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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Nutritional Health Coach Interview Questions

Interviews at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

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Nutritional Health Coach Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (Denver, CO) in June 2015.

Interview

Applied online then did a phone interview with someone from HR. Horrible horrible interview. It was a "quiz" about nutrition. They asked the most ridiculous questions. I am a dietitian so I knew the CORRECT answers to their questions and the HR person interviewing me (no nutrition knowledge) was telling me I was wrong and correcting me with WRONG information. I was laughing during the whole interview. It was ridiculous. They don't have dietitians working there for a reason.. DIETITIANS DONT GIVE OUT FALSE INFORMATION. They instead hire "nutritionists" (anyone can call themselves a nutritionist) with no actual education on nutrition whatsoever. I told her half way through the interview that I couldn't work somewhere that gives out false nutrition information and is only trying to sell supplements. They make their money on supplements, so they tell everyone FALSE nutrition info to get them to buy them. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE place.

Interview Questions

  • Is it possible to get all your required nutrients from food alone?   1 Answer

Reasons for Declining

They provide people with wrong nutrition information to get them to buy their products

Other Interview Reviews for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

  1. Helpful (1)  

    Nutritional Health Coach Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in January 2011.

    Interview

    The interview was conducted over the phone with the Nutrition Department in CO. It was really great and even though I didn't know the answers to all the questions the interviewer took the opportunity to educate me. I was hired and dove head first into learning more about healthy living. Still my favorite job!

    Interview Questions


  2. Helpful (2)  

    Nutritional Health Coach Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in January 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, didn't hear anything back so a week later I physically brought in my resume and cover letter, was then contacted for a phone interview to assess my nutrition knowledge. I then had a second interview in person with the store manager. Everything was smooth and well organized and they were very polite to work with every step of the way, a great first impression of the company overall.

    Interview Questions

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    Nutritional Health Coach Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe, NM
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (Santa Fe, NM) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted and initially interviewed by the home office, after answering some questions testing my nutritional knowledge I was referred to the store manager and then given a more standard job interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you comfortable with public speaking?   1 Answer

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Nutritional Health Coach Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage.

    Interview

    The manager was very overwhelmed and seemed quite stressed to fill several positions in the store. I love the interview process and connecting with new people so I stayed upbeat and positive. The manager was very quick to get back to me, same day, to offer me the job and I very much appreciated the brevity.

    Interview Questions

    • Availability was important, you have some autonomy for your office days but need to be flexible for your floor days so coverage can be met for all the departments.   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (5)  

    Nutritional Health Coach Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in January 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was a total of two interviews. I interviewed over the phone at first with a regional manager from corporate. I was offered an in person interview with the general manager at the store I would be working at at the end of the phone interview. The phone interview lasted about an hour and was compromised mostly of questions assessing my knowledge of vitamins and nutrition. It felt very laid back despite the questions being moderately difficult. I was provided with a guide of some of the types of questions they would be asking and it was very helpful to fill out ahead of time to be able to reference. The person that interviewed me was very helpful at answering any questions I had regarding the company, job, benefits, salary, etc.

    The second interview was much shorter than the first (I'm sure this could vary based on location) but it lasted less than 15 minutes. Half of that time they asked me a few basic questions regarding how I would do certain things that are integral to the job and how I am equipped to handle such tasks. The other half of that time I was asking questions about schedule, day to day stuff, and other inquiries I had. Everything went very smoothly. They contacted me 3 days later and had me fill out some paperwork online so they could submit a background check. I was later called and offered the job after the background check cleared. Overall a very smooth process and pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you help someone choose a probiotic supplement?   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Nutritional Health Coach Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    First interview is over the phone and is mostly a quiz of your knowledge. They give an outline of possible topics ahead of time. It lasted about an hour.

    Interview Questions


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