Fred Meyer Interview Questions

Updated Aug 19, 2014
Updated Aug 19, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Medford, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Medford, OR
    Application Details

    interviewed at Fred Meyer in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    An online assessment subjected me to questions about my dislike for small talk, my ability to "know" what other people are thinking and my preference for social activities that involve big crowds. The questions asked during this assessment were identical to those used in diagnostic screenings for autism spectrum disorder.

    Interview Questions
    • "You do not like small talk."   View Answer
    • "It's fun to go out to events with big crowds."   View Answer
    • "It is easy for you to feel what others are feeling."   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Loss Prevention Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Fred Meyer in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    First a phone call, then a 'soft' interview to see if you are right for Fred Meyer, then an interview with a manager, then a final 3rd interview after a saliva drug test with corporate staff member. They run background checks as well. The process took awhile for myself - it was a long wait from the time I first applied to when I finally was hired until I worked my first day of training.

    Interview Questions
    • A shoplifter pulls a knife on you, what do you do?   View Answer
    • How to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating, not flexible with pay or schedules. Very strict on policy.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Fred Meyer in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    2 People, for an intern application, they have typical questions they ask you. Then there is a second round with the actual department head you are applying to

    Interview Questions
    • A time when you experienced someone doing something unethical & what you did about it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    didn't try.. It seems like they are set with their interns
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Beaverton, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beaverton, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Fred Meyer.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an online application at Worksource Oregon at PCC computer use for jobs center. It was not a very long or complicated process, until you reached the personality section which resembled the one McDonald's uses on their online application. It is more of a psychology test than a job application, which was interesting. They don't request references or a very detailed work or education history, but they do want addresses for the past five or ten years which led me to believe was for credit reference check purposes, as indeed it turned out to be when I had an initial interview with Shelley in the Beaverton HR a few days later and she had me double check the info I had entered in the online application. After I received a postcard saying I had not been passed through to the next interview with a manager to continue the hiring process I ordered and looked at all three of my credit reports online (for free) from Experian, Equifax, and Trans-Union companies. I believe I may have incorrectly made a statement about my student loan status and that information made it appear as if I was being untruthful which could have caused the lack of hire. I am sure there are many other possible reasons as well. I am very sincerely an honest person, and I think it is very confusing to hear about people who lie or bend the truth on resumes and applications or in interviews and then get jobs that you didn't. ON the OTHER hand, I could use A LOT more interview practice, and more confidence in myself.

    Interview Questions
    • What did you like least about your last job?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Home Department Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Fred Meyer in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online received a phone call from the head of HR four days later to attend a group interview. Five other people interviewed with me in the group interview with the head of HR who was really nice, fun and engaging. Asked customer service and sales questions and had us conduct a mock sale to the other candidates. I received a callback from HR for another interview with the head of the Home Department three days later. Waited over 30 minutes past my interview time, then the manager came out and shook my hand way too hard and ran up some stairs super fast on the way back to the office. I pretty much totally failed on the first question because I was a bit thrown by his behavior and the question itself. He ended the interview saying he had to talk to a few more people and would call me that night or the next day. I got a call 3 days later from the HR manager and was told that I was not being offered a position.

    Interview Questions
    • "So, tell me about yourself." It was just so general it threw me for a loop, I hadn't heard it in an interview before but at least now I am ready for it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Freight Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Newport, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Fred Meyer in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Group style: 4 others and myself were taken into a back room and asked to take turns answering questions in sequence around a table. Questions were: a)Why do you want to work for Fred Meyer and what are your goals working here? b)Give 3 attributes and a quality that stands out about yourself. c)What motivates you to do your best? d)Give a word that highlights your best characteristic. e)What qualities do you like in an employer? Prior to this question and answer phase though actually we were asked to look over our applications that we had submitted online and sign them. At the end of the interview, we were given additional questions to answer in written format, both simple questions about availability, desired wage, etc, and more in-depth subjective ones. We were told some of us would be invited back for a 2nd interview with the store manager, but I got the old end of the line notice in the mail.

    Interview Questions
    • Probably the 1st one (i.e. why do you want to work at Fred Meyer and what are you goals working there?).   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Deli Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Burien, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burien, WA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Fred Meyer in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    WELL YOU FILL OUT A ONLINE APPLICATION IF THEY LIKE WHAT THEY SEE THEY CALL TO COME IN FOR A ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Loss Prevention Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Fred Meyer.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an application online, received a call the next day from the human resources manager to schedule an in-person interview. After that interview there was an interview with the loss prevention manager, and then an interview with the regional loss manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me what you know about Fred Meyer and questions regarding liability for loss prevention.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vancouver, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Fred Meyer in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Extremely last minute call to come in and interview, I had 6 hours notice. They take more than two weeks before calling to tell me that they are still running all of their own background checks and that it could take up to another 3 weeks to hear any news regarding my fate.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to complete a series of calculations and was caught off guard when they had me type out a few sentences off of a sheet in order to time my typing skills.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Retail Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Fred Meyer in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and called the store to follow up. Was offered an interview for about two weeks later. Standard interview, except I feel like the interviewer set me up to fail. She looked at my resume, saw that I had a college degree in an unrelated subject and asked what "What do you REALLY want to do?" Maybe I just don't have a ton of interview experience, but I was caught off guard and my first instinct is honesty, and I admitted that I may have other long-term plans besides working retail at Fred Meyer for the rest of my life. I thought this would be a safe thing to do because I was interviewing for a temporary position. Later, when I called to follow up, she cited this as her reason for not hiring me, because "we're looking for people who want to make a career out of Fred Meyer." It just seemed a little tricky, and I don't think it makes sense to eliminate ambitious people during a hiring process.

    Interview Questions
    • (Sees college degree on resume) What do you really want to do?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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