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Top 35 Whole Foods Interview Questions

Question 1 of 39
How well do you handle customer complaints?
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Question 2 of 39
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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The interviewer hopes to hear that you will stay with the company long-term.

If you are a student, tell the interviewer that you plan to stay at Whole Foods through graduation, and then share what career or further education you hope to be pursuing at that five-year mark. If Whole Foods offers careers in your field, such as management, be sure to mention that you would be open to considering a career in your field at Whole Foods if one is available upon graduating.

If you are not a student, no problem! Simply share that you see yourself working at Whole Foods! You may even mention that you hope to have received a promotion by the five year mark.
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Question 3 of 39
How often are you late for your responsibilities, such as school or work?
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Never. The interviewer needs to know that they can count on you to be at work by your assigned time every day. Start off by telling the interviewer that you are a punctual person, and you are always a couple of minutes early when arriving at work. Be sure to mention that you plan ahead for traffic, and if you live somewhere with snow, be sure to mention that you watch the weather ensuring you leave enough time to clean off your car and drive a little more cautiously when necessary. If you have children, be sure to mention that you have backup plans in place for childcare should something fall through with your typical plans.
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Question 4 of 39
Why would you like to work at Whole Foods?
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The interviewer wants to hear that you are passionate about working at Whole Foods. Whole Foods prides itself on providing the highest quality natural and organic products to its customers. Tell the interviewer why you look forward to being a part of something as an employee of Whole Foods. Recognize that you would be helping families make healthy choices. Be mindful that you would be hosting a place where people would pick out their Thanksgiving dinner. And, acknowledge that you would be the setting for many people to talk, laugh, and share company with one another. Be excited to share that you would get to be a part of something great by being an employee at Whole Foods!
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Question 5 of 39
What is your best personal trait?
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Think about the one thing that people repeatedly commend you for; this is your answer to this question! Start off by sharing the one trait, and tell the interviewer that people often tell you this is your strength. For example, you might say, "My best trait is my ability to relate to people. My co-workers often mention that they really admire this trait. I just really enjoy helping people."
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"My best trait is my ability to relate to people. My co-workers often mention that they really admire this trait. I just really enjoy helping people."
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Question 6 of 39
What's your favorite meal?
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Question 7 of 39
Name your three best qualities?
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Question 8 of 39
Have you ever helped someone else achieve their goal or helped to better themselves, if so, how?
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Question 9 of 39
Why do you feel you will be better suited for this job than the other applicants?
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Question 10 of 39
Do you need a job at Whole Foods or just working for fun?
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Question 11 of 39
What would you do if a coworker asked you to help steal?
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Question 12 of 39
Do you prefer working in a team environment or alone?
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Question 13 of 39
What do you know about the quality of products we sell?
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Question 14 of 39
Tell me about a time when you had to be a leader. How was the outcome?
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Question 15 of 39
Tell me about a time you received good customer service.
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Question 16 of 39
Tell me about a time when you did not have enough time to complete all assigned tasks. How did you prioritize?
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Question 17 of 39
Do you have any friends or relatives that work at Whole Foods?
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Question 18 of 39
Tell me about a time you had a difficult customer and what you did to difuse the situation.
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Question 19 of 39
How would your references describe you?
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Question 20 of 39
What do you like most about Whole Foods?
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Question 21 of 39
Have you shopped at Whole Foods before?
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Question 22 of 39
Why do you think you will like working at Whole Foods?
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Question 23 of 39
When was the last time you contributed to a team effort and what was your role?
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Question 24 of 39
Do you have an interest in learning about the products we sell at Whole Foods?
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Question 25 of 39
Have you ever called off from work before?
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Question 26 of 39
Would you say you are a sociable person?
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Question 27 of 39
Describe a time when you disliked company rules in your last job?
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Question 28 of 39
What do you know about Whole Foods?
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Question 29 of 39
What is your philosophy on eating well?
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Question 30 of 39
How would you deal with an angry customer while you were busy completing tasks?
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Question 31 of 39
Have you noticed our employees give excellent customer service, will you be able to do the same?
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Question 32 of 39
Why should we not hire you?
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Question 33 of 39
What is your favorite food at Whole Foods?
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Question 34 of 39
If you could prepare and share a dinner with anyone, who would it be and what would you make?
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Question 35 of 39
How would you handle an irate customer that has screamed at you for three minutes straight?
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Question 36 of 39
Tell me about your experience working in retail?
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Question 37 of 39
Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond for customer service?
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Question 38 of 39
What are some of your weaknesses?
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Question 39 of 39
How can I trust you not to steal?
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About Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (Whole Foods Market) owns and operates a chain of natural and organic foods supermarkets. As of September 27, 2009, it operated 284 stores: 273 stores in 38 the United States, states and the District of Columbia; six stores in Canada, and five stores in the United Kingdom. This includes 53 stores acquired from Wild Oats Markets, Inc., 51 stores in 20 the United States, states and two stores in Canada. It owns 11 stores, three distribution facilities and land for one store in development, including the adjacent property. It also owns a building on leased land, which is leased to third parties, and has three stores in development on leased land. Its product selection includes, but is not limited to produce, seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery, prepared foods and catering, specialty (beer, wine and cheese), coffee and tea, nutritional supplements, vitamins, body care and educational products such as books, floral, pet products and household products.

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