Total Wine & More Wine Team Member Interview Questions

Updated Mar 13, 2015
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Wine Team Member Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Total Wine & More in March 2014.

Interview

Initial walk-in interview facilitated by Wine Supervisor. Consisted of boilerplate hiring questions. Follow up with Wine Manager, where two basic wine knowledge exams were given. These weren't counted for/against your chances, and we're merely used to gauge your level of knowledge pre-hire. Finally, and interview with the Store Manager was used to set scheduling and the expectations of the position.

Interview Questions

  • Are you able to lift 50 pounds while walking up and down ladders?   Answer Question

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    Wine Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Total Wine & More (Phoenix, AZ).

    Interview

    Online application submitted but no response from the company. Attended a later walk-in process held at a metro area hotel where paperwork was completed, followed by a brief interview. The young man interviewing me was sloppily dressed and came across as disinterested. Again, no response from TW&M. Six weeks later at a newly opened store another hiring session was held. The place was packed. Company staffing, all apparently from out of state locations, were more attentive and impressive. Interviewed by an animated, genuinely epithetic male. Called in a few days later for a brief second interview and was offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • order by stages of sweetness: spatlese, kabinett, auslese, beerenauslese.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The manager conducting the interview asked about my earlier written expected hourly wage of $10.25. I confirmed the accuracy of that expectation. Looking back, I should have suggested a higher wage, watched for his reaction, and tried to work out a middle ground.

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    Wine Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Pete Beach, Pinellas, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Total Wine & More (Saint Pete Beach, Pinellas, FL) in August 2010.

    Interview

    I applied in store filling out application and attaching resume. I left it with a twitchy highly strung manager who was constantly looking around the customer service area for problems. I had to follow up with phone calls and instore appearances for an interview. All this for a part-time position. Met with Wine Manager for face to face. He proceeded to read a series of questions from a list. How creative, his toughest question was what is your favorite wine? His presentation and appearance was anything less than professional. His shirt looked like he slept in it, and the shoulders were very dirty and stained.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your favorite chardonnay and how would you describe it. Wow how innovative the #2 most sold wine in the world.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Wrote thank-you letters to Store Manager and Wine Manager, no response. I dropped in to the store and the Store Manager said oh yea, we want to make you an offer but are waiting on District Manager approval. An hourly employee has to be approved by a DM? Talk about micro-management. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Manager lied when telling me the hourly rate. Actual was $1.00 lower. Not much in real terms but based on how often and how much raises are given VERY IMPORTANT. This was the first of a series of lies from managements' mouths.

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    Wine Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Total Wine & More (McLean, VA) in August 2010.

    Interview

    I applied online and scheduled interview with store manager by phone. On my arrival and having checked in, there was remodeling construction taking place and I was sent to a nearby Caribou Coffee store for the initial HR interview - there was no privacy since we could be overheard by anyone sitting nearby. A subsequent wine test and interview with another HR representative and the manager took place at the store, in a room out of the way of construction (the store was also open for business). After talking to the second HR rep and manager I was given a multiple choice "honesty" test. I was handed a business card only from the manager, but it was without email address which didn't allow me to send a personal note of thanks. All in all, a shoddy way to treat a prospective employee.

    Interview Questions

    • The wine test was a little harder than I thought it would be.   1 Answer
    • Will you consider less than $15/hour?   1 Answer
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