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Wine Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Total Wine & More (Bellevue, WA) in July 2016.

Interview

Quick and easy. Standardized testing, drug test and other standard interview questions. Interviewer was casual but professional.

Questions also included availability to work and ability to lift and carry store products. I had actually applied online before, with no success, until I came in in person and sold myself to the store manager. It was the interview, before the interview.

Interview took about an hour, and then started about two weeks later, after the background check and drug test results.

Interview Questions

  • Knowledge of wine and spirits
    Availability   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Total Wine & More

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    Wine Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Total Wine & More.

    Interview

    My interview was very job specific. There were many situational scenarios and a test to evaluate my wine knowledge. Was given a tour of the store and provided an overview of what was expected of me. Overall a positive experience.

    Interview Questions


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    Wine Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Total Wine & More in June 2016.

    Interview

    Met with the GM for about 25 minutes. General retail experience questions and she went over what they're looking for and explained that they are really focusing on great service. Then I filled out a personality questionnaire. I received a call two days later inviting me to join the team as a wine associate. (I had applied for a cashier position) Was offered $10.25. The lower end of Wine Associate, but considering I don't really have experience I'm pretty happy with it.

    Interview Questions

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    Wine Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Basic questions about customer service and wine knowledge. Some talk about climbing ladders and lifting cases of wine and previous sales experience. Need to write at least 30 words even if you don't have more to say.

    Interview Questions

    • 5 varieties in red Bordeaux   1 Answer

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    Wine Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Total Wine & More.

    Interview

    Streamlined and convenient, they were able to manage a Skype interview for me as i was out of town. They got back to me within a week, overall had great communication and were very nice

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a chance you had to make a customers experience great when they were otherwise unhappy.   Answer Question

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    Wine Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Total Wine & More (Phoenix, AZ) in October 2015.

    Interview

    There were two interviews; one with Human Resources then another with wine supervisor. With HR it was like a normal interview; work experience, skills, questions. Wine Supervisor Interview was specifically on wine, my knowledge about wine and what I liked, also reviewing a wine test that I took days before. Wine Supervisor recommended me for the job.

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    Wine Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pike Creek, DE
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Total Wine & More (Pike Creek, DE) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process wasn't that bad, they asked simple questions which took about 6 mins in total.
    They basically asked 7 questions that was on a sheet of paper so make sure you tell them what they want to hear so they can write it down.

    Interview Questions


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    Wine Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Total Wine & More (Huntington Beach, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Came in took some test on customer service talked to manager took a test then a mock sales presentation. Took another wine knowledge test very tough. They do not expect you to know all the answers. Then hired as long as you pass background and drug test. The manager seemed to know what he was looking for and he definitely believes in the company.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your knowledge of Wines   1 Answer
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    Wine Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Total Wine & More.

    Interview

    Hiring takes a very long time so don't be discouraged. There is an interview with standard questions.There will be a written wine test. There is a personality test, drug test, and wine test. I felt like these tests didn't take place until they got the go ahead to hire. Then, as long as these tests are passed you will be hired. I felt like they wouldn't of bothered with testing if the interview didn't go well.

    Interview Questions

    • Very standard questions. Know how to answer things like 1. Tell me about a difficult position you've had at work...   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Get your initial offer as high as you can (be steadfast) because after that raises happen yearly but are miniscule.


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Wine Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Total Wine & More (Phoenix, AZ) in September 2014.

    Interview

    professional one on one met with two managers. Simple questions, they tried to sell me more on how great it was to work there, then they actually interviewed me.

    Interview Questions

    • Very basic. I did take a wine knowledge test.   1 Answer

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