Whole Foods Market Grocery Team Member Interview Questions

Updated Jun 2, 2015
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Grocery Team Member Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Whole Foods Market (Boulder, CO) in April 2015.

Interview

I initially applied through indeed and was actually sent an email saying they were pursuing other candidates. About a week after I received the email one of the grocery managers called me and scheduled an interview for the next day. She was very nice gave me insight on what to expect and the hours I would be working, along with a tour of the store. The grocery manager then passed me on to one of the store managers and asked me about me about my experience with retail and what I would come to expect working at the store. He then called the grocery manager back over and she then offered me the position.

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    Grocery Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview

    I applied online and got called within 3 days later. They asked me a couple questions on the phone as to why I wanted to work there and what my availability is. Then got schedule for an in store interview. Very friendly and laid back interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Able to negotiate your schedule and position

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    Grocery Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Whole Foods Market (Atlanta, GA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and didn't hear back. I called and didn't hear back.
    I went into the store and was interviewed for thirty minutes. I got called a day later and was offered the position.
    I would say that some departments may look online, but they are more interested in personalities. If you are outgoing and know about the company, go in person and talk to them. Figure out who the cool team leaders are and go for that department. A good team leader can make the biggest difference.
    They want outgoing friendly people!

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    Grocery Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Whole Foods Market (Chicago, IL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    A new store was being opened so they were mass hiring people. I applied online and received an email back a couple days later with some pre-interview screening questions that I had to respond and reply back to. A few days later I received a second email with a date, time, and location confirmation of my interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What was my previous work experience?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when your manager or supervisor asked you to improve on something you were doing.   Answer Question
    • When was a time that you had to take a risk in life and did you succeed? If not, why did you fail?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Be enthusiastic and outgoing, they like meeting people with positive energy.

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    Grocery Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Whole Foods Market in October 2014.

    Interview

    The hiring and interview process is very laid back. Basic questions- What do you know about whole foods? Why do you want to work here? What did you do at your previous jobs? What does organic mean to you? Etc. Be sure to study the company just in case they ask you about it.

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    Grocery Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview

    I sent in my application and got a call back in about 10 days.
    The team leader asked me to come in for an interview on Monday (three days away) after she asked me a few simple questions over the phone.
    When I arrived on Monday morning I went to the customer service desk and told them I was there for an interview, they told me to go ahead and sit at 'The Porch' and she would see me shortly. About 10 minutes after that she arrived and we started the interview with a casual convo , questions like 'How's your day going?', 'Its hot out there today isn't it?", etc. She then told me how she has received numerous applications regarding this position and got to the point that she would only look at applications that were COMPLETLEY filled out and she thanked me for doing so. She then started just confirming things I had stated on my application questions like my name, have I worked for Whole foods before, where do I work now, simple questions like that. The rest of the interview questions were fairly easy, I was asked questions like 'What's your biggest strength?", "Weakness?", "What makes you want to work for whole foods?", "Why are you considering leaving your current job?", "Have you ever received any promotions at your past jobs?", "What was a time where you really made a customers day?" To which I answered as honestly and professionally as possible. She seemed rather happy with my answers so she called one of the Assistant Store Leaders to come interview me as well.
     (Before she left she told me she had a few more interviews that day and tomorrow and that I would hear from her around Wednesday or Thursday. )
    When the Assistant Store Leader came he was very laid back , friendly and asked the same questions but in a slightly different way, for instance , rather than saying 'Why do you want to work for Whole Foods Market?' he said 'So....Why a grocery store ? What makes you want to work for a grocery store of all places?' To me, it kinda seemed like a way of tripping me up and getting me to say something like "Ehh, it seems cool ya know? moneys good" but rather than saying that I said "Well...I like to think of this place as more than 'just a grocery store', this place has such an upbeat feel about it. I love the way the employees all get along, how each and every customer is served above and beyond their expectations , thats what I love to do in any job I have." he seemed very happy with my answer and with that he just wanted to know if I had any questions for him. I asked him what was his story in moving up with whole foods,if he really enjoyed it, things like that. That part of the interview was very short, lasted maybe 10 minutes. He told me to have a good day and id hear from my team leader soon. The whole interview lasted about 30-45 minutes.
    3 days later, I got a call from the team leader offering me the position, she sent out my backround check, Monday morning I got a call asking me to come in for my first day of training, and Ive been working there ever since.. :)

    Negotiation

    They start all Team Members out at $10

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    Grocery Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Attended a hiring fair, was pleased with the Team Leaders, thought their questions were fair and intuitive. Both seemed well versed in the nature of the job, and had a grasp of the position in general and we comfortable talking about various aspects of the job beyond just that of the interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Grocery Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview

    Received a phone call where I answered a few questions then i was given an interview date. talked to my soon to be team leader most of the time except for about a fifteen minute talk with store assistant. I felt good answering all the questions and everyone was really nice.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most risky thing you have done at another job?   Answer Question
    • Think of a time you had to do something you didn't know how to do, and how did you handle it.   Answer Question
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    Grocery Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview

    Applied online for 3 positions. Got called two days later from the Payroll specialist and she invited me to the group interview that was scheduled a couple of days later. Came in for a group interview. Then the next day received a call saying i got the job!!

    Negotiation

    none needed starting pay was way more than i thought

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    Grocery Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    It was a group interview. We were all asked questions and each of us had to answer. Very easy.

    Interview Questions

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