I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Whole Foods Market in December 2013.
Interview Details – 2 step process @ a job fair. First an initial interview with a general person then an interview with the department head. Not stressful at all, very easy going atmosphere.
Interview Question – What is your response to immediate attention required requests? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I took the 10$, mainly because I need a steady job with as few bumps in the road as possible.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Whole Foods Market.
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I received a phone call for an interview about 2 weeks after applying.
I went in 15 minutes before the scheduled time and waited until the correct time (it's great to be early but I think in a busy store the management had tasks to finish before interviewing me so I patiently waited). This initial interview felt relaxed and basic. The interviewer then said that he'd like to set me up for a second interview but the correct supervisor wasn't in at the moment.
I went home and got a call to come BACK in if I could because a slot opened up with the correct person. I went back 15 minutes early again and waited the 15 minutes. This interview was a lot tougher with more intricate questions and a more intimidating interviewer. At the end he informed me that it was a 3 interview process and I'd have to come back in for the 3rd. This wasn't a big deal at all but I was just eager to get the ball rolling so it was hard to wait. The 3rd interview finally arrived and it was not even 5 minutes long. I was told I would be offered the position and went on to do a bunch of paperwork. Strenuous experience but it's good that they take hiring seriously.
Interview Question –
"Describe a recent meal you had in as much detail as possible"
and "How do you make a peanut butter sandwich?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – All part-time team members start out at $10.
Interviewed at Whole Foods Market
Interview Details – Arrived at a hotel conference room and for two hours we had performances skits. There were three skits, and each group of people are randomly selected. You find yourself with complete strangers conjuring up interactive routines based on company policies on a numbered list. You have to perform and jump through hoops, and look good to managers with clipboards.
Interview Question – No questions or interview - we just performed skits. They are looking for animated type a's that stand out in groups. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – A phone call asking if I wanted the job, and then lots of emails regarding backround checks, etc.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Whole Foods Market.
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I recently sat through a group interview for a part-time team member position at a new store coming to our area. Overall it was a very positive experience, one which I can honestly say I have never had on a job interview. I was one of about 25 people in a room and after introducing ourselves, our favorite food and why we wanted to work for the company we broke into small groups and were asked to do presentations based on topics chosen by the moderator. During our presentations and during the whole 2 hour process we were observed by four Team Leaders from the company and I am assuming being evaluated based on set criteria. Coming from an educational background this experience is akin to what I have seen at teacher conferences that is used to interact with each other. It is a good way to learn who is a standout, who has leadership qualities or who might be more of a follower.
Unfortunately, they indicated that they would let us know if we would be ask to come back for a one-on-one interview or move to the next step within the next forty-eight hours, it has been more than 7 days for me so I am not optimistic. Having interviewed for a variety of jobs over the last three years, the custom of letting people know one way or the other seems to be dead. It has become rarer and rarer for companies to send thank you letters even to say, “Sorry we went a different direction with our hire”.
I suspect they are looking for young, easy to train recruits who have no predisposition to a certain way of work. Despite having 11 years of retail grocery experience at a competitor, I suspect I am not what they are looking for, although I remain optimistic that they are just behind schedule with their notification and I will still get a call back. Overall, a positive experience and a pretty good strategy on their part of how to work through a large number of applicants and narrow down the field.
Interview Question – The whole format was unexpected, the term "group interview" general means one of you and several of them. This was just the opposite. But nothing about it was difficult if you are a people person. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Whole Foods Market in July 2013.
Interview Details – Saw ad on Craigslist for a Whole Foods job fair for the Oakland store. Applied online and submitted resume and cover letter. They called the next morning with a series of interview questions and asked if I was interested in any other positions. Told me what I would be paid if I was hired and then said that the hiring person would call to schedule a face to face interview. Never got the call but received a email saying that they had went with someone else.
Interview Question – What do you like about Whole Foods? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Whole Foods Market in July 2013.
Interview Details – Applied on-line, got a 5-minute phone interview that seem to go well, got an interview that seem to go well as well. They called at the end of the same day as interview and was told I didn't get the job because I did not really have any grocery retail experience.
Interview Question – Give an example of a time when you overcame a disagreement you had with a former boss. View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Whole Foods Market in June 2013.
Interview Details – I was moving from out of town, so a majority of communication was initially over the phone. Upon arranging a meeting, I drove into town for the day to take 3 interviews at separate companies. Being my last interview of the day, I was pleasantly surprised at the informality of the interview. Friendly tones and honest discussion/questions.
Interview Question – I don't recall any particularly difficult questions. The interview was more of a conversation than a formal interview. Overall enjoyable experience with no speed bumps. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Whole Foods Market in March 2013.
Interview Details – Finally got an interview for the 2nd round of openings of a brand new store. Interview was brief and asked basic questions such as Why do you want to work for Whole Foods? Got hired on the spot and was working 4 days later after the 3-day orientation.
Interview Question – If somebody drove from out of state to purchase a specific product and it is out of stock, what would you do? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Whole Foods Market in February 2013.
Interview Details – Received a phone call and participated in an informal informational interview with the grocery team supervisor. Phone call went great! Received a follow up phone call for interview several days later, went in for the interview and that went great as well. No information for days, then got a generic "we have chosen to pursue other applicants" email for HR. It really disturbed me because the rest of the process was so personal. Noticed the job was listed back on the website the next day, so I called the supervisor and he said they re-listed the job due to inadequate job pool to pick from. This was disappointing, but he recommended that I reapply. I re-submitted my resume, but never heard a word back.
Interview Question – What would be my favorite meal to cook and why. This was difficult because I love cooking all sorts of cuisines and dishes and it was tough to narrow it down. Answer Question
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