Save-A-Lot Food Stores Interview Questions

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014
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  1.  

    Assistant Manager (Accelerated Retail Leadership Program) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    interview process was long started with essay type questions email, then a phone interview. After that you visit a store and have a informal interview with a store manager they are evaluating you. The final step is to be interviewed by a panel of district managers in my case there were 3. Finally you are sent an offer

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation offered more then expected
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Shift Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lexington, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was an easy process.I was so excited when I got this job. It is a good place to work if you are going to school. The hours are flexible.

    Interview Questions
    • A drug screening was set up for me, but the store manager failed to tell me, so I had to reschedule to drug screening. I almost did not get the job because I missed the appointment. That was not my fault because I was never told when the appointment was.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sale Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application online for the new store opening up on 6801 frankford ave phila pa sometime in May or June of 2013, by July 2013 I had received a phone call for a interview. Interview lasted 45mins &was only for 1day. Had to do drug testing same day at interview at different location. If you passed drug test they call. I passed they called a few weeks after initial interview and they pay for training

    Interview Questions
    • Why should I hire you ?   View Answer
    • How would you handle dealing with a rude/angry customer?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotation. they bascially let the employees know the 1st work day that the pay rate is 7.75 for sale associates at save a lot
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Shift Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Orleans, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    This was an internal promotion, so the interview was informal. I interviewed with the District manager. Just an overview of job requirements. I was told that I would perform my normal front-end duties, unless I was the only manger, then I would perform all of the management functions. This was misleading because all of the stores that I have helped out at have the Shift Lead do management functions at all times.

    Interview Questions
    • None- I was asked about my availability, and about a time that I went above and beyond for customer service. I was also asked about how I have helped an unhappy customer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None- you get the same pay as you already have, but two more dollars when you are the only manager on duty.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  York, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in York, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    was good but when they switch manager that is not good and the interview was good cause of the first manager was a very good person and the trainee was good with me when training

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Lots of back and forth. Process took 6 weeks. Began with a call from a recruiter in Florida. She asks standard questions. If you have another job pending DO NOT mention it. Next take online assessment. And interview with DM if you do well. Then one more interview with regional mgr. Then HR will call to verify work history and etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard questions about talent development and mgr duties. If you have mgr experience you should do fine. They are relaxed during interview but don't let that fool you.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and got a phone call from an HR representative 4 days later. He pretty much went over my work history and the culture of save-a-lot. From there he scheduled a store tour a few days later at the training store in my area. He asked some general work related questions, and then took me on a tour of the store. A week later I was scheduled a face to face panel interview with 2 district managers. They asked work history questions, and why I wanted to leave my current employer, and were telling me they are looking for strong people for the perishable departments. I was then told I would recieve a phone call letting me know if I got the position.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you fix on hand issues not knowing are systems?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They were very negotianable, I asked for a lower amount than I was making, and they exceeded what I was currently making.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First there was a phone interview, secondly there is a interview with the regional manager and he interview you about your past experiences and get a feel for you, he sends you out for a drug test and they do a background check on you. if you are hire-able you go a training store.

    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Cashier/Stocker/Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Spencer, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spencer, IN
    Application Details

    interviewed at Save-A-Lot Food Stores in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    This was my first job in high school. The interview process was quick and efficient.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was a very easy going interview. I didn't feel stressed or pressured. That manager is now gone on to other things, so I'm not sure of the current interview process. But I felt comfortable in mine and I really liked the management staff at the time.

    Interview Questions
    • What is you're biggest goal/accomplishment and how will/did you meet it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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