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Coborn's Interview Questions

Updated Jul 26, 2017
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  1.  

    Stock Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Coborn's (Saint Joseph, MN) in July 2017.

    Interview

    The interviewer was a wise woman, and asked intelligent and good questions of me. She was open to hearing me out about everything. The onboarding process was a little difficult for me, but the computer glitch was from their end, not mine. Otherwise, it was topnotch!

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think you could contribute to this company, and why do you think I should hire you?   Answer Question

  2.  

    IT Tech Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Coborn's.

    Interview

    Was given an interview through recruiter for contract. Talked to the manager. She was very friendly and

    Was told by manager that they usually hire the contractor within 3 months. Was given a tour of the facility in Twin Cities. Their main office I think was in St Cloud or Duluth.

    She only asked one technical question which I stumble on, but I think she worded it different. It was about DMZ. Other questions asked like background and why you want the position. Every interview will have these.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the area after the store's router and telecom provider?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Cloud, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Coborn's (Saint Cloud, MN) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The process was pretty standard. I interviewed with an HR rep, the head of the department, and the person that was being replaced. They each took turns asking questions. They left it open at the end for me to ask questions. Very smooth interview. Everyone was pleasant to converse with.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you prioritize your work?   1 Answer

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    Baker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Coborn's.

    Interview

    I had applied online. About two weeks passed by the time I had gotten a call. I completed the phone interview and the manager told me that he was going to set up an in-person interview and call me back in the next few days about when would be a good time for both of us. (I am a full time high school student.) The manager and I played phone tag for a few weeks. He would always call me when I was at school. I had to go into the store and request him. When I finally got a hold of him he had told me that the position he had told me was open had been filled. He then said that he would call me sometime that week to talk about a cashier position. That was almost a year ago and I never got a call.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Front End Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dickinson, ND
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Coborn's (Dickinson, ND) in March 2015.

    Interview

    It is a 3 tier interview process. First you interview with the ESR (employee service representative) were you go over you resume and the position you are applying for. The second interview is with the ESR and the Store Director and they are the same questions and review of resume. The third is with the ESR, Store Director, and Market HR Manager and possibly the Market Manager. In the third interview they ask detailed questions about the reasons you left your previous employers and what you did for them in detail.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you do better than your coworkers in your pervious job?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The rate of pay was negotiable.


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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Cloud, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Coborn's (Saint Cloud, MN) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Pre-screened by HR. Personality profile quiz, math test. Interview with department manager.
    The process was super simple overall. Availability is key, if you are able to work less desirable shifts even one per week it is almost an instant hire. Both the HR representative and the manager were extremely laid back and friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • What is my biggest accomplishment so far in life?   1 Answer

  7.  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Coborn's.

    Interview

    I applied online using their website. Application was pretty standard, nothing special. Received a call with in a few days to set up a phone interview, after a few days of phone tag we got the interview scheduled. Recruiter called a few minutes late, which was ok, the questions asked were nothing special, just about me background.

    I was given no time to ask anything. Not a thing.

    We asked when I would be available to come in for an in person, I said anytime, but Wednesdays were the hardest, but I could make anything work. He said ok, and repeated my availability and said they were bring people in next week.

    That was the last I have heard from anybody at Coborn's. I have called and just get his voice mail, and no return call. Didn't even get a rejection email, nothing. I could see getting nothing if I had just applied, but after you take your time and interview, they really owe you something, even if it just a form email. But guess Coborn's is to good for that.

    I am very disappointed in Coborn's, I had heard good things about the company, now I tell people what a joke this company truly is.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing, questions were basic. What do you do in your current position and why are you looking for a new job type things   Answer Question
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    Warehouse Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Cloud, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Coborn's (Saint Cloud, MN) in March 2013.

    Interview

    They call you in for a interview and they ask you around 5 general interview questions. They questions are mixture of situation questions and personal questions. The process is very laid back and they're a great crew to work with. Also in the process you get interviewed by two different people but they ask similar questions.

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Stocker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Cloud, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Coborn's (Saint Cloud, MN) in July 2012.

    Interview

    They called me and asked for me to come in. I was taken into a room with several other candidates and we filled out these test things. and then we had our one on one meeting with the managers.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    How many hours I could get.


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    Director of Real Estate, Construction & Maintenance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Cloud, MN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Coborn's (Saint Cloud, MN) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Online application process cumbersome, time consuming and redundant to resume submission.

    No calls, no pre-screening, just an automated email rejection even though qualifications exceeded the posted positions requirements.

    Disappointing that HR departments no longer invest 15-20 minutes in phone conversations with applicants. Coborn's like other employers missed out on securing an over-qualified professional for its team.

    Poor approach, no follow up, no background. Disappointing.

    Interview Questions

    • Differentiate your skills from that of the positions line manager.   1 Answer

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