Whole Foods Market Seafood Team Member Interview Questions

Updated Apr 30, 2015
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Seafood Team Member Interview

Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, LA
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Lafayette, LA) in August 2014.

Interview

Job Fair in which they split the crowd into groups for one on one mini-interviews in which we were asked our goals, experiences, and which department we were interested in joining. After initial one on one meeting they gave golden tickets to individuals selected for an additional interview with the various department team leaders and then the decisions were made on whether or not you were hired.

Interview Questions

  • Why I decided on the Seafood Department when I have no experience in that area despite having worked in retail foods before.   Answer Question

Negotiation

No negotiation, they stated the pay $10.00 an hour, which is the lowest of any reported Whole Foods Seafood Team Member in the USA

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    Seafood Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market in July 2014.

    Interview

    Telephone interview, Team Leader interview, and store manager interview. When interviewed I was asked my past experience in the seafood industry and how I would be able to help in the promotion of the Whole Foods culture. Being interviewed in the team leader in Colorado I really could have said anything even though I had a strong history and a great mentor in the meat and seafood industry. He in my opinion seemed to be on something, and everything I said he nodded and talked in broken sentences.

    Interview Questions

    • asked what kind of fuel I used in my vehicle   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Made 2 dollars less than my last seafood job. Management was not open to negotiation

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    Seafood Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Tampa, FL) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Application done online. You usually get a rejection email within a couple weeks for each position you apply for if they don't want you. I think this is a nice touch so you are not left wondering like with a lot of companies where they just never call you back. I got a call to schedule an interview within the next couple of days. Interview was pretty relaxed, one on one with the department head. If you do well there, they schedule the next interview with a store manager. Make sure to go on their website and read about their Mission and Values, and about whichever department you are trying to work in. If you pass the second interview, you get a call and a couple of emails to start the background investigation process. That can take a couple of weeks, and then you can start talking about your start date

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They asked what kind of compensation I was looking for. I said at least $10/hr because I had done my homework on glassdoor. They just said ok and moved on to the next question. I guess I could have tried asking for $11/hr, but I thought it might be pushing it since I didn't have any experience working in a grocery store.

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    Seafood Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Metairie, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Metairie, LA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I was very determined to work for whole foods, where I was in a bad spot with my current working job, and after I had done my research and realized what a great company wfs' was to work for. I applied, applied, and I applied some more. I took the time to go into the store to introduce myself to every manager in the departments I ahd applied in. My first application was for a management position in the seafood department, although I had no management experience. I introduced myself to the manager he asked me a few questions, asked me to wait so he could look up my application, said he would look over it and give me a call, I re-checked my application online, and it stated the status of my application was "pursuing other candidates, but encouraged to apply for other jobs," So, I did, and I recieved an interview on a saturday in the grocery department, after my 30 minute interview of basic questions, "schedule restrictions, what does organic mean to you, etc" The interview was concluded with, "I have a lot of people to interview, if you do not hear from me in a week, feel free to give me a call to check the status, I am very busy and can sometimes forget." I did some shopping afterwards and took the time to touch base with more managers in departments I had applied, I also went to touch base with the Seafood Manager to thank him for his words of encouragement, even though he had not chosen to hire me. He wished me luck and told me to let him know how it goes, The following Thursday (the day before I had planned to call the grocery manager to check about the job) I recieved a call from the seafood manager, asking if I had heard back from anyone, and that if not, he had a position that just opened up and he would really like to have me in his department if someone else had not snatched me up yet. I was THRILLED! I went in for an "interview" with him, he showed me around the department, gave me the "low-down" of what a day of work there would be like, and asked me if I had any issues with the bare-neccesities I would need to work there. He offered me the position, full-time, and that was just last week, I am currently awaiting my backround screening to clear and schedule my "day 1" training class. I cannot wait to start my career with whole foods, and leave behind my junk of a job I have now, PERSISTENCE REALLY DOES PAY OFF!

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negoatiation, I was more than thrilled with the offer with it being almost 3$ more than what I am currently making..

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    Seafood Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Torrance, CA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    I met with the head of the seafood department. He was friendly and had a list of questions in front of him to ask me. It was a basic interview that lasted maybe ten minutes, mostly consisting of him asking about my prior work experience, availability, and transportation situation. He asked why I wanted to work there and if I could handle cleaning up gross seafood messes. Our interview went very well but he called later to say he chose someone who already had seafood experience, something he was really wanting.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at Whole Foods?   Answer Question
    • Can you recall a difficult situation you had with a customer, and how you handled it?   Answer Question
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    Seafood Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Pittsburgh, PA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Asked me typical food service question and about knife skills. Then about a bunch of hippy stuff about the community and being involved in it. Asked me what products I liked from whole foods? Also quizzed me some on species of fish

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None existent

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    Seafood Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cranston, RI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Cranston, RI) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Very informal, interviewed in the eating section of the store by the department supervisor. I wouuld suggest if you are applying for an entry level position that you may want to leave out advanced degrees (e.g. master's or phD) as I felt like my master's degree was not an advantage when applying for this position. Even if you don't think you need it be sure to bring a couple of printed copies of your resume. Be passionate about how your values align with the Whole Foods culture and emphasize your experience with customer service. Be prepared to answer a question about how you would handle a dissatisfied customer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Whole Foods?   1 Answer
    • You have an advanced degree why do you want to work at Whole Foods.   1 Answer
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    Seafood Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Internal application from one department to another. The interview was quick and simple. Just making sure that the core values of the company are known.

    Interview Questions

    • How well is your knowledge of the products?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I attempted to get my 3 year raise but the paperwork from the previous raise last year was lost so I'm still waiting.

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    Seafood Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Boston, MA) in September 2008.

    Interview

    Very straight forward interview process. I was only asked a few questions about my previous experience and then we went right into salary negotiations.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no questions that I considered unexpected. Just be sure to elaborate on your customer service and hospitality experiences.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Very brief negotiation phase. They start everyone at a minimum of $10/hr., but I requested $12 given my previous experience. They gave it to me without any hesitation...I should have asked for $14!

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