Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Jewel-Osco
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- Assistant Grocery Manager (1)
- Assistant Manager (1)
- Bakery Clerk (1)
- Clerk (1)
- Anything (1)
- Apprentice Meat Cutter (1)
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Jewel-Osco (Chicago, IL).
I filled out the application in the store using their application computer. It took about 35 minutes to complete (had over 70 questions that got very tiring and annoying). After about a week I received a call from the hiring manager. I sat with him for an interview the day after. He asked me about my experience but did not seem to interested. He then started to instruct me on the next steps of the interview. We went to the break room and he put on a Jewel-Osco employee video and told me to watch it as he proceeded to exist the room. The video was about 30 minutes long and corny. He came back after the video was finished and asked if I had any questions. I did not. We walked back to his office and after a bit of stalling he made the offer to me. I accepted but did not feel to sure about it.
- What are some experiences that you posses that can help you in this job? Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Jewel-Osco (Algonquin, IL) in July 2015.
Submitted an application on June 23rd, was called in for an interview on July 7th. Due to some unfortunate timing there were no positions available by the time we interviewed. However, they'll keep my information and resume on file; and will contact me if another position opens. Assistant manager I interviewed with was friendly and to-the-point.
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Jewel-Osco (Bolingbrook, IL).
Your simple basic interview of why you want to work here and what are your skills. Interviewer was nice, was hired on the spot. Was followed up by a drug testing. Was given hours within the next few days after interview. Very quick and easy.
- What's your best skill regarding to this position? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Jewel-Osco (Glen Ellyn, IL) in May 2015.
Was called and did a phone interview on the spot. She told me to come in that Friday for an interview face to face. Was asked more questions by the same person that interviewed me on the phone. Then the DM interviewed me, and the the manager of the bakery clerk told me what the job consisted of. I was pretty much hired on the spot. That followed by a mouth swab drug test and passed that too.
- What are your strengths? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Jewel-Osco (Glen Ellyn, IL) in February 2015.
Really easy, they as more about you than anything. I got a phone call asking a few questions the day before my one one interview. She asked simple questions that took about five minutes. After that, I was pretty much guaranteed the job and was mostly asked about my hobbies and stuff and what hours I could work.
- What school do you go to? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Jewel-Osco (Chicago, IL) in November 2014.
Applied online. Recieved a call for an interview a few days later. Interviewed with the store manager. Very easy interview. He didn't really ask any "typical interview" questions, mostly about my availability and making sure I wouldn't have trouble getting between school and work. At the end, he pretty much told me that I'll get a call back for orientation as long as I passed the drug test (mouth drug test) which I did and I started working within a week.
- Where do you go to school? Answer Question
I did not negotiate. There was never a negotiation phase, I didn't even know my hourly pay until I got my first paystub.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Jewel-Osco (Itasca, IL).
Initially contacted via the phone. I did two 1:1 interviews and one behavioral interview. The process took 3 weeks. During the process all information was provided via documentation for further inspection. Career growth was placed on the table to demonstrate job growth. Interviews were roughly 45-60 minutes long and around 20-30 behavioral question.
- All questions were very basic and not difficult. Several if this happens what would you do. Also several questions pertaining to your personality and decision making process. Answer Question
There is no negotiating. Either you accept the terms or you do not get the job.
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Jewel-Osco (Chicago, IL) in September 2014.
Met at Career Fair. They were quick to give an interview and it was very simple. They set up an interview for the following day on campus. It was an hour long, and there were no real hard questions. They just wanted to get to know you and your background, and inform you more about the position. The interview went into great detail about the position, and the potential career path.
- All behavioral, no real challenges. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
It was not the best fit for me
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Jewel-Osco (Naperville, IL) in August 2014.
I sat in the break room for about an hour waiting for my name to be called. When the store director finally called my name I followed her into her office where she, like any other interview, asked me questions and whatnot about my availability and prior work experience.
- "What was your worst subject in school?" 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Jewel-Osco (Itasca, IL) in June 2014.
The process took about an hour. Just be able to elaborate on your experiences. Simple questions. Did not seem as if there was opportunity to move up. Osco has a smaller team that consists of cosmetics, liquor, and pharmacy. Jewel is the produce, deli, bakery, etc. The interviewer was very informative. The Osco rotation process is under 2 years and the Jewel part is over 2 years. If hired, you would be working 50 hours a week as a union employee.
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