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Key Food Interview Questions

Updated Jul 17, 2017
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Key Food (New York, NY) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Pretty simple asked my availability. How far I live if I'm a student and how I work with other people. Got hired on the spot. Not such a bad experience but not my favorite place in the world that's for sure

    Interview Questions


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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fresh Meadows, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Key Food (Fresh Meadows, NY) in July 2016.

    Interview

    No interview, basically walked in to see if they were hiring. Started working within three days. Had to learn a code sheet for groceries, not too difficult. Simply come dressed somewhat professional and the position will be yours?

    Interview Questions

    • When can you start?
      When will you be available ?
      Will school affect you your ability to work.
      Any disabilities we should know about?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Key Food.

    Interview

    Walked to the store and was asked to give the hours a week I was available and I did. Got hired on the spot. It was very easy, it is better if you have a rapport with someone in that particular store. The store loves when you have connections with someone and will be reputable

    Interview Questions

    • What days are you available?   1 Answer

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    Front End Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Key Food.

    Interview

    Very brief. You filled out a sheet of paper with your information and if you seemed competent and friendly you were hired. The main decision factor when hiring is space and not always the applicant.

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    Grocery Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ weeks. I interviewed at Key Food.

    Interview

    When you apply online, you get a call from the corporate office and you schedule an interview at the store you picked. Once you arrive at the store, the people were clueless about the interview and made me fill out another application.

    Interview Questions


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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Staten Island, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Key Food (Staten Island, NY).

    Interview

    You are first asked to arrive at the store. The manager then gives you paperwork and a second location. It is a work force agency. You wait to be called in and give in the paper work and your resume. No interview happens at all. They just put your resume on file and send you back to the store. Pointless.


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    Deli Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Key Food (Bronx, NY) in September 2015.

    Interview

    I basically was recommended by one of the workers and I came in and spoke to the manager , he asked me a few questions we spoke I filled out the application and that was it .

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    There was no interview process. I was called back to come in for training. Training was one week. After one week you were then I was hired and put on the schedule.

    Interview Questions


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    Stocker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Floral Park, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Key Food (Floral Park, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Very short one on one interview mostly discussing how quickly i would be able to work and the flexibility of my schedule. The manager was not very friendly and was very rude from time to time. However for part time employees you will never really interact with him much.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maspeth, NY
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Key Food (Maspeth, NY).

    Interview

    There was no interview at all, but the process of actually getting hired is a bit skewed. You absolutely NEED to know someone who already works there, or else you're not getting the job, and you MUST wait for them to ask if the workers know anyone who needs a job. You cannot just ask your friend to get you the job whenever—there are very specific opportunities to do so.

    Once the managers are ready to hire someone new and they are considering you via friend suggestion, you have to wait for your friend's shift to end and then you go into the store with them. They'll take you to the front, introduce you to one of the managers, and then you fill out a VERY basic application. It just asks you for your name, address, phone number, and what days/holidays you're available to work. No drug test, no background check, nothing. Proof of address and identity (such as social security) are only asked for just before your first paycheck, and they don't even require the actual documentation. You can just write it down or tell them over the phone and they'll be satisfied.

    After you give in your application, you'll be told to expect a phone call within that week to schedule you for unpaid training, which just involves you standing at someone else's register (usually the busiest one in the store) for 4 days, being taught the button combinations on the register, and being told produce codes. There isn't an actual print out of code sheets so you'll have to take photos of them on your phone if you have it on you if you want to memorize them that way. The training feels more like free labor.

    During the 4 days, you are expected to come in about an hour after the afternoon shift starts, and you can leave anywhere from 1 to 2 hours before it ends depending on how the managers are feeling that day. On the last day, you are to stay until the end of the shift (9pm) and learn the closing process—bringing carts/baskets, closing shades, and fixing the bread and meat aisles.

    After the training, you are called on Saturday to confirm your availability (this is the day that the schedule is planning out) and then the schedule is finalized on Sunday. You can either call and ask what you days you're working, but I really recommend getting a friend or coworker to send you a picture of it so you can see what days everyone else is working. This is really helpful for when you can't work and need someone to cover for you.

    Interview Questions

    • The only question was "What days are you available?" as there is no actual interviewing process.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    After training for 4 days, you're just asked to confirm days you're available to work and you are given your schedule usually the following day.


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