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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Mobile, AL Apr 2011 – Reviewed Nov 28, 2011
Interview Details – After applying online, I got a call from the store manager setting up an interview for a day later. The interview was laid back with very cookie cutter questions. Most dealt with specific times in your life that you dealt with certain situations. After maybe 20 minutes of questions, the rest of the interview was filling out tax papers and setting up a work schedule. I went and took a drug test at a local lab right after the intital interview and my back ground check took around 4 days to come in.
Negotiation Details – None.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Ocala, FL Oct 2011 – Reviewed Oct 11, 2011
Interview Details – I had an 1:1 interview with a hiring manager. First asked me to tell them a little bit about myself. Then went on to explain the positin for which I was applying for and the rate of pay. Then gave me several different scenarios on how I would deal with customers.
Interview Question – Tell me a time where you had to deal with a upset customer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I felt there was no need for negotiation. The rate of pay seemed good, and a bit more then what I'm used to in a retail/grocery store.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Jacksonville, FL Mar 2010 – Reviewed May 23, 2011
Interview Details – The HR department at Winn-Dixie is especially helpful. They're organized, responsive, and descriptive in their communication. I'd advise anyone taking an interview to do some research on the company and be ready to say what value you'll add to the company.
Negotiation Details – No, I was not given the opportunity to negotiate.
No Offer – Interviewed in Jacksonville, FL Aug 2010 – Reviewed Sep 7, 2010
Interview Details –
The company is still rebounding and rebuilding from bankruptcy, so money is tight. They are in competition with WalMart and Publix, and have a lot of work to do!
Also, it seems the company believes in having many people involved in a single hiring decision. I met with 8 people total during the process and had two in-person interviews. That is, after passing a phone screen with a recruiter and then one with the hiring manager. This was for a middle management position.
My 1st meeting involved a series of six 1-hour interviews with a mix of dept staff, HR mgmt, the hiring mgr and key internal customers. My 2nd meeting was 4 hours long, and including repeat meetings with 3 people plus meeting a Group VP. Some interviewers took a more formal approach with behavior-based questions, but others seemed like they had chosen/composed their own questions.
It seems like the director-level staff and above work very long hours. There are people in the company who have been there for many years, and they often think very differently about the business than the newer staff who've joined the company during or after the bankruptcy. The new people seemed very sharp and many joined from high-profile companies around the U.S.
Pluses of working there: Everyone dresses business casual and the company offers employees a 5% store discount on groceries. The headquarters office has an onsite pharmacy and a decent cafeteria.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Holiday, FL Jan 2008 – Reviewed Aug 11, 2010
Interview Details – Just a simple one on one interview basic questions.
Interview Question – How you offer good customer service? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Better opportunity with Publix
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Titusville, FL Apr 2008 – Reviewed Jul 20, 2010
Interview Details – Very laid back. Got the job as a cashier, then got promoted to customer service lead part time, then full time.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Tallahassee, FL Jul 2007 – Reviewed Sep 30, 2009
Interview Details – I applied through the in-store kiosk and was reffered to the manager through a friend. The manager introduced himself to me that day and called me in for an interview a couple of days later. Basic questions were asked about your skills, and where you would be a good fit as far as your placement in the store.
Interview Question – No difficult questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – THey basically pay minimum wage to start. Raise is given after three months, and every 6 months thereafter.
No Offer – Interviewed in May 2009 – Reviewed Jul 9, 2009
Interview Details – This might have to have been the most unprofessional interviewing and relations I've had with a co. Winn Dixie contacted me by obataining my resume. I was interviewed at a store location for a center manager position. The manager of the store did the interview. He lead me to believe I was hired for the position after asking the standard get to know your management style and response type questions. He walked me even through the store showing me my sections of the store. He concluded the interview with let me get in touch with hr and see about salary and the next step to completing the hiring process. I never heard back. Later I found out from a associate at winndixie a store manager stepped down and the dm put him in that store. Never the less the store manager should have contacted me to inform. I contacted him later to be told the position was filled. In the meantime hr from a different state called and interviewed, after interviewing it was agreed upon that I could not move to that state but winn dixie was interested in hiring me. The hr rep was to contact the office in my local city to inform the interest, I was never contacted in by this city. I was told to recontact the out of state rep to inform in 2 weeks if not contacted. Also I recontacted the store mgr from my intial interview b/c I heard the position reopened. He said that it did all excited and wanted me to refax info to him. I did this and also recontacted the hr in different state. Store manager still hasn't contacted me after 2 weeks and hr. from this local city never contacted. What a unprofessional mess! I will not pursue these guys anyfurther. Also if offered a job ever I wouldn't take it as they can not even handle step one follow up after interviewing.
Interview Question – N/A all questions were easy and common. Questions like what do you do to motivate your staff. Do you have experience with p&l's, etc. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Jan 12, 2013
Interview Details – Store manager and co-manager were present for interview. Basic questions were asked like "why would you like this job?" and "are there other positions you would be interested in one day?" Numerous questions were asked, and both managers were stone-faced during the interview and wrote down almost everything I said verbatim.
Interview Question – "Name an instance in your life where you stood up against something wrong, even if doing so was unpopular." Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotions with Winn-Dixie: you either take what they give you or try to find some other work, the latter of which is almost impossible nowadays.
No Offer – Interviewed in Dec 2012 – Reviewed Dec 12, 2012
Interview Details – I applied online and received a call about setting up an interview a couple of weeks later. I was asked about my work history, if I planned on furthering my education, and some general questions about myself and how I would to respond to certain situations. All the questions were common entry level questions.
Interview Question – How would you respond to a teammate not doing their fair share of work? Answer Question
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