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1. What is your favorite item to purchase at Aldi because of its low price compared to competitors?
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Aldi Interview Questions
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What makes our stores unique compared to other food markets?
 
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Best product at best price, turn around at checkouts are fast, Competent and friendly staff, weekly specials, supports Irish food products and have won awards.
 
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The ability to supply quality product at a cheaper price point.
 
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Aldi has the same basic layout in all their stores, It offers cheaper prices, better staff wages, Special buys wice weekly and offers more of a variety in foreign foods.
 
4.
I honestly like the pay rate and the way the store is set out.
 
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Own brands, memebers of staff work extra hard as they have to multi task, cheaper product, simple.
 
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Describe a time when you disliked company rules in your last job?
 
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I never really disliked any rules at my current job, i felt like they were all their for a good reason, mostly for safety of the staff and public.
 
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I follow all rules and policy.
 
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I always followed company rules and policy.
 
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Managers had found a loophole that allowed them to tamper with payplan and the people actually making the company money were being penalized.
 
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I havnt really disliked any thing about the rules of my last job rules are to be followed and thats what i do.
 
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4 of 40
Have you noticed our employees give excellent customer service, will you be able to do the same?
 
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~customer service is something I feel extremely passionate about and I have no doubt I can do the same.
 
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I definitely believe I would able to...one of my favorite parts of my last job were axtually the customers.
 
3.
I have always worked with people and believe I have the ability to give excellent customer service.
 
4.
Absolutely I would expect nothing less nor would I give anything less. Customers expect good service and it plays a big part in them returning.
 
5.
I have some pretty amazing customer service skills myself.
 
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Do you need a job at Aldi or just working for fun?
 
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I would love a job at Aldi, I think it would be a great challenge and rewarding.
 
2.
I definitely need a job at aldis.
 
3.
Need a job.
 
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A little bit of both, I enjoy working in a fast paced environment meeting new and helping customers, I am also beginning to venture into the adult world of responsibility, and having a stable job is the best route for me to take.
 
5.
I need a job at aldi. im a student and i am looking to begin driving so need the money to save up for a car and to pay for my driving lessons, i also need to pay off my holiday i have booked. However i do enjoy working and without a job i think i would get bored.
 
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6 of 40
What is your favorite food at Aldi?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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The Museli Bars or potato salad! So nice!
 
2.
Ice cream.
 
3.
Fruit and veg are really good and I enjoy the Luxury truffles at Christmas.
 
4.
Fruit mostly i like aldi water.
 
5.
Dog biscuits.
 
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What do you know about Aldi?
 
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I know that Aldi is a fast growing company which emphasizes on efficiency and quality. Having exclusive brands is an example.
 
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Global German founded company in 1913. Opened up your first stores in Ireland in 1999. 4,000 stores worldwide. You have won 10 awards for your Irish own brands across your meats and dairy produce. Known for your efficiency and excellent dicount prices. Unique business model, providing efficiency, cutting down unessecary costs on operations so you can provide customers the highest quality products at the lowest prices.
 
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Aldi is one of the worlds largest privately companies.
 
4.
I know its short for the Albrecht discount, and they sell around 1,400 different products that get stocked by the employees daily. I know they sell high quality products at low prices, and they save time and therefore money by having the cart return system that they have. Moreover, I know they save on energy and are very green!
 
5.
Aldi opened its first store nearly 100 years ago in Germany and has since expanded to 8000 worldwide. 90 stores are currently in Ireland. Aldi is leading in staff wages and believes in paying their staff more for hard work.
 
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Tell me about your experience working in retail?
 
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Ive had vast experience in retail. I've experince what its like taking Thousands of pounds a day and all that comes with it, with the hard working hours, constantly on the go, orgarnising- pushing sales, smashing target, to scrapping to make 1000 a day when maximising sales were key and serivce had to be expectional. Ive done all sorts managering teams/shopfloor/store, stock taking, delvieries, merchandising/ paper work/ cash handling
 
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I've had many experiences in the past in retail, I'm currently working for a clothes store, and I have worked in convenience stores which were challenging but the customers made the job rewarding.
 
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I once worked in a shop as a volunteer it is my only experience in retail but i learnt quite alot.
 
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Meeting new people,
 
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Have worked from ordering to stocking to quality assurance in the food industry.
 
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Do you prefer working in a team environment or alone?
 
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I honestly do not mind. I like working with people as this creates a nice working environment, however I do enjoy working on my own in order for me to get my work done.
 
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I work well independantly as well as on a team. I like both.
 
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I like been a member of a team i also like leading a team if everyone does what there supposed to do life is much easier for everyone in the team.
 
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I like both but if I had to choose I would say alone, I like to be focused on what I am doing and get it done as efficiently as possible.
 
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I prefer to work in a team environment, I work better with people and will always help as much as I can, but also can work alone.
 
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10 of 40
What would you do if a coworker asked you to help you steal?
 
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I would say no and would report it to the manager.
 
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Report the to the management.
 
3.
Tell a supervisor.
 
4.
Say no and tell manager.
 
5.
Report to manager.
 
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Why do you think you will like working at Aldi?
 
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BECAUSE I ENJOY a chalenge I AM VERY HARD WORKING NOT AFRAID OF HARD WORK . I always like something to do . Iam friendly and enjoy providing excellent customer service.
 
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I think that the brand is very honest, espically in this climate people want to feel comfortable parting with there money and Aldi gives affordable and quality products throughout the store and when the products you know are selling quality you feel happy in yourself.
 
3.
Ive heard from ex employees that its a great store to work in as long as you work hard.
 
4.
Because I like a challenge and I believe working at aldi I would be set many challenges.
 
5.
Aldi have a very approachable culture and encourage staff to perform at their best.
 
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What is your best personal trait?
 
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I am a hard worker, I always have been. I believe this is an excellent trait to possess as anything can be achieved through hard work.
 
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I am a team player. I go a long way to play my part in making my company successful.
 
3.
I am a friendly person, so it is easy for people to approach me. and i am always happy to help anyone out.
 
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I am friendly, easy to talk to but also a good listener.
 
5.
My attention to detail in completing any tasks undertaken.
 
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How would your references describe you?
 
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Hard working, reliable, confident, productive.
 
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Down to earth, respectful and hard working.
 
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Down to earth, loyal, respectable.
 
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Exact im hard working loyal, so willing to try new things learn, progress what on what i already no, strive to be that one bit better.
 
5.
Consistent, respectable, down to earth.
 
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Why do you feel you will be better suited for this job than the other applicants?
 
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Because I can do the job I like busy environment and hard work.
 
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I am dedicated to great service and have a passion for what I do.
 
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Because I enjoy a challaenge, I am very hard working, I like having something to do always i'm not afraid of hard work. I am friendly and enjoy providing excellent customer service, i'm always punctual, and loyal, and flexible.
 
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Because I feel I have the right skills to benefit this company ,and I'm very hard working I never scare of hard work, and also I'm loyal and punctual and my main goal is to satisfy customers needs.
 
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I am great with customer service, dealing with stressful and demanding situations.
 
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How often are you late for your responsibilities, such as school or work?
 
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Never, being late I see is a bad example, if you show you are late other people will think its ok to be late, and that's when standards drop. Timing is key and important.
 
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Ive never been late for anything.
 
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Not often, if ever. Better to be too early then late.
 
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Never late its a bad example to show.
 
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I am rarely late for anything as I am a very organized person.
 
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Do you have any friends or relatives that work at Aldi?
 
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No, friends or family work for aldi.
 
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Can relitives work at the same Aldo store?
 
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I have one friend that is a a store manager trainee.
 
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I have a family friend that works at aldi in Ballarat.
 
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I have a friend who use to work as an assistant store manager.
 
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Tell me about a time when you had to be a leader. How was the outcome?
 
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I was left in charge of running the floor at McDonalds while the manager counted some drawers. I had to make sure all the food was made correctly and handed out in timely fashion. I handled it well even when we got busy but knew when to ask for help before becoming overwhelmed.;
 
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I was assigned leader when my manager was banking the money, keeping everything running efficiently and dealing with any problems instantly.
 
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At my current employer we work as a team of 5 on the night shift; recently we have gotten an increase of new employees that sometimes need assistance. As an employee that has been there longer the supervisors expect that I show them how to handle their positions, whenever I have to become leader of the team I believe it turns out well.
 
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I trained crews of up to 4 people and it worked out very well.
 
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I have to be a leader all the time at work, you lead by example.
 
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Why should we not hire you?
 
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If you do not value hard work an dedication, then you should not hire me.
 
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Because I am well organised,give 110% can lead from the front, I have great attention to detail, and I have great people skills.
 
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If you do not want to hire a hardworking, skilled and honest employee.
 
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You should not hire me if you want to lose out on an honest hard working self motivated member of staff.
 
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I am a friendly person and I love to have a chat with customers.
 
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What are some of your weaknesses?
 
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I am a hands on person, and although I am in a management position I have to learn more to sometimes step back and deligate more without wanting to do it myself.
 
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I struggle sometimes with communicating with equivilents who are deliberately not pulling there weight. Especially when it has an effect on the task I am doing.
 
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I tend to take on alot of work however I have learnt that I can share out the work load and get it done quicker and to a better standard.
 
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I always see room for improvement.
 
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I tend to be a perfectionist and expect the same from others.
 
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Name your three best qualities?
 
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I am good with people , I am hard working and I am team player.
 
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I am hardworking. Enthuastic and work well as part of a team.
 
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Reliable hard working self motivated.
 
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Confident , caring , leader.
 
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Highly motivated, loyal, friendly.
 
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What do you believe makes Aldi a success and how will you continue to improve that aspect at the stores?
 
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Excellent customer service and will focus on customer needs.
 
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Because there products are good quality and affordable, and I can give good customer service.
 
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You run on efficiency being able to give customers low prices, you dont need to over staff when you pay your employees a very high wage to keep up this efficiency. I am very fast, and efficient.
 
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There good customer services, cheaper food, friendly environment and helpful staff.
 
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That customer needs are met - while shopping and with the choices they are offered. I also love that there are new product ranges available on a regular basis. Would love to support Irish products reaching more people too - would enjoy this aspect.
 
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Why would you like to work at Aldi?
 
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With hard work and dedication, I can have satisfying career at ALDI. There is always space for motivated and talented individual at ALDI.
 
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I would to work for aldi as I believe I am ideal candidate to work for the company as I believethe stores philosophy relates to my work ethic of hard work, producitivity and efficiency being paramount to a stores success.
 
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I believe I can bring what Aldi are looking for, enthusiasm, loyalty, experience and commitment.
 
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I like a challenge and have a hard working ethic.
 
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I like that its a fast paced atmosphere with something to do constantly.
 
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When was the last time you contributed to a team effort and what was your role?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I have done a lot of community service in my four years of high school which involved communication, enthusiasm, and drive.
 
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we had to sell so many phone by the end of the day and also sell so many modems so we divided the two teams one team doing phones the other modems , i sold the most phones.
 
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Using the lets work together attitude me working the hardest. As after hours cleaning when the people responsible did not show up.
 
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Two years ago in car detailing and it was busy day for us and we were just two pesons and I did help wi my friend in doing buff the cars and wash it for them too.
 
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I always tray to help my team.
 
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24 of 40
How would you handle an irate customer that has screamed at you for three minutes straight?
 
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I would calm them down and try to resolve the problem.
 
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I would listen and then refer them to the manager is they still want to complain.
 
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I would remain calm and continue towards an acceptable resolution.
 
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Ask the person to please come down and help the best way I can.
 
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1. I listened carefully to what the customer had to say.2. I apologised and empathised with their situation.3. I confirmed my understanding of their concern.4. I took responsibility to resolve the issue.5. I offered a solution (plus alternatives if possible).6. I confirmed the customer was happy with this.7. I thanked the customer for raising the issue with me.8. I took immediate action to resolve the situation.9. I remained calm throughout the whole process.10. (If appropriate) the customer wrote in to my supervisor congratulating me on my efficiency.
 
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25 of 40
What's your favorite meal to cook at home?
 
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My favourite meal to cook would be vegetarian lasagne with fresh lasagne sheets, spinach, pumpkin, ricotta etc.
 
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I like to come home and see what is in the cupboards this normally results in using up any fresh vegetables and making my own sauce.
 
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T-bone steak with steamed potatoes served with red wine.
 
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Baked ziti with cheese, toss salad and garlic bread.
 
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Breakfast sandwiches. Hamburger buns, american cheese, an egg, and some friend ham.
 
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Where do you see yourself in five years?
 
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My career with Aldi will give me the opportunity to progress within an ever expanding company.
 
2.
Hopefully in a management role within the company.
 
3.
Store Manager In Aldi ( Newbridge).
 
4.
I see myself studying in a creative field, hopefully in special effects makeup.
 
5.
Sitting where you are now.
 
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How well do you handle customer complaints?
 
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I feel that the customer should always leave the store feeling happy with the outcome of the particular complaint.
 
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Keep calm and talk polite and try solve the matter.
 
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Very well. I think it is really important to always listen and help the customer out as much as possible.
 
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Listen to what the complaint is and try to resolve it always being polite and calm.
 
5.
Very well, its very important to listen and help the customer.
 
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What is your philosophy on eating well?
 
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I believe everybody should eat well for their health and well-being. Especially if they have child, encouraging their child to continue eating healthy throughout their lives.
 
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Eating well can be expensive unless you shop the aldi way.
 
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Eat enough , eat healthy, and work hard should be enough to keep you fit.
 
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A big priority with me and l like the fact that Aldi has the heart foundation tick.
 
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You are what you eat.
 
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If you could prepare and share a dinner with anyone, who would it be and what would you make?
 
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I would prepare I dinner for velvet sky and I would make spagetti bolognaise.
 
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My dad, and we would have a bbq.
 
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I would prepare and share a dinner with eminem and i would make peri peri chicken wraps.
 
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It would be Kelly Brook. I'd prepare spaghetti and meatballs and would be very willing to recreate the restaurant scene from Lady
 
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I would make a Sunday lunch for all my family and friends, I love nothing more than getting everybody together and I Sunday dinner can sometimes be challenging but if done from scratch can be a very satisfying achievement.
 
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Have you ever helped someone else achieve their goal or helped to better themselves, if so, how?
 
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Yes, I believe customer service is the number one key to attracting other customers to come shopping again.
 
2.
I did volunteer in india free taught to children, volunteer in hospital as well here taught children.
 
3.
My colleagues in the office have started from office juniot and I have trained them up to full time legal secretaries.
 
4.
Yes, but putting in a good word and watching their actions. Usually the one doing the best jobs will be the one no bringing notice to themselves.
 
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Yes, I used to train cashiers. I will teach them about the store, the crew, the position and always gave tips on how to be the successful in their position in other to become a kitchen manager.
 
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Have you ever called off from work before?
 
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I only ever call in sick for work, when i feel i am unable to achieve my best. and because i am currently working with food, it would be not appropriate to work when unwell.
 
2.
Yes, I have many years customer service experience and I love helping other people and fulfilling my job to its full potential.
 
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I would handle the situation myself calmly and understandingly. If the problem escalated into a much bigger problem I would inform management.
 
4.
An enthusiastic, polite, friendly, hardworking individual, that works well as part of a team and on my own initiative with a good sense of humour.
 
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I have a number of years experience in customer service and as well as priding myself in my work and helping others I also understand that it is imperative to always go that extra mile for customers and that customers are always put first. I always have a polite, friendly enthusiastic approach to customers.
 
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How would you deal with an angry customer while you were busy completing tasks?
 
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I would always listen to the customers issue and take my time to sort out the problem.
 
2.
I would listen to their complaints and try to rectify it immediately, if I could not I would refer them to a manager.
 
3.
Customers should always be your main priority so I stop what I am doing or get someone else to take over from me and ask the customer what the problem is. I would be polite and ask what the problem is, When aware of the problem I would try to fix it, offer an alternative and sincerely apologise. A customer should never leave unhappy so I would always try to help them.
 
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I would find a free member of staff that is able to help them with their problem.
 
5.
Fine im used of it as most of my jobs have involved customer service.
 
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Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond for customer service.
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Every time when serving customers I go above and beyond.
 
2.
I always go above and beyond, I cannot give a specific time.
 
3.
I always go above and beyond. If your employees display poor customer service it reflects badly on the business as a whole, not just that one person.
 
4.
Iam always going above and beyond because customers always come first.
 
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A customer needed invoice from 3 years ago, I went to the basement and pulled each file invoice and made copies and emailed , mailed, and faxed each invoices.
 
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34 of 40
Do you have an interest in learning about the products we sell at Aldi?
 
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Yes. Having shopped at Aldi many times I have some knowledge of the products that you sell such as the Specially Selected range, however I would welcome the opportunity to learn more.
 
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You need to know the product before you sell it.
 
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Yes. Having this knowledge would help me better help the customers.
 
4.
Absolutely. Learning about the products and monitoring popular items not only helps improve sales and forecasts, but also means customers are provided with excellent customer service from knowledgable staff who can answer every query and boost customer experience.
 
5.
Yes I do because aldi always operate on everyday low prices.
 
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35 of 40
Would you say you are a sociable person?
 
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I am a very friendly and confident person. I feel I have a lot to contribute to a team environment. I am outgoing and love to get on with people.
 
2.
I am , I am a people person I like working with people.
 
3.
Yes. I enjoy talking with people and being around people. I also love meeting new people.
 
4.
Yes I will talk to anybody even if it is a simple good morning etc.
 
5.
Very sociable, I enjoy spending time with customers and co-workers being as helpful as I can.
 
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36 of 40
What do you know about the quality of products we sell?
 
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They're of highest standards and recnogized by the GFSI.
 
2.
Complies with the highest of food standards in Australia and is recongize by the GFSI.
 
3.
Affordable and quailty.
 
4.
Good quality products at low prices.
 
5.
I know that aldis provides exclusive name brands that are not carried in other gorcery stores, providing quality at low affordable prices.
 
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37 of 40
Have you shopped at Aldi before?
 
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Of course
 
2.
Yes on a regular basis.
 
3.
I shop at aldi a few times a week.
 
4.
Yes. Ive grown up shopping at aldi.
 
5.
Yes every week.
 
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38 of 40
How can I trust you not to steal?
 
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Yes absolutely! I learned from a young age that stealing is wrong. If you want something you have to work for it. What is easily got quickly loses it's value, but if you work hard for it you will appreciate it all the more.
 
2.
I was involved in the boy scouts of Ireland since I was seven years old, one of our motto's was to be trustworthy and truthful to which I live by and teach to my children.
 
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I am all about working hard to get what I want. There is no point in stealing when you have the capacity to use your efforts and hard work to buy something instead of stealing something.
 
4.
Because im honest and hardworking.
 
5.
I have never stolen anything in my life and would not start now. Why steal and risk employment and a criminal record.
 
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How do you expect to make a difference at Aldi?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I believe my hard work, commitment, communication and organisation skills can improve the quality of service offered to the consumers and improve staff morale. I believe happy workers are hard workers.
 
2.
I believe happy workers are hard workers. I feel my communication skills and morale will help my team and benefit our consumers.
 
3.
By working really hard proving my skills and always follow the philosophy of Aldi and try to bring new ideas.
 
4.
I believe a happy environment makes a more productive company. I feel that being positive in your work place can be very contagious. I am a very positive and happy person.
 
5.
Here is low price [product than other and good services,
 
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40 of 40
Tell me about a time when you did not have enough time to complete all assigned tasks. How did you prioritize?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I always make sure I complete my assignment before my shift ends.
 
2.
Action plan as to what needed to be done first and stuck to it.
 
3.
I always make lists of everything that I have to do. I am a very organized person and I like to get everything done even if I have to stay up really late.
 
4.
I am quite good at organizing my time and would always try to complete tasks with time limits first then prioritise other tasks in accordance.
 
5.
I have never left a task uncompleted and will thrive to keep it that way.
 
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