Hy-Vee Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
69 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Store Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Hy-Vee.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, phone interview, then interview in person followed by drug test. HR person was kind of disorganized, returned my call two weeks after initial phone interview. He was very friendly though, and the interview was easy to chat with him.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Dairy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Prairie Village, Johnson, KS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Prairie Village, Johnson, KS
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Hy-Vee in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview followed by in person interview. Following this there was a drug test and a tour. Nothing was too difficult, very simple interview, they were happy with me being someone who had interacted in customer service many times before.

    Interview Questions
    • Why would you like to work for Hy-Vee?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I suggested 8$ and hour and they actually upped it to $9.50/hr initially there was a $0.50 raise per 6 months with a good review, store director took that off and added a small bonus every quarter
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Iowa City, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Iowa City, IA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Hy-Vee in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    After submitting a resume and applying online I recommend going in person and meeting with your store director face-to-face. If you get a call they will set up an interview at the store with usually an operations manager and store director. Read up on the core values of the business which can be found on their website. Questions are pretty basic, they want to know your short and long term goals and why you would be a great fit for them. Energetic, outgoing, responsible people will make the best fit.

    Interview Questions
    • What does 'being socially responsible' mean to you?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Standard
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Hy-Vee.

    Interview Details

    HR person was very friendly and outgoing. Standard questions about what I like to do and what my experience was. (I am an experienced mgt. person) Wanted to know my goals or expectations with company. I have been in her spot so knew the proper replies and I also knew what I wanted to go for; a specific management job. So I told her that I would start par-time hourly and prove myself.

    Negotiation Details
    This line of business means you really have to like dealing with people.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hy-Vee in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview with HR manager who at the time was not very organized so he forgot he had hired and scheduled me and it took longer to get into things but today it is a much better process

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Dairy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Hy-Vee in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    First impressions from Hy-Vee were pretty poor. It took me a month to finally interview. The HR at this location was extremely disorganized. When I finally showed up for the interview, he and the dairy manager were not even at the store, and I had to wait for 30 minutes to get managers from different departments of the store to interview me. And it was the single most un-professional interview I have ever been a part of, where the two managers had conversations, and answered phone calls while I waited in silence.

    Interview Questions
    • There truly weren't that many questions to even sort through, and none of them were even slightly difficult.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Hy-Vee in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    There was a mass hiring at a local hotel. There were at least 10 individuals conducting interviews. I feel that it was a little unprofessional. It seemed rushed as the interviewer had to hurry and interview more people.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Meat Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Davenport, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Davenport, IA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Hy-Vee in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Not done in timely fashion, the interviewer seemed distracted and had piles of materials on desk and on floor. Made limited eye contact. Room was a bit stuff. No formal chair for me to sit in not a totally proper line of sight.

    Interview Questions
    • None. Just the level of how far back it was to answer the ?.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The feeling in the office, I had worked at other HyVee's and enjoyed them.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Osceola, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Osceola, IA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Hy-Vee.

    Interview Details

    Online application is the first step once you get a call back you will be asked to come in for an interview. If considered for the job you will be asked to take a drug screen and if passed you will then be put on the scehdule.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of outstanding customer service you've given recently.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dubuque, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dubuque, IA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Hy-Vee in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very easy, calm process. Just a casual conversation about myself, and how the job would work for me. Was asked about working with people, asking what i enjoy doing in my free time, making sure i had transportation to the workplace.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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