Top 10 Cashier interview questions, voted as the best by our users.
Top 10 Cashier interview questions, voted as the best by our users.
1. Are you okay following our company guidelines and rules even though they may differ from your past employment?
Yes as a matter of fact I expect your company to have different guidelines and rules to follow. I am quite flexible and willing to cooperate..
Yes, of course i'm quite flexible to cooperate with your company..
Absolutely. As an employee I am a representative of your company, and this includes following company guidelines.
Yes as a matter of fact I expect your company to have different guidelines and rules to follow. I am quite flexible and willing to cooperate.
2. Have you ever been tardy for work before?
Yes,I called to let my employer to know that I would be late.
Yes. I called to let my employer know that I would be late.
No I usually like to be puntual at work unless I am sick that is not usual.
Maybe once but only by a minute.
I always schedule time for working correctly.
3. Has a large amount of money ever come up missing at your past employment?
No that has never happened.
No I have never had that happen in any company that I have worked for.
No large amount of money has ever come up missing in my previous employment.
I have not been employed, this would be my first job.
Yes. I however was not the cashier on shift at the time.
4. If you receive a 100 dollar bill for a 23.51 order, explain to me how you would add up the change and hand it to the customer?
I would give her $76.49 back I would give her 49 cents than count her change back up to 100
You total bill is 23.51 i received 100 dollar..your change is...
Give back .49 then 76 dollars.
I would subtract 23.51 from the 100 dollar bill and the remaining amout would be the change for the customer.
I would first make up the 49 cents to make 24 dollars even then next is 6 dollars to make 30 then an even 70 dollars making in total of 76.49 change. Would give the change in this order back to the customer.
5. Have you ever bickered to coworkers about management in the past? If so, what did they do wrong?
I work for the company. I believe you should follow all rules.
No I have not because I think management has rules in place to protect the company and the employees.
I believe it is wrong to bicker about management and the policies that are in place are there to benefit the company and the employees as well.
Absolutely not, because company policies are in place for a reason, and by disrespecting management, you are essentially disrespecting the company you work for, and this negative attitude can lead to poor customer service and impact performance on the job.
Absolutely no, Company policies are in place by purpose, by derespeting them it means you dispecting the itself.
6. If a coworker calls in sick, and you realize you will have long lines all afternoon, how would you handle this?
You dont have any choice to releave his/her work.
Working Hard and asking the manager if it is possible to call another co-worker in to cover the other persons shift.
Working hard to make sure all customers are being taken care of we would work as a team to get it done.
Work hard, asking the management if its possible to call onather co-worker to cover the person shift.
I will see how I can help the management and maintain the efficient work pace.
7. How comfortable are you checking IDs for a purchase of alcohol even if the customer looks to be in his mid 30s?
I am very comfortable checking IDs because its my job even if how old the customer is.
Im very comfortable to check their Id's.Its my job even if the customer looks older.
I would feel very comfortable asking the question. I would rather be safe than sorry.
I will still ask for their ID's...because its not based on the looks, what important is to make sure they are in the right age.
You can ask them in a nice way..some word that not offended.
8. Are you okay working a 40 hour week?
Yes I am and I would prefer working that many hours per week.
Yes, my ideal hours would range between 30 and 40 hours per week.
Yes, my ideally, my hours would range from 30 to 40 hours a week.
Yes I am very flexible when it comes to working hours so 40 hours would not be a problem at all.
Yes I am perfectly fine with the hours, I love to keep myself busy.
9. How well did you get a long with management at your past employment?
My relationship with management remained professional and courteous. I would say that we got along quite well.
I got along with management very well. It was not an unusual friendship but based upon respect.
Staying focused and executing my duties in proffessional manner.
I got along well with management. Our relationship was professional and we always spoke courteously to one another.
I would say that we get along quite well. My relationship with management remained professional and courteous.
10. How dependent of a person are you?
Not dependent until or unless really need for second opinion.
I am Independent person, I like to do my own things with consulting any one, Yes am a team player but I can work on my own.
I am independent person with a capability of taking task or challenges and able to solver in a professional way.
Very dependent, I always try to do my best anyway.
Relax, smile when I work.
11. How many days did you call in sick at your last job?
2 8-hour days
Once maybe twice at most.
Twice in a period of two years.
I called in sick twice to my last job.
I never call in sick at my last job, because if I am hired, this would be my first job.
12. Our store is non-stop ringing customers out, can you keep up in a fast paced environment for 4 hours without a break?
Yes i am able to keep up with the fast pace and work a standard set of hours before having a break.
I believe that I am capable of dealing with this task because I am able to work under a lot of pressure.
Yes, I have worked in fast food for the past 3 years, so I am very used to working in a fast paced environment with few breaks.
Yes, I tend to do better in an environment that is fast paced and things have to be done constantly.
Definitely Sir! My work is my passion and I love my job and in such a fast paced environment it is required to keep that stamina to come up to the expectation of the management.
13. What past experiences do you have that demonstrate your ability to work as a cashier?
While I have no formal job experience, I have completed fund raisers for band for many years collecting money and making change for anything from car washes to selling food when he host a show.
I have worked in supermarket and have cashier and customer service expierience.
When i was sumwre 15 yearz old i used 2work in my aunties shop it was quite big and i used to handle alot ov money nd i thnk dats quite enough xperience to get me this job
Have a degree in accounting and banking.
I have a degree.
14. Here is a scenario question, If a customer asks for a discount on a gallon of milk, what do you tell them?
You tell them you cannot do that. If they keep bugging you about it, I look them in the eye and say I am not willing to steal from my employer. If its a bigger issue like the milk is bad or close and they're are not better milks available I ask if they would like to talk to my supervisor (someone who can actually do something)
I would mention any other discounts that may be available for other sizes of milk and then offer to let her know of any upcoming discounts on milk.
I would explain to them that I am not able to make that call and call a supervisor.
I am not allow for this thing please ask my supervisor he can help you.
I will tell him I cant do anything about it and when keeps on pressuring me I will tell him to see my supervisor he is the right person to contact.
15. During your last employment, did you ever call off work? What were your reasons?
Yes, Family responsibilities I was getting married.
I have never had a job before.
Only if I had a doctors note.
I have never called to my supervisor and inform any reasons.
No, not unless it was scheduled for vacation or an appointment.
16. If a customer's bag ripped right after their purchase, and their jar of mustard broke open, what would you do?
I would tell them to get a new one and pay half price or tell my manger,
I will replace it. i will tell my supervisor.
I would replace the jar of mustard in a new bag then clean up the spill.
Replace that jar or mustard.
help the customer out and clean up the mess
17. What did you dislike about your former job?
No I do not have any convictions or a record of a felony.
No I have never been convicted of a felony neither do I have a record of any felony.
No, I have never been convicted of a felony.
I have never been convicted of a felony.
No never. I lead a very unexciting life to some degree.
18. What are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future would be to obtain my masters in Criminal Justice and working in the NYPD as a forensic examiner or branching off into working in the special victims unit.
To learn more and more and sucessful in the life.
My long-term goal is to continue learning and receive master's degree but this will be in several years, and for a short-perspective my goal is to gain as much experience from the work as possible and strive becoming a proffecional in what you do. I enjoy communication with customers and the direction I'm going through is really very interesting for me
Become succesful for my choosen field.
Ultimately I want my lpn. For now I want to work my way up in your company and eventually.
19. How will you stay composed if an angry customer wants to return a product but does not realize there is a return cashier for just that purpose?
I would apologize to customer and walk her over to where somebody can help her.
Calm her/He down by apologizing and take the customer through a return cashier.
Calm her down by apologizing and then show her where the return cashier is.
I would inform them and show them where they need to go.
Listening to the customer is always best then take them to the person that can really help.
20. Your resume says you've only stayed at your last job for 3 months, explain to me why you did not stay longer?
I got pregnant and I was constantly getting sick.My doctor told me I needed a lot of rest.
Had a family emergency back home in my ccountry.
The reason for this is because I only had a small business and I did not have a lot of customers however every task that I took on I completed to the best of my ability and made sure the customer was satisfied every time.
Because I need to look for another job.
It was seasonal, thus I could not stay longer the job would require of the time.
21. What are you passionate about?
I am passionate serving people and welcoming warmly.
I am very passionate when it comes to getting the job done well and quickly.
Helping people out and making sure people are happy.
I am interested in do my job as a cashier.
Life, I love life and people. I am happy to do what I can to help others out effectively looking for ways that I might more effectively help them and understand them.
22. Have you ever handled cash in large transactions?
have you ever handled cash in large transactions?
Yes while working in a retail store I have had to handle large transactions.
Yes. I am a payroll clerk and I need cash for business transactions.
Yes I also do bookkeeping at my job.
Yes I also do bookkeeping at my job.
23. Why do you need this job at our store?
To increase my knowledge of customer service and to increase my income.
I need this job here because I want to expand my experience as a Cashier, and pursue my interest in customer service.
I have been unfortunate to have bee made redundant in my last job, I have been working since after my final exams in school, I always had a passion in shop work and your store is a very highly recognised store, I would love to be part of your team.
I came across this advertize for the cashier job in this store, therefore I applied and it is near my residence, not much travel time is required.
I would love to gain experience and I believe this position coould give me just that in many areas.
24. At our company, we have three strikes for money being over or minus 10 dollars, are you okay handling that pressure of keeping your drawer within 10 dollars?
Most definitely, as a matter of fact at my current job I have maintained my drawer within three dollars.
Yes. I have cash office experience.
Off course but there will be no pressure because I have over 10 years experience in being a cahier.
Of course, handling money is the primary role of a cashier and that is a responsiblity that I have no problem taking.
Yes. If this is rule of your company.
25. What cash handling experience do you have?
Ability to handle cash as I have worked as a cashier, Ability to communicate, My greatest strength is my organizational skills and time management.
What your strengths?
: Have you ever been tardy for work before
I have had the experience to handle the petty cash of the business.
A couple of years.
26. Do you take pride in your work?
I do take pride in my work and I believe that if you do not you will not satisfy your customer.
I think it is very important to take pride in everything you do, I try to work to the best of my ability.
I am proud of whatever I do in my work and I do with sincerity, reliability and with full confidence.
Oh very much I enjoy making my clients happy and love working with cash registers.
I take pride in my work so long as I feel I did a good job and worked hard.
27. Are you interviewing for any positions at other retail locations?
Yes,They will be useful if I am not selected here,I know I am not the best , so I must apply for vacant positions at other retail location.
No, I am interested in working here out of personal interest and convenience.
Yes, I have applied at a few other retail locations, but I am particularly interested in working here.
No, I am not. I have only received an interview here.
Yes I have applied at other Stores as well because I am looking for a job.