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Whole Foods Market Specialty Team Member Interview Questions

Updated Aug 9, 2017
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Specialty Team Member Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Akron, OH).

Interview

Strange group interview in which we did some group work and discussion. Second round was two interviews with the first being one-on-one and the second with two people interviewing. I thought things went well until I was told they would pay me $11.50 an hour. My face must have shown my shock at such a miserable compensation package.

It seems like a good place to work if you are young and OK with poor pay while you gain experience. If you have financial commitments and professional experience, I can't imagine why anyone would go to work for them.

Their interview process was a pleasant experience, overall, but I wish they had been forthcoming about their poor pay from the beginning, or I would not have wasted my time and theirs.

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    Specialty Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I met with both department team leaders and spoke with them for almost an hour. They were kind, easygoing and engaged. They were quick to get back to me. Meeting with the store ATL later that day was a different experience; he was less warm, much more fatigued and less open to flexibility. I felt a little coerced into taking the job at that time, but he said I had to decide then and there, so I wanted work and took the job. He left that particular store within a couple months.

    Interview Questions

    • Am I open to workplace camaraderie/ joking? This question was asked because the Team Leader was very insistent that the team was close-knit and sometimes, joked a bit too inappropriately together,   1 Answer

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    Specialty Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Charleston, SC) in July 2017.

    Interview

    It was in the conference room among a panel of 3 members of the team discussing the position and wondering if I can handle the joking nature of that specific team.

    Interview Questions

    • Where I will see myself in a few years?   1 Answer
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    Specialty Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Jackson, MS).

    Interview

    I applied online, called the department team leader to check the status of my application, and was offered an interview. I had an interview with a team leader and a buyer for the department. Then I came in a second time to meet with the store's team leader.

    Interview Questions


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    Specialty Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bedford, NH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Bedford, NH) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online after a referral from a friend. I received an email a few days later about scheduling a phone interview and it went well and shortly after (2-3 days) received another email about coming in for an interview later that day the lady interviewing me said she enjoyed it and wanted to hire me but would need to interview with two store leaders. it took about a week to meet with one of them (they were supposed to interview me together, while the other did not have time for me until probably another week later. the two store leaders did a half assed interview of not looking at me, just reading questions from a paper and writing down my answers and they both asked the same exact questions as each other so it was basically the same interview twice. about a month long process to then be denied in the end. a big waste of time

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    Specialty Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview

    I sat down with the head of the department to talk about how my interests aligned with the company's and what I had listed on my resume. It was quite casual and friendly, and after about 15 minutes of conversation he recommended me for a place in the specialty team that was more geared towards my interests from my initial application (which I was thankful for).

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    Specialty Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview

    The interview was great just waiting to hear back a yes or no from the company on whether or not i got the job.Overall the only bad thing is lack of communication after the interview.

    Interview Questions


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    Specialty Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (West Palm Beach, FL) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Applied Online. Phone interview a few days later. First Interview 1-1 with Team Leader a few days later I got a follow up call for a second interview with the department manager. Asked a lot of the same questions in both interviews. Pretty much just want to see that you can add to the team and be a productive employee.

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    Specialty Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (New York, NY) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Very quick got hired on the spot, got called within a week after applying, only got asked 3 simple questions fairly easy one on one interview same thing for the 2nd interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for whole foods, where do you see yourself 5 years from now and my past experience on retail,   Answer Question

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    Specialty Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Dallas, TX) in June 2016.

    Interview

    It was a 3 step interview process. The first interview was basically a pre-screening phone call where they ask some basic questions to get an idea about your personality if you sound like you'd be a fit for WF. Second interview was scheduled 5 days after pre-screen, which was a 1 on 1 with the Team Leader for the department. It was about 30 minutes long, pretty straightforward, and you are asked typical interview questions.

    Third interview was held immediately after the second, with the Team Leader and store's ATL. Same questions, but this one felt more like they were trying to get to know me as a person, and see if I was the kind of personality that would mesh well with other Team Members and a fit for WF values.Got a call an hour after the third interview saying I was chosen for the job.

    Overall, the interview process was much more personal than any other I've had in the past. It felt like more of a conversation than a screening process.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Describe a time you went above and beyond to help someone

      Q: What does great customer service mean to you

      Q: Are you in support of the company's Core Values and what does that mean to you

      Q: What do you think of when you hear Whole Foods mentioned

      Q: Why would you be a good fit for this store and this department

      Q: Do you have any previous experience in this line of work

      Q: Do you work better alone or on a team   Answer Question

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