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Dot Foods Interview Questions

Updated Nov 3, 2014
Updated Nov 3, 2014
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  1.  

    Corporate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mount Sterling, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mount Sterling, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Dot Foods in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    After applying (within a week) I received an email to set up an initial telephone interview. The initial telephone interview lasted approximately 30 minutes and I was then asked to come on site to their HQ in Mount Sterling, IL. About 2 weeks later, I had my on-site interview with two people. I spent approximately 1.5 hours interviewing with the first person. The second person was unable to keep the scheduled interview due to unforeseen circumstances. I was then informed that they had 3 other candidates to interview and I would hear back from them the week of Oct 13. On Oct 22, I sent the company an email to follow-up. I was then informed that the company was going to continue their search for a person for this position and they thanked me for spending some time with their process.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Financial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mount Sterling, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mount Sterling, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Dot Foods.

    Interview Details

    The whole process is too long - both the interview and the time it takes to get back to you!! From the application to the hiring decision was about 3 months. I interviewed with at least 6 people individually, over about a month's time. Other places that I have interviewed at use a group panel instead, so that it doesn't take up everyone's whole day. I was also called back in to interview with even more people, and I don't hear anything for a month, and then was called and asked to apply to a different job instead - one that I am overqualified for! They also make you sit through hours of testing, which did not seem necessary for the level of position I interviewed for. Dot used to be known as one the best places to work for in the area, but I had heard from other sources that that wasn't the case anymore, and after my experience, I feel it is most likely true. Everyone seemed nice enough, but kept talking about how hard they have to work, and I only met one person that had actually been promoted within the company. It just seemed like what they were telling me about the company and what I actually saw were two very different things. I didn't even need or want the job, but the whole process was still frustrating, and I will definitely not be looking for any more opportunities with Dot.

    Interview Questions
    • They all asked a lot of personality type questions. And many repeats, since they won't interview you all at once and instead do a lot of one on one interviews. I was also asked a lot of "tell me about a time when..." questions about my prior/current work experience and education. Many of the interviewers phrased them differently, but i was essentially asked the same few questions over and over again.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Dot Foods.

    Interview Details

    The company first recruited from the college I go to looking for soon to be graduates. There was an initial informational session followed by a 30 minute basic interview. I was invited back for a second more detailed interview and some basic testing. This was followed up by a dinner and an invitation for a third interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The first interview was very basic with situation questions like "How would you respond to an employee being grossly insubordinate to you in front of a group? What about if they were to do it in private?" The second interview was more direct and focused on credentials and real life situations that had been experienced at past places of employment. The tests consisted of basic math skills, written response to normal interview questions (such as "Tell about the last time you had a disagreement with your boss. How did you deal with it?), survey about past employment, and then a three part computer test. The computer test consisted of math, vocabulary, and basic logical analysis. The last part was very stressful and hard but apparently most people find it that way.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    testing, then three different interviews

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't one, they said can you start on this date, and I said yes.
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Warehouse Order Selector Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Dot Foods.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an email to setup a phone interview. The phone interview was brief, with questions regarding having reliable transportation and willingness to work weekends and overtime. After the phone interview, I was offered an in-person interview. It consisted of 1:1 interviews with three individuals (all behavioral-type questions), a drug test, a video, and a quick math test. After they called my references, I was asked to return to the warehouse to ride-along with one of the trainers to see what the position was like. I then received a call days later for the final step - the physical exam and physical ability test. The process from application to my hire date was five weeks, but I've heard others had a shorter time in between events.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions - all behavioral-type questions like: "Name a time when..."   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation; the wage is based on the schedule (weekdays or weekends, days or nights, 10-hours or 12-hours) and temperature (dry, cooler, freezer).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Pricing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Dot Foods.

    Interview Details

    Received a call, came in for an interview with the two pricing supervisors and manager, fairly straight forward.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how you have created a more efficient process in your previous job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Dot Foods.

    Interview Details

    From the start I was given the impression they were looking for someone else. The interviewer had standard questions presented in an odd sequence. For example he led by asking what questions I had for him.
    Standard checks were accompanied by a test of elementary math which seemed odd at this level of employment.

    Interview Questions
    • What questions do you have for me? (first question asked)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Dot Foods in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Called me in just to 'chat' about my skills and experiences. Said they were looking for someone with experience yet offer a 12-18 month training program. Great company however, will definitely try again once I get my foot in the door with something else.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Delivery Driver Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dot Foods.

    Interview Details

    Very easy to get a hold of, and the interview process is all "behavioral" based.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. You accept what they offer or you don't work there.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Truck Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Dot Foods in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very detailed. Dot has one of the top driving jobs in the US and they are very detailed. If you have a poor driving record it's not worth your time to apply. The company has very low turnover...very low. One of the reasons the turnover is so low is that they are very detailed. You should expect three different interviews and a complete check of your driving record. They WILL talk to your past employers.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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