Food Lion Interview Questions

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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    DSD Receiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Food Lion in August 2014.

    Interview

    Hired on the spot. I always shopped at my neighborhood Food Lion and asked if they were needing any help. Once I asked and they said yes and we had an informal interview and I was hired.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you looking for a career here?   1 Answer
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Cashier/Bagger Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Food Lion.

    Interview

    They are straight forward at their interviews, however they mainly higher through recruiting companies. The interviewers are quite laid back and do not pressure you. You have to fill out some Multiple choice sheets and youțre done

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    Part Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Food Lion.

    Interview

    I had one communication as in a phone call by the Assistant Store Manager, for an interview. And went in to talk to the Grocery Dept. Manager he asked some questions but later called me, and forwarded my application/interview to the Front End Dept. Manager who hired me as a Sales Associate.

    Negotiation

    Like what kind of wage you would like, but I really said at least min. wage. As some company's make it as a trick question. So if you are sure when they give you an offer that you could probably get a better offer then, fell free to ask for more. But just be careful.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Food Lion.

    Interview

    There was only one interview. Even though this was for a cashier position they used those annoying "interview" discussions like, "Describe a difficult work situation and how you overcame it."

    Interview Questions

    • What are your goals for the future? (This is a CASHIER position, right?? My goal is to NOT be a cashier in the future!)   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Food Lion.

    Interview

    1) Fill out online job application (including SS #, available hours, education, etc.)
    2) Approximately one month after submitting the job application an HR representative contacted me by phone and set up an interview
    3) Interview was held in employee break room with two store managers. They asked a total of six questions.
    4) HR contacted me within a week and a half

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    Meat Cutter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Food Lion in June 2014.

    Interview

    I would call the entire process standard. I got a call from a resume I had posted 2 months ago but my interviewer said he had just started looking. After I got the call friday went in on monday for the interview, the interviewer used the companies standardized hiring guide book with typical interview questions. Took about an hour to talk he told me about the store and the position responsibilities. It was very laid back and nice no real pressure. After the interview he had to get the regional meat manager to sign off on me as well as the store manager I did not me either. The day after that we went to the meat department and did a cutting test once again very laid back and relaxed. After that I met with the store manager for a few minutes and was hired on the interviewers recommendation.

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    Negotiation

    I was happy with the terms of employment I didn't negotiate.

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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodbridge, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Food Lion (Woodbridge, VA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Very simple interview, called me in the day of the interview. Apparently somebody left them without notice and hired me on the spot. Sat with two managers who threw random questions at me one at a time.

    Interview Questions

    • What's do you consider to be a weakness of yours?   1 Answer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hopewell, VA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Food Lion (Hopewell, VA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Went in and met with store manager. She loved me and my "individuality". Was told I would hear back within a week. Called numerous times and was told they still hadn't made a decision. Finally they called and offered me the position but I had already found another job by that point.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    interview process was good. Good people, good company. They also have good benefits. Management seems competent. People are really nice at this company. They were also on time. Performance reviews are good.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a customer comes to you and asks a difficult question.   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Food Lion.

    Interview

    I submit an application online on a Sunday; received a call from them on Friday; had an interview Saturday (hired on the spot); did paperwork on Sunday; did computer based training on Monday and received my schedule; started my first shift on the register on Thursday. It all happened quite quickly. It was my first job so the interview was very quick and easy. It took about 10 minutes. The manager asked about my availability and if I had customer service experience and if I had cash handling experience. I have no experience, but he was very understanding and said that everyone has to start somewhere so he hired me. The worst part about the whole thing was doing the CBTs. It was just really boring and took over 3 hours. Learning the register was pretty easy too. It's a good job. Especially good for people who are in college and need to make some money.

    Interview Questions

    • There wasn't any difficult or unexpected questions at all.   Answer Question

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