. of Staffing. After the phone interview, which I felt went very well, I was told my information would be passed along to the hiring managers and I would hear something shortly. After hearing nothing, I reached out to my contact and inquired about the process. He assured me that he had passed my information along and that I should hear something soon. Another week or more goes by and no correspondence again. I make a final attempt to reach out and get no response at all this time. Very unprofessional, yet unfortunately typical.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Au Bon Pain Response

    Jun 10, 2014EA Human Resources

    At Au Bon Pain, we strive to be the employer of choice in the food industry. We are deeply disappointed to hear that you had a negative experience during the interview process and we apologize. Au ... More

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    General Manager Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Au Bon Pain in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Odd contact person. Only used email,never a phone call

    Interview Questions
    • If a space ship landed outside the store and aliens came in and you you to go for a ride with them,would you go and why?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    very very low pay

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    MTO Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Au Bon Pain in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    walk in interview

    Negotiation Details
    face to face
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Cashier Interview

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

    I applied in-person – 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Operation Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Au Bon Pain in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was pretty standard. Four interviews with different support center employees. Job expectations were a little vague but helping to turn a struggling brand around is a big challenge and great experience.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Worked with a recruiter through the negotiation phase however the bonus structure which was stressed as a big factor in the compensation package was actually non existent
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    In Shop Worker Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Au Bon Pain in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    They had a hiring fair, was easy and comfortable and was hired in very short time

    Interview Questions
    • What is a time you had to deal with a difficult customer   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. minimum wage
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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