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Sam's Club Cafe Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 2, 2014
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Cafe Associate Interview

Cafe Associate

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Sam's Club.

Interview Details – I applied online and I got a call to come in 2 days later. My first interview Was fairly easy, only about 5 questions that referred to my past work experience. My second interview was the same day about an hour later with the manager. The second interview was a bit harder for me only cause he spoke pretty fast. It made me a bit more nervous. He asked me questions referring to what I learned from my previous interview and what I know about working in the food industry. He had also asked me questions referring to my past work experience. He told me to come in the next day for my backround check and and drug test. For the background check, I spoke to the general manager for quite a bit, he asked me a few questions. Then he had me sign stuff and I left to go get the drug test.

Interview Questions

  • Describe a time when have to finish something important in a short amount of time, how did you come about finishing it?   Answer Question
  • What's your definition of reliable?   Answer Question
  • If you were trying to sell me something, what would you say and how would you do it?   Answer Question


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Cafe Associate
Phoenix, AZ

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sam's Club in August 2010.

Interview Details – Got a phone call to set 1 on 1 interview. After an interview with a supervisor, management interviews you. HR. associate calls you to set up drug screening and background checks. Fast process. After passing screening and check, HR notifies you of Orientation

Interview Question – Average questions like do you recall when you helped someone out that didn't require you to do so. Questions are customer service oriented. Most time consuming for me to answer was if I would have done something differently, ie on a project or when I assisted someone.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Hourly wage was calculated by computer algorithm depending on work experience.


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Cafe Associate Interview

Cafe Associate
Richmond, VA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sam's Club in June 2014.

Interview Details – I received a Phone call the day before, from the supervisor of the cafe department and she ask me can i come in for an interview the next day. When I got to the Sam's Club she asked me when will I be turning 18 and I told her I just turned 17 and she said sorry I thought you was turning 18 soon.

Interview Question – There were no questions just a waste of an outfit.   Answer Question


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Cafe Associate Interview

Cafe Associate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sam's Club in August 2012.

Interview Details – Applied and got a call the next day and had the interview the same week. Did two interviews back to back really easy and basic questions?

Interview Question – What is the most difficult thing you have ever had to do at a job and how did accomplish it punctually?   Answer Question


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Cafe Associate
Marietta, GA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Sam's Club in November 2013.

Interview Details – The hiring process is Four step. 1: an interview with a Team lead of the department you have applied for 2: an interview with the manager over the department and HR. 3: The offer 4: is the drug screen after you accept the job offer

Interview Question – Who would you handle a upset member and is this something you have had to do before and give examples   Answer Question


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Cafe Associate Interview

Cafe Associate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sam's Club.

Interview Details – there are two interviews when i went through the hiring process, they want to see confidence in yourself and then mention some of sams club founder famous quotes is good too, and second interview just be confident and be yourself and answer the questions what the company expects to be answer

Interview Question – Where you last work at?
why do you want work with us?
why should we hire you ?
how much you want to get paid?
  Answer Question

Negotiation Details – they ask what a good rate for me and i answer and the manager met me half way, but you must be confident in why you want get such amount and has to be reasonable to what the job is


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Cafe Associate Interview

Cafe Associate
Worcester, MA

I applied online - interviewed at Sam's Club in September 2013.

Interview Details – The interview process was painless. I filled an application out online and called back a few days later to see if they had received it, and the personnel manager called me in for an interview, which lasted about 10 minutes while they asked me a few questions pertaining to my life skills. After I called a few days later, I was told my hours did not suit their needs. However, a couple weeks later I received a call asking if I was interesting in applying for a different position that suited my hours, and I agreed. I went to one more interview similar to the first and then a third and final interview in which we discussed drug testing, background checks, and my pay.

Interview Question – "Name one time you had to make a difficult decision. How did you approach the situation and what conclusion did you come up with?"   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was really no negotiation. The pay is a set pay scale, so I was not able to negotiate that, and the hours were as-needed.


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Cafe Associate Interview

Cafe Associate
Fairbanks, AK

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Sam's Club in February 2009.

Interview Details – 3 interviews pretty easy and u got to take a test right after your application drug test also

Interview Question – what would u do in certain situations. questions in the interview be prepared they ask for a lot of examples of great, and promblem solving questions   Answer Question


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Cafe Associate Interview

Cafe Associate
Cape Girardeau, MO

I applied through other source and interviewed at Sam's Club.

Interview Details – I was transferring from overnight stocker so I did not go through a hiring process for cafe assoc. the interviewing went relatively smoothly. I was not sure they were going to hire me for it until about a week or so after getting interviewed for it. Even though they needed help in the cafe.

Interview Question – What is a situation that you have been in that you had to overcome being upset at the work place?   Answer Question


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Cafe Associate
Roanoke, VA

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Sam's Club in March 2011.

Interview Details – They made you talk to about 4 mangers,some made sence some didnt,they just tryed to be big shots.
They asked questions that didnt make sence,but trued to act like you were stupid for not understanding when you ask what they meant.

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