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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Interview Questions

Interviews at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

83 Interview Reviews

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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (Albuquerque, NM) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I met Jillian, then the store manager, through a friend. She scheduled a date and time for me to interview with her for the position, and it went well! Jillian was great.

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage.

    Interview

    Called back a day after applying and had a quick easy interview with two managers before getting hired on the spot! BE SURE TO MENTION “world class customer service” !! They’re big on that and it’ll impress them.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you dealt with a difficult situation at work?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (Oklahoma City, OK) in December 2014.

    Interview

    It was brief. I found out that I wasn't one of the initial pick for employment later with hired. I ended up being considered a temporary employee which they generally higher too many of when they open the store. After the first month they let all the temporary go, except for me.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have cash handling experience ?   1 Answer

  4.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (Lakewood, CO) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Interview is easy, no drug testing. They ask if you want to move up in company , what your core values are. Ask about how interested in health , how to count money, and customers are always right.

    Interview Questions


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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage.

    Interview

    It was a 3rd round interview for their corporate office. A two hour long, drilling and cold experience. They acted as if they wanted to disqualify you from the very first question.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked what internal metrics they were using for their ATS system.   Answer Question

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    Health Coach Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Amarillo, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (Amarillo, TX) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Basically a test over the phone that lasts one hour. Very uncomfortable/awkward. If you don't get the question right, the interviewer tries to give you hints and then proceeds to explain the right answer, which makes you feel like you have no background education on the topic. They did not focus on WHO the potential employee is such as their experience, work ethic, personality, ability to adapt to certain situations, etc. They email you a day before the interview stating they will be "testing" your knowledge on certain topics but they are actually looking for specific answers, which is a bit ridiculous. Of course I did not answer every test question exactly how they wanted to, but what do they expect? When people are put on the spot to answer something specific they learned five years ago in their college nutrition classes, I can imagine it would be difficult for anyone. I am a credentialed registered dietitian and they were not impressed with that. This company needs to fine-tune their interviewing process as they most likely miss out on people who have great potential (AND an nutrition degree) and are sadly "judged" by a test. You would think they are looking for a candidate who has an overall grasp of supplements, organic foods, antibiotic resistance, etc. and utilize their 4+ week training to brush up on the things that can be learned quickly. Their expectations and pay ($18/hr) do not correlate at all, so beware, RD's! Take your hard-earned skills to a company who will value that.

    Interview Questions

    • List the three n-3 fatty acids and specific sources of each   Answer Question
    • Explain the relationship between calcium and hydrochloric acid   Answer Question

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    Head Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    Very personable. Not too many "What would you do" questions. Focuses on experience and why you want to work for them. If the manger like you, you are in. Not much to it at all. They like energy, customer service and happy people.

    Interview Questions

    • Past experience and how it relates to what you want to get from working with NG.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    none

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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in July 2015.

    Interview

    It was with manager and assistant manager. 5 written questions standardized. Manager and Assistant were very uninvolved and did not act like they cared about the process. Acted like they had already made their decision with an internal candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a difficult situation you have had to deal with.   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (3)  

    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage.

    Interview

    The interview process is not formal or professional. None of the candidates are asked the same questions. I witnessed the store manager making snide remarks about another candidate. Nothing I said in my interview was written down. How are they supposed to make an informed decision when they don't take notes during the interview? How are the interviews supposed to be conducted fairly if each candidate is asked different questions?

    Interview Questions


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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (Denver, CO) in January 2014.

    Interview

    The interview was quick and pleasant. I think I was hired based of my experience in the industry & knowledge of the companies we work with. Management seemed laid back & care free. I started the next day.

    Interview Questions


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StarStarStarStarStar   Former Good4u Crew Member in Denver, CO

Pros: “Very laid back, almost too much.”“Very laid back, almost too much.” – Full Review

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