King Soopers Interview Questions

Updated Jul 27, 2015
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  1.  

    Curtesy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at King Soopers.

    Interview

    Got call after 3 weeks from applying. Easy and quick for first time job. It was one on one interview and was called in by her because of referal. The interviewer was pretty nice which helped calm my nerves, thats a possitive thing.

    Interview Questions

    • Senario questions, will adjust the senario depending on if you had previous job or not. "Have you ever experienced bad customer service?"   Answer Question
  2.  

    APC- All Purpose Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Littleton, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at King Soopers (Littleton, CO) in July 2015.

    Interview

    It was really simple. I came in, she asked the typical 'tell me about yourself'. Asked me what I knew about the company (DO YOUR RESEARCH. I remembered one line from Wikipedia and she was shocked and impressed). Just smile and make eye-contact, you'll be fine. She was really laid back. She told me it'd be after I was officially offered the job I'd take the drug test (saliva swab, intercept brand) and have my background check done.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about the company?   1 Answer
    • What's one word you'd use to describe yourself?   1 Answer
    • What's a situation where you had to make the right decision, even though it wasn't a popular one?   Answer Question
    • What's a time when you experienced poor customer service?   Answer Question
    • What would you do in the situation where you and a coworker accidentally laughed at a customer's legitimate request? (question asked following my explanation of a time when I had poor customer service)   1 Answer
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    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at King Soopers (Fort Collins, CO) in July 2015.

    Interview

    The manager was very disorganized, and she had half the papers for me, and half from a different interview. She had to stop and print the correct paper work for me. She told me that she was running out of time and was going to hurry the interview and rush me on my answers, but still expect me to answer every answer with the best answer I could give, but she often ended up cutting me off of each question. She told me that she only had 25 minutes to do this, and ended up taking over an hour... I was told that she would love to hire me, but she doesn't like that I am a student in college. She said they necessarily don't hate students, but she would always hire a non student over me (a student due to availability issues, even though I was available every day after 12:30pm and some days after 10am). However she said she loved me and wanted to hire me, so she was going to hire me, but just wasn't sure when i can start since i start school in a month. She didn't want me to change my availability and asked if I could change my school schedule around or take different classes so I could work more during the school year. Overall, I finally got hired, but I am not taking the position due to the fact of how I felt during the interview. I was actually very surprised at how difficult some questions were, but was able to answer them all, and she commented on how great I answered these questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle busy situations, and how do you handle stress?   Answer Question
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    Deli Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cheyenne, WY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at King Soopers (Cheyenne, WY) in July 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was easy. Asked questions about myself and if I had experience. The hiring process was long but it is worth the wait. Overall I felt welcome by the interviewer. She was nice, courteous and called me to let me know the status of the entire process.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a co-worker who did not complete their job duties? Has there been a time where you had to handle difficult people? If you have had a time please discuss the issue and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
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    Courtesy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at King Soopers (Denver, CO) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewer was pretty friendly and the process went okay, stammered on some answers since I had no previous experience and did an oral drug test right afterward. Mostly what they're looking for is someone that's making sure they have a lasting impression as customers leave a store.

    Interview Questions

    • She skipped questions that usually ask what my previous job was since this was my first job and gave me a few different scenarios as a customer on what I think I would most like from someone in this position   Answer Question
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    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at King Soopers (Denver, CO) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Asked to take a math test and typing test first thing. I missed one question and was immediately disqualified. Interviewer asked if I was interested in any other positions and started to rattle off a number of positions, none of which I was interested in, and then proceeded to talk about the union for 15 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • She didn't really ask me questions. She was more concerned about telling me about the union. She was very dry and not overly friendly.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Courtesy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at King Soopers (Denver, CO) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Group interview format with a few HR people and 8 other store applicants in a conference room. I applied online, but hiring is handled by store level HR people. The corporate call center scheduled my interview and didn't give me much information about the interview format. A Group Interview is VASTLY different than a traditional panel or one-on-one interview. I spent two hours at the store. They made us wait in the break room and reviewed how we interacted. Then they spent 30 to 45 minutes total DURING the interview discussing us between group interview questions. They HR people were observing how we handled downtime, how we interacted, and if we got stressed out by waiting around being judged, or even if someone took a potty break or got water. In 20 years of working since high school, I've never had an interview format quite like this. I felt the call center should've explained the group interview format. People were judged as a group, how they handled stress, and who was more bubbly or outspoken. Many people hadn't worked in a long time, or were in high school or college, or going through a career transition. This was the interview format for a $9 an hour job.

    Interview Questions

    • GROUP INTERVIEW with several other store applicants. All questions were answered in front of 10 other people. Round 1: Group Introduction We had to fill out an applicant card with name, position applying, availability, and general questions about self and experience. We had to introduce ourselves to the group. Pick one word to describe yourself. Then HR exited room to discuss candidates while we waited, round 1. Then HR discussed us while we waited and observed how we interacted as a group. Round 2: Product Commercial What do you know about the store or brand. What is your favorite product. This became a mock commercial performed in front of a group of 10 people selling a store brand or feature. Then HR exited room to discuss candidates while we waited, round 2. Then HR discussed us while we waited and observed how we interacted as a group. Many nervous people mentioned personal information you shouldn't mention in an interview, such as marital status, disability status, if a parent or not, financial status, education level. These are facts that shouldn't be mentioned in a group interview! People let this information slip because they were nervous or not very experienced with interviews. I feel this only served as a way for HR to weed people out. Several of us in the group were going through a career change. They later told me I didn't have the desired experience, which is bunk because I've worked several stressful sales, customer service, and retail jobs. Round 3: Group Questions with numbered cards. How do you handle change? Tell me about a bad customer service experience. Tell me about a time you handled conflict with a co-worker. What is your experience related to the position you're applying for. Then HR exited room to discuss candidates while we waited, round 3. Then HR discussed us while we waited and observed how we interacted as a group. Round 4: Applicants are divided individually this time and paired directly with an HR person to discuss desired position, availability, and an private matters. The HR person asked if there's anything else they need to know. What does that even mean? I was asked did I like the interview process or not? I felt like my head was being messed with the entire interview process.   1 Answer
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    Service Desk Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arvada, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at King Soopers (Arvada, CO) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty simple. Turnover rate is so high they probably just want to make sure you're breathing. My nerves were a little on edge, but the woman conducting the interview was really nice and tried to calm them.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself.   1 Answer
    • An anger customer comes in, and they're being difficult. How do you handle the situation?   1 Answer
  10.  

    Produce Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aurora, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at King Soopers (Aurora, CO) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online got called for a interview the following week the interview was very professional , very comfortable lasted about a hour answered my questions alot of information postive experience

    Interview Questions

    • why do you want to work here, why should we hire you ,   Answer Question
  11.  

    Cake Decorator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at King Soopers.

    Interview

    Applied in person. Recieved a call a few days layer asking to review my application. When I called back she said "I was actually wanting to see if you could come in and interview today" went in ready to answer questions, but she actually didn't ask me much. She started the interview with the attitude that I was being hired and asked me some questions about experience end availability,then sent me to the bakery for a decorating test. For the test, they had me decorate two cakes. One chocolate and one vanilla, both with white frosting. One design was partially airbrushed (I had never used on on cake before, but I've used them in art and it's the same principle. Just make sure to point it down rather than at an angle.). The other design featured three different flowers (one that you just squeeze out of a small star top, roses, and pansies. I didn't know how to make the pansies and she showed me how.). Both had shell borders and other design details. I took about an hour to do both cakes and I was sure I wouldn't get the job. But the bakery lady sent me back upstairs and told HR that I did a great job and that we'll work on speed. So they sent in my drug test and background check and called me a few days later to come in for my hiring. At that point they set me up to attend two four hour orientation classes at two different stores. Very simple and straightforward.

    Interview Questions

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