Team member interview questions shared by candidates
Are you OK with helping out in the store when you're not making deliveries?3 Answers
I would have no problem doing that. I know that as a delivery driver it's also my responsibility to be helping the team members inside the store when I have idle time.
Yes I would have no problem
I would have no problem doing that. I know that as a delivery driver it's also my responsibility to be helping the team members inside the store when I have idle time
Tell me about yourself Why do you want to work at virgin America How well you work under pressure How did you over and beyond for a customer Why should we hire you I can't remember the 6 question73 Answers
I just did it too let's hope we get it. lol
I hope we do ..... did they ask you the same questions???
yes but mine seem a little different.
did you do it on phone or desktop/laptop?
I did it on my iPad
Did you wear red lipstick my frenz told me that I should but I didn't
:o saw u on indeed as well asking that! lol
idk I'm a guy so I wouldn't know
did the quality come out okay? I tried to do it on my iPhone but the quality wasn't so good so I used a laptop instead but it still wasn't good
oh nvm it pbly wasn't you lol
The quality was good for me It wasn't me on indeed
How do you feel about the interview ...I got nervous but I held my composure
oh that's good
I was a little nervous but I did great and I'm sure you did too. I've done lots of video interviews so I know the process
This was my second time doing one the first one was for delta and I didn't pass 😥😥😥
I'm sorry to hear that :/ did you apply for csa? also same for me. lol.
Yup that's was it
that sucks. hopefully we'll get an invite for this one
I hope so too
if you hear anything would you mind if you type back here? or u could just email me
Kk no prob
by any chance do you speak Spanish? they're hiring for dgs
No I don't
Hey any update yet ???
no not yet wbu
I see thy took it off the website lol
Nothing yet I didn't even check Bck the webster
there's nothing to check back on the website
any update? I received a phone interview
No I didn't get one yet
wow you reply fast lol maybe you'll get it tomorrow
lol I check my emails fast Dwl I hope they call me tomorrow .... what did they ask ??
lol same and I haven't received a call yet we have to schedule a call first
tomorrow you should receive an email since the phone interviews are Wednesday and Thursday
there are 11 slots taken so that means 11 candidates including myself are getting a call
Ok I will be looking out for the call or email .... how do you know how much slots available
the website has the list of times available
Where on the website
Gm I checked my application status online and it's still under review
the email gives a link and where do you check where it says under review I do not see that
I didn't get an email yet so I don't see the link
When u log in it will say check application status
Nothing yet ☹️
uh.. 😔and they reposted it back online as well.
You didn't do the phone interview???
yes I did. got invited to f2f
Oh ok congrats
Ur welcome I know you will be great
I hope so. I'm tired of being rejected
I feel the same way I'm just hoping for the best
Just got my rejection email 😤😤😤😤
oh man sorry to hear that I suppose u didn't pass the video interview 😢
apply for delta in LGA they're hiring
I guess so
how would you answer this question Name a time you were ask to be dishonest?
what is your weaknesses?
Hey guys how did ur f2f go
still isn't till next week.
Ok cool keep me posted
did you apply
didn't get it.
Sorry to hear that
Delta hiring and American Airlines
I applied to everything I see hopefully someone Give me a chance
I've applied everywhere and ik who is hiring so yeah.
Kk best of luck
Anyone applying for customer service agent ? I have a phone interview on Wednesday . Care to chat ? I'd like insight on those applying so I can stay positive and encourage one another lol firstname.lastname@example.org
What do you think of garden nomes.47 Answers
I don't think of them.
I'd ask in return: what value do they offer? For example if you put a gnome in the garden, do they scare aware birds? and then finally, how does this question relate to the job?
It depends on the profit margin and how we can sell them. I feel a part of Trader Joe's is whimsey, but also based on good values. The nomes are part whimsey, but can bring in customers to the store
Hm. I usually think of garden gnomes.
I prefer gargoyles and dragons instead. Gnomes are too happy.
Gnomes are determined, they fish in all weather, they are hardworkers as denoted by the wheel barrows they push, but are vertically challenged for most jobs.
I think Gnomes are overrated
Garden gnomes? What a perfectly and ridiculously evil way of saying, "I'm obviously superior to you because I'm cleverer than you. If you were so smart you would throw up your hands, call me a bad name and storm out mumbling under your breath, "what a pompous dweeb!"
Geez don, why the pent up anger? I love this question, particularly if it was the first question or if the interviewee appeared to be so uptight, the interviewer wasn't going to get a view of the real personality of the interviewee. My opinion, potential response is to laugh and answer somewhat similar. "It depends are they wearing a red or a green jacket?"
I never think of Garden Nomes. never did like them, and they should be banned in all gardens immediately if not sooner!!
Re: TNT Actually, I didn't think my anger was pent up. Should have been clearer. I guess one's response to this MAY be determined by whether you have a job or not. I assume you do. I don't currently have a job and have been in (more than) my share of interviews. It's a stressful situation at best and unless the interviewer can give some reason for asking the question ("Your working here depends on whether or not I like your answer" vs "Let me gain some insight into how you think" vs "Hey, lets have some fun just to break the ice, I know you're in a difficult situation and maybe taking a minute to ponder the imponderable will help!" Fair enuf. But, to play with you like a cat/mouse is unprofessional and I suggest condescending. Oh, for sure, I'd play along sweating the whole time trying to guess what this guy/gal is looking for unless he/she has articulated it before. Just frickin' tell me about the job and let me tell you about myself. I guess my feelings are THAT is the purpose and goal of most interviews. Not cat and mouse games.
If I could get work as one then I probably wouldn't be here today talking to you.
With my eyes closed.
As the Goddess of inspiration, Cerridwen would answer that this is an excellent question for a potential team member of Trader Joe's to answer. This question is a concrete one that requests the interviewee to show creativity. What I personally think of garden gnomes is irrelevant; however, what does matter is - can I present garden gnomes to potential buyers in such a way that the need to own at least one helps sell the product - and by extension, can I help the seller to create a positive view of garden gnomes to help sell them. Gnomes are magical beings regardless of what they look like - but they can be cute or ugly --- which is in the eye of the beholder. My job is create a cuteness and utility to having a gnome in ones garden or anywhere else that a gnome would be useful.
I've never given any thought to garden gnomes. Is that what you make here?
ok, so this is for Trader Joe's, who I think might actually sell garden gnomes: "Some people like them. I would sell them in the gardenning section of the store and probably only stock them in the Spring"
I would laugh and say, "Great question!!" It would show me that the manager has a sense of humor, and I like that at a job. It would also put me more at ease.
I couldn't eat a whole one
I prefer gargoyles and dragons instead. I am a litigator.
Me: a bit over-sized but perfectly acceptable for Lawn Darts.
It would depend where in the interview this occurred. It could be a waste of time, it could be a put at ease ice-breaker, or it could reveal your general view on somewhat pointless, quirky things. Since Trader Joe's is a quirky style company (floral print shirts, a giant bell used to make announcements, a tounge in cheek mailer, I would view it as an attempt to determine if I would embrace quirky or be frustrated by it. Now if this was asked at an interview at a large corporate bank, I'd view it as a waste of time question
It depends.... Do they like Prosecco?
More people should give them credit for being the original flower children!
I'd love them if it gave me a chance to hang out with Harry Potter trying to toss them out of the garden.
I think Toadaly is on the money. Given that this is for a retail organisation, I would say I'm not keen personally but if there is money to be made selling them that's entirely different.
I think of George Harrison, David Robinson, and Travelocity. I think George had an album cover with gnomes on it. David Robinson was playing one on one with Tim Duncan and used a gnome as a boundary. Well, Travelocity is well known for it traveling gnome. Not sure I would think of these off the cuff at an interview though.
"I own 7 garden gnomes carved out of materials reclaimed from abandoned indie record stores. I find they really compliment my whimsical woodsy decor. I've named each one after a different iconic bearded hipster folk indie pop singer. They are dank." (I assume that I would be a giant hipster if I was applying at Trader Joes"
@don... generally speaking, when called for an interview, you are already qualified for the job, that's what the resume is for, the purpose of the interview is two part, one, to verify the stuff you wrote on the resume is accurate and two, to see how you will "fit" into the company (this goes both ways), being this is trader joe's...i think it is an appropriate question which could be answered with some humor and spin it by injecting how you can contribute to the company.
Could be an excellent prop for displaying the garden fresh ___________ that is on sale this week! Shows that you've actually been in a Trader Joe's
I think they are effective to keep one's garden... cute.
re: Frank. Fair enuf that this is a Part 2 type question. It just makes me nervous to think my mortgage, my kids braces, college tuition, their health care and my car payments depend on how I feel about garden gnomes.
When I was a kid, I enjoyed watching that cartoon that chronicled the life of a garden gnome and his wife. Boy, those garden gnomes sure live a dangerous life!
I am not going to lie. I will always through in a ridiculous question, which has no bearing on the position, simply for my amusement. Let's face it if you are doing interviews all day, you have to let yourself have some fun. Yes I do work for a major corporation and I have never been ridiculed for doing so.
As someone who has interviewed thousands of people in the course of my career, I suspect this question is designed more to get people talking and to show their underlying personality. TJ's (full disclosure...I love shopping there), is a retail outlet and it's important for employees to make connections with their customers. I've overheard some pretty bizarre questions asked during shopping trips there and you want employees who will take them in stride.
My answer: I like garden gnomes. They are colorful, whimsical and can serve as a focal point in the garden. I suppose they aren't favored by everyone, but that's okay-our differences make the world more interesting. Is Trader Joes's thinking of selling Garden Gnomes in its stores? But what I'd really be thinking is: I can't believe I have to answer stupid questions like this one just to get affordable health insurance and an $ 8/hr job. What refuse of the bull! I feel sorry for all you job seekers here.
Hmm - Chunks of cheap concrete or plaster, with simple, easy to reproduce in quantity, with the opportunities for endless new model varieties - at a truly ridculous markup once you have a marketable design - I wish I had royalty rights on that product! Too bad about the shipping costs with gas prices, but at least you'd never have to worry that the stock would spoil, as you can leave them out in the rain!
You would not see them in my front yard.
I don't think of them much, but I suppose I'm wondering three things right now: 1. What is with the gnome in the Travelocity commercial? How does a gnome make you want to take a vacation? 2. Why are their hats taller than they are? It's like whoever manufactured them was making fun of them which is sad since whoever manufactured them was getting money for doing so. So basically, whoever manufactured them was making fun of the thing that helps pay their bills. 3. Why did you misspell "gnome"?
I think it is just getting more stupid the interviews. they are playing with people who are more than able to do the job, the questions are just entertainment for the interviewers. I like critical thinking but people are making are mock of it. Who cares about gnome , or how many people are there in different places of the world? many are taking the opportunity to steal ideas from candidates to create new products for the company, it should be illegal or recorded in the boardroom(do not sell your idea), if it is really good , they will ignore you and keep your idea.
Y'know, it's funny. Everyone worries about the zombie apocalypse. No one is prepared for the gnome apocalypse. NO ONE :P.
@ Shining Star. You just do not get it. This interview question alone, has triggered your frustration, and displayed your inability to improvise and just have fun. Take the interviewer at face value, and stretch your imagination to an unknown world that you have never considered possible. If you can consider a video game as a reality, try using your imagination as the same tool. You think, therefore it can be possible.
If they can't get their DPS over 45K in Elegon, they need to be vote kicked.
they're great for target practice....
There very different
Its spelled "gnomes" and they're creepy
Contradiction. Abnormal yet normal
Why do you want to work for Virgin America?12 Answers
Where are you staying for the 5 weeks during training?? I'm having a minor freak out trying to figure this out!
I have my interview sept 29th! If I get offered it then I will be freaking out too 😳 have you got offered the position? Maybe we can go in on a place/ cheap hotel?
How long after completing the one way video interview did it take to receive the email inviting you to the face to face?
Hi... it took about 3 days to hear back
How long did it take you to hear back after submitting your interview?
How long did it take for you to hear back after submitting your application?
3 days but it could vary for everyone
Hi! Did you get it? If so, when do you begin training? I'm a female looking for someone to go in on a cheap hotel or apartment for the 5 weeks.
I haven't heard back yet. I interviewed face to face 3 days ago. Fingers crossed
i am u reviewing tomorrow and if I get an offer will be flipping out about where to live. First class if all goes well begins Nov 9. I hope to be posting a hired comment. Then we will all be in the same boat.
stay in touch! currently looking into ALL possibilities for place!!
I just got offered a phone interview on Monday october 12th, I'm hoping to be invited to the group interviews in burlingame! Good luck ladies!
Where I will see myself in a few years?10 Answers
Hopefully advancing and moving up the company chains.
Becoming part of a very popular and well respected food chain With advancement to a higher position.
I see myself happily working for this company, growing into an exceptional leader
With a career in nursing,
cashiering at whole foods
In the Fantastic company who proud themselves in serving customers in a friendly manner
As soon as possible
I love being around food service- I love the deli and bakery-
Video: Why Virgin? Why flight attendant? Why you? Relevant customer service experience. Phone: Tattoos & piercings? Willing to relocate? Valid passport & legal work eligibility? Inform you of interview dates/times/location and 5-week training commitment. Can you afford your own transport to the interview and housing if selected for training in Burlingame? In-Person: Tell me about yourself. How has work experience prepared you for this job? What do you know about Virgin? Why flight attendant? Why You? How did you prepare for this interview? Difficult customer/coworker scenario, how did you handle? What would you change about your current job? Tattoos? Are you comfortable with appearance (makeup) requirements?8 Answers
Congratulations on your job offer! Were you offered your position in person at the interview? If not was it over the phone and how long after your interview? Thanks!!
Congratulations on your job offer! Were you offered your position in person at the interview? If not was it over the phone and how long after your interview? Thanks!!
Thanks! Everyone in our group heard back a week from the interview date :)
Thank you...great info! Best to you...
When you did your video interview, were you able to redo your answers? Or was it a one time thing with no redo's?
How long does it take to hear back after the video interview? Thanks!
Can you elaborate about your own transportation to the training and interview... Also mainly the housing. Is that for just one location for training?
Why do you want to be apart of Virgin America?5 Answers
At the end of the phone interview did they tell you they'd pass along your resume and send you an email or did they offer you an invitation to a group interview over the phone?
Invitation to the group interview over the phone
Hi, what did you mean by checking the box on Info 25? thanks.
Where did you stay for the 3 weeks during training? A little freaked out trying to figure this out!
So they don't fly you out to the interview?
Tell me about yourself?5 Answers
I worked in sonic for 7 years And I was a open cool and closeding cool and I know prep cool and how to time and rotate and clean
Open cook and closeing cook
I got the orders out 2 minutes
Know what to say to mastery shopper
I've never cooked in a restaurant before but I'm a really good cook at home
Explain a time where you went above and beyond for an employee or customer. What is your availability? Explain a time where you had to help someone push for their goal.5 Answers
How soon can I get hired
Took about a week for me. I had the interview on a Wednesday, and I called Monday asking about the status.
I haven't really had this experience happened to me.
I had to push myself to finish high school so I can graduate with my friend's
The only time I can think of is when I finished high school one year of work in 6 months. So I can get walk with my classmates. I had to push myself to finish all the work as fast as I could. That was the first time I ever pushed myself above and beyond what I had done.
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