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Whole Foods Market Team Leader Interview Questions

Interviews at Whole Foods Market

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Team Leader Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market.

Interview

Reaching out to stores, prescreening interview, final panel interview with 10 people including senior leadership. There were many other candidates involved and the entire process got held off for a couple months.

Interview Questions

  • If I wrote you a check for 1,000,000 today would you still work for Whole Foods?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Whole Foods Market

  1. Helpful (5)  

    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edgewater, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Edgewater, NJ) in July 2008.

    Interview

    Phone Call Screening. (MUST HAVE OPEN AVAILABITY)
    In face Interview.
    job offer on the spot if they like you, if they say they will call because "there are other candidates" thats a NO.

    Interview Questions


  2. Helpful (5)  

    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview

    The interview process starts well in advance of the interview -- especially if you are an internal candidate. If you're keeping an eye out for a certain position or a certain location, there are many resources available on the WFM website. After first having a conversation with current leadership to verify their support for my next move, I filled out the internal application and then reached out to the hiring leadership. I planned on many phone conversations (since this was long-distance) and spoke with people in the position I was applying for as well as my own peers for feedback. I spoke with each individual that would be on the interview panel so that I would know what they were looking for as well as using it as an opportunity to talk about who I am and what I could offer. The interview itself was a panel of 6-8 people (regional and store leadership) with a lot of hypothetical questions as well as questions about situations I have been in.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I wanted this job and knew what my minimum wage expectation would be. They offered just above that. With WFM, you get excellent benefits and support so I knew what to expect.

  3. Helpful (2)  

    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Westminster, CO) in February 2010.

    Interview

    pannel interview. this is when 4-6 people interview you at the same time.

    Interview Questions

    • if you where a kite how would you describe yourself?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It is a phone call and they tell you what they would like to pay you.


  4. Helpful (7)  

    Team Leader Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (Austin, TX) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Very difficult people to interview for. Certainly an air of arrogance in the room. No smiles. No patience. Certainly not the type of people that founded Whole Foods. They expect you to do quite a bit of in-store research prior to the interview. 15 minutes to tell your background, 30 minutes of vague questions being thrown at you and 15 minutes for you to wrap up why you should be hired. Not common for someone from the outside to be haired as a department manager. Invited back to interview for another position but due to the continued lack of professionalism I ultimately opted not to pursue a position with Whole Foods.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were asked to improve margin by 5% what would you do.   1 Answer

  5.  

    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Panel interviews, expectation of working shift on the team for due diligence, expectation of talking to coordinators, store team leaders, team members

    Interview Questions

    • Questions are not difficult, but panel is often looking for certain candidate   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (5)  

    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview

    Panel interview consisting of 6 - 10 team members.

    Interview Questions

    • What keeps you awake at night?

      If you don't get this position, why do you think that is?   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (5)  

    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market.

    Interview

    It's different than any other company if your applying for any leadership position. They expect you to do your "Due Diligence"- visit several stores and make observations and talk to employees about the job you are applying for. Also instead of a first and second interview with different people they set you up for a panel interview which will have 4-10 people all asking you questions at the same time which can be a little intimidating. Also expect the process to take a while. This is a company that does not move quickly. If applying for a position at a specific store it is best to call the store and make sure they are actually interviewing and hiring for that position because they will leave job postings on the website and never respond to them

    Interview Questions

    • Can't remember specifics but they will ask you a lot of situational questions and want to see you talk from your previous experience.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market in January 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online. Received a phone call from Associate Store Team Leader and had a 20 minute phone interview. Was then asked to come in for an in-person interview a few days later. Had 7 people on my panel interview, which was a little nerve-racking.

    Interview Questions


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    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market (New Orleans, LA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    cuber son process that would be better served accessing the interviewee total body of work. and if you did not have this over the top, flashy interview , you were not selected

    Interview Questions


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