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Helpful (1)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Tim Hortons (Oakville, ON (Canada)) in February 2015.
Make no mistake, this is not a Tim Hortons interview. In fact, I would be hard pressed to even call it a Burger King interview. Bottom line is, if you are expecting these interviews to be inspired by decades of Canadian coffee cultured, you have come to the wrong place. Welcome to zero-based-budgeting. After a simple phone interview round, there is a rotational round where candidates have three separate 1:1's with three separate senior managers. It really depends on who you get (from what I understand, it would depend on who is available during that day), but the people I spoke with were highly amicable and easy to converse with. Expect typical interview questions here, no surprises (maybe a brain teaser!). Next, there is a business simulation round where you are put in a group of 4-5 and given a business to manage over 5 years. The levers are quite limited, but retrospectively viewing the simulation, it makes a lot of sense coming from a company like 3G. Yes, the simulation is ran by a 3G executive. Who is from 3G you may ask? Don't worry, you'll know! By not being a shut-in and speaking your mind during the group activities, you should be fine. The game itself was not overly complicated, I enjoyed it greatly overall. Finally, the last round is a very intense panel interview with multiple interviewers and multiple interviewees all in the same room. This was by far the most memorable part of my interviewing process. It was extremely unique, unpredictable, and not like any other interview I have had before (I have interviewed at several different companies in a variety different industries). I would prefer not to spoil too much here (as I enjoyed the unexpectedness) but ask anyone who has completed this round-the last two questions will throw even the most seasoned interviewer off. Overall, I had a lot of fun with the interview process and enjoyed meeting (nearly) everyone along the way. My reasons for not wanting to join the company extend far beyond my dislike of coffee and rests primarily in corporate strategy and short-term goals. I could write much more about what I believe...but it would be best to see for yourself. Good luck.
- Q: What is the average number of people lined up at a single Tim Hortons store right now? Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Tim Hortons (Windsor, ON (Canada)) in September 2010.
The phone interview was short and sweet, basically asking what locations I could work and about my work history. I was told to come in for an interview at an office (not a restaurant). The 1:1 interview was difficult for me at the time because I didn't know that interviewers asked questions about situations you've encountered at your previous workplace. It had been almost a year since I had a job, so I had no memory of anything. At the end of the interview, the HR manager told me that they hired a lot of people already and they would probably hire me if something didn't work out with them. I'm not sure if that was just a nice way of saying "don't count on getting a phone call", but it was certainly an overall waste of effort, time, and money for transportation.
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Tim Hortons (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in April 2015.
Phone interview followed by in-person interviews with 3 people; two from HR and one senior director. Need to be very specific with examples to do well. Show how you took initiative and led people in the past. Cultural fit: humble, hardworking and hungry Interpersonal skills: communication, influence, teamwork and continuous learning Problem solving abilities: analytical, conceptual and quantitative
- Why are you interested in this particular rotational program as opposed to those offered by other companies? Tell me about a time you made a mistake at work. Tell me about a time you anticipated a problem and came up with a solution for it. What is the angle between the minute and hour hand of a clock at 5:15? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Tim Hortons (Oakville, ON (Canada)).
I applied online on their website. A few weeks later, I got invited to attend an interview. There were three 15-min interviews with three different interviewers. I felt a bit rushed and didn't feel I had the opportunity to fully express myself. The interviewers were nice and honest which was good.
- Behavioural questions and some problem-solving brainteasers. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Tim Hortons (Oakville, ON (Canada)) in April 2015.
First was a phone interview with general and behavioural interview questions. After that I was invited to interview at head office where I participated in a rotational with 3 different interviewers. Each interviewer had a different focus: cultural fit, interpersonal skills or problem solving and asked various questions to assess each area.
- How many cups of coffee does Tim Hortons sell in an hour, What do you know about the company Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Tim Hortons (Cambridge, ON (Canada)).
When I first arrived at the Tim Hortons it was busy. Which I have no clue why she would want me to come in for an interview at 10 am. I had to wait about 8 mins for the manager to come see me. And she was rude to me never smiled nothing like that.
- Why did you apply at McDonald's? What was the last restaurant you went to and how was the service? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Tim Hortons (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in February 2014.
Interviewed with the owner one on one discussing various topics such as philosophies on management and my experiences and what I would be looking for moving forward in the job.
- My philosophies on management and my experiences 1 Answer
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Tim Hortons (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in August 2015.
They basely ask me about my past experienced and how to deal with the relationship with co-worker, and how I going to handle when I see my co-worker stealing something in company.
- why did you apply this position? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Tim Hortons (Cowansville, QC (Canada)) in February 2015.
Brought in my c.v and filled out an application. They called me and asked if they could have an interview with me. We talked about all the opportunity's and the positions they had and the different shifts they were offering. And what qualities I had to help. We also discussed my disability and how we could work around it to help me but also make it easy for the other employees
- What is my availability and what positions was I looking for. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Tim Hortons (Buffalo, NY) in January 2015.
It was on an average interview. Lasted way too long for just a fast food restaurant position. It was a 1:1 interview and I sat down with the manager at first, then the assistant manager.
- What would you do if a customer complained that their beverage wasn't made correctly? 1 Answer
I was not able to negotiate anything related to the company and my concerns at all.
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