Big Y Foods Interview Questions

Updated Mar 29, 2015
Updated Mar 29, 2015
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    Customer Service Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Big Y Foods (Springfield, MA).

    Interview

    I applied when paper applications were still used. I received a call back 2 weeks later. The interview lasted 45 to 50 minutes. I felt comfortable and did not feel intimidated by the male interviewer. I did however felt very intimidated by the female interviewer. The stares were very uncomfortable.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your strengths, what is your weaknesses.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was not able to negotiate. They do not do that.

  2.  

    Deli Sales Clerk Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Big Y Foods.

    Interview

    I interviewed with the department manager and the employee services representative for the store. They were both very friendly and pleasant. They asked simple, fair questions. I was able to voice any concerns over the job and they answered honestly. Hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe yourself in three words.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate availability for training process. They're very good about working around your schedule.

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    Cashier Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Big Y Foods.

    Interview

    once I put in my application, (which took almost an hour and a half to complete) I got called within a week to set up an interview. the dress code for the interview was business professional. lasted about 25 mins. was told to take a drug test within the next 24 hours. only sketchy part was that I was told I was hired at as part-time cashier (which means no less than 18 hours per week and no more than 30) and that's exactly what I was looking for, BUT after two months my hours started to drop. when I brought the subject up to my managers and Employee Services Rep, they stated that I was hired as Casual, not Part-time. which means 25 or less. yet I remember specifically accepting the job offer because they promised to give me 25+ hours a week.

    Interview Questions

    • if I was willing to quit my other two jobs and work solely for Big Y   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    they agreed to pay me more than my other 2 jobs were paying me by the hour. agreed to give me the 25-30 hours I was looking for.

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    Deli Sales Clerk Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Big Y Foods in February 2012.

    Interview

    Long application, including a psych eval(plan at least 45 minutes for the form alone). Calling to check on the application status after 1 week is viewed positively.

    Interview Questions

    • None, fairly straight forward character, and personality questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I failed to negotiate. I would encourage others to negotiate the salary.

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    Cashier Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Big Y Foods (Walpole, MA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    Basic questions, very friendly, easy hire. They were very easy going and made you feel comfortable. I had one interview and then had to take a drug test. After that I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions

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    Bakery Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Big Y Foods in July 2010.

    Interview

    The online questionnaire is by far the most intense part of the interview process. However there is no way around it. After you have filled that out and been called in for a face to face, its pretty smooth sailing from there

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think you have to add to our Company   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not much negotiating. They don't really pay above a certain amount for a new employee

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    Grocery Manager Trainee Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Big Y Foods in February 2011.

    Interview

    It was a standard interview in which they asked specific questions to determine what type of employee a person might be and how they would react in specific situations. It was a fair process but I walked away with the feeling that they didn't take the opportunity to see what I really had to offer for their company.

    Interview Questions

    • Give a situation where you provided superior customer service.   Answer Question

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