I applied in-person - interviewed at Loblaw Companies in May 2010.
Interview Details – This hiring process was relativley easy as I was a full time employee in that department when the oppertunity came up to take on the management lead. My Interviewer allready knew of my experiance, and was very pleased to offer me the job.
I gave all the reasons as to why this position suited me, and what I would do to increase sales in that department. I explained how I would treat empolyees, and what I expected of them.
Interview Question – How much do you expect to earn? Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Loblaw Companies in September 2013.
Interview Details – 1. Phone Interview: basic questions regarding resume; interviewer asked me if I knew some advanced excel (vlookups, pivot tables).
2. Interview Event: has two main parts:
a. Business case: 30 minutes to prepare for a case and 10 minutes to present to two officers.
b. Interview: Panel interview with 2 interviewers. Mainly behavioral questions.
- What do you know about Loblaw
-Tell me about a time where you used communication skills
Interview Question – - Tell me about a time where you had to influence someone who initially disagreed with you
- Business case: preemptive actions for arrival of new competition, technical managerial measures of sales, costs etc. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Loblaw Companies in September 2011.
Interview Details – 1. Applied online (August 2011)
2. 4 weeks later got a call
3. Instructions to take a questionnaire online
4.Typical employee and corporate respect questions
5. Purposefully selected some questions to not make myself come off as too much of a company suck-up so it would not backfire and make me look insincere (even though I needed the job).
6. Got call back saying I passed.
7. Personal interview is scheduled with HR
8. Arrive at interview (jeans and polo shirt)
9. Mostly a collection of personal information and some simple personal questions ("how would you deal with an irate customer?")
10. Scheduled for orientation with a few other recently hired people
Interview Question – Very straightforward. No tricks. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Loblaw Companies.
Interview Details – Typical interview process. First round on the phone with HR performing basic screening. Second round at Head Office with your hiring manager and an HR rep. Usual behavioral questions, plus some technical (SQL, Excel Quiz).
Interview Question – Excel question, asking to manipulate a data set. They make it so it is not possible to solve in the time limit unless you use v-lookup statements. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Loblaw Companies in August 2009.
Interview Details – Filled out an application in store. They always have a huge pile of them. Being an entry level position, they'll interview those with good availability. Just include proper grammar and be as open with availability as possible. Although I didn't use one, a resume would help.
Interview Question – Wasn't too tough. If you got an interview you're probably in. Just be polite. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Loblaw Companies.
Interview Details – The position was contract and I only had one interview with the direct manager. The interviewing process will be different for full time positions. Booking a meeting room is difficult at Loblaw so my interview was held informally in the foyer off to the side so we had some privacy. This was no problem, as it was not busy.
Interview Question – The manager conducting the interview was very reasonable and there were no difficult questions. It was your standard Q&A and very informal, yet comfortable. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation because it was an entry level contract
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Loblaw Companies.
Interview Details – Handed in my resume in person and received a call a month later.
Interview was approximately 30 minutes long, contained behavioural questions and questions to gage the potential quality of interactions when dealing with customers. Interviewer was very friendly and engaging, did not try to put me on the spot or make me feel uncomfortable.
Interview Question – A customer slips and falls in a product aisle. What is your first action? Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Loblaw Companies in April 2009.
Interview Details – Resume, and one on one interview with human resources
Interview Question – Can your work night shift View Answer
Negotiation Details – no negotiating neccessary
I applied online - interviewed at Loblaw Companies in September 2013.
Interview Details – Hiring isn't what' it used to be. A person can't walk in a store and submit their resume. It's all done online now. Then a selected few get a call to do a short survey. If they pass survey, they get called into an interview.
I applied in-person and interviewed at Loblaw Companies.
Interview Details – The interviews were conducted all together, so you lined up with your "competition" until you were called. You were able to sit in a room with the interviews being conducted, so you could hear the questions being asked. Questions were specifically about experience in the retail industry and how to deal with an irate/unsatisfied customer. They also want to know why you want to work there. At the end of the interview, they may send you home with an online personality questionnaire.
Interview Question – For a part-time position, I found it difficult to specify what I wanted to work there. While I didn't use it, I'm pretty sure the truth of "because I am a student who needs a job" isn't really the right answer.
I also found the questionnaire a little bit vague, but they don't want "wishy-washy" answers, so you cannot always pick the middle. You have to have some sort of opinion. Answer Question
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