Publix Produce Clerk Interview Questions

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Produce Clerk Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online - interviewed at Publix in June 2012.

Interview Details

Pretty standard interview. No real difficult questions, although for this position they were looking for someone who would work odd hours: 4am to 1pm. I said I was fine with that, but that I was going back to school at the end of the summer, and I think that made them reluctant. I thought I was pretty qualified, but apparently they weren't interested.

Interview Questions
  • The manager handed me a box of pop-tarts and said, "Here, sell this to me."   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Produce Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Publix in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    It is fairly easy to get a job at Publix. They sometimes (not always) hire people starting at age 14. I started working at the Destin Publix when I was 15. The application process is automated, and must be done at an in store kiosk. The interview was not too hard either. I didn't even have to rehearse or prepare for it, and I was still hired on the spot (this may be partly because I applied right before the summer season, and it gets BUSY during that time).

    Most of the interview questions were pretty basic, like "Tell me about yourself", "what do you think makes a good employee", "what was the hardest decision you made this year and why", "are you a leader or a follower", "how can you contribute to this store", etc.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about yourself"
      "what do you think makes a good employee"
      "are you a leader or a follower"
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Produce Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tuscaloosa, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Publix in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    After you get a call back, the store or department manager will interview you personally. They'll do a typical question process determining your personality and work ethic while reviewing your application with you. If they like what they see they'll give you a call back for a second interview. Getting a second interview means you have the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you choose Publix over any other grocery store?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Produce Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Publix in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Filled out the application on the computer, met with the store manager, 10 minute un-official interview then followed. two days later met with assistant store manage who administered a drug test, and formally gave me an interview. one week later I started orientation

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    simple. It dealt with hourly pay rate only as I have had significant past experience in the department.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Produce Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Huntsville, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Publix in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Filled out application on computer located within the store and received a call about a month later from the produce manager. He explained the duties of a produce clerk and asked my experience within retail and any grocery experience, and why I might be interested in working with produce. The process was comfortable and easy, like talking to a friend I'd known for a while.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Produce Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Publix in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    I received a call from the regional HR rep after applying on their intranet application. They expressed interest for an interview which was scheduled immediately for the following week. Prior retail.grocery experience and career interests seemed like their major reasons for following up the application with a 1:1 interview. Professionalism is definitely looked for and appreciated.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiations were made after an initial job offer. Since I would have to travel farther then another local Publix they increase my starting wage to offset the inconvenience and gas costs.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Produce Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oviedo, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oviedo, FL
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Publix in October 2008.

    Interview Details

    I had worked for Publix in the Deli, a position opened in Produce, I ROI'ed, interviewed, and was hired.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Produce Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied in the store
    Received a call that following week
    Basically informed about the job and what they were looking for

    Negotiation Details
    They made an offer and I accepted it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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