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C&S Wholesale Grocers Interview Questions

Updated Jan 13, 2015
Updated Jan 13, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strategic Sourcing Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview first for this entry level position, then an in-person interview with the woman who would be my boss, then another second-round interview with the Director. They offered me the job at a hilariously low salary, one that was $10,000 lower than the industry average for this type of position (and I spent weeks researching this) I made a counter offer that was $3,500 higher than their original figure, and they basically told me they had plenty of other recent college grad candidates who would be thrilled to work for what they were offering, and then they rescinded my offer. Bottom line-terrible company who knows college kids are desperate for jobs. HR was also extremely unprofessional; not returning emails or phone calls and waited a week and a half to get back to me after they said they would call the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have a lot of friends? (yes, they really asked me this.)   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    clearly this company doesn't care about getting quality employees and just wants to find people that are willing to work for way less that what they are worth.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Associate Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Keene, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Keene, NH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    -Basic phone interview with no abnormal questions.
    -Received a call a day later for an in person interview. Interviewed a couple days later with two senior buyers. Normal interview questions, nothing out of the ordinary. Formal but relaxed.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions just express interest in the company itself   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was happy with my offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Warehouse Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Horrible experience! The recruiter (Judy/Julie?) gave me such an unrealistic job description - it is the reason I didn't get the job. HR covered for her but operations thought I was a complete idiot. It was obvious they thought I did no research on the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Don't ask the recruiter ANYTHING! She will cover for her lack of knowledge by MAKING UP LIES about the job and schedule.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Warehouse Selector Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    There are 3 interview steps. First Drug test etc. 2nd interview with HR. And 3rd Interview with manager. Always be possitive show them that you need the job that is the best company.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Take the only offer they give you and don't ask about other positions at least while you are in training.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Internal Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Keene, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Keene, NH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers.

    Interview Details

    Applied internally and spoke with two managers and the exec. The team is constantly growing in defining what areas we are analyzing and improving our audit methods. Fairly relaxed culture, plenty of time and room for freedom in what to work on. The team focuses on operations/warehouse audits, but has many ad-hoc audit requests from finance, buying side, etc.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Business Analyst Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers.

    Interview Details

    Met with a recruiter at an on-campus event. Followed up with a phone interview that was basically behavioral and walked through my resume. Then, got flown out to their headquarters for a full day of interviews. One round was a case, one round was behavioral, and the last round was also behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    • What was a time when you made a mistake and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Keene, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Keene, NH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I connected with a Sr Recruiter by one of our mutual connections on Linkedin who introduce us. I talked with the Sr Recruiter a few days later by scheduled call and was invited onsite a few days later

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very quick - transparent - they answered all my questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Keene, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Keene, NH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers.

    Interview Details

    Campus Recruiting - consists of on campus interview and then a possible callback to the main site in Keene ~ on campus interview consisted of a bunch of typical behavioral questions. On site interview, consists of more behavioral questions and a scenario question.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about an abstract problem you faced and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Keene, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Keene, NH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewing process was quick once you recive the first call. It can take a bit of time from when you apply to actually speaking to someone on the phone or in person.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions are behavior based to see how you think on your feet, how and if you can solve problems and general background/experience questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was not much room for negotiation. I would try but they have their set guidelines as to what they will offer/pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at C&S Wholesale Grocers in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted a resume, a recuriter called to set up an interview, and since I lived outside the commute area, an intial phone interview was set up. Basic quesitons were aksed, and it was readily apparent the recruiter was new, and had no in depth knowledge of the postion he was recrutiing for

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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