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Columbia Distributing Company Interview Questions

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  1.  

    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Columbia Distributing Company (Salem, OR) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Short interview, hired same day.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I'll take it


  2.  

    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bremerton, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Columbia Distributing Company (Bremerton, WA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    through employment agency, met boss at store and hired on the spot

    Negotiation

    easy

  3.  

    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Columbia Distributing Company (Salem, OR) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Very minimal interview. Basically constituted them asking if I understood that I would be lifting heavy things all day and making sure things don't expire on the shelves. Also asking if I had a cell phone, car, and auto insurance, as those were all required.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you understand what product rotation is and how it pertains to this job?   Answer Question

  4.  

    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Columbia Distributing Company (Kent, WA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Got a call the day after I applied. Very thorough and great communication. Went to one of the grocery stores to show me exactly what I would be doing and where all of Columbia's products were.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have a liable vehicle and insurance? And a pretty decent driving history?
      Are you able to consistently lift up to 50 pounds?
      Are you available to work on the weekends?
      Are you available to work overtime?   Answer Question

  5.  

    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Columbia Distributing Company (Portland, OR).

    Interview

    It was less of an interview and more of an explanation of the level of activity in the job and confirming that you are willing to work that hard and explains benefits.

    Interview Questions

    • Is that level of activity something you can handle? (previously explained how hard the work is)   Answer Question

  6.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kent, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Columbia Distributing Company (Kent, WA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Very informal interview. Lasted about 12 minutes. No questions was asked. Just heard about the job and environment description. The interviewer seemed very nice but she was in a hurry to get the interview done quickly. I liked what a heard but didn't get an offer.


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    Sale Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Columbia Distributing Company in October 2014.

    Interview

    great process friendly respectful and honest growing company great benefits hour might be something i would have to consider late and early, territory smaller than expected two people was at the interview

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Columbia Distributing Company (Portland, OR).

    Interview

    Beverage Industry interview. I applied online and within the month I was contacted by HR and was offered an interview. Interview was straight forward, and I would classify it as easy.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you describe a weakness or something that you have noticed you need to work on?   Answer Question

  9.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Columbia Distributing Company (Kent, WA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Mostly done internally. A job will be posted on the company website and remain open for a week (generally). You will be contacted by the hiring district manager and will schedule an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Just general "what would you do in this situation" and be prepared to showcase your achievements.   Answer Question

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Columbia Distributing Company.

    Interview

    Once the application process closes, expect to get a call within a few days to set up an interview. Be prepared to share success stories, your strengths and weaknesses, and questions asking how you would handle certain situations. You generally will interview with District Manager you will be under, along with the Sales director, and possibly another District Manager.

    Interview Questions


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