Tim Hortons Interview Questions

Updated Aug 27, 2015
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    Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Tim Hortons (Oakville, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioural questions and some problem-solving brainteasers.   Answer Question
  2.  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Tim Hortons.

    Interview

    3 rounded interviews with different departments. 15min each. Asked math questions and behavioral questions. Interviewers not so friendly and professional. This whole program is sketchy as they named 3 month probationary period as "development period", which is just ridiculous. Don't waste your time in this process.

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    Store Front Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Port Hope, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Tim Hortons (Port Hope, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Very basic interview. Think of every cliche interview question, and they will ask you. Answer logically and honestly, and be forthcoming, and you will likely get the job, unless they have had a large number of applicants.

    Interview Questions

    • What's an example of a conflict that you have experienced amongst your peers and how did you resolve it?   1 Answer
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    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Tim Hortons in May 2015.

    Interview

    Handed out my CV and included the name of my friend who works there, the next day she contacted me saying she had talked to the manager and that he was interested, I called him the day after to schedule the interview which took place the same day and was I offered the job on the spot. He mostly asked about my previous work experiences and some behavioral questions. He told me that he had received a lot of applications and that if I had not been referred by my friend (who works there as a supervisor), he probably would not have contacted me.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if someone complains that there have been a mistake in the order? Would you try to find out who did it / how would you adress the problem wth that employee?   Answer Question
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    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Tim Hortons in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and got a phone call a week later for a smaller Tim Hortons located in a gas station. Came in and sat at one of the tables in the front, whole interview was very short, simple questions. Was asked mainly things about customer service and what benefits I would give to the restaurant. Was called an hour after the interview and got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one thing you feel would be hard for you to deal with in this job?   Answer Question
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    Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Tim Hortons (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I met them in a career fair and then they contacted me for an interview. The whole process is a 3 round interview. First round was behavorial and analytical testing with 3 different persons, rotational. Very unreasonable analytical questions. Very bad interviewer was in charge of analytical questions. Overall not a good experience at all

    Interview Questions

    • He had a key chain on the table which no-one would notice! He slides it under a folder and then at the end asked me what did I have on the table? Market sizing, 37 by 37!!!!   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Leadership Development Program (LDP) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Tim Hortons (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    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

    Interview Questions

    • 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
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Tim Hortons in April 2015.

    Interview

    receive phone interview request the same day after submit my application, but because of some personal reasons, i missed the interview and at that time, the final selection was almost done, but later, i got connected with a super nice HR and did have interview with her, basic behaviour questions and 2 tricky questions.

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  10.  

    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Tim Hortons in April 2015.

    Interview

    Fairly standard. Asked many situational questions, what would you do if. Also past experience, how you handle difficult situations. No questions were unexpected. Also ask about availability, how long you plan on working there, your transportation.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a customer spilt their coffee and was embarrassed about it?   Answer Question
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    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Tim Hortons (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Simpe Conversation, the manager have basic converstaion with me, asking my previous job and my skill set. I think it is about 10-20 minutes. They are very nice and friendly people. Then, they said they will call me after.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you choose this job?   1 Answer

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