SUPERVALU Interview Questions & Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
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Order Selector Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at SUPERVALU in June 2011.
Interview Details – All questions are behavioral questions, if you prepared well with enough examples then you should do pretty well. Total lasted about an hour and there is only one on-site interview.
Interview Question – Don't remember there was one, sometimes you can use the same example to answer the different question, just state it from a different point of view. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I had asked for more but they came up saying no.
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at SUPERVALU in August 2010.
Interview Details – I got contacted for the open position. I knew the hiring manager and the interview process was very smooth.
Interview Question – The questions were not so hard. mostly behavioral type questions. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
IT Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at SUPERVALU in January 2010.
Interview Details – Submitted application to HR. Received a phone call for an interview with HR. Next step was a group interview within the department. Smooth process.
Interview Question – What has been your most difficult working relationship. Answer Question
Business Support Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person - interviewed at SUPERVALU in August 2011.
Interview Details – I started as a temporary employee through ProStaff, but being hired on full-time was a meeting with the category Director and telling him about my skills. I assume he also talked to my managers as a temporary employee.
Interview Question – As I had been a temporary employee, most of the questions revolved around my work as a temp and the use of internal systems. Answer Question
SSG ANALYST Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at SUPERVALU.
Interview Details – Informational interview, submit resume and cover-letter, receive request to interview, interviewed with manager and lead, open-office business casual, waited for a response, offer phone call followed up with offer letter, negotiate more PTO
Interview Question – What do you and others perceive your weakness to be? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Very little room for negotiation
Director of Merchandising Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at SUPERVALU in January 2013.
Interview Details – Typically positions are posted internally first. If the candidate pool is limited internally after a week or two, then the positions are also posted externally. Recruiters will screen candidates for relevant experience and cultural fit. Resume are shared with hiring manager. Selected candidates are then brought in for a 1 to 1 1/2 hour interview. Candidate may have more than one interview w/ different parties during the same visit. Candidate may need to come back for second interviews. Right before I left we also started adding online assessments to the process. Director level & up are required to go through a 1 1/2 day "mock" work scenario assessment hosted by an independently 3rd party before they can be made an offer. Process typically takes 6 weeks, but can vary dramatically depending on multiple factors.
Interview Question – SUPERVALU does behavioral interviewing. Plan to bring real-life work examples of how you demonstrated customer service, made critical decisions, how you handled urgent priorities, and how you showed leadership. Answer Question
Administrative Assistant II Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at SUPERVALU in January 2009.
Interview Details – online application, phone interview, in-person interview with hiring manager
Interview Question – all pretty general, basic interview questions Answer Question
Planning Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SUPERVALU in July 2009.
Interview Details – Tell me about a time you had to deal with ambiguity
Interview Question – All situational based. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not much room for negotiation
Director Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at SUPERVALU in July 2009.
Interview Details – There were three steps to the interview. First was a phone interview with the recruiter, which was pretty typical. They asked the general background and experience questions, very relaxed setting. The second was in-person with three of them and one of me. The recruiter was there and two people from HR, not really sure why the need for two HR folks. That interview ran about 2 hours, which was fine, though could be intense for some people to have 2 hours of a 3 of them/1of you. They asked standard background questions again, then got into more experience-oriented and some "what if" scenarios to understand character and analytic expertise. The last interview was with the VP of the group, who kept me waiting in the lobby for about 45 minutes. I was about to ask if they could find someone to reschedule out of concern for my own time and that the VP must be having a bad day and might be distracted during the interview. Getting into the interview, it was clear that the VP was distracted. The overview of the responsibilities was not done very well. I ended up stating in the interview that I did not think this would be a good fit.
Interview Question – How I would recommend structuring a team within the department. Difficult because I did not have much information on the goals of the team. Answer Question
Business Support Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at SUPERVALU in June 2012.
Interview Details – Having made the transition from a temporary employee to a full-time employee, the interview process was somewat laid out. Current management, will assit with resume reviews and conduct mock interviews if you request it.
If you are a new hire, the interview format will follow the SBO type of interview, first you will walk through your resume with your interviewer, then you will be asked a series of SBO questions. Many interviewers are looking for in-depth answers, not just an overview. In this instance, it is better to be more detailed than less, however, don't over load them with stories.
Interview Question – I think the most difficult question was how to phrase unpleasant working situations which had challenged me the most without bashing a former manager / employer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – In this position there wasn't any negotiation, as I knew exactly what the salary was set at prior to applying.