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Potbelly Sandwich Works Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

Updated May 18, 2017
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    Shift Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Potbelly Sandwich Works (Chicago, IL) in July 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online through Indeed. I was contacted very shortly after (about thirty minutes later) to set up an interview. Two days later I went in and interviewed with the DM. There were three pages of interview questions. We started by going over my resume and I explained my position at each job and why I left. I also had to explain the gaps in my employment. From there he started on the questions. Have many examples in mind if you are a slow thinker like me! They are basically listening to your answers to see what kind of leadership qualities you have. They didn't not asked the typical sooo tell me about yourself question. I suppose that's because there were so many other detailed questions to answer. Know some history about the company and why you want to work for Potbelly. My first interview went pretty well, but right after he told me there is a two step interview process. So I scheduled another interview with the GM for the following week. I completely bombed that interview. Some of the questions were the same, but a lot were even more detailed. The questions are set up where you have to use the S.T.A.R. method to answer them all. I'd Google that if you don't know what it is. I personally feel I'd be great at the job, but I don't think my true potential came across during my interview. I suggest to sale yourself in your responses whenever you can sneak in your good qualities.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Potbelly Sandwich Works (Chicago, IL) in July 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online because I heard they were Hiring. I did a few applications for different locations. 3 days later I was called to come in for my first interview and I go in today for a second

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    Associate Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Potbelly Sandwich Works (Chicago, IL) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with someone from HR. Because I am out of state she let me know up front relocation would not be provided and there is a set salary for the role. After the interview she referred me to the 2nd interview but wanted to ensure I was OK with no relo and the extremely low salary she offered upfront. I emailed her within 2 days and let her know I wanted to continue with the interview process.I planned to present a counter offer if offered the position. Someone from Potbelly called me to schedule a 2nd interview but I was on my way to the airport. I emailed her back to find out next steps and never heard back.

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Potbelly Sandwich Works (Chicago, IL) in March 2016.

    Interview

    For me, I did an job fair at the shop's location. There were 3 people. The district manger, area manager, and hiring manager. They each interviewel you asking questions based around your character trait (integrity, team player, work ethics, etc). It is not a hard interview. Stay positive and smile and be honest. The background check is within the last seven years and focus on felons, minor focus on misdemeanors. Violent, sexual, or robbery are automatically declined. Case by case basis of other offenses.

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    • What are your long/short term goals?   1 Answer

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Potbelly Sandwich Works (Deerfield, IL) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Very easy to fool these guys. they are looking for anyone the can suck the life out of with their profit driven cut throat mentalities. everything is sugar coded in the beginning

    Interview Questions

    • What am i looking for in a company   1 Answer

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Potbelly Sandwich Works (Chicago, IL) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Two interviews with upper management and regular peers. Then I met the interviewers at different stores in the region. I signed a non-disclosure agreement to go behind the counter and see some of the potbelly tricks.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you were unable to meet a deadline and what you did about it?   1 Answer

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    Associate-Prep Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Potbelly Sandwich Works (Chicago, IL) in August 2014.

    Interview

    They pretty much ask simple questions like name a time where you couldn't finish a project and what was the outcome? What is your availability? What sets potbelly aside from your previous employer? Why should we hire you?

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    Negotiation

    Actually I had to do a second interview...


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Potbelly Sandwich Works (Chicago, IL) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Responded to Craigslist ad for job fair. Sat down with the District manager and then sat down with the general manager. They called me the same day, a few hours later, and offered me the position. They were opening a brand new store and looking to staff quickly

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    • Name a time when you worked as part of a team.   1 Answer

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Potbelly Sandwich Works (Chicago, IL) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Very nice and had a cool atmosphere alot of other people there and i just worked right away cannot be mad at the fact i worked there forever this is being done for free

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Potbelly Sandwich Works (Chicago, IL) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Through process multi level interviews
    Through job review
    Multiple job related questions about values and work experience
    Professional attire required
    Resume and application
    At corporate office
    Rating system based on wow good or needs review

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