Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Giant Eagle in April 2012.
Interview Details – The interview was super fun and made you feel comfortable. There 3 sets of interviews. I didn't have to go to the other because after the first interview they hired me on the spot!
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Giant Eagle in August 2011.
Interview Details – I think this was standard for a part-time job. I had to call to see if they "had my application." They like to see persistence and the attitude that you want the job. Most who just turn in the application don't see any results, (unless the store is REALLY desperate for employees). The interview was easy enough, just basic questions and then a saliva drug test.
Interview Question – There were really no difficult questions. Other than basic questions they ask about you, ("Why do you want the job?", "Do you enjoy working with people?", etc.), they'll give you some basic hypothetical questions about dealing with potential customers. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Giant Eagle in December 2012.
Interview Details – I applied on the Giant Eagle Careers website which has its job postings helpfully listed in many different ways depending on your search parameters.
When I applied I applied to around 10-15 jobs all at once. After 3-5 business days I was contacted by a recruiter. They mentioned that the position they wanted me for was 15 miles away, and asked if I was OK with this. I explained I was indeed.
The recruiter told me there would be a group interview in 2 days at a location closer to my home.
At the group interview there was 4 other people. We were instructed to wait in the cafe within Giant Eagle with the other interviewees. The recruiter took us upstairs to an employee room with two other actual employees and the recruiter herself. We took our name placards and sat down, the employees had clipboards and were seemingly taking notes of us throughout the interview.
We were each assigned a partner to mock interview with questions on a piece of paper, then reading back the results out loud. There were a few other exercises as they wanted to see how we interacted with people we've never met, while also cleverly having questions that would show our employment backround and generally how we all behaved.
I was sure to be as respectful as possible (my normal self) and explain my experience in a positive manner when the chance presented itself (which was a few times throughout the interview), while being as socially outgoing as possible with the other interviewees. It was a really pleasant process and everyone was really nice.
At the end of the group interview we were informed we'd get a call in a 2-3 days if they wanted another interview with us.
I was called a day later from the original recruiter and they told me while I never applied for cashier at the store near me (I applied to Lot Attendant at a store farther away as I mentioned earlier) they wanted to interview me 1 on 1 for that.
This interview was on a Saturday (the group interview was on a Thursday, the first call was that Monday, it is now the following Tuesday as the cashier position was offered to me and I complete the saliva drug test) and consisted of meeting another recruiter/managerial type and answering some questions from a small packet of paper. They mentioned that the "real" interview was mainly the group interview and that this interview was mostly a formality.
And today I was offered the position of cashier on the phone and to come in for the saliva drug test. The backround check will be conducted today and I will start sometime next week.
Negotiation Details – There isn't a negotiation phase. In the first phone call before the group interview the recruiter stated I'd be making $8.50 an hour for the first 90 days (not work days or business days, all days in total) after which it would raise .50, then after 6 months I believe it goes up once more but I could be wrong.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Giant Eagle in October 2010.
Interview Details – Very relaxed got the job on the spot didnt really ask many questions
Negotiation Details – no negotiation
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Giant Eagle in August 2009.
Interview Details – They changed the interview process since I was hired but my application was over the phone and I waited for a call back with my interview time and date. I went through 2 interviews and was hired on after the 2nd one.
Interview Question – Why do I want this job and what can I bring to the table? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiations were during the 2nd interview
I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Giant Eagle in October 2008.
Interview Details – You first had a phone interview, on site interview, and then called in for ten hour training including video and in store tour. The questions in the interview were basic considering it was just for a cashier position. Know previous examples of where you showed great customer service or gave back to the community if you don't have any previous job experience.
Interview Question – Name a time when you failed? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None, it's a little above minimum wage
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Giant Eagle in October 2011.
Interview Details – The interview process was extensive. There was first a 10-15 minutes phone interview, after which you're invited to a group interview that takes about 2 hours. After the group interview you interview with the manager of the position you are applying for. That interview is one on one, and they ask pretty typical team-related questions, as well as ethical questions concerning how you would react if you see a child acting unsafely. They ask attitude questions, for example, how you would you react if a customer was rude. After the one on one interview you have to do a drug test and wait for a background check.
Interview Question – The position is pretty basic so I didn't consider any of the questions very difficult. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Giant Eagle in October 2011.
Interview Details – Great interview process with 3 people interviewing and asking you basic questions about yourself
Interview Question – What was your favourite class in school Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Giant Eagle in July 2010.
Interview Details – There was a group interview with at least ten other people. Everyone was applying for a different position, but there was a panel of Team Leaders in the front of the room. They didn't speak until about half-way through the process. There was a recruiter facilitating the interview. To test our creativity, we were instructed to use craft supplies to construct something that represents the job we were applying for. When we all finished, we stood up, one at a time, to present our creations and provide an explanation. After this, we were given a sheet of paper given about ten questions and told to pair off. We were instructed to fill out the paper, answering questions like, "What would you do with $1 million?, What is your favorite food?" And so on. The objective of this activity is to see your level of team work and communication skills. Help the people around you if they have questions.
Interview Question – "There is a customer checking out in line, and you asked her if she found everything she was looking for. She replies, "no." What do you do? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was a phone call two days after the group interview. The recruiter told me the rate I was offered and asked if I accept. No true negotiations happened.
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