Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Whole Foods Market
- Cashier (72)
- Prepared Foods Team Member (47)
- Team Member (34)
- Bakery Team Member (33)
- Grocery Team Member (33)
- Front End Cashier (33)
- Team Leader (13)
- Specialty Team Member (12)
- Customer Service Team Member (12)
- Marketing Team Leader (10)
- Whole Body Team Member (10)
- Specialty/Wine Team Member (9)
- Front End Team Member (8)
- Customer Service (8)
- Produce Team Member (8)
- Seafood Team Member (8)
- Marketing Specialist (7)
- Associate Team Leader (7)
- Customer Service Supervisor (6)
- Prepared Foods Cook (6)
- Whole Body Team Leader (5)
- Marketing Supervisor (5)
- Cashier Assistant (5)
- Store Graphic Artist (5)
- Marketing (4)
- Assistant Team Leader (4)
- Administration (4)
- Specialty Team Leader (4)
- Human Resources (4)
- Customer Service Cashier (4)
I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Baton Rouge, LA) in August 2014.
They asked me the standard questions like:
"Why would you like to work for Whole Foods?"
"What's your favorite drink?"
"Have you any prior food service or retail experience?"
"How long have you worked at (previous coffee employer)?"
"Are you willing to leave your current job?"
I know I particularly wanted a second job or a place that could apply full time. They told me immediately they were looking for night shift & weekend only; 25 - 30 hours a week. They didn't speak anything about pay with me.
I know at the time I applied, about 70 others had applied. I am aware that WF is really competitive. The interview only lasted 10 minutes, which personally I felt was not a good sign. I had the interview with two people present and both seemed friendly but not genuinely fully invested in the interview. I was prepared for more complicated questions but again, the interview was not long enough to even get to important questions.
- "Are you willing to look into other positions or expand with the company?" 1 Answer
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I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Denver, CO) in September 2009.
applied for a job on the internet, had to apply several times before I got called for an interview. The interview was relatively easy and straightforward. I first met with a store leader, then was called back a few days later to meet with the team leader of the team i'd be working on. He said it was between myself and one other person but that he picked me because I was funny, outgoing, and friendly. They are really big on personable people, so even if you aren't normally witty, and outgoing, it's best to try to be for your interview, it could mean the difference between you and someone else.
- They didn't really ask any difficult questions at my interview. They asked if I liked cooking, why I wanted to work for Whole Foods, if I shopped there prior to applying. They asked a lot of questions about my previous jobs, I assume since the experience was specifically relevant to the job I was applying for there. They asked why I left my previous jobs, what my duties were, etc. Answer Question
there was no negotiation for me. They told me their starting pay, and since I was not applying for a higher-up position I didn't bother to try for something better; the pay was also much better than what you can normally expect for a Barista.
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I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Whole Foods Market in April 2011.
I submitted application online. I followed up by going into the store to inquire more. Then I got a call from a manager and was asked if I had time to do a mini phone interview. It was average. Some questions that were basically going over and confirming the info I already gave them, with some real interview questions thrown in. I was already prepared from studying their website, which helped me in answering the questions. Then we scheduled an in store interview. It seemed to go well. Above average difficulty considering, it was pretty thorough with a mix of all different kinds of the standard interview questions. As long as you did some homework, are familiar with the company you'll be fine. Definitely they threw in questions that are kind of tricky, that are no win interview questions and you have to find a way to answer honestly without looking like a cheeseball. I enjoyed the interview and felt comfortable with the person interviewing me.